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Asceno and Detox Kitchen Competition

ASCENO is our lounge and swimwear brand of choice so we jumped at the chance to collaborate on a competition for our lovely customers! The lucky winner will get a 3-day detox, as well as an ASCENO bikini and beach kaftan. 

Lily speaks to Country & Townhouse

Hollie Bell of Country & Town House chats to Detox Kitchen founder Lily Simpson about yoga, herb gardens, and her guilty pleasures.

Eating Clean Doesn't Have to be Dirty

Recently there has been a backlash against the idea of healthy eating and those who encourage it, no doubt due to an overcrowded market with mixed messages. “Is fat our friend or foe!?” “Will I be committing a cardinal sin if I eat meat on a Monday!?”. So we've written up our top tips for staying grounded when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Fat, Friend or Foe?

A report by the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration is demanding a major overhaul of official dietary guidelines. They claim the last thirty years of NHS official health advice urging people to adopt low-fat diets is having “disastrous health consequences”, and is based on “flawed science”. So is fat our friend or foe?

How to: quit dairy

Since reducing the amount of dairy in my diet I have experienced better digestion and seen positive changes in my skin. Although important for young children and women who are pregnant, dairy foods are not a necessary component of an adult diet. So we've compiled a guide to the best dairy alternatives and how to incorporate them into your diet.

How to: go veggie

Whether you choose to eat meat or not is a matter of personal preference. It is true that meat is highly nutritious. It provides a valuable source of protein and other key nutrients such as vitamin B12 and iron. But adequate amounts of these key nutrients can be gained from eating other highly nutritious plant-based foods.

Eggs, How Do You Like Yours?

Eggs have been given a bit of a bad rap over the years, mainly because of their high cholesterol content and suspected links to heart disease. This is undeserved. Wonderfully versatile, eggs are perfect for making quick, satisfying meals, and dishes such as omelettes and frittatas are ideal vehicles for an array of tasty vegetables.

How to: 10 a day

In the UK, the average daily intake of vegetables and fruit is four portions. New research suggests the more we eat, the greater the benefit, and that we should be aiming for ten, not five, servings each day. Sound daunting? It shouldn’t.

We Speak to... Paola Di Lanzo

Praised by the likes of Calgary Avansino, Millie Mackintosh and Vogue, we are thrilled to add Paola's BodyBarre to our studio schedule. The dynamic, fun, and high energy classes draw elements from both Pilates and ballet barre techniques, yielding incredible results. We speak to the founder of this ever popular fitness class, Paola Di Lanzo.

What exactly do we mean by ‘detox’?

Having the word ‘detox’ in our name is a double-edged sword. It has worked well in cementing our place in the wellness industry and helps people immediately recognise our food as healthy. However we wouldn’t place ourselves under the traditional sense of the word ‘detox’. So what exactly do we mean by ‘detox’?

Post-race recovery

Running a marathon is undoubtedly one of the most challenging experiences in life - as soon as you cross that finish line, the feeling of intense accomplishment is like no other. With so much of the focus on prepping for the race, what you do post-race is just as important to give you body the rest it needs.

Getting Back to Your Healthy Lifestyle

Unlike the post-Christmas return to work we’re feeling refreshed and energised after Easter. With lighter mornings and (slightly) warmer temperatures, it’s the perfect time of year for a fresh start. To help you on your way, we've made a list of our top ways to get back to your healthy lifestyle.

Things We've Loved This Month...March

We can’t believe that March is already drawing to an end. To celebrate this month, we’ve rounded up a few things we’ve been enjoying and wanted to share with you. Take a look at our top six picks…

Mindful Eating

Will Williams, founder of Will Williams Meditation, teaches us that it is not just what you eat that’s important, it’s also the way you eat. Are you guilty of eating ‘Al desko’ as is so common in our screen-heavy world? Then you may want to rethink your lunch break.

Hello Sunshine

Spring has sprung! Hurrah! Welcome old friend, sunshine, and come forth Mr Daffodil. With the first day of spring falling this Sunday, we are celebrating all things spring here at The Detox Kitchen. Have a read of our top seasonal recipes of the week.

We Speak to... Madeleine Shaw

Girl of the moment Madeleine Shaw speaks to us about the best ways to escape the stresses of the big city, as well as how by learning to listen to her body and nourish it with balanced foods she started to feel so much more alive.

FORM Studios, Now at The Detox Kitchen

We are thrilled to introduce FORM Studios classes to our schedule. FORM’s original and exclusive workout concept takes reformer pilates to the next level in a dynamic 50-minute workout. Designed to fit perfectly around busy lifestyles, classes combinine the strength training of pilates and HIRT.

We Speak To... Polly James

Polly James was born and bred in West London and spent most of her youth doing cartwheels and spinning around in a giant car tire that was in the garden. She now gets her upside down fix teaching Rockin' Vinyasa at our studio. But what exactly is Rockin' Vinyasa?

The Active Detox

The Active Detox has been developed in order to fully support healthy eating and exercise in order to make it as enjoyable, manageable and effective as possible. This 1800-calorie package supplies the perfect combination of nutrients for those leading an active lifestyle, while still leaving you feeling light, energised and nourished.

Top 10 Egg Dishes on Instagram

Country & Town House shared their top ten most exciting egg dishes on Instagram - and our egg wrap was at number one! We are honoured to be listed in such great company as Nigella Lawson, The Wolseley and Egg Break.

The Evening Standard on The Detox Kitchen

The Evening Standard ran a double-page spread and online feature surrounding our founder Lily and her expansion plans for The Detox Kitchen. Read all about it.

"Climate change is real. It is happening right now."

It's easy for us to think that we're too small to make any sort of difference, but it is this attitude that we need to change. We as individuals can make a difference with just a few simple lifestyle changes.

Review: Vertue Method; the Hottest New Class in Town

Vertue Method is a fusion of yoga, weighted circuit training and meditation, designed by London based, Australian Yoga Teacher & Personal Trainer Shona Vertue. We snuck into a class to see what all the hype is about.

Earth Hour 2016

Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement by WWF to unite people to take action for the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

Bulletproof Coffee - a Breakfast Alternative?

Bulletproof coffee first came to our attention several years ago, and we seem to have come full circle as it’s a point of conversation on many people’s lips at the moment. So what is Bulletproof coffee exactly?

Herbs & Spices - Turmeric

An anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant, this delicious spice is loaded with protein, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, E and K.

Herbs & Spices - Cinnamon

This is the best spice for bringing out sweetness in a dish and adding an aromatic, warm flavour. Just a sprinkle of cinnamon can do wonders for a boring bowl of porridge.

Herbs & Spices - Basil

There are many varieties of this soft-leafed herb. In Italian cooking, sweet basil is used most frequently. Its intense aromatic flavour goes perfectly with meat and fish, and the bright green leaves are delicious ripped over a cold gazpacho or blitzed into a vibrant pesto.

Herbs & Spices - Ginger

Pungent, sharp, slightly lemony and peppery, fresh ginger root is one of our favourite ingredients. It adds a lovely freshness to any dish and always features in the base of our curries and broths.

Friendship February

From experience we know that it is far easier to stick to a healthy eating plan if you do it with others, and this is why we are launching Friendship February. Fancy bagging yourself all of the above?

We take away the stress of planning, shopping and cooking healthy meals.

Simply select the package that is right for you, choose your start date and duration, and look forward to your first delivery of wholesome food.

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