Words by Amy Jayne.
2015 made a lot of people overdose on coconut oil and crazy about squats. The Government also brought to light how bad sugar is for our health, and how much of it is hiding away in our foods. If you’re thinking about replacing your bad habits for healthy ones, 2016 is a great year to start. Take a read of these 4 wellness predictions for 2016.
You may have already noticed bright and beautiful smoothie bowls starting to clog up your Instagram feed. If you’ve not heard of them – they’re like a smoothie but better. First, you blend your fruits and pour your smoothie into a bowl. Then, you add your topping. Sprinkle on muesli, nut butter, cacao nibs, berries, coconut flakes, seeds and nuts. If you want to make your smoothie bowl Instagram-worthy, sprinkle on your on the heaviest toppings last. Looking for inspiration? Click to see these 22 incredible simple smoothie recipes which’ll make writing your detoxing shopping list very, very easy!
The health benefits of yoga are endless – yoga helps you sleep, eases pain, enhances your mood and strengthens your muscles. There are lots of types of yoga to try out. And – you can do it easily from home by following YouTube videos.
Nut milks can be simply made at home from water and nuts of your choice. It’s vegan, easier to digest, eco-friendly and tastes amazing. You can use it as a healthier alternative to cows milk in your protein shakes, smoothies, in tea and coffee. Try making homemade almond milk by soaking 1 cup of almonds in water overnight, then blend the soaked almonds & 4 cups of water, use a cheesecloth to strain the mixture and there you go!
Matcha is like a potent form of green tea. Studies have recently found matcha to help fight cancer, viruses and heart diseases. You buy it in a powered form which is added to boiled or cold water. You can even buy ready-made cartons of matcha green tea in Tesco. What’s more – Starbucks has recently added matcha green tea to their drinks menu.