Category Archives: Superfood

Try this! simple sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is an amazing addition to your diet. It has a long shelf life, a distinctive sour flavor, and is rich in probiotics to support your digestive system and immune system.

Fermentation has been used for centuries to preserve seasonal vegetables beyond their standard shelf-life. In addition to preserving the cabbage, the fermentation process also transforms it into something incredibly tasty and gives it additional health benefits — fermented sauerkraut contains a lot of the same healthy probiotics as a bowl of yogurt.

Enjoy this probiotic-rich side dish with all of your favorites! It’s amazing for your digestion.

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Super Salad: Quinoa, pomegranate, asparagus and squash

Super salad

This super salad can be eaten warm or cold, so it works for an Aussie winter or for a UK summer. It is easy to prepare, keeps well and can be made ahead to take to work or a picnic. The ingredients used will boost your health and satisfy your taste buds.

Quinoa is a complete food, containing all essential amino acids. It is high in protein, iron, potassium and it is easy to digest. It is a gluten-free grain that makes a nice alternative to rice or cous cous.

Pomegranate provides you with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron and a good dose of antioxidants.

Asparagus is loaded with vitamins A, C, E and K and is a very good source of fiber. It is a detoxifier and helps rid your body of free radicals which may help to protect against certain forms of cancers. Asparagus slows the ageing processing as it is packed with antioxidants.

While the butternut squash is a anti-inflammatory vegetable that is a rich source of omega 3 and beta-carotene, both of which are important for a strong immune system to help protect against colds and flu. Read More →

Boost your health: Top 8 superfoods

8 superfoods

If you want to look good and feel great, then you need to be eating nutrient dense superfoods.

Eating nutrient dense foods will ensure you get all the essential nutrients that you need or optimal health including vitamins, mineral essential fatty acids and fibre – all for the least number of calories.

Nutrient density is measured by comparing the amount of nutrients a food contains to the number of calories.

By add these eight nutrient dense superfoods to your diet you can easily boost your health, improve your immune system and have more energy.

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Want more energy? Try this choc protein smoothie

Protein Smoothie

If you want more energy, then you need to start your day with a healthy supply of protein. Protein will help you to control your appetite (i.e.: lose weight), support your metabolism and assist your body with blood sugar regulation.

Protein is a building block of cells throughout the body. It is necessary for healthy skin, nails, muscles, cartilage and blood. Protein helps to build and repair bodily tissues, and it is used to produce hormones and enzymes. When you eat protein for breakfast, you will feel more energized and ready to take on your day.

Breakfast does not need to be time consuming or elaborate to make. Keep it simple and use nutrient rich foods, like a good quality protein powder, some fruit and veg and you can whip up this lush smoothie in no time.

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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year!

I hope you have had a fabulous Christmas and that you are welcoming in 2015 in style.

I am in Rome, Italy, at the moment, sitting on our balcony over looking one of the old town piazzas – just amazing.

With the party season coming to an end, I am ready to return to my healthy living and daily yoga practice. I have many plans and projects on the books for 2015 (more on this next week). But at the moment, what my body is craving is a wholesome post party smoothie.

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Christmas Day Hot Chocolate

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Happy Christmas day!

I hope you and your loved ones are having a fabulous day and celebrating in style.

Here in the UK, it is winter and I am hoping that snow will fall to create a white Christmas. Following our Christmas day lunch we are planning to rug up and take a little walk in the late afternoon, just as the day light is going and the Christmas tree lights are being turning on. Magical.

After our Christmas day walk, I am planning to make this indulgent hot chocolate to warm us up and keep the festivities going.

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Superfruit Baobab and Pineapple Sherbert Smoothie

Baobab Smoothie

Have you heard of the superfruit Baobab?

The baobab fruit is one the most nutrient rich foods on the planet, containing fourteen essential vitamins and minerals. Baobab dries naturally on the tree branch. The pulp is separated from the seeds and sieved to produce a delicious, nutrient-dense, raw wholefood that when consumed will help revitalise, energise and boost your immune system. I like to add baobab to my smoothies as it gives it a lovely sherbert-ie taste.

I am fan of Baobab because it contains:

  • Six times more vitamin C than oranges
  • Twice as many antioxidants as gojiberries
  • More iron than red meet
  • Twice as much calcium as milk, and
  • Six times more potassium than bananas.

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Forage and Make Jam

Raspberry Jam

Welcome to September. As I have been enjoying the sunny days of late I have been spotting the berries coming to life on the hedgerows. This month you can forage for blackberries, crab apples and the last of the elderberries. I have also managed to find some raspberries.

With a successful forage I have turned my berries into homemade jam. This is a super quick jam recipe that is set using the natural pectin found in apples. It will all become clear when you check out this recipe. I have made mine with raspberries but it will also be delicious any other berry.

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Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Chia Seeds

Do you have a packet of chia seeds hanging out in the back your pantry cupboard?

Well dig them out my friend and turn them into a Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding. Pudding for breakfast?

Yes. These little seeds are champions in the health department.

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Does your hair need some TLC?

TLC

Have you ever stood looking at yourself in the mirror and wondering what to do with your limp, lifeless hair?

Vibrant healthy hair depends on a balanced diet. Poor nutritional intake and the effects of crash dieting will show up on your hair and skin. Lifestyle factors such as smoking, hormone imbalances and lack of sleep will also contribute to limp, lifeless hair.

Does your hair needs some TLC to bring it back to life?

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