My Grain-Free Kedgeree

I created this grain-free version of Kedgeree using traditional flavours, substituting rice for grated cauliflower, perfect for those following a grain free diet. The salmon in this dish provides a healthy dose of Omega 3s for brain health and glowing skin, while cauliflower is an excellent source of Antioxidants, fibre and Vitamin C. The balance of smokey and spicy flavours in this dish is delicious, making it a tasty lunch or light dinner. 

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Alkalising foods – The key to Good Health

Alkaline-diet-dissectedSome of you may have heard of the ‘Alkaline Diet’ or the ‘pH Miracle Diet’ created by Dr Robert O. Young. For those of you who haven’t, this is simply a nutritional technique using certain foods to enhance digestion and optimise blood chemistry. Many internal organs and processes our bodies carry out play important roles in maintaining a healthy pH inside the body. Certain nutrients are required in order to help the body carry out these processes, but far too often our poor lifestyles and food choices mean we are depleted of these nutrients, and our health and vitality suffers as a result.

A diet rich in alkaline-forming foods is essential to maintaining a balanced internal environment, and in turn, living a long, healthy life. (more…)

3 Ingredient Narnie Nice Cream!

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This recipe is super easy and deeeeelish. Using only three ingredients, you would not believe it is dairy free, with no added sugar. Perfect for the little ones who are naughty and don’t eat their dinner! 

Overripe bananas past their use by date are perfect to throw into the freezer for a healthy treat at a later date.

Bananas are a great source of energy, particularly after a workout to replenish glycogen stores in the muscles. They are high in potassium which is an essential mineral playing a vital role in nerve function, blood pressure regulation and electrolyte balances throughout the body. Bananas also keep us happy by releasing a mood enhancing substance known as tryptophan which gets converted into serotonin in the brain, making us feel good.

Cacao has the highest antioxidant and magnesium content of any food in the world and one serving (28 grams) contains 314% of your recommended daily intake of Iron. Its also extremely high in manganese, zinc, chromium, vitamin C, and helps our brain produce more ‘feel good hormones’.

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Get Fit in 4 Minutes Flat

TabataRegular physical activity is so important when it comes to our physical and mental health. We all know we should be exercising on a daily basis. 

However, exercise often takes a back seat when we have other priorities in our lives. This results in less time and effort devoted to our health and looking after ourselves.

Many people, including myself at times, live in a state of chronic procrastination when it comes to exercising.

We vow that we will go to the gym on Monday, make excuses because of the cold weather, or say we will go when we have more time.

Time is our biggest constraint.

Conventional workouts and exercise programs designed to procure the ‘perfect body’ often require dedicating many hours in the gym or outside pounding the pavement. With the hectic lifestyles we lead today, we often don’t have the time or patience to commit to such things.

The good news is, there is a special type of exercise which requires people to commit only 4 minutes of training, four times per week, but still reap the benefits of a long workout.

With fewer workouts, you can get the same benefits from a 40 minute jog in the fraction of the time. With summer just around the corner, what better way to rev up your fitness routine by trying something new. Let me introduce you to Tabata training...

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The Wonderful Benefits of Coconut Oil

coconutIn recent times, coconut oil has been scrutinised within modern medicine through misconception and marketing of the wrong information. Being a saturated fat, coconut oil has been labelled as “artery-clogging” and is believed to increase blood cholesterol levels and cause heart disease. The misunderstanding surrounding saturated fat in the diet has left people confused about what they should and shouldn’t be eating.

When you understand how coconut oil works differently within the body, you will see why it has been labelled as the “healthiest oil on earth.”

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Winter Wellness Survival Guide

titleWith winter right around the corner, the days are getting shorter and the nights getting colder, and with that comes a natural tendency to slow down and go into hibernation mode to rest, restore and revitalise. During this time, it’s critical to nurture and support our bodies nutritionally, physically and mentally to help us keep us happy and healthy, and resist any nasty bugs doing the winter rounds. Here is my Winter Wellness Survival Guide to help you thrive and keep well this winter.


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Eat Yourself Pretty

pretty-spring-skin-640x448When it comes to our skin, the age old ‘you are what you eat’ has never been more true. Sure you may have found the ultimate face cream or anti- aging serum, but when it comes down to it, beautiful skin really does start from within. In fact, every cell in our entire body is made from the foods we eat. That’s right, the food we put in our bodies, literally becomes us! This is why it makes perfect sense to fill our bodies with nutrient-rich foods to nourish our cells and feed our skin from the inside to get that beautiful glow.

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A – Z of Good Health

 

Carrot, Nutri-Red, Sugarsnax, Purplesnax, 110512Vitamin A – Stored primarily in the liver, vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin and is responsible for helping us see in the dark, promoting healthy skin, and the growth of strong teeth and bones. It comes in two forms, retinol, which is found in animal products and beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A. Carrots, cod liver oil, sweet potatoes, eggs and dairy products are all rich sources of vitamin A.

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