Clean Supper Club has just had a truly inspiring day surrounded by people who don't give us a funny sideways look when we explain what we do & why we do it!!
We've spent the day in London at a new foodie festival called Goodroots. Having caught an early train south we decided to prepare for the day by heading straight to the Mae Deli for a super fueled breakfast of acai bowls & heavenly juices. We may even have stashed a peanut brownie for later on.
Acai bowls @maedeli
Then on walking past Selfridges we detoured up the escalators to the Hemsley & Hemsley cafe (if you can't find it, it's on the third floor hidden amongst the swim wear!). Where we indulged in chilled 'pep up tea' & shared a monster cacao chip brownie (nice one ladies!)
Chilled pep up tea
Then onwards to our main destination but not before Sarah reminisced about her years working in London, very funny but very lovely too.
To Goodroots, set an old yard & disused wear house in Dalston. An unexpected location but one that leant it's self to a new festival finding its place & the scale of the site meant we easily met & chatted to lots of our healthy food favourites- perfect.
We had plenty of time to cover every stand, meet lots of like minded people & not feel entirely the oldest people there! Oh and eat & taste our way through some amazing guilt free treats, dairy free alternatives, smoothies, yoghurts, salads & healthy gut boosting drinks.
Wet met the hard working & delicious treat creating Olivia & her super supportive boyfriend. From Livia's kitchen - we'll be emailing Booths supermarket to nag them to stock her millionaire bites.
We'd signed up for a couple of talks whilst we were there. The lessons we learnt were never to judge a healthy foodie by their book cover. What an inspirational group of people, truly passionate about helping others to feel their best. Firstly we heard Mel Hemsley (of Hemsley & Hemsley ), Sasha (Liberty Girl London), vlogger Niomi Smart & the delightful Madeleine Shaw all discussing how they transferred their passion for healthy eating, food & life from blogs into their careers. Mel was all smiles & super charming as always, Niomi was new to us so very interesting to hear her chat. But if we are honest we were blown away by Madeline & the honesty of Sasha. We met Sasha after the discussion and to be honest we'd like to have talked to her all night! She said that our 40 + age group is severely unrepresented on social media and that to just do it! Have some self belief because what we are doing is important and we love it!
On a high we then listened to 3 Australians Sarah Wilson (I quit sugar), James Duigan (Clean & Lean) and Shona Vertue (the Vertue method). Now we've always loved all things I quit sugar but been uncertain about Clean & Lean, we'd just like to say if you ever get to hear James speak go listen! He's engaging, very funny & fascinating. We are currently following all things Shona, her balance and take on fitness is brilliant - she's super bendy!
And thanks to Sarah Wilson we have a golden ticket for a free 8 week run at her I quit Sugar Programme. Although our processed sugar intake is seriously lower than most we can't wait to try out the programme, we'll be involving our families (as always) and we'll keep you up to date with how we get along and let you know if it's worth its usual £70 price tag.
So what are we left with! Well other than bags full of super goodies, we feel re- energized, so many positive vibes, more belief in ourselves, in what we've created so far and faith in the future of our Clean Supper Club.
So thank you Goodroots. Perfect timing- we'll be seeing you next year.
Stay Healthy Claire & Sarah
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