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Raw Juice Camp – Plant Based Wellness

NEXT CAMP DATES:

SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 5th

OCTOBER 5 – 12th

Be the best YOU possible!

Join me in the Algarve for my seasonal bootcamps: as I try my best to get fit too. This is an incredible beach-side experience that will quite literally take your breath away. Set in the beachy hills of Portugal’s gorgeous Vale do Lobo with it’s green and lush landscapes. Offering stunning plantbased holidays since 2013.

‘I created Raw Juice Camp so I could have a place to go where I could try my best to get fit and eat the foods that I want to eat!’

‘When I first started embracing better wellness in 2009 I couldn’t find a bootcamp that catered to my needs: I want to lose weight, I don’t want to eat meat, I don’t want to train in the mud and the cold and I want to eat a nutritionally vibrant healing diet: high in raw foods. I want a bit of ‘zen’ thrown in the mix too. I want to stay somewhere warm and cosy and have the luxury of a hot shower and a pool to relax in. I want great accommodation. I want a holiday. I want it all but I couldn’t find it anywhere else. So I created my own bootcamp: Raw Juice Camp is my bootcamp retreat and it works beautifully.’

‘When I asked for green smoothies at regular bootcamps I got laughed at. When I craved chia pudding for energy, living vegan milks for sustenance and green juices following my workouts for the ultimate recovery: few people really understood what I was talking about. When I came in from the runs (always last) the rest of the group were on to their second or third workout. No-one waited for me. I got the ‘slow clap’ welcome and I felt crap. So I set the experience up for myself. So no-one was going to laugh at my muffin-top, my terribly slow running, my craving for green smoothies, my breathless attempts at exploring my fitness or my desperate attempts to yogi myself anymore.’ Stephanie

We were the FIRST raw vegan bootcamp that combines a loving, holistic approach with military style fitness. And it really works. In 2019 we will host our 40th event!

This is no ordinary bootcamp

Being fit and bendy is no entry qualification here. In fact we encourage those with a range of fitness levels. Haven’t seen your toes in years? Welcome. Preparing for your next marathon? No problem. We encourage inclusivity and our training style means that we ALL finish the program together. We adopt the mantra of Ohana – we operate as a family, while everyone gets pushed to their own performance limits – no-one gets left behind. Ever.

My bootcamp helps you to be the best you possible.

Picture yourself training with the best and returning home full of raw vitality, glowing, lighter, brighter and fitter than you have felt and looked in years.

Picture yourself exploring raw foods while staying in a wonderful villa in the sunshine of Portugal, safe in the knowledge that your fitness is in the hands of experts as they challenge you to move towards your own personal goals.

All we ask is that you arrive ready to improve, and allow us to worry about the rest. 

This is no ordinary retreat

Picture yourself lying on a sun lounger, drinking freshly squeezed juices and having all your raw food meals prepared for you while someone else also worries about your training plan.

Have an incredible Thai Massage. Indulge in an Indian Head Massage. Stretch out with beautiful yoga.

Run on the beach. Rest by the pool. Dine in style. Discover clean eating and learn how to prepare some of the finest raw foods dishes available.

We like to consider that while on ‘retreat’ we are withdrawing from the everyday world. As such, evenings out are not encouraged. We like to consider our retreat as a world in itself – where we provide the space and opportunity for you to take all the time you need to reflect on your world, your wellbeing and your self.

We embrace those from all walks of life at Raw Juice Camp and welcome everyone, as we are passionate about the spirit of inclusivity. 

We ask that you be mindful of the space we have created, work with that vibration, be yourself and be in joy with what resonates, and be tolerant of that (and those) that does not.

We ask you to trust us to do our work well and provide our expertise for you. 

Training

Everyone worries about ‘the bootcamp bit’. You needn’t. We don’t wake you up with buckets of cold water. We don’t do midnight marches or painful drills. It’s YOUR holiday! We don’t force you to do anything that you are not capable of, or ready for. 

We hope to inspire you to push your physical limits.

Our trainers are highly experienced bootcamp leaders who care about your fitness goals. Some people come to bootcamp because they’ve never done a sit up before. Some people come because they do 100 sit ups a day and want to excel their performance. All the training is tailored around YOU. So that YOU can be better than who you were yesterday. So that YOU can be the best YOU possible.

You may find yourself involved in pools games, hikes, HiiT training, Interval training, circuits and much more!

‘As a bootcamp owner (and the camp chef!) I try to throw myself into as much as possible. I usually come in last on all the runs, all the workouts and all the walks. Am I embarrassed? No. Because I am not sat at home doing nothing. I am doing it. I am pushing myself. And you can be too.’ Stephanie

Yoga/Pilates

We will be practicing yoga or pilates for 60 to 90 minutes at the end of each day working with a variety of styles and with a focus on restoration. Classes are open to all-levels from beginners to experienced practitioners. Guests find the yoga essential in waking the body and stretching out tired muscles.

Weight loss

Not everyone comes to lose weight. Most people want to lose a few pounds. Some people come to build their bodies up, some down. We are all different. However, while detoxing it’s likely that you will clean out the system and a few pounds weight loss is the rather fortunate side effect. Those with weight loss in mind will usually lose 7lbs or more (our biggest loser to date lost over 17lbs in one week!) those not looking to lose weight may still lose a few pounds while cleansing.

Guest disclaimer

Guests are required to sign and complete a booking form and a disclaimer when booking and before starting any fitness with us. Guest information is shared amongst the team to craft the best experience and itinerary for guests, to address needs and preferences, and for our internal learning. This includes health or medical information where relevant. Sensitive medical or personal information is only shared when necessary and usually only within the team. We also collect personal data to fulfil our legal obligation by sharing them with the Portuguese Travel Authorities. Please let us know if there is anything you wish to keep confidential; however, this may affect our ability to provide the right experience, safely, for you.
 

Cuisine

My cuisine is chef-prepared, gourmet, living, raw vegan (plantbased) food. It is gluten-free, dairy-free and animal product-free. All of our dishes are freshly prepared each day using locally-sourced, organic ingredients where possible. I soak and sprout all my seeds and nuts and share with you my knowledge of how to prepare the most sensational living raw foods using these essential ingredients. There is a heavy focus on using Ayurvedic ingredients, and preparation methods, and we are raving fans of green smoothies. 

I use local almonds, honey and bee pollen. Non-vegan local products are optional. The local salt we use is hand harvested by an artisan salt producer using traditional methods.

The first two days are juices & smoothies only, followed by juices, smoothies and gourmet raw food suppers. My food is all alkaline, high-vibration, nutritious and delicious! Fruit bowls are always available along with unlimited green smoothies.

Green smoothies are offered UNLIMITED to help with muscle recovery. Quality products such as Udo’s Blend & Beyond Green Powders are included daily.

Daily we serve greens such as moringa, amla, spirulina, & many Ayurvedic food supplements that are available to us. 

High-grade full-spectrum CBD & Turmeric Oils (optional) will be added to some dishes.

Snacks are also served throughout the day.

Personal tailored menus are not an option. 

Accommodation

Raw Juice Camp is a pop-up bootcamp and we use different villas each year for different events – our 2019 villa is one we have used many times as it is a luxury haven hidden in the hills above the beach and it’s location gives us the perfect daily workout to get to the sands for some body toning. The house has an indoor cinema, games room, outdoor pool, large gardens, space for indoor yoga and fitness and more. There are 5 large double bedrooms in the villa, three of which can be twins or doubles, the two larger rooms are suites. There is air conditioning throughout and we also have one very large suite. Camping options are also available.

Bootcamp Schedule

Each day is always different and we work with the flow of the group, however this is an idea of how our days might look.

07:30 daily beach hike & workout (10k)
10:00 plant based breakfast
10:30 meditation/rest
11:00 boxercise
11:45 circuits/ HIIT/ tabata
12:30 pool workouts/team games
14:00 lunch
14:30 rest/pooltime/recipe demonstrations
16:30 yoga or pilates
18:00 supper
20:00 group meditation with Stephanie 
21:00 movies/bedtime

Days start depending on the sunrise. As you can see all high impact workouts are completed before lunch most days. We always build in extra recovery time where necessary. Wednesday is a rest day with gentle workouts in the morning only. Thursday night is for celebration with a lively cacao workshop & dance and Friday is usually a bit of a pamper day. All guests are given personal fitness tests and technique training. All clients must complete a full PARQ medical questionnaire and receive a one to one assessment with our trainers.

Camp prices in UK pounds (GBP)

Camping: £999pp
Sharing twin/double ensuite room: £1500pp 
Sharing twin/double ensuite superior room (larger room with balcony and huge walk in wardrobe): £1600pp
Suite double (jacuzzi bath, 2 large balconies, living space, kitchenette, walk in wardrobe: £1700pp

Single occupancy rooms & camping are available. Please enquire.

Your price includes

Accommodation
Unlimited Green Smoothies
Fitness, Yoga/Pilates, daily beach hikes & workouts
Meditation sessions with Stephanie
Talks and recipe demonstrations incl fermentation, CBD class
Juices, smoothies, superfoods, tonics & CBD treats
All plantbased meals, prepared raw, vegan, gourmet and delicious
Raw chocolate workshop & gentle cacao meditation
Use of swimming pool
Use of games room
Signed copy of Stephanie’s book Spiralize
Copy of Stephanie’s 7-day juicing and raw foods detox ebook
Access to a library of wellness videos
Towels, shower and pool* campers will need to bring a beach towel
Free Wifi access
Bottled water (9.5ph!)
Shower gel (parabéns free)

…and so much more! There are no hidden costs. What you pay for is the total price!

Does not include

Flights
Transfers
Massages and treatments

Optional extras

Indian head massage
Ayurvedic massage
Thai yoga massage
One to one fitness sessions
Therapies
Hair & beauty treatments

We are very conscientious about your wellbeing and what treatments might be appropriate for you. As such we do not take pre-bookings for massages. 

Complimentary gifts*

Signed copy of Stephanie’s hardback book Spiralize
Stephanie’s ebook Raw7 – 7 day Juicing & Raw Food Detox
Raw Juice Camp Hoodie & Cap
*cash alternatives are not available for complimentary gifts

Testimonial

‘I have been on lots of bootcamps. This is the most holistic bootcamp I have been on. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It was an amazing holiday’ Marion, Dublin

‘Words cannot express how much this week has meant for me and how you have ALL helped me to transform beyond recognition (both internally, externally & spiritually). I have so much gratitude for each one of you.

Stephanie, what you have created and lovingly share changes lives. You’re my guiding angel which I requested only a few weeks ago. You’ve shown up in my life in divine timing. I love and appreciated you beyond measure. Thank you.’  Stacey, London

‘Thank you for creating this wonderful retreat. You and your team have done an amazing job this week and have far exceeded any expectations I had at the start. I am a raw food & juice convert!’ Jason, UK

Thank you for a wonderful week in which I personally managed to reset myself back into healthy mode. Thanks to all your inspirational talks, the food (!!!!) juices, yoga, pilates, bootcamp, walks, classes etc etc! I am ready again to face my busy life! See you again!’ Sabine, France

‘Day one I knew this was going to exceed my expectations and it did. Stephanie and her team are amazing, professional and know what they are doing. Attention was paid to every detail. Stephanie’s warmth and passion is in everything. One of the best decisions I have made was to book this’ Ali, UK

Read more testimonials by clicking HERE.

Media Reviews

We have been voted No2 Wellness Holiday by The Sunday Times Travel & raved about in The Guardian, Tatler, Wedding Magazine, Porter and many more. Check out my MEDIA PAGE for more.

Bootcamp Album

Check out my bootcamp photo album to get a feel for what we get up to on holiday! Click HERE. Check out my instagram accounts too!

Deals

  • Pay in full by end May 2019 and get FREE return airport transfers (worth £70!*)
  • Pay deposit of £500 NOW and pay balance by end June 2019
  • Book 2 weeks and get 10% discount
  • 10% discount for group bookings of 3 people or more (for you and your friends) if availability permits.
  • Call me directly on +44 (0)7914399109 to secure your deal

*Deals are not applicable if payment is by PayPal. Deals are only available for direct bank transfer payments. Feel free to cal me anytime to discuss your booking.

Day Clients

We welcome day clients so if you live locally, or are already on holiday in the area, and would like to join us in the daytime for our walks, yoga, juices, foods and raw food classes then please contact me. Charged at camping prices. We ask that as a non-resident guest that you blend tastefully with the vibration and house-rules of the villa.

Single Travellers

Single travellers are most welcome at Raw Juice Camp. I do not add single occupancy fees. Single travellers booking to share a twin room will not be charged a supplement if the other bed does not get booked. Private double rooms are booked at a separate rate.

Non participating partners

It may be possible on your trip for your partner or guest to join us. Non participating partners are included on a room only basis and their package does not include juices, meals, workouts or other parts of the package. Non-participating partners will not be able to bring outside food or snacks to the villa and are expected to blend in with the vibration of the bootcamp tastefully. Partners can opt in for days as a day client. Non participating partner rates start at £1200 per week. All terms & conditions will still apply to non participating partners.

Flights & Airport Transfers

Flights & transfers are not included. The nearest airport is Faro, and the Villa is a short taxi ride from the airport. Transfers are not included but we can arrange private pick ups for you with our booking agent at an additional cost of £70. You are also free to book your own taxis. Please enquire about group transfer details on booking. When booking flights please be reminded that the villa does not open until 18:00 so if your flight brings you to Faro before this time feel free to enjoy the beaches until the first transfer to the villa after 18:00. Departures from the villa are by 10:00 the following Saturday and if your flight is later in the day we can help you get to the beach where your transfer will pick you up for your flight. 

Refund Policy

Please note that bookings are not refundable once made but can be transferred to a third party on request. NB: Sorry, I cannot transfer you to another bootcamp if you are unable to make the one you booked for as numbers are strictly limited. I will always, however, do my very best to ensure your happiness. Deposits are non refundable.

For full terms and conditions for our Retreats and Raw Juice Camps please click here.

How to book

There are a number of ways to book:

Pay in full online now:

For larger rooms, doubles, single occupancy, suites all other booking please send an email to stephanie@exploreraw.com to check availability and book your space, feel free to also ask me anything about your booking. Feel free to call me on +44 (0)7914399109 to ask any questions about your trip.

Payments are made in full by direct bank transfer following an invoice and welcome pack from us:. If you would like to pay for your booking in instalments this can be arranged via PayPal which will include PayPal fees. Deposit schemes may be available, please enquire. 

Free One Day Detox

I appreciate you stopping by and taking a look at my holistic bootcamps: as a thank you I would love to gift you my FREE One Day Raw ebook Raw24: Recipes to get you started on a one day detox. You’ll also be added to my newsletter list for special offers, last minute retreat deals, recipes and more. Just CLICK HERE to get it.

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Contact

Call me now on 07914399109 or email me at stephanie@exploreraw.com to discuss your retreat with me.

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***Taste bud activation alert!*** The perfect combination of fresh spices 🌿 and perfect also for these bright Spring evenings (or actually any evening!) The days are get lighter and brighter, evenings are filling with energy and the anticipation of summer, the promise of fresh air and flowers and my taste buds are changing! 😎💃🏻🐟🧘🏻‍♀️🐛There’s still a slight chill in the air for me – and I find that this recipe warms me through – so why not try it for yourself and warm up with this recipe for an absolutely delicious plant based daal/dhal/dahl. (Let’s use dhal for this recipe….) Here’s the recipe – a delicious culmination of many years in the making with culinary tips passed on through family links from my lovely friend Bruna from @londonnutcheeseco 
Full recipe is on the blog - here’s the version without the masala 🌿🌿🌿Ingredients (Dhal)

1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, mashed
2 cm ginger root, grated
2 carrots, diced
2 cups sprouted (activated) lentils (or split red lentils)
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp homemade masala
1 tbsp olive oil (optional – can fry in water if you prefer oil free)
1/2 lime, juiced
3 large sweet tomatoes
fresh coriander & quality sea salt to serve (optional) 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
Using a lidded wok or large pan, heat the oil (optional – use water if you prefer cooking oil free) and add the onions, garlic and then the ginger
Add half of the masala and all of the carrots, let it cook for about 5 min, mixing frequently to avoid burning
Add the lentils and enough water to cover all the ingredients
Close the pan with a lid and let it cook on a medium heat until tender (carrots & lentils will be soft)
Once cooked, add a small pinch of salt (optional), turmeric and the rest of the masala. Add more if you feel it needs more flavour – make the flavours work for you
Once cooked, add about 1 cup of the dhal to a blender with the tomatoes and blend till smooth
Return the contents of the blender to the main dhal pot and mix well, reheat if necessary
Add the lime juice and chopped coriander leaves to serve 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 #dhal #vegan #veganrecipeshare #plantbased #love #food #stuffmyface #indianfood #goodfood #retreatlife #pcos #detox #cheflife #daal #vegetarian #homecooking
***Taste bud activation alert!*** The perfect combination of fresh spices 🌿 and perfect also for these bright Spring evenings (or actually any evening!) The days are get lighter and brighter, evenings are filling with energy and the anticipation of summer, the promise of fresh air and flowers and my taste buds are changing! 😎💃🏻🐟🧘🏻‍♀️🐛There’s still a slight chill in the air for me – and I find that this recipe warms me through – so why not try it for yourself and warm up with this recipe for an absolutely delicious plant based daal/dhal/dahl. (Let’s use dhal for this recipe….) Here’s the recipe – a delicious culmination of many years in the making with culinary tips passed on through family links from my lovely friend Bruna from @londonnutcheeseco Full recipe is on the blog - here’s the version without the masala 🌿🌿🌿Ingredients (Dhal) 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, mashed 2 cm ginger root, grated 2 carrots, diced 2 cups sprouted (activated) lentils (or split red lentils) 2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp homemade masala 1 tbsp olive oil (optional – can fry in water if you prefer oil free) 1/2 lime, juiced 3 large sweet tomatoes fresh coriander & quality sea salt to serve (optional) 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 Using a lidded wok or large pan, heat the oil (optional – use water if you prefer cooking oil free) and add the onions, garlic and then the ginger Add half of the masala and all of the carrots, let it cook for about 5 min, mixing frequently to avoid burning Add the lentils and enough water to cover all the ingredients Close the pan with a lid and let it cook on a medium heat until tender (carrots & lentils will be soft) Once cooked, add a small pinch of salt (optional), turmeric and the rest of the masala. Add more if you feel it needs more flavour – make the flavours work for you Once cooked, add about 1 cup of the dhal to a blender with the tomatoes and blend till smooth Return the contents of the blender to the main dhal pot and mix well, reheat if necessary Add the lime juice and chopped coriander leaves to serve 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 #dhal #vegan #veganrecipeshare #plantbased #love #food #stuffmyface #indianfood #goodfood #retreatlife #pcos #detox #cheflife #daal #vegetarian #homecooking
CONFESSION! Here I am mid bootcamp yesterday with my lovely trainer Rich. I was feeling the burn and catching my breath on the steps before our hike. Everyone who knows me KNOWS that I’m NO super fittie (I never try to hide that) I’m the super FOODIE at @rawjuicecamp and I create awesome plantbased fuel for everyday folks and athletes who want to move their bodies some more. 
I’m 50 next year (waaahhh?!) and I’m getting married to my childhood sweetheart (awwww) so that’s two good reasons why I need to #reboot my butt and get back in better shape. To have the strength to enjoy it all (not just about getting my butt in to a nice dress) I’ve been a lazy schmoo, ya know, just enjoying this wonderful thing called LIFE! 
And here’s the confession: I‘m trying my best not to care anymore what people think of my gut or my butt! This industry can be unkind to those who don’t look like a gold medal winner or a petite ballerina doing yoga. THIS is the VERY reason why I put myself out there to show folks like YOU that anything is possible, YOU DO HAVE PERMISSION in all forms to move your body and get your wiggle on. 
Getting a little fitter is NOT an exclusive club for the young and slim. Middle aged flabbies like me can get it on too. I HONESTLY think that ALL we’re meant to do in life is: 🌿 explore (be interested in EVERYTHING)
🤸🏻‍♂️ move (enjoy our bodies)
🥣 eat mindfully (ALL food is a gift) 💕 love (ourselves & each other)
🥳 celebrate each other & our differences
☺️ be kind (to ourselves & all people n animals)

What would you add to the list?! 💪🏼🦋🤔 And if others don’t like you’re vibe?! Shake your booty at them and move on... #wigglewiggle #middleage #pcos #love #happiness #bootcamp #eatplants #lovelife #bekind #hatersgonnahate #imgettingmarried #getfit #fuckhaters #gratitude #belly
CONFESSION! Here I am mid bootcamp yesterday with my lovely trainer Rich. I was feeling the burn and catching my breath on the steps before our hike. Everyone who knows me KNOWS that I’m NO super fittie (I never try to hide that) I’m the super FOODIE at @rawjuicecamp and I create awesome plantbased fuel for everyday folks and athletes who want to move their bodies some more. I’m 50 next year (waaahhh?!) and I’m getting married to my childhood sweetheart (awwww) so that’s two good reasons why I need to #reboot my butt and get back in better shape. To have the strength to enjoy it all (not just about getting my butt in to a nice dress) I’ve been a lazy schmoo, ya know, just enjoying this wonderful thing called LIFE! And here’s the confession: I‘m trying my best not to care anymore what people think of my gut or my butt! This industry can be unkind to those who don’t look like a gold medal winner or a petite ballerina doing yoga. THIS is the VERY reason why I put myself out there to show folks like YOU that anything is possible, YOU DO HAVE PERMISSION in all forms to move your body and get your wiggle on. Getting a little fitter is NOT an exclusive club for the young and slim. Middle aged flabbies like me can get it on too. I HONESTLY think that ALL we’re meant to do in life is: 🌿 explore (be interested in EVERYTHING) 🤸🏻‍♂️ move (enjoy our bodies) 🥣 eat mindfully (ALL food is a gift) 💕 love (ourselves & each other) 🥳 celebrate each other & our differences ☺️ be kind (to ourselves & all people n animals) What would you add to the list?! 💪🏼🦋🤔 And if others don’t like you’re vibe?! Shake your booty at them and move on... #wigglewiggle #middleage #pcos #love #happiness #bootcamp #eatplants #lovelife #bekind #hatersgonnahate #imgettingmarried #getfit #fuckhaters #gratitude #belly

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CONFESSION! Here I am mid bootcamp yesterday with my lovely trainer Rich. I was feeling the burn and catching my breath on the steps before our hike. Everyone who knows me KNOWS that I’m NO super fittie (I never try to hide that) I’m the super FOODIE at @rawjuicecamp and I create awesome plantbased fuel for everyday folks and athletes who want to move their bodies some more. 
I’m 50 next year (waaahhh?!) and I’m getting married to my childhood sweetheart (awwww) so that’s two good reasons why I need to #reboot my butt and get back in better shape. To have the strength to enjoy it all (not just about getting my butt in to a nice dress) I’ve been a lazy schmoo, ya know, just enjoying this wonderful thing called LIFE! 
And here’s the confession: I‘m trying my best not to care anymore what people think of my gut or my butt! This industry can be unkind to those who don’t look like a gold medal winner or a petite ballerina doing yoga. THIS is the VERY reason why I put myself out there to show folks like YOU that anything is possible, YOU DO HAVE PERMISSION in all forms to move your body and get your wiggle on. 
Getting a little fitter is NOT an exclusive club for the young and slim. Middle aged flabbies like me can get it on too. I HONESTLY think that ALL we’re meant to do in life is: 🌿 explore (be interested in EVERYTHING)
🤸🏻‍♂️ move (enjoy our bodies)
🥣 eat mindfully (ALL food is a gift) 💕 love (ourselves & each other)
🥳 celebrate each other & our differences
☺️ be kind (to ourselves & all people n animals)

What would you add to the list?! 💪🏼🦋🤔 And if others don’t like you’re vibe?! Shake your booty at them and move on... #wigglewiggle #middleage #pcos #love #happiness #bootcamp #eatplants #lovelife #bekind #hatersgonnahate #imgettingmarried #getfit #fuckhaters #gratitude #belly
CONFESSION! Here I am mid bootcamp yesterday with my lovely trainer Rich. I was feeling the burn and catching my breath on the steps before our hike. Everyone who knows me KNOWS that I’m NO super fittie (I never try to hide that) I’m the super FOODIE at @rawjuicecamp and I create awesome plantbased fuel for everyday folks and athletes who want to move their bodies some more. I’m 50 next year (waaahhh?!) and I’m getting married to my childhood sweetheart (awwww) so that’s two good reasons why I need to #reboot my butt and get back in better shape. To have the strength to enjoy it all (not just about getting my butt in to a nice dress) I’ve been a lazy schmoo, ya know, just enjoying this wonderful thing called LIFE! And here’s the confession: I‘m trying my best not to care anymore what people think of my gut or my butt! This industry can be unkind to those who don’t look like a gold medal winner or a petite ballerina doing yoga. THIS is the VERY reason why I put myself out there to show folks like YOU that anything is possible, YOU DO HAVE PERMISSION in all forms to move your body and get your wiggle on. Getting a little fitter is NOT an exclusive club for the young and slim. Middle aged flabbies like me can get it on too. I HONESTLY think that ALL we’re meant to do in life is: 🌿 explore (be interested in EVERYTHING) 🤸🏻‍♂️ move (enjoy our bodies) 🥣 eat mindfully (ALL food is a gift) 💕 love (ourselves & each other) 🥳 celebrate each other & our differences ☺️ be kind (to ourselves & all people n animals) What would you add to the list?! 💪🏼🦋🤔 And if others don’t like you’re vibe?! Shake your booty at them and move on... #wigglewiggle #middleage #pcos #love #happiness #bootcamp #eatplants #lovelife #bekind #hatersgonnahate #imgettingmarried #getfit #fuckhaters #gratitude #belly
Cheese making. Chocolate making. Mushroom blend creating. Burger making. Sprouting. Juicing. Blending... just some of the wonderful memories of cheffing for our awesome guests this season with @exploreraw, my private teaching and retreats. Without a doubt I love this job. Preparing healing plant food & holding a space for others to just ‘be’. I always say that ‘what’s inside always comes out’ you just can’t hide from it - and I don’t mean just the food 😜 I mean ‘ones truth’: anxiety, stress, love, hate, fear, happiness, sadness. All of it. All of our emotions can spill out when we Detox. When we stop thinking that we HAVE to keep holding it in. Gotta let go of it all (good stuff & bad stuff) to make space for the new stuff (good & bad) Just don’t blame the cheese. Or the cheese makers. Or those holding that space for you... hardest thing in the world sometimes to do. But allowing those around you to hold space while you learn to let go can often help create some of the most powerful and beautiful relationships ever. Love your space holders, friends, teachers, yogis, trainers, feeders... they are the greatest gift! Big love to all my Explore Raw team, helpers, volunteers and magic makers who’ve helped hold incredible spaces for wonderful people this season. Thank YOU @fiter_nutrition @londonnutcheeseco @rawjuicecamp @lauren_lovatt @carla.p.s.santos @filipesilva.healingartmassage @rosemary_paradiyoga @weedonbootcamp @medicineweaver @kelzygreg @my_namesjames @lucia.warrior @janet_shook love you all #lovemine #fuelledbyplants by plants, the ocean & nature #Inspirational #women #plantpusher #youarestrongerthanyouknow #love #wow #beach #sea #letitgo #bethebestyoupossible #bethelove #bringyourfoodtolife #vegan #detox #retreat #vegancheese #cashewcamembert #truth #loveitall #cheflife #gratitude
Cheese making. Chocolate making. Mushroom blend creating. Burger making. Sprouting. Juicing. Blending... just some of the wonderful memories of cheffing for our awesome guests this season with @exploreraw, my private teaching and retreats. Without a doubt I love this job. Preparing healing plant food & holding a space for others to just ‘be’. I always say that ‘what’s inside always comes out’ you just can’t hide from it - and I don’t mean just the food 😜 I mean ‘ones truth’: anxiety, stress, love, hate, fear, happiness, sadness. All of it. All of our emotions can spill out when we Detox. When we stop thinking that we HAVE to keep holding it in. Gotta let go of it all (good stuff & bad stuff) to make space for the new stuff (good & bad) Just don’t blame the cheese. Or the cheese makers. Or those holding that space for you... hardest thing in the world sometimes to do. But allowing those around you to hold space while you learn to let go can often help create some of the most powerful and beautiful relationships ever. Love your space holders, friends, teachers, yogis, trainers, feeders... they are the greatest gift! Big love to all my Explore Raw team, helpers, volunteers and magic makers who’ve helped hold incredible spaces for wonderful people this season. Thank YOU @fiter_nutrition @londonnutcheeseco @rawjuicecamp @lauren_lovatt @carla.p.s.santos @filipesilva.healingartmassage @rosemary_paradiyoga @weedonbootcamp @medicineweaver @kelzygreg @my_namesjames @lucia.warrior @janet_shook love you all #lovemine #fuelledbyplants by plants, the ocean & nature #Inspirational #women #plantpusher #youarestrongerthanyouknow #love #wow #beach #sea #letitgo #bethebestyoupossible #bethelove #bringyourfoodtolife #vegan #detox #retreat #vegancheese #cashewcamembert #truth #loveitall #cheflife #gratitude
*** CLAIM YOUR 10% OFF CBD OIL USING THE CODE ‘ExploreRaw’ *** I am totally thrilled that I am finally able to share this product with YOU! I have been researching and exploring #CBD and related products now for two years and I always keep coming back to this one: why? Because it tastes great (some of them out there woooahh so bad) and I am a #chef and it matters. It’s also beautifully healing (can I scientifically prove it? No) but I have used this with a group of friends now for more than 12 months and they have experienced relief from ailments that include: #LymeDisease #Depression #JointPain #Sickness #Nausea #Fatigue #fybromyalgia I use it to keep #anxiety at bay the best I can: with 6 retreats to organise this year, a house sale, a #wedding and a move to #Wales I would say I need it!! The team behind the product are also great: their focus is on #holisticwellness and their aim is to spread #HEALING vibrations across the planet. This is not a £££ MLM (multi layered marketing where everyone gets hungry for £$ rather than hungry for healing) and this matters to me VERY MUCH. They also source #organic #ethical ingredients. 
If you are ready to introduce this gorgeous oil in to your plant based regime then I can thoroughly recommend this! Don’t forget to use the code ‘ExploreRaw’ at the checkout to get your 10% off! And take a look around their website too while you are there: awesome products that I just love - The discount applies to all products. Go to my shop in bio link, click SHOP on menu, Stephs picks... #turmeric #cbdoil #love #vegansofldn  #instavegan  #happiness  #loveyourself  #veganlife #plantbased  #pcos
*** CLAIM YOUR 10% OFF CBD OIL USING THE CODE ‘ExploreRaw’ *** I am totally thrilled that I am finally able to share this product with YOU! I have been researching and exploring #CBD and related products now for two years and I always keep coming back to this one: why? Because it tastes great (some of them out there woooahh so bad) and I am a #chef and it matters. It’s also beautifully healing (can I scientifically prove it? No) but I have used this with a group of friends now for more than 12 months and they have experienced relief from ailments that include: #LymeDisease #Depression #JointPain #Sickness #Nausea #Fatigue #fybromyalgia I use it to keep #anxiety at bay the best I can: with 6 retreats to organise this year, a house sale, a #wedding and a move to #Wales I would say I need it!! The team behind the product are also great: their focus is on #holisticwellness and their aim is to spread #HEALING vibrations across the planet. This is not a £££ MLM (multi layered marketing where everyone gets hungry for £$ rather than hungry for healing) and this matters to me VERY MUCH. They also source #organic #ethical ingredients. If you are ready to introduce this gorgeous oil in to your plant based regime then I can thoroughly recommend this! Don’t forget to use the code ‘ExploreRaw’ at the checkout to get your 10% off! And take a look around their website too while you are there: awesome products that I just love - The discount applies to all products. Go to my shop in bio link, click SHOP on menu, Stephs picks... #turmeric #cbdoil #love #vegansofldn #instavegan #happiness #loveyourself #veganlife #plantbased #pcos
People looked at me shocked when I first talked about serving up chocolate smoothies & chocolate treats at my bootcamps @Rawjuicecamp and retreats. 
When it's high vibration raw vegan cuisine that's gourmet standard: that's always a good decision and perfect fuel for my guests. I believe we were the first 'Bootcamp outfit' to start serving raw chocolate at camp some years ago and give workshops on how to make raw chocolate and a whole host of other raw vegan treats. I believe that if you want lifetime health & wellness you have to start on the greens but know how to indulge yourself healthily. 
I love that we don't follow any of the 'standard' rules for ‘fat farms’ and we don't follow calorie counts or punishing routines. We don't suggest that you can big up your fitness and then blow it all on the wrong treats: like 'the odd mcdonalds' or 'a cheeky prosecco every night'. It doesn't work. 
You'll eventually come to realise that loving yourself means treating yourself with gorgeous nourishment. And not taking it all so seriously. Life should be fun. And full of chocolate

August retreats Booking now. Raw Juice Camp 2019 open for booking this week!! Recipe for this delicious pomegranate cheesecake on the blog. 
Links in bio.  #rawfood #cacao #rawchocolate #goddess #selflove #cleaneating #woman #wisdom #vegan #vegansofig #detox #reboot #retreat #Bootcamp #fitness #fit #superfoods #love #holiday2019 #cheesecake #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree #nosugar #iquitsugar  #juicing #juice #pcos
People looked at me shocked when I first talked about serving up chocolate smoothies & chocolate treats at my bootcamps @Rawjuicecamp and retreats. When it's high vibration raw vegan cuisine that's gourmet standard: that's always a good decision and perfect fuel for my guests. I believe we were the first 'Bootcamp outfit' to start serving raw chocolate at camp some years ago and give workshops on how to make raw chocolate and a whole host of other raw vegan treats. I believe that if you want lifetime health & wellness you have to start on the greens but know how to indulge yourself healthily. I love that we don't follow any of the 'standard' rules for ‘fat farms’ and we don't follow calorie counts or punishing routines. We don't suggest that you can big up your fitness and then blow it all on the wrong treats: like 'the odd mcdonalds' or 'a cheeky prosecco every night'. It doesn't work. You'll eventually come to realise that loving yourself means treating yourself with gorgeous nourishment. And not taking it all so seriously. Life should be fun. And full of chocolate August retreats Booking now. Raw Juice Camp 2019 open for booking this week!! Recipe for this delicious pomegranate cheesecake on the blog. Links in bio. #rawfood #cacao #rawchocolate #goddess #selflove #cleaneating #woman #wisdom #vegan #vegansofig #detox #reboot #retreat #Bootcamp #fitness #fit #superfoods #love #holiday2019 #cheesecake #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree #nosugar #iquitsugar #juicing #juice #pcos
WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS! PLANTBASED RETREAT AUGUST 2019 PORTUGAL! ☘️🙏🏻💕 I already know that you are interested in taking your health to the next level, otherwise you just wouldn't be here! I also know that you love healthy plant based food and want to look, and feel, supersonic healthy!
Are you ready to retreat to a place where you can completely rest, reset and let go and enjoy chef prepared plant based cuisine at its finest with a splash of yoga, and more? Join me in the Algarve for my annual detox!

YABADABADOOOOO!! We are green for go August 3-10th and August 10-17th and I am bursting with excitement to welcome YOU to our little haven of joy in Portugal! Click on the link in bio to read ALL about what we get up to and if you’d like to book - you can pay just £250 deposit through the website or grab all these special offers sent out to my mailing list today! Sign up for news (via website link) and these offers will be sent out to you!

These offers are EXCLUSIVE to my newsletter readers! 💕FREE ProSpiralizer (worth £79.99!) with all bookings made before Feb 14th
💕FREE return transfers (worth £70!) for early birds who book and pay in full by Feb 28th (join transfer with a group)
💕Pay just £250 deposit NOW to secure your booking and pay the rest by the end of April!
💕10%early bird discount for all bookings paid in full by end April 2019
💕Returning guests get 10% off ALWAYS and 15% off when booking before Feb 28th!

#retreat #happy #love #Portugal #detox #holiday #plantbased #vegan #food #cheflife #Algarve #weightloss #wellness #foody #vegansofig #veganchef #yoga #pinchme #plantbaseddiet #pcos #plantmedicine #cacaoceremony #meditation #bringyourfoodtolife
WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS! PLANTBASED RETREAT AUGUST 2019 PORTUGAL! ☘️🙏🏻💕 I already know that you are interested in taking your health to the next level, otherwise you just wouldn't be here! I also know that you love healthy plant based food and want to look, and feel, supersonic healthy! Are you ready to retreat to a place where you can completely rest, reset and let go and enjoy chef prepared plant based cuisine at its finest with a splash of yoga, and more? Join me in the Algarve for my annual detox! YABADABADOOOOO!! We are green for go August 3-10th and August 10-17th and I am bursting with excitement to welcome YOU to our little haven of joy in Portugal! Click on the link in bio to read ALL about what we get up to and if you’d like to book - you can pay just £250 deposit through the website or grab all these special offers sent out to my mailing list today! Sign up for news (via website link) and these offers will be sent out to you! These offers are EXCLUSIVE to my newsletter readers! 💕FREE ProSpiralizer (worth £79.99!) with all bookings made before Feb 14th 💕FREE return transfers (worth £70!) for early birds who book and pay in full by Feb 28th (join transfer with a group) 💕Pay just £250 deposit NOW to secure your booking and pay the rest by the end of April! 💕10%early bird discount for all bookings paid in full by end April 2019 💕Returning guests get 10% off ALWAYS and 15% off when booking before Feb 28th! #retreat #happy #love #Portugal #detox #holiday #plantbased #vegan #food #cheflife #Algarve #weightloss #wellness #foody #vegansofig #veganchef #yoga #pinchme #plantbaseddiet #pcos #plantmedicine #cacaoceremony #meditation #bringyourfoodtolife
🌟🌟🌟RECIPE ON THE BLOG at @exploreraw 🌟🌟🌟I love learning from people who are not only talented and completely amazing but who are lovely to work with too! Sharing space in my kitchen when I have my chef head on isn't always an easy job for me but it was a gorgeous delight with @lauren_lovatt in Portugal at our amazing boot camp retreats last year as we spent most of the time dreaming up plates (fabulous), stuffing our faces with delish food (always) and serving our guests the best food we know how to make. 🌟🌟🌟MAKE & EAT THIS WITH ME AT MY NEXT RETREATS. DATES LAUNCHING SOON 🌟🌟🌟 This is one of the plates we PIMPED up: my much loved carrot cake recipe. Although I have eaten these cakes a thousand times I am sure I make them differently each time - the secret is to play and use up the nuts and seeds and fruits that you have in the kitchen rather than panicking about being specific with the recipe. That's how I roll I guess. 
Have you tried this recipe yet? Or one of your own? Recipe in blog link in @exploreraw bio. I thoroughly recommend the turmeric and lemon cream sauce (wowsers!). Always a permanent feature at camp (we love them with plant based superfood lattes) and now I am inspired to go mental pimping my plates! Yum!!!! #plantbased #loveit #VEGAN #carrotcake #retreat #lovevegan #healthyeats #vegansofig #food #summer #heatwave #sohot #sogood #loveit #superfoods #keepitsimple #brunch #inmyface #bringyourfoodtolife #pcos #pcoswarrior #pcosawareness #pcoscysters #cake #veganuary
🌟🌟🌟RECIPE ON THE BLOG at @exploreraw 🌟🌟🌟I love learning from people who are not only talented and completely amazing but who are lovely to work with too! Sharing space in my kitchen when I have my chef head on isn't always an easy job for me but it was a gorgeous delight with @lauren_lovatt in Portugal at our amazing boot camp retreats last year as we spent most of the time dreaming up plates (fabulous), stuffing our faces with delish food (always) and serving our guests the best food we know how to make. 🌟🌟🌟MAKE & EAT THIS WITH ME AT MY NEXT RETREATS. DATES LAUNCHING SOON 🌟🌟🌟 This is one of the plates we PIMPED up: my much loved carrot cake recipe. Although I have eaten these cakes a thousand times I am sure I make them differently each time - the secret is to play and use up the nuts and seeds and fruits that you have in the kitchen rather than panicking about being specific with the recipe. That's how I roll I guess. Have you tried this recipe yet? Or one of your own? Recipe in blog link in @exploreraw bio. I thoroughly recommend the turmeric and lemon cream sauce (wowsers!). Always a permanent feature at camp (we love them with plant based superfood lattes) and now I am inspired to go mental pimping my plates! Yum!!!! #plantbased #loveit #VEGAN #carrotcake #retreat #lovevegan #healthyeats #vegansofig #food #summer #heatwave #sohot #sogood #loveit #superfoods #keepitsimple #brunch #inmyface #bringyourfoodtolife #pcos #pcoswarrior #pcosawareness #pcoscysters #cake #veganuary