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Super Real Food Blueberry Smoothie

September 26, 2017
Putting my new @coconutbowls to the test, filling it with one of my fav b'fast smoothies I make when I feel like a sweet start to the day.
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Try this the next time you crave processed, crappy sweet stuff, it will satisfy you in the most health-supportive, poop-tastic way 
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I used wild blueberries, gifted to me by a friend who likes to forage for his food - they're slightly darker in colour which is why this smoothie looks a little grey.
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I heart berries SO much - they have many beautifying benefits for your skin, packed with antioxidant compounds that neutralize free radicals that cause skin cell damage & premature ageing. They're also loaded with vitamin C, crucial to a clear complexion.
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I've thrown in a little flaxseed for optimal pooping (you're welcome!) followed by some dandelion greens because they:
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✨provide 535% of the recommended daily value of vitamin K, one of the BEST sources of plant-based food that help strengthen bones & limit neuron damage in the brain.
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✨provide 112% of the daily minimum requirement of vitamin A, great for skin, mucus membranes & vision 
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✨are high in fiber, vitamin C, B6 + thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, iron (crucial for generating red blood cells), potassium (to help regulate heart rate & blood pressure), & manganese.
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'Nuff said? Got it!
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‍Berry Beautiful Smoothie (for 2)
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2 BIG handfuls dandelion greens (sub for any dark non-bitter lettuce)
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500ml/16oz coconut milk
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1 cup blueberries
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2 tbs ground flaxseed
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1-2 dried, unsulphured organic figs (sub for dates)
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1/4 cup dried, shredded coconut + extra for topping
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1 tbs cacao nibs or goji berries for topping
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Add into blender in the order above. Blitz & add extra water if you want a runnier smoothie.
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You can also add any fav herbal powders if this floats your boat. I often add a tablespoon of whatever @superfeast blend I have on hand - today it was their new JING magic which is an amazing support for the kidneys and adrenal glands.
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If you're looking to add more protein, nix the typical (boring, often overly processed) protein powders and try @kulikulifoods morninga powder which is such an amazing ingredient that won't cost you the earth

Putting my new coconut bowl to the test, filling it with one of my fav b’fast smoothies I make when I feel like a sweet start to the day. Try this the next time you crave processed, crappy sweet stuff, it will satisfy you in the most health-supportive, poop-tastic way 💩

I used wild blueberries, gifted to me by a friend who likes to forage for his food – they’re slightly darker in colour which is why this smoothie looks a little grey. I heart berries SO much – they have many beautifying benefits for your Continue Reading…

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Sweet and Healthy Chocolate (Eggplant) Muffins

July 2, 2017
JUST in time for 4th July, I lovingly share my latest gluten free, plant-based recipe 
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If you saw insta stories earlier today, you'd know the key ingredient within these fluffy, moist muffins is EGGPLANT ('aubergine' in Brit-speak)
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Before you turn away in disgust (I see you!) give me a few insta secs to explain why I used this not-so-popular veggie...beyond the fact my husband @benjaminshinestudio detests it which creates a fire of desire to convert his disdain into admiration!
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Even though eggplant is a funny, slightly un-sexy-looking veggie, it's such a wonderful veggie to include in your diet. A few key reasons: Nasunin - a rare type of antioxidant housed within eggplant helps your body fight free radical damage.
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Manganese - has a profound effect on your body's ability to form healthy bones thanks to its impact on bone mineralization and metabolism.
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Vitamin B6 & B1 - two vitamins vital for a healthy metabolism. Vit B6 helps create amino acids are critical for numerous bodily functions - not enough and you can experience all kinds of inflammation.
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Convinced? Just make these muffins, marvel at the fact they DON'T taste like eggplant & enjoy all the healthy benefits...
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Red, White, Blue (& Brown) 'Merican Muffins .
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370g steamed eggplant - drained of excess water
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100g dark chocolate - I used 70%
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2 tbsp coconut oil
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2 tbsp cacao powder
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10 medjool dates, pitted
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1 cup gluten free flour
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2 tsp baking powder
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1/2 tsp baking soda
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¼ tsp sea salt
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You do:
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Pre-heat oven 200C/400F
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Steam eggplant & place in strainer. Push to release water - you want a big ol' lump of gooey-ness. Weigh out 370g. Place in food processor with dates & flour.
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Melt dark choc & coconut oil together, add to processor.
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Blend until everything is well combined. Stop & scrape down sides, then scoop mixture into an oiled/floured/lined muffin tin.
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Bake for 8 mins at 200C/400F & reduce heat to 180C/356F for another 5 mins.
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Remove from oven, leave to cool 15 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool further.
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Enjoy with/without healthy frosting
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Celebrate your INDEPENDENCE!

JUST in time for 4th July, I lovingly share my latest gluten free, plant-based recipe 🌱 If you saw insta stories earlier today, you’d know the key ingredient within these fluffy, moist muffins is EGGPLANT (‘aubergine’ in Brit-speak)

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Before you turn away in disgust (I see you!) give me a few insta secs to explain why I used this not-so-popular veggie…beyond the fact my husband detests it which creates a fire of desire to convert his disdain into admiration! Even though eggplant is a funny, slightly un-sexy-looking veggie, it’s such a wonderful veggie to include in your diet. A few key reasons:  Continue Reading…

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Kale-ish Granola

February 4, 2017
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Oh Kale YES!! I’ve managed to perfect my chocolate kale granola recipe (below) so it’s time to share with you 🎉 For a while, I avoided using kale in my recipes because I was seeing it everywhere…I’m a Natural Foods Chef who doesn’t follow food trends 👩🏼‍🍳 I create recipes to serve the body first.

Since operating this way, I’ve Continue Reading…

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How to Make Ginger Juice

January 10, 2017
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If you told me 5 years ago I’d be juicing fresh ginger on a Sunday before enjoying an hour-long meditation session, followed by working on my Hay Houseinc book in a bath full of magnesium flakes, I’d have given you a VERY funny look!

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But these days, this is what floats my boat! It’s just a small snapshot of what I love to do in the name of Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

Chew Your Chia!

September 16, 2016
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Ahhhhhh, it’s here!! mindbodygreen’s #revitalize2016 event is finally here 🙏🏻✨🙌🏻 I’m waking up in beautiful Tucson Arizona today, filled with excitement to meet, mingle & learn from some of the world’s BEST wellness warriors: be still my healthy little beating heart 💗

And the coolest thing aside from the stellar line up of speakers & presentations?? YOU can be a part of this event too – just visit the mbg website to sign up and BOOM 💥 let the learnings begin 🙌🏻
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Magical Millet Porridge

June 3, 2016
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I’m experimenting with my grains today…calling this my ‘beautiful birdseed porridge’ because I used millet which is typically used in birdseed in the US (those lucky little American birds!). Low in calories but high in protein, fibre and essential minerals, hulled millet makes for a delicious, creamy, filling porridge. Make it today!  Continue Reading…