Author archives: lizriley

Are you ready to get your morning energy back? Then whip up this zesty granola in minutes!

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I simply love spring mornings.  That crisp freshness while the sun beams down on my face and the gentle wind that blows through my hair.  And then sitting down to a nourishing breakfast that gives me a kick start of energy for the day. But this is the hard part... When you are done and dusted with having eggs and spinach for breakfast for the 100th time, wh[...]

Squats, Hemp Protein Bars and becoming a hot chick ninja

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So at the beginning of the year I was all "I need to get motivated so that I can get my sassy pants back on (like, pronto!) so that I can be that confident woman in heels (or Birkenstocks, whatever tickles my fancy for the day) sauntering down my local high street with careless, fun-loving abandon and loving every second of my life", which obviously leads me[...]

Nutritious gluten free banana bread to boost your energy!

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We all know that feeling of the afternoon slump at work, where boredom can set in, energy levels drop and we reach out for what can give us the quickest hit to get our energy levels back up so that we stop ourselves from falling asleep on our keyboards!  Now, we can push aside the sugar and caffeine hit and grab a piece of this nutritious gluten free banana [...]

Ravishing Chocolate Brownies (that are so good for you!!!)

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I have a serious love for all things chocolate and when I started to really take care of my health and wellness I was not too sure on how I would cope without the chocolate fix!  When I look back on my "relationship" with chocolate it was at times simply out of control!  I would eat chocolate when I was happy, when I was upset, when I was bored at work and n[...]

A toast to the London restaurant TOAST E.D.

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TOAST E.D. is a fabulous restaurant and wine bar on the ever expanding and buzzing Lordship Lane in East Dulwhich, London.  This bistro is the place to be for its very inspiring and inventive menu and their out-of-the-ordinary drinks selection.  The menu, of which cators for brunch, lunch and dinner (and even afternoon cake!) changes daily and each item on t[...]

Banana and Raspberry Chill Out Muffins

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Sunday afternoon coffee and cake.  One of my favorite German lifestyles that I wrapped my arms around instantly when I moved there from Australia!!  It was the date with friends that you never missed.  It became part of your staple diet.  It was what I myself was always looking forward to every week - the girls, a hilarious chit chat and "Kuchen" (apple, plu[...]