Kickstart your day: A 5 minute morning routine

Ever wondered how to kickstart your morning without having to wake up at 4am or take up ridiculous amounts of time to get mentally ‘prepared’ for the day ahead?

Heres a great article from the Business Insider, with a 5 minute routine on ways to boost your mood in the morning and kick start your day right!

A happy mind makes for a happy life ❤

 

Check out the article here

Its National Cupcake Week!

Did you know its National Cupcake week?

Yes a whole 7 days devoted to indulging on baking cups filled with assorted sponges and light heavenly creams.

Just because you may be living healthily it doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all the fun! The key to successful Healthy living is indulging every once in a while, and learning to make happier, healthier choices as a whole while still enjoying life and food!

Here’s a great cupcake recipe that you don’t have to feel guilty about, made especially with our Juiceplus chocolate powder and lots of dessert amazingness in between.

(No Juiceplus, no problem..just switch it for cocoa powder)

Chocolate Mocha Cupcake Recipe

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12-14 CUPCAKES

Ingredients:

CUPCAKES

  • 1/2 cup (42g) Juiceplus chocolate powder
  • 3/4 cup (95g) of self-raising flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of natural honey
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

The Coffee fudge FROSTING

  • 1 cup cashew or macadamia nuts (110g)
  • 1/4 cup coffee powder (105g)
  • very scant 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp pure maple syrup (10g)

Easy Peasy Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Make the cupcakes:Whisk the powders and salt together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, honey,  oil and vanilla together until completely smooth. Pour half of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Then half of the almond milk. Gently whisk and  then
  3. Stir until *just* combined; do not over mix. The batter will be a little thin.
  4. Pour/spoon the batter into the liners – fill only halfway to avoid spilling over the sides

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5.Bake in batches for 18-21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

6. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Make the frosting: 

Combine all ingredients together and whisk until creamy.

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There are also many alterations you can make to mix it up a bit

Why not add some caramel extract to add a little sweetness?

Or if you’re not a fan of coffee, stick to just a simple vanilla frosting

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Not a fan of chocolate? Use our Vanilla JP Powder!

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Or try Mint extract, the options are endless!

For mini cupcakes: For around 36 mini cupcakes, line mini cupcake pans with liners or spray with nonstick spray. Prepare cupcakes and frosting as directed. Bake mini cupcakes for 12-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Can’t wait to get my baking hat on Sunday..Ready, steady, cake.

LwL x

5 ways to be happier in life

Its Monday – doom and gloom day for many. But not me, I love Mondays!

New week, new possibilities and new goals to smash. Hell yeah.

To get you all through the week with a big smile on your face, I’ve put together 5 ways in which I believe you can lead a happier life.

All additional tips are welcome; just post them in the comments section J

  1. Surround yourself with positive, like-minded people

Positives attract positives, it’s a given! The law of Attraction is a powerful thing. If you are surrounded by negativity you will most likely become more negative.

Spend your time wisely with people who fulfill you, lift your mood and make you smile.

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  1. Stop reading the news every day

I’m sure a lot of people will gasp at the sight of this comment. Avoid being updated on the Worlds current affairs – how could you possibly?!

However, if you want to be happier you need a News Detox. The News is filled with negativity and “brain washing” to flood people’s minds with fear and worry. Sad stories do not make for a happy mind. The world can be horrible yes, but it can also be wonderful too! Try a weekly newspaper instead of a daily one.

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  1. Eat Healthier and do some exercise

These two go hand in hand with each other.

I know that sitting around eating chocolate bars and living off caffeine drinks for energy seems like the easier option, but feeling lethargic and fat is not something that will make you smile.

Living healthy has been proven to have a positive psychological effect on living beings. I mean, look at how happy dogs are when they’re running around chasing sticks in the park!

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Get some fruit and veg down you and go for a run to boost those energy levels.

As a wise blonde lawyer once said ‘Exercise releases endorphin’s and endorphin’s make you happy’ Listen to Elle, she speaks sense.

  1. Try something new

Especially on the weekends! Relaxation time is important, but don’t waste the only 2 days you have off of work lying in bed!

Try out a new hobby, do a fun day with friends and family, or how about learning a new language? Knowledge is power after all.

  1. Travel often

“Travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” Hear hear.

Be rich in life and live for new experiences in new places, new cultures and new inspirations. Expand your mind as much as you can and learn and travel often.

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Don’t worry, be happy. You’re alive after all, and life is beautiful thing. No matter what day of the week it is.

LwL x

 

 

Life Coaching

Hi all,

apologies for disappearing for a while! What with my recent holiday, playing catch up with work and also with my healthy living business I’ve been super busy.

To top that off I’ve spent the last 2 days at The Coaching Academy on a introduction to Life Coaching course!

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ive learnt so much over the weekend on how to coach, different coaching styles and some key tools I need to developing people moving forward. I’m now contemplating working towards a diploma into becoming a life coach!

What do you all think? Do you think I have what it takes? Lol

Or Any coaches out there that would recommend this as a career?

questions, questions..

 

The Holiday Countdown Begins..

Its just 7 days until I head to Crete with my 3 bestest friends!!

Can you believe that weve all been best friends for about 7 years yet we have never been on a beach holiday with just the 4 of us??

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We headed to Dussedorf for a weekend last year for my birthday which was great but raining. We’ve headed to Vegas, Ibiza, Turkey, the list goes on but always with lots more friends/in a big girl group.

I am extremely excited abot this can you tell? ha

Were staying in the beautiful Blue Bay Resort & Spa Hotel, 200m from the beach. Watch this space for a review on whether this place lives up to the pictures.

6 days of blissful sunbathing, dining,pampering, partying, and lots of laughs and memories made with my 3 favourite humans in the world. Winning!

 

On another plus note, its a bankholiday weekend yayyyy, lots of activities planned!! What are you doing over bank holiday?

 

LwL x

A new chapter

I start my new job in the city today yayyy! 😁😁

I took a risk and quit my old job to go travelling, and months later I’ve come back richer in life and landed myself a better job and a new business venture!

Could not be happier! Life is about taking risks and dreaming big!

‘Never let the fear of striking out, stop you from playing the game’

#happytuesday