Recipe (High fibre prebiotic): De-Stressing Chocolate Pudding
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  Serves 6 3 ripe avocados ¼ cup cacao powder (unsweetened) ¼ cup maple syrup (or you could try rice malt syrup) ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 dash salt   Instructions Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve & enjoy!   Tip: Try adding a pinch of cinnamon for a deeper flavour.   Please follow … Read More

Recipe (Myth-free salad, filling and nutritious): Kale Cucumber Salad
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  Serves 2   Salad 4 cups kale, divided 1 cup cooked beans of your choice (white beans, chickpeas, etc.) 1 cup cooked quinoa, divided 1 cucumber, sliced and divided Cucumber Dill Dressing ½ cup tahini ½ lemon, juiced 2 tbsp dill ½ cup cucumber, chopped 1 green onion, chopped ½ tsp maple syrup 2 dashes salt 2 dashes black … Read More

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted
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  Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere.   I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that doesn’t work. There … Read More

Recipe (Vegetable Dip): Hommus
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Makes about 2 cups   1  can chickpeas drained & rinsed ⅓ cup tahini 1 garlic clove 2 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 dash salt 1 dash pepper   Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to thin it out with a bit of water, so add it 1 or … Read More

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love
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  The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.”   Right?   Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a … Read More

5 top foods to nourish your gut bacteria
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Our digestive systems are the unsung workaholics of our bodies, toiling around the clock to break down and absorb nutrients from the food and fluids we consume. Within this ongoing cycle, our large intestine – often referred to as our gut – is the office hero. Though perhaps we should say office heroes, because it is actually the populations of … Read More

What to eat this winter
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If the colder weather has you thinking non-stop about food, why not focus on the seasonal foods that are actually good for you, instead of reaching for unhealthy choices? Below, Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella talks about her tips and winter-food winners, explaining how they can help you through the colder months and how to get more of these ingredients … Read More

Recipe (food containing bromelain & papain): Tropical (digestive) smoothie
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Serves 1   1 cup pineapple, diced 1 cup papaya, diced 1 banana, chopped 1 cup coconut milk ice if desired   Put all ingredients (except ice) into the blender and blend. Add ice if desired.   Serve & enjoy!   Note: check your supermarket freezer for pineapple & papaya when they are not in season.   Please follow and … Read More

All About Digestive Enzymes
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  Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements; and not all of them are created equal.   As a practitioner, I find that many people with digestive issues want to jump straight into using a supplement. And many times I would rather try other strategies first. Not to mention, that some supplements can be harmful if used inappropriately.   … Read More

Recipe (Protein and Fibre): Vegetable Egg Muffins
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  Makes 12 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red pepper (diced) 2 cups baby spinach (chopped) 1 cup mushrooms (chopped) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 6 eggs 1 tablespoon flax/linseed (ground)   Preheat oven to 180C.   Grease or line a 12 serving muffin tin. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.  Add oil and saute diced pepper until tender … Read More

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