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Revitalizing Matcha Tea Face Mask

June 18, 2017
Happy Sunday!
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SUPER excited about this new recipe (below) I created for you - it's one you can eat AND wear!! Introducing... My Magical Matcha Tea Mask 
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Wait! Wha??
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Yes, that's right my friend, I created this mask to FEED YO' FACE - literally!
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Best worn for 10-15 minutes so the matcha has enough time to do its work which includes:
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Removing harmful toxins and fighting free radicals that damage cells needed to protect your skin.
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Decreasing excess oils that get trapped beneath the surface of your skin and become infested with bacteria - hello acne!
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Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays that encourage premature aging and hyper-pigmentation.
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Stimulating and rejuvenating your skin cells to keep you looking FRESH!
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Aside from all that goodness, I've combined it with full fat yoghurt, RICH in probiotics () and lactic acid that gently removes the top layer of your skin - where all the dead skin cells hang out  ewwwww!! Lactic acid will also help promote the growth of new skin cells - amazing what REAL food can do right?! 
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Quick note to my VEGAN brothers and sisters: replace the dairy yoghurt with coconut yoghurt, your skin will never know the difference... 
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And if any leftovers? Add a little maple syrup, maybe some dried coconut or just devour 'as is' - lick the bowl clean my friend and feel GOOD - inside and out! ‍♀️
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Magical Matcha Tea Mask
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You need:
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✨1 teaspoon full fat dairy yoghurt (sub with coconut  yoghurt if vegan)
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✨1.5 teaspoons matcha tea powder - I recommend @matchaful because it's high quality stuff - no second rate matcha allowed!
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You do:
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✨Mix, stir, combine, then paint onto your face and leave for 10-15 minutes to let the magic happen!
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✨Lick the bowl clean, then use a washcloth soaked in tepid water to remove.
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✨Look in the mirror, admire your beauty & tell yourself how much you love YOU - a critical step, seriously!
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✨Resume life with healthy, happy skin. Repeat once or twice a week for optimal results ✌

I am SUPER excited about this new recipe I created for you – it’s one you can eat AND wear!! Introducing… My Magical Matcha Tea Mask 

Wait! Wha??

Yes, that’s right my friend, I created this mask to FEED YO’ FACE – literally! Best worn for 10-15 minutes so the matcha has enough time to do its work which includes: Continue Reading…

Recipes

Lean, Green Cleansing Juice

March 12, 2017
It's been a while since I blitzed my favourite cleansing veggies to make a delicious, cholorophyll-fiilled green juice... I don't even have a juicer!
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But ever since spending time with @davidavocadowolfe, I've felt super inspired to add in a green juice every now and then to turbo-boost my health and vitality 
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So how did I made this green glass of goodness?  Easy!! I blitzed a small bunch of veggies (full recipe below) then strained it all through a nut milk bag to separate the pulp and juice 
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And because I'm a girl who likes to use the WHOLE vegetable (to ensure there's no waste) I used the leftover pulp to make the super yummy veggie burgers for @benjaminshinestudio and I 
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If you want in on this detoxifying delight, here y'go... Just make sure you choose organic veggies where possible and don't forget to give them a good scrub before you make this amazingness.
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GOING GREEN JUICE
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You need:
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1 large lebanese cucumber
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4 sticks of celery AND its leaves - use the whole stick because the leaves hold the majority of goodness!
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1/4 lemon (skin and pulp included)
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1/2 cup 100% coconut water
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You do:
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Blitz it all up baby! If you have a juicer, fantastic!! If you don't, just blitz on high until all veggies are pulverised, then
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Grab a nut milk bag and pour the juice through to separate
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PULP PATTIES
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Keep the pulp and add a chia egg (or a real one depending your diet/preference)
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Add your fav herbs and spices, then flatten palm-sized amounts into small patties and fry in a little coco oil or ghee 
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Enjoy ✌
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Oh!! And... If you want to super charge this juice, you can always add in a teaspoon of schizandra berry powder - believed to be a complete holistic tonic for the entire body 
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According to the super duper @superfeast team (who sell all kinds of amazing tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms) schizandra has been used for centuries by Daoist herbal masters for its life-enhancing powers that help sharpen the mind, improve memory and cleanse and tone the blood, liver and kidneys

It’s been a while since I blitzed my favourite cleansing veggies to make a delicious, cholorophyll-fiilled green juice… I don’t even have a juicer!

But ever since spending time with David Avocado Wolfe, I’ve felt super inspired to add in a green juice every now and then to turbo-boost my health and vitality

So how did I made this green glass of goodness?  Easy!! Continue Reading…

Chef in the City

PODCAST ALERT!

March 11, 2017
PODCAST ALERT!
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After years of politely declining invitations to speak on podcasts, I decided to change up my answer to an enthusiastic "YES!" when one of my beautiful soul sisters, Fiorella Kis-Major, AKA #the_nourishing_goddess asked me to feature on podcast to talk about topics near and dear to my heart and soul 
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I'm SUPER proud to invite you to listen in and journey with Fi and I as we discuss:
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How to follow your intuition on your journey, even when loved ones disagree with your choices
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Why we can sometimes fall out of tune with our bodies and how to get your groove back
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The need to be selfish to be selfless
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Why you mustn't feel guilty putting yourself first
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Non negotiable self-care rituals
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The importance of taking stock of the people you choose to spend time with
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How gut health is directly related to your emotions
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Making natural food simple and easy
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I truly hope you enjoy this podcast which is now accessible via the direct link on my profile page.
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Fi is such a wonderful woman whom I connected with last year in London - she had me at hello to be honest + I couldn't stop staring at her fiery red lips (girlfriend rocks the red lip like no other, trust me!)
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I encourage you to find out more about this fierce female who inspires me to embrace daily opportunities to soften, breathe and tune in to myself 
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Happy listening and have a wonderful weekend ✌

After years of politely declining invitations to speak on podcasts, I decided to change up my answer to an enthusiastic “YES!” when one of my beautiful soul sisters, Fiorella Kis-Major, AKA The Nourishing Goddess asked me to feature on podcast to talk about topics near and dear to my heart and soul 💫

I’m SUPER proud to invite you to listen in and journey with Fi and I as we discuss: Continue Reading…

Recipes

Fruit n’ Nut Chaga Chocolate

March 8, 2017
Day 2 of @davidavocadowolfe's tour and I am learning SO much!!
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Lucky for me, I've got my home made chocolate on hand to keep me alert and present throughout the day, because David is sharing a WEALTH of information that is blowing my Natural Foods Chef mind ‍
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Including how chocolate is the number ONE food you can eat for longevity  so be sure to check out my CHOCOLATE RECIPE below!
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Lots that I'm learning today which I'll share with you throughout my posts...but above everything else, I will share this: please don't underestimate your own smarts my friend, you are a powerful being 
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Do the research and delve beyond fake, sensationalised, fear-based news to find out what's really going on in the health and wellness space and you'll find many stories of healing, happiness and abundant wellbeing  Bottom line: health is wealth and you can be VERY RICH if you keep it real 
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Enough said, here's the chocolate recipe: make, eat and prosper ✌
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FRUIT AND NUT CHAGA CHOCOLATE
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You need:
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150g cacao butter
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50g cacao powder
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1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons organic molasses
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1 tablespoon Chaga powder - Ai use and recommend @superfeast
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30g finely grated cacao butter
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Handful raw almonds, cut into shards
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Handful organic, dried currants or raisins
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You do:
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Pre-fill chocolate silicon molds with 2-3 shards of raw almonds and 1-2 currants/raisins OR scatter shards and raisins in a lined tin/tray or chocoalte bar old like mine (pictured)
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In a small saucepan, melt cacao butter. Keep temp under 55C
Add cacao, chaga and maple syrup, stiring to combine well
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Let everything cool to 30C, then stir in additional grated cacao butter before pouring into molds/mold
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Leave to set on your benchtop, or if a super hot day, place in your fridge until set. Pop out and enjoy! Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week for best freshness (bet it won't last that long!!)

Day 2 of @davidavocadowolfe’s tour and I am learning SO much!!

Lucky for me, I’ve got my home made chocolate on hand to keep me alert and present throughout the day, because David is sharing a WEALTH of information that is blowing my Natural Foods Chef mind

Including how chocolate (the REAL stuff, not the fake, additive-filled kind) is the Continue Reading…

Chef in the City, Nutrition

Countdown to #Revitalise2016

September 9, 2016
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In t-minus 4 days, my beloved and I are leaving London on yet another adventure… This time, we’re headed to Arizona to attend the much anticipated mindbodygreen event: ‘#revialise2016’. This will be our first time attending in the flesh which is so SUPER exciting – I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend away than learning, sharing and celebrating new health and wellness information with likeminded people #bringiton

And the best bit? Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes, Yoga

Get Grounded!

July 29, 2016
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Today’s recipe is pretty simple… All you need is your body + the outdoors to receive a a HUGE hit of energy and what I like to call ‘Vitamin G’ (which stands for ‘grounding’, also known as ‘earthing) 🌿🍂🌾 What is grounding/earthing? Continue Reading…

Yoga

Food For Thought..

April 6, 2016
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Food for thought: there’s an upside and a downside to everything, so try to see both sides before deciding on what action to take. Whatever you decide, let it be with love and positivity in your heart. Forgive those who do you wrong – forgive them to cut them loose from your life which will provide you with peace. A body filled with anger and vengeful thoughts will become diseased and sick over time, so restore and repair using forgiveness and loving kindness.


Decide to enjoy everyday of your life – even if it’s a mere moment of happiness, relish in it and decide you want more of that feeling in your body and your life…it will come if you allow it in.
Namaste, Satnam, have a beautiful day because you can! 😘🙏🏻☀️

Nutrition, Yoga

Food For The Soul…

April 3, 2016
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I cover a LOT about what to feed your body to thrive, but today I want to ask you what it is you do to feed your soul? Maybe this sounds weird to you, but just think about it for a second…feeding our minds is just as important as feeding out bodies because both must be in tip top condition to help you and I live our best life while we’re here on this crazy, amazing earth.

One of the many things I like to do to feed my mind and soul is to Continue Reading…

Yoga

Why Not?

March 31, 2016
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How do you take care of yourself? One of my self-care practices includes regular acupuncture sessions that help with my ‘Qi‘ (pronounced ‘chi’) which means ‘energy flow’ – this seems to keep me well away from the doctor’s office! 🙌🏻🏻

Today, my TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) practitioner prescribed me Continue Reading…