Recipe: Supergreen Soup – the ultimate healthy Winter Warmer!

There are fewer things more comforting on a cold night that a hearty bowl of warming soup. The great news about this simple yet satisfying dish is that it’s really easy to make, and that my particular version is absolutely packed with vitamins, nutrients and minerals. It really is one of the best ways to stay healthy and boost your immune system during the colder months. It also keeps really well for several days, or can be frozen so a batch of this made on a Sunday night makes a speedy weeknight supper, and the ingredients can be mixed and matched – so it’s handy if you need to use up leftover veg. I love to pack mine full of greens as they contain so many good things – minerals, vitamins, iron and anti-oxidants. If this doesn’t keep coughs, colds and flu at bay I don’t know what will!

Healthy Supergreen Soup recipe

Here’s what you need to make this Supergreen supper….

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Social Media vs Reality – round one…

A friend mentioned today that they hadn’t seen me post much on my Instagram this week, and in light of the very recent social media controversy about online life versus reality I thought I would share my current reality with you all to prove that I too am an honest, real person not trying to sugar coat my perfect life, perfect meals and perfect abs (and can I just say for the record I don’t believe I have any of the aforementioned!)

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I have actually been hiding this week as on Monday I was diagnosed with with a bacterial eye infection, which is not only instantly visible as soon as you look at me, but also painful and unpleasant. Until it is clear I can’t wear any make-up, and whilst this sounds like a small thing, my make up really is my mask and I never face the world without it. So to have to see my clients and teach my classes as normal this week has been really hard for me as I feel so self-conscious and so unattractive. This makes me sound so vain I know, and the truth is I know I am – which is why I’ve not been posting selfies or self indulgent status updates this week because I feel unattractive and unsociable and to be honest not “social media worthy”.

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A slice of foodie New York

My husband and I’s original plan for our honeymoon last year was a trip across America – starting in New York and ending up in San Diego, taking in several cities on our way across. Once we actually realised how long we would need to do this properly (and that it would cost several times more than our actual wedding) we settled on a beach honeymoon and that we would spend our first wedding anniversary in New York. So at the end of September this year we hopped on a plane to JFK Airport to begin six days of fun, fitness, fashion and of course plenty of food.

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New York is one of the few places I have visited with a restaurant scene to rival London, and plenty of hidden gems from tiny juice bars to Michelin starred blowouts, and our trip took in both of these and plenty in between, so I wanted to share our New York nibbles with you, as in a city this size with quite so much choice it is almost impossible to know where to start, and as you’ll see, I also managed to hunt out some healthy options (and some not so healthy ones too, it was a holiday after all!)

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