Lemon Verbena Beautiful Balls

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250g (9oz/1½ cups) raw cashews
20 lemon verbena leaves or 2 lemon verbena tea bags
Filtered hot water to soak
115g (4oz/1¼ cups) desiccated (dry unsweetened) coconut plus
2 tablespoons extra for coating
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
Juice of 1 lemon
60ml (2fl oz/¼ cup) light coconut nectar
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of Himalayan sea salt

Place the cashew nuts and lemon verbena leaves or tea bags into a medium bowl. Pour enough of the hot filtered water to cover and allow to soak for 2 hours. Remove the lemon verbena from the bowl and drain the cashew nuts through a colander.

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until a smooth dough forms, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary. Remove from the food processor and place into a medium bowl. Leave to cool, then chill in a refrigerator for 1 hour.

Once chilled, roll a walnut-sized portion of the mixture in the palm of your hand. Place the ball into a plastic lock seal bag with the 2 extra tablespoons of desiccated coconut, then roll the remaining mixture into balls. Place in the bag, then shake until the balls are coated with coconut. Store in the bag or an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. If they are still there in 2 weeks then your will power is off the charts!

Namaste xxxx



Funk and Flow for Dementia Support

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MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU…..

£1,518.00 was raised from 75 MINUTE FUNK AND FLOW WITH DJ RICKSTAR

7.15PM-8.30PM THURSDAY 4TH MAY @ SOUTHEND BARNS.

80 fabulous yogis came together, flowed together and raised the roof off the barn all in aid of Dementia Support. Let’s do it again soon….

My dear friend Lucinda sadly lost her father to dementia. She and a fantastic group of local people who have been personally touched by dementia have created this much needed charity – DEMENTIA SUPPORT .

Dementia currently affects an estimated 850,000 people in the UK, and yet it is one of the most misunderstood and taboo illnesses affecting our population.

Dementia Support is raising much needed funds to open a hub in Chichester which will:

  • Provide a centre of excellence to support people living with dementia
  • Consolidate dementia services in the area into one location
  • Be an integral part of the community
  • Be a local charity for local people, supported, managed and funded by local people
  • Offer training and education and become a beacon for best practice in the provision of dementia services

The Dementia Support vision is a society where dementia is wholly understood and accepted, enabling people living with dementia to be fully supported throughout the whole of their journey.

If you would like to learn more about Dementia Support click here.

If you couldn’t make the FUNK AND FLOW but would like to donate click the link below:

https://mydonate.bt.com/donation/start.html?charity=157808

Thank you! xx





Winter Everything Salad

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If you are craving a healthy appetite, one that leaves you feeling full enough and so happy knowing that you have just fed your body with the most incredible amount of goodness then this Winter Everything Salad is it. I have made it 3 times now so far depending upon what I have had in my fridge and this one is the tastiest version so far…
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THIS IS IT – Sugar free, gluten free and DELICIOUS!

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Pear, Honey and Almond Cake

Ingredients:

3 Eggs
3 Pears (approx 350g grated with skins on using a large-hold grater)
100ml of honey or maple syrup
50ml of Rapeseed Oil or Olive Oil
1/2 tsp almond extract
225g ground almonds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp fine salt
50g flaked almonds for the topping or more!

Method:

1. Preheat over to 160 degree C (Fan 140 degrees / Gas Mark 3)
Grease and line a 22cm round baking tin.
2. Separate the eggs into two bowls, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and leave to one side.
3. To the yolks, add the honey or maple syrup, oil, almond extract and grated pears and mix well.
4. Now, add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
5. Lastly, fold in the beaten egg whites
6. Pour into the greased and lined baking tin and sprinkle with the flaked almonds.
7. Bake for an hour. The cake should have shrunken away from the sides of the tin.



FloVibe Wellness & Music Festival

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Calling all yogis, wellness and music lovers… I am so excited to announce I will be joining the teaching team at FloVibe Wellness & Music Festival this summer.

So’ It’s January and my pals at FloVibe are feeling generous, so they are inviting people to purchase a ONE TIME ONLY “Buy One Festival Weekender Ticket and Get One Free” for 24 hours between Midnight Monday 30th to Midnight Tuesday 31st January 2017.

Subscribe here and the link for tickets will appear in your inbox on Monday at midnight!

A “Retreat meets festival weekend”…. Dip into yoga masterclasses, dance & movement, workshops, talks, spellbinding musicians & DJs, amazing food, camping, glamping, lakeside revelry and treatments in the woods.

A UK first, bringing together a holistic experience and new music in a unique celebration of wellness, creativity and play.

https://flovibe.com/music/
#flovibefestival
#livewell&haveablast



Christmas Balls

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(makes 16-24 snack size balls )

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 cups cashew pieces
  • 
1 1⁄2 cups dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 
1⁄2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 
Zest of one orange
  • 
1⁄2 tsp ginger powder
  • 
1⁄2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 
Pinch of sea salt
  • Little bit of water or orange juice
  • Chia seeds

Put the cashews into the food processor and process until they are as fine as you like – I leave them a little bit chunky. Put the rest of the ingredients into the food processor and process for 30 seconds to one minute until mixture can be pressed into a ball. If necessary, add some water or orange juice to help mixture combine but only add a little at a time.

Once it makes a big ball in your processor you can remove and form into little balls. You can leave plain or roll each ball in chia seeds then leave to firm up in the fridge for an hour or more before eating.



The Ultimate Breakfast Bar

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This is easy to make and eat! Loaded with figs my absolute favourite which contain minerals and antioxidant vitamins A,E and K. Keep them in the fridge they will last all week and be ready for you to grab and go! 
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Transform Now | Available now!

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The Transform Now yoga videos are designed to encourage you to make the most of this powerful gift that is yoga. Whether you are a complete beginner / intermediate or advanced yoga practitioner these 30 / 35 /45 /and 75 minute flows will be transformational for you. It doesn’t matter how fit, how old or how flexible you are. Whether you live in a flat, house or tent, all you need is a small space for a mat, and your decision to give it a go! There is no such thing as a yoga body, there is just your body, and that body is perfect for yoga. Doing these practices you will carve out a lean, strong, healthy and confident body. As your body changes shape, so will your mind. You’ll find you feel calmer, and more focused. Less busy in your brain and happier! Regular practice gives you a clear mind and the inspiration and courage to be constantly expanding and improving. You can then take these experiences with you, off your mat, and into your everyday life.
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