Recipe: refreshing mango, kiwi and mint smoothie for spring!

a mango, kiwi and mint smoothie

A healthy breakfast of crunchy almond and coconut spread on toast, a mango, kiwi and mint smoothie, and daydreaming about Paris…

Spring is here, and as the days get longer I’m craving more fruits and veggies! One of my favourite ways to pack these in is to make them into tasty smoothies (you can read more of my recipes here!), which are super easy to make, good for you (according to the NHS a 150ml smoothie can count as more than one of your 5-a-day if it contains at least 80g of two types of fruit and/or veg and all the the edible pulped fruit or vegetable) and also a great way to use up the leftover fruit/veg you’ve got in the kitchen.

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What’s in my yoga kit: morning practice

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At 7am I’m usually getting up for work, cursing the fact that I have to wake up and leave my cosy bed because I am so not a morning person! But lately I’ve been dragging myself out of bed and making my way across London to get to the yoga studio to greet the day with a 7am practice because I love how awake and focused I am when I arrive at the office. Here’s what I keep in my yoga kit for an early morning practice…

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Smoothies – I’m addicted!

#avocado #spinach #kiwi #mint #lime #coconutmilk

According to the NHS a 150ml smoothie can count as more than one of your 5-a-day if it contains at least 80g of two types of fruit and/or veg and all the the edible pulped fruit or vegetable. Ever since I picked up a blender in the Boxing Day sales, I’ve been making fruit and veg smoothies out of just about everything and anything I’ve got in my kitchen – or is on offer at the shop – to help squeeze more produce into my diet.

Here are a few of my favourite smoothie recipes so far, and they’re all vegan-friendly:

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Review: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Liquid Foundation and Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics - 01For the past few months I’ve been trying to be more aware of the ingredients in my beauty products, and as part of that I’ve been trying to incorporate more vegan and sustainable products into my kit. So when I met some of the team behind Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics at the Professional Beauty Show and they offered to let me try a few products, I immediately said yes and asked which ones were vegan!

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What I wore: a weekend trip to Paris

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It’s been a while since I wrote a ‘what I wore‘ post, so I thought I’d write you up a nice little piece about what I wore for Jeff and my weekend in Paris!

Bonus: this post also contains pictures of me looking super awkward because I really haven’t nailed the whole “how to pose for a camera” thing yet. Instead I kind of danced and moved awkwardly while Jeff tried (and succeeded) to get some (any) workable pictures. I’ll be a little bit insulted if you don’t at least giggle at some of these poses I managed to pull.

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