Everyone has abdominal separation. Diastasis recti happens when there is a gap of 2 fingers or more. Abdominal separation is most common after having a baby. What happens during pregnancy is the six-pack muscle (Rectus abdominis), which runs down from your breastbone to your pubic bone, is joined together by a fibrous sheath called the Linea Alba. This mid-section of the body stretches and expands to allow room for the baby. The muscles don’t actually split; it is more an abdominal “separation”. A bit like a piece of cling film coming apart. [Read more…]
Have you heard of Blondilox? Laura Kate is the brains behind these porridge blends. This month we are highlighting Laura Kate’s Festive Ginger Biscuit recipe and caught up with Laura Kate to learn more about where her concept for bespoke porridge blends started.
Blondilox is a great name, how did it come about?
Thanks! Blondilox is where you can ‘create your own’ bespoke porridge blend online. Blondilox was born after I had a complete burn out, which led me to suffer with a few health issues including battling an eating disorder. Through my passion for health foods and personal recovery I started Blondilox. You can read my full story here.
How do you stay active?
When I was at the height of my illness my body was so burnt out that exercise was just not possible for me, this was really tough as I love being active but I just didn’t have the strength. Earlier this year as my body started getting stronger I eased back into Pilates classes. Suffering a physical and mental illness has made me extremely grateful to now have a healthy mind and strong body which allows me to stay active. Not being able to do any exercise taught me how important exercise is for mental and physical strength. Pilates is now one of my favourite ways to stay active and I appreciate how important Pilates is for my core strength and my posture. I’m looking forward to continuing on building up my strength in 2017 with Pilates.
Porridge is such a lovely warming breakfast, what are your top tips for seeing you through winter?
Well, the winter season is well and truly upon us! I am always super aware of trying to keep myself as healthy as possible during this time of year. I feel the cold a lot and I do struggle with the shorter days. Here are a couple of my healthy tips this winter…
Lunch- tick, or dinner –tick (I love making into a huge bowl adding noodles and vegetables.) It adds flavor to anything and everything and miso has so many known health benefits.
M&S long sleeve thermals (Aka my lifesaver)
These are my lifesavers through winter, I have one in just about every colour. Have a wee look here…You’re welcome J (It’s honestly my life saver and go-to during cold weather!)
Ground ginger or fresh ginger- it is a spice I LOVE all year round. It’s such warming flavour and works as an anti-inflammatory in the body. I love to grate fresh ginger in hot water with a slice of lemon and of course my Winter Blend porridge has ground ginger in the mix!
So if you are in need of a warming boost, and benefit from all the other amazing health properties of ginger, check out my recipe below
Festive ginger biscuit recipe
Here is a wee recipe to make some yummy festive biscuits using my WINTER BLEND.
- Winter Blend bag mix (Makes around 15-20 biscuits)
- In a pan melt 1 tablespoon and half of coconut oil
- Add in 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of nut butter (I use almond butter)
- Stir in a teaspoon of grated or finely chopped fresh ginger
- Let this melt together and take off heat and pour oat blend in pan and mix together
- Shape into mini cookies
- Bake for around 25/30 minutes at 180 until golden brown.
You can get your hands on the new Winter Blend at our View Studio shop.