I'm a MSc Nutritionist and yoga teacher helping you to learn about women's health, non-diet and gentle nutrition; positive movement and sustainability.

Hi, I'm Elle

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 […]


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

One of the things I was most excited about with moving into a flat with Stuart (other than finally moving in together after nearly six years!) was having my very own kitchen. I had had four years of kitchen sharing, sometimes with people I didn’t know, plus a year back at my parents’, so I […]


October 15, 2019

Our Small Kitchen Tour

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

After last week’s warm spell, the glut of British-grown berries have finally arrived. Next time you see a big punnet of blueberries on offer, snap them up and make this crumble for a summer dessert with friends. Blueberry Oat Crumble Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: British Author: Elle Coales Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 40 […]


July 8, 2019

Blueberry Oat Crumble

It is Plastic Free July again and 120 million participants are joining in across the globe. With school strikes, the Extinction Rebellion protests and Attenborough mania hitting the news so far, awareness of our impact on the planet is increasing year on year. Where climate change (or, climate emergency, as many are now calling it) […]

Live Well, Sustainability, Tips

July 1, 2019

5 (different) tips for Plastic Free July

These cookies were made after struggling to get a hold of Prets dark chocolate and almond butter cookies. Due to risk of contamination with non vegan products, the cookies have jumped on and off Prets menu for the last year and have recently been reinstated without the vegan label. If you cant get the cookies […]

Eat, Recipes

June 19, 2019

Vegan chocolate almond butter cookies