Smoothie Challenge – Day 5 

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So it’s Friday and I’m five days into the smoothie Challenge. If you’re like me then you definitely need a pick me up at this point in the week!  Today’s smoothie is full of citrus and sweetness with orange, pineapple and mango. And spinach of course! Almost like being on holiday! [almost]. Yields one Ingredients: 1 cup spinach 1/2 cup…

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Smoothie Challenge – Day 4 – Mango and Berry Blitz

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Today’s smoothie may appear somewhat ominous but it tastes great!  I added raspberries to mine but any berries will do such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries etc. Raspberries have a number of health benefits – they are high in vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants. Not only this but they are also rich in compounds that scientists have stated play a large…

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Smoothie Challenge – Day 2 – Vitamin C Super Smoothie

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Today’s smoothie is a green smoothie in disguise!  It is bound to satisfy those of you with a sweet tooth. Packed full of vitamins and antioxidants it is welcome particularly at this time of year with the cold weather (here in England anyway!). Using the orange means you don’t have to add as much water, but if you are using…

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2017 Kickstart Smoothie Challenge – Day 1

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Happy New Year folks! Today marks the first day of the “Kickstart Smoothie Challenge” Whilst I’m sure many of you will have some positive intentions about making some healthy changes to their diet, these smoothies should be a welcome detox after a week (or more, if you’re me) of overindulging on rich foods! Benefits of smoothies: An easy way of…

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Frangipane Mince Pies

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Christmas starts early in my house – however this year I have managed to wait until December before the mince pies appear! This may be an achievement, but the tree is up and the rest of the house decorated – it is the 2nd of December after all! After visiting Lincoln Food Fair last weekend (see my last post) I…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Soup season is here – and what better way to acknowledge it than this warming spiced butternut squash soup? Normally I like to pack as many different types of vegetables into my soups as possible, but this is the exception! This silky soup is complimented with a hint of chilli to provide you that extra heat on these cold winter…

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Pork and Fennel Meatballs

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You know that go to meal you have when you’re feeling sorry for yourself? This is mine. Major flavour for minor effort – and, even better, it’s pretty low on the calorie count! I’m not feeling too well today – I’m off sick from work, it’s rainy, and it’s cold. Moan over!  If you’re a pasta lover, this is definitely…

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Shortbread Biscuits

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These little shortbread fellas will definitely be making more appearances before Christmas! Not only will they make perfect gifts – wrap them in fancy cellophane with a ribbon tied round – but you can also make a string of them and use them as decorations🎄. I think I will be doing both! Even better, they are so quick and easy…

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