Hello from Health Blogger of the Year 2016!


If you’re following me on social media you might have seen that I won Health Blog of the Year at the That Protein x HBC Blog Awards 2016. Or you might even have read my blog post when I got nominated!


It’s such an honour and I’m over the moon!

In case you missed it on instagram, I just wanted to share what I thought of the awards and my little acceptance speech.

My experience

I had such an amazing time and got to meet so many wonderful and inspiring bloggers. It was good to be able to put faces to blog names and have a laugh about the ups and downs of being a health blogger. I’m so happy I the opportunity to go and socialise with a group of people who share my passions.

Before the award winners were announced there was a A & Q with the judges – Zanna Van Dijk, Hazel Wallace (The Food Medic) and Pixie (Plant-based Pixie). It was brilliant to hear the experience of influential British bloggers. They had lots of great tips, which I can’t wait to put into practice and improve Healthy & Psyched!

Photo credit: Fluke Photography

Photo credit: Fluke Photography

The it was on to the awards!

I was up for Best New Blog. My heart was racing when the award was being announced even though I didn’t really expect to win – the other blogs in the category were so strong.

The New Blog award was given to the ladies from Beauty at Brunch. I was a little disappointed, but mostly I felt happy that I was nominated and got to attend the ceremony.

After the winners of all the nominated awards were revealed, Fab (the founder of the Health Bloggers Community) announced that there would be an extra award for ‘Blogger of the Year 2016’.

hba16 awards ceremony

Photo credit: Fluke Photography

Rudely I was only giving half of my attention to what she was saying and the other half to eating an amazing soulmatefood salad and sipping on my green amanzi tea mojito.

Fab described the blogger and blog she’d picked for ‘Blogger of the Year’ and I had no idea she was talking about ME!!! I was shocked, humbled and very happy to win!!

hbc healthyandpsyched

photo credit: Fluke Photography.


The Winners

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Go and check out their blogs for more inspiration and ways to get healthy and psyched!

 European Blog- Sponsored by Linwoods

Winner: Anne Smiles

Free From and Illness

Winner : Natural Kitchen Adventures

Yoga and Spirituality

Winner: Green and Aquamarine

Science and Nutrition

Winner: Dishin’ It Out

New Blog- Sponsored by: SuperFoodLx

Winner: Beauty at Brunch

Fitness Blog- Sponsored by: Bounce

Winner: Wildcat Fitness

Vegan Blog- Sponsored by: That Protein

Winner: Nourishing Amelia

Recipe Blog- Sponsored by: Two Chicks

Winner: Lucy and Lentils

Health Blogger Of The Year- Sponsored by: Soil Association

Winner: Healthy and Psyched

Health Blogger of the Year 2016 Healthyandpsyched


I want to be a bit cheesy and say thankyou so so so so SO much to everyone who gets involved with my blog, from reading, liking or commenting on a post to writing content for Healthy & Psyched or providing products/services to review!

You guys are a constant source of inspiration and I’m so proud of the community that has developed around Healthy & Psyched. I would never have expected to meet so many fantastic people and make new friends through blogging.

And a massive thankyou to the sponsors for making the event possible and let’s not forget the goodie bags!





  1. Pep'sfreefromkitchen
    July 13, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Congratulations. What an amazing accomplishment!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      July 13, 2016 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you so much 😀

  2. GrowingButterfly
    July 13, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Honestly huge congratulations honey! It is a well deserved award. From what I have read and seen of your content so far, I am really inspired by it not only as a fellow blogger, but as a health enthusiast and wellbeing advocate. All the best for a successful and positive future! x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      July 13, 2016 / 2:35 pm

      Hi Sarah,
      I recognize your name from instagram 🙂 Just checked out your blog and it’s brilliant. Love the layout and you’ve got some yummy recipes and great tips!
      Thank you so much 🙂 I have some more exciting recipes using veggies, which I can’t wait to share!
      Please check out my blog on the #HealthyBreakfastParty – it would be great if you joined (i don’t think you have, but I can’t quite remember!- sorry!). We want to encourage people to share their ideas and get inspiration x

      • GrowingButterfly
        July 19, 2016 / 6:10 pm

        On my next breakfast creation I will be sure to feature your hashtag in my post! ☺️
        Thank you for the lovely compliments – it really does mean a lot x

        • Heathy & Psyched
          July 19, 2016 / 6:49 pm

          Yay! Hope you enjoy getting involved in the hashtag. Hopefully some of the other people who use it will see your lovely account as well.

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