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Aloe Drinking Gel

Aloe Drinking Gel

Aloe Drinking Gel

So I’ve started drinking the forever living aloe drinking gel and oh my days I won’t ever go back to not drinking this!

I’ll be honest the taste was a shock, the aloe drinking gel is definitely an acquired taste but you quickly get over that and the benefits are so worth it and far outweigh the unusual taste!

So I started drinking the aloe drinking gel more out of curiosity rather than thinking I needed it for something in particular. My mum is currently drinking the forever freedom aloe drinking gel which has glucosomine in it and is designed for people with mobility concerns and athletes. But I’ll come back to that in a minute!

Anyway like I said I started the aloe drinking gel out of curiosity but what I actually discovered was that I wasn’t a good sleeper. After a couple of weeks of taking a shot of the gel I noticed that I was falling asleep quickly, wasn’t waking during the night and was waking in the morning feeling completely refreshed. I can’t remember the last time that happened and now its happening every day!!! I can only put this down to the aloe drinking gel!

My mum is also drinking the forever freedom aloe drinking gel which she is hoping will help with her arthritic knees (still early days yet but watch this space!) But one thing she did say to me was that her hair has started to shine. She’s always had quite dry hair from lots of colouring over the years but she said she looked in the mirror and had to do a double take because her hair had such a shine to it that she hasn’t seen in years! Again she’s not changed anything so can only attribute it to the aloe drinking gel!

How about you? Are you curious enough to try it?? Click here to try and buy!

Love Roo xx

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Butter Chicken Curry

Butter Chicken Curry is the ultimate fakeaway! Dieting is hard right? Wrong! Living a clean eating life is actually really easy because you get to make your own version of your favourite butter chicken curry takeaway at home. For less. And with fewer calories. And with more nutrients. Yay! Imagine how good it feels to eat the naughty food which isn’t actually all the naughty and you can leave the table without the horrible greasy bloated gut feeling!

Well imagine no more. Try out this butter chicken curry recipe with either wholegrain rice or quinoa (non-paleo option) or cauliflower rice (paleo option):

Butter chicken curry clean eating recipe

Butter Chicken Curry – Clean Eating Recipe

Marinade – mix together:
1/2 can coconut milk
1/4tsp coriander
1/4tsp cumin
1/4tsp garam masala
1/4tsp paprika
1/4tsp turmeric
4 chicken breasts diced

Then sauté 5 cloves garlic diced, and a small chunk of ginger diced, then add 1/4tsp each of coriander, garam masala and cumin.
Mix together
Then add the marinade chicken
Then add the remaining 1/2 can of coconut milk and 1 carton of pasata
Serve on whole grain rice (or cauliflower rice if paleo) with a spoonful of Greek yogurt and some chopped parsley or coriander sprinkled on top

#curry #recipe #paleo #cleaneating #rawsome #healthy #foodie #notadiet

Love Roo xx

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Caribbean Chicken

caribbean chickenI love a bit of spice and eating clean, this Caribbean chicken recipe is the perfect meal for adding some flavour and as few calories as possible to your plate. Caribbean chicken is not only flavoursome but it’s so colourful too! I like to try and get as much colour into my dish as possible.

Caribbean Chicken Ingredients:caribbean chicken

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 sweet potatoes cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Dunns River Chicken Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 spring onion thinly sliced
  • 1 green chilli diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin kidney beans (or substitute black beans if you prefer)
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander finely chopped

Caribbean Chicken Recipe Method:

  1. Firstly chop all of your veggies and mix in a bowl and put to one side
  2. Dice the chicken into bite size chunks
  3. Put 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the pan to heat up and melt, then add your chicken
  4. Cook the chicken for 5 – 10 minutes
  5. Add 1 tbsp of your Caribbean Chicken seasoning mix
  6. Add 1 tsp of chilli powder
  7. Cook for a couple of minutes and stir to ensure the chicken is evenly coated
  8. Pop all of your veggies into the pan and mix well
  9. Add the chopped tomatoes and chicken stock
  10. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer
  11. Cook for 30 minutes stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t stick to the pan, add more water if necessary
  12. Drain and stir in the kidney beans and cook for a further 5 – 8 minutes
  13. Scatter chopped coriander over the top of your Caribbean chicken and then devour!

Caribbean chickenWho knew that a healthy, paleo, clean eating Caribbean Chicken dish could be so easy to make?! If you want something on the side try making some cauliflower rice to have with it.

Love Roo xx

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Sausage Crust Sweet Potato & Spinach Quiche

paleo sausage crust quiche

I am a HUGE meat eater! I genuinely couldn’t live without it! To curb my meaty cravings I love making this sweet potato quiche with a sausage crust instead of a pastry one

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 500g Sausage meat
  • Medium sweet potato cubed
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • handful of spinach
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1/4 tsp oregano

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Get a pie dish and press the sausage meat into the base and up the sides to form your crust, really squish it into place. I used the back of a spoon to really get it against the sides
  3. Cook the sausage meat for 20 minutes
  4. Then in a pan, cook your onions and sweet potato
  5. Once the potatoes start to become tender should be about 5 – 7 minutes add our spinach and cover the pan to let the steam wilt the spinach
  6. After a couple of minutes remove from the heat and add in the herbs.
  7. Once the mixture has cooled a bit then add the eggs and stir.
  8. Once your sausage meat has reached the 20 minute mark, remove from the oven and add in the sweet potato eggy mixture and cook for a further 30 minutes.

I love my quiche hot so I ate it straight from the oven 🙂

Love Roo xx

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Paleo Minced Beef & Bacon Meatloaf

Paleo MeatloafOne of my favourite meals is meatloaf, it really feels like a warm hearty meal and fills you up nicely! It tastes delicious with mashed potato and some onion gravy! mmmmmmm……

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 650 grams of Minced Beef
  • 8 rashers of bacon diced
  • 1/4 cup of ground almonds
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup of peppers diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Mix together all of the ingredients until everything is bound together.
  3. Pour the mixture into a loaf tin
  4. Cook for 1 hour until cooked through

Love Roo xx

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Hello Fresh Food Box – Review

hello freshI recently received my first Hello Fresh food box. Some people like beauty boxes I like food boxes, and I can guarantee I got just as excited opening it up to view my ingredients and to see if I was going to discover anything new and magical! And I was not disappointed. As someone quite new to the food and recipe world I quite frequently see things in the supermarket and wonder what a certain herb or spice can be used for, but am reluctant to buy them because I don’t know if I’ll like it or what meals it is best served with to maximise the flavour and then I make a mental note to go home and google it and then I forget as soon as I’ve got back to my car with my groceries! So that’s what is great about the Hello Fresh box, if you’re adventurous you can receive a treasure trove of delights and you’re being given a recipe to try it out in straight away. This week I have discovered Panang and Shawarma seasoning and they did not disappoint!

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Paleo Agave, Mustard & Garlic Chicken

agave mustard garlic chicken and sweet potato spinach mash

This recipe is absolutely scrumptious and tastes awesome with sweet potato and spinach mashed potatoes!

To make this dish all you need is:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme

Firstly preheat the oven to 180C

Then mix together the mustard, agave nectar, crushed garlic, cider vinegar, rosemary and thyme.

Place some parchment paper in a small roasting tin and place the chicken breasts on top.

Then spoon the agave mustard mixture over the chicken breasts and ensure they are evenly coated.

Cook for around 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

Love Roo xx

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Baobab

Baobab Fruit Pulp Powder

Baobab has been Africa’s best kept secret – until now! It’s hit the UK and US shores with a force to be reckoned with and has become one of the THE superfoods that everyone is talking about and is adding to their diet. And here I am going to talk about why and how you can implement this into your diet.

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Hearty Chorizo, Kidney Bean & Veggie Soup

I am soooooo in love with a nice warming soup, especially when there’s such a chill in the air, it warms your cockles and muscles alive alive-o! Added bonus it’s a one-pot dish so minimal washing up afterwards – it’s win win!

chorizo soup IMG_20150207_121020

Ingredients

  1. 3 garlic cloves
  2. 1 red onion
  3. 2 tbsp coconut oil / ghee
  4. 1 red pepper
  5. 1.5 – 2 tbsp tomato paste
  6. 1.5 pints vegetable stock
  7. 1 medium sized sweet potato
  8. half ring of chorizo
  9. 1 courgette
  10. 1 tin of kidney beans
  11. 1 tin of coconut milk (use cream at top)

Method:

  1. Melt the coconut oil or ghee in a large saucepan
  2. add the chopped garlic cloves and onion and fry for a couple of minutes
  3. Then add the red pepper and fry for a couple more minutes
  4. Add a small amount of the vegetable stock and tomato paste to a measuring jug and mix until thick
  5. add this to the pan and then add the remaining amount of stock and potatoes
  6. bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally
  7. then add the courgette and chorizo and kidney beans (drained) and stir.
  8. cook for 15 minutes
  9. then add the coconut cream and cook for a further 15 minutes

Serve and devour!

Love Roo xx

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Late Night Snacker – How to stop your Snacks in their Tracks

fridge with food

Are you a late night snacker? I used to be and oh boy let me tell you how this was such a hard habit to break! And unfortunately if you want to lose those extra pounds then you’ve got to break this habit 🙁 Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The reason why late night eating is bad for you is because of the way your body functions; at night time your metabolism will start to slow down, also your body will be digesting food whilst you’re sleeping; whilst these doesn’t seem so terrible it does have a knock on effect because your body is working hard at digesting the food it’s not helping your body to rest and restore itself, this means you will probably have interrupted sleeping patterns and when you’re tired and cranky the next day you want to reach out for the bad foods that’s going to give you a sugar rush to pick you up again. Not good. Read on to hear my tips for stopping your snacks in their tracks!

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