SG Pilates Retreats

What a fabulous weekend was had by us all on the SG Pilates Coastal Retreat, we were blessed with amazing sunshine on the North Devon and perfect sea state and wind conditions for paddleboarding as an additional treat.

We started our mornings with an early start with Qi Gong cleansing and strengthening the organs routine on the headlands with the perfect view. The energy created was just amazing. We closed each evening with a meditation. Sessions were Pilates, Garuda and Barre plus a Franklin Method Workshop about the Pelvis and Psoas. The weekend was a perfect balance of moving, mindfulness and play!

Every bite of our food was just super delicious thanks to our wonderful chef Stacey Fae Jones and her husband Will, the Gin Master!

So thank you to everyone that came, with their amazing energy, laughs and love and to everyone that were involved along the way, Stacey and Will Jones, Lucia Mcauliffe for the exceptional bodywork she provided, Darren  Sturgess, the man of musical talent and his handpan session, and of course my  wonderful husband for helping with the behind the scenes lugging equipment and listening to me checking over and over again I had everything in place! (for the many months in preparation and on the weekend!)

SGP me and LUcSGP paddleboardSGP grouppaddleboardbeachSGP Jump joy

juicy inspiration

Generally when I juice, I just grab whatever is around, I make it up. It works pretty well and I genuinely like what I am tasting. I am not one for measuring, weighing or being precise when it comes to cooking or juicing. I like to experiment and just see what flavours I can make. NO RULES!

However being inspired by my client Lynda, who is a complete advocate to healthy living, I tried some recipes from Deliciously Ella,  I really love her books and now have them all.  but true to my own laziness or creativity, not sure which, maybe a bit of both!

I look at what she uses and then just add it in random proportions to what my gut is telling me, and throw it in. These 2 are a great summer cooling blend, and worth a try!

I really love the way juicing makes me feel. It really is an instant “hallelujah” song of rejoicing from my deeper inner self. I feel instantly more alive and my gut feels satisfied.

Whose juice recipes inspire you?

and how does it make YOU feel?

 

 

Green “Summer Cool Breeze” Juice by SGPilates

For a delicious green, creamy and fresh juice you may want to try this one out.

I often just throw together what ingredients I have and mix the flavours of what I love and this little combo works a refreshing tasty treat!!!

this will serve 2

all ingredients are organic for a super healthy and tasty juice

you will need a juicer and a blender

2 apples (I tend to use Braeburn)

1 pear

2 big handfuls each of spinach and kale

1 parsnip

chunk of ginger

1 small carrot

couple of stems of broccoli

1 whole lime

juice all the above and then blend contents with

1 avocado

1 banana

pour into two wine glasses and top with chilli seeds for a tasty crunch, it really does work well.

let me know what you think when you try it, it really is one of my favourites.

and go ahead, be creative!

play and mix up your ingredients and see what delicious varieties you can come up with.

enjoy

Sue xx

 

Nutritious, Yummy and Quick Lunch

Are you always in a rush? Like healthy foods, that are tasty and colourful? 

Long stem broccoli spears,

Chunky slices of Romano Pepper 🌶

Shiitake Mushrooms, whole

Piccolo tomatoes 🍅 

Pine nuts

Chilli flakes 🌶

Spiralised courgettes, 🥒
Stir fry! 

Ta-da!!!! Easy -peasy, quick and tasty!!! Enjoy 💕

Nutritional Breakfast

I thought I would share a quick and easy nutritional breakfast. Full of the good stuff and absolutely yummy why not it a try.

There are no measurements as I always just throw stuff together!

Cook oats on the stove with coconut milk.

Half a banana lengthways and fry in the saucepan with coconut oil and a tiny amount of brown sugar (optional)

Pour the cooked oats into a nice bowl, (to satisfy your visual senses only!! )

Add some pure maple syrup, sprinkling of chia seeds, goji berries and cinnamon

Top with the fried browned banana and enjoy!!!