Looking back on 2016: Year Review

Welcome to my 2016 Year Review!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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:




Clean Curry:


Chocolatey Chewy Bites:


Chocolate Chip Cookies:


Low Carb Lasagne:


Protein Bread:

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I also wrote about how to go organic on a budget, as I know organic food can be so expensive!

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This year was my first year at Bloom and I thoroughly enjoyed it – I even got to meet The Happy Pear!

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On the way to Beyoncé in Croke Park 2016!

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.

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Crumlin Road Gaol Belfast

My most popular and widely shared blog post of 2016 was Ten Things I learned from Counting Macros!

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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.

In 2016 I also got round to setting up a Twitter and Snapchat account for The Clean Coconut – I’d love to connect with more of you so come find me there too!

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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

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