Lime, coconut and date energy bites – perfect paleo snack!

Lime, coconut and date energy bites

If you are feeling like some tropical, refreshing lime coconut energy bites, let’s get down to it! All you need is a handful of ingredients. Blend it all up and roll into balls and you’ll be in lime and coconut heaven in just about 5 minutes.

Simple ingredients, plant-based, no-bake, gluten-free, no added sugar – just real food!…

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Dates Cacao Protein Bliss Balls

Energy packed dates & cacao bliss balls

These take no time to make – if you prepare plenty of the ‘base’ recipe mix, divide them into portions & you can make a whole variety of different flavours to see you through the week.

Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals. Its also a good source of energy, sugar and fiber.…

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Reishi mushroom boosts longevity, fitness, liver health

Ancient Asian healers heralded Reishi mushroom for its ability to lengthen life. Reishi was used throughout Japan, Korea, Tibet and China to heal a myriad of disorders. The common name of Reishi (also known as Lingzhi mushroom in Chinese medicine) means “immortal mushroom. It’s common name in Japanese means “immortality plant.”

Super food

Studies have found that Lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum) boosts the immune system, improves liver health, inhibits the growth of cancer and defers conditions related to mortality such as heart disease.…

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Health Check: does caffeine cause dehydration?

For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages from the diet of people at risk of dehydration, or during periods of extreme summer heat.

While possibly well meaning, this advice is wrong.

By definition, a diuretic is a product that increases the body’s production of urine.…

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The Paleo Diet – The new and the old

Paleo – The new, old diet

Paleo diet

The basis of the Paleo diet

The paleo diet (also nicknamed the caveman diet, primal diet, Stone Age diet, and hunter-gatherer diet) is hugely popular these days, and goes by one simple question: What would a caveman eat? Here, we explain what the paleo diet involves, its pros and cons, and, ultimately, what a modern person needs to know to decide whether or not to take the paleo diet plunge.…

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The great debate – Pros and cons of dairy

Got milk?

One of the most common questions I get, what do you think of dairy? Is it healthy? Do I need it for strong bones? Do you drink milk….

Do I drink milk?

No, I don’t drink milk, I think it should be reserved for growing calves. Here is what I’ve found and I am sure if we keep digging there will be pros and cons for any argument, but what I ask is you to read the China Study.…

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

I don’t know about you, but I can easily get stuck making the same meals time and time again. Here is a winning peanut butter smoothie recipe I found that is absolutely amazing!!!

Serves 2

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup milk (I used coconut, but nut milks would be yum!)
  • 3 heaped tablespoons 100% natural peanut butter
  • 2 large tablespoons yoghurt (I used coconut)
  • 2-3 handfuls of ice
  • 1-2 large scoop of your preferred protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder or 1/2 teaspoon essence

Optional (for extra nutritional punch): 2 large handfuls of organic spinach (see green tinged smoothie below).…

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Beetroot & Rosemary Healthy Chips

Baked Rosemary Beetroot Chips

Recipe Beetroot chips

Prep time –10 mins

Cook time – 20 mins

Total time – 30 mins

30-minute baked beet chips infused with rosemary and speckled with sea salt. Perfectly crispy, simple to make, and a healthy snack on the go.

Ingredients
  • 3 medium-large beets, rinsed and scrubbed
  • Olive or canola oil
  • Sea Salt + Black Pepper
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and place oven rack in the center of the oven.


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You can’t rely on fish oil supplements in pregnancy to make your children smarter

Fish oil supplements that contain DHA (the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid) are marketed to pregnant women as a way to support brain development. After all, who doesn’t want their child to be smart?

However most clinical trials that have examined the impact of DHA on brain development are underpowered – that is, they don’t contain adequate subject numbers to draw reasonable conclusions – or have methodological limitations.



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Delicious chocolate banana bread

Delicious Banana Bread from my massage therapist.

A great way to use up any super ripe bananas and also a lovely 3pm snack.

Packed with lots of healthy ingredients, you won’t feel guilty about eating this one.

Banana bread recipe
Ingredients
  • 3 bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cacao
  • 1/2 cup cacao butter (or normal unsalted butter)
  • 1/2 cup rapadura sugar
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Splash of almond milkMethod
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees c
  2. Line 10cm x 20cm loaf tin with baking paper
  3. Mash 2.5 bananas in a separate bowl
  4. Melt cacao butter then add to sugar
  5. Beat until combined
  6. Sift and add all dry ingredients to mixture including eggs and gently combine
  7. Add milk, bananas and fold through
  8. Pour into the lined tin and slice the half banana lengthways and place on top
  9. Sprinkle banana with a little rapadura sugar
  10. Bake for app.


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Avocado fan’s go wild! Thanks to this clever sticker

We’ve adopted Paavola, Lamingtons, Lorde and Russel Crowe, and it looks like soon another winner from across the ditch we will claim as our own. Wait for it, avocado stickers to tell you when they are ripe, perfect for eating. Bernard Salt will be frothing over these!

A brilliant New Zealand company has developed stickers for avocados that tell you when they’re ripe for the eating. …

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