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Weight Loss Camp Pea and Mint Soup

The FitFarms weight loss camp Pea, Coconut and Mint soup has a deep green colour and a velvety texture. It’s quick and easy to make and full of nutrients.

We will be adding recipes to the website page http://www.fitfarms.co.uk/nutrition-and-cookery

Main Ingredients

6-8 servings

1/2 onion diced

2 stalks celery diced

2 cloves garlic minced

1 kg bag of frozen green peas

3 cups water

1 veg stock cube

1/2 cup coconut milk

2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

The Garnish

1/2 onion finely sliced Chopped pecans or walnuts Mint leaves  

Instructions

In a large soup pot, heat a couple of tablespoons of water over medium heat.

Add in the onion, celery and garlic and saute until soft, about 4 minutes. Add a little more water if it starts to stick.

Add in the peas, water, and stock, cover and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 10-15 minutes.

Puree using a hand blender until smooth, then add in the mint, basil and coconut milk.

Puree again until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

To serve, garnish the soup with chopped pecans, basil, mint. Enjoy!

There are also some great healthy soups which can be found at https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g1658/healthy-soup-recipes/

2021 FitFarms Weight Loss Camp courses will be running in Derbyshire, Norfolk and Dorset. We will also be advertising some weight loss camp courses at the Spain FitFarms in the months of September and November when hopefully the Government Covid restrictions have finished.

The last FitFarms Spain course was held back in March just before the first lockdown and was one of the most successful courses to date. We are just under an hour from Barcelona and the courses are extremely popular with new and past customers.

Weight Loss Retreat Chocolate Smoothie

Weight Loss Retreat Chocolate Smoothie
The FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat Healthy Smoothie

This Smoothie looks so good a lot of people ask how could it even be healthy? It looks so naughty that it must be wrong but its right in so many ways. We usually serve this on Sunday morning at the FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat which is a real uplifting breakfast after the mornings exercise.

Here is the ingredients and cooking preparation method.

Weight Loss Retreat Smoothie Ingredients

1 table spoon of Cacao Powder

1 table spoon of peanut butter (whole earth is a good quality peanut butter)

1 table spoon of vanilla protein powder (pure whey protein powder by bulk powders is a good quality protein and can be bought from Amazon)

100 ml plant milk (Alpro Almond and Soya are good options)

150 ml Coconut milk

2 drops vanilla essence

3 table spoons of chia seeds

1 tea spoon of keto sweetener (Stevia can be purchased from Amazon)

1/4 avocado

Topping and Layering ingredients

Cacao Nibs

Dried orange Fruit

2 table spoons of coconut soaked chia seeds. Soak for 30 minutes.

2 table spoons of granola

Weight Loss Retreat Preparation Method

Smoothies are extremely simple because all you need to do is put all the ingredients into a blender and give it a good whiz.

However to make them look good takes a little bit more time but believe it or not it’s not that long. Layered smoothies like this one look the best in my opinion so here’s how this one is layered.

Poor in half the smoothie mixture. Then create a layer using the harder ingredients in this case being the cacao nibs and granola. Then put the two spoons of chia seeds on top completing the layer.

Gently poor in the remaining smoothie mixture and decorate the top with cacao nibs and dried orange fruit.

FitFarms Chefs Top Tip

Play around with the ingredients to make it thinner or thicker to suit your taste but don’t make it too thin otherwise you will not be able to create the layer.

You can also find some great smoothies on BBC Health Smoothies

Chia Pudding At FitFarms Not A Fat Camp

This week as part of our Fat Camp to FitFarms healthy nutritious food we are giving you a free Chia Pudding recipe. This recipe is an all time favourite on our FitFarms courses.

The health benefits of Chia seeds are simply incredible and are a must to have them in your healthy eating programme. Chia seeds contain fibre, protein and unsaturated fats. We use them at the FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat courses because they deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very few calories and the calories they do have are all healthy ones. They are also loaded with antioxidants and serving with raspberries just tops up the antioxidant value. They are high in Omega 3 fatty acids and almost all the the carbohydrates are fibrous ones.

We first started using Chia Seeds at out FitFarms London Holistic Weight Loss Boot Camp back in 2009 and ever since they have always been on the breakfast menu at FitFarms.

WHAT YOU NEED 

  • 2 cups (470ml) unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1⁄2 cup (85g) chia seeds 
  • 1⁄2 lemon, zest and juice 
  • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup (65g) raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp honey

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO 

Combine all ingredients in a large, sealable container. Make sure all chia seeds are mixed in well. 

Let sit overnight or for at least eight hours. Serve cold with toppings of choice. 

You can also find some great healthy nutritious recipes on The BBC Food website. There is also a great selection of Chia seed puddings at FitFarms served by our resident chef Niall. The most popular pudding is mint choc chip and yes it actually taste like the ice cream you buy from the ice cream vans or supermarkets.

Fat Camp to Delicious FitFarms Recipes

Over the past 15 years we’ve seen a huge shift in the food that is served at weight loss camps and fat camps. Tasteless salads and basic smoothies are very much a thing of the past. FitFarms has never really been able to shake off the name Fat Camp or Fat Farm so we have decided to name are recipe pack Fat Camp to Delicious FitFarms Recipes. We will be sharing these with you over the next couple of months so please keep an eye out for some exciting and easy to create recipes.

Fat Camp to FitFarms Mango and Almond Smoothie

Serves: 1 Prep: 5 mins Cook: 0 mins

Nutrition per serving: 349 kcal 11g Fats

43g Carbs 25g Protein

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1 cup (160g) frozen mango
  • 1⁄2 banana, sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup (120ml) unsweetenedalmond milk
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 scoop (25g) vanilla proteinpowder

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

Blitz all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Fat Camp – FitFarms Future Courses

We have been so lucky over the Covid-19 period and pleased to say we have taken more bookings this year than last year even with a 3 month break period due to the lockdown.

The FitFarms courses are all full until October but we still have a few places on 9th October and 23rd October.

We are also pleased to announce that we are on are way back to the beautiful Dorset venue near Blandford Forum starting on 13th November.

Over the last couple of months we have been asked by many customers what we are doing to make sure the FitFarms courses are Covid-19 safe. We are very fortunate to have a Covid-19 health and safety officer making our weight loss retreat courses very safe to attend for customers and the health team.

Weight Loss Retreat Diabetes And Improvements

There is a new rule at FitFarms weight loss retreat which is simple and very effective. Every course we run must be better than the last course. The last weight loss retreat we saw improvements in the Kitchen and presentation of the dining area. On this weight loss retreat Justin and the team have introduced blood testing for diabetes.

Weight Loss Retreat Diabetes Testing Equipment

One of the main reasons for bringing in this test is that we receive a lot of people that are pre diabetic or have diabetes. The weight loss retreat programme has been designed to reverse diabetes and make sure that pre diabetics do not become diabetic.

We are currently running a weight loss retreat in Derbyshire and there is a lady who joined us 3 years ago on the course. She was a full blown type 2 diabetic and lost 7 stone and has come of all her medication. Well done goes out to Karen and thank you for rejoining us at FitFarms.

Weight Loss Retreat Diabetes Testing

There is also a huge improvement on the holistic side. FitFarms has always worked with the three main areas being nutrition, exercise and mind therapy. Now everyday is started with Hailey’s breathing session which is simply the best way to wake up the body and prepare yourself for the day. The majority of people shallow breathe so by introducing deep breathing sessions our guest benefit from feeling less stressed, heart rate lowers and more oxygen is suppled to the blood. Deep breathing also highers your endorphins which is the feel good chemical.

Due to the popularity of the new style programme which creates a much greater weight loss than our courses before we are now full for the whole of August and September. The next available course is in Derbyshire on 9th October.

FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat Derbyshire

Weight Loss Retreat Derbyshire August 2020

The new FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat Health team started in January at a very high standard raising all areas of the course. We are now truly in full flow and the improvements have been noticed both by new and old customers.

Weight Loss Retreat Health Team

Weight Loss Retreat Health Team
Weight Loss Retreat Health Team

Leading the Team is Justin Lord the ITV Health and Fitness Guru. Justin has brought in so many new ideas from a complete facelift to workshops to designing a new way of approaching lifestyle change through FitFarms’ very own M3 programme. FitFarms’ M3 programme covers three areas being Mind, Medicine and Movement. During the FitFarms weight loss retreat programme customers now receive a higher weight loss / fat loss result. But more importantly their results are long term because the Mind part of the M3 programme is so thorough.

The Health Manager is backed up by the lovely Hailey who is fantastic at adjusting customers minds. This allows guests so ask questions about themselves, motivate themselves and ultimately increase their short and long term results. ‘I have got so much more on this course that I thought was possible’ has been said on all the courses Hailey and Justin have run together. All the great workshops and exercise sessions are equalled by the food that Niall creates in the Kitchen. Every meal has Niall’s creative eye examining the dish before it goes onto the tables. The dishes are colourful, tasty and creatively balanced within glasses or on plates.

Weight Loss Retreat Bakewell Smoothie

Weight Loss Retreat Availability

18th September 2 Spaces Available

9th October 1 Space available

23rd October 2 Spaces Available

To book a space please visit our website http://www.fitfarms.co.uk/book or call us on 07766240446 / 08006343070

Weight Loss Retreat Immune System

Over the next few weeks FitFarms the weight loss retreat and lifestyle camp will be sharing our 5 ingredients made in under 5 minutes healthy smoothie recipes.

pina coladaIn the next couple of weeks you will also have the opportunity to join the FitFarms Online programme which has been created by TV Fitness Presenter and Weight Loss Retreat Health Guru Justin Lord.

The two smoothies below are often served at the FitFarms lifestyle and weight loss retreat and are chosen for these nutritious reasons.

Pina Colada Health Benefits 

The coconut milk contains antioxidants, it helps with heart diseases and most importantly strengthens the immune system helping prevent viruses like the Coronavirus. The pineapple has enzymes that ease digestion, it also helps reduce the risk of cancer and once again we choose this one because it helps boost the immune system. Pineapple juice also speeds up recovery after surgery or strenuous exercise. Bananas we love at the weight loss retreat and the main reason for this is that they give you energy minus the unhealthy fats and cholesterol but also they are a great source of vitamin D and potassium which is great for your heart and blood pressure.

Orange Mango Health Benefits 

This one is chosen to share with you mainly because Mangoes help boost the immune system helping fight off the Coronavirus but also because almond mild is a good source of potassium helping your heart and the added bonus of having banana that increases the potassium level strengthening your heart even further and helping with high blood pressure.

Weight Loss Retreat Pina colada 5 ingredients

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup frozen pineapple

1 banana

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz

orange mangoWeight Loss Retreat Orange mango 5 Ingredients1 cup almond milk

1 cup frozen mango

1 orange

1 banana

1 medjool date Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz 

 

Weight Loss Retreat FitFarms Programme

53e730b0-8fa2-4467-86ee-0d6617cd8e96The FitFarms weight loss retreat is just weeks away from it is 13th anniversary.

Usually 13 is an unlucky number but at the FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat it is extremely lucky because we will enter this new exciting year with Hailey, Niall and Justin.

I found out in November that Justin’s contract was coming to an end and he was looking for a new challenge. He’s had a huge amount of experience in the weight loss and lifestyle retreat industry which has led to contracts with TV companies, celebrities and the extremely wealthy families of Dubai who want the best in the industry living in their house and advising their family.

FitFarms have always had a great team in the past and that is definitely the reason why we are going into our lucky 13th year. In the past I have had to be careful with the selection process making sure that the weight loss retreat team cover all the areas that are needed and they all complement each other. This time it was easy as Justin only works with certain people so he brought his team and being supported by the already great FitFarms team there was no doubt in my mind that we were now going to be delivering the best course we have had within 13 years. I’m never sure about those sayings 13’s lucky, 13’s unlucky, you make your own luck, it’s how you play your luck etc etc….. However we got to where we got to we are now delivering the best programme that we have ever delivered and there’s an exciting buzz within the FitFarms Family that is made up of guest and team alike.

Weight Loss Retreat and Lifestyle Workshops 

They have now gone from our standard two to three but more importantly broken down into the three important areas on carbohydrates, fats and protein.

Menopause 

A complexed area but this is now being covered which is so important as the FitFarms women’s average age is in and around this area.

Sleep, Scheduling and Anxiety 

I sat in on this workshop yesterday. It’s fascinating and scientifically proven.

Emotional Freedom Techniques

I’m the biggest sceptic when it comes down to the more spiritual side/ mind therapy but also I enter always with an open mind. 20/ 30 minutes session and i felt uplifted and free of anxiety (anxiety was the area we did today) . Wow and thanks Hayley .

The Food

A customer explained this on Monday by saying it’s like going to your favourite restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Thank you x

FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat New Faces

53e730b0-8fa2-4467-86ee-0d6617cd8e96New Year New You New Faces 

The FitFarms Weight loss retreat courses start up on 31st January in Matlock Derbyshire and we have lots of excited people raring to get stuck in.

This year though the raring people waiting to get stuck in are not just the customers we have a few new faces on the fitness retreat health team and my god are they keen. The keen new faces will be supported by our already great instructors and I know they will bond well together.

We are extremely lucky to now be working with my friend Justin Lord who is most famous for being the Health Guru for ITV along with Channel 5 and television channels in Dubai. Justin brings a wealth of knowledge and a very forward thinking modern approach to the FitFarms weight loss and fitness retreat.

The schedule for the next course was sent through last night and I can honestly say I’ve never been so excited to start a FitFarms course. This isn’t just because of the exercises, workshops and new nutrition programme it’s more to do with who will be delivering them. When we are in Derbyshire we always have the pleasure of working with Kim who is our dance instructor well actually she’s much more than that… she covers nearly every aspect of fitness and when Stephen (me) needs something or has forgotten something she has always been by my side to help. The other great dance instructor we have is our very own Latino Bruno who expertly delivers our salsa classes which everyone finds a complete joy to take part in. Both have been working with FitFarms for over 7 years so are extremely well rehearsed in what they do and no class ever seems to be the same even over so many years.

Justin has brought a mini team with him which personally I love because they all know how each other work and all work so well together.

Justin’s Chef – Niall 

Extremely creative making the most amazing tasty raw deserts which is super healthy because mainly they have not been through a cooking process so are much more nutrient dense. Expect the new dishes to be full of colour and very artistic. Just look at the photo below it simply does look too good to be so healthy! Niall is also great to chat with and loves sharing his fantastic food tips with anyone and everyone.

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Justin’s Yogi – Hailey 

Hailey covers many different health areas including yoga, spinning and is even a Master NLP Coach (Neuro – Linguistic Programming). I haven’t worked with Hailey  but from what I understand that even though Hailey is multi talented Hailey’s great skill is being Hailey. Forever positive with an infectious smile which is just the person you need to be working with and delivering Retreats to you the customer.

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7 more sleeps until 31st January it’s like Christmas all over again but with the weight loss instead of gain! 

Weight loss and fitness camp avocado

Baked-Eggs-in-AvocadoIMG_9953-600x900Weight Loss and fitness camp Baked avocado and egg 

This dish always looks impressive just because it’s quite unusual looking.

It’s really easy to make and you can be creative with the toppings. This one is smoked paprika, chives and basil but a very popular one is to use chilli and cheese.

Ingredients Serves 6

3 Avocados

6 Eggs

Himalayan salt or a good quality sea salt

Ground Black Pepper

Fresh Chives

Smoked Paprika

Basil

Method

Cut the avocados in half and take out the stone. Using a teaspoon scoop a little avocado out to make the area larger where the stone was. Crack the egg and pour into the scooped area. Season with salt and pepper. Place in a 180 degrees oven for 20 minutes. Take the avocado and egg out of the oven and sprinkle with smoked paprika, basil and chives.

This is a nutritionally dense breakfast full of healthy fats and protein.