This month absolutely flew by, with loads of great stuff going on – we’ve added lots of new listings, found ourselves a wonderful brand ambassador, made our first TV appearance, ran many miles around dublin, enjoyed plenty of juices and smoothies… and listened to lots of good music. Here are a few of the things we enjoyed most in January.
Juices and smoothies – It wouldn’t be January without adding some green juice into your life. Its been inspiring to see so many new Irish juice brands pop up and lots of our local shops providing a lovely offering – our top picks – The Punnet, Ness Juicery, Select Stores, The Hopsack and Staple Foods. We were also excited to hear from our friends at The Performance and Fitness Academy that some folks are enjoying nobó as part of their breakfast/post workout smoothie. Inspired by this we got to work to come up with a few yummy recipes and below is one of our favourites. A delicious blend of wholefoods, greens and healthy fats will kick your day off to the right start or provide you with some afternoon nourishment.
8 Tracks – We’ve been picking our daily soundtracks from this clever site. Sometimes its nice to just sit back and have someone compile a playlist for you, and with the ‘explore’ function you can pick playlists based on your mood or what sort of music you feel like listening to. We’ve been introduced to lots of great songs and this site is to blame for having ‘Shine a Light’ by The C90’s on repeat for the last 3 weeks!
Running Dublin – We’ve signed up for the Paris marathon in April (gulp!) so we’re getting into full swing with our training now. We’re trying to keep the long runs interesting by mixing up locations and using it as an opportunity to get out in nature and visit parts of Dublin we don’t usually get to enjoy – check out some of our favourite runs below (excuse the iphone pics). If you have any suggestions for nice routes we would love to hear them!
We now have a brand ambassador! We were delighted to meet with World Cup kayaking medalist Jen Burke. Speaking to her left us feeling inspired – her passion, determination and hard work is incredible. It was wonderful to hear that Jen is such a fan of our ice cream, and that we share the same views on health and treats. Jen agrees it isn’t just about restricting your diet, but being happy and treating yourself with things that make you feel good and make your body happy too. Jen has already been American National Champion, and represented USA in numerous World Championships and World Cups. She is now focused on representing Ireland at Rio 2016 having moved back here. It’s amazing to have one of the worlds top kayakers flying the Irish flag and we hope lots more people start to follow Jen and support her journey!
Monthly grat·i·tude – We have been so fortunate to meet some incredible people who have helped us on our way. We continue to be humbled by how generous friends, family and other businesses have been with their time and their support. Our January gratitude shout out goes out to Outlier by Design, without whom our new site wouldn’t have been possible. If you’re in the market for a new website or a design consultant be sure to check them out.
Raspberry Kick Smoothie
makes 2 glasses
- unsweetened almond milk – about 1/2 cup
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 courgette (pretty flavourless but adds fibre & B Vitamins)
- 3/4 banana (frozen & very ripe to add sweetness)
- 2 good spoons of Vanilla & Coconut Nobó
- small handfull spinach
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more almond milk or water if it feels too thick. Pour into a glass over some crushed raspberries. Sip and enjoy!
Rachel & Brian