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Super Smoothies – Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric – The wonder stuff!

Turmeric has been used by Indians for thousands of years as a featured ingredient to the national dish, but also for its medicinal benefits.

Turmeric boasts amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, thanks to its main compound curcumin (curcuminoids). Sadly though, the curcumin content in turmeric isn’t very high, and it’s difficult for the body to absorb.

Combining black pepper with turmeric enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%. Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it’s at its most beneficial with a fatty meal, making this healthy smoothie recipe the perfect base to deliver this kind of natural medicine.

The natural anti-inflammatory benefits of curcumin are so strong, that it is known to match the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs!

Other benefits of turmeric include:

  • Increased brain function
  • Lower risk of brain diseases
  • Lower risk of heart disease
  • Helps to prevent and even treat certain cancers
  • Helps with arthritis
  • A natural antidepressant
  • May have age delaying properties

1 Teaspoon daily is the recommended amount if you want to use it for it’s natural anti-inflammatory properties, but what if you’re not a curry fan?

I’m not a fan of curries much. I’m more of a cocktail kinda gal! So the idea of a healthy, medically beneficial pina colada sounds much better! Everyone seems to have their own version of this smoothie, but here’s mine…

Pina Colada Smoothie

(With hidden anti-inflammatory benefits!)

Serves 2

  • 125g Frozen Pineapple
  • 30g Frozen Mango
  • 1/3 Frozen Lime
  • 85ml Coconut Water
  • 100ml Apple Juice
  • 5 Peppercorns
  • 1/2tsp Turmeric
  • 1tbsp Agave Nectar (Or Honey)

Sources:

  • www.healthline.com
  • www.dole.com

Superhealth – Bone Broth

Why I LOVE This Stuff!


First of all… I am not a nutritional therapist, specialist, chef or dietician. I have no degrees, no qualifications, and no background in this arena and this is not in any way medical advice, and I do advise that you should ALWAYS consult your GP or specialist before making any dietary changes.

However after living with IBS, and having a close family member live with the misery of Diverticular disease (which is f*cking HORRIBLE by the way!) , we did not find any of the above professionals terribly helpful either.

What we DID find helpful, was recipes and changes that were self researched, and through lots of trial and error, we found bone broth in particular to be damn near magical. Sorry Vegans.

Vegans – please look away now, this post is NOT for you!

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School Trip – Hustlers Movie Night!

It’s been about a thousand years…

Since they released a ‘decent’ movie with pole in it! 
(The last one I recall showing promise was ‘I know who killed me’ with Lindsey Lohan in it, and it was crap).
Equally, it’s been about a thousand years since we did anything social, and  since they let me out of my cage, SOOOO I wondered who would like to come with me to see this?
Shoot me a message on Facebook if you’re up for it  😉

Friday 13th September 6pm, Cineworld – Broughton

Yes that’s early, but some of us are old AF and have kids and can’t stay out late n stuff coz we’re just too rock n roll!

Movie starts at 6:10pm, we will be sprawled on the red leather couches at the movie hall entrance by 6pm if you’d like to meet us, AND I’m fancying a quick drink afterwards plus movie break down and talks about how we are going to pull it off for ourselves in reality  (because of course we are! LOL!).

Money, as always, is tight though folks right?
So I had a little hunt for ways to make this cheaper.
Here’s what I got…

Bank with Natwest?

Access your Natwest ‘rewards’ and exchange them for Cineworld vouchers

Got Tesco Clubcard?

Exchange 50p vouchers for £1.50 Cineworld credit! So that’s like £4.50 of Clubcard vouchers instead of £13 cash.

Got Meerkat Movies?

Use THIS LINK for your 241 tickets!

Student?

Go to the Cineworld website & sign up to their email bunf for your student discount ticket!

Baby Sia!

She Did It!

Thanks to all of the wonderful people who donated as individuals, plus the small businesses who make up our ‘Local Heroes’, Little Bean raised almost £1200 to go to the Little Princess Trust charity, plus a fair wedge to be donated to her school for much needed equipment.

This is an epic achievement, but it was time for 10″ of hair to go!

Once again, Leah from Dollimore Photography was at the ready with her camera to take pictures of Bean post-chop styled as her favourite artist – Maddie Ziegler & Sia!

Here’s the pics…

Candy & Chrome Pole Dance - Recipe - Blackberry Baked Rice

Blackberry Baked Rice

Seasonal Foraging…

Not sure if you know but I’m one of those woodsy nutter types that go foraging n stuff.  What’s even odder is that most people like this and want to get into it too – but don’t know what to do with the 500lbs of blackberries they picked!


So here’s a quick, easy fave of mine.
It’s warm, gooey, sweety, fruity, filling, comforting and cheap to make  😀

Candy & Chrome Pole Dance - Recipe - Blackberry Baked Rice

Chuck in an ovenproof dish:

50g Pudding rice
250 ml Apple juice
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
2 tbsp Sugar or honey (manuka if you’re posh) 
A fistfull of Blackberries

Bake until gooey and gorgeous (bout 30 minutes) at 220°c.

Local Heroes List

We’ve been quite lucky so far that so many of our generous friends have donated towards Millie’s campaign. Lots of which are small, independent business owners too.

We still have a way to go though and still looking for donations and sponsors so if you are a small local business and would like to help us out, you can:

Once donated, we will list your business here as a thank you for your support, and return that support with this little advert for your business, to be shared on our social media walls and company newsletter, meaning that your little ad could reach over 1600 people in the area, looking for services and businesses just like yours!

So it is our pleasure to thank and present our list of

Local Heroes:

Capacity Marketing

Capacity Marketing offers a range of services to suit any size of charity, all designed to make the most of your budget, but they are best known for their Free Wills programmes – Free Wills Month and the Free Wills Network.

To find out more or get in touch you can Visit the Website, or Find them on Facebook.


Dollimore Photography

Chester’s leading maternity and newborn specialist’s capture your most precious moments. an absolute must have service for new Mums and Mum’s to be.

Find them on Facebook or Visit the Website.


Nantwich Pole Fit

Another one of Candy & Chrome‘s proud sisters, NPF is your local hub of all things pole in the Nantwich area.

Find them on Facebook.


The Leader

Shout out to the lovely folk at the Evening Leader for printing Millie’s story, in the local paper, alongside all the other local heroes!


A&J Aqua-Jet

A&J Aquajet

The North West’s favourite family run drainage company are famous for saving the day with their super services in:

  • Blocked Drain clearing
  • Blocked toilet/sink clearing
  • Damaged septic tank repair
  • Flooding control
  • Domestic & Commercial jobs

Find them on Facebook, or visit the Website.


Muscles & Curves

One of Candy & Chrome‘s proud sisters, Muscles & Curves offers Diet Planning, Nutrition Advice & Personal Training, serving the Northwich area.

Find them on Facebook.


Ty Ci

Flintshire’s Premier ‘Doggy Daycare’ center.

Find them on Facebook.


Unicorn Stabs

Female Tattoo Artist & Professional Piercer, based in Buckley.

Find them on Facebook.


Tropic With Kelly

Local representative for the Tropic all natural skincare brand, serving Penyffordd & Flintshire. Find them on Facebook.


Doll Beauty

Celebrity Eyelashes, born in Chester! Doll has salons in Chester & Liverpool offering premium hair & make up for THAT occasion!

Find them on Facebook.


Hair By Sue

Local legend hairdresser Sue Butterworth works by appointment only, if you’re lucky enough to get in the chair! Serving Chester, based in Saltney.

Find them on Facebook.

Product Review: PoleGrip by Pole Amor

And up pops another UK Pole grip producer!

In response to the ‘Brexit Effect’ on imported pole products these past two years, we have seen several British companies roll up their sleeves and start to PRODUCE. And this is great, coz nobody stands up with intent and says ‘Riiiiiight….’ quite like the British when faced with a challenge.