Written by Charlene Hartung

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2 Oct, 2023

In our quest for a healthy lifestyle and personal growth, we often come across various elements that bring us joy and well-being.

Here are my 3 favourite items this month – lemon water, the Steven Bartlett podcast, Diary of a CEO and a delicious homemade creamy spinach recipe.

1. Lemon Water and Why I Love It:
Lemon water has gained popularity in recent years due to its numerous health benefits. It is a simple yet refreshing drink that can be easily prepared by squeezing fresh lemon juice into a glass of water. Here’s why I love it:

– Boosts hydration: Lemon water makes it easier to increase your daily water intake by adding a burst of flavour. Staying hydrated is essential for overall health and well-being.

– Rich in vitamin C: Lemons are packed with vitamin C, which helps support a healthy immune system and promotes radiant skin.

– Aids digestion: Lemon water can stimulate the production of digestive juices, helping to improve digestion and prevent common digestive issues.

– Cleansing properties: Lemons have natural detoxifying properties that can assist in flushing out toxins from the body, promoting a feeling of rejuvenation.

And if you add your fresh lemon to fizzy water, it can be better than the store-bought version. So too you can add cumber, apple, and mint. the possibilities are endless. 

2. Listening to Steven Bartlett: Diary of a CEO

Steven Bartlett is a renowned entrepreneur and motivational speaker, and his podcast has garnered a loyal following. Here’s why you should give it a listen:

– Inspiring stories: Bartlett shares his personal journey, along with interviews with successful individuals, offering valuable insights and inspiration for personal growth and entrepreneurship.

– Practical advice: The podcast provides actionable advice on various topics, such as business, mindset, productivity, and self-improvement. Bartlett’s transparent and relatable approach makes it easy to implement his suggestions into your own life.

– Motivational impact: Listening to Bartlett’s podcast can help you develop a positive mindset, overcome challenges, and stay motivated on your path to success.

3. Homemade Creamy Spinach Recipe:
If you’re looking for a nutritious and delicious dish, try this homemade creamy spinach recipe.

Here’s how I prepare mine at home.

Ingredients:
– Fresh spinach leaves – I prefer baby spinach, they have less of a ‘wild’ taste
– Garlic cloves, minced
– Olive oil or butter                                                                                                                                                                                                                    – Heavy cream or you can use a white sauce that you make from scratch, that way you can manage the butter and flour that goes into it
– Cheese of your choice
– Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
1. Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté the minced garlic and onion until fragrant and slightly brown
2. Add the spinach leaves and cook until wilted.
3. Pour in the heavy cream or white sauce and simmer for a few minutes until it thickens.
4. Sprinkle grated cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.
5. Stir well until the cheese is melted and the spinach is coated in the creamy sauce.
6. Serve hot as a side dish or as a main course with your preferred protein.

You can also add some crispy bacon to your dish! It is delicious and oh so good for you.

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