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Well what a lovely week it has been. Between all the Christmas preparations, a delivery of green smoothie making goodies and the wonderful comments you’ve been leaving me, this week has been a good one! I quickly got over the cold I had at the weekend thank goodness, and so far the washing machine is holding out.

As I was saying, a couple of days ago I got a basket of fruit and veg from Sun Chlorella so that I could make some green smoothies, they clearly know me so well. Apparently Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a big fan of them too so I’m in good company ;-) I have made a few to the Sun Chlorella recipe which is simply spinach, lettuce, a stalk of celery, an apple, a pear, half a banana, half an avocado (well 1/4 in the recipe but I used a half a one) and 15 Sun Chlorella tablets blended with water:

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I haven’t been having so many green smoothies recently, simply because I put so much ice in them and it’s too cold for that! However these ones, made with ingredients just cold from the fridge aren’t too bad at all. I think I’ll be making more like this – just pure vegetables and fruit instead of with added protein powders. I felt super sparkly after having a couple of them!

I’ve also been enjoying my porridge:

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Apple and sweet mince pie filling flavour! Also…

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Courgette bread porridge topped with almond butter and dried cranberries. 

Workouts have been ok, although I had wanted to fit in some yoga but with different work commitments and meetings all I managed was the gym:

  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Spin Class
  • Monday: Gym – 3,2,1 workout with cardio and weights
  • Tuesday: Rest
  • Wednesday: Rest
  • Thursday: Gym – 3,2,1 workout with cardio and weights
  • Friday: you guessed it, Gym 3,2,1 workout with cardio and weights!

It’s doing the job of keeping my health and fitness ticking over while I’m so busy at least. One thing that has been good around exercise is my pre workout snack:

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Dates stuffed with peanut butter frozen. I’ve blogged about these before, but heavens they are so good! You have to try them. Another snack that’s been rocking my world is these babies:

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You can find the recipe on my Facebook page. I made them after using the same ingredients for another recipe – I’ll let you try and think of what that could be!

On the Love List this week…

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Trying on random dresses to see what I can wear for the Christmas nights out I’ve got coming up. That is my wildly printed vintage dress from Brighton. I would probably wear it with black peep toe heels rather than the ankle boots though. As a commenter on Dayre said, I’m trying to channel a Dita Von Teese vibe. Although I feel I might be failing, lol! I’m trying to decide if I should wear it for the Funk and Soul Christmas Party we are going to, speaking of which, another thing I’ve been loving this week is the Christmas Funk and Soul Album on Spotify! Also…

Making what I think is an amazing recipe and taking some pretty pictures of it // getting more Christmas presents purchased // anticipating a weekend filled with my friends and wine //  scented candles on the go all the time // seeing Christmas decorations up in people’s front rooms when you drive past

In case you missed it:

I also had an article published at the Zeo blog full of Winter Warmer recipes and was featured on as Nuffang UK’s Blogger of the month! Check them out.

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 Oh and how could I forget, I launched the 12 Weeks to Feeling Fabulous E-Course too! I’ve now sold out of all my health and nutrition consultation gift cards, thank you so much to everyone that has purchased them.
 
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This week I’ve also been spending time pulling together my free Healthy Christmas Recipes E- Book which will be free for newsletter subscribers, so if you haven’t subscribed yet, then here’s another reason to do so – you can also enter my international GIVEAWAY of raw chocolate goodies!

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It’s certainly been a busy blog week!
 
One last thing, I have a favour to ask you in support of another KHGS reader. Charlie emailed me saying…
 
‘I recently surprised myself by getting through to the FINAL 4 for a place on The Runner’s World UK Paris Marathon Challenge! (Out of nearly 3000 entrants!!)  This is something I am so excited to be involved in & would mean I would get full training & support in finally completing a marathon (hopefully!?!) To get that final place I need a little help… scarily and rather embarrassingly it’s a public vote … no registration, no forms just a cringe worthy photo of me and a little thumbs up icon that needs clicking … so if you have a couple of seconds free it would be amazing if you could help!’

Just click here and click the thumb next to Charlie – plus it’s her birthday today – Happy Birthday Charlie!

What’s on your Love List this week? 

Do you have many Christmas nights out coming up? Have you decided on an outfit? 

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