Thursday, 27 March 2014

7 Top Tips To Help Your Mum On Mothers seen on Radio Jackie

7 top tips to look after your mum...this Mothers Day! as seen on Radio Jackie....

Mums’ are busy people. They do all sorts of jobs from cleaning the house to helping with homework, to cooking dinner and dropping the kids at school. Overall, Mums’ are always thinking of their family and rarely thinking about themselves.
Why not remind your Mum how special she is and how much you love her but make sure she’s pampered and looking after herself. After all, she’s always looking after you. Here are my top 7 tips to look after your Mum and give your Mum a treat:

1. Remedial Massage
A remedial massage is a fantastic way to help Mum relax. When muscles in the body become knotted and tense a remedial massage provides benefits by stimulating the blood allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed, calming the peripheral nervous system and relaxing muscles, easing pain and improving mobility.
So after a busy day at the office, or running around after the kids, Mum would appreciate a nice relaxing massage to relieve the stress and get those muscles moving again.

2. A trip away
Give Mum a special treat and send her away on a relaxing holiday, even if it’s only for a weekend.
There is nothing like a trip away to recharge the batteries. Maybe choose a spa weekend or even a weekend away at a Country Hotel.
No matter what your budget is you can find all sorts of holidays to surprise your Mum and be kind to your wallet.

3. Breakfast in bed
There is nothing quite like indulging in breakfast in bed, especially when the weather is cool. Pamper your Mum with a healthy treat and breakfast in bed. For great Healthy breakfasts check out my blog

4. Run a hot magnesium bath
After a stressful and tired day run a hot bath with magnesium.
Magnesium is a super mineral that has numerous benefits.
Your Mum will love this as Magnesium helps alleviate aches and pains and reduces stress. Oh and if you rub magnesium oil on your legs and arms before going to bed you will have the best night sleep ever!

5. Make a Supergreens Salad
Giving your Mum a Supergreens Salad will give her more energy and help her look younger! Knock up a Supergreens Salad and load it with seeds. These foods are high sources of calcium and are a good plant alternative to dairy. Teeth are comprised of bone and we are aware of the importance of bone preservation during the aging process, so add lots of sesame seeds and dark greens to your lunch salad.

6. Give your mum some dark chocolate
Dark chocolate keeps cells healthy. This yummy treat houses a high dose of anti-oxidants. A daily one bite size serving of a dark chocolate containing 70% or higher cacao content is another great way to keep skin vibrant.

7. Exercise
After treating your Mum to a Sunday roast why not take your Mum for a nice walk at a local park. But even a walk around the block works wonders to clear your head and improve your mood. And when you’re physically working your body, it goes without saying that you feel better about your appearance and your Mum will love you for if as she will feel happier as her body is oxygenated
For some handy healthy recipes for Mothers Day, go check out my blog

Monday, 24 March 2014

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7 Strategies To get More Greens Into your Diet....

As the “Health and Fitness Coach, at Jamie Lloyd Health and Fitness, I spend a considerable amount of time talking to people about   getting more vegetables or greens into their diets. A common dietary trend among our young athletes and even some of our adults is a serious lack of creativity or willpower when it comes to eating more of the green stuff. As a way to help the world at large consume more veg, I have come up with this list of seven strategies to get more vegetables in your diet.

1. Master The Art of Cooking

Surely, you can eat vegetables raw; in fact, it’s encouraged, but you certainly get more variety from cooking them. Use Google as your friend or look I books and search for recipes that include vegetables or just different ways of making something as simple as Spinach Fritatta.

2. Drink your greens.

Ok we are all strapped for time, so why not knock up a Superfood Greens Smoothie.Great for a pre or post workout fix and you pack a load of nutrient dense foods in one go!

Try This:-

Savoury Greens Smoothie

2 x Kiwi Fruit

2 stalks celery

2 handfuls spinach

1 lemon

Half inch ginger

Quarter pineapple

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Throw all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy! YUM!

-          Make extra and save in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Of course, adding vegetables to smoothies doesn’t begin and end with Spinach. Broccoli is another smoothie-friendly vegetable. It works in pretty much any smoothie and will usually be overpowered by the other ingredients so that you won’t even taste it. Still, you may get some weird looks from your mates and colleagues as they wonder what is in the green sludge you are drinking.

3. Make Soup/Chili.

Soup and chili recipes are a great way to hide vegetables. Try making a carrot and Butternut Squash Soup!

Half Butternut Squash

4 carrots

1 x red onion

3 cloves garlic

Vegetable stock

Salt and pepper to season

Chop up vegetables and saute in a pan for 15 mins, add about 2 pints wter and simmer for 20 mins- BOOM! A tasty looking soup. Try blending it for a few secs too!


4. Don’t Forget about Stir Fry.

Try this “recipe” with your next stir-fry:

1. Put oil in a skillet or wok;1-2 tbsp coconut or olive oil will work well.
2. Put some meat on the skillet or wok; think chicken, beef, or whatever you like
3. Let the meat cook for a minute or so.
4. Add a ton of veggies; I tend to use frozen broccoli, cauliflower, or stir-fry mixes.
5. Stir it around a few times.
6. Let it cook for 5-10 minutes, until the veggies and meat are cooked to your liking.
7. Eat and Enjoy! It’s as simple as that.

This is not only easy to do, but you can also literally change the recipe every night for variety while still using the same cooking methods. Plus, I think this is something that even anyone can do without any cooking skills.


5. Add Flavor with Spices/Dressings and make a delicious superfood salad

Learning how to use spices on foods can really liven up a dish. Sure, there’s going to be some trial and error here, but it’s definitely worth a shot. Here’s a simple way to make kale, a superfood, taste better in the hopes of becoming a staple at your dinner table:

1 bunch kale
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Raw beetroot

Raw parsnips

Raw Carrots

Red onions

2 Kiwi Fruits


Chop up all the veg using a  slicer or even better a mandolin, use your hands to mix in all the ingredients, and boom you have an awesome salad- goes well with fish or eaten on its own!

6. Make omeletes a regular breakfast selection.

One of the questions I always get is how to get vegetables in at breakfast. I usually suggest either a smoothie with spinach, or – even better – an omelete. Again, from a variety standpoint, the options are really endless with an omelete. Here are some ideas:

a. Peppers
b. Onions
c. Tomatoes (Yes, they’re technically fruits, but who cares? They are good for you.)
d. Salsa (best for those who are “easing” their way into vegetables)
e. Spinach
f. Mushrooms
g. Asparagus (if you’re feeling bolder)
h. The list goes on and on…


7. Substitute Lettuce for Tortillas on Tacos and Fajitas.

What kid doesn’t love tacos? I know I could eat them every day for the rest of my life and never get sick of them. One way to make them healthier – and maybe a bit messier – is to substitute lettuce for the tortilla. Try experimenting with different types of lettuce to see which you like the best.

Eating vegetables doesn’t have to be boring as long as you’re willing to put a bit of thought into preparing them.  Give these tips a shot – and by all means go and experiment!


Jamie Lloyd is the co- author of the bestselling book ‘Total Bodybreakthroughs’ and he is a Health and Fitness Coach based in London. He writes for a number of fitness magazines and can be found in SW London. He is available for private coaching, group fitness training and workshops. Contact him on  

Friday, 14 March 2014

Want More Energy?...

Want More Energy?

Jamie’s Superfood Salad
Fed up of eating Caesar Salads?
Try his cheeky recipe….a rainbow of flavours….
2 large carrots
2 raw beetroots
2 parsnips
1 large sweet potato
1 red onion
2 kiwi fruits
Big bunch Kale
Juice of 1 lemon
I inch ginger root grated
4 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 table spoons apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Himalyan Salt
Peel and finely slice the veg on a mandolin
Des talk kale and roughly chop into chunks
in a large bowl add lemon, apple cider vinegar, salt and ginger to the kale and massage it all well using your hands, and wait for the kale to soften.
Mix in the rest of the ingredients and serve -
Thought: YUM!
1. Carrots are full of beta carotene and are full of anti oxidants which slow down the aging process.
2. Beetroots are great for heart health and great blood builders!
High in frolic acid which is crucial for new born babies as it helps in the growth of the spinal cord in the first trimester.
3. Parsnips are high in fibre and high in vitamin C
4. Sweet potatoes are high in anti oxidants and high in vitamin A
5. Red onions are anti fungal and anti viral and are anti cancer fighting
6. Kiwi fruits have a high dose of vitamin c and have 4 x the amount of vit C in them than oranges.
7. Kale high in calcium, vitamin K, calcium and vitamin C. High in sulphur which helps detoxifies the liver.
8. Lemons are alkaline when ingested, as they leave an alkaline ash. Great for detoxifying the liver!
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