An evening of smoothies and pilates

I've just recently discovered Pilates and it is slowly growing on me. I'm usually doing weights and the odd intense fitness class at the gym but I've been wanting to incorporate something calmer and Pilates is just perfect.On Wednesday I was invited to an evening of Pilates, nutrition and smoothie making at OXO tower hosted by John Lewis.We started off listening to Hayley from The Nutrition Coach and she explained the benefits of smoothies and juices. Did you know that the optimum time to drink your smoothie or juice is within two hours of making it? Alternatively fill up a bottle as much as possible, so little air is left, and store in the fridge and consume within 24 hours.

After the talk we popped in to the kitchen, teamed up and made our own smoothies!  I was teamed up with the super lovely Lottie (health, fitness and lifestyle blogger) and Monica (lifestyle blogger) :)We made a green smoothie with pineapple, manuka honey (lots of it!), coconut water, coconut oil, maca powder, spirulina powder, whey protein powder and spinach.Blogger life.. ;)  Lottie decided to add a banana in to the mix.. Haha! Look at that pretty green colour!Our green smoothies with berries on top!Yay! Unfortuntaley we had to wait till after our pilates class to drink it...  We earlier learnt that in order to really benefit from a protein smoothie you have to work really hard - otherwise the extra protein will just stay in your body and be stored as fat.. and we don't want that! So with that being said, Lottie worked us really hard with an amazing pilates class! Class picture!

Thank you so much John Lewis for inviting me to this wonderful event :)