29 June 2015

Getting the Glow

Hello I'm Lis and I'm a health freak (well not quite, but I am moving in that direction and I think I kind of like it - most of the time!) 

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,...

Breakfasts





Bacon, Eggs and Roasted Vine Tomatoes and the Watermelon & Lime Cleansing Juice






Pesto Eggs with Avocado and Lime


Salads



Green Goddess Salad (Spinach, Kale, Avocado, Boiled Eggs, Sesame Seeds, Lime with a dressing)





Halloumi and Kale Salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing


Main Courses




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


Sweet Treats



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!


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2 comments

  1. I'm glad you posted about this as I've been toying with the idea of getting this book myself for a while! Like you there's no way I could cut sugar out of my diet completely, but if I could reduce my intake by having some tasty but healthy substitutes, that's got to be a step in the right direction! I've always thought Madeleine's recipes look genuinely appealing and so do the dishes you've featured here. I love that they're simple to do too. Perhaps it's time I made that purchase! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  2. Seeing the recipes you cooked is really helpful and inspiring, I cook the same dishes and really like different healthy choices! I've adopted a much more healthy lifestyle this year and it makes such a difference! I find sweeter alternatives in dates and fruits rather than a bar of chocolate :) The kale and egg salad is so simple and I bet it taste delicious!

    I already have Deliciously Ella, this will be next to add to my cook books :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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