Author: Alexandra Carey

Veg Box | Meal Planning

If you’re like me and the contents of your weekly veg box are a surprise, you’ll know you have be super organised to make the most of it. The beauty of subscribing to a veg box scheme is that you know you are getting “picked yesterday” freshness, you’re supporting local growers and you’re eating as the seasons intended. It’s all really good stuff. There is a teeny, tiny challenge though and that’s avoiding food waste. When your box is a surprise, it really is up to you to get as organised as you are creative. Wednesday’s are veg box days for me, so I do all of my meal planning on this day. I feel I’ve turned meal planning into a bit of an art so let me share my method with you! I assess the contents of my box and let all the gorgeous fresh ingredients inspire me. I look at my families schedule for the week and let that bring me back down to earth 😉 I do a quick scan of the …

Yoga Immersion | March

What better way to get ready for that glorious break at Easter than kick starting the holiday with a gorgeously extended Yoga session!   Join me at Aislinn Yoga Lodge in Waterville for 2.5 hours of Yoga, Relaxation, Healthy Nibbles, Tea + Chats on Saturday, 24 March at 10am.   This immersion class is suitable for all levels of ability. What makes this class different from a normal class is the beautiful addition of time. We get to spend a little bit longer in each element of our practice which increases the benefits all around. More time to connect allows your mind, body and spirit to go deeper into your practice, and if this sounds cliché, join me and you’ll see…I promise 😉   The cost is €40. To book your mat or to get some more info you can contact me here , by phone 0876861844 or by email careyyogaandnutrition@gmail.com.   Spaces are limited, so be sure to book early.   Namasté, Alex xxx

Juice Box |Vit Hit C

I have a bit of a love/dislike (hate is too strong!) relationship with juicing. I absolutely love how it makes me feel, but I really dislike all the prep and washing the juicer! So I tend to go through phases. Right now I’m into juicing in a big way. I’ve started getting a Juicing Box delivered with my weekly Veg box from Rocket Deliveries and I can’t help but be super inspired seeing this rainbow coming through my door every week. Keeping my immune system supported is my number one priority right now as there are so many colds and flus doing the rounds I’m in need of some serious nutritional support. Juicing is amazing for boosting your daily intake of nutrients as the body metabolises it much quicker without the fiber. Helpful as well if you are sick with a diminished appetite! This week I had all of the right ingredients to make a juice really high in vitamin C. Heavy on citrus fruits, this juice is super tangy to taste with the added bonus …

The “Anything” Scramble | Thai Style

I frequently find myself scrambling (excuse the terrible pun!) to make myself something to eat. My family schedule is erratic at best, but generally it is completely chaotic. No matter how are hard I try and get organised, I regularly find myself an hour away from a yoga class without having eaten. Everyone else manages to get fed…except for me 😦 So to say I rely on eggs a lot would be a vast understatement. Quick, full of protein, tasty…perfect. But the handy boiled egg and toast scenario can get old pretty fast so I do love spicing things up with whatever eclectic fayre I have in the fridge. Thursdays are always a good day to make my eggs a little more interesting. I have a lot of classes on a Thursday and as it’s nearing the end of the week the energy levels are pretty low, but it’s also Veg Box day (yay!). So this week I had an eclectic mix of shiitake mushrooms (which I was anticipating making a nice soup, see recipe …

Veg Box | Mushroom Soup

I absolutely love mushrooms. They are quick, satisfying, meaty in a non-meaty way and taste delicious. They’re super healthy too, which is always a bonus! Not many people know that mushrooms are one of the very few non-animal sources of Vitamin D. Amazing if, like me, you live in a country which has very little sunshine (thank you Ireland, love you ;-0). If you want to really up the anti in terms of medicinal qualities, shiitake mushrooms are where it’s at. Shiitake “contain lentinan, which has anti – cancer, antiviral, and antibacterial properties” (Healing Foods, Neal’s Yard, pg.91) which provide massive support for your immune system. All very good and very necessary! So whatever way you want to take your mushrooms is good, but eating them in a soup is probably the best. Especially if your going to include shiitake as they normally come dried and a soup is a great way to soften them and get all the good stuff from the water they were soaked in. Below is my take on the humble …

Yoga Immersion

Join me at the beautiful Aislinn Yoga Lodge for a luxuriously long yoga immersion class. Yoga for pure enjoyment will be our theme as we treat ourselves to an extended asana practice, deep relaxation through yoga nidra and healthy nibbles specifically designed to make you feel great! This immersion is suitable for all levels of ability. Practicing in a relaxed an open way, you can ask questions, receive hands on adjustments or just settle into a quiet reflective practice, anything goes! Spaces are limited and tend to book up quickly so booking your mat early is advised. The cost is €40**. Call, text or FB for more info or to book your mat. 0876861844 Namasté Alex xx **Full payment together with completed registration form will be required by the 14 February to confirm booking.

Up + Coming for 2018!!

I am already planning for 2018 because I know the more organised I am now…the more I can relax over the Christmas holidays… I’m sure I’m not the only one who likes to get organised for the NY **to ensure the best possible start!**so I am delighted to be able to share my Yoga Class Timetable, Ideal Weight + Vibrant Health Course and Yoga Immersion all coming up at the start of 2018! I am taking bookings and offering Gift Vouchers now  for all 2018 classes, courses + workshops. I will also be in Kerry Acupuncture Clinics on Friday 8 December, where I will be giving 10% off ALL bookings and vouchers so pop into to see me there and get your yoga organised for a great start to 2018! ***There will be a teeny tiny change to my weekly classes for the NY, this is to ensure I can offer you the best possible practice, on a consistent basis and you can relax even more in the knowledge that your mat is secured!  Classes will run …

YOGA IMMERSION @ AISLINN YOGA LODGE

Saturday, 11 November 10am – 12.30pm Take your practice to the next level with 2.5 hours of Yoga bliss. This immersion will allow you the space and time to revel in each aspect of your practice. Gathering in Aislinn Yoga Lodge, an intimate setting with stunning views, I will lead us into a deep pranayama (breath work) + asana (poses) practice with a luxurious Yoga Nidra (“yogic sleep”) relaxation at the end, followed by healthy snacks + teas and opportunity to chat to fellow yogis or ask me questions. There is no better way to start a weekend!! Spaces are very limited so advance booking is highly encouraged. ***Special Early Bird Offer*** €35 if booked and paid for by the 27 October 2017. €40 if booked after the 27 October 2017. Looking forward to seeing you on the mat! xx Namasté, Alex Call 0876861844 or email careyyogaandnutrition@gmail.com to book your space.