As we dive into week 3 of lockdown I think acceptance is the general feeling now, however our mood changes and cravings are still all over the place. We know we can’t keep baking cakes and eating most of them to help our mood.
Plus Easter eggs will soon be in the shopping trolley. So here are some healthier options and even healing foods to keep our immune supported, energy levels more balanced and our waistline on track as summer and beach-time is just around the corner!
Here are some very simple recipes, where you can substitute a lot of different ingredients, depending on what is available at the moment. Creativity is the way forward, using healthy immune boosting ingredients. In my recent article I outlined nutrients to include over the next few weeks to keep you strong and in good spirits, for a lot of people boredom is setting in and worst still, anxiety. Immune boosting foods also support mental clarity and gut health – all so closely linked.
Also, frequent warm drinks and liquids are key to keep your respiratory pathways clear if you are feeling unwell, so soups and broths are excellent, nutritious options. Also gargling with water and lemon, salt or apple cider vinegar daily protects you too.
Some basic ingredients to include daily are ginger, garlic, local raw honey, coconut oil and sauerkraut.
Fermented foods, including kombucha and cultured veggies have been trending on the wellbeing scene for a while now, and for good reason. They do wonders for your gut bacteria and are a powerful addition to your diet for overall health. The concept of fermenting foods is not a new one, however. This process has been around for thousands of years across a variety of cultures as a preserving mechanism and a health booster. Think Korean kimchi, Japanese miso, and European sauerkraut.
With growing concern about COVID-19 are you focusing on just washing your hands and extra hygiene, or are you considering your overall immune health to protect yourself and loved ones?
In lockdown we will have more time to cook from scratch and nourish ourselves, but obviously shopping and sourcing food and supplements can be more tricky, so just do your best to include some of the key nutrients in your diet.
Rosie Whiteway, UK trained Nutritional Therapist at Ahara Nutrition
With over 10 years in practice as a Nutritionist, Rosie decided to make Mallorca her home in early 2018 and is slowly adjusting to the slower pace of life after many years living in London. She loves that Mallorca seems to have everything, from the hustle bustle of Palma with its fantastic wellbeing scene, to quiet beaches and beautiful nature.
Health food bars can be a great snack when you hit that 3.30pm slump, need an extra boost post-workout, or can feel your ‘hangry’ coming on. But we tend to fall into that trap where we think any energy bar is a healthy bar, and that is very often not the case. What’s more, the taste can leave a lot to be desired. The struggle to find something that tastes good and doesn’t contain more sugar than an iced doughnut is all too real.
This is where Ziggaru energy bars come in.
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Wife, mother, chef, crew agent, school principal and successful entrepreneur, Justine Murphy wears many hats, but her journey has not been an easy one. Her cookbook, being released on 16th April, not only has 160 delicious, fully refined sugar-free ideas for healthy breakfasts, sharing platters, soups, curries, salads, main dishes and plant-based desserts, but it also draws on her experiences of overcoming extreme adversity in her youth, working as a chef on super yachts and eventually founding mymuybueno – a successful international luxury food and lifestyle company. Justine imparts her contagious energy into the pages, giving it real heart and making it much more than just a cookbook. This is a book to inspire, to share, to reflect –with good, healthy, refined-sugar-free food at the heart of it. Pre-order now on Amazon UK to get one of the very first copies hot off the press!
MEET YOU AT THE BARRE
We’re always looking for ways to keep workouts interesting which is why we’ve been heading to The Studio Lifestyle, a boutique barre and yoga studio situated in vibrant and energetic Santa Catalina. Zora Sandenbergh founded the studio with the vision of creating a space where movement not only strengthens our physical bodies but also brings us joy and a way of expressing our individuality. The Studio Lifestyle offers boutique barre classes, yoga and high intensity interval training (HIIT). We personally love the barre class which is a ballet-based workout, combined with Pilates and yoga. This energetic workout uses small isometric movements, body weight exercises and resistance training to tone, tighten and strengthen your body, and is choreographed to music designed to keep you smiling as well as burning fat and creating long lean muscle. Don’t worry if you’re not a natural dancer – this is a workout that’s fun for everyone!
Menopause can be a minefield of changes happening within your body and are often extremely difficult to navigate. Menopause Woman is a website dedicated to raising awareness of women’s health during the transitions of menopause; perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause. The founder of MenopauseWoman.com is Jill D Davey. Jill is a women’s health advocate and author of the book, The Menopause Cure: Hormonal Health. Using Jill’s wealth of knowledge find out how it is possible to age without having to fear physical and mental decline, introducing you to restorative medicine and bioidentical hormones so everyone can experience a healthy, vibrant, and powerful life, along with a fulfilling sex life, in our latter years.
NOURISH AND ENJOY! MAGAZINE
The Nourish team was delighted to be mentioned and recommended in the latest edition of the Enjoy! Transavia France magazine alongside some of our favourite wellbeing businesses on the island led by women, such as the gorgeous SUNVIBES, retreat space Spoon Full O’Moon, and mymuybueno. Thanks Transavia!
Winter can leave us feeling a bit sluggish, congested and heavy. Now that it’s Spring we’re heading to Raaul at Dynamic Detox to help us cleanse from the inside out and feel great heading into warmer weather. Raaul has kindly offered our Nourish Community a special March discount of 10% on any of the Dynamic Detox treatments. This includes colonics, full detox programmes, and Lorisan blood tests. This is the perfect time of year to clean out your system and prepare for summer! Contact Raaul at firstname.lastname@example.org and quote ‘Nourish’ to find out more.
There are many great reasons to eat seasonally, and each season offers its own unique and abundant harvest.
March is the season for wild asparagus (or ‘Trigueros’ as the Spanish call them). Find this lovely thin stemmed, intensely flavoured asparagus variety roadside all over the island at this time of year. Delicious simply boiled or steamed, you can also try grilling or roasting them for a nuttier flavour. Douse in olive oil, salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lemon – delicious!
Wishing you a magical March,
Love the Nourish Team.x