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Banish the Bloat Green Juice Elixir

July 16, 2017
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Even after you get your gut garden sorted, it's important to be aware there may be days/times in future when you eat something that's a little iffy, or experience a stressful situation which can directly result in the dreaded bloated belly.
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Meditation & deep breathing exercises are fantastic de-bloating devices when bloating is caused by stress. Don't forget your gut is your second, most important brain when it comes to your emotions and mental health!
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But when your bloating is food related?
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On rare occasions when I eat out - even after I ask the waiter to tweak ingredients to suit my dietary needs - I find I react quite badly when the overall quality of food is poor, the chef hasn't made any of my requested changes (because: ego) and/or the meal includes highly processed, cheap ingredients and rancid oils the restaurant chooses to use (and not tell their customers about) 
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SIDE NOTE: similar to most conventional medicine doctors, did you know most chefs have zero nutritional training/knowledge which means they don't always have your best health interests at heart. Sad but true ‍♀️
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In situations when I'm hit with a case of bloated belly, I go straight to the juice recipe below which I created to support breakdown and elimination of all the bad bits stuck in your system.
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I hope it provides you with all you need - great in the fridge for up to 3 days, just shake it well before serving 
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BANISH THE BLOAT JUICE
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You need:
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✨200g white cabbage
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✨150g pineapple
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✨140g cucumber - skin on
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✨1/3 cup fresh mint
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✨1 mug of boiling water + 2 ginger tea bags, steeped for 10 minutes. After steeping tea, break open one of the ginger tea bags & add contents into recipe.
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You do:
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✨Scrub all veggies well. Add into a food processor (or juicer) and blend on high to pulverise.
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✨Pour through a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag (I used my @elliesbest nut milk bag) into an airtight, glass jar to serve/store.
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✨Relax!! Before you drink:
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take a deep breath in for 4 counts
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hold for 4 counts
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breathe out for 4 counts
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hold for 4 counts
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REPEAT until you feel centred and calm, then drink & de-bloat

Even after you get your gut garden sorted, it’s important to be aware there may be days/times in future when you eat something that’s a little iffy, or experience a stressful situation which can directly result in the dreaded bloated belly.

Meditation & deep breathing exercises are fantastic de-bloating devices when bloating is caused by stress. Don’t forget your gut is your second, most important brain when it comes to your emotions and mental health!

But when your bloating is food related? Continue Reading…

Nutrition

Garlic 2.0!

May 3, 2016
chef shine

STOP!!!!! Don’t throw away those garlic bulbs you forgot about that are now spouting bright green shoots – they’re actually really, really, ridiculously GOOD for you! 🌱👌🏻 While some sprouting veggies (like potatoes) can be dangerous to eat after they’ve grown green shoots, it’s SO not the case with sprouted garlic!

Sprouting enhances Continue Reading…

Nutrition

Eating With The Seasons

May 2, 2016
Chef Danielle shine

As the leaves fall and the seasons change, it’s a good reminder for us look at the types of foods we’re eating… Why? Because it’s important to adjust your daily diet (just like you do with your wardrobe) to reflect the season you’re currently experiencing. The body will function at its best when nourished with the foods that are of the same season – for example, eating copious amounts of tropical fruits like papaya, watermelon, coconuts and pineapples during the thick of winter will send your digestive system into a spin.

Why? Continue Reading…

Recipes

So Delish Soba Noodles!

June 23, 2015
healthy soba noodles

I have grains on the brain this week!

For good reason too, because I’m finally learning how to cook them properly after many years of dumping rice and noodles straight into boiling water and winging it… Grain gods, please forgive me! Little by little I am redeeming myself though – I was given great feedback at school today after mastering the art of making fluffy, light brown rice and deliciously tender soba noodles.

Hooray for me! And now hooray for you too because I am just about to share what I think is one of the easiest, tastiest dishes you can whip up for lunch or dinner to enjoy hot or cold (I know because I’m sitting here eating the cold leftovers straight from the fridge as I type!).

So what’s the deal with Soba? Continue Reading…