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I love Monday! What a perfect day to be alive!  

If the Monday Blues sneak in and you’re all grumpy for no reason and longing for some comfort and uplifting music, food, drinks I’ve got the perfect mix for you! It’s seasonal, easy to make and delicious! It’s called Motivation Smoothie for a reason. Welcome to the new #MondayGreens!

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If you have sugar cravings and don’t know what to do with them anymore, this cake recipe is a great alternative to the processed sugars and an easy way to start replacing them. Giving up sugar cold turkey can be quite strong as you experience jittery, drug like symptoms. And it makes sense when you see how sugar messes up with your body…


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Hi there my friend! Hope you had an amazing weekend! 

It’s DAY 8 of the 10-Day Bloom Launch Giveaway and I have a super special treat for you! Today’s prize is a mega sweet treat for you and two friends at Tanya’s, Chelsea’s amazing raw food eatery. Tanya Maher, the soul, and co-creator of the cafĂ©, is a raw food chef fellow, that’s inspired many of us to dream bigger on what you can do with food and spread the message of healing and thriving on plant based living foods. And wait until you see the desserts! I love making them, but at the same time, I love having them ready to go and Tanya’s is the place to get them.

It’s my absolute delight to share it with you today and I wish I could enter the competition too! 

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It’s DAY 7 of the 10-Day Bloom Launch Giveaway and today is all about gratitude.

I chose to focus on this subject today, as Sunday is for most people a day of rest and reflection. Are you practicing gratitude in your daily life? When I wrote Bloom, I included the 7 principles of healthy living, which are the basis of achieving optimum health, but the most underlying one is probably gratitude.

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It’s DAY 6 of the 10-Day Bloom Launch Giveaway and today’s prize is a very dear one to me. OllyBars are one of the best natural energy bars out there. Unlike other brands, which are packed with dates, overpowering any other ingredients, Ollybars are packed with chia seeds, nuts, superfoods and different dry fruit. They’re the perfect snack, all day breakfast or workout fuel. I sometimes live on them when travelling or doing events!

Olly, the founder, is also a great friend of mine and I can tell you that he’s very passionate about what he does. The whole brand started in his kitchen some years ago and the bars are still handmade in Hackney to this day. I absolutely love that, and whenever I visit the production kitchen I feel like a kid in a candy store. The good candy! Hope you’ll enjoy today’s bundle! Happy days! 

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It’s DAY 5 of the 10-Day Bloom Launch Giveaway and today we have a premiere. A goodie bag from London’s first all vegan supermarket, packed with useful products. Green Bay UK just launched a few weeks ago in West Kensington, at 228 North End Road, W14 9NU, and it’s been long due. Having a place where you can stock up on all sorts of products that you wouldn’t find normally elsewhere and being able to not worry about asking whether something’s free from or not is bliss for an ever-growing segment of the population choosing not to have animal products.


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It’s DAY 4 of the 10-Day Bloom Launch Giveaway and there’s not much I can say about today’s prize, because it speaks for itself the moment you try it. Ombar an incredibly creamy, tasty, melting in your mouth, organic, raw chocolate that tastes better than any chocolate out there.

I discovered Ombar chocolates a few years back at a trade show and it was love at first sight.I love the company ethos – making sure the farmers providing the cacao are paid fairly, the flavours they put together, that fact that they use probiotics in their chocolates (remember the importance of good bacterias from yesterday’s email?) and the fact that the founders are some of the nicest people you can meet. I’m sure you’ll love this bundle! Read on…


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It’s DAY 3 of the 10-Day Bloom Launch Giveaway and today we’re going to pop a bubble! A different type of bubbly. Let me introduce you to…Kombucha! It’s been a few years since I’ve first had kombucha and it’s been a favourite of mine ever since. If you’ve never come across it, Kombucha is a fermented green or black tea, with a sweet-sour taste, in between cider and vinegar. It’s fizzy and has a refreshing effect. It’s been made for centuries in Asia, and now it’s taking over the West as a favourite refreshment and alcohol alternative. If you’re into making your on stuff and like a project, I encourage you to look up how to make it and give it a go. By being fermented and unpasteurised, kombucha has a beneficial effect on your gut flora, promoting a healthy, balanced colony. Plus, if it helps you replace a couple of glasses of wine in the evening, it’s even better!
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What a day yesterday! We’ve had a crazy response to the first day of the giveaway and I was so excited to put the numbers through random.org to select the winners. If you entered the competition you’ll find out the winners names in the email that’s been sent to you already. 

It’s DAY 2 of the 10-Day Bloom Launch Giveaway and today I have a sweet-sour treat for you. Think Vitamin C sherbet. Mmmm! I fell in love with Baobab when I tried Aduna’s Baobab at one of their product launches and I’ve used it ever since. Besides using it in smoothies and desserts, my favourite way to add baobab into my food is via dressings! No need for lemon, as it will give it the right taste and add a heap of a Vitamin C content and not only. Check out below some of the benefits of today’s prize. Good luck! 

Denisa xxo

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Let’s roll the ball! This is Day 1 of the 10-Day Bloom Launch Giveaway and I’m excited to share with you one of the first green powders and oils I started using when I changed my diet to a plant based one. To this day it’s still one of my favourite green powders and Omega 3:6:9 supplements, perfect for travelling and also as a booster in colder months, when you don’t get as much sun nor fresh, local produce and I feel like I could use some help. Alkalinity is one of the main focuses of the book, as well as the way I started my healthy lifestyle in the first place, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy this!
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Hi there! I’m Denisa, Health Coach and Raw Chef

As a Health Coach and Plant Based Chef my passion is helping busy people to live healthier, happier lives. 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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