Share your blogging journey with us. When did it begin and why did you decide to start?

Well, I never thought I would end up a blogger – it was never on my mind. I fought with the idea for a whole year before I actually launched it.

I’ve always loved eating and sharing meals with friends and family. The more I went out and tried something I would “check in on Facebook” and after a few minutes, I would get so many comments.

Then people started to call or message me asking me where they should go and eat, new coffee spot/dessert spot…or a nice place to take their girlfriend/boyfriend to.

All this food talk got me thinking, maybe I should start a food blog.

It was 2013 and food blogs where everywhere, and they all looked the same. I knew I wanted mine to stand out and I didn’t want it to look like every other food blog out there. I also,had to think ahead and visualise what this “blog” would look like in a few years and I knew I didn’t just want it to be about food, I wanted to eventually talk about travel and lifestyle, So I needed a name for my blog.

I chose “Ripe” because it means seasonal, or picked at its peak, when its fresh – and thats what I wanted to offer. Ripe Journal was launched in September 2013. But, the crazy thing was, I didn’t even own a camera.

Outside of creating beautiful content for your followers, what are you most passionate about in life?

Travelling – I’m always in constant wanderlust and planning my next adventure.

Another one is being involved my local church community.

What is your daily health, wellness and fitness routine?

It’s changed quite dramatically recently as I’ve just started my 8 week journey of I Quit Sugar, so I’ve been following a dedicated meal plan, packed with veg and protein which I’m really enjoying, but I’m seriously craving doughnuts all the time. In terms of fitness, I usually hit the gym 2-3 times a week.

What’s your favourite way to utilise Super Foods to help you get through a busy day?

I find mixing the Super Food powder with water, in a smoother, or over my yogurt in the morning is definitely the easiest way to boost your nutrition and vitamin intake.

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Recipe’s by RIPE JOURNAL: Raw Chocolate  Strawberry Cake & Flavoured Spirulina Almond Cups.