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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

…Green Machine...


Who doesn't love a good juice every now and then? I love them. A quick and easy way to get a load of your fruit and veg for the day. Green juices are all the rage at the moment and have been for some time now. Initially I always thought green juices might taste bitter or lack a sweetness to them. Well, over the Summer, since I found my juicer in a car boot fair, I've been trying out a variety of different juices and have settled on one of my favourite green juices. Not bitter or bland, but full of sharpness and sweetness.

On the blog today I thought I would share with you one of my favourite juices. You might remember a few months back, when I blogged a recipe for a yummy carrot and beetroot juice. It seems that post was well received. This juice however is very much in the green category. Full of vigour and zest. A great boost for any day you're not feeling 100%.

Ingredients:

1 kiwi
1 pear
handful of baby spinach
2 celery stalks
chunk of cucumber
1 beetroot
2 tsps on mooring powder
fresh lime juice


I always juice my water base veg first and then add in my fruit afterwards. Leaving my spinach last. Technically beetroot isn't a green veg, however it does add a wonderful sweet taste to the juice and who doesn't want to pack in as much goodness as possible?

Once all the ingredients have been juiced, stir in your teaspoons of moringa powder. This was the first time I have used a green powder in my juices and it was great. Didn't leave an odd after taste but definitely gave the juice an extra boost of super goodness.

I would definitely recommend this juice if you're feeling sluggish or want to give your system a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. Recently I have not been treating my body with the respect it deserves in terms of the foods I'm feeding it. This has shown in my skin tone and complexion. I'm pretty sure those extra sweet treats have made me feel bloated and full. Juicing is a great way to give your body a rest and allow it time to recover.

Hope you enjoy!

xxx

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

…Sunday Travels...

Jacket - H&M, Ear muffs - gift, Bag - Independent boutique, Gloves - Primark


Having not been very well at the end of last week (I blame my ever increasing work load for that), it was extremely refreshing to leave the house and go for a little trip on Sunday morning. We only ventured out to our nearest car boot fair and market, but it was still delightful. Usually we would walk after getting the train to Ford, but this time round we decided to take our bikes. The weather was perfect, crisp and bright. It was so refreshing to ride out in the country air and get some much needed exercise. Even it was a short journey.

I believe I have talked about Ford Airfield mart and car boot before on the blog. It truly is a great place to get your hands dirty and find some true gems. I was able to get my hands on a couple of children's book for almost 2/3 of the normal price. Working as a teacher, it's always handy to have children's books to inspire reading. I love a good rummage, and have over the years found some great items for wither my wardrobe or the home.

xxx


Friday, 6 February 2015

…Life of a Student...

Studying and then sometimes remembering to blog - a hard balance to achieve.

Why should it be so? Blogging is a hobby, an outlet, a space to chitter chatter away, and the fact that people take the time to read and comment means a lot to me. Most of the time I'm posting because I like creating an online diary - a collection of posts and image that document my life, from food, to travelling to things I enjoy.

Thankfully I don't have to worry about posting constant content as this isn't my full time job, and those who do, do this full-time I applaud you and love what you do. For me, nah, I like coming and going from this online space as I please without feeling the pressure of having to post worthwhile content. I write and post about the things that interest me and if others find them interesting then, great, thank you for reading. If then thats cool too.

For me my passion is teaching and education. Working with and supporting young children through their learning journeys. Let me tell you, it is not easy job but if it was easy would I still enjoy. Um, not sure. I like the challenge of having to inspire and motivate young children. I truly do. Currently I am working hard to achieve this dream. This term is going to one hell of a term with two assignments and pretty much, full on teaching. But that's the way it goes. Teaching isn't simple. It's multi-faceted and the expectations are high and rightly so. People entrust their children into the hands of teachers to help them learn about the world around them. To be able to be a part of that system is a joy and a privilege.

So at the moment, blogging will be a way for me to document moments and snippets of life. Maybe my other passion, yoga, maybe bits on food and my general daily musings. Life at the moment is taking a back seat for studies. Am hoping to be on a better note soon

xxx