February 28, 2013

Detox Health Spas Anyone????

I started my Sugar Free Journey and journey to a better me back in January and have been very successful in staying off the sugar - Yay for me.  And those of you who read my blog on a regular basis know that I have been going through a very stressful time of late (and stayed off the sugar), so I have decided that now all I have to think about is ME - I am going to take some ME time.

I booked a flight with some airpoints to Singapore (Mr H and I were supposed to be going on our yearly trip to Thailand but obviously that is not going to happen any longer), so I have decided to still take the holiday and a Detox/Weight Loss Retreat is something that  I have always wanted to do.

Reading some blogs I have some ideas in my head of retreats available.  They range from the very $$$$ to the not so $$$$$.

Has anyone been to a retreat before?  What was it like?  Did you feel good after?

Any suggestions or first hand experiences would be greatly appreciated.

I'm linking with Grace from With Some Grace for FYBF...

February 10, 2013

My New Favourite

For the  regular readers of my blog  you will know that my all time favourite smoothie is the Joe Cross Goji Berry Smoothie - well I now have a new favourite.

I am a bit weird when it comes to some food flavours - I am one of these people who love the fruits apricots and strawberries (fresh) but anything that is flavoured strawberry or apricot forget it - I just cannot eat it - now thats weird I have been told.

But the lovely Robyn from Girl On Raw has turned me with this amazing Strawberry Seduction Smoothie - it is to die for....  So good that I made two in one day....

All ready to blend 

A glass full of yumminess

So there you have it - the one thing that I will drink that is flavoured strawberry.....

February 7, 2013

So Proud Of Me

I am so so so so proud of me this week, and right at this very moment in time - why?????

Well I have successfully managed to stay away from processed foods, sugary treats, alcohol, coffee, soft drinks and basically all things that are considered "bad" for you in some form or the other.  But the reason I am so proud is due to the fact that I could have very easily caved in this week - due to being rather stressed out of late.....

Without going in to detail -I am having a bit of a rough trot here at home and things are tense to say the least - and I'm not to sure there is a solution coming any time soon.

So you see I could have very easily fallen off the wagon so to speak and pigged out on all those yummy bad things.  But I have been strong and have not done so.

Today feels like the world is going to end - but its not!!!!!!  I have been strolling the isles of the local supermarket looking for all the bad things that I could come home and pig out on - and guess what I came home with nothing in tow- how good is that......

So now you can see why I am so proud of me..........

Today I am linking with Grace for FYBF

February 5, 2013

Discount Day

Today is the first Tuesday of the month and our local health food store Go-Vita  has 20% off  everything in store for  its members so it was my first stop of the day.

I purchased:

1)  Coconut Magic's Coconut Oil
2)  Chia Seeds
3)  Cacao Powder

I also found these chickpeas at Woolworths...

They are very tasty, have very low fat content - but are a little salty for my liking.  But they are a good alternative for  a chocolate bar I think.  Find out more info about them here .

February 1, 2013

Amazing Chocolate Snack

Wow was browsing the internet the other night (as you do)  well facebook to be precise.  And as I am trying to discover more about raw foods I stumble across all sorts of great tips and recipes.  But I found this amazing Chocolate Recipe - so I decided to make it.

I got the recipe from here.

 Mine did not turn as out dark as what is pictured the on the facebook page as I did not obviously put enough cacao powder in it - but due to the coconut oil it is so smooth and delicious.  I use Coconut Magic's Coconut Oil  .  And the good thing is it does not make alot so you don't have to feel guilty about eating too much.