Recipe: Quick & Easy Tropical Green Smoothie

If you’re living in a heatwave like we are here in California (although I am happy it’s starting to become a bit more bearable now), then you may be on the lookout for some tropical smoothies to enjoy. Especially with autumn slowly starting, why not enjoy the last of the tropics before we move onto…

Recipe: 2 Ingredient Frozen Yogurt

Since the summer is really hot here in California, Jonas and I keep eating ice-cream to cool ourselves down on a daily basis. There are so many different ice-creams to choose from in stores nowadays, but one thing I attempted to make the other week and absolutely loved is homemade frozen yogurt! We loved how…

Nutrition 101: Iron

For the next segment of my Nutrition 101 series, I thought I would chat about something that most people will have thought about before. Especially for women, iron is an important nutrient that we must ensure we consume enough of. Personally, I’ve had anaemia before, so I take the importance of iron, iron-rich foods and…

Recipe: Lithuanian Chocolate Quark Cake (Varškės pyragas)

The other week Jonas and I went to a store here in California and bought some Lithuanian and other Eastern European goodies, including varškė/quark! When we found it, I knew right away, that I will want to use some of it to make a delicious, Chocolate quark cake for us to enjoy. Having looked at…

Nutrition 101: Kombucha

You’ve probably walked into a health store or a regular grocery store and noticed an odd looking drink in the cold drink section, that looks rather interesting but also questionable. Once you read the label and notice it says it’s a fermented tea… you may be put off and not know what it is. So,…

Nutrition 101: Vitamin C

Nowadays, lots of people are seeking vitamins to boost their immunity and Vitamin C is by far the most often spoken about. To help those who have no idea where to start and whether or not they should be supplementing with Vitamin C, I’ve decided to gather some info and share my knowledge and thoughts…

Recipe: My Go-To Morning Smoothie Bowl

I am a creature of habit and once I find an item of food (specifically breakfast/brunch) that I enjoy, I tend to make it everyday for weeks on end. Currently, I’m in the stage of loving my morning smoothie bowl, which I enjoy after my at-home workout and a revitalising shower. After sweating my booty…

Recipe: Homemade Teriyaki Chicken

Staying at home when Jonas is at work means I have been experimenting and making new meals for dinner for the both of us. I try and think outside the box and create something I haven’t before, or simply instead of buying a store-bought sauce, creating it from scratch and putting my own twist on…

Nutrition 101: Sweeteners

Sugar, the traditional granulated sweet stuff we often use in our baked goods and read on the label of far too many food items we buy at the grocery store, is delicious, but not the best for our health… As some of you may know, it is very high on the glycemic index (GI) scale,…

Recipe: Morning Maca Mocha Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to start your day! They’re light, refreshing, packed with nutrients and can be so personalised. Whether you enjoy a smoothie as a quick breakfast in the morning to kick-start your day, as a pre-workout or a post-workout snack, or even as a mid-day pick-me-up, then this smoothie may be just…

Recipe: Protein Packed Shelled Hemp Salad

Even if the weather is starting to cool down, there are always ways of enjoying some salads in the fall season. My favorite and easiest way to do so is to make them a bit more filling, packed with protein and healthy fats by incorporating some nutrient-rich shelled hemp seeds. Technically a nut, hemp seeds…

Recipe: My Post-Workout Chocolate Shake

Recently I’ve been obsessed with the Chocolate, Peanut butter post-workout protein shake I have been having almost every single morning. It’s a refreshing option for anyone looking to satisfy their chocolate cravings with a hit of some healthy carbs, fats and protein. Well balanced and filling- it’s my go-to post workout shake that refuels me,…

Nutrition 101: Pistachios

Let’s talk about a very beautiful, specific type of nut that most of you food and dessert lovers out there probably know about… Pistachios. They aren’t just a beautiful and delicious nut that makes the best ice-cream, macarons or crunchy topping on a salad, avocado toast or smoothie bowl, but they’re also one of the…

Nutrition 101: Dietary Fibre

Although it’s my favourite nutrition-related topic, quite a few people don’t know the importance of dietary fibre. This is a problem in many countries where people do not consume nearly as much fibre as they should, as it is important for a healthy digestive system and has been linked to reduced cholesterol, improved glycemic control, a…

Summer Picnic Ideas!

Did you know that this week is National Picnic Week here in the UK? 🙂 Well I didn’t know until I checked my work marketing calendar that I have on my desk and right when I saw it I thought- what a PERFECT idea for a blogpost! Some of you may be big picnic fans…

Photos that make me smile #43

It’s been a while since I’ve posted as I was away on holiday the other week in the beautiful highlands of Scotland and then went straight into work! So sorry about that, but don’t worry- I will share loads of holiday pics in the next few weeks 🙂 As I relax on this lovely Sunday…