Ah March, what a month it has been! Big things happening in my life this month have included our 12 week scan, putting our flat on the market, starting two new community projects, finishing one great community project, upgrading some of my beauty and household cleaning products to more natural and organic products and having the biggest de clutter ever. I’ve definitely met my March pledge of spring cleaning!
Here on the blog I’ve posted recipes for…
- 3 ingredient grain free crepes
- Bean and tahini salad
- Spelt flour scones
- Mint choc chip green smoothie
Some of my fave posts this month have included:
- Is Sugar Evil? and 10 easy ways to reduce your sugar consumption
- Running a business and following your dreams: my story and tips
- Why food and exercise is only half the answer
I was also really chuffed to be asked to blog at the Huffington Post! I’ve started by sharing my Is Sugar Evil post, but will be starting to add original posts in future.
I am really looking forward to April, it should be a brilliant month! The little Easter break will be lovely, as will indulging in some Cadbury’s mini eggs, my not so guilty pleasure! At the end of this week I’m off down to London for some super exciting stuff too. Business wise, this month sees me taking the big step in going pretty much self employed. I’m still going to be doing 1 day a week in my charity development manager role, but all my other income will be coming through Uniquely Healthy and the Feel Good Factory. So exciting. So scary. So awesome :-)
Other than that I should have some stability in terms of getting to grips with the two new community projects I’m working on which might give me some breathing space and enable me to think a bit about what the future holds.
One thing I do want to focus on now that I’m in the second trimester and we are well into spring, is work on getting that glow. We are off to Brighton again in May, and I’d really like to look and feel my best. Of course everyone says it’s the second trimester when you are ‘glowing’ but I think it’s a deeper feeling that just that. My skin could do with some TLC and I think I would benefit from a renewed focus on drinking plenty of water and eating fresh foods like green smoothies – hence the little green smoothie challenge!
Green smoothie challenge
I thought it might be fun to do a green smoothie challenge for myself, and of course it would be great if you’d like to join in to! Here’s the details…
The challenge is to have a green smoothie each day for 14 days starting on Monday 7th April and finishing on Easter Sunday. It will be a great way to mitigate the effect of that Easter chocolate!
I’ll be posting a couple of round up posts and lots of recipes! If you have a blog, it would be fun to do a post about your green smoothie challenge each week and include your recipes, just right click on the button above to save it and include it in your blog post. I’ll see if I can figure out how to set up a link share and I’ve set up a green smoothies pin board so I can pin your recipes! I’ll keep you all updated on this before the 7th too.
How was March for you? Do you have anything exciting coming up for April? Will you be joining me in the green smoothie challenge?
I’ll have a crack at the green smoothie challenge. I’m going to set my goal as ten smoothies over the 14 days though if that’s ok. I find them too sweet for everyday!
Yey! 10 over the 14 days is fine, if you find them too sweet I’ll be posting some less sweet recipes so maybe try some of those?
That would be great. The only time I tried to make a non-sweet one it was a disaster! (Too much celery!)
March was not good for me at all – several bad races and then fracturing my elbow = one of the worst months for a very long time.
I would like to join in with the green smoothie challenge if I can get myself together though – Lord knows I could do with drinking something every day that is supposed to have healing powers.
I am really pleased that you’ve had a positive month though :)
I’m so sorry you’ve had such a bad month, I really hope your elbow gets better very quickly. Would be lovely for you to have some green smoothies with me, as you say fingers crossed for the healing powers!
Congratulations on Huffington Post! That’s great.
I’m going to have a go! Not every day for the month though as I know I’ll just give up but I’m going to go for making a big batch every week. I posted a link on my blog and will do a post about the green smoothie challenge every week :D
Hi Alice that’s great, thanks for joining in!
I think its so awesome how you can be so productive without letting the pressure get to you..but I suppose it comes down to loving what you do, am I right? Enjoy your Cadbury eggs and get your glow on Laura :D
I think it does indeed! I will certainly be enjoying my mini eggs too :-)
So many exciting things coming your way Laura! I love Mini Eggs and Creme Eggs, so delicious.
Thanks Claire! Mini eggs are so good!
Ahh mini eggs… be still my heart!
And who knows, I might make myself a smoothie to get involved – go crazy hehe.
I’ve just a small little run in a few days is the only thing I’ve got planned ;-)
haha, I would love to see you try one! Hope your little small run goes well ;-)
I have a green smoothie pretty much every day anyway, so I am in :)
Awesome to have you in!
Well I am going to do the challenge but it might be 10 days, 5 a week instead, definitely need to get on board with this though!!
This sounds like a great challenge and something I’m up for trying over Easter!
The perfect reason to finally try a green smoothie! :-)
That’s great, brilliant to have you joining in!
What do they put in those mini eggs, they are so addictive! I used to love making Easter nests with them when I was little, with shredded wheat in melted chocolate – might have to do that again!
I think a green smoothie challenge is a great idea – might have to give it a go as I’ve not had one in ages! I like your first commenter’s idea of 10 in 2 weeks though – might be more doable for me! I have a banana in the freezer, an avocado in the fruit bowl and some spinach and almond milk in the fridge so could even go and make one right now….
Oh, and the planets have aligned and provided a lovely recipe from Oh She Glows – although it looks like it might require a Vitamix which I don’t have!
Sounds great Rachel, thanks for joining in! I saw that smoothie on Oh She Glows as well, it looks delicious :-)
Ah I’d love to join the smoothie challenge but I’m away on holiday so I don’t think I can get involved this month!
Hope you enjoy your holiday!
You are so busy! And with so many wonderful projects too.
I might have a smoothie or two over the holidays, but not one per day, but I shall enjoy reading your recipes :)
Thanks Maria, hope you enjoy the Easter holidays!
I’ve found your blog just in time to get on board with the green smoothie challenge- have been meaning to give them a try for ages so I think this is going to be great!
That’s brilliant Susie, great to have you on board!
Great minds:) I started a mini green smoothie challenge this week having only ( a large ) green smoothie before noon and so far definitely feeling benefit of it. Definitely up for green smoothie challenge and putting on my blog!
Good luck with going self employed! I’m doing live below the line at some point next week, so I won’t be having smoothies for those 5 days, but I am in for the rest of the challenge :)
I am in! I definitely want to get back on the green smoothie wagon – I am trying to make April the month of increasing my greens and aiming for 4 sessions of barre3 a week! I’ve been finding fitting in exercise hard since returning to teaching from maternity leave but I need to make more of an effort as I feel so much better when I do it ;D