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Food on the go.

Today Ruben and I are traveling to Istanbul via Frankfurt for a baby free weekend and even though I can’t wait to scoff kebabs in Turkey whilst I’m travelling I prefer to stay away from the expensive pre-packaged and unhealthy food on offer and fill my beloved tupperware with healthy dishes to ensure my skin, digestion and mood don’t take a hit, (that said I do have to admit that Frankfurt is possibly the healthiest airport I’ve ever visited with several natural and organic delis offering juices that promise to banish love handles, bundles of bircher muesli and show-stopping salads.)
For my food on the go I’ve packed a very simple lunch of brown rice, avocado and chopped pear seasoned with black pepper but here a few links from the professionals to inspire you…

Quick kale and beetroot salad from the Hemsley sisters http://www.hemsleyandhemsley.com/recipe/quick-kale-beetroot-salad/

Chickpea, sun-dried tomato and artichoke salad from Deliciously Ella http://deliciouslyella.com/recipe/chickpea-sun-dried-tomato-and-artichoke-salad/

Epic roast chicken salad from Jamie http://deliciouslyella.com/recipe/chickpea-sun-dried-tomato-and-artichoke-salad/

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Superfoods for superhumans.

These days it seems you have to be a mother of two, have a body to rival Gisele, box, do yoga, run 10k everyday, have a business, flawless skin and a super stress-free and joyful attitude to top it all off. Eeeeek, stop please; body says no, brain says slow and soul says “ho oh”.

Of course for many, sport and heavy schedules are our passions, our life but please take a moment to nourish your soul before you fly to the moon. I´m a yoga teacher and love all of the above (except for the 2nd child I am happy with just the one thank you!) and have come to understand just how important it is to gift our bodies with pleasure and relaxation. So, to all those super human beings out there - please have a week off sport, challenge yourself to do less, have a glass of wine with your girlfriends, eat some dark chocolate, giggle, - and then you can be superwomen! 

But - when you are flying high, training hard, travelling, working long hours, juggling babies feed your body with Nature´s Superfoods. Our foods have around 50% less nutrients in than they did 50 years ago so a little bit of added magic is going to make all the difference. Try Kiki Health Nature´s Living Superfood supplements which contain Spirulina, Chlorella, Icelandic Kelp, Kale and much more fantasticness. 

You can buy your pot of power here and receive a special 10% discount as a follower of lifeesbella.tumblr.com when you enter the word ¨PEACE´ at checkout. http://www.deeplynourished.co.uk/supplements/natures-living-superfood-150gm-and-300gm/

Zoom, Zoom Zooooooommmmmmm 

Weekend Lag

Suffer from weekend lag? You know, it´s a bit like jet lag except you
haven´t travelled half way across the world you´ve just had a wicked weekend which plays havoc with your sleeping schedule.

Instead of fretting about not getting enough zzzzzs tonight before the working week begins, here are my top five FREE relaxation, insomnia and sleep inducing recordings. Hop into bed 20 minutes early and float away. 

Best for gentle relaxation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyy0ra2WcQQ

Best for severe Insomnia and over active minds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkx88_3cD-s

Best for mild anxiety and sleeping problems
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TDcGYmEgyM

Best for putting your mind at ease if you are worrying about lots of things etc (now bear with this guy, you might think he sounds a bit creepy in the first 5 minutes but after that he´s a soft, sweet and simple guide and I LOVE him) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7r0gC0F3TE

Best for drifting to sleep with a smile on your face from the hilarious Buddhist monk Ajhan Brahm. His light-hearted and simple energy will make you feel all fuzzy inside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf60XcnpgF8