It’s no secret that I love food; I’m a great believer in eating to nourish one’s body. I’m not one to count calories, fat content, cut out food groups, or even try out faddy diets; for me, the word ‘diet’ is a way of life, and what with an impending wedding date less than three months away, that way of life happens to be healthy – for now.
During the week we are trying our best to eat clean, and so having read an article on The Core late at night when hunger was seriously setting in, I just knew I had to go there the following morning for a (healthy) treat.
The Core is Cheltenham’s first raw food and juice café opened by Jay Halford. They run a number of juice programmes but also offer a raw food and drink menu packed with tasty breakfasts, lunches and snacks.
I ordered the Avocado & Poached Eggs on Seeded Nelson Toast from The Artisan Baker washed down with Cashew Nut Milk with Cacao. I love bog-standard milk, so was a little apprehensive about trying something a bit different, but now I’m looking forward to trying their other milk offerings: Almond milk, brazil nut milk and hemp milk.
Kingsley had the Calcium Kick Smoothie which has spinach, cucumber, pear, apple, celery, lime, ginger and avocado in it. It was so refreshing, and although you might think it doesn’t sound all that appetising, it really was! To munch on, he had the Nutty Bowl, consisting of muesli, cashews, vanilla, cinnamon, almonds, banana, pineapple, pecan halves, maca powder and coconut blossom nectar.
We were both super impressed with The Core and it’s really nice to know that we can still pop out for breakfast or lunch whilst sticking to the heathy eating.