Homemade Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipe

One of my favourite meals as a child was pasta with tomato and basil sauce. It was the first thing I learnt to make myself as it was so easy and quick and it’s such a comfort food. The combination of tomato and basil is a winner every time, unfortunately most of the store bought packaged tomato sauces have a little too much sugar and salt in that we would really want.

My homemade version is super easy to make and only has a few simple ingredients. With no added sugar, salt or nasties, you can enjoy your tomato sauce knowing that you’re only getting goodness with every mouthful. I like to have mine with a simple salad or mixed with brown rice pasta. I’ve also added chilli and prawns before. It’s so versatile.

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Watch my video below to find out how to make it and also see below for the list of ingredients you will need.

Energising Bliss Balls

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Oh my I love blissballs. I’ve made various versions of them and also buy the bounceballs when out and about too. If you haven’t tried them or tried making your own then you must because they are so easy and require no baking or cooking. As well as being super healthy they are pretty yummy.

These blissballs are the perfect snack for the afternoon when energy levels might be a little low. Rather than reaching for a chocolate bar or coke, make a batch of these raw energising blissballs to have on hand at around 4pm. Here’s the recipe…

Super Green Mango Juice Recipe

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I was so lucky to win a Sage Appliance Juicer from Planet Organic a few weeks ago and it has definitely come into good hands. This juice is so so delicious! Mango is one of my favourite fruits as it’s pretty naturally sweet and I wanted to change up my usual green juice. As the sun was shining I thought this tropical twist would be perfect!

Ingredients

  • 2 small carrots
  • 1 kiwi (peeled)
  • 1 cox apple
  • handful kale
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • half a cucumber
  • half a small mango (chopped)
  • 2 tsp flaxseeds
  • 2 tsp chia seeds

Juice everything except the spinach, kale, mango, flax and chia seeds. Then add spinach and kale to blender with the juice and blend then add the mango, flax and chia seeds and blend. I also add some ice to make nice a cold! Enjoy!

My One Day Juice Cleanse Experience with Fruveju

Glowing skin, improved mental focus, weight loss and improved digestion are just some of the claimed benefits of doing a juice cleanse. Juice cleanses are everywhere and have been for a while now, I’d not really looked into them until recently as I thought perhaps it was just another fad diet but after researching a little more, talking to friends and becoming more open minded, I thought I’d give one a go.

Check out my… Little Instagram Video on the day

I don’t believe in diets and as you know if you follow me, my ethos is to live a healthy balanced sustainable lifestyle to promote wellbeing and happiness. Lots of people promote incorporating juice cleanses or simply drinking a juice a day into your lifestyle. Claiming that the juiced vegetables and fruits aid detoxing and ridding the body of toxins. A juice floods the body with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and plant based protein without having to work hard to digest. So I thought it’d be pretty fun to get this surge of healthiness and luckily Fruveju sent me there 1 day Explore Cleanse to try. 

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My Lululemon Mat Moves Class / Video Lean Legs Workout

Last Saturday I taught my Mat Moves Pilates class at the Lululemon showroom in Covent Garden. My Mat Moves class is a whole body conditioning class and incorporates Pilates exercises with traditional ballet barre exercises transferred to the mat. The class works deep intrinsic muscles that you never knew existed and aims to improve flexibility, posture and core stability to give you that long lean sculpted physique!

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I was so excited to teach at the store as I love Lululemon’s activewear (I own 4 pairs of there leggings already- they are the best!) I was really looking forward to becoming part of Lululemon community especially as they are soon to be opening a new permanent store on the famous Long Arce.