An evening with Optiwell at Cowshed: making #smallchanges

An evening with Optiwell at Cowshed: making #smallchanges
Cowshed spa evening with Optiwell - making #smallchanges

Cowshed spa evening with Optiwell – making #smallchanges

Have you been making any #smallchanges to your life since my last post on the matter, particularly addressing how to make a series of little decisions which will improve health and wellbeing. As part of my collaboration with Optiwell, I met with Laura Clark, Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist and founder of LEC Nutrition to discuss #smallchanges which I can make to make my lifestyle healthier, particularly after baby 2 is born in a few weeks.

Optiwell berry smoothies - making #smallchanges

Optiwell berry smoothies – making #smallchanges

Optiwell Cowshed evening: making Optiwell berrry smoothiesThe evening was held at the Cowshed Spa in Shoreditch House, and it was a lovely evening spent catching up with some other blogging pals, indulging in canapés, blending Optiwell smoothies (surprisingly delicious – I am not sure I would usually describe myself as a smoothie lover, but Optiwell blended with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and a tiny bit of banana was delicious) and, of course, getting a mani/pedi from the Cowshed team. I do love a Cowshed treatment and Cowshed product, and regularly visit the spa and buy various things including moisturiser and showergel. I don’t always match my toes to the furniture, but I’ve been rather drawn to this shade of eau-de-nil recently…(see my recent nursery updates)… and I was really pleased with the outcome.

Cowshed spa evening with Optiwell - making #smallchanges

Cowshed spa evening with Optiwell – making #smallchanges

Optiwell Cowshed evening: vintage Sex and the CityThe #smallchanges I discussed with Laura were all around tactics for dealing with the new baby sleepless fug, particularly quick and easy food that I will be able to eat with one hand, that won’t just be empty calories. It was a really helpful discussion and I’ve already started making some of the changes including adding seeds to my morning porridge.

If you’re interested, here’s a short film from the evening…

Optiwell berry yogurt cheesecakes - Cowshed spa evening with Optiwell - making #smallchanges

Optiwell berry yogurt cheesecakes – Cowshed spa evening with Optiwell – making #smallchanges

I rounded the evening off with a berry yogurt cheesecake which was also rather tasty and super easy to make and looked extremely tempting all lined up on the table together.



  1. Lori February 8, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    This sounds great and a perfect way to keep healthy! Waht a fun event x

  2. Lisa Backsnbumps February 8, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    This sounds great, I could do with some tips to stay healthy with a 5 week old baby. I’m eating way too much chocolate or cereal as it’s quick and easy.

  3. Polly February 8, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    sounds great – def need to make more small changes this year

  4. Pamela | Life With Munchers February 8, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    There’s a cowshed spa in Edinburgh and it’s super lush! If I had to make a small change, It’d be to go there and have a relax!

  5. becky February 8, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    We have been making small changes since new year, One change is to leave the fruit bowl on the coffee table rather than the kitchen. I have found that when it is in frnont of you its easier to make the healthy choice becuase you don’t have to walk past the fridge or go near the treat cupboard!

  6. Zoe Alicia February 9, 2016 / 9:12 am

    I am definitely trying to make lots of small changes in 2016, ever since the new year rang in. More water and a healthier diet are just one of those. Love the look of that cheesecake x

  7. Viki February 9, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Sounds like a brill event. I love my smoothies so I would be in heaven lol. X

  8. Janine February 10, 2016 / 11:32 am

    I’ve never heard of this yogurt drink. I am open to taste any new yogurt drinks though. Some lovely options.

  9. Michaela Britton February 10, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    I always try to do small changes, especially with my fussy eldest son. For me, I have also started adding seeds to smoothies x

  10. fritha February 12, 2016 / 11:36 am

    I loved your video, and Alison’s too, looked like such a great evening, wish I could have made it! xx

  11. oana79 February 12, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    A well deserved treat for a mother to be, some great looking desserts there and I had no clues they made tea as well!xx

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