Spring has arrived! We had the most glorious weather in London over the weekend. It’s such a beautiful time of year with the trees budding and the birds singing. It brings a sense of excitement and joy. I spent time at the park with a good book and got a much needed dose of Vitamin D.
The weekend was a perfect mix of relaxing in the sun, photographing recipes and yoga. All my favourite things, it was perfect.
During the winter I really enjoyed embracing all the grounding and warming foods that our bodies need at that time of year but I’m pretty excited about the change in season and all the refreshing and cooling foods our bodies will start to crave.
I’m so excited to work on spring recipes and I got started this weekend with a refreshing Pina Colada Smoothie! I haven’t had a drop of alcohol in over two years but back when I did, Pina Coladas were one of my favourite drinks. This delicious smoothie that’s made with fresh pineapple and coconut, reminds me of being on a tropical island in the summer time. It’s creamy and sweet and the perfect drink on a sunny relaxing day.
Pina Colada Smoothie
- 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
- ¾ cup of coconut water
- ½ cup Greek yoghurt
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 1 banana
- Remove skin from pineapple and chop into cubes
- Add to a blender with the coconut water, greek yoghurt, coconut milk, banana and blend well
- Pour into a glass and drink. Serve cold
It’s pretty rare but occasionally I crave a big bowl of comforting pasta. When it comes to food, it’s no fun denying myself things, so I like to find a healthier alternative where I am still being kind to my body. This pasta sauce is heavenly! Butternut squash is roasted and then blended and pureed [...]
I think my boyfriend has a hummus addiction! He seriously can’t get enough of the stuff. I've wondered if perhaps his body is craving more protein but I think the more likely reason is that he just really loves how creamy and delicious it is. I have a dirty little secret to tell you, I [...]
I was first introduced to the concept of overnight oats by Kath who runs the fantastic food blog called Kath Eats Real Food. It’s a perfect breakfast choice in warmer weather or if you know you’re going to be short on time in the morning. All you do is add some liquid to the oats and [...]
Ok, so this recipe is really simple, I mean, only has two ingredients simple! I considered whether or not to post it but then I got to thinking about how wonderful simplicity is and not just simplicity in cooking but simplicity in life. It’s so easy to get caught up in the drama of life, [...]
Lacking in colour, and – let’s be honest – perhaps also in flavour, I don’t know about you guys but I think cauliflower can be kind of boring! So I felt the need to give this cruciferous vegetable some loving and spice things up a little. Gone are the days of boring cauliflower! This cauliflower [...]
These honey roasted carrots are the perfect side dish to a roast dinner. I love to roast them whole with the skin on as this ensures they retain all their moisture. The carrots are coated in honey and coconut oil and then roasted until tender. I love choosing a gorgeous bunch of carrots that still [...]
Following on from the honey roasted carrots I posted earlier in the week, here’s a recipe in which they work wonderfully. This soup is made with carrots, ginger and sweet potato and brings me so much comfort on a cold day. The last week or so winter has been getting to me. All I want [...]
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought what better way to spread some love than with a beautiful ruby red smoothie. While I don’t particularly love the commercialisation of Valentine’s Day, a day where there is a little more love in the world deserves to be celebrated. And not just love for one particular person but [...]