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March is living up to it’s name…

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH…

High Winds , falling trees, no electric and teaming rain, lucky for us we are snuggled up by the fires , generator going & all hands on deck. Our clients are having a lovely blissful stay. Daffodils arrived early and the meadow is a carpet of yellow, when the sun does come out ! it will be a beautiful sight. In the meantime Vivien is busy in the kitchen developing Juices & Soups for the Spring everybody is participating in the tasting process something that we all enjoy. She is always looking for unique recipes and healthy ideas that our clients love. I don’t think we have ever had any comments about ‘yuck’ or ‘urgh’ mind you some of them find the green juices hard to swallow but after a few days of Detoxing they absolutely fall in love with even the green juices. Vivien has always got a little surprise up her sleeve & it never ceases to amaze people what she comes up with. Watch this space for more Spring recipes. The new Yoga/ exercise room is a big hit especially it’s under floor heating. It is calming atmosphere is the perfect place to meditate.

STRESS BUSTING JUICE

A QUICK & EASY JUICE to make. Can also help to calm the symptoms of PMS.
This is just one of the many juices that we would be recommending whilst you are with us.

5 Plums (halved & stoned)
1 knob (1 1/2 inches) Fresh Ginger (peeled & chopped into chunks)
25 Raspberries

Press alternative chunks of Plum, Ginger & Raspberries through the Juicer. Stir & drink immediately. further Recipes and Juices can be found on our ‘face book’ & blog pages.

Sit back & Enjoy!

Sunday morning breakfast treat…

2 handfuls of Blueberries

1 Small punnet Strawberries

1/2 a small Avocado

1/2a Kiwi Fruit

1 handful of Muesli

6 Walnuts (chopped)

200 ml Almond Milk

A small drizzle of Honey

Prepare Strawberries & Blueberries, peel and slice Avocado and Kiwi. Arrange all the ingredients decoratively in a large bowl or glass and serve with the cold Almond Milk.

How lucky we have been with the most amazing mornings, the mist rolling over the hills, the sun comes out and clears away the mist. definitely a new Spring on its way, hoorah….

The combination I have put together is in most peoples fridges, just a different way to start to your day. Variety is the spice of life as they say, take the time to experiment with different combinations of fruits and vegetables and you will be surprised how delicious they are when put together in a different way.

Time to love yourself…

Valentines day is about putting yourself first so start your day thinking about you. Why not start Valentines day with an energising juice or a bowl of fruit. Chose the fruits that you really love rather than what you have left in the fridge. Prepare a little snack for mid morning for example a handful of almonds or grapes. A colourful Salad for lunch and take time out to enjoy. Afternoon break a nice juicy pear or nuts and seeds. Time to go home, get out of those work clothes and put on your casuals and enjoy this juice.

Make this Valentine’s sparkle juice, sit down put your feet up and listen to your favourite music. An ideal day for reflection, we have everything we need in life if only we care to look for it.

1 Honey Dew Melon

2 x Sharon Fruits

1 x Small wedge of Lemon

1 x Small Mango

With a little bit of love from Viv & the ‘Simply Healing’ team

Come & spend Valentine’s Day with us… Love is all around so why not come and share it with us.

Take time out & treat yourself to our 5 Day Juice Detox Retreat. Let the ‘Simply Healing Team’ take care of you & shake off those cold Winter days. Create your inner glow and your radiance within to bring that sparkle back into your life. We promote confidence & strength & we will help you to change those things that block you in daily life.

Wednesday 13th February – Sunday 17th February this includes several treatments & of course all of Viv’s famous Juices & Soups.

I absolutely love this picture as it represents all that we offer here at ‘Simply Healing ‘ and more… Push all of the ingredients in the picture through the juicer and savour the flavour……

For more information just give us a call on 01403 822117

Dreaming of a sunny climate, preferably the Caribbean…

1 Large Yellow Pepper ( deseeded and cut in half inch squares)
1 ½ Cucumbers ( quartered , deseeded , peeled and cut into half inch slices)
2 Slices of Fresh Pineapple (chopped)
2 Spring Onions (chopped)
1 Small fresh Red Chilli (deseeded and finely chopped)
Handful of fresh Coriander Leaves to garnish

Dressing: Juice of 1 Lemon, 1 teaspoon of Jerk seasoning, 1 tablespoon of Grape Oil

Put Pineapple, Spring Onions, Cucumber, Yellow Pepper and Chilli into a bowl.

Pour dressing over the salad and scatter coriander leaves over the top.

Now, just imagine swimming in an azure blue sea with palm trees waving in a light breeze……. this is the image that comes to mind while I’m having a wonderful Hot Stone Massage in the nice, warm & cosy Gold treatment room at ‘Simply Healing’.

Soothe away that feeling of over load !!!

1 Large Pear
3 ½ ozs. of Cucumber ( roughly chopped)
1 Green Apple
6 Fresh Mint leaves
1 Tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel

Feed the Pear, chopped Cucumber and Apple through the juicer with the Mint leaves. Pour into a glass, add the Aloe Vera Gel and stir thoroughly.

Cucumber nourishes you with Vitamin AB && C to help your immunity, it gives you energy and keeps you radiant plus stabilises your blood pressure plus many , many more health benefits – in other words a great all rounder

Good old fashioned remedy: place a couple of slices over your eyes to help those winter bags disappear

Gaining control…

Blood Sugar running totally out of control what could I do about it but go back to basics.

I had a little moment when I realised that my body wasn’t performing as it normally does. So I checked my blood pressure and cholesterol and my blood sugar. Blood sugar had gone through the roof. Oh dear and I thought I had been very good in controlling my sugar intake. This clearly wasn’t so…. I decided to take a few days to jiggle my eating habits. I started portion control , taking out carbs, went on to soups , juices and salads and good old fashioned water (strictly no caffeine). Just 4 days later my sugar levels were near to normal and I was full of energy and vitality. I broke my fast with a delicious salad made up of the following ingredients:

1/2 a pack of Feta Cheese

1/2 an Avocado

1 large wedge of Cucumber

2 sticks of Celery (chopped)

2 Cherry tomatoes

4 White Grapes (chopped)

Small handful of Walnuts (chopped and sprinkled on top)

1 tablespoon of Virgin olive oil

1/2 a Lemon (juiced)

1 Toasted Wholemeal Pitta Bread

Put ingredients into a large bowl, stirred around, added a measuring of Mediterranean herbs which I sprinkled on top . I then left for 1/2 an hour. Toasted the wholemeal pitta bread, opened up the Pitta and filled with the salad.

There was enough for 2 so Kate and I had a little feast with our feet up my the log fire…yum

Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup

Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup
Serves 4
1kg Sweet Potato (peeled & chopped)1 Large Carrot (peeled & dice
1 Large Onion (diced)
4 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)
1 thumb sixed piece of Ginger (chopped)
A little Olive Oil
1 tsp Red Thai Curry Paste
1 Lime (halved)
700ml Vegetable stock
200ml low-fat Coconut milk
35g Cashew Nuts
Fresh Coriander
Fresh Coconut Flakes

1. Preheat Oven to 180C/ 160C fan Gas mark 4.
2. Mix sweet potato, carrot, onion, garlic & ginger in a large bowl with a little oil and curry paste. Mix well spread on a baking tray, season to taste & add the lime halves. Cook for 35 mins
3. Remove Lime halves but keep. Place remaining ingredients into a large pan add stock & coconut milk. Simmer, then cover with a lid & cook over a low heat for 10 mins.
4. Leave to cool slightly, add most of the Cashew nuts and blitz until smooth. Season to taste with a squeeze of the cooked lime.
5. Garnish with coriander, toasted coconut and remaining cashews.

New Years Resolutions…

Are you trying to keep up those promises that you made to yourself to start 2019 by putting your best foot forward to stay healthy, focused and relaxed. I wonder how many of you have after a few days forgotten those promises you made ? It is so easy when life gets in the way to implement those good deeds. I only make one resolution so that I don’t feel guilty about missing it (so far so good !!), to take at least one juice as a meal per day. Giving my body a nice rest ( your body would like that also ) from all the rich foods that you might have indulged in over the Festive season. Taking a walk in the fresh air also helps one to focus. I have put all these things in to practice so watch this space …..

Kate and I have been slaving away in the kitchen developing and creating some new nourishing, healthy Detoxing Soups which we will over the course of the next few months be adding to our face book page for you to also enjoy.

Here at ‘Simply Healing’ we are always looking to create interesting programmes that support Detoxing as well as Mind, Body and Spirit along with a sense of Wellness. With this in mind we have a new Yoga Room with under floor heating (no more cold church halls) only the best for our Detoxing clients. Ali is the Yoga teacher who is passionate about all that we do here, she has fitted in with the team as if she has always been here. We can now offer Yoga Classes as well as private one to one sessions. This adds to our gentle exercise space which still includes are Chi Machine and Power Plates. We also have a Walking/Running Machine so that on those cold snowy or rainy days light exercise is still available to help you to achieve your goal. We had an amazing 2018 with lots of goals reached with our clients for weight loss, healthier lifestyles, reducing blood sugar levels, high blood pressure and also cholesterol plus of course getting pregnant.

Adding to our programmes for 2019 is Hypnotherapy for anxiety , portion control and general health plus Acupuncture which is helpful for stubborn pains like backache and headaches plus ongoing pain . Our Testimonial page is heart warming and encouraging and a testament to the whole hard working team at ‘Simply Healing’. We are so proud of all of our clients who put their trust in us and they in turn sing our praises with lovely reviews, so we thank you all for this.

Start 2019 with healthy intentions…

Juice Detoxing is one of the fastest and painless ways to de-congest your body of all the festive fare that you may have consumed. DETOXING IS OUR SPECIALITY…

Why not give us a call on 01403 822117.

Here is a little juice to boost your day:

3 x Apples

1 x Mango

1 x Small Papaya

2 x Figs.

A great juice to help you relax, whilst giving your digestion a much needed helping hand after the festive period. Enjoy!