How to make a Smoothie that is Nutritionally Balanced

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Conceptually, smoothies (and smoothie bowls) are simple enough to make – ingredients, blender, that’s it. Nutritionally, however, many people get it wrong quite often. If you want a smoothie to sustain you, help control blood sugar and fuel your day then it’s important your smoothie is nutritionally balanced. Here I teach you the key principles of making a nutritionally balanced … Read More

Metabolism-Boosting Gingerbread Latte

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gingerbread latte

Ginger and Cinnamon are both excellent metabolism boosters and make a delicious combination in this gingerbread latte. Serve it hot or cold, it’s equally as delicious Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, Paleo, V Serves 1 Time 5 mins Ingredients: 1 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice) (optional) 1-2 t coconut oil or coconut cream 1 t spice mix handful of ice … Read More

Sugar-free Chocolate Bark

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chocolate bark

Did you know that chocolate (especially this chocolate bark) is actually quite good for you! The raw cacao kind is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, iron, zinc, potassium, monounsaturated fat, and vitamins E, B2, B1, B5, B3 and B9. The issue with many chocolates out there is the sugar content and addition of preservatives and emulsifiers like lecithin and dairy. I am IN LOVE with … Read More

Low FODMAP Nori Roll – Paleo

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nori roll

Did you know that seaweed is a fabulous source of iodine? Usually only found in seafoods, it is essential for the functioning of our thyroid and deficiency can cause cretinism and other neural disorders. This is just another excuse I get to use to eat a Nori Roll! And I figured there’s no reason why I shouldn’t enjoy it while … Read More

Carob Bark

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carob bark

I’ve been experimenting with Carob lately, and really liking the results like this Carob Bark and my Carob Fudge Bliss Balls coming in a few weeks! Carob powder, like cacao powder is a dark brown in colour and it’s often used in similar sorts of recipes. However it has a very different flavour. Carob is actually naturally quite sweet and … Read More

Superfood Zucchini Fritters

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zucchini fritters

I love a good fritter. Zucchini fritters, carrot fritters, pumpkin fritters, mixed-veggie fritters, you name it. Fritters are so versatile – perfect for fancy homemade brunches, satisfying packed lunches for school or work, not to mention easy and kid-friendly breakfasts and dinners! PLUS they’re REALLY easy to make. When I make fritters, I’m usually making them as a vegetarian protein … Read More

Carrot, Ginger and Chive Dip

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carrot, ginger and chive dip

Low FODMAP and Sibo diet protocols for treatment don’t have to be boring. This carrot, ginger and chive dip will add life to dip platters, meat dishes as a condiment or used to spread on your toast! Carrots are also a great source of beta carotene (help with night vision) with ginger and turmeric having wonderful immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. … Read More

Vietnamese Chicken Drumsticks

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vietnamese chicken

This Vietnamese chicken dish left me feeling warmed and super satisfied! It was also super easy to make when I was really busy with work and study. Just let the slow cooker do all the work! Serves 4 Time  30 mins Ingredients: For the Sauce: 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger 1/2 a bunch fresh coriander 1 red chilli, deseeded 10cm piece … Read More

Liver Pâté

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Organic, grassfed liver is also a absolute battery-pack of nutrients. Did you know that for humans as well as many animals the liver is the place where excess nutrients are stored? This helps explain why liver is such a great source of nutrients when it comes to eating it! We’re talking ridiculously amazing levels of Vitamin A, Riboflavin, B6, B12, niacin, … Read More