Going Vegan??

I’ve been debating for the last couple of months as to whether or not I should overhaul my diet and go vegan. I feel that I’ve accomplished so much in the fitness aspect of my life. I now want to take it a step further and really improve my diet. Not as a fad or…

Healthy Food Options in Lagos Pt. 2

A couple of months have gone by and I’m happy to report that I’ve discovered even more healthy food options in the city of Lagos! First on the list… Sweet Kiwi (sweetkiwiyogurt.com) Frozen yogurt has been one of my favorite desserts for years. I love that it’s lower in calories than ice cream and that…

Food + Nutrition

I learned the hard way just how important food and nutrition are to your personal health and wellness. Like a lot of you I’m sure, I’ve done the fad diets (Atkins, The Zone, Weightwatchers, Cabbage soup), that last one was truly a disgusting experience. Now don’t get me wrong, some of these may work for…

Tips for Healthier Shopping

“I just need to stop at the grocery store to grab a few things.” That’s what you said to yourself about an hour ago. Now you’re standing in an aisle stocked with chips, crisps, and dips and your shopping cart brimming full with them. You find yourself wondering, “how in the world did I get…

15 Weeks Later…

  Next week will mark 4 MONTHS since I began my fitness journey and I’m proud to say that I haven’t given up and I have made some amazing progress. As at yesterday, I have lost 22 pounds total since starting Kayla Itsines BBG program and since I decided to make a significant change in…

A Lighter Option For Brunch

Healthier versions of my favorite brunch meals… This morning I woke up with the most random craving… Pancakes. I think it’s because I haven’t gone out for brunch since last year (that alone deserves a medal lol.. I’m usually the first one at the brunch buffet at 11am sharp) I’m honestly not even a pancake…

Healthy Food Options in Lagos

When I moved back to Nigeria in the summer or 2008 there were very few healthy options to enjoy. I honestly can’t remember anything really. Fast forward 8 years and I’m so happy to have discovered numerous juice and smoothie bars, healthy grocery stores and even vegan food delivery options. I wanted to share some…

Travel Noire – Grand Luxxe, Riviera Maya

Yesterday was Boxing Day, and I spent it with some of my oldest family friends. We drank champagne, discussed politics, and reminisced about our favorite vacation spent at the Grande Luxxe Residences in Riviera Maya, Mexico. For one glorious week in September 2015, we all had the time of our lives there. Part of the Vidanta Group, which…

Health Benefits of Papaya (aka Paw Paw)

Last weekend I went to an event called ‘Naturals in the City’ here in Lagos and I was SUPER impressed with the entrepreneurs and their products. One lady I met owns a farm where everything grown there is all natural and organic. At her stand she was selling papaya (*here in Africa, and I believe…

‘Mean Green’ Juice Recipe

When I tell people I love drinking green juice I don’t always get the best reaction. Most people I’ve talked to have viewed it quite negatively. “Ewww that sounds gross”  “That sounds awful. Sorry but it does. Why are you torturing yourself”  “That looks like you’re drinking grass. Smells like grass too? Why are you…

Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls are trending big time on Instagram at the moment and its not hard to see why. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they’re packed with nutritional goodness and are a great way to start your day. Forget about boring cereal. Smoothie bowls are the way to go. I love them…