Here's my list of top healthy bloggers! This list has gone through some major evolutions over the last two years, and I ensure it's maintained with the best blogs I come across online. The list was last updated on 28th December 2016.

I've grouped the blogs listed here into the most common patterns (and all these sections appear on Curiously Conscious too):

Lifestyle: Follow a lovely blogger on their health journey spanning multiple categories
Beauty: Get to know the best in natural and cruelty-free beauty
Food: Find the best, most delicious healthy food recipes for you to enjoy
Fitness: Read about the best bloggers who run, jump, lift and more
Fashion: Get style inspiration from ethical and sustainable fashion bloggers
Green: Follow these bloggers and how to be more planet-friendly

If you'd also like to follow these great healthy living bloggers on Twitter, I've created a list here.



MINDFUL LIFESTYLE
Blue Jeans White Tee
Caffrin C
Cat Food is Good for You
Curiously Conscious
The Curvaceous Vegan
Ellie Living Healthy
Green + Aquamarine
Green Edit
Healthy Twenties
Khyati's Kitchen
Lean Living Girl
LHB Blog
Lucy Victoria Jackson
Mica Day
My General Life
Natasha Lipman
Native Edge
The Naturalista
Naturally Sassy
Nourish Me
Obviously Vegan
Oh Beans
Outside Beauty Inside Health
Poppy Alla Norma
Primal Piggy
Putamayo Kitchen
Real Healthy Food
Salad and Sequins
She's So Lucy
Smarter Fitter
Spoonie Sophia
Super Naturally Healthy
The Tofu Diaries
The V Nice Life
Vegan in Brighton
What Lauren Did Today
Wholeheartedly Healthy
The Zombie Said


NATURAL BEAUTY
Amber's Beauty Talk
Ana Goes Green
April Lily Rose
Au Naturaliya
Beauty Balm
Beauty for Good
Biteable Beauty
Caring Cosmetics
Char W Beauty
Cruelty-Free Becky
Daisily
Eloise Loves Nature
Fifi Friendly
Fragmented Splendour
The Glow Getter
Jen's Green Skincare
Just Emma
Katie Vibes
Kind Culture
Love Telina
Lovely Witches
Lucadonta
Madeleine Rose
Mademoiselle Nature
Mo'adore
Naturally Diddy
NatuRia Beauty
(Not So) Quiet Girl
Paper Beauty
The Pretty Natural
Rainbow Feet
Sara Steele
Skyn Therapy
Smells like a Green Spirit
Sugarpuffish
Toasty Writes
What I Love Today


NUTRITIOUS FOOD
The 9 to 5 Foodie
Add A Little Food
Ania's Vibrant Kitchen
Apple Fall Tree
Ashleigh's Fit Kitchen
Be Healthy Now
Bunny Kitchen
Celery and Cupcakes
Deliciously Ella
Dietician without Borders
Don't Frig with My Food
Eat Wise UK
The Flexitarian
Food to Glow
Ginger Kitchen
Maxine Ali
Gluten Free Blogger
Gluten Free Cuppa Tea
Gluten Free SCD and Veggie
Good Eatings
The Good Food Goddess
Goodness is Gorgeous
Great Health Naturally
The Healthy Beard
Healthy Jon
Hedi Hearts
Hermione's Pantry
Hungry Healthy Happy
Is This Food
The Kitchen Shed
Little Miss Meat-Free
The Little Plantation
Live Naturally N
Liv's Larder
Loriley Sesh
Love Health Love Self
Love Lucy
Mindfully Moni
Mira Manek
My Fruity Kitchen
Nadia's Healthy Kitchen
Natural Kitchen Adventures
Natural Nomad
Nirvana Cakery
Nourish the Temptation
Nourishing Jessica
Pea Soup
Planet Veggie
Putumayo Kitchen
Rachael Robinson
Rawberry Fields
Rebel Recipes
She Can't Eat What?!
Spamella B
That Girl Cooks Healthy
Think Fit Food Family
Trinity's Conscious Kitchen
The Vegan Banana
Veggie Desserts
Wallflower Girl
The Whole Ingredient


FITNESS
Anna the Apple
Blonde Ambition
Cake vs Scales
Carly Rowena
Dance, Flow, Lift
Fitness on Toast
Food and Fitness Always
Food and Lycra
Fitcetera
The Girl and the Treadmill
Gymbags and Gladrags
The Gymkhana Club
Hannah Rose
Happy Healthy Nat
Harmony Blaze
A Healthier Moo
Healthy Living London
Jayne Becca Yoga
Laura Fat 2 Fit
Lipstick, Lettuce and Lycra
Lively
Lottie Murphy
Lunges and Lycra
Mara Says Click That
Miles Fitter
Miss Wheezy
My Big Fit Diary
Oxford Fitness
Peachy Lau
Powered by Peanut Butter
A Pretty Place to Play
PT Mollie
Rachel Elliott Potter
Runner Bean Kate
The Runner Beans
Running Cupcake
Scallywag Sprints
The Scientist Runs
Sporty Over Forty
Steph Matthews
Stefanie Grace
Student vs Fitness
Sweat and Swagger
Take the Lunge
Tashi Skervin
Temi Lasade
That Squat Bot
Twins in Trainers
Zanna van Dijk


ETHICAL FASHION
Cassie Fairy
City Girl at Heart
The Conscious Edit
Curiously Conscious
Dresses on a Clothes Line
Eco Vintage
Ethical Fashion Blog
Ethical Unicorn
The Good Wardrobe
Marianne Caroline
Nomad Forest
Oxfam Fashion Blog
Queens of Vintage
Sustainably Styled
The Thrift
Transparent is the New Black
Vegan Fashion Venture
What's Your Legacy


GREEN LIVING
Be a Shade Greener
Choose to Reuse
The Conscience Collective
Curiously Conscious
Eco Boost
Eco Thrifty Living
Emma Waight
The Green Familia
Hungry City Hippy
How to Be Hippy
Indigo Gaia
Inner City Monk
A Lazy Girl Goes Green
Lyndsey Young
Make Do and Mend-able
Me Eco, You Eco
Monsoon of Random
Moral Fibres
Papier-mâché Thoughts
Plastic is Rubbish
Second Hand Tales
Sew Obsessed
Simply Being Mum
Tartan Brunette
Tomorrow Living
Vicky Myers Creations
Wellmeaningbeing
Westy Writes
Wood and Luxe

    Following on from yesterday's first blog on protein, where you can calculate your tailored protein intake guideline, today I've researched the nature of protein, why vegetarians and vegans need more and where we can find our requirements naturally!

    WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIMAL PROTEIN + PLANT PROTEIN?
    The science behind protein is that during digestion, it's broken down into 22 amino acids, eight of which are essential: Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan and Valine. These all come from food and are necessary in our daily diets, in a certain ratio to one another (find out more here). Food sources containing an adequate proportion of these amino acids are known as complete proteins. And while meat, eggs and milk are complete, there are many complete plant-based proteins to eat!

    A list of complete protein food sources suitable for vegetarians and vegans:

    • Amaranth
    • Cashew nuts
    • Cauliflower
    • Chia seeds
    • Chickpeas
    • Black beans
    • Black eyed peas
    • Buckwheat
    • Edamame
    • Hempseed
    • Miso
    • Pistachio nuts
    • Pumpkin seeds
    • Quinoa
    • Quorn
    • Seaweed
    • Soy beans
    • Soy milk
    • Spirulina
    • Tempeh
    • Tofu
    • Turnip greens

    And while increasing your intake of these will benefit you no end, you can also pair up incomplete proteins to ensure you get a complete dose of the eight essential proteins and more! Stick to mixing seeds and grains with legumes to ensure you have a whole, healthy intake.

    Sources: forkstofeet.com  -  food.gov.uk  -  healthknot.com  -  newhealthguide.org  -  nutritiondata.self.com  -  npt.gov.uk  -  vrg.org

    Having recently moved back to the UK and returning to university, it’s taken me a while to properly adjust (this also being the excuse for my lack of posts!). With the new change of geography and lifestyle, I’ve integrated regular visits to the gym, walking for at least an hour a day to and from campus and the ability to take advantage of healthy, cheap and local food products.

    Because of all this, I’ve become increasingly conscious of my protein intake, and have discovered the perfect way to calculate how much I need. I hope you find the following information as useful as I have!

    WHAT'S THE RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE (RDA) OF PROTEIN?
    The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) advocates a general 55g of protein per day for adults. While this figure is a good guideline, there is a better way to work out a more precise figure tailored specifically for your body and diet choices.

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends taking lean body weight into account when calculating protein intake. It states that a daily dose of protein should be 0.75g of protein per kilogram of body weight, meaning an average healthy adult female of 60kg needs 45g of protein per day, and a healthy male of 75kg needs 56g.

    On top of this is the recommendation that, for people who have an increased intake of plant proteins in their diet, rather than animal proteins, this figure should be rounded up to 0.9g of protein per kilogram of body weight.

    In the second part of this blog on Protein, I’ll post about why we need more plant protein than animal protein, what complete protein is and the 22 best plant-based sources for complete protein. Keep your eyes peeled!

    Sources: forkstofeet.com  -  food.gov.uk  -  healthknot.com  -  newhealthguide.org  -  nutritiondata.self.com  -  npt.gov.uk  -  vrg.org  - who.int