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Perfect Papaya Treat

September 13, 2017
First morning in LA after a day of traveling, uber-ing & sorting out an air bnb - I'm a creature who favors homes over hotels because: kitchen!! ‍
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If you caught my insta stories, the first thing I did after arriving in LA was head straight to the closest grocer to stock up on REAL foods & ingredients 
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One of the many delicious real foods I found was this fresh, sweet-smelling, juicy papaya which I am enjoying for breakfast, paired with a few generous squishes of fresh lime juice & a sprinkle of Ceylon cinnamon 
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I love papaya for SO many reasons, here are a few of the main ones:
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It contains an enzyme called 'papain', an incredibly powerful digestive aid.
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Papaya can greatly reduce inflammation in your body, easing pain caused by diseases like arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma, etc
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Ladies: unripe papaya juice helps to contract muscle fibers of your womb! This means it can support regular menstrual flow.
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And on that note, papain in unripe papaya juice is also extremely beneficial to the development of  natural gastric juice in your body which helps to combat things like excess mucus in the stomach, dyspepsia & intestinal irritation.
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It's rich in antioxidants that prevent oxidation of cholesterol build-up in your arteries - a fantastic aid if you have blood pressure issues.
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Papaya's juice contains an incredibly high amount of Vitamin A which can reduce lung inflammation.
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Best way to enjoy it?
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FRESH!
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Chop or scoop straight from it's skin (which is also magical! Use on burns, stings, cuts and other wounds).
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Just don't forget to add a dash of lime juice when you're chowing down, it truly enhances its flavours & powers! ⚡️
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Oh!! And be sure to keep the little black seeds - post coming soon to explain why, you won't want to miss this!
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Happy Wednesday x

First morning in LA after a day of traveling, uber-ing & sorting out an air bnb – I’m a creature who favors homes over hotels because: kitchen!! If you caught my insta stories, the first thing I did after arriving in LA was head straight to the closest grocer to stock up on REAL foods & ingredients 👌🏻

One of the many delicious real foods I found was Continue Reading…

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My Healthy Travel Essentials

September 9, 2017
Up, up & away I go...  Off to Arizona for @mindbodygreen #mbgrevitalize event - a gathering like no other, where the latest in health & wellness is showcased & experienced 
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The cool thing about this event? YOU can take part too! Tune in via the mbg website + my Insta stories over the weekend ‍✨
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As always, here's a selection of stuff I'm taking en route...
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@kulikulifoods moringa tea & @matchaful matcha tea + tea strainer for loose leaf teas ☕️
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@vitajuwel crystal-infused bottle 
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My dehydrated super soup (see previous post for recipe) 
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@defendershield earplugs to (safely) listen to audiobooks, music and podcasts, EMF-free 
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Assortment of crystals to keep my energy clear (laboradite), protected (shungite) and calm (amethyst) 
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@drbronners_australia peppermint hand soap + antibacterial spray. Both house all real ingredients that won't affect my skin's natural PH levels 
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Colloidal silver spray to disinfect & keep nasty bacteria out of my zone. I spray my chair, arm rests, TV screen, remote control - anything I touch during the flight 
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@gaiaherbs herbs Lemon Balm tincture to nurture my adrenals & keep my cortisol levels (that typically rise during travel) down 
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@naissancetrading cacay oil to hydrate my skin during the flight. Since using this magical oil, my skin has never looked & felt so soft & hydrated 
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@fernolivia's Ajai oil - a girl can never travel with too many hydrating, sensual oils!
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@badgerbalm organic anti-bug body spray because: Arizona = desert = bugs! 
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@naturopathica custom oil blend I created - a mix of organic rose otto, sandalwood, roman chamomile & jasmine 
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@sunroot.eu dried organic jerusalem artichoke crisps for a good dose of prebiotic fibre for my gut 
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@crystaldeodorant - I'm forever searching for great aluminium-free, crap-free natural deodorants (other than the one I make myself).
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A little purse filled with palo santo wood to burn & cleanse my hotel room.
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@the100mileman, Jesse Itzler's book which is incredibly entertaining & so easy to read - this guy's drive & determination needs to be bottled & sold ‍♀️
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@rayban sunnies because: BEST in eyewear protection

Up, up & away I go…  Off to Arizona for Mind Body Green #mbgrevitalize event – a gathering like no other, where the latest in health & wellness is showcased & experienced. The cool thing about this event? YOU can take part too! Tune in via the mbg website + my Insta stories over the weekend.

As always, here’s a selection of stuff I’m taking en route…

  • Assortment of crystals to keep my energy clear (laboradite), protected (shungite) and calm (amethyst) 
  • Dr Bronners peppermint liquid hand soap + antibacterial spray. Both house all-real ingredients that won’t affect my skin’s natural PH levels 
  • Colloidal silver spray to disinfect & keep nasty bacteria out of my zone. I spray my chair, arm rests, TV screen, remote control – anything I touch during the flight 
  • Fern Olivia’s Ajai oil – a girl can never travel with too many hydrating, sensual oils!
  • Naturopathica custom oil blend I created – a mix of organic rose otto, sandalwood, roman chamomile & jasmine 
  • Sunroot Erbology dried organic jerusalem artichoke crisps for a good dose of prebiotic fibre 
  • Crystal deodorant – I’m forever searching for great aluminium-free, crap-free natural deodorants (other than the one I make myself).
  • Purse with palo santo wood to burn & cleanse my hotel room.
  • Rayban sunnies because: BEST in eyewear protection 
Recipes

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

Flaxseed Granola

May 28, 2016
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Just whipped up a batch of this yum-tastic flaxseed granola – perfect for those looking for a protein-packed, low carb breakfast free from gluten, dairy, sugar (also great for those wanting something to help clean out the intestines to support healthy functioning bowels! 💩👌🏻). Flaxseed (also known as linseedare a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fibre, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ‘ALA’ or ‘omega-3’.
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Aloe, aloe, aloe!

May 25, 2016
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The perfect time to supercharge your cold and flu arsenal is right now! 😷💪🏻 It seems every second person I know has the flu at the moment, so here’s some natural foods info to help keep you in the happy, healthy zone… Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

How to Make Healthier Banana Bread!

May 10, 2016

I am tickled pink, yellow, green – all the colours of the rainbow! – because I can finally share some very special news about a project I have been working on since January – a healthy cooking series currently being aired on the UK’s no. 1 TV show specialising in mental health and wellness, The Chrissy B Show. If you’re in the UK right now,  you can tune in to Sky channel 203 Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10pm to see me in action. If you’re elsewhere in the world, no problem! I will share each video here once they’ve aired in the UK.

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Recipes

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Coconut Soup

May 9, 2016
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Brrrr, it’s getting cold here in Oz…but I’m not complaining, no way! I’m excited because it’s a wonderful excuse to increase my soup consumption, YUM!! Whether it’s hot or cold where you are, this soup is a good’un because it provides a great dose of plant protein, about 6g per serve (2 cups). This recipe makes about 5-6 serves which you can enjoy fresh, or freeze for later – great for days/nights when you’re busier than usual and have no time to cook. Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

Dairy-free Cashew Nut Milk

April 6, 2016
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I’m enjoying frothy, fresh cashew nut milk with my breakfast today! To think I used to just drink boring ol’ dairy milk!? Words just can’t describe how flavoursome nut and seed milks are – so much nicer and more healthy supportive than dairy! Aside from being a satisfying, dairy alternative, cashew milk provides a good dose of healthy fats, Vitamin K, iron, magnesium and protein 👌🏻 

To make, follow the easy-peasy instructions below and enjoy every last drop of your homemade cashew nut milk, Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

Pumpkin Skin Nachos

April 4, 2016
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Hi there! I want to share this quick money-saving tip (plus two yummy recipes) with you today! Ready for it? Eat the WHOLE pumpkin! Seriously, it’s THAT easy! Soon, I will be sharing a new cooking series I am a part of for the Chrissy B show. I recently filmed a whole video showing you how to use one whole pumpkin to make a number of delicious, health supportive foods – one of my favourite things to do! Continue Reading…