Shona Vertue

Pizza Omlette

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Pizza Omelette

I am obsessed with pizza, in fact I actually think I should have been born Italian, as I consider myself to be something of a connoisseur. By no means is this recipe supposed to be a substitute for the delicious doughy delights of real Italian pizza. However, the flavours are almost identical and I promise […]

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Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry and Cardamom Smoothie Bowl

Cardamom is part of the same family as ginger and can help to alleviate digestive problems like an upset stomach. Good quality yoghurts contain probiotics, which play a role in so many functions within the body. In fact, there are some strains of gut flora that play a part in effective brain function. Fermented foods […]

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Red Apple Salad

Red Apple and Puy Lentil Salad

Watercress is one of my favourite ingredients because it’s tasty and high in vitamin C (which is required for collagen synthesis – keeping our skin, nails, hair and all connective tissue healthy). It’s also high in vitamin A, as well as minerals such as calcium and manganese. The red apple gives this salad some sweetness […]

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The Vertue Method Workout – from Shona Vertue

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Meditate

Sun Salutation Meditation with Shona Vertue

This is a moving meditation, commonly known in yoga as the Sun Salutation. Record the below script onto your phone, explaining the details very slowly so that your movement matches the pace of a slow breath. Make sure you read everything within this script, including the breath. The practice Roll out your mat and come […]

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Ginger Coconut Veg

Steamed Veggies with Ginger and Coconut Rice

I’m quite obsessed with coconut rice – having an islander mum will turn you into a coconut lover. While it does raise the fat content of this meal, I personally think the taste alone makes it worth it. If you need more convincing don’t forget that the fat in coconuts has been shown to lower […]

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Lift

10 Reasons to Lift Weights by Shona Vertue

Introducing weights into my fitness regime changed my shape, my yoga practice, my body composition, my confidence and my headspace – I guess it changed my life. While there are certainly plenty of incredible bodies out there that train without weights, including gymnasts and dancers who usually only train using their body weight, I believe […]

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