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3 Delicious Autumn Stir-fry Recipes   

16 Sep 2019
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3 Delicious Autumn Stir-fry Recipes

As the seasons change, often so do our menus. Whilst summer saw BBQs and salads galore as we aimed to slim and trim for the perfect beach body, in autumn we love something a little more hearty and warming. Bliss believes that this doesn't have to mean eating unhealthily. For us, autumn recipes should include plenty of in-season veggies to warm us whilst keeping our waistlines happy. With that in mind, check out our favourite autumn recipes, all of which can be adapted for vegetarians. 
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1. Beef and Ginger Noodle Stir-Fry - serves 4
Ingredients
 500g diced steak
2 tablespoons of peanut oil
400g singapore noodles
5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped into matchsticks
2 red chillies, thinly sliced diaganolly
200g fresh shiitake mushrooms, halved
200g baby button mushrooms, halved
1 bunch of kale, leaves only, chopped
80g oyster sauce
Lime wedges to serve
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Method
Cook noddles according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat a wok or frying pan over a high heat and add peanut oil. Add chilli and garlic and stir fry for one minute. Add the beef and stir-fry until browned. Add the shiitake mushrooms and cook for 2 mins. Add the baby button mushrooms and kale, and stir fry until vegetables are tender. Drain noodles and add them along with the oyster sauce. Stir-fry until heated through and serve with lime wedges. 
For a vegetarian version, replace the beef with one diced red onion and one diced green pepper, to be added with the shiitake mushrooms.
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2. Pumpkin and spinach stir fry - serves 4
Ingredients
200g brown rice
2 kaffir lime leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red onion, diced
1.5 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped
1kg of pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and chopped into 2cm pieces. 
100g baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons honey
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Method
Add the rice and lime leaves to a pan and cook according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, add the oil to a wok or frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the  onion, ginger and garlic and stir-fry for one minute. Add pumpkin and cook until tender (approx 7 minutes). Add the remaining ingredients and stir-fry until spinach wilts. Drain the rice and serve. 
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3. Fish & vegetable stir-fry - serves 4
Ingredients
200g brown rice
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
350g of boneless, white fish fillets, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely chopped
1 small tin of sweetcorn
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
2 carrots, sliced
1 red onion, diced
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
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Method
Cook rice according to packet instructions. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for one minute. Add fish and stir-fry until half-cooked. Add vegetables and continue to stir-fry until softened. Add the remaining ingredients and stir-fry until heated. Serve with the rice. 
For a vegetarian version, fish can be easily replaced with 500g of pumpkin or butter nut squash, or baby button mushrooms, to be added with other veggies. 
Do check back regularly for more healthy yet filling autumn recipes from Bliss. 

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Easy, healthy stir fry recipe   

26 Jun 2019

Easy, healthy stir fry recipe

 

Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring with Bliss. We're here to bring you delicious, healthy, and easy healthy recipes to help you achieve your dream beach body. Not only is this one-pan wonder tasty and full of nutritional value, it's super easy to adapt it to suit your preferences, by swapping out the meat and veg for your favourites.

Easy stir-fry recipe

Ingredients - serves 4

3 Tbsp of reduced salt soy sauce

2 Tbsp of oyster sauce

1 teaspoon of honey

1 teaspoon of brown sugar

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 teaspoon of grated ginger or ginger powder

A pinch of Chinese 5 spice

Peanut oil or sesame oil to cook

2 Chicken breast fillets, chopped into strips

2 carrots, sliced

1 brown onion, chopped into strips

1 red bell pepper, chopped into strips

200g button mushrooms, chopped into slices

100g of beansprouts 

Rice or noodles to serve

Method

In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, honey, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and Chinese 5 spice. Add the chicken, cover, and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.

Heat about 1 Tbsp of oil in a wok or frying pan. Use tongs to remove the chicken from the marinade and add to the pan. Do not dispose of the marinade. Cook the chicken until sealed.

Add the carrots and stir-fry for a few minutes until they begin to soften. Add the onion and continue to stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and mushrooms and stir-fry for another 2 minutes. 

Add the marinade to the pan and stir through. Simmer for around five minutes, stirring constantly. Add beansprouts and stir through immediately before serving with your choice of cooked rice or noodles. 

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Lose Weight With Tasty, Nutritious Green Smoothies   

24 Jun 2019
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Lose Weight With Tasty, Nutritious Green Smoothies

green smoothie health benefits and recipe

We realise a green smoothie can look a little unappealing. However, with the right fruits, correct veggies, and perfect proportions, they can be delicious! Not to mention you will be full up of goodness and healthy ingredients. 

The amount of vitamins you’ll get depends on which ingredients you use, but most fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins A and C. Many people struggle to eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables, and green smoothies are a way of easily adding more fruit and veg into your diet. Furthermore, green smoothies will give you energy and help to keep you full without consuming too many calories. Therefore, as well as keeping you healthy, they may assist with weight loss. They are also better for you than green juices as juices lack the fibre that smoothies retain. On top of this, making your own green smoothies is cheaper and healthier than buying them at juice bars.

There are ways to make your green smoothies taste delicious, rather than just tasting of vegetables. First, ensure that you have the correct fruit: veg ratio; the usual ratio is 60:40 but you may wish to start off with a ratio of 70:30. It's best to use sweet fruits such as pineapple or strawberries, as you will then be able to enjoy the smoothie without adding any sort of sweetener. Some greens also have a stronger taste than others, for example the taste of spinach is easily masked by the fruit,r your first few smoothies, as they are likely to contain ingredien but other greens such as kale have stronger tastes. You should still include kale but in smaller quantities. Using ‘creamy’ fruits will make a big difference to the texture of your smoothie, so try to include something creamy like banana, peach, pear or avocado. 

Recipe
Fruity spinach and kale smoothie
This is a good one for newbies as it just tastes of fruit! Kale is low in both calories and fat, but high in fibre, vitamins and antioxidants, making it a really healthy food which everyone should try to include in their diets and this is the perfect way to do just that.
Ingredients for 2 servings:
1 cup of spinach
1.5 cups of kale
10 strawberries
1 chopped mango
Juice of 1 orange
1/3 of a cup of greek yoghurt
1/4 of a cup of water
Peel, wash and chop all of your fruit and vegetables. Put it all into a blender- liquids first, followed by leaves, and finally add the fruit. Blend it up and it’s ready to drink!
 
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Healthy Chow Mein Fakeaway Recipe   

19 Jun 2019

Healthy Chow Mein Fakeaway Recipe

Bliss are here to make healthy eating enjoyable for you with easy, healthy, delicious recipes. Next time you're tempted to call your favourite Chinese takeaway, make this healthier yet equally tasty fakeaway option instead. 

Ingredients - serves 4

Peanut or sesame oil

500g lean mince beef

2 carrots, sliced

1 brown onion, diced

1 red pepper, diced

2 cloves of garlic, diced

Teaspoon of grated or powdered ginger

Teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice

100g of button mushrooms, sliced

6 Tbsp of light soy sauce

4 Tbsp of oyster sauce

100g Vermicelli noodles

 

Method

Prepare noodles according to packet instructions, then set aside. 

Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Add mince and brown.

Add carrots and stir fry for five minutes or until they begin to soften. Add onion and stir fry for two minutes. Add pepper, garlic, ginger, and five spice. Combine ingredients and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue to stir-fry. 

Once all veg in softened, add the soy sauce and oyster sauce, stir through, and simmer for around 5 minutes. 

Add cooked noodles and mix everything together.

Serve and enjoy!

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Delicious Healthy Recipes For The Perfect Beach Body!   

07 Jun 2019
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Delicious Healthy Recipes For The Perfect Beach Body!

June is here and that means that dieting season is upon us as we aim for TOTAL body confidence this summer.
Bliss are here to make healthy eating enjoyable for you with easy, healthy, delicious recipes. 
Here are a few of our favourites...
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Smoothie
One of our favourite diet tips is to make delicious smoothies with a few unexpected ingredients that actually work really well whilst adding extra nutrients and vitamins. The sun may not be out yet but it's never too early for a sunshine smoothie.
weight loss smoothie
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Breakfast
 A healthy day starts with a healthy breakfast. Our Greek yoghurt parfait is perfect because, not only is it healthy, it's also delicious, filling and easy to prepare. It can even be prepped the night before for busy mornings, and it will leave you feeling ready to take on the day ahead. 
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Lunch
Rice paper rolls allow you to enjoy a hearty, filling lunch or dinner whilst helping you fit into your favourite little black party dress. Rice paper rolls are also super easy to make and can be made ahead so you always have some healthy food to hand.
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Dinner
Not only is cod full of protein, it also has plenty of vitamins and is great for the heart - basically, it's an essential in your diet plan. This recipe combines miso and mirin, commonly used in Asian cooking, for a sweet and delicious fish. 
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Here is an easy, delicious, healthy dinner recipe to try tonight. This paella is high in protein and includes a range of veg and ingredient which facilitate fat loss.
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Dessert
These cookies are delicious, easy to make and will even keep your sweet tooth happy. They are quick to make and can easily provide breakfast, lunchbox extras and snacks throughout the week ahead.
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Remember, the goal is TOTAL BODY CONFIDENCE this summer.

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Eat Your Way to Clearer Skin   

17 May 2019

Eat Your Way to Clearer Skin

EVERYONE deserves to feel beautiful, and we're well aware that skin issues can lead to a serious lack in self-confidence. Not to worry - we're here to help!

facial
 If you've struggled with skin concerns, there's a good change that you've tried to cut down on certain foods in order to improve your skin. While there's some evidence for foods with a high glycemic index (sugar, processed cereals, white bread, etc.) being linked to acne, the studies involved have been small and there is no concrete proof. According to experts, you're not totally on the wrong track, but you should be focusing more on eating the right foods than cutting out the wrong ones. Eating certain foods will provide healthy nutrients to kill bad bacteria, and stop the skin from becoming inflamed. So what should you be eating in order to improve your skin?
Coconut
Coconuts contain healthy fats and nutrients which fight bacteria, making them great for hydrating your skin while preventing spots. However, it also contains some saturated fats, and some coconut products are less healthy than others. Experts recommend that instead of eating coconuts, you should put coconut oil on your skin for best results.
food for better skin
Avocado
 Avocados boast plenty of skin-boosting nutrients and vitamins including monounsaturated fats, B vitamins, niacin and folate, and vitamins C and E. Therefore, an avo a day helps support the structures of collagen and elastin in your skin, hydrating it and keeping spots at bay.
food to improve skin
Green veggies
Green veggies are a great source of iron, B vitamins, and vitamins A and E, which all help to boost your immune system and hydrate your skin, keeping it healthy. You can easily add more green veggies to most of your meals, or drink a green smoothie as a snack for an effective boost.
food for good skin
Nuts and seeds
Healthy nutrients in nuts and seeds, including monounsaturated fats, and B vitamins, as well as vitamins A and E, minerals, and antioxidants, promote skin's elasticity, regenerate cells and protect against free radicals. Try these as a snack instead of reaching for the chocolate.
healthy skin food
Water-dense fruit
 Not only do water-dense fruits help you to stay hydrated, which is super beneficial for your skin, but most of them also contain high levels of vitamins A and C, as well as powerful antioxidants that replenish nutrients in skin, promote collagen production, and help keep your skin supple and firm. 
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Chicken and Cashew Nuts Fakeaway Recipe   

03 May 2019
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Chicken and Cashew Nuts Fakeaway Recipe

We've been blessed with recent sunny weather and that must mean that dieting season is upon us as we aim for TOTAL body confidence this summer.

Bliss are here to make healthy eating enjoyable for you with easy, healthy, delicious recipes. Next time you're tempted to call your favourite Chinese takeaway, make this healthier yet equally tasty fakeaway option instead. 

Chicken and Cashew Nuts Recipe

Ingredients - serves 4

1 Tablespoon Cornflour

3 Tablespoons light soy sauce

3 tablespoons of oyster sauce

Pinch of salt

Pinch of black pepper

2 tablespoons of sesame oil or peanut oil

500g diced chicken breast

1 diced onion

1 carrot, chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely diced

1 green belle pepper

8 button mushrooms, halved

1 small tin of water chestnuts

1 cup of unsalted cashew nuts

 

Method

Mix cornflour and soy sauce until there are no lumps. Add the oyster sauce, salt and black pepper, and mix. Add the chicken and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan, and add the chicken. When the chicken seals, add onion, carrot and garlic, and stir fry until the veggies have softened. Add the belle pepper and mushroom, and fry for a further 2-3 minutes. 

Add the remaining sauce from the chicken marinade and bring to a simmer. Add the water chestnuts and cashews and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring. 

Serve with your preferred rice. 

Enjoy!

 

If you need a little help with your weightloss, 

Book A Free Consultation now for our Genuine 3D Lipo Cut Priced Services ...
Call 0113 2304305 or email info@blissbeautyspa.com

 

Remember, the goal is TOTAL BODY CONFIDENCE this summer.

 

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Tasty, delicious spring recipes   

27 Feb 2019
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Delicious, healthy spring recipes

After a long cold winter of indulging on roast dinners, mince pies and far too much chocolate and mulled wine, our thoughts begin to turn to paving the way for our summer beach bodies to make a return. With the cold weather on its way out and sunshine on its way, we look to fresh, healthy spring recipes to beat the winter bloat. Here are some of our favourite spring recipes.

Greek Yoghurt Parfait - The Healthy Breakfast to Kick Start Your Day!

A healthy day starts with a healthy breakfast. Our Greek yoghurt parfait is perfect because, not only is it healthy, it's also delicious, filling and easy to prepare. It can even be prepped the night before for busy mornings, and it will leave you feeling ready to take on the day ahead. 

healthy breakfast recipe

This healthy, delicious recipe will allow you to enjoy a hearty, filling lunch or dinner whilst helping you fit into your favourite little black party dress. Rice paper rolls are also super easy to make and can be made ahead so you always have some healthy food to hand.

rice paper rolls recipe

Here is an easy, delicious, healthy dinner recipe to try tonight. This paella is high in protein and includes a range of veg and ingredient which facilitate fat loss.
paella recipe

Healthier fried rice

Sometimes we just want to curl up with a big bowl of hearty food and eat the night away. With this healthier alternative to take away fried rice, you can eat all you like as it's packed full of healthy ingredients. Plus it's super easy to make this tasty fakeaway.

easy healthy fried rice

Oat and Banana Cookies

 These cookies are delicious, easy to make and will even keep your sweet tooth happy. They are quick to make and can easily provide breakfast, lunchbox extras and snacks throughout the week ahead.

easy healthy cookies

Sunshine Smoothie

One of our favourite diet tips is to make delicious smoothies with a few unexpected ingredients that actually work really well whilst adding extra nutrients and vitamins. 

healthy smoothie recipe

 

Do check our blog regularly for more healthy recipes, diet tips, workout and more!

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2019's Biggest Food Trends   

16 Jan 2019

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2019's Biggest Food Trends

It's no secret that we love to stay ahead of the crowd in our salons. You're also probably aware that we love our food, so this is another area that we hate to fall behind in! We've scouted out the biggest food trends of 2019 - read on to find out what they are!

1. Eco-friendly dining

More and more restaurants are composting their leftovers and returning them to growers, in a bid to reduce waste to zero. Packaged foods are also getting an eco-friendly makeover with companies searching for alternative packaging options to reduce plastic use, and shops expected to encourage customers to bring their own vegetable bags.

2. More healthy fats

High-fat, low-carb diets such as keto and paleo are on the rise and that's set to continue throughout 2019. Health and fitness influencers are singing the praises of these diets, and we should expect to see more enticing food options available for those following high fat diet plans.

keto diet

3. Plant-based foods

2018 saw the rise of flexitarianism, with any people reducing their meat intake or turning completely vegetarian or vegan. We'll see more of this in 2019, with mushrooms playing a leading role in plant-based foods.

plant based diet

4. Healthier alternatives to ice cream

 Guilt-free ice cream alternatives have been around for a while, whether it's vegan options or low-sugar treats. This year we can expect to see an increase in these options, with novelty health flavours such as avocado, hummus, and tahini. 

Whatever you;re eating this year, do check the Bliss blog regularly for restaurant recommendations, recipes and the latest food news.

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Bliss' Autumn Stir-Fry Recipes   

19 Sep 2018

Bliss' Autumn Stir-Fry Recipes

 As the seasons change, often so do our menus. Whilst summer saw BBQs and salads galore as we aimed to slim and trim for the perfect beach body, in autumn we love something a little more hearty and warming. Bliss believes that this doesn't have to mean eating unhealthily. For us, autumn recipes should include plenty of in-season veggies to warm us whilst keeping our waistlines happy. With that in mind, check out our favourite autumn recipes, all of which can be adapted for vegetarians. 

1. Beef and Ginger Noodle Stir-Fry - serves 4

Ingredients

 500g diced steak

2 tablespoons of peanut oil

400g singapore noodles

5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped into matchsticks

2 red chillies, thinly sliced diaganolly

200g fresh shiitake mushrooms, halved

200g baby button mushrooms, halved

1 bunch of kale, leaves only, chopped

80g oyster sauce

Lime wedges to serve

 

Method

Cook noddles according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat a wok or frying pan over a high heat and add peanut oil. Add chilli and garlic and stir fry for one minute. Add the beef and stir-fry until browned. Add the shiitake mushrooms and cook for 2 mins. Add the baby button mushrooms and kale, and stir fry until vegetables are tender. Drain noodles and add them along with the oyster sauce. Stir-fry until heated through and serve with lime wedges. 

For a vegetarian version, replace the beef with one diced red onion and one diced green pepper, to be added with the shiitake mushrooms.

 

2. Pumpkin and spinach stir fry - serves 4

Ingredients

200g brown rice

2 kaffir lime leaves

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 red onion, diced

1.5 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger

1 garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped

1kg of pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and chopped into 2cm pieces. 

100g baby spinach leaves

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

2 tablespoons honey

 

Method

Add the rice and lime leaves to a pan and cook according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, add the oil to a wok or frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the  onion, ginger and garlic and stir-fry for one minute. Add pumpkin and cook until tender (approx 7 minutes). Add the remaining ingredients and stir-fry until spinach wilts. Drain the rice and serve. 

 

Fish & vegetable stir-fry - serves 4

Ingredients

200g brown rice

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

350g of boneless, white fish fillets, diced

2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely chopped

1 small tin of sweetcorn

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 yellow bell pepper, diced

2 carrots, sliced

1 red onion, diced

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 tablespoon light soy sauce

1 teaspoon of sesame oil

 

Method

Cook rice according to packet instructions. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for one minute. Add fish and stir-fry until half-cooked. Add vegetables and continue to stir-fry until softened. Add the remaining ingredients and stir-fry until heated. Serve with the rice. 

For a vegetarian version, fish can be easily replaced with 500g of pumpkin or butter nut squash, or baby button mushrooms, to be added with other veggies. 

Do check back regularly for more healthy yet filling autumn recipes from Bliss. 

 

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