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As the chimes of Big Ben welcome in the New Year we take stock, and look forward to the year ahead. We start planning our summer holidays and promise to loose all the weight we have piled on over the Christmas period by going on a detox diet.
Your trousers seem to have shrunk in the wash - surely it couldn't be down to all those extra chocolates, crips, alcohol and excess food that you ate over the Christmas holidays?
Fear not, it doesn't need to be that difficult! You've had a healthy breakfast and lunch, but now you're craving something sweet to help get you through the afternoon. Chocolate, biscuits and cake are a fast easy option, but if you want a healthier sweet fix, why not try your hand a making energy balls?
Made from a combination of nuts, dried fruit, cacao, nut butter or shredded coconut, energy balls are high in protein and packed with vitamins, antioxidants, proteins and all sorts of bits and bobs that help keep your body fighting fit. They are an ideal healthy mini snack to satisfy those sugar cravings and tide you over until dinnertime.
Help is at hand from Victoria who has lots of delicious energy ball recipes for you to try out - no cooking required!
As a New Year giveaway you can win all the ingredients to make January’s mean green energy ball recipe, including maple syrup, organic spirulina powder, hazelnut butter and walnuts, worth £15.94.
Spirulina is a superfood, grown in ponds in China, which doesn't sound great, and perhaps these energy balls look a little like overcooked brussel sprouts, but trust me they taste amazing and are really high in nutrients.
Maybe dieting isn't your thing. Instead use natural healthy ingredients in a different way and give yourself a simple homemade avocado and oat face mask to get your skin glowing again.
If that sounds too much like hard work perhaps you would prefer to take time out to re-energise, rejuvenate and repair with a relaxing full body massage, pedicure or facial. My Personal Sanctuary therapists can visit you whilst on holiday so you don't have to leave the comfort of your cosy log cabin!
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you are relaxing in one of our cosy cabins or glamping eco pods, wrapped in a warm fluffy towel, lying on a heated treatment bed, soft soothing music playing in the background, and heavenly scents filling the air.
What better way to make the most of your relaxing self-catering holiday in the Peak District hills, than to pamper yourself?
Take advantage of the Early Bird SPA Treatment Package and book your treatments before 28th February to get a £30 discount. (offer valid for treatments taken between 1st Jan and 31st Dec 2018).
Or enter the MPS competition to win a 1 hour Spa Treatment Package.
I can't think of a better way of spending quality time with your family or friends.
Happy New Year - Felicity
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