Saturday, 28 February 2015

Breville Blend-Active Review and delicious healthy smoothie recipe!

Hi guys!

If you read my last post - ‘I am going on a journey’ - you will see I have been trying to be healthier, I bought the Breville blender as I thought it would be a great way to gets loads of fruit and veg into my diet so easily! Ordered it off Amazon and a few days later it arrived, I have been hooked ever since and used it everyday! Keep reading and you can see a delicious recipe...

My review of the Blend-Active blender;

The design is very aesthetically pleasing, it is lightweight and dynamic, the colour is also a lovely fresh green so will go nicely in any kitchen. It is very simple to use and everything it claims to do, it does! It has no problem blending ice and frozen fruit/yoghurt, blends in seconds and is so easy to clean! The only thing I would say is you do have to break the fruit and veg into small pieces for it to blend quickly, or if you're lazy like me you have to blend it for longer but that's such a first world problem eh! At £20.00 I couldnt be happier with the purchase.

Delicious and healthy green smoothie;
- an apple
- almond milk
- a banana
- frozen blueberries
- half an avocado
- spinach
- frozen yoghurt

So I started with the fruit and frozen yoghurt (just a full fat Activia yoghurt I had in the freezer, I use full fat as your body knows how to break down real fat better than it knows how to break down the fake stuff used in "0% fat" yoghurts) and threw it all in with the almond milk. Adding the liquid first helps it all blend easily.

Blended that all together and got this:

Added the spinach and avocado and VOILA! An incredibly healthy and delicious smoothie jam packed with nutrients and vitamins. In case you were wondering, the veg flavour is not powerful at all, the yoghurt and fruit make it delicious but you get the secret power of veg without even knowing it!

The perfect post gym treat!

Hope you enjoyed reading this and if you have any healthy smoothie recipes you love, please let me know!

Becky xox

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

I am going on a journey.

Hello lovely readers,

I have recently decided to change (or try my best to change) my lifestyle. I have been doing lots of research and speaking to my Auntie - who is a yoga and nutritional goddess - to gain more knowledge on what i'm eating and what is and isn't good for my body. My body is a temple and all right? I am also going to be trying way harder at the gym, I have always enjoyed the gym but recently feel like i'm in a gym 'rut'. I will be trying new and more difficult exercises and really pushing myself.

This isn't going to be a long post but I wanted to mark my decision and motivation so that maybe one day I can look back and thank myself or look back and regain motivation to carry on. Here are some of the aspects of my life I want to change:

- reduce my processed sugar intake, untill doing more research I never realised how bad for your body processed sugar is and when you find out, you can't help but
want to make changes!

- reduce my wheat intake, generally aiming at bread and pasta as these are very processed foods.

- eat more fruit and veg, the standard one, we all know we should but I am going to make a conscious effort to do this from now on.

- massively reduce/cut out the fatty foods I eat (except for good fats, i'm talking to you avocado)

- work harder at the gym.

Maybe writing these down will create some kind of self promise, some affirmation of what I want to do.

Let me know if you are trying a similar journey or have completed it! Any tips would be much appreciated!

Becky xox