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PALEO PEACH // ALICE  Edinburgh based nap queen and nut butter enthusiast. βœ‰οΈ: alice@paleopeach.com

S U M M E R β˜€οΈ // the precious weeks at the end of May and beginning of June are so important in Scotland as it's pretty much all the sun we get in a year. Making the absolute most of it by soaking up some Vitamin D on my lunch break. If you saw my Insta Story last night you'll see that @larocheposayuki package arrived just in time, using the Anthelios XL SPF 50 on my face to protect from sun damage πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Me. #alldayerrday πŸ™‹πŸΌ

Light and easy dinner consisting of baked cod with garlic spinach. I sautΓ©ed bacon lardons with a clove of garlic, capers, cherry tomatoes, chilli flakes and parsley. Then added the cod to the pan and baked for 20 minutes. Meanwhile sautΓ©ing spinach with some garlic. Ready in less than 30 mins! .
P.s. I ate both these portions straight after taking this pic 😬 there goes my lunch tomorrow..

S A T U R D A Y S L A Y // rise and grind everyone πŸ’ͺ🏽 @scottishpowerhq have challenged me to help get the ladies taking part in Glasgow Race for Life ready for the big day - my top tips are: β€’ Pace yourself girls! Don't start off too fast and you won't burn out. β€’ Drink plenty of water πŸ’¦ hydration is key β€’ Eat some energy boosting foods pre-race (see yesterday's recipe for inspiration πŸ€—)
β€’ And finally grab your girl gang and smash the race! #powersquad πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
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@crukraceforlife #scottishpower #sp

Every #powersquad needs to be energised and ready to take on Race for Life, so I've whipped up these chocolate, coconut and pecan power balls for my girls. A little burst of energy in one delicious mouthful. This recipe will make 12 (I ate three before I could photograph them πŸ™Šthey were too good πŸ˜‚). See below for macros and recipe πŸ‘‡πŸΌ
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Cal: 150
Fat: 10g (the good kind!)
Protein: 2g
Carbs: 8g .
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100g desiccated coconut
100g dates
50g pecans (to blend into flour)
30g chopped pecans (to stir in at the end)
25g raw cacao
1 tbsp coconut oil
Pinch of salt .
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Place the coconut in a blender and blitz at 30 second intervals until it forms a paste. Add the raw cacao and coconut oil and blend again. Once mixed add the dates and continue to blend. Separately blitz the 50g of pecans into a flour and add to the batter. Once it's completely blended stir in the chopped pecans and roll into balls.
Tip: if the mixture is too dry/crumbly and not rolling rub some coconut oil into the palm of your hands to help roll the balls.

In need of a seriously good stretch and re-alignment session. I've had a niggling thing in my neck and shoulders for the last couple of days and haven't helped matters by not focusing on my posture. Going to make a conscious effort today to stand up straight! (And try to convince someone to give me a back-cracking bear hug - any volunteers?)

When your sis @thelayoverlife_ spends her life travelling so posts you your favourite protein bars when she visits the US πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ˜ @rxbar

Glasgow Race for Life is only a couple of days away and I've teamed up with @scottishpowerhq to support all the amazing women taking part in the race by posting my very own #PowerSquad selfie! Pictured with me is my twin sister, Jessica, and one of my best friends, Lindsay. Five years ago I ran my first ever 5k with these two, which kickstarted my fitness journey. We trained together, raced together and cheered each other over the finish line. I couldn't live without these girls and all the encouragement they give me on a daily basis! So grab your best girlfriends and take on this race together πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
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You can follow all the Race for Life action at ScottishPowerHigh5 on Facebook.

M A C A L A T T E // I've been hearing so much about Maca Root (this wonderful little adaptogen that helps regulate cortisol levels and boost the immune system) so ordered some from @paleolifestyleuk and have been using it in my smoothies for the last week. Today I decided to mix it up and make a chocolate maca latte and MY GOODNESS it was heaven. Chocolatey, malty deliciousness in a mug πŸ™ŒπŸ½. I heated up a cup of almond milk with 1 tsp maca powder, 1 tsp raw cacao, 1 tsp of raw honey and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and whisked together. If you really want to treat yourself a shot of espresso would be perfect but I wanted to try this without the caffeine and I'm feeling great. Happy Tuesday! .
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P.s. Go check out @paleolifestyleuk's website - link in her Instagram bio. It is packed full of superfoods and supplements (ummm hello wish list longer than my arm) and such reasonable prices! I'm a sucker for a bargain.

A jam packed weekend of last minute visits, brunching, pilates, dog walks and birthday parties. As usual, it went far too quickly. How is it Monday already?! Dreaming of having this oatmilk mocha from @honeycombandcocafe all over again ❀️❀️

Leg day is my favourite even when it's pilates πŸ™ŒπŸ½ spent yesterday working on my glutes, quads and hamstrings at @reformstudios_ and I'm feeling the burn today. Wearing @vieactivewear crop and @sweatybetty leggings #regram from @thelayoverlife_

I LOVE getting mail! So excited to receive my first @wellthos box. A monthly subscription box full of health and fitness goodies! That's all my snacks sorted for the next week 😍

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