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Staying Healthy While Travelling

Staying Healthy While Travelling

Making sure that you’re eating healthily while travelling can often be tricky, especially when you’ve got a lengthy airport layover or like me, you’re a complete Oreo addict that comes away from the biscuit aisle in Walmart with one pack of every flavour, because, red velvet. Need I say more?

Travelling to far-flung countries and bustling cities means that temptation to eat naughtily is literally around every corner, with delicious local delicacies to try, grabbing snacks to quickly scoff before your train, or just that extra round of cocktails that slip down way too easily – because heck, you’re on holiday!

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But keeping a check on your diet is only going to help you in the long-run, as eating clean will prevent you from feeling bloated, lethargic, and just plain gross when you’re concentrating on the more important tasks at hand – like having the time of your life. My biggest downfall when it comes to diet is over-doing it on the ol’ G&Ts in the sunshine (because I’m a laaaaady darling), and although it’s GREAT fun at the time, waking up the next day with a hangover and sunstroke ain’t all that. Now I, like any good Brit, love a good cuppa but PG Tips aren’t my go-to refreshment on a summer’s day, so I thought I’d mix it up and play around with some matcha tea instead. Of which the health benefits are many – as well as proving to enhance calmness and boost memory and concentration.

So if you’re looking for a refreshment (a cool, cool beverage) that’s going to work wonders on your insides and make you feel great on the outside too, try whipping up some of these mocktails that are packed with antioxidants and catechins (translation: good healthy stuff). They’re quick and easy to make, PLUS you can drink them on the go while you’re checking out the sights on your next big adventure. Bottoms up!

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Minty Matcha Iced Tea

Ingredients:

2 cups coconut water

2 scoops EatClean Matcha Green Tea

Crushed ice

1 lime, sliced and squeezed

A handful of mint

Summer bod, you’ve met your match-a! If you’re opting for the healthy life but just can’t bear to give up your cocktails just yet, this little minty mojito-esque number is the one for you. Just blend coconut water, matcha green tea powder, a squeeze of lime and a handful of mint together and you’re good to go! Add a few mint leaves and a lime for garnish if you’re feeling fancy, or a splash of rum if you’ve been good all week and fancy a treat. Everything in moderation, hey?

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Superfood Slushie

Ingredients:

2 scoops of EatClean Matcha Green Tea

1/2 cup of coconut water

1/2 cup of blueberries

1/2 pomegranate seeds

A handful of mint

Crushed ice

1 small carton of pomegranate juice

Perfect for pool-side chilling, this super slushie tastes great and has fantastic health benefits. Pomegranate is packed with vitamins, is a great source of fibre and is claimed to be effective against heart disease and high blood pressure, while blueberries provide potassium and guard your heart from nasty diseases. First heat up 1/2 cup of coconut water, dissolve in your 2 scoops of matcha tea powder and allow to cool. Once cooled, blend together with your blueberries, pomegranate juice, mint and crushed ice to create that slushie consistency. Pour and serve with a pomegranate seed garnish and you’re in for a treat!

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Watermelon Whizzbanger

Ingredients:

For syrup:

1 cup of coconut water

1 tablespoon of sugar

1/4 of cucumber, grated

A handful of mint

2 scoops of EatClean Matcha Green Tea

For drink:

1 cup of coconut water

2 cups of watermelon

1 lime to squeeze and garnish

This one is a personal fave as I’m obsessed with watermelon in the summer, packing in those amino acids and a healthy dose of vitamins A and C – even though this drink is slightly cheeky with a splash of sugar! It requires a bit more effort as first you’ll need to make a cucumber syrup, heating up the coconut water, syrup, matcha tea and grated cucumber (which smells delicious!) until the sugar has dissolved, then leave to cool. Once cooled blend together with more coconut water, a whole heap of watermelon and a squeeze of lime. Serve tall and feel those nutrients soaking into your skin!

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This post was a collaboration with EatClean Tea for #SummerOfMatcha.

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