I mentioned a few weeks ago that I've started going back to the gym again. Well... I've taken the healthy living up a notch again after purchasing the much talked-about book, "Get the Glow" by Madeleine Shaw.
I'd been toying with the idea of getting this book for some time and had heard some pretty awesome things about it. I also follow Madeleine on Instagram and having regular 'mmm that looks good' moments while scrolling through pictures of her food prompted me to buy it on Amazon last week.
After reading the blurb at the beginning I've decided I'm not going to be able to fully embrace the whole concept of the 6 week plan. There's NO. WAY. I can do without sugar in my diet. However, what it has done, is certainly open my eyes to alternative ways to eat healthy, without purchasing 'low fat' this and 'low calorie' that. I've also managed to cut a lot of sugar from my diet, but I just can't do without it completely! and I certainly won't be banning myself from any foods completely. Life is for living and treating yourself is never a bad thing.
So here's what I've been rustling up over the last few days,...
Bacon, Eggs and Roasted Vine Tomatoes and the Watermelon & Lime Cleansing Juice
Pesto Eggs with Avocado and Lime
Green Goddess Salad (Spinach, Kale, Avocado, Boiled Eggs, Sesame Seeds, Lime with a dressing)
Halloumi and Kale Salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Buckwheat Coconut Risotto with Pea, Asparagus, Spring Onion and Walnuts
Mexican Mince and Salsa in Lettuce Wraps
Salmon with Paprika Spiced Yoghurt and Cucumber Ribbons with Chives and Sesame Seeds
Guilt Free Brownies
Banana and Cinnamon Loaf
As you can see, I've been busy! But in all honesty, what I really like about this book is everything is so quick and easy to make, ingredients are just 'thrown' together and nothing is too tricky.
It does require a little bit of quite specific shopping, coconut sugar is not something you'd find hanging around in the aisles of you average supermarket so a trip to the Health Food store will definitely be in order! and be prepared to spend a few pennies, health food ingredients are not the cheapest! Nevertheless, I think it's worth it and if you're spending nearly £4 on a coffee at Starbucks on a regular basis (come on, we've all done it!) then spending £4 on some coconut sugar to go in a cake isn't such a big deal is it? :)
All the food has been really tasty so far and I can't wait to make some more recipes in the book. The post work-out protein balls are next on my list along with the Thai Beef Salad.
I can really recommend it :) Has anyone tried the 'Deliciously Ella' cook book? That's next on my list to try.
Back soon when service will resume to normality again (ie. me waffling on about clothes and make up!)
Have a great week!