July 4, 2016No Comments

What do you mean? – with added ShakeUppers – #MoveMondays

Here is the final full speed routine, with added class members!

Enjoy and sorry for the long delay with this! Technology has not been my friend for a while haha

Ciao for now x

March 23, 2016No Comments

What do you mean?

I know you've all been waiting for this for a very long time but here it is. This is the final version of the What do you mean? choreography. The routine is split into blocks and repeated through the track. Starts with a Tick Tock, moves to the Grapevine which ends with the shoulder point and then finally the Kick. This is a slowed down version, not working with the music.

The next video will be the full speed version dancing along to the music with some lovely ShakeUppers making an appearance!

Have fun and give it a try.

Ciao for now x

March 6, 2016No Comments

Homemade Green Pesto

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Homemade Green Pesto

I love Pesto, it goes in everything so what better than to make my own homemade version. All it takes is to throw all the ingredients into a blender and you have it for instant use. Try this one and watch out for future recipes which take advantage of this pesto in the recipe.

1 garlic clove
50g pine nuts
35g of fresh basil
5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Juice of one medium lemon
15g of Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

So easy, all you do is throw it in a blender and blend until as smooth as you want it. I like to add the parmesan in small chunks so it gets completely blended in, then when you cook with it the cheese all melts and makes this a gooey and delicious sauce.

Let me know how you get on

Ciao for now x

February 8, 2016No Comments

Think Dirty!

A new video to help warn you about the damaging products we all use every day....give it a try, the app is available on all iPhones free of charge! Scan scan scan

Ciao for now x

January 20, 2016No Comments

Day 20 – Homemade natural porridge!

PorridgeToday we are going to create a delicious porridge recipe. This recipe is what I call my 'naked' recipe and by that I don't mean that I make it while naked! It means that this is the foundation recipe, the start recipe that can be amended, changed or made even better by adding a few delicious treats.

Although it doesn't look amazing, it tastes brilliant and is packed with so much goodness it will help get your day started right

20g chia seeds - full of fiber, protein, fats (good ones) and calcium just to name a few!

20g shredded coconut

30g oats - not the instant type, the ones that need proper cooking! Another brilliant source of carbohydrates, fat and protein

20g flax seeds - packed with fiber and omega 3, another one of those really good fats that you need to help your body

300ml coconut milk - any milk substitute would be good here, I prefer the flavour of coconut milk and it has lots of good fats

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Recipe couldn't be easier to make. You just put all the ingredients into a pan and boil for about 5 minutes, or until it is the consistency you want it.

I've added a dollop of strawberry jam to mine, but you can add frozen berries, fruits, or anything else to spice yours up

Ciao for now x

December 17, 2015No Comments

Choco Balls

This recipe always makes me chuckle as it's well known by my friends that I don't like chocolate, milk, dark, nuts, none of it! Yet I seem to be pretty good at whipping up chocolate substitutes with healthy vegan and gluten free chocolate options. This recipe is a variation on my Energy Balls recipe so give both a go and let me know what you think!


100g medjool dates
25g goji berries
25g cashew nuts
50g almonds
100g shredded/dessicated coconut
3 tablespoons of cacao powder
1.5 tablespoons of coconut oil
1.5 tablespoons of maple syrup
1.5 tablespoons of coconut milk

Put the goji berries, cashews, almonds, coconut and cacao powder in a blender and whizz them up until they are as fine as you want them. If you prefer them chunkier leave them in less time.

Add the dates, coconut oil, coconut milk and maple syrup to the blender and blend again until you get a big doughy sticky mix.

This is where you can tailor the recipe. Taste it and see what you think! If you want them smoother then add small amounts of water until it's as smooth as you want. If you prefer it with a stronger chocolate flavour, add a touch more cacao powder. If you prefer it sweeter add a little more maple syrup. Make sure when you add extra into the recipe you add in tiny amounts, blend and taste again as you can always add more but you can take any out!

Once you're happy with the mix, line a baking tray with baking paper and roll the mix into small balls onto the baking tray. Should make you about 15 choco balls with the quantities above. Put them in the freezer for an hour or so then just store in a container in the fridge until you want to eat them. The best time to eat them seems to be if you take them out of the fridge about 20 minutes before you want to enjoy so they begin to slightly soften.

Ciao for now x


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