Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Juicing - Ginger And Apple Shots


I am a huge fan of juicing since buying my juicer in 2014. I super-juiced myself by going on a 14 day juice fast last year and I felt incredible. It was a tough fortnight but there were some great benefits to doing it, like I lost two stone, my blood pressure dropped considerably (my doctor nearly fell off her chair and even thought her blood pressure monitor was faulty) and I discovered the power of a plant based diet and the health benefits of certain juices. My favorite are apple and ginger shots. They are so quick and easy and simple to freeze in ice cube trays or bags.

Start your day with an apple and ginger shot and you will notice your energy levels increase almost immediately (better than an espresso). They are also said to be fabulous for your immune system, fighting off those colds, morning sickness, hayfever (ginger is a natural antihistamine), heartburn and helps to aid digestion.

What You Need: (fills two ice cube bags - so double or triple ingredients for a good supply)
  • 8 x Apples
  • 2" Fresh Ginger
  • Ice cube trays or bags
Method - Simple, just juice up your ingredients, pour into your ice cube trays/bags and freeze. Pop a few out into a glass every morning, let defrost and knock back.




Have you discovered juicing yet? 
Noticed any benefits?
 Got any tips for me?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Top Outdoor Activities In The UK


Do you spend a lot of time outdoors? I much prefer to be doing something outside than stuck indoors. My favorite outdoor activities are walking, camping and gardening, in fact you will often hear me saying to people that I'd rather be gardening than doing housework and my garden is usually tidier than inside my house. I love the fresh air and feel so invigorated after a good gardening session or long walk along the river.

As an avid gardener I wasn't surprised to hear that gardening ranked the top choice for keeping active in the UK, and is way more popular than any sports. New research conducted by First Utility, the largest independent gas and electricity supplier shows almost two-fifths (37.5%) of people have a passion for pottering in their gardens, while other popular ways of enjoying the outdoors are shopping and dog walking. Just 4% said they took part in competitive sports, which does surprise me as I would have expected the number to be much higher than that, and the most popular sporting activity was cycling (12.1%). Running was an activity shared by 7.5% and going to the gym 7.4%.


I was also really surprised to discover that there is just 1% separating men and women in their interest in gardening. To be honest I always assumed that men tend to enjoy it much more than women. How wrong was I. 

Energy supplier First Utility put all their energy into offering the lowest gas and electricity prices for consumers. Customers switching their energy to First Utility save an average of £296 on their gas and electricity prices a year. That is a lot of money and a huge saving. A chunk of Christmas, a purse full of cash towards a holiday, new shoes, handbags or just think how many new plants that could buy for the garden. I'm really impressed with that figure.

Ed Kamm, Chief Customer Officer at First Utility, said: 
We put our energy into lowering prices so that the UK can spend more on enjoying the things they put theirs into.  Whether running the London marathon, or enjoying a box set marathon, we make sure energy prices are one less thing to worry about.” 

About First Utility
First Utility is the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent energy supplier. It supplies gas and electricity to more than 780,000 customers throughout the UK and is committed to helping them reduce their energy bills by offering cheaper tariffs, helping customers use less energy through the use of innovative technology and campaigning for industry change. 

First Utility also donates 1% of its profits each year to the First Utility Foundation, an independent charitable organisation with a goal to improve the lives of vulnerable families and individuals across the UK. 





What Do You Put Your Energy Into? 
Gardening, Sports, Walking? 
Or Do you prefer more indoor activities?






*The research for First Utility was carried out by Opinium between: 04 / 03 / 2015 and 09 / 03 / 2015 surveyed 2,051 UK adults.

*Collaborated Post

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