Travel Notes: Oporto, Portugal [2019]

I fell in love with Portugal the moment I set foot in Lisbon and traveled to the Algarve in 2016. The fado music, the smells of food, the humble smiles on the locals’ faces, the passionate conversation that seems like a heated argument but isn’t. The natural beauty that at time reminded me of Cape…

Reflect: PBCS & Beyond the Pill Book Review

It’s been close to 6 months since coming off the hormonal contraceptive pill after being on it for over 15 years. And to be honest, it was the probably the best decision I could have made for my body. From being misdiagnosed with peri-menopause to being told that tracking my menstrual cycle is ludicrous and…

Fuel Notes: Flu Smoothie

Disclaimer: not sure whether this will actually help with Flu but drinking it anyway because it can’t be as bad a fizzy drink for breakfast. My body took a beating post race day last week. We ran the Cape town 12 and I pushed hard for an average pace of under 5min/km. I managed it…

Reflect: DNA Testing 1, 2, 3

Why DNA Testing? After suffering terrible symptoms before my monthly menstruation, countless doctor visits with no clear answers, I decided to educate myself about my body’s composition by going for Nutrigenomic DNA Testing. I was recommend to 3×4 Genetics in Cape Town by a friend and went in for a swab in the mouth to…

Fuel Notes: My UCook Experience

The Easter Bunny hopped into my inbox early with a tempting offer this year: a R200 uCook coupon and free NOMU Chocolate products. My chocoholic self convinced me and my husband to finally order a UCook box to test for a week. I’ve always been curious about the service but have never been keen due…

Recipe: Triple Black Forest Chocolate Flapjack Stack

When you need a breakfast that chocolate dreams are made of. Ingredients 1️⃣ Banting Boulevard Chocolate Flapjack Premix (I halved the recipe) 2️⃣ Happy Being Co Cocoa Collagen 3️⃣ Antonia’s Peppermint Nut Butter 4️⃣ Eggs (as per premix) 5️⃣ Milk (as per premix) 6️⃣ Vanilla Essence (as per premix) 7️⃣ Yoghurt 8️⃣ Frozen Cherries &…

Fuel Notes: Happy Being Co

The Happy Being Co Launching from the Banting Boulevard brand, The Happy Being Co is a local company on the forefront of innovative collagen health products. They have a range of collagen powders suitable for adding to your drinks and smoothies, or even other healthy treats you can think of. They also created some handy…

Reflections: 2019 Goals – Simplicity

SIMPLICITY My intention for 2019 To be honest, initially I was not really keen to set goals for 2019. The last few years have been a whirl of goal setting, pressure and smashing them. With my personality type, I will always give a 110% and that is my gold but also my shadow. I tend…

Fuel Notes: Banting Boulevard Premixes

Oh the beauty of premixes, saving me the shame of kitchen disasters and my husband being subjected to said disasters and buckets full of tears. My baking misadventures have improved though over the years, especially when attempting healthy recipes, but now and again, I still manage to do go crazy with the coconut flour and…

Food Notes: Nanuki Brownie Bombs

When Nanuki Bars came out, it was a god sent. A good (and healthy!) alternative to store bought chocolate and of course for those with specific dietary requirements, Nanuki bars are the perfect alternative. The bars are generally a tad bit expensive but have always been a worthwhile purchase, and if you look at the…