Welcome to my 2016 Year Review!
Last year I wrote my first year review after setting up my blog four months prior. 2016 was my first full year of running The Clean Coconut and I have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with you all through it. It has been so rewarding to hear from those of you who have reached out over social media. Thank you!
2016: Year Review
As 2016 began I was very motivated to continue with my health and fitness journey and to share what I learned along the way with you all. I started the year off with an attempt at dry January but David Bowie’s death forced me to put on my red shoes and dance the blues in his honour ?… I broke dry January twice last year! But 29 out of 31 ain’t bad!
I started to share more about the fermented and probiotic foods I make in my first post about kefir. I also shared my typical grocery list which was a highly requested blog! As well as that, I wrote about what I eat for a nourishing breakfast.
I got to share lots of new recipes with you in 2016! Click the images below to view the recipes for these tasty dishes!
Raw Vegan Tacos:
Perfect Protein and Fats:
Vegan Indian Dal:
Gluten Free Protein Pancakes:
Chocolatey Chewy Bites:
Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Low Carb Lasagne:
I also wrote about how to go organic on a budget, as I know organic food can be so expensive!
This year was my first year at Bloom and I thoroughly enjoyed it – I even got to meet The Happy Pear!
I was back in Belfast for summer 2016 and got started on a blog post all about the best places to eat clean in the city! I then began writing My Fitness Diary series where I told you all about how I first became interested in health and fitness and logged my clean eating and training summer 2016.
My most popular and widely shared blog post of 2016 was Ten Things I learned from Counting Macros!
By the end of summer 2016 I had to begin a gluten challenge so that I could be tested for Coeliac Disease. This new diet really threw my clean eating and fitness off-kilter and I couldn’t wait till it was over! Thankfully I wasn’t diagnosed with Coeliac Disease! Instead I had to commence a low FODMAP diet to figure out my trigger foods for the symptoms I was experiencing. This is a work in progress and something I will be sharing with you in early 2017.
2016 has been a year full of learning for me and I am so excited to see what 2017 brings. I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to contribute more to my blog this year and to see it grow over the year. I have made lots of great memories and look forward to more in 2017. A sincere and heartfelt thank you for your support throughout 2016. I wish you all a truly fulfilling, rewarding and happy 2017.
The Clean Coconut x