Mud Run Memoirs: My First Obstacle Race

Spartan Super. 13k+ course, we were told afterwards it was actually nearer 17k! There is something deeply satisfying about collecting a medal at the end of a race when you haven’t placed first. You’re still a winner, no matter when you finish. As soon as you drag yourself over that finish line, whether you’re first or … Continue reading Mud Run Memoirs: My First Obstacle Race

Green ‘n’ Creamy Avocado Pasta (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Avocados need no introduction. High in healthy fats, they are also a great source of vitamins A, B2, C, K, folic acid (1) and dietary fibre. You can use them in both sweet and savoury dishes and even slather them over your face as they’re great for your skin too! A perfect mid week dinner, … Continue reading Green ‘n’ Creamy Avocado Pasta (Vegetarian/Vegan)

2 Minute Berry Oats

This has to be the quickest, easiest snack to make when you’re busy. It takes 2 minutes to put together and can be made with just 3 ingredients! I take it to work and eat it a bit before going to the gym in the evening so I don't exercise with low energy. Berry Oats also … Continue reading 2 Minute Berry Oats

Raw Papaya Seed Pepper

I’m a huge fan of using as much from our food as possible, be it the skins of veg or seeds of fruit. I don’t like waste so this is great way to use up those papaya seeds that often make it into the compost. Enter, Papaya Seed Pepper! You can eat papaya seeds raw. … Continue reading Raw Papaya Seed Pepper

Papaya & Beet Citrus Slushy

Papaya and beetroot go together surprisingly well. The earthiness from the beet is counteracted by the sweet papaya and lemon adds a refreshing splash of citrus. When blending, I normally just throw in the veg with the skin left on but with beetroot, this can sometimes give too much of an an earthy taste, so … Continue reading Papaya & Beet Citrus Slushy

Seasonal Strawberry Bruschetta Topping

This unexpected combination of strawberry and tomato is a refreshing twist on a much loved classic. Bruschetta is one of my all time favourite dishes but I hadn’t had it for years at a restaurant as so far, I’ve not been able to have it served on tasty gluten free bread. Now it's all good... I can have it … Continue reading Seasonal Strawberry Bruschetta Topping

Rose Infused Oatmeal

This Rose Infused Oatmeal is another porridge favourite. Infusing the liquid makes oats so much more flavourful, meaning you generally use less sweetener to add flavour. A friend recommended this to me and I haven't looked back since! The oats don't have to be soaked if you're really in a rush but I'd highly encourage … Continue reading Rose Infused Oatmeal

Super Quick Steam Fry “Zoodles” (Gluten Free)

Stir frying is a great way of using up leftover vegetables. You can chuck in pretty much whatever you want and it’ll taste great with the right seasoning.Using zucchini (courgette) instead of noodles, is a perfect way to have a totally veg packed meal. I introduce to you, the "zoodle"! Pre-made stir fry sauces are often loaded with refined salt … Continue reading Super Quick Steam Fry “Zoodles” (Gluten Free)

Speedy Sweet Spice Granola

Super quick, refined sugar free Speedy Sweet Spice Granola recipe from The Green Machine

Chai Porridge

Porridge is a great way to start the day. Oats are a great source of complex carbohydrates and of all the grains, they contain the most soluble fibre, which keeps you feeling fuller for longer. They help stabilise blood sugar and lower the "unhealthy" LDL cholesterol levels; these contribute to plaque build up which may lead … Continue reading Chai Porridge