Have you fallen off the health wagon?

When you start shifting all the toxic elements out of your life, it is amazing how in tune you become to your body, nature and the universe. You remove all the ‘noise’ and everything starts to become clear. Sometimes, we stray a little and if we are aware we get little signs helping bring us…

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Basic Uses for Coconut Oil

  I could write forever about the uses for this amazing oil due its antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, moisturising and detoxing benefits! If you keep these properties in mind, you can use it whenever you need these benefits. Check out my coconut oil post from last week for all the goody treats you get from coconut…

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Perception is Reality

Have you ever paused for a moment and stepped in another mans shoes? Could you see their point of view? If you have, then you a probably more emotionally mature than most. This can be a very challenging exercise, to humble yourself, to consider that there may be another way of looking at things, another…

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Celery, Cucumber and Kale Green Smoothie 1

This is my recipe for this morning’s green smoothie. Its one of my favourites as it has just the right amount of fruit for where I am at the moment. I am working towards 100% vegetables however it is quite hard to have no sugar after a lifetime of being addicted.Ingredients 1/3 cup oat milk3…

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Get Skinny by Eating Fat

As a personal trainer, eating saturated fats has always been a big no no. Saturated fats cause high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and cancer.  Coconut oil however unlike most common vegetable oils contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) instead of long chain fatty acids (LCFA). This means being smaller, they are easily digested and burned…

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Orange Kumara Salad

This makes a great side to a leafy salad, vege patties or if you are feeling lazy like I was, add it to your sushi! Ingredients: 2 medium sized orange kumara (sweet potato) – I find the orange variety works best as I leave them crunchy 2Tbsp coconut oil 2 tomatoes diced (I have also…

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Creamy Avo Dressing

This dressing I find works great in a vegetable salad rather than a leafy salad. Its my favourite dressing with my Kumara Salad. Ingredients:1/2 an avocado1/3 cup olive oil1/2 tsp salt1tsp of dry herbs Squeeze of lemon 1 clove of garlic diced Put all the ingredients in a blender Blend for 10 secs Mix through…

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Delaying Gratification for Happiness

So I’ve realised I have been fighting with time lately. The symptoms came in the form of anger, frustration and resentment. It took a couple of confronting statements from my husband and a great book to help me see that. We all are faced with challenges throughout our life, and as Buddha so eloquently puts…

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Zucchini and Feta Muffins

I made these for mothers group this morning and had requests for the recipe so I thought they must be good enough to share! I have been experimenting with gluten free flours in the last few weeks but I am still perfecting the recipes so I didn’t want to risk it on the day. I…

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White gold – AKA Himalayan Salt

Throw out your table salt and swap it for Himalayan salt. Its as easy as that. I don’t notice any difference in the taste and the benefits are amazing. You can use it as a direct substitute for table salt in your dishes. Himalayan Salt lamps are also incredible, that story is for another post. Himalayan…

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