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Diet, Recipes

Turmeric Latte Recipe

Here is a turmeric latte recipe which is delicious and perfect for the winter months! This is also a great coffee alternative if you are looking to cut down on caffeine.

Turmeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, providing many health benefits! Cinnamon adds an earthy flavour, while aiding blood glucose balance by promoting insulin sensitivity.

Serves 1/2


Calories: 72
Carbohydrates: 9.6g
of which sugars: 7g
Fibre: 1g
Protein: 1.5g
Fat: 3.5g


turmeric latte recipe
  • 350ml almond or oat milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp organic honey
  • Grind of black pepper (which aids the absorption of turmeric!)

Turmeric Latte Method:

1.Put all of the ingredients into either a milk frother or a saucepan.

2. If you are using a saucepan, continuously whisk on gentle heat until the milk is hot.

3. Now pour into your mug.

4. Next, enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Turmeric latte

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Education on Diabetes, Top Tips

Restaurants and Diabetes 101

Eating in restaurants can be challenging for people living with diabetes, due to unknown ingredients, generous portions and long waiting times can cause problems.

Despite these challenges, it should not stop you from enjoying a meal out! Here is what to consider when eating out to help keep your sugars stable.

Look them up

restaurant menu

The first thing I do before eating out is look at the menu to get an idea of the food, and to get excited! ๐Ÿ™‚

This way you can prepare earlier in the day if you need to. For example if you know it will be a carb heavy meal, you might decide to stay active and get some cardio in.

The majority of chain restaurants have macros available online which you can use to carb count. Also double check on apps like MyFitnessPal which has macros listed on there.

Of course independent restaurants may not have this information, so you’ll have to wing it or ask them before/when you arrive.


Knowing when to inject can be difficult when you don’t know the wait time.

I have a few methods which might help!

bowl of bread - restaurant

1.If my sugars are running slightly high, I’ll order something lower carb to start and a higher carb main. I’ll inject 10 minutes (ish) after ordering.

2. If my sugars are normal or running slightly low I’ll order a starter and main with carbs. Again I’ll inject around 10 minutes after ordering, but I will also order a drink with sugar and/or some bread to keep me going.

Ask the waiter what the wait time will roughly be so you can prepare and enjoy your food!

Different Ingredients

Restaurants often use more flour and sugar in recipes and sauces, so this means more insulin may be needed than usual.

Sometimes it is worth injecting a few extra units to account for this, and if you start to go low, you can always eat/drink more! Make sure you test regularly during the meal!

Asian dishes and tomato sauces often contain a lot of sugarso bear this in mind!

Final tips

  • I really like to go for a slow walk after eating. This can help with digestion, keep your levels stable and it is sociable!
  • Always remember to account for alcohol in your insulin (if it is sugary), and if you are drinking a lot, eat carbs with it to prevent a hypo!
  • Enjoy yourself… If you are running slightly high (not so much that you feel bad), inject a correction dose and forget about it. You deserve to have a nice meal out every now and then.
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Healthy Cheesecake Recipe!

Here is my healthy cheesecake recipe which is the perfect summer dessert! Be sure to give this super easy recipe a go!

Serves 14


Calories: 296
Carbohydrates: 21g
of which sugars: 8.5g
Fibre: 1.3g
Protein: 3.5g
Fat: 19g


cheesecake ingredients
  • 250g GF Nairnโ€™s chocolate chip biscuits
  • 100g coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 400g mascarpone cream cheese
  • 200g greek yogurt
  • 250g Oatly whippable creamy oat
  • 5 tablespoons organic honey
  • Strawberries for the top


1.Use coconut oil to grease the bottom of you1r loose-bottom tin. Next, place the Nairn’s biscuits and pulse until they resemble crumbs.

2. Pour the crumbs into a bowl with the melted coconut oil and stir until combined. Tip this mixture into the tin and use a spoon to press it down to form a firm base layer.

cheesecake base

3. Next, place the cream cheese, yogurt, vanilla and honey into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the whippable creamy oat and continue beating the mixture until it is combined and smooth.

4. Pour the mixture on top of the base and smooth over with a spoon.

5. Chop up the strawberries and decorate the top of the cheesecake.

6. Leave the cheesecake to set for at least 6 hours (overnight is ideal!)

7. Next, enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Lemon and Almond loaf cake

Here is my delicious lemon and almond loaf cake recipe! This is a gluten free recipe, if you are not gluten free, replace the flour with either self raising or brown flour. Also remove the xanthin gum.

This loaf cake is one of my all time favourites, it is sweet, zingy and has a beautiful earthy taste from the almonds. It also is fairly low in sugar, so it’s great as a treat!

Macros: (based on 12 servings)

Calories: 187
Carbohydrates: 21g
of which sugars: 14.5g
Fat: 10.5g
Protein: 2.5g
Fibre: 0.6g


lemon and almond loaf

100g Gluten free self rising flour
100g soft brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthin gum
2 medium eggs
100g coconut oil
30g almonds (halved)
Juice and zest of 1 lemon

For the icing:

70g icing sugar
Juice and zest of 1 lemon


1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and line your loaf tin with baking paper.

2. Weigh out the coconut oil and melt in the microwave for around 30 seconds.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, xanthin gum, brown sugar, eggs and melted coconut oil. Mix until well combined.

4. Next, stir in the almonds, lemon juice and zest.

5. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for around 35-40 minutes, or until springy.

6. In a small mixing bowl, combine the icing sugar, lemon juice and zest. Keep mixing until smooth.

7. Pour the icing over the loaf while it is still slightly warm. This will let the icing soak in – it is absolutely delicious!

Icing for lemon and almond loaf

8. Next, enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

lemon and almond loaf

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Banana Loaf Recipe!

This week I am sharing my banana loaf recipe! If you have some brown bananas and fancy a treat, definitely give this recipe a try!

The banana loaf is fairly high in carbs, but using wholemeal flour will help to slow digestion and decrease sugar spikes. For decoration, I like to crush some walnuts and sprinkle ๐Ÿ™‚

Serves 12


Calories: 184
Carbohydrates: 18g
of which sugars: 10g
Protein: 2.5g
Fat: 10g


  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large mashed banana
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 30g dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees, grease the loaf tin and line with baking paper.
Banana loaf tin

2. Cream the sugar and coconut oil until combined. Next, mix in the eggs, flour and vanilla essence.

3. Once the mixture is combined, fold in the banana and chocolate chips.

mix chocolate and banana into bananaloaf

4. Pour the mixture into the tin, and bake for around 40 minutes or until springy.

5. Next, enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

banana loaf recipe

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Diet, Recipes

Ginger Cookies you have to make this Christmas!

This week I am sharing a ginger cookie recipe you have to make this Christmas! These ginger cookies are absolutely delicious and are great for getting you in the Christmas spirit!ย 

The macros are listed below, this recipe is fairly low in sugar and primarily made with wholemeal carbohydrates. The fat content is slightly high, but will help with slowing down digestion, and it is the festive season so it is absolutely fine to have a treat!ย 

I added 1 tsp of fresh ginger for a more subtle taste, but if you prefer a stronger taste, I recommend adding at least 2 tsp of fresh ginger to your cookie mixture.ย 

Makes 12 cookies

Carbohydrates: 15g
of which sugars: 4.5g
Protein: 2g
Fat: 7g

100g butter
1 tsp golden syrup
50g soft brown sugar
100g oats
75g wholemeal or rye flour
1-2 tsp grated fresh ginger


1.Turn the oven to 180 degrees to preheat.ย 

2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and syrup together while stirring.ย 


3. Once the mixture is melted and combined, add the oats, flour and fresh ginger to the mix, and fold until the dry ingredients are completely covered by the melted mix.ย 


4. Next, take small handfuls of the oat mixture and shape into 12 oat cookies.ย 

5. Bake your ginger cookies in the oven for 15 minutes until golden and crispy.

6. Now, enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ย 


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