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Welcome to Day 2 of my Birthday Giveaway! You’ll love today’s prizes, as they’re the right companion when you’re out of ideas for what to cook or don’t have time.

First of all, the cookbook will give you ideas, but if you still don’t have the time and mood for it, or want an easy fix, OllyBars are you new best friend.

On top of that Together MultiVitamins are there to help out when you feel you’re not getting around to sourcing all your nutrients from your diet and need a temporary boost. They’re also made only from natural ingredients and have a great philosophy. 

Enjoy!

Much love,

Denisa xo 


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It’s my birthdaaaaay! And I’m so happy that I can share some of my favourite things with you! Like…cake – wait ’till you see it below! 

Take a look at the giveaway details and I’ll see you around social media today! 

Much love,
Denisa 


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In the past few years, I’ve started celebrating my birthday with friends some weeks before and after the actual day as we’re all scattered across the world. I love a good celebration and I love gifts. 

This year I thought I’d do something different for a change and throw a GIVEAWAY PARTY, because, why not?!

On July 18th you’ll get the first email with instructions on how to enter the giveaway and win points which will add to extra entries, meaning extra chances of winning.

There will be 3 days of giveaways, each day with a new prize to win and lots of opportunities to enter. Take a look at some of the prizes in store for you to win plus a whole bunch of them added as a surprise each day. Woop! Woop! 

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Someone asked me the other day what sort of breakfast should they have pre-workout and I thought this is the best way to kick off the new series of the Second Nature Breakfast Show!

This pre-workout vegan breakfast with Oat Chia Pudding is good for you whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or “fooditarian(yes, I just made that one up!).  Hecks, even if you’re not going to work out, but need some energy to sustain a long day – start with this and a green smoothie and you’re sorted till late lunch. 

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I often get asked about the tools I use in my kitchen as well as blenders and juicers. These are my top kitchen essential choices and most of them get used every day.


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When it comes to Asparagus, the first thing I think about is its crunchiness. And then that wacky asparagus pee smell. If you’re one of the people loving asparagus as much as I do, you know what I’m talking about. Then again, you might be one of the few that can’t actually smell the asparagusic acid, which is the culprit of the funny, unique asparagus pee smell. 
 
I don’t mind that at all, but it helps if everyone in the house eats asparagus at the same time  
 
So, you may wonder what can I do with asparagus, right?


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As we’re approaching our juicy 5-Day Guided Spring Clean Challenge, here are my thoughts on why you should spring clean your body. As advised, if you’re not sure whether you can do this, always check in with you doctor before embarking on any dietary changes. 


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Happy Easter everyone!

What does Easter mean to you? For me, it’s a time of light, rebirth and new beginnings.

As I started spending it in the UK I also found out it’s a time for CHOCOLATE! haha! Are you with me? 

You could very well start making some chocolate eggs that you completely have control over and decide what goes inside, but who has time for that?

My approach is: if it can be done as healthy, tasty and good looking in less time, let’s go with the latter option! It’s Easter Chocolate Cake time! 


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Happy Pancake Day! If you’re on the look for some delicious fluffy pancakes to stack, dairy and refined sugar-free, look no more! You’ll love this recipe!

I’ve recently made this recipe in our private Foodie Group and they’ve been a massive success! 

I have quite a few variations, but with this one, I tried to simplify them as much as possible, yet still have them taste really good. See here for last year’s pancakes and here for a savoury crepes recipes.

They never fail to disappoint, and when you make the different toppings, you’re in for a mega treat! Enjoy! 

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Simple Autumn Green Smoothie -Blackberry, Kale, tangerine, apple, pear
The blackberries are on its last leg in the garden and I’m making a few last smoothies with fresh ones. Then we can move onto the frozen batches. Till then this simple autumn green smoothie will have you cherish autumn in no time! Each ingredient’s flavour comes  through and you’ll feel energised enough to jump up and down on your favourite playlist. 


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Hi there beautiful! I’m Denisa, Health Coach, Healer, Plant Based Chef

Whether through food or developing an emotional and spiritual practice, my passion is to help you lead a much healthier, happier and fulfilled life, without being constrained by appearances or a poor relationship with what and how you're eating. Food is so much more than fuel. Food is an experience. It's passion, energy, memory, connection, and plays a big role in the healing of our minds and our bodies. On this website, you can find recipes and lifestyle tips and explore different ways of healing through food and I'll be there for you every step along the way, as your coach and mentor to guide you back to better health.
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