Helena’s Top 5 Yoga Poses

Here are my favourites (which probably change depending on my mood). Although I go to a few regular classes per week to practice Vinyasa Flow I love spending 10-15 mins each Morning playing around and trying new poses. Every week I have some kind of break through! 1. HEADSTAND (SIRSASANA) If you follow my instagram…

5 Yoga Poses with Magical Benefits

My first ever yoga class was horrific. I was about 13 and went along with my sister who had recently taken it up as a sport (she’s naturally good at all this kind of stuff – flexible, dance etc). Then I parked the idea of becoming a yogi for a good few years…about 10 in…

Let’s all avo chocolate mousse tonight!

Avocado in a desert? Whattttt?! Surely not. I really didn’t believe it would work. I thought that surely the green savoury vegetable taste would come through…. Proven wrong. If you give it a go, prepare to be shocked…! Now I’ve tried avocado in smoothies, cheesecakes, mousse and icecream, I am 100% an avo-in-dessert-convert. If you’d like…

Peanut Butter Cookies

Probably my favourite ingredient ever is peanut butter. I use it wherever I can slip it in… pad Thai sauce, curries, ramen, and in lots of sweet things. The great thing about PB over the almond/cashew etc varieties is that it is very cheap. I reccomend any of the varieties which are at least 97%…

Chips n’ dip

Crisps are undeniably addictive. My boyfriend Sam is the biggest crisp addict I’ve ever met. He buys the cheapest varieties as a few moments after opening a bag, they are gone. Since he’s trying to cut down on his sometimes 15 bags a day habit (no joke, his max is 18 small bags in a…

6 Best Health Related Documentaries

What The Health: 5*  Recently has come to Netflix! Amazing documentary showing the hidden truths behind charities, the government and the food industries in relation to health  2. Food Inc: 4*  Really good insight into how big businesses have set up the food industry – how have they cheapened food? How have they sped up…

10 Quick, Cheap ‘N Easy Vegan Meals

Figuring out how you can make an animal product free meal with minimal effort and stress can seem daunting. I get it! Therefore, here are some of my most simple yet yummy and nutritious recipes that you can have on hand…these are all steals. There are so so many good recipes out there, however it…

Vegan Eats in London

Maybe you can’t buy a raw cake or veggie burger in just about every cafe like Sydney but I feel London has a pretty amazing array of veggie ways to choose from… Redemption – Notting Hill  Favourite dish: baked eggplant with tahini and pomegranate or the pumpkin pie dessert Over Under cafe, Earl’s Court Favourite…

Blue Zones

What is a Blue Zone? A pocket of the world where people reach age 100 far more often than other a areas. Even more importantly though they live healthier lives at this age and suffer from far less sickness than anywhere else in the world – many live very active lives in their 90’s and…

Beach Hopping In Goa

Sam and I spent some time hopping between the beaches in the South of Goa before my yoga teacher training course began. Here is a little summary of where we visited: Colva We spent a couple of nights here early on during our stay in Goa. Great scene of locals, beautiful long beaches and lots…

The Fishy Truths About Our Oceans

My Challenge Stopping eating fish for me was challenging to begin. I didn’t just love the taste of fish, it was all about the freshness, being caught from the sea and on my plate for dinner seemed like a very natural process, and the sea is full of beautifully healthy fish that is right for us…

Kyoto Kraziness

I spent a week in Kyoto and jam packed it with activities. I also stayed in the most wonderful hostel here and ate at ammmmazing restaurants, so I want to pass on the knowledge in case it is useful for anybody planning a trip to Japan! Here are my highlights… Iwatayama Monkey Mountain Not overly…