London Events – April 2016

At last…Spring is finally here! April is bringing us some milder weather, lighter evenings and a transition towards more vibrant seasonal foods. My juicer is out of hibernation and the rainbow salads are taking precedence again over hearty soups and stews. After a seemingly endless hiatus under woolly jumpers and thick tights, now is the perfect time to re-energise and ‘Spring Clean’, whether that’s your house, your job or your lifestyle….but your health should always be top ...

Protein Bars (No Baking Required)

Making your own protein bars is easy (no baking required!) and a much healthier and cheaper alternative to pre-made ones, which are often full of artificial sweeteners. Ensuring you are eating enough protein is vital for muscle and tissue development, metabolism, energy levels and immune system. This recipe is one of the best I have found - it only requires four ingredients and take ten minutes! They make a perfect snack on the go, or before/after a workout. Once prepared, you ...

March 2016 – Events To Try Out

MARCH: It’s going to be a busy month with Mothering Sunday (Sunday 6th March), St Patrick’s Day (Thursday 17th March), Easter (Friday 25th – Monday 28th March), and The Boat Race (Sunday 27th March) all coming up! So I’ve listed a few healthy food-related events below too that can hopefully tempt you away from all those Easter eggs and pints of Guinness…  When: Thursday 3rd March 19.00 – 21.00 What: Italy: ‘From Seed to Plate’ with Paolo Arrigo of Franchi Seeds Wh...

Fancy a Coffee?

Coffee is the most popular drink in the world – we drink around 70 million cups a day in the UK! It’s most well-known for its caffeine kick and the effect it has on increasing our energy levels and alertness. But caffeine only makes up 2% of the bean…so what else is in there? And what effects do these substances have on our health? There are over 1000 different compounds, but some of the main ones include: POLYPHENOLS - the perceived health benefits of coffee are linked in ...

Shrove Tuesday…Time For Pancakes!

Looking forward to some pancakes this Tuesday but fancy something a bit different? Grain-free diets are growing in popularity due to increased awareness of intolerances/sensitivities, as well as more interest surrounding gluten-free and Paleo diets. Below are some pancakes made without using conventional flour…give them a go and see what you think!   Coconut & Almond Pancakes Ingredients: 2 eggs 70g almond flour 120ml coconut milk 2 teaspoons cinnamon...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Aphrodisiac /ˌafrəˈdɪzɪak/ Noun “a food, drink, or other thing that stimulates sexual desire.” As Valentine’s Day draws closer, what better way to stoke the flames of passion than with a romantic homemade meal? Here are a few ideas to inspire you, coupled with a little bit of science from behind the scenes… Oysters & Steak These indulgent foods are perfect for a special occasion and contain high levels of amino acids and zinc. Both of these contribute ...

Welcome to Bee Nutrition!

Having said goodbye to 2015 once and for all, January is the perfect month to start implementing positive changes for the year ahead. Once all the Christmas chocolates have been eaten…one of the best ways to do this is by freshening up the diet and getting active! But this doesn’t need to involve restrictive eating regimes or hours on the treadmill. Simply finding a manageable and enjoyable routine that works for you is what will produce results in the long-term. With this in mind, ...