Sunday, 19 April 2015

Lifestyle | Reasons Why We Love Eating Clean!

I couldn't find a picture so I just took this from our instagram.
''Eating Clean'' is something I NEVER thought I'd get into. I was never one for baking and to be honest, I didn't really think healthy food could actually taste nice. Whenever I'd read about someone eating fruit, eating 'clean' and drinking smoothies all day and actually enjoying it, I thought it was madness! But to be honest, I always felt disgusting and guilty after eating food out of packets, even if they claimed to be healthy foods.

Then one day we discovered an amazing healthy eating blog called Chocolate Covered Katie. Her blog is mainly a healthy dessert blog but she has recipes for gorgeous smoothies, pancakes recipes, oatmeal ideas and even healthy side dishes. I wanted to try something new so I couldn't wait to start baking! Chocolate Covered Katie has the most amazing recipes and they are so easy to follow! The first recipe we baked was Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites! Oh my god, they taste like snickers but better!

Here are some reasons why we love clean eating:
♥ We now make every meal and snacks so now we know exactly what goes into our food.
♥ Everything we make leaves us feeling full which is unbelievable. I was almost always hungry before clean eating.
♥ Smoothies our are new favourite drinks! They taste like heaven in a cup! My favourite one right now is peanut butter, avocado and banana, mmm. 
There are so many amazing recipes to make! They are all full of favour too.
♥ Because everything we bake is low in calories we can eat all day, ahah.
♥ We can all all of our favourite foods but they're healthy. They actually taste better.
♥ I feel a lot more comfortable in my own skin now :)
♥ Eating more healthy is really helping my low mood. I feel more happy within myself.
♥ My hair, skin and nails are feeling and looking better. 
It's so fun to bake! 

The benefits to clean eating are endless! Here are some of my favourite recipe blogs so you can start baking and eating clean!
Chocolate Covered Katie - Katie's blog was the first blog that we discovered and I think it will always be my favourite. I click on her blog atleast 1000 times a day to try out all of her amazing recipes!
Fit Foodie Finds - There are so many amazing recipes, especially the over night oats!
The Big Man's World - I love the rice pudding recipes and no bake bars.
Laurenda Marie - I love the honey cinnamon overnight oats and there are even face mask ideas!

There are so many amazing blogs out there but the ones above are my favourites. They have so many recipes and I honestly cannot wait to try them all out! We have both found a new found love in baking! The five foods I'd take to heaven would be peanut butter, bananas, oats, smoothies and curry flavoured sweet potato wedges! Honestly, I'm in love with peanut butter (obsessed)!! This has changed my whole life for the better.

Would you ever eat clean? Are you going to try out some healthy recipes?
Love Rachel & Leah, x
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  1. I have always wanted to get into making smoothies but unfortunately I can't seem to try a berry...something makes me go yuk!
    I feel like berries are what make smoothies good though so recently I decided that I will have to give berries a go sometime soon so I can make a yummy smoothie.
    Aleeha xXx
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    1. They are so many mroe smoothies than just the berry ones :) I'm sure you'll find one that you'll love soon! x x

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  2. Thanks for all the great recommendations! I try to eat clean as much as I can but my weakness is Reese's candy and cup noodles! ahhhh

    Danika Maia
    Bloglovin

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    1. I'm actually not even tempted to eat chocolate! I think it's because I've found some amazing alternatives :) x x

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  3. I've always enjoyed eating healthily but I also LOVE indian takeaways, cheese, wine (basically all the unhealthy stuff) Lately though, I've really been focusing on healthier choices and I feel so much better for it. Now off to check out Chocolate covered Katie because she sounds amazing! :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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    1. That's great that you're finding new healthy choices but you should never deprive yourself of the foods you do love! :) x x

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  4. Great post, gals! I try to eat healthy as often & love this smoothie! xoxo

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  5. Aren't smoothies the greatest thing ever? I could seriously live off them haha. Ever since I started eating clean I've felt soooo much better too! Going to take a look at those websites now :)

    ─ Angela, The Sunday Chapter xx

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    1. I could live off them too! I'm obsessed with trying different ones out all the time! I also feel so much better since eating healthy food - it's unreal how good it is! x x

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  6. Nice post dear!
    I eat alot of junks. Will try to eat healthy some more...
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  7. Thank you for sharing this useful article! I'm happy I discovered you!

    Kisses!
    Weronika Dali, www.dalighted.com

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  8. Healthy eating can be so satisfying and tasty if you make it the right way! There are a lot of fun gourmet recipes that are more satisfying than junk food, but I like both, healthy and not healthy. French fries and chocolates are a must haha! Wonderful post! the smoothy looks soooo good!
    xo Bry

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  9. Thanks for sharing, that's such a great post! I should start eating clean again now so I'm happy I found your blog, huge inspiration x
    take care! :)

    itsnatt.blogspot.com

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  10. I felt the same way! I NEVER thought I would eat clean and healthy. I thought it was ridiculous and I would enjoy eating how ever I pleased. But once I changed my lifestyle I never looked back. I enjoy eating healthy! The food taste great and is so much better for you. I always feel proud after I finish a meal. Great post!

    XOXO
    Alethea
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  11. I've gotten off track in recent months from my clean eating. I'm a pescetarian, and normally eat very clean with that, but lately I've been going to a lot of baby showers, wedding showers, etc., and eating all the junk that comes along with those. I can definitely tell with my energy levels and how my skin looks/feels that the new intake of processed foods and sugars is wearing my body down! I need to get back on board with my cleaner diet.
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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. Clean eating really does benefit your sking and hair and thats one of the main reasons why I am eating this way! I'm sure you'll get back on track soon :) xx

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  12. I used to make smoothies all the time, but then i killed my blender and just haven't got round to buying new one you! The smoothy in your photograph looks super yummy! xx

    Kirsty Leigh // A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I use my blender so much I think it might break soon haha. It was really yummy too! x

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  13. I loved reading this post! I've recently been making the switch to eat clean too. It's been a bit of a challenge and takes a bit more work planning out meals and snacks, but it's been really rewarding as well. Great post!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. It does take longer to prepare but it's worth it! x

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  14. So lovely dear! Thanks for sharing and have an amazing new week!

    xoxo;
    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM
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    1. Thanks and I hope you have a nice week too. x

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  15. nice blog!
    follow you (209 ) , I hope you follow back )))
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  16. I think it's really amazing to enjoy making your own food, because you're right you'll know everything that is going inside your food and there are soooo many great recipes out there waiting for you to do!

    Such a great post girlies <3

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

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    1. Yeah! that's just one of the many great benefits. I can't even eat things out of packets anymore. I love baking too much :) x x

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  17. The smoothie sounds so good I love smoothies they're so refreshing and I also love to eat clean
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    1. I really are refreshing, They will taste even better when it's hot and sunny outside! x x

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  18. I really need to get back into clean eating, it makes such a difference and gives you a great all round boost. Thanks for the inspiration girls, I'm going to keep this in mind when I next go food shopping ha xx
    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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    1. No problem, i'm so glad you liked this post! Eating good stuff really does make a difference to how to feel in yourself. I've never felt better really :) x x

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  19. I'm a healthy food and living advocate too. And right now I'm so craving for that smoothie. :)

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    1. That's great! & you should try the smoothie because it's so nice! x x

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  20. I really want to get into healthy eating, I feel like it would really make my body feel better if that makes sense? I'm definitely going to have a look at those blog recommendations!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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    1. I completely understand you! You'll feel so much better on the inside. Look at the blogs - they are so good! x x

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  21. I'm obsessed with smoothies, they're so filling and tasty and are so much easier to make with the nutribullet style blenders x

    owlsinthesummer.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah! They are so filling and as you say, really easy to make too! x x

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  22. I absolutely love clean eating. Lovely post! :)

    xx

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  23. Thank you for the recipe blog recommendations, I've been looking for some more. I actually find that I prefer the taste of healthier meals, I'm that girl who would much rather have a salad than a McDonalds :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. I'm glad you found this helpful! urgh, i used to live off McDonalds for a couple of months and I actually felt vile. No words can describe how bad I felt. x

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  24. I am not fully committed to eating clean, not at all to be honest. I don't consume any drugs, coffein, alcohol and only very little salt, but other than that I eat what I want. I do try to drink as much water as possible though and I enjoy having healthy meals. So thank you very much for the links you provided. I am glad you found a diet that suits your needs and wants ♥

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    1. I'm glad that you can eat whatever you want :) I wish I could do that sometimes but I love eating clean as I can make foods that taste like junk food but it's healthy, haha. xx

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  25. I love preparing and cooking my own food too.
    It keeps you updated on what you are taking in and you got lot of healthy options
    XO

    Check my new post.
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  26. That smoothie with peanut butter you mentioned sounds amazing!! I love making all my meals and snacks just so you do know EXACTLY what's in them :)

    elwillmer.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. The peanut butter smoothie is just the best! I hope you can try it out too! x

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  27. This is great! I recently went vegan in an attempt to stop myself eating junk and be more 'clean', and am actually finding myself enjoying it! The most important thing is making your own food from scratch so you know what's in it!

    Alex
    efflorescentdream.co.uk
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    1. I don't think I could ever go vegan but I love eating like the way I am :) I love know what's exactly in my food too! x

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  28. eating healthier is a massive goal of mine for this year so this has really helped me :) Especially the blog links, plus that drink at the top looks amazing!
    Becky // rebeccamarie.co.uk xxxx

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    1. I hope you like the links as it will make eating clean so much easier! xx

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  29. Nice post!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  30. I love smoothies so much! I drink them all the time :P

    Florals&Smiles
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  31. I love the idea of eating clean and has been trying to cook healthier. However, there are some food that I am unable to give up such as instant noodles! It's almost a normal food to eat in Malaysia and I don't think I can ever give it up.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Maybe you could try healthy noodles :) It's great to eat clean sometime and still eat whatever you want. xx

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  32. I love eating healthy, so I really enjoyed this post! Thank you so much for sharing, those are great tips! xx

    http://alemint.blogspot.com/

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  33. I'm trying to eat a lot cleaner (I dont always find it easy) but I totally agree with you. I feel so much better in my skin, and I find that planning ahead is key. Plus, avacados!

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  34. That peanut butter smoothie sounds like heaven. Love this post :)
    Hannah Jane Williams

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  35. Thanks for sharing, I used to think eating clean would be boring but like you said there are so many tasty options.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  36. So inspirational post <3 Thank you for sharing these tips :)
    xoxo,
    snowprincessbella.blogspot.com

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  37. Great post!

    Would you like to follow each other ?

    Kisses

    Emily from PTT

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  38. looks awesome and delicious!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo

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  39. Love that you have been doing this! I did this when living overseas and after traveling. It made me feel so much better! It is so hard at first and every time I go to do it again, it takes a lot. I love knowing what is in your food and seeing everything in there! But it is for sure tough on the body and will power!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    1. Yeah, it is hard and especially if you don't have time to bake and cook your your own food. It does have many advantages though! :) xx

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  40. The smoothie looks amazing and it makes me wish that i loved fruit! Also your tattoo is GORGEOUS!!!

    Have a nice day!

    Rebecca xx

    http://rxbxcca.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/18-things-being-18-taught-me.html

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  41. Wow, my mom and I should try this asap. <333 Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great day girls!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a great day too and you and your mum should get making smoothies :) x

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  42. Yessss making smoothies is my favourite, I got a Blend Active blender the other day and it's made me make so many more juices! and Chocolated Covered Katie is one of my fave blogs too x
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    1. Smoothie are my newest obsession haha. So glad you love Chocolate Covered Katie too! xx

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  43. I won't lie and say that I thought healthy/clean eating would be plain before I myself started to change my lifestyle around. It is now one of the best thins I've done in my life. Love that you're spreading this message!!

    Elleosophy

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    1. I agree and it's been one of the best things i have done ever! x

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  44. Lovely post, I'm really clean on eating clean but I know as soon as it begins to get cold again I find myself slacking and eating all the wrong foods! xx
    www.emilyjanewebb.co.uk

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  45. def gonna start eating healthier

    check out my newest post
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    Tyana
    cityofglitter.com

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  46. That smoothie sounds delicious!!!! I really need to start eating clean, I at least try to eat healthy for the most part lol.
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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