Yellow Smoothie Day!
This one was delicious…mostly because it only contained banana, lemon, pineapple and coconut milk!
It wasn’t as healthy or as fat free as I would have liked but good fats are always helpful :)
Ahh here it goes!
ORANGE SMOOTHIE - VITAMIN C SHOOTER!!
Raw carrot, clementines, mango, water and ginger
I’m not gonna lie, this one was difficult to swallow. The ginger was soo strong but I need it. I think I’m starting to come down with something though! Noooooo!!
Pomegranate, cherry, strawberry, water, honey, beets, tomato.
It was…okay tasting?
Really sweet and fruity but with a dirty after-taste from the beets. Definitely drinkable and quite tasty. I would make it again but maybe with a tad more honey or maybe even less beets? I couldn’t get hold of raspberries or cranberries anywhere so maybe the taste was affected by that.
What was your verdict on red smoothie day? Did you try one?
RED SMOOTHIE - THE ANTIOXIDANT
Ok I lied, I’m starting this smoothie diet tonight because I feel really run down for some reason. After I’ve been to the gym tonight I’m stopping off at my favourite food shop in Hove - Taj
I’m going to use water, KOKO coconut milk (to avoid overdoing it on the dairy) or green ice tea as a base for my smoothies!
Today’s RED smoothie will have the following ingredients:
Cranberries, Water, Honey, Pomegranate, Tomato, Beetroot, Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Red Grapes! - I’ll post a picture later and give you a taste verdict…I am not one to force down gross tasting smoothies just for the health benefits. I kind of want to enjoy my life too?
THE RAINBOW FAT BURNER
Okay so, I’ve been getting a bit lazy with my diet recently. I’ve been ordering pizza and tacos, eating loads of carbs and feeling bloated and a little bit gross. I think after a long COLD day going about my business, going to the gym after work and whatnot, all I look forward to is a warm, hearty dinner and comfort foods. It’s not that I’ve put on too much weight. Since I exercise so much, I’ve only put on about 3 or 4lbs but pounds are pounds and I know they’re creeping up on me so to combat this, I’m going to experiment with a kickstarter diet I’ve come up with to shed a little weight before the holidays without compromising nutrition!
I’ve called it the Rainbow Smoothie diet and it’s the perfect way to experiment with food colours, textures and tastes. If I’m eating rainbow foods, I’m trying my best to avoid beige! Beige is BORING. (albeit delicious)
The basic concept is to get as many nutrients as possible without STARVING. When our bodies are starving, it’s crying out for food. It doesn’t make you disciplined, it makes you…hungry, depressed and irritable.
So this is how I’m going to do this -
My breakfast will always be filling, warm and healthy. Think porridge or brown cereals with little/no sugar.
Lunch will be mostly raw vegetables but again, filling. Superfood salad or chunky soup or a sandwich. Lean meats like chicken and omelettes are awesome to add too for protein!
Now here comes dinner. Depending on what day, my dinner will be a smoothie concoction of a colour. Monday Red, Tuesday Orange etc etc.
For example: Monday (RED DAY)
My smoothie will be filled with beetroot, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, tomatoes, cranberries which are LOADED with anti oxidants.
Feel like joining me? Go ahead! Who’s stopping you? YOU!
I’ll keep y’all updated throughout the week. I start on Monday xxx
A POEM ABOUT THE WOMEN IN MY LIFE.
BODY SHOP HAUL YAY!
Sooo, I ran out of my coconut cream shower gel today
(cue world’s smallest violin) and wanted to confide in one of my favourite luxury body brands - The Body Shop. I always look forward to shopping there because I know I invest a lot of time into what I choose based on the price and quality of the products and the fact that they last for AGES.
Recently they’ve released their Honey-mania range. A thick moisturising collection with beautiful matte golden packaging which I HAD to try along with their annual Christmas scented products. I chose the Cranberry Joy shower gel and an adorable Gingerbread man loofah for the start of the festive season. The air may be getting colder but at least I get to enjoy the zesty sweet scent of cranberries in a nice warm shower in the morning.
The honey body butter and the scrub smell divine. They’ve got a subtly pleasant floral scent which isn’t overpowering, yet strong enough to not need perfume which I love. These products are aimed at people with drier skin which is perfect for me, as a self-confessed water avoider and ex eczema sufferer, I need a little hydration in my life!
Now to have a ridiculously long shower to try these bad boys out ;)
This is my perfect winter warming superfood breakfast! Just before I walk or cycle to work I need all the energy I can get, since I walk all the way across Brighton to get to the office which takes anywhere between 45 mins to an hour!
I prefer to use fine oats because I like the texture, but feel free to use other types. I don’t judge ;)
I add in my fruit before I warm my oats in the microwave, if you’re cooking your oats on a hob, add some frozen berries, passion fruit and goji berries in the mix for that extra kick of vitamin C! Some of you might want to use a different milk too if you’re lactose intolerant or vegan, which is absolutely fine of course. I tend to use skimmed cows milk because it’s low in carbs and fat and I just prefer the taste.
The flavours and textures of this breakfast are incredible. It almost tastes like a bowl of sunshine which is perfect for autumn and it’s super filling and healthy with slow-release carbohydrates that’ll get you through the morning without feeling peckish or grazing too much. (Which is a complete necessity for me because I’m a picker when I get bored!)
Anyway, I hope you try/like this! It’s my go to winter breakfast this month.
Have a fresh one!
Anonymous asked: Why are you so bloody amazing!!!!
Oh, you! I’m blushing like a spanked ass :)
"I’VE FORGOTTEN EVERYTHING I KNOW!"
So, I’ve started the looong re-vamp process and ihatevictoria is FINALLY going to be filled with less depressing content, wiser words and fresh photos.
I was browsing through my blog and realised that I’ve only used it as a way of releasing my negative thoughts into the open so that I don’t battle with them inside myself. I find that over the past three years, it’s been so helpful and it’s made me a less angry, more positive person with more time and energy for growth rather than regressing into the darkness of my woes.
I’ve always wanted to use my intelligence and wisdom to help other people and whilst this site is effectively my shameless diary, it’s doing no one any good. I’m going to start venting in a private diary and this space is going to be used for creative ideas, beauty regimes, natural hair remedies, work out regimes and delicious recipes.
My journey of self awareness has been a strange one and I think that making big changes to the way people see me, will somehow reflect in the way I see myself.
x big love to all the ladies out there x