Anti-inflammatory green smoothie bowl!

This heavenly smoothie bowl is worth waking up early for! It is packed full of anti-inflammatory, immune boosting ingredients! Protein smoothies are a great delicious way to start the day. They are the perfect alternative to eggs as they can help develop lean muscle mass, encourage fat loss, increase satiety, deliver essential nutrients (including amino acids) and even improve metabolic activity.

Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years and is considered a medicinal herb. Turmeric has many health benefits including powerful anti-inflammatory effects, easing joint discomfort, curbing indigestion and heartburn, boosting immunity as well as protecting the heart and brain!

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that contains many antioxidants. Cinnamon has many anti-inflammatory properties which helps the body fight infections and repair tissue damage. It can help regulate your metabolism by reducing your blood sugar levels as it improves sensitivity to the hormone insulin.





  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A knob of ginger
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric.
  • 2 cubes of frozen spinach (or a handful of fresh spinach and ice)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon of greens powder (optional)
  • Honey or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 mug of your choice of milk
  • Mixed seeds or any toppings to serve!



  • Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blitz until all combined nicely!
  • Place in a bowl and top with some more banana, mixed seeds and a big drizzle of honey!



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.


Lean and mean, greens!

Edamame, watercress and pea greens

This nutrient dense dish can be used in a matter of ways – its lean, green and the combination of mint, wasabi and lemon provides it with a delicious flavor! You can serve it as a side to a main protein source or you could even blend it further with some natural yoghurt, garlic and have it as a creamy, zesty dip served with raw vegetable sticks or toasted Turkish bread! Another delicious way to serve these greens is to place the lot in a pan and crack a few eggs into it, place a lid on the pan and bake the eggs for a few minutes – a delicious high protein meal!

Ingredients –

  • 200 gram frozen peas
  • 2oo grams frozen edamame
  • 100 grams large handfuls of Watercress
  • 1 Lemon zest and juice
  • 2 teaspoon of wasabi paste or you could use horseradish
  • Mint – large handful
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season

Method –

  • Cook the peas and edamame bean, once cooked place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse into a fine texture.
  • You may need to add some more mint or seasoning to the mixture and serve.
  • So easy and so tasty, enjoy!

Immune boosting soup

Its that time of year where everyone seems to be getting the sniffles, myself included. I woke up feeling a bit under the weather so decided I would come up with an immune boosting soup full of immune boosting ingredients to help nourish and support my system.

This soup is a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral hit of vegetables with heart healthy fats. Lots of deep leafy greens, broccoli, chilli, lemon, ginger and garlic paired with a good source of fat – coconut oil and desiccated coconut which will help your body absorb all the fat soluble vitamins (vitamins A,D,E & K). It also contains a litre of chicken bone broth which helps support your immune system by boosting antioxidant activity in the body. Bone broth is full of glycine which is not only great for digestion but it also helps in detoxification! (Head over to my ‘The Bone Broth Wonders” blog post for more on the health benefits of bone broth)

Tips- make sure you get a really good bone broth for this, none of the stock cube business. I like to either make my own or buy True Foods (UK only) chicken stock from Ocado or Wholefoods as it is packed full of flavor and doesn’t contain any nasty’s! Watch out for sugar, vegetable oils and any ingredients you can pronounce.

Spinach, leak and broccoli soup 

Ingredients –

  • 1 medium sized head of broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ red chilli, chopped
  • Thumb sized bit of ginger
  • 150grams or half a bag of spinach
  • Zest and juice of half a lemon
  • 600ml good quality  chicken/beef stock
  • 1 large handful parsley
  • Can of coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Broccoli sprouts to garnish

Method –

  1. Cut the broccoli into small florets and place them in a saucepan-steamer and steam through.
  2. Place the coconut oil in a wok and add the leaks. Allow to cook for a few minutes so they become soft. Next add the garlic, chili, ginger and stir through for a few more minutes.
  3. Once the broccoli is steamed add the florets into the wok along with the lemon zest, juice and spinach. Stir through allowing the spinach to wilt. Next add the parsley and stock. Bring the heat up to a low simmer and then add the desiccated coconut and mix through.
  4. Once mixed through, add the mixture into a high speed blender (you may have to do this in two batches) allow to blend for a fair few minutes until the texture becomes smooth and creamy.
  5. Place the soup mixure into a saucepan and heat through, add salt and pepper to season to your liking.
  6. Serve with some broccoli sprouts or roasted nuts for some crunch.


Let me know how you get on with this!

L Xx




My favourite superfoods!

Cacao and cacao nibs – Who knew chocolate could be so healthy? Since coming across cacao a few years ago there was no looking back, I love it and would have to say it is my favourite superfood! It is naturally sugar free, packed with powerful antioxidants and essential fats. It also lowers insulin resistance, protects your nervous system and boosts your mood! I love making raw brownies, bliss balls and chocolate with it. Even just a sprinkle over some yoghurt can tame those chocolate cravings!

Greens – Wheatgrass, chlorella, moringa and spirulina powders all have an abundance of benefits for the human body. Super green powders are high in chlorophyll which helps remove toxins from the blood system and boost the immune system. They are all a rich source of vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, enzymes and amino acids! I tend to mix 1x tablespoon of super greens with a splash of apple cider vinegar and water in the morning.

Bee pollen – Comes from the pollen that collects on the bodies of the bees. It is a complete food containing fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It is richer in proteins that any animal source and contains more amino acids than most animal protein sources. It is a great natural energiser and can be enjoyed in a smoothie or can be sprinkled over a bowl of porridge or yoghurt.

Matcha – Matcha green tea powder originates from Japan where they have been using it for thousands of years. Only in the last couple of years has it really become popular in the western world. Matcha green tea has 137 more antioxidants to normal green tea. The caffeine gives you an energy boost and increases your metabolism which can help torch away that stubborn fat! It is rich in fibre, vitamins and chlorophyll which helps detoxify the body. I love drinking a cup of matcha green tea in the mornings or even a matcha latte with unsweetened almond milk!

Goji berries – Goji berries as like all berries are very high in antioxidants, vitamins C and A. They are also low in calories, fat free and packed with fibre. I like to graze on them raw and by themselves however they can be enjoyed in raw treats and over porridge. I keep a bag in my top draw at work, so that I never get tempted by all the other rubbish snacks going around the office.

Chia seeds – Chia seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids, fibre and protein which aid in digestion, boosting energy and stabilising blood sugar levels. They are so easy to add to your daily diet too which is why I love them, you can just about sprinkle them on everything! Soak them over night in some water or almond milk with cinnamon or vanilla powder to make a delicious chia seed breakfast bowl. Then add yoghurt, berries, nuts and raw honey to the final product for a quick nutritious breakfast on the run!

Maca – Maca is a nutritionally dense superfood. It is rich in vitamin B, vitamins C and E. It helps balance hormones and can increase sexual function of both male and females. One of the best maca benefits is that it’s an adaptogen which helps the body to adapt to different kinds of stresses from menstrual issues and menopause to muscle gain and stamina. Sprinkle over salads, mix into yoghurt and smoothies or include it in hot foods.