How To Spend An Active Weekend In Devon

I just came back from a long weekend down in Challaborough in Devon and let me tell you, it was bloody brilliant. Never underestimate a UK holiday. We are so lucky to be surrounded by stunning scenery and we need take the time to enjoy and appreciate it.

My friends and I road-tripped from London down to Challaborough and stayed in a stunning Blue Chip Holidays home right on the beach. The dream. We honestly had the most incredible time in Devon and I want to share the activities which we enjoyed the most! Here are six things you have to do if you head there this summer.

Surfing

I know what you’re thinking. The British oceans are freezing. Never fear! They have hardcore wetsuits which keep you warmer than you ever thought possible. I promise! Plus surfing is not only fun but it is an incredible workout for your whole body. Our arms, legs, core (basically everything!) were aching for days after!

Cycling

I won’t lie, cycling in Devon is TOUGH. Let’s just say the countryside isn’t flat. In the slightest. However, the views at the top of a steep hill climb are totally worth the sweat! You will not only get a serious leg workout but you will get to explore the local area much quicker than on foot.

Walking

Walking is my favourite holiday activity, no matter where I am, I just love exploring on foot. Devon is no exception. I adored walking along the stunning coastline and wandering through the quiet country villages. A highlight for me was exploring Burgh Island. It is quite simply beautiful. Oh and did I mention that we stopped off at some wonderful pubs along the way. I cant recommend Journeys End Inn enough, a 13th century pub which is full of character and serves fantastic food.

Running

I enjoy an occasional run, so when my friend Roo suggested a jog along the coastline I jumped at the chance. It turns out the coastline is basically massive hill after massive hill. And I don’t mean a gentle climb up. I mean practically vertical slopes where you use your hands to help get up! Which made our run rather interesting! However, I absolutely loved it. It was actually one of the highlights of my whole trip, even though my legs felt like they were going to fall off, the scenery was just phenomenal.

Beaches

Our house was about a 1 minute walk from the beach. Ideal! We spent many evenings just being big kids. We climbed on the rocks, paddled in the sea and played ball games. You are never too old to enjoy a frolic on the sand! Plus, just around the headland you can pick up a delicious coffee from Bean and Grind; a coffee shop attached to the back of a bike on the beach. Their mocha’s are some of the best I have ever tried.

Chilling

In amongst all these activities, my friends and I enjoyed some much needed down time. It felt so freeing to be out of the bustle of London. We absolutely loved taking the time to make group meals, from healthy brunch spreads through to huge sharing platters for dinner. UK holidays are also the perfect time to whip out the board games! We definitely enjoyed a few rounds of them.

Next time you’re thinking of staying in the UK, I highly recommend you check out Devon through Blue Chip Holidays. The scenery, the food and the people are all incredible. I will definitely be back for more adventures!

Check out my videos from my time in Devon here and here.

Zanna x

May 30, 2017

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3 Simple Smoothies To Kickstart Your Day

Smoothies are a staple in my diet. They are one of the most convenient ways to get in my morning meal, and can easily be tweeked and changed to suit my needs. Whether its a high protein post workout shake or an energising breakfast blend. Here are three of my favourites!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream

1 frozen banana

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 heaping tbsp of peanut butter

1 handful of spinach

1 handful of ice

Milk (of your choice) to cover the ingredients

Blend it up to form a super thick and creamy shake with a satisfying nutty flavour. The perfect kick start to your day!

Banana Date Protein Shake

1 frozen banana

2 large pitted medjool dates

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 handful of ice

Milk (of your choice) to cover the ingredients

This is one of my favourite post workout blends, packed full of protein and carbohydrates to replenish my energy stores and support recovery!

Fruity Energy Booster

1 frozen banana

1 handful frozen berries

1 handful spinach

1/4 cup oats

1 handful of ice

Milk (of your choice) to cover the ingredients

Optional: add a sprig of mint for a fresh flavour!

Use this smoothie to fuel up as it is packed full of energy to keep you going, perfect for before a tough workout!

Give these balanced smoothie recipes a go and let me know your favourite!

Zanna x

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May 25, 2017

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Guest Post: Kombucha, Is It Worth The Hype?

With the kombucha craze coming in hard and fast Zanna has asked me the fundamental question … is this a legitimate health panacea or yet another fad that flatters to deceive us all? So here goes!

Oh but first I should probably disclose that although I have a PhD in gut health and work as both a clinician and researcher I also do like to dabble in the latest food trends so I totally get it! 😉

Now all my cards are on the table, what is kombucha and why are people worshiping it?!

Kombucha is a fermented tea, which is simply made by combing tea (often a mix of green and black) with a whole heap of bacteria and yeast. The third and final essential ingredient needed to make kombucha is that dreaded “s” word- sugar!

As you guys are probably aware the alleged health benefits associated with kombucha are all encompassing, and range from anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and even improved libido.

BUT what we need to do is remember that these claims are based on personal observations and testimonials, rather than scientific and research studies. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but when it comes to kombucha there has been NO GOOD QUALITY STUDIES (known as randomised controlled trials). And while harping on about the need for human studies is rather boring, it’s the only way we can fight through all the nonsense we’re constantly bombarded with.

In saying that no good quality studies does not mean there are no benefits, it simply means we need to do the studies! (yes I’m working on it!). On that note, kombucha has been consumed for thousands of years and I’m a believer that our ancestors knew what was up…so let’s take a closer look at each of the three ingredients that make up kombucha.

First the tea. Different companies use different teas but basically the key components include caffeine and catechins (a group of antioxidants). This means that kombucha typically contains some caffeine and antioxidants (although how the fermentation process affects these is not well understood). Also it’s worth noting that an experimental study (meaning in a test tube not humans) found that the infection fighting properties linked to kombucha were not observed in plain tea, suggesting the health benefits of kombucha are not simply due to the tea.

Onto the bacteria and yeast mix. This is commonly referred to as the SCOBY (which stands Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). Now the crazy thing about this is that each SCOBY contains slightly different types of bacteria (called bacterial strains), and like human’s each bacterial strain should be thought of as an individual in that they possess unique qualities. This is one of the reasons why it’s hard to make generalised statements about the health benefits of kombucha i.e. because different batches contain different bacteria they are likely to have different effects.

And finally the sugar! Yes kombucha contains “added sugar” which although generally speaking is considered as “empty calories”, in the case of kombucha it actually serves two vital purposes. First, sucrose, which is the scientific name for table sugar (made up of glucose + fructose) is needed to keep the SCOBY alive. Second, the SCOBY eats the sugar (through a process known as fermentation) which plays a vital role in producing a range of organic acids, B-vitamins, amino acids and many other health-related bio-active compounds. What’s more the fermentation of the sugar releases carbon dioxide, resulting in that delicious kombucha fizz!

Side tangent: Did you know the process of bacterial and yeast fermentation is where carbonated soft drinks originated from?! Unfortunately today commercial soft drinks are made by directly adding in carbon dioxide to artificially create the bubbles rather than relying on the traditional fermentation methods.

Back to the sugar…so although a decent amount of sugar is added in the making of Kombucha typically there is only a small amount left in the final product (the longer you leave it to ferment the less sugar it will contain…although if you leave it too long it will end up tasting like vinegar- trust me on that one guys!!!).

Nonetheless, when it comes to commercial kombucha the amount of sugar can vary significantly (some companies add extra sugar to appease our sweet tooth). With this in mind it’s always good to check the nutrition label (as a reference point most soft drinks have 11grams/100mls and the World Health Organisation recommends less than 25g across the whole day).

The key take homes (for those who I’ve lost along the way)

Kombucha isn’t a panacea for health, but then again I’m am yet to be convinced that any single food or drink ever will be. In saying that, kombucha has been used as a medicinal drink for centuries and there is some mechanistic support for how it may benefit health.

So here’s my “food trend” motto: if you enjoy the taste, it’s not doing any harm (physical* or financial) than why not give it a go?! I certainly have, I even have my own mini kombucha fermentary at home!

*like with many foods and drinks there are some, although rare, cases of contamination as well as intolerances to kombucha so please use your commonsense and drink responsibly.

Dr Megan Rossi is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a PhD in the area of Gut Health. Megan works as a Research Associate at King’s College London and Consultant Dietitian across industry, media and has just opened up a Gut Health clinic on Harley street in London. To keep updated on the latest gut health news connect with Megan across socials @TheGutHealthDoctor
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May 22, 2017

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adidas Parley: Saving The Oceans With Shoes

If you follow me across my social media, you will most likely know how passionate I am about saving the planet and in particular, saving the oceans. As someone who was brought up scuba diving, I have an appreciation for the beauty of the under water world, and I am distraught by the damage we are currently doing to it. Plastic being one of the main offenders.

That is exactly why I was so excited to hear that adidas have teamed up with Parley to transform marine plastic pollution into high performance sportswear. They have brought out a Parley trainer collection, with a blue colour way inspired by the shades of the ocean, which is made using recycled ocean plastic. In each pair approximately 11 recycled plastic bottles have been used. They are in essence, turning a threat into a thread.

They have released Parley additions of the UltraBOOST, UltraBOOSTx and UltraBOOST Uncaged. They feature laces, heel webbing, heel lining and sock lining covers made from the recycled plastic material. Despite these new components, the shoes still deliver elite performance as with all adidas trainers.

adidas have made a commitment to creating one million pairs of UltraBOOST from up cycled marine plastic. Seeing a global brand of this size get involved really gives me hope that positive changes are being made to support the health and longevity of our oceans.

The collection is hard to come by, but try and grab a pair on the adidas website.

If you don’t manage to get hold of some Parley’s, here are three more steps you can take to support the sea:

1) Reduce your use of plastic packaging e.g. by buying fruit and vegetables from farmers markets without bags.

2) Use reusable products. Bottles, bags, coffee cups, and more. These help to avoid unnecessary waste which can end up in the ocean.

3) Reduce your consumption of fish (or give it up entirely!). We are set to have wiped out all ocean populations by 2050.

May 17, 2017

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Abs: Should You Train Them In Isolation?

In all aspects of our lives we are constantly evolving as we develop, grow and expand our knowledge. This should be the case in our fitness routine too.

Over time my personal approach to fitness has definitely changed and it will continue to do so into the future. I will be the first to admit that I have made many mistakes in the past, and I am not afraid to address these. One of the biggest ones I made was advocating not training your core. Let me explain.

I seem to remember that there was this phase on social media when everyone was saying you shouldn’t isolate abs, or that you don’t need to train them if you’re lifting weights correctly. I certainly bought into this school of thought. I am certain that there will be a youtube video somewhere on my channel where I will say that I never train abs and that I target them though my other weight training.

Now, you do use your core to support compound exercises such as squats, overhead presses and deadlifts. However, you shouldn’t neglect isolated core training all together in favour of this. In fact, these isolation exercises can be super important.

As my training has developed, I’ve started to focus on form more than ever before and I have also taken up gymnastics. These two things have really opened my eyes and taught me a lot about my body. I have come to realise that my core is actually one of my biggest weaknesses. It turns out “targeting it through my other weight training” just wasn’t enough for me. Now, I am going to have to to spend months if not years playing catch up attempting to strengthen it enough to support my workouts sufficiently.

I’m not saying you need to do a 1,000 crunches a day as that probably isn’t the most efficient use of your time, and can actually do more harm than good. However, using more functional core stability exercises such as TRX training, hollow body holds, rotational cable work and plank variations can seriously support a strong core and shouldn’t be neglected. Developing a strong core is beneficial for other forms of training, reduces the risk of injury and supports good posture too.

I now train core in isolation twice a week at the end of my other workouts, and my strength is steadily increasing. Please don’t make the mistakes I have in the past, look after your core and train it in isolation!

Zanna x

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May 15, 2017

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Three Sweet Breakfast Ideas For Busy Mornings

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, and the one I like the spend the most time making. However I don’t always have the luxury of time to make myself a warming bowl of zoats or a stack of steaming protein pancakes. On these occasions, here are my three go-to sweet treat breakfasts:

Overnight Oats

This is the ultimate busy morning breakfast. You can simply make them the night before, pop them in a bowl and grab them straight out the fridge in the morning. They are best served cold and creamy. My favourite recipe ever is the lemon coconut overnight oats in my book. Here is another great one, chocolate peanut butter overnight oats:

Ingredients: 
  • 3 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 50g rolled oats
  • 160ml unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Instructions: 
Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl. Pour into a jar and seal. Refrigerate overnight before eating.

The Speedy Smoothie

Smoothies can be blitzed up in seconds. Just make sure you’re prepared in advanced. Get some bananas, ripen them, peel them and pop them in the freezer. Then keep ingredients like dates, nut butter, cocoa powder and protein powder in your cupboards. Then you can mix and match these with your fresh ingredients too. My favourite smoothie recipe ever, which has the best ice cream texture around, is this bad boy:

1 frozen banana, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 handful spinach, handful of ice, almond milk to cover.

Make sure you use as little milk as possible, as this makes for a thicker more filling smoothie!

Toast Toppings

I always keep a loaf of bread in my freezer. That way I can just grab two slices, pop them in a toaster and shove on some of my favourite toppings; using my store cupboard essentials. Here are some ideas for you:

  • Mashed banana, cinnamon and chocolate chips
  •  Peanut butter and no-added sugar jam (or even homemade jam if you’re feeling fancy)
  • Mascarpone or ricotta mixed with cinnamon and honey, topped with chopped fruit

What are your favourite busy morning breakfasts? I am always up for trying new ideas!

Zanna xx

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May 10, 2017

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Guest Post: How To Spend A Healthy Day in Cambridge

Starting The Day Right

Cambridge loves a parkrun. The main one for the city is held on a Saturday morning in the gorgeous Milton Country Park which regularly sees around 500 runners turning up. As all aficionados know, parkrun is free and you just need to register on their website, get your personal barcode, turn up with it and jog or run your timed 5k to start your weekend off right. Plus the café at the park does a great Kale Kick Smoothie which you can grab post run and take with you on your cooldown walk around the lake.

Breakfast

Cambridge really is a foodie haven if you’re willing to dig a little beneath the restaurant chain surface. Two of my favourites for breakfast are Stir on Chesterton Road for the best poached eggs on sourdough, and Afternoon Tease on King’s Street for an amazing brunch menu. If you want a sneaky treat, you can hire a bike from Station Cycles – or perhaps get your running trainers out and head up by foot – and take the new guided busway up to the picturesque village of Shelford and have one of the best almond croissants you’ll ever eat from the Shelford Deli. It’s ok – you’ll have covered three miles or so to get there so you’ll have earned it!

Explore

You can easily cover the city centre on foot, wandering through the backstreets and taking in all of the colleges (depending on the time of year some of these will be open to tourists – check the individual college websites to find out more). Be sure to check out the Corpus Clock and then take Garret Hostel Lane to get on the bridge over the river for some amazing selfie opportunities with Clare Bridge in the background – just watch out for cyclists!

Coffee and Quiet Time

Coffee is a big thing in Cambridge, and the purists swear by Espresso Library on East Road and Hot Numbers, which has two sites, one of which is handily opposite the beautiful Fitzwilliam Museum on Trumpington Road. Plus, just 5 minutes’ walk away from there you have the city’s beautiful Botanic Gardens, which is a gorgeous place to while away an hour with your coffee and a good book and forget that you’re actually in a city centre.

Lunchtime

If you find yourself in the middle of town you can’t go wrong with Novi on Regent’s Street. Famed for their botanical cocktails and delicious coffee, you can also get freshly made smoothies which you can sip at their window bar as you watch the world go by. For food, their salad jars are amazing, and their grilled sardines are a real hit.

On the other side of the city near Jesus Green, you can pop into the recently opened Stem + Glory, a vegan restaurant serving plant based food. They now even offer a vegan Sunday roast.

Work it Out

If you fancy working off all of that amazing food, you can get a day pass to the University of Cambridge Sports Centre to the West of the city (and maybe even catch a Varsity Match in the Sports Hall if you time it well!). Or you can pay a drop in fee at Cam Yoga, and try out one of their Barre or Yoga classes. If you’re travelling with friends you can’t do better than make a private group booking at the beautifully serene PilatesFit on Vinery Road.

Cool Down

You probably deserve a treat after all of your hard work, so your last stop should be the Varsity Hotel & Spa, where you can treat yourself to a massage or facial, and then pop up to Six Restaurant on the rooftop for a stonebaked pizza and panoramic views of the city as the sun sets.

This post is written by Lauren from Girl Running Late. Follow her on Instagram. Photo Credit: Thee Middle Sis.

May 8, 2017

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April: A Month In Review

April was a manic month for me! I was away for the first couple of weeks in Australia (more about that later) which mean’t I was playing catch up on my return! I have tonnes of fitness, food and lifestyle favourites (and not-so-favourite) things to talk about so lets hop right in.

Australia

As I said, I spent the first two weeks of the month in Aus. I did a coastal trip all the way from Sydney up to the Daintree Rainforest. It’s safe to say that it was epic. I fell even more in love with Australia and I hope to go back again next year. If you want to hear more about my travels, check out my blog posts and videos!

Karlie Kloss

No biggie, but this month I trained the one and only Karlie Kloss, along with about 100 other incredible women! I co-hosted an event with my fellow adidas global ambassador Adrienne. Not only did we get to take everyone through a #heretocreate HIIT class but we also got to do a photoshoot with Karlie too! A dream come true. And yes, she is as lovely as everyone says she is! Read more here.

Pandora

You might have seen that throughout April I took part in the Pandora Essence campaign, which I absolutely loved. The Essence collection is based around choosing charms which represent your ethos, and then wearing them on your wrist everyday to remind you of what you value. I chose Strength, Positivity and Happiness.

Coconut Collaborative Vanilla Yoghurt

I am not a huge coconut yoghurt lover. I find that it often induces a food coma due to its heavy texture. However, I have a new found love for the Coconut Collaborative Vanilla Coconut Yoghurt. It is light, creamy and delicious. Perfect served with a sprinkle of granola and some peanut butter. And not a food coma in sight!

Meridian Cocoa Hazelnut Butter

Speaking of nut butter, this new Meridian spread is the bee’s knees. It is best spooned straight out the jar.

Form Nutrition Chocolate Salted Caramel Protein Powder

This plant based protein powder is my new go-to! I have almost finished my first bag of the stuff. Not only is it damn delicious but it packs in 20g of wholesome protein goodness per serving. I add mine to smoothies, shakes and oats.

Decleor Fake Tan

I don’t even know how I came to possess this fake tan. Perhaps I was just feeling spendy on Feel Unique one day! Anyway, I am currently addicted to the Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Self-Tanning Milk! I am not going to lie, the bottle is small and it is expensive. But damn, it is effective. One application lasts me a week and that is saying something!

What have you been loving this month? 

Zanna xx

May 4, 2017

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Guest Post: How To Spend A Healthy Day in Guernsey

Hi all! I’m Stefanie and I blog about food, fitness and travel over at StefanieGrace.com. I’m super excited to be here telling you all about Guernsey, not only because Zanna is an absolute ledge (and fellow Yorkshire lass!) but also cos I bloomin’ love Guernsey and I need you all to know why.

I moved to Guernsey in the Channel Islands about a year and a half ago. I run a small social media business here called All Things Social and I blog my life as a I go. When I’m not working or writing, I’m working out, checking out the local sights or sampling the local food, which is pretty impressive for such a small place.

Guernsey is a pretty little island in the Channel Islands with both English and French influences. You feel at home and abroad at the same time, which makes it perfect for a quick weekend away. And whilst it is famous for it’s Guernsey cream, there are a lot of ways to stay fit and healthy here too – and still indulge every now and then!

Get Outside

Guernsey is a runner’s paradise. It’s mixed terrain is great for a trail run and we have one double-loop parkrun is over at Pembroke Bay. I spoke to someone at an event last week who said they had been to Guernsey – purely for the parkrun. That’s a great advert for that. Right? I actually love an early morning or sunset run. On a Sunday, you will pass families out for a dog walk or a bike ride along the beachfronts. You will also find plenty of running groups, namely Lee Merrien’s training group. If you’re not a runner, there are also a lot of great routes for cycling on the island.

Hit the cliffs.

The island is a brilliantly active place. From town you can head to Fermain Bay, grab a coffee with a stunning view and head back. The beauty of the cliff walks are that they are tough but the views detract from the pain of the steps and the climbs. Plus, you can always stop for a selfie whilst you catch your breath. The entire South coast is perfect for getting out and exploring with views that will make you smile. It’s my favourite thing to do in Guernsey. Visit Guernsey’s website is one of the best resources we have to work out which route is best to take.

Take a Class

If you can tear yourself away from the videos, there are a lot of class options, which are particularly useful when rain and wind hits the coastlines. BarreTribe offers barre classes at a couple of venues a few times a week around the island. Hot Yoga on the Rock will also help you to sweat and stretch out, perfect if you’ve got DOMS post-cliff hike.

The local gyms, such as Kings and Beau Sejour, have a variety of classes from spinning to yoga to BodyPump and you can pay-as-you-go, so you don’t have to be a member to get your workout on. The same goes if you just need to hit the gym for an hour.

Hit the Shops

St Peter Port is a small town with a cobbled high street. Parking can be a bit of a nightmare but you can walk into town and enjoy the exercise wandering around the pretty streets of whilst exploring the local boutiques. With Guernsey being a tax haven, hitting the beauty shops such as Feel Unique and All Beauty is a gift to yourself. All Beauty also do great beauty treatments if you fancy double treating yourself. For whole food and health products, I love Hansa on Fountain Street, a local health food store filled with all of the healthy ingredients and supplements you could ever need. Fletcher Sports is a great place to pick up some new gear, from a new pair of runners to a cool sports bra. The team know their stuff too, so if you aren’t sure what will work for you technically, they’ll be happy to give you some solid advice.

On a Saturday morning, there is a Farmer’s Market at Sausmarez Manor. Eating local is really easy in Guernsey because everything is so fresh and such brilliant quality, from milk and eggs to meat and amazing handmade jams and chutneys. All are available at the Farmers’ Market or at the Seafront Sunday markets that happen in the summer.

Take a Tea Break

Guernsey is a holiday place, so be a tourist. My top afternoon tea spots? The Duke of Richmond or The Old Government House Hotel. Both are decadent and delicious. I like to save this for a special occasion. Don’t want to overindulge? Try a salad and a scone for that balance. Want to treat yourself? Add a glass of champagne, sit back and enjoy the views. Both have stunning settings.

Don’t fancy tea? The Raw Store by The Juice Clinic is the place to go for juices & shakes.

Hit the Beach

Living by the beach is awesome. Heading out for a walk even in winter is bracing and make you fell alive. Guernsey has so many watersports on offer from paddleboarding, surfing and kayaking. Stand Up Paddleboarding at sunset is a ridiculously stunning experience. I urge you to fit it into your day. It’s a brilliant workout that you don’t even realise you’re doing. I can recommend Guernsey SUP and SUP Guernsey. They’re both very active on Facebook if you want to book a session or ask a question.

Island Hop

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is made up of more than one island. In fact, you can pop over to the delightful Herm in just a 20min ferry ride. Over there you can go walking, hit the beaches where you can hire a kayak and grab lunch at The Mermaid Inn. You may even spot dolphins on the boat ride over if you’re lucky! It’s a must.

Time for Dinner

Fancy a fish and chip supper whilst watching an amazing sunset? Head over to The Rockmount at Cobo Bay. They also have great grilled fish and salad options if you need a gluten-free option or if you’re not in the mood for deep fried.

Back in town, you can’t go wrong with Red for an amazing steak and vegetables. As this is a healthy guide, I’m not going to mention the lobster mac and cheese, ok?! And the words ‘salted caramel’ definitely feature on the dessert menu, but if you just have a tea of coffee, you’ll still get a little bite of homemade brownie on the side which is great way to finish a great meal. Red also own Tinto, a tapas bar next door and Rosso, an authentic wood-fired Italian pizzeria upstairs. Both are worth a visit.

Le Petit Bistro achieves a brilliant combo of great local food with a high-end gourmet French restaurant. It’s a must for anyone in St Peter Port. For a healthier option, I usually go for the mussels and the fish followed by their cafe gourmand, which is a the perfect small dessert if you just fancy a bite of everything they offer.

Fancy some sushi? The Hook does amazing platters and specials. I like to order a lot of sashimi, edamame and seaweed salad and then one indulgent roll, like prawn tempura. Plus, they offer a fabulous vegan pannacotta which is indulgent, yet dairy free.

Find that Balance

Treat yourself to a cocktail at The Hook, The OGH or Red (all mentioned above). Or even Octopus Bar & Restaurant with stunning views over Castle Cornet for a sundowner with style. Stay for dinner too because the hot seafood pots are one of a kind.

Guernsey is the perfect place to live a balanced lifestyle. As long as you stay active you will be able to enjoy all of the local delicacies. If you ever pop over for an island break, be sure to hit me up on Twitter for more healthy day tips or even to grab a coffee/juice!

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May 2, 2017

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