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I'm a Nutrition MSc student and yoga teacher helping you to learn more about no-nonsense nutrition, functional and safe movement and sustainability.

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Omega 3s are a form of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and alongside omega 6 fatty acids are considered essential in the diet, as we cannot synthesise them ourselves. Omega 6 fatty acids are readily available in various forms, including most vegetable oils, poultry, eggs and evening primrose oils. Omega 3s however, are less commonly consumed in […]

January 14, 2020

Plant-based guide to omega 3s

Nutrition

Happy new year and happy new decade! Hopefully this is the decade that we say goodbye to restrictive diets. I’d love to see debunked terms like detox, cleanse and alkalising, stay well and truly in the past. If you’ve been following Enlivening Elle for a while, you hopefully already know that fad diets are largely […]

Nutrition

January 1, 2020

January diets to say goodbye to

Food waste accounts for 8% of carbon emissions according to a UN study*. I’m always seeking to reduce my food waste, from being savvy when buying veg to making use of leftovers and making stock from scraps. I do however like to make juice at home, which produces a not unreasonable amount of pulp that […]

Eat, Recipes, Sustainability

November 12, 2019

Carrot pulp granola

If you watched or read my kitchen tour last week, you might have spotted an unusual looking tin in one of my cupboards. Jackfruit is an ingredient that is becoming increasingly popular in both home cooking and restaurant menus. A plant-based alternative to pulled meats, jackfruit is a tropical fruit related to figs and mulberries. […]

Eat, Nutrition, Recipes

October 22, 2019

Walnut and jackfruit tacos

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I spent the first part of September in Iceland, capturing some seriously breathtaking scenery. Most people visiting Iceland seem to fall into two camps, either staying in Reykjavik for a long weekend or week and going on day excursions to popular sights, or hiring a […]

Live Well, Travel

October 7, 2019

Iceland 10 day Itinerary

Last month I had the pleasure of taking an advanced yoga teacher training course in Mandala yoga with Julie Montagu of Whole Self Yoga. It was an intensive course that filled me with inspiration and energy for my teaching. I was really excited to bring this style of teaching to my classes, and to let […]

Move, Yoga

July 29, 2019

What is Mandala Yoga?

One of the thing I never thought of when I first started going to the gym was the concept of training around your menstrual cycle. I’m sure we’ve all been there when plans for a particular training session or group class have gone awry when coinciding with the very end or start of your menstrual […]

Fitness, Move, PCOS, Yoga

July 15, 2019

Training around your menstrual cycle