#Jumpstart2015 – A health booster

Jump start. 2015 #jumpstart2015

The very lovely Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes blog has been tormenting me with her delicious looking smoothies for months.  It’s now getting worse with some amazing looking soups and juices thrown into the mix for her #jumpstart2015 plan.

I’m going to jump aboard to and #jumpstart2015.  My health isn’t getting any better (M.E) and lack of energy, eating the wrong things to try and boost energy/mood means I end up feeling worse, guilty and put on weight.

To not put too much pressure on my already guilt ridden brain, I’m looking at this as a means of boosting my poor vitamin intake with more soups, adding smoothies and with no calorie counting I won’t be looking  at it as a diet but as a booster.

Jump start. 2015 #jumpstart2015



1.  Enjoy a freshly made smoothie or juice (made of mostly vegetables) for breakfast and lunch
2. Drink more water. (I’m bad for guzzling at one part of the day and ignoring regular water intake).
3. No alcohol (optional, but I think the majority of my weight gains come from beer so I’m off that, poor. Me Foodie will have to drink my beer)
4. Eat more soups
5. Normal meal in the evening


I’m not alone in this. A gaggle of bloggers are doing this too. Bookmark their blogs (bloglovin‘ is good for following them all in one place) and visit regularly in January to see how they are getting on with #Jumpstart15, their progress, tips and recipes.

Bloggers doing Jumpstart 2015:

Tinned Tomatoes
Fuss Free Flavours
Ren Behan
Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Smarter Fitter
Utterly Scrummy Food for Families
Veggie Desserts
Franglais Kitchen
London Unattached (focusing on soups)
Maison Cupcake
Food to Glow




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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