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Get your green on!

It's St Patricks day..... what better day to celebrate all the glorious green in our lives.

From food to nature... 'green' brings me back to my senses and reminds me of the essence of life. Ok, maybe thats a bit to deep ands meaningful! But I think you all know what I mean... there is something so timelessly fresh and pure about 'green'.

I have been furiously recipe developing behind the scenes in recent weeks for two reasons... the main line being the Real Food Source 'Nut-Butter' book that is now nearing completion... the other reason i'll update you on later this week.

My green recipe of the weekend was this minty green shake... a cross between a green smoothie and a thick creamy shake. I used my original green smoothie recipe as it base and added a generous dollop of cashew butter...mmmm.

Will go be doing anything 'green' today?

Recipe: Creamy green mint shake

Serves 1 


  • 2/3 cup water (or more for a less thinner shake)
  • 1 cup packed spinach (or other greens)
  • 1/3 cup cucumber
  • ½ cm fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp lime juice (or lemon)
  • 1 small apple, pear or chunk of mango (approx 1/3 cup)
  • 2 tbs cashew or blanched almond butter (ot roasted) 
  • 3-4 small fresh mint leaves (plus extra for optional garnish)
  • A few drops of stevia (only if needed)


Blend everything together until as smooth as possible. 

Some more 'green' recipes to inspire you...

Stuffed pancake stack

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In the moment... 'silenced by a mantra'

Oh dear.... i've done it again, this time I missed a Sunday. No idea how that actually happened, since I had a photo in mind to post taken during my mini-break over the last few days.

Well, to make it up to you, i give you a double whammy.... a 'silent' and a 'mantra'. Instead of one photo I'd like to share with you a few photos of my trip and in particular my beach run on Saturday morning, not least because the stillness, the wind in my face, the miles of sand between my toes (thank you Vibram fivefingers) and the lack of people made for a stunningly beautiful space.  

I also made a mini video- my first go at using the Instagram video tool... it's far from a great video and i was looking rather dishevelled having already run 8k of my 11k run...but it sums up how i felt in those very moments....ALIVE!

Click the photo itself below (taken directly on my phone mid run) to see the video.

Tell me, what brings you alive? I mean truly alive...


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