Overnight Proats

I never really got into overnight oats until recently and now I am completely addicted. It is the perfect breakfast if you are always on the go and want to maintain a healthy diet. It can’t get much easier, all you do is mix all the delicious ingredients together and leave it in the fridge overnight. The finished product is so creamy and is the perfect grab and go breakfast. You can mix it up and go crazy with your toppings too!


  • 50 grams porridge oats (Flahavans works best for this)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla protein powder (I used Vega protein)
  • 1 cup Alpro unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • A few drops of stevia or honey/maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • Berries and toppings of your choice


  1. Sterilise your jar by pouring boiling water into it and allowing it to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients except for your toppings in the jar and stir thoroughly. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then stir again. Place the lid on it and refrigerate overnight.
  3. When you are ready to enjoy your overnight oats, place your toppings on-top and enjoy!

You can either scoop them out into a bowl or enjoy on the go!



Garlic and Thyme mushrooms

I have fallen head over heels for mushrooms lately, oh my they are so yummy especially when they are whipped up with some garlic and thyme! Mmmm Mmm!

Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, selenium and vitamin D and B.

This is such an easy recipe which takes a matter of minutes to make. I have served this as a side dish to dinner or even on-top of some smashed avocado on toast for breakfast – the dream.



  • 300 grams mushrooms (I used portobeliini)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon tamari
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 6 sprigs thyme leaves
  • Cracked pepper


  • Wash the mushrooms and slice them.
  • Heat up the olive oil in a sauce pan over a medium heat, add in the garlic and mushrooms and cook for a few minutes.
  • Next place in the coconut milk, tamari, thyme leaves and cracked pepper.
  • Allow to cook for a further few minutes until the liquid has slightly evaporated.
  • Serve with some additional fresh thyme and season with salt and pepper if it needs it.



Japanese inspired miso dressing

If you want to serve a dish with that ‘wow’ factor than this is the dressing you need! It will make anything taste delicious and will leave you wanting more. The best thing about this recipe is you really can’t stuff it up!

Drizzle this sauce onto any Asian inspired stir-fried dishes, salads, chicken and fish to really enhance the flavours or even over a classic San Choy Bau recipe – yum!


  • 4 tablespoon white miso paste (Clearspring)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Thumb size knob of ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons warm water (you may need more)
  • Few drops of liquid stevia or honey
  • Zest and juice of a lime
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes


  • Combine all ingredients in a large sterilised jar and give it a good shake to make sure all the ingredients are well combined.


After dinner chocolate mints

Impress your guests with these delicious, raw after dinner chocolate mints. You can easily make these in advance and store them in the freezer until you are ready to serve!


  • 200grams raw almonds
  • 1 scoop of chocolate vegan protein powder
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • Pinch of salt to enhance the chocolate flavour
  • Peppermint drops, I used the ones pictured. You only need a few small drops of these!



  • Place the almonds in a high-speed blender and blend until you nearly have a nut butter texture. It can take up to 5-10 minutes for the oils to release, so be patient and keep blitzing! You will need to scrape the sides of the blender every so often too.
  • Next add the remaining ingredients and combine.
  • Line a silicone mould with some coconut oil and pour the mixture into your tray.
  • Place the mixture into a silicone try and place in the freezer to set
  • Do not remove these until completely set as you will find it really hard to remove from the silicone tray. I like to leave them in the freezer over night to ensure they are completely set before removing from the tray.


  • I have made this with 2 different types of protein powder, one worked really well and the other I needed to add some warm nut milk/water to the mixture to help liquefy it.
  • Keep them in the freezer and remove 15 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!


Honey roast vegetables with a chunky salsa verde

I love crispy roast vegetables, they are always an easy option when entertaining too.

My honey roast vegetables with a chunky salsa has just taken roast vegetables to a whole new level. Give this recipe a go this festive season as it really is the perfect addition to your Christmas roast!


  • 300 grams Butternut Squash
  • 5 large Turnips
  • 1 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt pepper
  • 2 large handfuls of rocket
  • Sprinkle of mixed seeds

Salsa Verde ingredients

  • 1-2 large bunches of Parsley
  • 1 large bunch mint
  • 1 large bunch of basil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ cup capers
  • ½ cup sweet little gherkins
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (good quality)


  • Preheat the oven to 180.
  • Cut the butternut squash into chunks and cut the turnips length ways.
  • Place the butternut squash and turnips on a roast tray and drizzle with the olive oil, honey and salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through, check regularly and toss them at the half way point.
  • Place all the salsa verde ingredients in a high-powered blender and blitz until combined. Once combined to your desired consistency you may want to taste it and add some salt and pepper to balance out the flavours. If you want it a really smooth consistency you can keep adding in olive oil whilst blending.
  • Check the vegetables and make sure they are cooked through.
  • Once cooked, place the rocket on a serving platter, add the roast vegetables, seeds and add as much salsa as you please.
  • Toss through and enjoy!

Chunky Salsa Verde

This authentic, Italian inspired mixed herbed salsa verde is a delicious addition to any meal. I love making a big batch of this to have in my fridge at home. Packed full of nutritious ingredients and so easy to make!


  • 1-2 large bunches of Parsley
  • 1 large bunch mint
  • 1 large bunch of basil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ cup capers
  • ½ cup sweet little gherkins
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (good quality)


  • Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blitz until combined. Once combined to your desired consistency you may want to taste it and add some salt and pepper to balance out the flavours. If you want it a really smooth consistency you can keep adding in olive oil whilst blending.
  • Sterilise a jar, and place the salsa in the jar.

Note: You can chop up all the ingredients by hand too.


Cherry Mocha festive smoothie

It’s really starting to feel like Christmas here in London, the lights & decorations are up, the weather is getting colder and the festive spirit is amongst us! I am rolling with it, embracing it and getting rather excited about it all! 

So on that note – I bring you my festive cherry mocha smoothie! There is nothing quite like the flavour combination of coffee and chocolate but with the addition of cherries the flavour of this smoothie is out of this world!

Ingredients –

  • 1 scoop of Vega chocolate protein
  • ¾ mug black strong coffee
  • ½ mug Oat milk
  • Half mug of frozen cherries
  • 1 pitted date or sweetener of choice
  • ½ tablespoon cacao (Naturya)
  • ½ tablespoon Maca powder (Naturya)
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds (Naturya)
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • Lots of ice

Method –

  • I like to use a large mug to measure out all my ingredients as I find it help create the perfect consistency. Place all the ingredients into a high-powered blender and blitz until smooth!

Notes –  Try and use a really good quality coffee for this recipe as it will make all the difference!

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Digestion – It’s not only about food!

Digestion is not only about the foods you eat but it is also about how you consume them as well as your daily activities.

Many of us think that digestive issues are only about the food and drink we consume but there is so much more to it than just that. Let’s put food aside for this article and talk about other ways in which you can support your digestive system. The below points are fantastic holistic ways  you can improve your digestion;

  • Mindful Eating – Eat sitting down with no screens in sight (you don’t need to be connected to your phone or laptop whilst eating).  By visualizing your food your brain informs the stomach of digestive activities. I am huge advocate of mindful eating and always try my best to sit down away from my laptop and phone even when I am in a rush! How many times have you eaten something, a packet of nuts lets just say for the sake of the argument, then you look down and they are all gone and you hadn’t even realised you had eaten them?!Take control over your eating habits and pay attention to what you are eating, enjoy your meal, sit down and pay attention to the flavours, textures and smells. Listen to your body and learn to stop when you are full. I know it sounds silly but when you are eating, try and just eat and stop everything else you are doing – get rid of the distractions!
  • Chew your food – It sounds so simple however a lot of us don’t do it. Learn to slow down and chew your food. The process of digestion starts with visualising and then chewing your food, chewing breaks down your food into smaller particles which therefore make them a lot easier to digest. Chewing also signals the body to start the digestion process by coating your food with saliva and informing the stomach to produce stomach acid to ensure proper digestion. By not chewing your food properly it can lead to bloating and over eating! Research shows that chewing your food and taking longer to consume your meal will result in you eating less preventing any weight gain – bonus!
  • Movement – Get your body moving on a daily basis. I love the term, movement = movement! Regular exercise and getting your body moving helps keep food moving through your digestive system as well as reduces constipation. Go for a walk on you lunch break after you’ve eaten your meal, wake up early and do some stretches and breathing techniques on your living room floor. It doesn’t have to be high intensity, the main thing is to try and get your body moving more on a daily basis and minimise the amount you sit down at your desk or in your car.
  • Squat –Did you know that about 1 in 7 adults suffer from chronic constipation – that is a huge amount! As human beings, we were designed to squat and not sit upright on the toilet. When we squat, gravity does most of the work as the weight of our torso presses against our thighs which then compresses against our colon. My advice to you is, if you are having problem pooping – squat down on your bathroom floor in the morning upon awakening, take 10 deep slow breaths in through the nose and out through the move. Once you have completed the 10 breathes, then get up and go to the toilet. I can guarantee you it will help you go to the loo! If you are after more help then check out the amazing ‘squatty potty’ online! I keep hearing many good things!

Take control over your habits today by applying the above simple principles. I think it is so important to get the fundamentals right first and then incorporating a diet packed full of fibre, wholefoods and lots of water to compliments it.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me privately.


Sugar free stewed apples

‘Tis the season for apples at the moment and boy are they good! I’ve never been a big lover of apples but something has changed this Autumn and I can’t seem to get enough of them! It really shows that eating seasonally helps you to enjoy fresh fruit and veg at its best!

This sugar free stewed apple recipe is my favourite, it takes a matter of minutes to make and taste delicious on top of some creamy yoghurt or a warming bowl of porridge!

You could even make these into a nice apple and rhubarb crumble, apple pie or even as an accompaniment to your Sunday pork roast! Yum!


Ingredients –

  • 6 Rajka organic apples
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla bean extract
  • ½ cup of water
  • Juice and zest of half lemon

Method –

  1. Wash and core the apples by roughly cutting them into large chunks. Place the apples along with the remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Give the mixture a stir.
  2. Bring the temperature of the saucepan up to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer. Place the lid on the saucepan and allow to simmer for about 8 minutes or until the mixture is of your desired texture.
  3. Allow to cool and serve as you please!




Koh Samui – My top 5 healthy cafés

Koh Samui was our first stop on our honeymoon! The island was a lot larger than what I was expecting and the perfect place to wind down in. It was a slice of paradise with crystal clear waters, white beaches and plenty of fresh coconuts. I do however think Koh Samui is for the less adventurous traveller compared to its neighbouring islands of Koh Tao (my fave) and Koh Phangnan. I almost feel like Koh Samui is a bit stuck in its way and slightly old school compared to the other islands and other parts of Asia – I will go into more detail in my next blog!

Anyways, as much as we loved diving into the local cuisine every night by eating an array of curries, soups, noodles and deep-fried dishes. I thought I would hunt down some fresh alternatives for lunch so we wouldn’t get sick of Thai food and to create some sort of balance in our diet.

If you are going to Koh Samui, go check out some of the below cafes!

Green Light Café

A beautiful little restaurant in the heart of Fishermans Village. I thoroughly enjoyed lunch here on more than one occasion. The menu is packed full of delicious options which are all vegan, vegetarian and paleo friendly! With so much variety there is something to suit everyone! I tried the pad thai bowl, spicy chicken bowl, sweet potato fries (which are baked), grilled salmon salad and washed it down with a kombucha or ‘bio fiz’ every time! You can also build your own Buddha bowl which is a great touch however their combination of salads were always so good, I never got round to it. Another benefit is that all of their chicken is free range and hormone free, their produce is all natural with no MSG and there are no preservatives in site!

Eating lots of local delicacies like fried rice, curries, fried food by night, I rather enjoyed the balance of having a nutritious meal which was packed full of flavour and made with love at lunch time.  I left feeling nourished and satisfied each time! A must if you are traveling to Koh Samui.

Art Café by June

Art Café by June is a little café just out of Fishermans village. It is not on the beach, it isn’t fancy, in fact it is located on the main road however it is absolutely brilliant. Simple, guilt free tasty food! Art Cafe caters for everyone with a variety of food options and an extensive menu. It has a real local feel about it, very rustic and welcoming! The staff are friendly and the food is delicious and cheap too!

Eating healthy really doesn’t have to be hard and it really doesn’t have to be boring however when you are on Koh Samui there isn’t much in the way of healthy food so finding this superb café was like winning the lottery. We ate here on several occasions (obviously) – and enjoyed the following dishes; rice paper rolls, salmon and avocado rolls, hummus dip and homemade fresh bread, the tofu scramble wrap, the chicken and veg brown fried rice…. Art café is unassuming, the food is wholesome and the staff are friendly… Another must go to if you like to nourish your body from the inside out!


Sweet Sister Café

I unfortunately only managed to visit Sweet Sisters Café once on my trip due to it being on the South part of the Island. We stopped off here on our road trip after visiting the waterfalls. We enjoyed a Bio Fizz each, fresh vegetarian spring rolls and the Thai chicken wrap which was to die for. The menu was large featuring lots of healthy Thai & Burmese dishes as well as healthy takes on the western classics, raw desserts, free from treats and an amazing drink menu!

Sweet sisters café also has the additional bonus of a health food shop attached to it, which has shelves galore packed full of super foods, supplements, snacks, natural beauty products and more! I bought a sachet of Thai Green Chicken Curry paste to take home with me so I can re-create my favourite dish with the authentic spices when the holiday blues sink in! I really loved this café as it had a lovely charm about it, I only wished it was closer to where I was staying so I could have visited it on more than one occasion….

Fishermans House Café/ Coffee Lab

Fishermans House Café is a quaint little place in Fishermans Village which is also a coffee lab.  I have never seen a coffee menu quite like it, you name it they have it! Nitro coffee, hot and cold drip, espresso, cold brew along with all sorts of alcoholic coffee beverages I have never seen before! They also serve a wide variety of teas including my favourite Matcha lattes served with coconut milk. As you can tell by the picture, the presentation and effort they put into serving their specialities was perfect! We had an amazing buffet breakfast at the resort we were staying at so we didn’t get to eat at Fishermans House Café however as I was sipping away on my coffee the food coming out the kitchen looked absolutely delicious, clearly a very popular breakfast spot on the island too!

It’s your nature shop – Health food shop

Minding my own business on the back of the scooter, I spotted this sign and ordered Mr T to turn around immediately so I could have a little gander through this health food shop. I love traveling to different countries and going to local health food shops to see what they have on offer – I find Asia has some amazing ingredients I have never even heard of. If you are looking for supplements, detox remedies, healthy juices, kombuchas and all sorts of elixirs this is the place to go. I only purchased a coco-biotic juice which was packed full of delicious enzymes, probiotics and utter goodness!