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Magical Molasses Cookies

August 25, 2017
Oh happy day my friend!
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Fridays are no longer FRYdays for my brain after making the switch from conventional headphones to these @defendershield ones 
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After a little research, I discovered these earplugs are designed to deliver the clearest sound via hollow air tubes that contain NO metal conductors⚡️
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In other words: no metal conductors = no chance for EMF radiation 
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The hollow air tubes also increase space to create better quality noise - totally makes ALL my media sound SO much clearer 
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I'm sitting here with freshly-baked molasses cookies, having a little laugh to myself, because I'm SO meticulous about what I put into & on my body when it comes to food and skincare...but what about EMF?
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I started with a laptop mat (a few posts ago) and now these earplugs... .
What's next? Who knows! For now, just consider investing in a pair of these earplugs if you're always listening, talking (and singing!) on the go....and make these cookies STAT! .
Magical Molasses Cookies
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½ cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
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1/4 cup molasses
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1/4 cup raw cane sugar
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1  x organic egg OR flax egg
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1/4 cup peanut butter
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1 tsp vanilla extract
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1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
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½ tsp baking soda
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½ tsp salt
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3 cups gluten free oats
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You do:
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✨Preheat oven 180C/350F. Roughly blitz oats in food processor to create crumbs. Mix with all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
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✨Add all liquids into processor, blitz to combine. Add dry ingredients, blend on high until dough forms.
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Use a tablespoon to measure even amounts of dough. Roll & flatten on a lined baking tray.
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Place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully lift onto drying rack after 5 minutes to cool & harden.
Oh happy day my friend! Fridays are no longer FRYdays for my brain after making the switch from conventional headphones to these Defender Shield ones  After a little research, I discovered these earplugs are designed to deliver the clearest sound via hollow air tubes that contain NO metal conductors
In other words: no metal conductors = no chance for EMF radiation. The hollow air tubes also increase space to create better quality noise – totally makes ALL my media sound SO much clearer 

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No-Churn Plant-Based Ice Cream

August 19, 2017
RECIPE BELOW 
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You scream, I scream, we all scream for (no churn, plant-based) ice cream!
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Am I right? ‍♀️
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If you're thinking "yes, yes YES!" then here's one I created for YOU for when temperatures hit an all-time HIGH & you need to keep your cool in a healthy, happy way
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I love this version so much because you can make it without an expensive churner + it's creamy & flavorful without fake flavours, preservatives, additives or colourings 
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Now...with every sweet treat I create & share, bookmark this in your 'every now & then sweet treat' folder vs enjoying it as an 'ice cream/cake for breakfast' kinda situation 
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Although it's filled with real, health-supportive ingredients, it houses lots of healthy fat + real, natural sugars - best factored into a diet filled with non-starchy veg FIRST + a sensible portion of plant &/or organic grass-fed/wild-caught/pasture-raised animal protein - whatever floats your boat!
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No Churn Choc Coco Ice Cream
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You need:
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✨2 x 400g/14oz cans coconut cream, left in fridge overnight
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✨1 cup cacao powder
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✨3/4 cup pitted, organic dates, soaked in boiling water for 15 mins (drain & keep water)
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✨1 cup unlsulphered desiccated coconut
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✨1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
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OPTIONAL:
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4 x probiotic capsules - use powder, discard the capsules
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1/2 - 1 cup soy-free choc chips, cacao nibs or unsulphered dried fruit
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1/2 cup crushed nuts - soak at least 4 hours & fold in at the end
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You do:
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Place a large mixing bowl (preferably a stainless steel one) in the freezer to chill.
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Blitz dates in food processor, adding 1 tablespoon at a time of its soaking water until you make a thickened paste.
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Remove coconut cream & bowl from fridge. Scoop JUST thickened cream into bowl - save liquid for smoothies, etc. Using electric beaters (or stand mixer) whip until smooth & creamy.
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Add cacao, milk & date paste. Whip until completely combined.
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Transfer to freezer-safe container, freeze o/night. Remove at least 25 minutes before serving. Run an ice cream scoop under boiling hot water before scooping.

You scream, I scream, we all scream for (no churn, plant-based) ice cream!

Am I right? ‍♀️

If you’re thinking “yes, yes YES!” then here’s one I created for YOU for when temperatures hit an all-time HIGH & you need to keep your cool in a healthy, happy way  I love this version so much because you can make it without an expensive

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Recipes

‘You Beauty’ Braised Brussel Sprouts

August 10, 2017
RECIPE BELOW
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Brussel sprout haters, LISTEN UP!
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This dish was just given the thumbs up by a VERY picky eater 
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Last year, I was enlisted by a private client to create delicious, nutritious meals using "anything but green vegetables."
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When I delved further (because WTF?!) I was told her seven-year-old son had a strong aversion to foods coloured green 
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Long story short, no matter what she tried over the years (even dying broccoli & celery purple!) he wouldn't swallow a morsel ‍♂️
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Out of sheer desperation, she began looking for someone to help - enter ME!
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So far, in the last 2 months, this little boy has embraced: zucchini, broccoli, celery & spinach.
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Today, however, was the BEST DAY EVER because I just got the call to say he declared he LOVES CHEF SHINE'S BRUSSEL SPROUTS!
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To say I'm thrilled would be an understatement - I feel as though I've won the lottery.
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And because I'm on such a natural foods high, I jumped on insta to share this recipe with you, perfect as a side or snack on its own.
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Obvs, you know how great Brussels are, but just in case:
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They were initially bred from wild cabbage to improve digestion.
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Full of vitamins, antioxidants & naturally-occurring sulphur, essential to the functioning of your cardiovascular, muscular & central nervous system.
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Naturally anti-inflammatory thanks to their glucosinolate & Vitamin K
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'You Beauty' Brussel Sprouts 
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You need:
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✨500g/1lb brussels sprouts, shaved
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✨1 organic apple, grated
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✨1/4 cup dried, organic currants
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✨2-4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
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✨3 tbs lemon juice
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✨1 tsp garlic powder
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✨1 tablespoon pure date syrup (I used @thedatelady)
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✨½ teaspoon sea salt
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For plant-based parmesan:
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¼ cup shelled pumpkin seeds
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1/4 cup nutritional yeast
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1/4 tsp sea salt
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You do:
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‍Blitz seeds, yeast & salt in a processor. Pulverise & set aside.
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‍Saute brussels & apple in oil & salt until wilted. Turn off heat & mix in all other ingredients.
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‍Toss to combine & serve topped with plant-based parmesan (optional).
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Brussel sprout haters, LISTEN UP! This dish was just given the thumbs up by a VERY picky eater! Last year, I was enlisted by a private client to create delicious, nutritious meals using “anything but green vegetables.” When I delved further (because: WTF – ‘what the food?’) I was told her seven-year-old son had a strong aversion to foods coloured green 

Long story short, no matter what she tried over the years (even dying broccoli & celery purple!) he wouldn’t swallow a morsel 🙅🏾‍♂️ Out of sheer desperation, she began looking for someone to help – enter ME! So far, in the last 2 months, this little boy has embraced: zucchini, broccoli, celery & spinach. Today, however, was the BEST DAY EVER because I just got the call to say he Continue Reading…

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How to Protect Yo’self From EMF

July 28, 2017
A few years ago I began delving deeper into different types of detrimental toxicities that exist within our environment because I'm a health nerd who wants to know anything & everything about how to guard & support the body naturally.
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Aside from natural food & skincare, what do I know? 
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That EMFs encompass areas of energy surrounding all electronic devices. Their electromagnetic fields affect you (and me) because our bodies have their own electric & biochemical responses - our nervous system, digestion brain function, heart function, etc.
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In the last 3 years, I've spoken to many experts who tell me EMFs can & do interact with the body in lots of not-so-great ways causing: headaches, anxiety, nausea, depression, fatigue, loss of libido as well as more serious health issues involving degeneration of cells leading to very serious dis-ease in the body 
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So what can you do about it?
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Protect yo'self of course!
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⚡️Eat a real food diet - LOTS of greens containing 'chlorophyll' which cleanses, detoxifies, purifies & supports the body. Take a look at my insta feed and You Tube tube channel for LOTS of great recipes.
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⚡️Drink filtered water, health supportive tonics & elixirs as well as my fav: detoxifying teas! My current love, pictured above, is Pau d'Arco. My friend Mason from @superfeast tells me this herb has been used for years to relieve pain & treat conditions including yeast overgrowth, fungal infections & skin rashes. Aside from its detoxing power, Pau d'Arco tea can also support the body to heal chronic digestive disturbances.
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⚡️Seek out products that block harmful laptop and phone radiation like my @defendershield mat pictured above. This mat also greatly reduces heat emitted from laptops, tablets & other electronic devices. Whenever I'm working, I make sure my Defender Pad is placed between my laptop and my body.
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⚡️Invest in a crystal because they're not just beautiful specimens, they're health supportive too! Whether you're a little woo woo like me or not, there's no disputing the fact crystals like shungite can help support the body. Shungite is the only natural material containing 'fullerenes' which are SUPER high in antioxidants

A few years ago I began delving deeper into different types of detrimental toxicities that exist within our environment because I’m a health nerd who wants to know anything & everything about how to guard & support the body naturally.

Aside from natural food & skincare, what do I know? 

That EMFs encompass areas of energy surrounding all electronic devices. Their electromagnetic fields affect you (and me) because Continue Reading…

Nutrition

Oat & Goji Berry Bliss Balls

July 14, 2017
Years ago, when I started making bliss balls, most people thought I was a little cray cray 
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"WHAT are THOSE?" they'd ask in disgust... 
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"Ummm, they're bliss balls" I'd say "...full of protein, fats, vitamins, minerals..." .
By the time I reached "minerals" I'd be met with: .
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"They taste AMAZING, try one" I'd say...
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And the rest is history  Because anyone who popped one of these into their mouth instantly transformed from a hater into a lover ✨
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And I've been bliss ballin' ever since 
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So it goes without saying how THRILLED I am now to see so many iterations of these bliss balls popping up on social media, in cafes, etc. The only issue I have are the astronomical prices (depending upon where you buy them from!) & freshness of ingredients.
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Too many rancid nuts/seeds + rancid oils + lots of dried sulphered fruits can turn bliss balls into bliss-less bombs for your gut ☄️
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This can lead to an overabundance of Omega 6 oils (the naughty oil you DON'T want a lot of in your system) + high amounts of sugar and suphites which can really mess with your body & cause hormonal imbalance, thyroid issues, weight gain, etc.
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And so...with much love I share this very easy, balanced bliss ball recipe with you in time for the weekend, because: PERFECT time to get creative in your kitchen and work on your wellness 
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Goji Berry Bliss Balls
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You need:
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✨1 cup gluten free oats or oat flour
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✨1 & 1/2 cups dried, sulphur/oil-free dates (I used @thedatelady)
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✨1 cup salt-free, organic peanut butter
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✨1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
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✨¼ teaspoons celtic sea salt
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✨½ cup dried, unsulphered goji berries (I used @absolute_organic)
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✨1 cup organic pumpkin seeds
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✨Pinch sea salt
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You do:
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‍Grind oats into a rough flour in food processor. Add all ingredients & pulse to combine thoroughly. Mix is ready for rolling into balls when you press it together and it sticks.
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‍Remove blade from food processor, grab small handfuls & mold into balls.
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‍Place each ball on a lined tray - pop tray in fridge for up to one hour to set.
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‍Store in an air-tight container in fridge for optimal shape and freshness OR store in freezer for up to one month.

Years ago, when I started making bliss balls, most people thought I was a little cray cray 
“WHAT are THOSE?” they’d ask in disgust… 

“Ummm, they’re bliss balls” I’d say “…full of protein, fats, vitamins, minerals…”. By the time I reached “minerals” I’d be met with: .

“They taste AMAZING, try one” I’d say…

And the rest is history  Because anyone who popped one of these into their mouth instantly transformed from a hater into a lover 

And I’ve been bliss ballin’ ever since

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Contents of My Carry On Luggage!

July 4, 2017
I'm headed to New York City today, filled with MAJOR excitement about the connection, collaboration & creative vibes I'll inevitably be exposed to while there 
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To ensure I arrive in tip top shape, here's what I'm taking on-board (from L to R):
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✨ @matchaful - much nicer to your adrenal glands than caffeine. This brand of matcha tea is one of my favs.
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✨ @maulirituals herbal 'surrender infusion' tea. Drinking this helps me feel calm & relaxed. It also has the most blissful aroma & delicious flavour.
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✨ @naissancetrading organic spearmint essential oil. Aside from masking potentially funky smells mid-flight  this oil helps keep me feel so refreshed.
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✨ @naissancetrading organic 'cacay' oil. Packed with loads of goodness to keep skin happily nourished, it's my anti-aging, hydrating oil of choice.
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✨ @gabbybernstein's 'Add More -ing to Your Life'. Opening any of my fav @hayhouseinc @hayhouseuk books gives me MAJOR butterflies - in 2018, I will publish my first Hay House book (and am working on book 2 right now!)
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✨My homemade hydrating lip balm 
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✨A batch of my latest bliss balls to eat post-flight. I don't eat food while flying, the quality is poor + your gut is placed under so much extra stress in the air which makes optimal digestion near impossible - especially if you've got a compromised microbiome (leaky gut, IBS, etc).
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✨NYC adventure cards from one of my BFFs who knows how much I  exploring the New York!
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✨A few of my fav crystals from Australia. Wherever I roam, I always take a little piece of Oz with me.
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✨ @superfeast Astragalus Root. I mix this herbal tonic powder into my teas & water to supercharge my immune system. After years of use, I'm convinced it helps me to arrive at my destination with no jet lag & tonnes of energy!
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✨ @jarrkombucha - to enjoy on the way to the airport. Like the gut, your immune system is also put under extra pressure when flying, so I always supercharge my gut with the most potent probiotics possible before boarding 
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✨A positive attitude! Since almost losing my life in 2014, I approach every day with a childlike sense of wonder - always determined to have the best day ever...and y'know what? I always do!

I’m headed to New York City today, filled with MAJOR excitement about the connection, collaboration & creative vibes I’ll inevitably be exposed to while there 🙏🏻

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Recipes

Anti-Inflammatory Juice for Pain and Inflammation

July 1, 2017
Hi there, how's your week been so far? If you've joined me recently, or reached out to say hello since my appearance with @trinnywoodall, I'm truly touched to know I've ignited a fire within you to find out more about your overall health 
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To celebrate, I've created a very powerful anti-inflammatory elixir - upon request from many of you experiencing joint pain and inflammation
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Your body is an amazing machine, it only needs the smallest of encouragement to begin to soothe and heal naturally. .
So the goodness in this elixir includes:
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Tart Cherries - contain the highest anti-inflammatory content of any food (). Cherry juice reduces inflammation in your blood vessels by up to 50%!
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Pineapple - contains bromelain, a 'systemic oral enzyme' used to treat pain and problems like arthritis. Bromelain may also help your body fight cancer by dissolving 'fibrin' (cancer cells hide under fibrin to escape detection, cheeky little buggers!). When fibrin is dissolved, cancer cells become uncloaked and easily detected by your immune system 
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Spinach - attacks inflammation from every angle! Rich in carotenoids + vitamins C, E, and K, that protect your body from pro-inflammatory substances.
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Parsley - great protection from rheumatoid arthritis thanks to its SUPER high chlorophyll and Vitamin C content.
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Cacao - contains 'flavanols' which work fast to reduce inflammation and blood clotting.
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Water - enough said!
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☄️Turmeric - an amazing anti-inflammatory, best taken with pepper (see my latest Insta story re: why!)
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Extra Virgin Olive Oil - the source of its distinctive aftertaste (called 'Oleocanthal') has similar effects as synthetic (more harsh) forms of pain relief like ibuprofen 
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ANTI INFLAMMATORY ELIXIR
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1 cup tart cherries, pitted
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1 cup fresh pinneapple, chopped
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1 cup packed, organic spinach
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1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
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1 tablespoon cacao powder
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1/2 tablespoon turmeric + teensy tiny pinch of black pepper
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1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
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200mls water
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Combine all ingredients in the blender (in the order above) and blend on HIGH.
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Strain through a nut milk bag and drink immediately to reap the benefits!

Hi there, how has your week been so far? If you’ve joined me recently, or reached out to say hello since my appearance with Trinny Woodall, I’m truly touched to know I’ve ignited a fire within you to find out more about your overall health 🙏🏻

To celebrate, I’ve created a very powerful anti-inflammatory elixir – upon request from many of you experiencing joint pain and inflammation

Your body is an amazing machine, it only needs the smallest of encouragement to begin to soothe and heal naturally. So the goodness in this elixir includes: Continue Reading…

Recipes

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

My Best Self Podcast Interview + EASY Sauerkraut Recipe

June 2, 2017
Put simply, YOU CAN!
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Earlier today, I had a hearts-wide-open chat with @bestselfmagazine editor and all-round goddess of greatness, @kristennoelwriter 
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We talked all things health n' happiness, and I shared more than I ever have before about my own personal journey to wellness 
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Throughout the chat, Kristen asked me to share my thoughts and advice - words I'd say to my younger self, as well as things I want people to know now...
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On reflection, everything I said stemmed from 'you can' 
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Whether it be healing your body, starting a new relationship with yourself (or others) or learning how to truly love and honour yourself - whatever your own challenges may be...I want you to know YOU CAN 
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More information coming soon about this interview which I'm so very proud of, so stay tuned 
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PS while you wait, be sure to check out the latest edition of @bestselfmagazine - I've shared a super delish, very easy sauerkraut recipe for you to make and enjoy

Earlier today, I had a hearts-wide-open chat with Best Self Magazine editor and all-round goddess of greatness, Kristen Noel. We talked all things health n’ happiness, and I shared more than I ever have before about my own personal journey to wellness. Throughout the chat, Kristen asked me to share my thoughts and advice – words I’d say to my younger self, as well as things I want people to know now…

On reflection, everything I said stemmed from ‘you can’  Whether it be healing your body, starting a new relationship with yourself (or others) or learning how to truly love and honour yourself – whatever your own challenges may be…I want you to know YOU CAN!! More information coming soon about this interview which I’m so very proud of, so stay tuned.

PS while you wait, be sure to check out my sauerkraut recipe in the latest edition of Best Self Magazine – it’s SUPER delish AND great for your gut!