Bringing blackberries to life

We love going for walks especially when the hedges are bulging with blackberries. So we took our baskets and filled them to the brim.

I love having berries for breakfast in a shake or with some yogurt and nuts.

I think there was a blackberry fight as well and a few left along the roadside. Even Holly our dog loved them, her new treat.

So I decided to make some healthy blackberry brownies, first time making them very gooey.

To make them healthier you can substitute the eggs with bananas and the caster sugar you can replace with natural sugars such as honey and maple syrup and you can replace the flour with coconut or nut flours.

I then made a lovely breakfast muffin with lemon and chai seeds

So to make this one healthier you can replace the eggs with bananas, sugar you can replace with honey or syrup and plain flour with coconut or nut flours. I replaced the poppy seeds with chai seeds as these are amazing for energy. The butter you can replace with apple sauce.

Love using natural ingredients to make yummy treats with fruit we have picked ourselves it’s a great way for kids to get involved.

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Low fat yummy curry

I love this curry, so many of us including me just buy a jar of processed sauces that are high in sugar, salt and fat and don’t taste very good.

I then made this curry and since then I have made my own sauces as I can then decide what goes into it.

So I discovered the s recipe in Gordon Ramsey’s book but I have used the same spices but have swapped a few things out and used healthier alternatives.

So your curry can be veggie or not. I do like having this with chicken but also chickpeas.

For the chickpeas just buy the dried ones soak over night then boil for a hour this means they still have a bit of crunch and is more economical than the tins.

Chicken curry

Dice the chicken and put in a bowl

Add a dash of sea salt

1/2 tsp chilli 🌶 powder mild

1 tsp ground coriander

4 garlic cloves (use a garlic press) or 2 tsp garlic powder

4cm of ginger grated finely or 2 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp lemon 🍋 juice ( I freeze the lemon then blitz in a blender and use the juice from this)

100ml greek natural yogurt

Add a red chilli diced if you want more heat

Marinate overnight in the fridge

In a saucepan add a tbsp of olive oil

Then dice a red onion and 2 garlic cloves in the pan

Add 1 tsp of coriander and chilli 🌶 powder

1 1/2 tsp Garam masala

1 1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp cumin

75ml natural Greek yogurt I like to use one with coconut in it

Add 150ml tomato 🍅 paste

If you like it sweet you can also add in some mango juice

You can also add other veg I added mushrooms I love them in curry dishes you can add peppers, tomatoes etc

Cook for about 20 mins

Serve with rice I used long grain and basmati rice healthier low GI measure out a cup of rice then add 2 cups of water to the rice and boil on low heat then put a lid on near the end and let it soak up the water

Serve with natural yogurt, poppadoms and mango chutney

Serves 4

The drink is lemon 🍋 juice so I use the blended frozen lemon use a small sieve and squeeze out the lemon juice.

Then grate some ginger into it

Too with fizzy water

Add mint leaves

Its a lovely refreshing non alcoholic drink perfect with this curry.

If you want to add alcohol I would recommend gin or rum.

This is a quick and easy meal to make prep time about 15 mins if you have all the spices you just need the yogurt, tomato purée and your chicken or chickpeas. Tasty and healthy meal for the whole family. Leaves you full and satisfied.

Nutrition and cleansing

since I started this nutrition and cleansing programme I have never felt so good. At the start I found it difficult but how you feel afterwards is amazing.

The programme im following allows you to have the detox and nutritional tonixs in the morning, then during the day you can have some of their snacks and chocolates to keep your sugar levels up bit also keep your metabolism burning to keep building the lean muscle.

So not only do you get to eat these amAzing salted caramel chocolates which FYI I could t live without I eat one of these at night with a hot protein drink and I am ready for bed and cravings curbed with these chocs stops me from binging and staying up late.

i have an amazing nights sleep waking before my alarm feeling refreshed and Full of energy to tackles all of the days drama.

Why cleanse?

So if you are cleansing you can still eat just clean food that has not preservatives or additives so here are some examples of top detoxing food to stick to on cleanse days and to invite in yourself daily diet. This is why you should cleanse, not just to give your guy a rest but to eradicate all of these toxins being out into our bodies from drugs used on animals and our crops as well as the plastic our food is coming in this is one of the biggest reasons that packaged convenience food is so bad for you. There are so many diseases have been made by these toxins we have created.

I was shocked myself as I’ve always eaten healthily, but now seeing this I realise what I am putting into my body and we have a huge issue with plastic.

So I will pledge to reduce the amount of plastic is use to wrap my food, I also will be reducing the amount of food I buy in packaging and also the amount of animal products I’m eating. I am very much into plant based products and am loving all of the plant based snacks and so are the kids.

I have also been doing lots of yummy recipes for vegan meals and I feel amazing with all of the amazing products and food I am putting into my body.

You can also have snacks as well which you can also use to swap out bad snacks on your diet. Just don’t forget about your blood sugar level they will dip if you’re not having any sugar in this case you need to make sure you have some fruit in yourself cleanse day to keep your sugar levels up like grapefruit, pineapple 🍍 or apples 🍏

So if you want to cleanse you can do it with a scientifically backed programme which is the safe way to do it and I would recommend due to the importance of keeping tour sugar levels and metabolism up. I started doing one day cleanses but now am doing 2 the results are amazing I lose 3 lbs every time but only 1 will remain off so that you don’t lose muscle just fat.

If you are a binger this programme offers amazing salted caramel chocs which have stopped my late night cravings for good. Ideally you shouldn’t eat after 8pm but if you can’t as you’ve missed a meal or done a heavy workout these are the best options

Also walnuts are a good choice as they have magnesium in them which promotes good sleep and cherry juice has melatonin in them but they also have fat burning and metabolic properties to help burn abdominal fat while you sleep.

Give it a go the effects afterwards leave you feeling like a new person and knocks years off your energy levels leaving you feel more than 10 years younger

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Busy times fun times

It has been a while since I updated my blog with so many things going on in my life all good of course just very busy.

I finally finished my personal training course so am now qualified and going to finish my nutritional course and create a really good training and nutritional plan over the summer with the hope to launch in sept along with my shop Moodfit.myshopify.com which you can shop on now for fitness clothes and equipment as well as summer dresses and kids clothes. I will also be launching my own app and Facebook page for my fitness programme. On top of that I also joined a company called Isagenix a company specialising in nutritional cleansing, increasing energy and performance.

It has changed my life having suffered from depression I have pretty much tried everything under the sun to lift it from herbal solutions, exercise, counselling, different therapies and anti depressants. Once I started this programme after the first 2 weeks I was so full of energy, mental clarity, felt confident, less anxious and so healthy. I hope that this will continue to keep me feeling this way and help others like it has me. People when nutritionally healthy will naturally lose weight as your body works better when nutritionally fulfilled, cleansing also helps to reset your body and boost all of your systems. So no matter what illness you have it will help you with your health goals.

Lose weight, gain lean muscle, lots of energy and overall healthy body and mind.

So I have been embarking on this for more info contact me or learn more at moodycowmum.isagenix.com

I had to get kids ready for finishing at school, getting ready for our weekend in London and our family holiday. So I can safely say I haven’t been keeping to the isagenix plan but have still included it in my daily diet my isatonic supreme, my salt caramel chocs can’t go anywhere without some of these, some protein bars, tablets and some shakes still enjoying some of the American food.

We went to Walmart it is massive you could spend all day there they have everything from to tyres we have so far spent an average of 2 hours in it. Everything yes is supersize, massive buckets of ice cream and lots of crisps and massive bags of lovely sugar rich cereal kids are lovin it they won’t be getting any when we get home that’s for sure if they still have teeth left.

This was our first shop its is madness this place but love it

Sunshine breakfast

Sunday morning, the sun is shining having a healthy & nutritious breakfast. Can life get any better. Never thought I’d say this but I am loving life.

So my lovely nutritious drink is the ionic supreme with some lemon 🍋 juice and some pineapple 🍍 juice. #cocktailinthesun

I have my vanilla shake this morning and added #mullerlight coconut with a hint of vanilla omg love this yogurt and a little maple syrup.

so so so yum and to finish it off some raspberries and blueberries frozen if course covered in that yummy yogurt, such a yummy brekkie, feel like I’m on hols.

Definitely deserve this after my #sip&Sample Party last night. Thanks to all who turned up we had a fab night.

I will share my fab recipes def have to add these into my weekly meal plan and the relish #chocbrownies #cookiesoughballs and #chocicecream you missed out big time but don’t worry I will share my up and coming sip&samples party dates for all those fab mummies and any daddies who want to join us over the summer.

The best thing about the night was def the entertainment #jess&cara

So everyone start the day the right way with a delicious and nutritious breakfast and head to the beach that’s what I’m gonna do anyway.

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Cleansing

So I’m on a cleansing day, cleansing my body of the crap I consume that I shouldn’t there were a few crisps in there some wine, I know naughty girl maybe some chocolate and ice cream oops it was healthy though.

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The kids did help me a wee bit a healthier option to the normal but you can make healthy and vegan ice cream too. Here’s an amazing r recipe I gotta try

So what does cleansing involve???

Well normally it’s a starve yourself to death day where you then binge put the next day so pointless.

The Isagenix cleanse is unbelievable you take the tonics

Lots of water of course some exercise and lots of snacks. So you don’t like the healthy snacks then no worries not only do you not have to starve yourself but you get to eat chocolate and you lose weight is this for real Like I think someone is winding me up that’s what I thought but I had the protein bars and the cheesy whey protein snacks and the chocolates omg I can’t live without them the salted caramel milk chocs and there is now dark chocolate this is what you’re allowed on cleanse days like hello.

So I am sitting out in the sun drinking tonics which make you feel and chocolate clearly it was a woman who came up with this system.

So am I hungry and tired????

certainly not feel fab lots of energy, feel lighter, free, lots of lean muscles popping up check out this back I was like wow when I saw that pic and I don’t even go to the gym can you believe it?

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So you want to become leaner, lighter, happier, healthier then what are you waiting for.

your health is your wealth, it’s priceless invest in your make your life what you want it to be don’t just accept that what you have is it go out there and get what you want and your life will change dramatically

find out how to cleanse and reach your body and mind goals

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Life is what you make it

While I would t have agreed with this statement a while ago I certainly do now. Struggling with depression and anxiety I never had to confidence or energy to do what I really wanted. I struggled each day to get up and get whatever needed done, done. Life was not a pleasure for a long time everything just seemed a struggle from the simple things like making a phone call to the terrifying going out without my makeup talking to complete strangers and in front of crowds.

Now i feel like I can do anything. I have energy mental energy but for some reason I still don’t want to spend my time off in the house cleaning to only have my kids destroy it within minutes. What am I doing right now? Sitting in the sun getting ready to enjoy the sunshine and hit the park and in general be outdoors enjoying life and this amazing weather before it disappears.

So I had another delivery of my amazing life changing products and ordered some dark chocs as well as the delicious salted caramel ones I think I’m addicted they amazing and healthy. I can’t believe I get to eat chocolate everyday and this is healthy who knew??? I certainly didn’t.

So out of the shakes I don’t really like the choc ones the vanilla and strawberry are amazing. So a waste of money? No I used the IsaLean Shakes to flavour my energy balls so I made choc ones and then vanilla and strawberry ones using my gorgeous nut butter.

These are delish and so easy to make.

Whizz all of your ingredients in a processor for a few minutes, then roll in a coating of your choice for crushed nuts, chai seeds or desiccated coconut.

So to make you need

1cup of dates

1cups of oats or muesli (optional)

2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

2 tbsp nuts 🥜

2 tbsp nut butter

1tbsp chai seeds and dedicated coconut

2 tbsp of whey powder so you can use the IsaLean Shakes to flavour them so strawberry, vanilla or chocolate

Any ingredients you don’t like you can take out or substitute for something you do. These are handy, yummy my kids loved them and healthy fats and keep them going as they have protein and the oats fill them up and give them sustainable energy.

You can also add in extract of your choice so

My fav is salted caramel or vanilla

Just store in fridge for a few weeks or out in freezer you can eat them straight away from the freezer.

So I had some leftover rice so instead of throwing out I made tonight’s tea

Rice balls

My fav rice is basmati and I mix some brown rice too helps fill you up and longer energy release.

So I rolled the rice added in some

Pumpkin seeds

Crushed nuts

Punch of salt

Splash of olive oil & apple cider vinegar

Some cheese in the middle for a gooey melted centre when cooked

Coat with dried edamame beans these are so moorish I love them as a snack

To cook then shallow fry for 10 mins serve with some avacado and sweet potato fries

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We are enjoying our walks in the country with Holly.

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Hiding in the grass

New arrivals as well #kittens #white #cats #animals #cuteanimals #pets

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Don’t think about living, start living now and live like every day is your last. Have no regrets, take a chance, look after your health it is your wealth and worth investing in as without your health the rest is just a struggle. We only have one life so make it the best you can.

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Feeling a little nutty

Had a real craving for some peanut butter so I mad myself some peanut butter it’s so easy.

Just put your nuts in the oven for 10 mins the. Whizz in a food processor for 15 mins then your done.

You can add some flavouring sometimes I add in some vanilla or salted caramel essence.

I used almonds, some walnuts and peanuts. I roughly chopped some nuts to add some texture as I love chunky peanut butter. Sometimes it can be a bit dry if it is the. Add a bit of coconut oil.

So I put it to the taste test this is what my expert said.

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30 day results

So I’ve been doing a nutrition and cleanse system for 30 days now and never did I think I would feel like I do now.

I was very sceptical at the start like most people can this system really do what it promises???? All I can do is tell you how it has made me feel. I suffer from depression take antidepressants everyday to little effect, while they worked at the start they no longer give me that mental clarity while relieving the worst of the symptoms.

This nutritional system has helped give me not only lots of energy it has given me mental clarity back lifting that dark cloud of mental exhaustion that normally hangs over me everyday.

So not only has this given me more energy and clarity, it has helped me build lean muscles, lose weight, healthy flow, loads of confidence and I’m never hungry.

These are my before pics my skin was red, I was bloated, cellulite, no energy and more fat than I realised…

30 days later I have lost 3 inches off my waist, no more bloating, abs have come through toning up, I’ve lost an inch off thighs toning up building muscle and arms toned up and lost 4 lbs in 30 days.

Can’t believe the results I have in just 30 days can’t wait to see how I look and feel after the 90 days challenge.

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