Revealing the Real You

POWERFOOD VEGAN BREAD

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I absolutely love bread so I wanted to create a recipe that was full of goodness as well as suiting all types of diet choices! So here is my powerfood product! When baked and cooled, it can be topped with loads of different varieties such as basil, spinach and garlic pesto, or tomato and pinenut sauce, avocado, or maybe a delicious homemade nut butter, yummy!

INGREDIENTS (makes one loaf)

1 cup buckwheat flour

1 cup quinoa flakes (you can use oat flakes if you prefer)

Half cup ground almonds

Half cup flaxseeds (whole or milled)

Half cup sunflower seeds

1 cup pumpkin seeds

2 heaped tbsp chia seeds (whole)

1 tsp bread soda (gluten free)

Half tsp baking powder (gluten free)

2 cups cold water

* 3 tbsp psyllium husk powder (I made mine without this also and it held together well, so if you don’t have it, you can try it without it)

Optional

Pinch of pink himalayan salt

2 tbsp of mixed dried herbs

METHOD

Blend pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds together until milled.

Place buckwheat flour, almond flour and quinoa flakes in a bowl, together with bread soda/baking powder.

Add chia seeds, flaxseeds and milled pumpkin/sunflower seeds into the mix and stir together.

Slowly add the water, stirring all the time. If it gets too moist, just add some extra buckwheat flour to bind.

Put the mix in a greasproof lined baking tin and leave to sit for an hour.

Preheat oven to 350/180 Degrees.Then, pop in the oven and bake for 1 hour, testing with a skewer to make sure its fully cooked.

Remove from tin and cool on wire tray. Then, slice and cover with your favourite topping!

Enjoy!

Until next time,

Love from  me, Marie X

http://www.mariefayinspiration.com

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BANANA MUFFINS (GLUTEN FREE,  WHEAT FREE AND REFINED SUGAR FREE)

What a healthy treat for all the family, delicious, and so easy to make! These nutritious nibbles are gluten free, wheat free and refined sugar free!

Ingredients (makes 8 medium sized muffins, increase as desired):

1 egg

2oz Xylitol

1 large ripe banana

2oz full fat butter

3oz Rice Flour

1/2 tsp baking powder (gluten free)

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (gluten free)

(Optional: Add 2 tsp chia seeds if desired for extra energy boost)

Method:

Beat egg and sugar together in bowl. Melt butter and mash banana. Add these to the egg/sugar mix. Then sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda, stirring until just combined.

Fill muffin cases 3/4 full, and place sliced banana pieces on top. Bake at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Cool on a wire tray and serve with a smile! Store in an airtight container for 2 days.

Enjoy!

Love from me, Marie X

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PORRIDGE AND NATURAL YOGHURT BREAD

This bread is both delicious and nutritious, and it is so easy to make! It is also gluten free, wheat free and dairy free!

Ingredients:

1 x 500g Pot of Organic Natural yoghurt

2 x 500g (Fill empty Yoghurt Pot) Gluten free oat flakes

1 x Freerange/Organic Egg

1 teasp Bicarbonate of Soda

Pinch of salt (Pink Himalayan if possible)

Optional: Ground pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds

*I have also made this recipe using Quinoa Flakes and Soya Yoghurt, equally delicious!

Method:

Beat egg in a bowl. Add yoghurt, and then add oat flakes, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Mix all together and then pour into greaseproof lined baking tin. Bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 20 minutes, and then at 180 degrees C for a further 25 minutes, removing from the tin for the last 10 minutes. Cool on a wire tray, wrap in greaseproof paper and store in fridge. Use within 2 days.

This recipe contains lots of fibre, which is great for healthy living! The fibre in oats is soluble which can be digested by the body and can help to reduce the amount of cholesterol that is in the blood. Soluble fibre dissolves in the gut to form a jelly like substance. This fibre slows down the release of glucose into the blood stream. Soluble fibre in oats help slow the digestion of food and therefore slow the blood sugar response. Insoluble fibre can’t be digested, so it passes through your gut without being broken down, and it helps other foods to move through your digestive system more easily.

Enjoy!

Love from me, Marie X

http://www.mariefayinspiration.com

CONSCIOUS LIVING

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“Eat to live, don’t live to eat” ~ Dr. John DeMartini

A lot of people are asking me about my recent 30 Day Detox so I thought I would put it in a blog for you! I think it is important to highlight the reason why I did it, your ‘WHY’ is key in motivating you to do anything, it makes it so much easier and enjoyable! You have to WANT to do it, to be ready!
So, here goes …

I had a wonderful start to 2015, setting new goals and attending Showcase Ireland at the end of January in Dublin, Ireland, networking with so many amazing people and meeting new and potential new customers. Upon returning home, I was all ready to continue my momentum but my body had other ideas! Guess what, I got the mother of all influenzas which kept me under the weather for 5 weeks, something that has never happened to me before! Needless to say, I overindulged in some ‘sweetness’ and handy nibbles to help me feel better which really didn’t do any good for my symptoms!

Anyhow, four weeks ago I woke up and decided that it was time to get back on track, and one of the areas I wanted to address was my diet. I decided to do a 30 Day Detox, do a clean sweep. I have done this detox before, and having followed Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo’s Eat Right For Your Blood Type in the past, I know what suits my body. I find it is a powerful tool to allow my body to come back into balance, and I love the feeling of my cells literally zinging with energyI I had a deep desire to feel vibrant, healthy and energised again and that was my ‘WHY’! And after all, your body is your temple for your earthly journey, it is your home for your life, so it makes good sense to look after it and treat it well!

So, basically, I just tuned into what felt right for me to do. It is very important that you feel good about what you are eating and drinking during your detox, and always! Guess what my first thing was to ditch … of course, sugar! I also cut out tea/coffee, wheat, most dairy, certain meats and alcohol. I consciously choose to eat superfoods like heaps of vegetables in juices, soups, salads and stirfrys, smoothies, fish, chicken, brown rice, eggs, nuts, seeds and LOTS and LOTS of water to flush out any toxins being released during the detox. I also take supplements on a daily basis. I am now intending to continue on my conscious eating journey, having done it before, I know the absolute benefits there are in doing so. Trying out new recipes and using a natural sugar substitute in baking makes the path fun, you don’t really feel like you are missing out on anything, and the FEEL GOOD FACTOR outweighs anything else!

Of course there are other factors to feeling really good and to living consciously, it is a combination of body, mind and spirit …

*** THEREFORE, I AM VERY EXCITED TO BE LAUNCHING MY NEW 30 DAY BODY MIND SPIRIT MAKEOVER!! ***

This is a transformation programme that will launch you into a whole NEW YOU, giving you tools to live a life you love, feeling motivated, organised and rejuvinated! If you want a thing bad enough you will do it! It’s time to harness your will and go for it!

Say YES to your life!
Say YES to your dreams!
Say YES to your potential!
Say YES to conscious living!

Please feel free to contact me at mariefayinspiration@gmail.com for more details. I'm thrilled to be able to assist you!

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
Information provided in Marie’s Programmes is not medical or psychological advice. Always seek advice from a physician or qualified healthcare professional regarding any mental, physical or emotional conditions.

Love from me, Marie XXX

Marie Fay, Irish Inspirational Writer, Designer, Speaker, Life Transformation Mentor

http://www.mariefayinspiration.com

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WHO ARE YOU?

What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you is nothing compared to what lies within you” … Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any time we hear these three words, a lot of us just want to run, run as far away as possible from them and pretend that we never heard them! These three words can be the scariest words for us because they stop us in our tracks and make us contemplate our lives, what we are doing, where we are going, who we are and who we are becoming! Gulp! If we take a look, are we going to be happy with what we find? Oh dear! Well, how will we know if we don’t take the time to look?! I know that there have been many times in my life that I felt lost and afraid, seeming to wander from moment to moment and staring at the Fear Monster, believing he is real, not being brave enough to look him straight in the eye and say “Hey, I’m not afraid of you any more, I know that you are not real and you are out of here!” Let’s face it, we all know what this feels like. However, if you are willing, with an open heart, to take a chance and spend some time getting to know yourself, I guarantee you will be very pleased with what you find!

So, where would you start to get to know yourself! People can spend so much time looking at others around them, wanting to be like them, wishing they had what others have, trying to imitate them, they know other people better than then know themselves! It’s time to start investing time into who you are, what your gifts and talents are, what your dreams and desires are, what way you wish your life to look like! A lot of people complain about their lives and all the things that are wrong with them but they don’t want to do anything about it! It seems easier to just stay the way it is, it’s too uncomfortable to change! And I know that sometimes life is not easy, but no matter how your life looks like right now, YOU have the ability to define YOUR value, YOU have the ability to define YOUR dreams, YOU have the ability to define YOUR LIFE!

So, are you ready to invest some time into seeing yourself, possibly for the first time in your life, discovering the person that you are meant to be, revealing the REAL YOU?! It takes a commitment to doing this, because you will come up with all the excuses of the day, all the ‘musts’ and ‘shoulds’ that you need to be doing something else, you’re so busy doing things you don’t like doing in order to keep on living and doing the things you don’t like doing. Ask yourself the question “What would I like to do if money were no object”, how would you really enjoy spending your life? Everybody should treat themselves to this kind of contemplation, because this is the key to finding your treasure!

So what type of person do you feel you are, who are YOU? What do you dream off? How does the world benefit from YOUR presence in it? What makes YOU come alive? Make a list of all the things you love about your life and that you are grateful for, what your strengths are, what you love to do, the type of people you like to be around, the kind of career you see yourself thriving in, the experiences you would love to have, the physical environment you enjoy the most! Start to form a vision of what you wish your life to look like, with YOU right in the centre of it!

And when you have defined who you are and what your life represents to you, what your true purpose and calling is, when you have seen it for yourself, RUN towards it and embrace it and watch as your life takes on a whole new meaning! You will start to align yourself with people on your wavelength, you will grow and expand in every moment, you will represent possibilities, you will become the person that you were meant to be! You don’t have to be concerned with pleasing others in this process, you only have to be concerned with BEING YOURSELF!

So, are you ready to take the first step? I would like to invite you to ask yourself the question “WHO AM I?” Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

So until next time,

Love from me, Marie XXX

Marie Fay, Irish Inspirational Writer, Designer, Life Mentor and Dreams Coach

http://www.mariefayinspiration.com

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Happy New Day!

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feelin’ good” … Nina Simone

Today is a fresh start, a new beginning, a Happy New Day! In fact, today you have 86,400 new beginnings, because each second offers you this, every moment holds within it the opportunity to start again, to wipe the slate clean and go forth and be the magnificent being that you are here to be! You see, we forget this a lot of the time, and we drift along with all our ‘baggage’ from yesterday and the day before, not willing to let it go, feeling bogged down with previous disappointment and discouragement… well I am inviting you to, right this minute, right now, close your eyes, take a deep breath and make a promise to yourself that YOU ARE GOING TO TREAT YOURSELF TO LIVING THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS, THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR GIFTS AND YOUR TALENTS, THAT YOU HAVE SOMETHING UNIQUE TO OFFER THIS WORLD THAT NOBODY ELSE CAN, THAT YOU MATTER AND THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!

You see, your whole life is a representation of how you feel about yourself and what you believe is possible. Anything that anybody has ever achieved has been the result of the individual’s belief in the possibility of it being achievable! Become aware of a time in the past when you had an idea, you felt so passionate and excited about it, you couldn’t sleep thinking about it, you could do it all day … well this is what brings ideas from the imagination into the physical realm – passion, belief, inspired action, vision, focus, excitement, a knowing within! And yes, of course the ‘inner conversation’ begins when you have this idea, there will be a chat within that will tell you all the reasons why this won’t work, why this isn’t the right time or the right place or the right circumstances. This ‘inner conversation’ can be the one thing that makes or breaks the decision to keep going or to quit. It is just ready to throw a bucket of water over your fire and watch as the flames go out! This is the point at which you can either believe the chat, or choose to ask the ‘committee’ to politely leave while you get on with the business of YOUR DREAMS! So what do YOU choose? Don’t become discouraged, KEEP GOING!

This is YOUR life, this is YOUR journey, what are YOUR dreams? You know, you can bounce back from any adversity and reinvent your life! You can believe that things can be better for you! You can adopt an attitude of gratitude and hope and positivity and love, no matter what your life looks like! I know that it can be difficult to do this sometimes, but how you interpret what you see around you is what determines how your life unfolds. Two people can be in the exact same situation, but their attitude to it offers them two different experiences. YOU are the only one that can do something about YOUR life, YOU are the only one that can get up off your ‘backside’ and change something that you perceive isn’t the way you would like it to be. YOU are the remote control, pressing the buttons with your feelings, your thoughts, your words and your actions… YOU!

So, as we begin a New Year, 2014 brings with it an abundance of awesome opportunities and adventures. Be ready to step up to your opportunities with zest and zeal, say YES TO LIFE and LIFE SAYS YES TO YOU! Life is an amazing journey, enjoy every second that brings new beginnings and ‘keep her lit’!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

So until next time,

Love from me, Marie XXX

Marie Fay, Life Mentor and Dreams Coach

http://www.mariefayinspiration.com

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BLUE FINGERPRINTS

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire”

… St. Catherine of Sienna

My 10 year old daughter arrived home from school today with her little fingerprints on a piece of paper, each one individually stamped boldly in blue ink. I looked at them, and then I looked at her, smiling from ear to ear, seeing her uniqueness right there in blue and white on that bit of paper, captured in a moment in time! The realisation in her eyes that not one person that ever lived or ever will live would have the same prints was absolutely awesome, what a magical scene!

And what a reminder for me about how we are all part of this giant jigsaw puzzle we call Life, all being part of the whole and yet each carrying our own special individual print that makes us different from everyone else! Imagine that we are all born an original, delivered into the Land of Infinite Possibilities with the opportunity to leave our imprint wherever we go, discovering what makes us come alive, finding out what our gifts and talents are, uncovering our true greatness that is ours and ours alone! If we would all open up to this gift, then life can be magical! We all have these prints at the end of our fingers that tell us that we are an individual person with an individual path leading to an individual destination. However, as we are all A PART of this jigsaw puzzle, we are all in this together and we are all forming the complete picture of a collective image.

And guess what most of us do at some stage during our lifetime, or sometimes for our whole lifetime, just guess!? Yes, we dismiss our individuality and our uniqueness as we try to be like somebody else, we try to swop our fingerprints! Doesn’t that sound so absurd that we want our ‘piece’ to be exactly like another ‘piece’ when our own ‘piece’ carries a necessary pattern to complete the whole picture! We are so often in such a hurry to be just like our friend or our neighbour or our sister or our brother that we totally dismiss who WE are! Now, it’s perfectly natural to take a look around us and see others that we admire and aspire to be like, feeling attracted to certain personalities and qualities in others, being inspired by their amazing achievements and talents, for example, maybe an accomplished athlete, a published writer, a world renowned speaker, a famous singer/songwriter, a leader in your particular area of interest in life. It is an absolutely amazing feeling to be inspired by others, feeling that, yes, anything is possible, saying to yourself “well, if they can do it, then I can do it!” I know that there have been many people who have inspired me during my lifetime, and continue to do so on a daily basis. However, it is important to remember that you are here with your own originality, and you are here to do your thing in YOUR own unique way, not the way that somebody else does it! Your job is to create YOUR way, YOUR path, YOUR beautiful masterpiece! And then, together as we each focus upon our own specialness, the jigsaw puzzle becomes complete in a way that is pure perfection and flow, each piece gently blending with every other piece, each bit easily joining with the rest, forming a collage of masterpieces in unison with all!

So, PLEASE take the time to make an imprint of your fingerprints, just like my daughter today, and look at them each day to remind you of YOUR uniqueness! You were born an original, don’t die a copy! 🙂

“Be your own version of original, not someone elses!” … Marie Fay

So until next time,

Love from me, Marie XXX

Marie Fay, Life Mentor and Coach

http://www.mariefayinspiration.com

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