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Five healthy snacks to boost your energy and mood

We know that healthy food can also be delicious as well, so here are some of our favourite, spa-approved dishes and recipes for healthy snacks to boost your energy and mood.

Food is such a big part of our lives - a great joy, a great experience to share, and fundamental to our wellbeing as well. From supporting our physical health to affecting our mental health, the more we learn about nutrition and the human body, the more awesome it is - and these spa-approved snacks prove the point.

avocado chocolate recipe

Healthy chocolate avocado mousse

It’s always like Christmas has come early when you hear that you can have chocolate and be healthy at the same time, and that’s exactly what Champneys have provided courtesy of their superstar Executive Chef John Woodward… avocado, chocolate, honey… who knew it could be such a wonderful combination?!

Get the recipe for Champneys chocolate avocado mousse
healthy winter recipe

Healthy Bircher muesli

This is a personal favourite for breakfast because it’s like taking porridge and supercharging it, but if you keep it in the fridge then a little bit when hunger strikes is a great energy boost.  At Lifehouse Spa they take the traditional Bircher recipe and has thrown in oodles of fruit, nuts and other scrummy bits and pieces that make it feel really decadent.

Get the recipe for Lifehouse Spa and Hotel's Bircher Muesli
Atholl Brose

Healthy Atholl Brose

Another breakfast item, but I think you can really have this any time, it’s basically a very decadent yoghurt, but if you put a posh name on it, it sounds all the more interesting.  Ragdale Hall’s take on this little number is easy to put together and a treat that pretty much tastes like spring… if you could bottle it… which it turns out you can.

Get the recipe for Ragdale Hall's Atholl Brose
pumpkin soup

Healthy pumpkin soup

Provided as an autumnal recipe for feeling warm and toasty, immunity boosting pumpkin soup is a warming and filling meal at any time of the year.  Made in advance it’s a good thing to have on hand in case you have peckish moments throughout the day and it’s good for mind, body and soul.

Get the recipe for immunity boosting pumpkin soup

Healthy green smoothie

Another one from the health gurus at Lifehouse Spa, this green smoothie is their go-to for curing all ills from hangovers to general sluggishness.  It takes a little while to make, but put a batch together and it’s your best friend morning, noon and night… but mostly in the morning.

Get the recipe for Lifehouse Spa and Hotel's ultimate green smoothie

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