Living Without Screens

This summer I did something unthinkable. It was in one of those ‘Mummy’s about to lose her cool’ moments. Thankfully not so much that I regret the consequence of my actions. Far from regret, I feel I’ve transformed my house into a happier home because of it. And all I did was unplug the television, carry it downstairs and plonk it in the garage.

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A Post Summer Cleanse

It’s almost the end of September which means a change of season. We love Autumn here in Mallorca as it brings cooler days and nights, clear blue skies, less tourists, cosier evenings with yummy comfort foods! Continue Reading…

Nourish The Kids

When I became a parent, I was thrown in at the deep end. My first born William arrived nine weeks early and I’m not ashamed to say I was a little unprepared. In those first few weeks, I took each day as it came and learned to deal with situations as they arose using that natural motherly instinct we possess. And that’s how I’ve continued…

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5 Nourishing Waters to Keep you Hydrated in the Heat

This heat in Mallorca at the moment is not only exhausting but very dehydrating!

Are you getting bored of drinking water to keep hydrated? It can be tempting to reach for the sugar-laden or alcoholic options to quench that thirst but why not try to nourish your body with flavoured water instead?

Pop to the local market and stock up on herbs and fruit to pep up the water to make it more appealing for you, your family and visitors!

You can freestyle with the 5 suggestions below. All you have to do is add to 1-2 litres of filtered water, chill and enjoy!

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gelato Mallorca

An ‘Il Gelataio’ in Palma

‘Tis the season of ice cream! This month I’m paying tribute to ice cream or to be precise, gelato – Italian ice cream. Though it may not be the most nourishing fuel for our bodies, ice cream is a favourite summer-time treat for kids and adults alike and every now and then there is no harm in indulging in something scrummy!

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Juice

Get your Juice Fix in Mallorca

We all now know that green equals good when it comes to what you put in your body, which is why the trend of drinking your greens in juice form has become so popular. Rich in antioxidants, your green juice habit will have your energy levels up and your skin glowing in no time. Lucky for us on Mallorca we have some amazing juice bars and eateries that serve up these healthy concoctions, and also manage to make them taste delicious!

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Meat-less March

The Meatless Monday movement is an easy, weekly reminder to take saturated fat off our plates and replace it with nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains.

Following on from last month, I will focus on how making a slight change to our eating habits can not only impact our health, but also impact our planet – in a really BIG way.

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Vegan vegetarian

How to Optimize your Diet as a Vegan or Vegetarian

Plant-based diets can be beneficial for your health. Vegan and vegetarian eating is becoming a way of life for many.  No matter your age or reason to stop eating animal products, it is important to make sure that you’re getting enough protein, iron, and B vitamins and sustaining a nutrient dense diet.

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Enjoy healthy, guilt free eating in 2018

We are well into the New Year and I’m sure like most, you have tried to start the year as healthily as possible. It is always difficult to stick to New Years resolutions, particularly regarding your health.  This year, try to make these small changes to your eating habits to guarantee lasting and positive effects throughout 2018.

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Gut health

Are you feeding your microbiome?

Daylight savings is just one of the changes that can bring you down slightly. Like me, if you suffer  from that sluggish, unenthused feeling when the days get shorter and colder, enjoying and incorporating certain foods in your diet during these times can be a way to help change your mental state of mind and wellbeing.

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Eating seasonally in Mallorca

How to Eat With the Season In Mallorca

How lucky are we to live on this little Balearic island and feel the forceful beauty of each season?

Santa Maria Market in the middle of Mallorca is made for Sundays. Open from 7am to 2pm, it is a beautiful place to really appreciate autumn in all its mighty flow. Continue Reading…

Recipes

Creamy Polenta Breakfast

One of my all time favourite  moments on my retreats is breakfast. After getting up and going into an invigorating qi gong or yoga class, you come out buzzing with energy and a healthy glow feeling genuinely hungry.

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Now for a cheeky and healthy treat! We all love chocolate. This recipe is so quick and easy and unbelievably tasty! It can be served like a gourmet dessert – very impressive, yet still cleansing!  Crack some local sea salt over it with sliced Manacor strawberries from the market – a winner every time!

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Banana and Granola

Banana and tahini granola

As I start preparation for a yoga retreat my first recipe to bake off is this delicious granola. Everyone loves it!

It’s crunchy and not too sweet like many packaged or other home-made granola’s. It keeps for weeks and is a perfect breakfast staple. Sprinkle it over yoghurt or snack on it with fruit – Autumn offers us local pomegranate, toad skin melon, citrus fruits, figs and grapes, or stew up some apples or pears for a warm breakfast.

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Nutrition and Stress

The benefits of food and nutrition for stress relief

I previously explored how yoga and meditation could assist with stress reduction but another technique for controlling stress lies in the foods we eat. We must eat to stay alive and what we choose to put into our bodies for nourishment is up to us. Everything that enters our mouth –  food, drink, smoke and pills, can reduce or increase stress. We can consume nutrient rich foods or we can choose nutrient empty foods. We can create a balancing, calming or de-stressing effect or we can create an irritating, stimulating and stressful effect. The choice is ours.

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Juice or Cleanse

Juice or Cleanse

Juice or Cleanse

Can drinking juice daily offer the same health benefits as a long-term cleanse or a juice retreat ? Does a juice a day really keep the doctor away? Or do we need to undertake a complete juice cleanse to achieve the ultimate pick-me-up?

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Why Juice?

Why Juice?

Following on from her first article on the topic, Nutritional Therapist Suzanne Garaty quickly explains the benefits of treating juice as intravenous nutrition. Juicing is a wonderful way to expedite the delivery of superfoods to your bloodstream – it’s a fact.

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Juice for life

Suzanne Garaty is a Nutritional Therapist, food coach and natural chef. In the first of our three-part series on the benefits of juicing, she explains how what we put in our bodies today, gives us an opportunity to discard damaged cells from the past, and start with a clean slate.

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