CURRIED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

This soup is proof that simplicity is more than often the best way cook. My way of cooking is simple, healthy, & fast; exactly what this recipe is! Ingredients (serves 4) :  2 butternut squash 1 large carrot, peeled & cut into chunks. 1 large white onion, finely diced. 2 cloves of garlic, minced. 1…

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TOASTED HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE OATS

Recipe – serves 1  40g of oats 1 tbsp of cacao powder water or a plant based milk (hazelnut milk for an extra nutty touch) 1 small handful of hazelnuts (halved) 1 tbsp of Meridians hazelnut butter Squeeze of Sweet Freedoms choc shot Touch of sea-salt   Intructions – Place the oats, cacao powder &…

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LIFE UPDATE NOVEMBER 2018

The last couple of months have been unforgettable. I never expected to be where I am today this time last year. I am now living in London, in one of the cities first communal living spaces & working for Lululemon. My new life in London started off a tad bit rocky but I don’t want…

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FITNESS ROUTINE UPDATE

Have I fallen off the band wagon? I realise I haven’t posted anything fitness related on here or my Instagram for quite sometime now. You may be thinking I have fallen straight off the band wagon but the truth is I took some time off social media in the summer and after weeks of being…

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Vietnam Part 1 – Hanoi & Halong Bay Cruise Trip

This year I embarked on one of the biggest adventures of my life & I was lucky enough to do this trip with my boyfriend & his friend. We spent two weeks exploring Vietnam, moving from the city of Hanoi in the north, sailing through Halong Bay & continuing right down to the city of…

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HOW I SATISFY MY SWEET TOOTH

Sometimes I get asked how do I maintain my healthy lifestyle with sweet cravings?  First of all this was definitely the biggest obstacle I had to overcome during my journey. One of my biggest hacks to satisfying my sugar cravings was finding healthier alternatives to the refined sugar products that I love the most. This did…

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MY FIRST LULULEMON REVIEW

White Free To Be Zen Bra (size 2)  On sale from £45/€58 to £24 Honestly, this bra fits a tad bit on the tight side. I do wish I found it in a size 4 but there was only one left & it was on sale so I settled for the size 2.  I was …

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WHITE BEAN VEGGIE SOUP

My meat lover boyfriend, Carlos, was given a Vegan book as a present during our recent trip to London. I guess he really is full of surprises because as soon as we arrived home he couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen & experiment with his new book. He’s the type of chef that follows…

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MY NUMBER 1 LIFE HACK FOR PRODUCTIVITY

Active With Ella has become my place to share not just my fitness lifestyle but also my hacks to an easier more productive, motivational & delicious way of living. My page has grown a lot since my first post & I feel myself wondering towards more lifestyle with fitness posts because this has more meaning…

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WATERMELON & MINT SUMMER SALAD

2 Years ago I lived in Valencia, Spain. It was during this time that I learned the difference a watermelon can bring to a salad on a hot Spanish summers day! There is something very special about the sweet watermelon with a touch of sea-salt, olive oil, lemon & balsamic vinegar. During my Spanish summers…

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