Month: January 2016

Zodle’s variation on a Smooth Mama chocolatey dream

This is one of my all time favourite smoothies and, whilst it’s not exactly low in fat, it is full of super deeelish vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and cacao of course, so who cares! Smooth Mama’s version is marginally more virtuous than mine, with banana, strawberry, cacao powder and cacao nibs to garnish. Zodle’s version goes like this… *1/2 banana *200ml coconut milk (half fat if poss) *1 tbsp raw cacao powder *1 tbsp flaked almonds *1 tsp chia seeds *1 tsp bee pollen *1 medjool date *1 tsp maca powder *1 tsp lucuma powder Top up with oat or almond milk...

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

24-30 January 2016 Cervical Cancer Prevention Week Every day in the UK 8 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3 women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme. However, uptake of cervical screening is now going down year on year. Early detection is also key in increasing survival rates and so educating everyone on the disease, its symptoms and ways to prevent it is key. Cervical Cancer Prevention Week provides an opportunity to create awareness around this preventable disease. So, if you still haven’t...

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Smooth Mama swaps festive overindulgence for a little blue-green stuff

I think it’s probably fair to say that most of us will have eaten a little more than was strictly necessary over the festive period, but fear not, as this virtuous little number will have you feeling less like the stuffed turkey you tucked into (or the vegetarian equivalent) and more like your usual restrained self, in no time at all! Unless of course you normally have a roast dinner for 10 all to yourself, in which case, there’s nothing to see here… *1 stick lemongrass *3 apples *1 thumb ginger *3 tongues of cavalo nero *1 lemon *1/4 cucumber *1 peppermint capsule or fresh mint (to aid...

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