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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MY FITNESS UPDATE

What a few weeks it has been since starting with my own fitness coach. I’ve learned, I’ve grown, & I’ve become a whole lot stronger! At the end of April I began to train with Rudy Fortes, a personal trainer at the Health City gym in Rotterdam. I pricey investment but I have never looked…

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How I Increase My Energy

I often find that neglecting certain areas of my life has a huge effect on my energy levels. Since starting my journey with fitness & health I have gone through an energy roller-coaster ride. From exercising excessively along with eating too little & to where I am now, I finally feel I have found what…

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Raw Protein Cookie Dough

Ok ok!!! So I have a confession to make I’ve become obsessed with cookie dough & not the healthy kind.. Let me fill you in very quickly. “Unfortunately” our flat is literally located about 200m from the cities only cookie dough bar. I say unfortunately because this has very quickly become extremely dangerous especially for…

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TIME FOR A CATCH UP

A lot has happened over the last few weeks. I feel like I’ve left you all so much out of the loop for so long that I don’t know where to start.   Grab yourself a cuppa & let’s just get stuck in..  Update 1:  For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram you…

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BBQ TEMPEH TORTILLA PIZZA

Recipe: One Beetroot Tortilla 100G of tempeh 1 small orange pepper (sliced) 1 TBSP of BBQ sauce 3 small mushrooms (washed & sliced) 100 ml of tomato puree sauce Handful of rocket leaves Tsp of pine nuts TBSP olive oil Sea-salt & black pepper Method: – Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius. – Cut…

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VEGAN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE BOWL

Recipe: 2 scoops of vegan protein (I used Free Soul Sistas chocolate blend) 1 frozen banana TBSP of lotus speculoos ( lotus speculoos is vegan) 1 tsp of maca powder 1 tsp of chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, & flax-seeds 150ml of plant based milk (I used oat milk) What to do:  Place all of the…

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ELLA’S VEGETABLE KEBABS

There’s nothing quite like the sunshine with a small foil BBQ smoking up the balcony & gassing out your clothes after a long, cold winter. As summer finally hit two weekends ago you can bet we ran to the shop, bought ourselves a foil BBQ & stocked up on lots of veggies. The end result:…

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WHERE TO EAT IN DUSSELDORF

Breakfast/Brunch  Bazzar Caffe  A magical little spot in the heart of the city centre. We found this gem whilst frantically looking for breakfast on the first day of our trip. Hanger was setting in, google maps was doing everything in its power to challenge our patience & we were loosing all hope of surviving, (slight…

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