For as long as I can remember, boxing was a workout I was always eager to try. While I could never quite find the right class to suit my schedule, my ears always picked up at the slightest mention of boxing and, when my friends Farhaaz and Rashied started offering classes, I knew that I could finally fulfil this goal with the help of two really great trainers.
Since making the effort to cut out processed foods and sugars, I have been trying to come up with as many healthy treats as possible to keep me going when the 3pm slump hits. One of my absolutes favorites so far has been these amazing quinoa brownies. This has been the third time making them for the past month and I only just remembered to snap some images before eating the entire bunch. Packed full of healthy ingredients, these brownies will boost your energy, satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you full until supper-time comes around – plus, they could not be any easier to make!
Since I went (mostly) gluten free about two months ago, the one thing I found myself craving the most was bread. But, ever since I was told that bread or any gluten containing product act like glass in my stomach, I have been on a mission to find tummy friendly varieties that taste delicious and most importantly, doesn’t harm my stomach lining. In this week’s collaboration with Organic Touch, I will be sharing my favorite bread pre-mix from the store as well as the most delicious and perhaps healthiest coffee to go alongside it (Healthy coffee? SIGN ME UP!!!)
If you want to find out how I eased up my acne and got my energy back then grab a cup of tea, this is going to be a long one…
About two months ago, I had my very first consultation with Dr Graham Duncombe at Skin Renewal Cape Quarter to discuss my skin and ever worsening Fibromyalgia symptoms. I have heard quite a bit about him from the brand itself and, when I mentioned his name to many of the therapists, they all nodded and noted that he was, to put it mildly, one of the best. For the past 6 years now, I have been struggling with random bouts of acne which, now that I think about it, began just after I got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. However, it was only after meeting Dr Graham when I realised that the two might be connected.
Nothing gets me as relaxed on a busy afternoon than a cup of steaming spiced coffee with a chocolatey treat on the side – my favorite being an oat biscuit drenched in dark chocolate. However, for the past two weeks now I have been following the Elimination Diet to try and ease up my ever growing list of Fibromyalgia symptoms and, amongst the gluten and dairy free foods I have had to cut out, an extra little list came on the side with more things to avoid, such as coffee, chocolate and sugars. While I wasn’t too concerned about having to cut out many of my favorite foods, not being able to have chocolate and coffee as often as I pleased ignited a panic within me that only a true chocolate lover can understand. Adamant to follow my diet as closely as possible, I started playing around with the few things I could eat and came up with these two delicious recipes below that’s vegan friendly, gluten free and dairy-free so, no matter your diet, you can definitley give these a go which I promise you will make time and time again!