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How to Make Ginger Juice

January 10, 2017

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!


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…


Healthy Chocolate Tonic Smoothie

October 28, 2016

So apparently it’s #nationalchocolateday today! But here’s the deal…I don’t need an official day to remind me to enjoy the magic that is raw, health-supportive chocolate!! I choose to enjoy chocolate in its raw form most days – I love creating different, nourishing treats using simple, REAL food ingredients like the ones used in the healthy choccie tonic smoothie recipe below… Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

Luscious London Green Smoothie

June 14, 2016
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Two planes and 24 hours later, my beloved and I (+ the 8 pieces of luggage consisting mostly of tulle for his art exhibition in October) made it back to London safe n’ sound, hooray! 🙏🏻 🇬🇧 Before I share the recipe for this yummy green smoothie I just whipped up, I want to give a quick shoutout to the wonderful British Airways crew 🌟 Aside from the impromptu plane yoga class I Continue Reading…

Berry Easy Chia Smoothie

June 12, 2016
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It’s an early start today because I’m headed overseas with my beloved @benjaminshinestudio💗✈️ If you’re always ‘on the go’ here’s a healthy, filling meal that’s fast, nutritious and super YUM!

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Straight Outta Canberra!

June 11, 2016

This smoothie is ‘straight outta Canberra’, and headed straight into my mouth! 👌🏻🙏🏻

Totally taking this mug back to London with me because I’ll always be a Canberra girl at heart! #visitcanberra. I’m tickled pink, yellow, purple – ALL the colours of the rainbow to finally own one of these unique mugs created by the wonderful Needs & Wishes Art who I met in the flesh yesterday – check out their online store, they ship all over AND can produce this mug with your hometown on it too – fun!

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Chef in the City, Recipes

Smoothie Does It

November 15, 2015
It's almost time to head to London, but before I do I'm making a delish green smoothie I created for @yogajournal online. Green smoothies are one of the best ways to pack your body full off healthy, immune-supportive nutrients - they're my fav thing to enjoy before I travel across the world because they're filling and don't make me feel uncomfortably full... ✈️ Take a look at the video I made for you via the link in my profile page to see just how easy (and affordable) they are to make! ✌️

It’s almost time to head to London, but before I do I’m making my delish green smoothie I created for Yoga Journal online… Green smoothies are one of the best ways to pack your body full off healthy, immune-supportive nutrients – they’re my fav thing to enjoy before I travel across the world because they’re filling and don’t make me feel uncomfortably full… 🍹✈️ Continue Reading…

Chef in the City

Smoothie does it!

August 17, 2015
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Indulging in my usual healthy breakfast, sipping slowly after a satisfying yoga practice. Both yoga and the smoothie set me up for a day full of energy and contentment which I’m going to need because it’s all about bread making and baking today at school!

I can’t wait to learn how to make immune supportive scones, pancakes, waffles and crepes, all items I would normally avoid because they are super hard to healthify without proper professional guidance and technique. I have lost count of how many times I have tasted, rock-hard, dense or chewy ‘healthy’ scones….ugh! Super excited for what today will bring.

Oh! And if you’re wanting to try what I’m drinking this morning, simply blend:

  • 1 cup coconut milk (healthy fats)
  • handful of spinach (nutrients, AKA, skin food!)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (to stabilise blood sugar levels)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (carbs)
  • 1tsp roobios tea leaves (vitamins, minerals)
  • 1/4 medium cucumber (hydration)
  • 1/4 cup firm tofu (protein)

Have a marvellous Monday friends :)

Nutrition, Recipes

How To Make a Gorgeous Green Smoothie

June 25, 2015
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I love smoothies.

They are easy to make, incredibly convenient and such a brilliant way to pack in as much plant matter and vegetables as you can first thing in the morning. I became a fan of smoothies back in my modelling days when I had no time to eat due to auditions and jobs often located on different sides of town. My options were limited to: not eating at all (which I did for a period of time but it wasn’t for me!), eat something from a packet, or ‘make and take’ my own food.

I decided to try my hand at creating something healthy, delicious and compact. I wanted something that wouldn’t make me feel or look bloated, but it had to fill me up and make me feel satisfied. Oh! And it also had to fit neatly in my handbag to be easily eaten on the run.

What I came up with was a soup-like green gunge…after blending my ingredients, I took one look and almost tipped it down the kitchen sink. Thank goodness I decided to give it a try! It looked really green, smelt a little grassy but the taste…oh my YUM! Continue Reading…