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Five healthy snacks we love

Five healthy snacks we love

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17 March 2016
Five healthy snacks that spabreaks.com loves
How a spa break can boost your fertility

How a spa break can boost your fertility

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18 February 2016
Following her own journey to nutrition that supports the body, Gloria Halim is the lady behind the new Thrive Fertility Retreat at Lifehouse Spa and Hotel. Here she explains her journey and how she’s helping women every day… Tell us about you… A few years ago I went through breast cancer treatment and coming out […]
Recipe: how to make a gingerbread holly roof house

Recipe: how to make a gingerbread holly roof house

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10 December 2015
Straight from her new book Gingerbread Wonderland, recipe writer and food stylist Mima Sinclair shares her recipe for the most Christmassy of Christmas biscuits… If you want a Christmas showstopper, look no further. Far form the overly decorated gingerbread houses full of sweets, this one is for the adults. It’s glamorous and tempting - let’s […]
SHA Wellness Clinic explains why we should all love macrobiotics

SHA Wellness Clinic explains why we should all love macrobiotics

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23 November 2015
When it comes to wellness and eating right, our first port of call is always SHA Wellness Clinic! We’ve been chatting to Melanie Waxman, their health and nutrition specialist about all things macrobiotic! What do you do at SHA Wellness Clinic? I am a health and nutrition specialist at SHA. I see guests when they […]
Recipe: roasted figs with crème fraîche and pistachio mousse

Recipe: roasted figs with crème fraîche and pistachio mousse

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02 November 2015
If anyone knows health it’s Grayshott Health Spa, so when we wanted to find a healthy dessert that still satisfied that sugar craving… we knew who to ask! While figs are irresistible in season and taste divine when roasted (which is why we love this recipe!), they can also be prepared the night before use […]
Breakfast Bites: Atholl Brose

Breakfast Bites: Atholl Brose

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07 April 2015
A classic favourite for the health fans at Ragdale Hall, what better way to kick start Spabreaks.com’s month of new beginnings and a happy healthy springtime?! Ingredients (Serves four) 175g (6oz) Medium oatmeal 250g (9oz) Raspberries Four tbsp clear honey 500g (1lb 2oz) Low fat natural yogurt Method - Preheat the grill. - Sprinkle the […]
Recipe: Chocolate Coulant with Crispy Apple and Ginger Ice Cream

Recipe: Chocolate Coulant with Crispy Apple and Ginger Ice Cream

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17 October 2014
It’s National Chocolate Week (our kind of week that is), so here SHA Wellness Clinic provide us with the healthy way to enjoy chocolate! The ingredients for this recipe fall predominantly under the macrobiotic diet category, so to kick off here are a few properties of the ingredients… Benefits of ginger Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties […]
Recipe: RYVITA Sweet Chilli Thins Nachos

Recipe: RYVITA Sweet Chilli Thins Nachos

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10 April 2014
Quick, easy, and proving that RYVITA is a snack with serious diversity, check out their recipe for Sweet Chilli Thins Nachos! Ingredients 10 Sweet Chilli Thins One onion One clove crushed garlic clove 250g Minced meat One jar (150g) ready-made salsa Two oz grated cheddar Two tsp salt Method -       Break up 10 sweet chilli […]
Recipe: The Vineyard’s Classic Pancakes with a Rum Twist

Recipe: The Vineyard’s Classic Pancakes with a Rum Twist

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28 February 2014
I’m not sure about you, but when it comes to Pancake Day, what to put on them is a source of much debate in the Spabreaks.com household.  If anyone knows good food though, it’s Anthony Millon, Head Pastry Chef at The Vineyard.  So to put all debates to rest, he has shared his expert take […]
Recipe: Miso Gazpacho

Recipe: Miso Gazpacho

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21 February 2014
Giving a bit of a twist to a Spanish favourite, SHA Wellness Clinic‘s Miso Gazpacho uses the fermented condiment that is miso (made​from soybeans and unrefined sea salt) because of its surprising range of health benefits.  Turns out, that lunchtime alternative is a probiotic (good for the gut), boosts energy, helps to maintain body temperature […]