Hey hey lovely people! Today I got my photos back from my photoshoot and I bloody LOVE them! I wanted to do something a bit different, a bit sassy, so I came up with the idea of me in a bath of spinach. Initially the bath was going to be in my friend’s horses field but after a bit of deliberation I decided that was just completely INSANE!
It was so much fun getting the pics done as my friend came along to be my strategic spinach mover and we ended up having such a laugh. The photographer is a guy called Iain who takes just the best photos EVER! You can check out his website www.imacimages.co.uk for more info. When the water turned cold that made it a little harder to smile but hey, I’m a trooper! Check them out…
These photos will be adorning my brand new website which is hopefully coming very soon – if I can harass Rod enough to get it finished. It’s obviously called www.rawfoodscotland.co.uk and will be the main port of call for people wanting individual or group raw food classes in Glasgow and beyond. I’ll also be offering 1:1 coaching and some other stuff which I’ve not finalised yet so keeping under wraps…or spinach 😉 I sent a couple of the shots to my parents to check out and my Dad replied ‘they’re different’ which means mission definitely accomplished! 🙂
So yes, very exciting! Not much to share today really except a lovely smoothie I made earlier and a fabby hummus recipe y’all need to know about.
I made this wonderful smoothie which I’m calling skin saviour as it’s very good for the skin what with the main ingredients which are cucumber, avocado, dandelion and sorrel.
Cucumber is really high in silica which is a trace mineral that helps strengthen connective tissue. It’s also high in Vitamin A & E and because of its high water content it’s great for hydrating. Avocado also contains Vitamins A, C and E which again are great for the skin. Sorrel is renowned for it’s ability to treat skin conditions such as excema and acne and dandelion is very strenghtening to the liver which is related to the skin.
I blended 1/2 lemon, 1/2 cucumber, 3 celery stalks, 1 big handful of dandelion and sorrel leaves with some water then strained through a sprout bag. Soo much easier than juicing! Then threw that back in the blender with half an avocado and mmmm it was soo creamy! If you’re not up on green juices I’d recommend you add an apple or two to your juice mix to bring up sweetness 🙂 If you aren’t in to wild greens then use some spinach and that will be just as super tasting!
This recipe I stumbled across on goneraw – I shan’t repost the full thing here as it’s an Ani Phyo recipe and the goneraw person has sought the permission to post but I’ll stop harping on just check it out here. I didn’t bother with the wrap I just made the hummus and had it on top of gem lettuce topped with avo.
Raw hummus is one of those dishes that’s really hard to get right I find. I’ve yet to discover the ultimate raw hummus recipe but this one comes fairly close. The red pepper gives it a really nice sweetness! Try it out 🙂
I forgot to mention the health event I did at work last week in honour of our healthy working lives award. I was manning the smoothie stall and managed to get a few green smoothie converts! One woman said she was going over to Tesco to buy a blender after work! Amazing. 🙂 It’s great because whenever I take my green slime (as people at work refer to it) in to the office most are immediately turned off – now they know it tastes good! 🙂
Ooh that reminds me, there’s a brand new Glasgow-based health shop called simplyhealthy which I found out about today. It stocks quite a wide range of products including manuka honey, aloe vera juice, noni juice and acidophillus. Caters for everyone interested in living a healthy lifestyle and loving their heart! check it out here
That’s me for today – I have some other interviews lined up with more Scottish raw foodists. So can’t wait to share them on the blog – best idea ever!
Adios rawmigos xx
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/