Sunday, 15 February 2015

#CurrysIntroJuicing Leeds Blogger Event



When I got an email from the Joe Blogs Network about attending a health event in Leeds it couldn't have been better timing. I'd been needing a kick up the bum with my health and diet for a while, so was excited at the prospect of learning some new tricks to help me out!

The event was held at the lovely Lamberts Yard in Leeds with around 50 other bloggers - it was great to get chatting with so many lovely girls, many of which were Leeds bloggers I'd never met before. We got split up into groups and then spent the afternoon at several different stations, which I'll explain more about now. :)

Nutrition Advice with Nutrishan's Shakela 


It's not every day that you get a nutrionalist on hand to ask questions too, so I was impressed when we had the chance to spend 30 minutes with Shakela from Nutrishan. She had a table full of bright fruit and vegetables - just looking at them made me feel healthier! We went through some information on how to make the healthiest smoothies and she made us one of her special radiance skin recipes to try. I've always thought vegetable smoothies would taste pretty rank, but this one was definitely drinkable - and if it's good for skin then even better! We even got to take some recipes home with us which was awesome :)



Mocktail Station (with a slight disaster!)

If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen that I love a good cocktail (in a non alcoholics anonymous kind of way!), so I was intrigued to try the alcohol free ones being offered up at the mocktail station. All in all I thought they were pretty nice, apart from one that had beetroot in aka my vegetable enemy. It's quite a strong flavour so I find no matter how much you put in of other vegetables, you can always taste it. 





They then offered the chance for a couple of us to go up and have a try at making our own. Somehow I ended up going up onto the station with Laura from Laura Cinnamon's blog - despite the fact I happen to be pretty disastrous in the kitchen. It was all going well and we started to get quite into it, with the rest of the girls guiding us on what to throw into our new exciting cocktail mix. Bit of cucumber here, some carrot there, a nice plum for good measure. Then all of a sudden there was a BANG, the juicing machine made a terrible screeching sound, smoke started coming out and I was just hoping for a hole to appear that I could dive into. It turns out I'd forgotten the little matter of the solid stone that appears inside a plum. Oops. 

Thankfully, the event organisers were nice about it and didn't throw me out for possibly breaking one of the expensive juicing machines! But hey, I feel like we all learned a valuable lesson about juicing that we'll never forget ;) 


Rocket Yoga with Amanda from Yoga Elementz 




I have to say I was a little scared at the sound of rocket yoga, I mean, I've never really done normal yoga so was sure I'd end up a twisted mess on the floor! However, surprisingly it wasn't too bad and for the majority of the work out I managed to keep up. Amanda did a great job of taking us through it all, and it's actually inspired me to give yoga a proper chance since even from the short 30 minute work out we did with her, my stomach muscles were aching days later. Success! 

Product Play Station 

After my little incident at the mocktail station I tried to take a step back from touching anything electrical, but we did end up getting to have another play around juicing up some more fruit and veg mixtures with the hugeee table of ingredients provided at the product play station. No smoke this time, phew! Here's Fran from A Style Creative blog making us up something tasty. :)


I have to say I found the whole afternoon really engaging from start to finish, which isn't something you always experience at these events, but it was organised so well I was really impressed and had a great time! Thank you so much to the lovely people at the Joe Blogs Network and Currys for putting on such a fab event! If you're interested in picking up a juicing machine check out their range here

Thanks for reading, and see you soon. :)

Gabby xo

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24 comments

  1. I can't believe I didn't get a chance to speak to you at this event!! I remember seeing you on the other side of the room at the beginning and then I never saw you again as we were in our different groups! Oh well, hopefully i'll see you some time soon :)

    www.whatsasssays.com

    Sarah xxx

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    1. Heyy lovely! Omg I know I spotted you too at one point but didn't get chance either - the event went so quick! Yeah definitely, hopefully this Leeds March event will happen and we can catch up there :)

      Gabby xoxo

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  2. It was such a good event, wasn't it! I heard someone broke the machine, sorry it had to happen to you! Hopefully we can get to know each other next time, when we are not separated into groups, I can believe how many bloggers were at the evnt ;)

    I've blogged about the event over here: '#Currysintrojuicing' if you fancy having a look. I couldn't believe how many juices one can drink in a day!

    Dash xx
    Mode Lily

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    1. Hi Lily! Yeah it was one of the best i've been too :) definitely will try find you at a future one :) Will check out your post on the event now! xoxo

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  3. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    I like your posts and photos! Really amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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    1. Awh thank you Diana that's so king! Will deffo check out your blog :) xoxo

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  4. You got an amazing event.
    Looks like a lot of fun there :)
    XO
    http://thebandwagonchic.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Thanks Zarrah - it was really fun and great to meet everyone :) Will have a stop by your blog now :) xoxo

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  5. What a great idea for a blogging event! It looks like a great/healthy time!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. Thanks Shannon! It really was - thanks for commenting will have to catch up with your blog :) xoxo

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  6. Oh, I love healthy lifestyle! I upload a post about smoothues righ nos hahah
    This evento looks so good!
    xo
    onlybmh.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Belen! Ooo I'll have to check out your smoothie post then :) thanks for commenting :) xoxo

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  7. Great post, looks like an amazing event. Healthy lifestyle is always a great idea, that's why I am heading to bed now ;)
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Hey Lenya! Thanks for stopping by :) I know I really want to get properly healthy, it's a shame I love biscuits so much ha! Will check out your blog now :) xoxo

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  8. Looks so fun and I loved the pictures! This sounds like a different kind of blogging event than the ones that I usually see and it looks great! The smoothie that improves skin just sounds amazing, x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks so much guys! Can't wait to catch up with your blog :) xoxo

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  9. Oh this sounds an awesome event! =D

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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    1. Thanks so much Jess! Just caught up with your blog - loved that little black dress outfit! :) xoxo

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  10. This looks like such a fun experience!! It's always great to get re-inspired to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I definitely need to work on that haha! Thanks for sharing Gabby :)

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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    1. Thank youuu my lovely! Glad you liked the post - can't wait to catch up with yours!! :) xoxo

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  11. Really enjoyed this post!! Wish we had a chance to chat :) I totally remember the juicer breaking, so funny! haha Definitely sounds like something I would do too...

    Deimante x
    www.sunnydei.com

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    1. I know right! Will deffo have to say hi at the next one! :) Haha oh god at least we all had a bit of a giggle about it!! :) xoxo

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  12. This sounds like such a fun event! Nearly all of them seem to be held down South. Chuffed to hear that you got to attend one in Leeds! :)

    Oh, the thing that happened with you and the juicing machine. That sounds like the kind of thing that would happen to me. Ha!

    Christina x
    Christina Campbell Hughes

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    1. So true - it's nice that more events are popping up in Leeds now! :) Hahaha omg it was pure embarrassment but never mind! At least we all learnt a valuable lesson about stones!

      Loved your recent oscars best dressed post btw! :)

      Gabby xo

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