23/06/2016

Smoothie Bowls : Three ways

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you've probably heard of smoothie bowls. They're everywhere - from your Instagram feed to your favourite brunch spot menu, and it's easy to see why. They are light, yet surprisingly filling, packed with nutrients and downright delicious, which makes them the ultimate summer breakfast. And the best thing? They are ridiculously easy to make! Just put everything in a blender, sprinkle with your toppings of choice and voilà. So if you too want to give this Pinterest-worthy breakfast a go, here are three of my go-to recipes :


GREEN GOODNESS
Blend together :
1 banana
2 kiwis
1 cup of pineapple chunks
half an avocado 
a handful of spinach

Top with your favourite fruits, nuts or granola. Here I am using banana slices, blueberries, watermelon and fresh mint.

Did you know? Kiwis are a great source of vitamin C and potassium, which makes them perfect to have first thing in the morning. With the iron from the spinach and the healthy fats from the avocado, this is the ultimate breakfast smoothie.
MANGO TANGO 
Blend together : 
1 small mango
1 cup of pineapple chunks
2 carrots
The juice of 1 orange

 Top with your favourite fruit, seeds or nuts. Here I am using fresh shredded coconut, passion fruit, strawberries and raspberries.

Did you know? Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant which your body naturally transforms into vitamin A. Vitamin A is not only great for your overall wellbeing, it also keeps your skin healthy and your immune system strong. What's not to love? 



BERRY BEAUTIFUL
Blend together :
1 banana
2 cups of frozen berries
3 tbsp of vanilla greek yogurt

Top with your favourite fruits, nuts or even granola. Here I am using raspberries, pistachios, fresh shredded coconut, sliced kiwi and mango but feel free to experiment.

Did you know? Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, but you can easily swap it for  coconut yogurt to make this delicious, indulgent smoothie bowl 100% vegan.

Now you know mine, I want to know what's your go-to summer breakfast? Are you also a fan of the smoothie bowl? Or do you tend to stick with the usual porridge or scrambled eggs? 

- Elodie x

16/06/2016

Win a Pair of Tickets to See Beyoncé Live



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Seeing Beyoncé live has always been on my bucket list, so a few years ago, I woke up bright and early hoping to get tickets to her Mrs Carter tour. After being put in a virtual queue for what felt like hours, I came out empty ended. Nothing. Not even a crappy seat on the top floor of the O2 Arena. Thankfully for me, it wasn't long until she was announced as the headliner for the The Sound of Change day festival. Helping women around get the life they deserve AND see Queen Bey? I was in! 

And so, a few weeks later, my friend Niamh and I headed to Twickenham stadium for a day of music, Pimm's and feminism.  We saw everyone from Haim to John Legend, J.Lo and of course, the one and only Bey. 

Even if my outfit that was definitely not as cute as the above, I had such an incredible time chiming for change and dancing to some of her best hits! So when Chill Car Insurance got in touch to ask if I'd like to help promote their latest competition to win a pair of tickets to see Beyoncé live in Dublin this summer, I had to say yes. All you have to do to enter is head over to the competition page and follow the instructions. Easy! So what are you all waiting for? I know I have already entered and I think you should too.

What was the most memorable concert you've ever been to? I know it's hard to choose - in fact, I can't even pick one myself!

- Elodie x