Deciding what to eat for breakfast is a real problem for me. I’ve since realised that my possible blog sugar issues (feeling jittery, craving sugar and being hungry soon after brekkie) is not only a sign I am not enough but that I’m specifically not eating enough protein. My previous smoothie recipes have been mainly fruit based and while they were a good source of nutrition, I realised I wasn’t getting enough protein and fats in there and, as a result, wasn’t controlling my blood sugar as well as I could. A week or so later, I was sent a lovely parcel by the folks at Health Hampers and decided to use the lovely goodies to create a new go-to smoothie of my own… I was sent one of their… View Post

Anyone else dealing with that horrible lurgy that’s going around? Sneezing, sore throat and a cough that seems to go on forever? Cold remedies are all very well but the ingredients can often interfere with the gut– since they often use sweeteners (which can have a laxative effect) and caffeine (which increases gut transit time and can also act as a diuretic meaning you’ll need to up your fluid intake)- so here’s some easy to find, natural cold remedies. 1.Echinacea. This ingredient is one of the most common natural cold remedies and studies suggest it can reduce the duration of a cold (this is only estimated at half a day but it’s better than nothing!) You can buy Echinacea tea- I like Heather&Heather’s version or as a supplement. It’s a completely… View Post

Image courtesy of Rob@ http://www.healthspan.co.uk/ I’ve already mentioned how much I love turmeric and have included lots of turmeric recipes on the blog already. Today is the perfect anti-inflammatory recipe: a warming blend that can be served cold or warm.  It provides anti-inflammatory benefits, iron and magnesium.The cashews make it high in fat but an extremely nutrient-dense drink.  A note about Ingredients You can use store-bought cashew milk or make your own (note, if you do this avoid ones with carageenan added as this can irritate the gut. I’d recommend Plenish or Rude Health)  If buying them then stock up in bulk. I have mentioned bulk buying nuts in my Poundland haul post and That Protein also do bulk cashews (you can get 20% off with my code here) I then use my trusty… View Post