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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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).… + Read More

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.
  2. Thinly slice beets with a mandolin (or a sharp knife), getting them as consistently thin as possible. They should curl a little when cut.
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Zinc – Can’t Live Without It, Are You Getting Enough?

Zinc Essential For Health

You may currently take zinc when you have a cold or flu. However, did you know that your cells need it on a daily basis? The adult body contains approximately 2.0 to 3.0 g, mostly stored inside your cells. Zinc has far-reaching actions which affect the health of your whole body.

Are Your Levels Low?

If you experience any of the following symptoms, your zinc levels may be low:
•    Recurrent colds, flus and/or infections;
•    Poor appetite, reduced sense of taste and/or smell;
•    Sluggish digestion;
•    Slow growth and development;
•    Slow healing, acne and other skin conditions;
•    Infertility;
•    Sugar cravings; and/or
•    Stress, anxiety, and depression.

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

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.

A large and robust trial of 500 South Australian mother-child pairs has just been completed. Women were given high-dose DHA or a vegetable oil placebo throughout the second half of pregnancy.

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Passionflower -The calming herb, actions, indication, contraindications.

Passionflower – Passiflora Incarnata

Legend has it that the herb passionflower received its name because the corona resembles the crown of thorns worn by christ during the crucifixion. The latter association led the missionaries to name the flowers “Passion Flowers.”

Passionflower is ruled by Venus and used mystically to bring peace to problems and troubles in the home as well as carried to attract friends and popularity.

Where is it from?

Originating from the eastern and southern United states. Herbalists use the aerial parts medicinally.

Why is it so wonderful?

The reason that this is one of my favorite herbs is how beautifully calming it can be!… + Read More

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
Preheat oven to 180 degrees c
Line 10cm x 20cm loaf tin with baking paper
Mash 2.5 bananas in a separate bowl
Melt cacao butter then add to sugar
Beat until combined
Sift and add all dry ingredients to mixture including eggs and gently combine
Add milk, bananas and fold through
Pour into the lined tin and slice the half banana lengthways and place on top
Sprinkle banana with a little rapadura sugar
Bake for app.… + Read More

Vaccination and Australians’ attitudes are more complex than a simple ‘pro’ or ‘anti’ label

Reading the headlines, it would be easy to believe childhood vaccination rates are declining in Australia, due to an increasing trend towards distrust of vaccines among parents.

In fact, vaccination rates in Australia have been high and stable, hovering between 91% and 93% since 2003. Only 7% of children living in Australia are not fully vaccinated. This includes children who are not vaccinated at all and those who are partially vaccinated.

Among the 7% of children who are not or not fully vaccinated across Australia, more than half have been prevented from accessing vaccination by some practical barrier. Perhaps the family can’t afford to register or repair the car this month, or has recently arrived from overseas and needs to start a complex schedule of catch-ups.… + Read More

Is sugar addictive? How to cut the cravings!

Some of us can definitely say we have a sweet tooth and love sugar. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, cookies, lollies or soft drinks, our world is filled with intensely pleasurable sweet treats. Sometimes eating these sugary foods is just too hard to resist.

As a nation, Australians consume, on average, 60 grams (14 teaspoons) of table sugar (sucrose) a day. Excessive consumption of is a major contributor to the increasing rates of obesity in both Australia and globally.

Eating sugary foods can become ingrained into our lifestyles and routines. That spoonful makes your coffee taste better and dessert can feel like the best part of dinner.… + Read More

When does normal stress manifest into something more, like anxiety?

When does normal stress manifest into something more, like anxiety?

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed.

Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t go away – when they’re ongoing and happen without any particular reason or cause. It’s a serious condition that makes it hard to cope with daily life. Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but for someone experiencing anxiety, these feelings aren’t easily controlled.

In Australia, it’s estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.… + Read More

Complimentary Medicine – Which supplements work?

You may have seen Four Corners program on Complementary Medicine. As always complimentary medicine didn’t do to tell. With the comment.. just creating expensive urine, once again being thrown around.

So what next? How are we going to arm consumers to make the right choices? How are we going to clean up the products available?

Like anything I believe you pay for what you get. Ditch the Google Dr and speak to someone who is trained in Complimentary Medicine and studied Nutrition, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and understands anatomy and physiology. Each product I choose to use is because of the scientific research and my own clinical experience, which has been shown to improve the health.… + Read More

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Lindsay really takes the time to listen and understand your health/problems before providing you with the knowledge you need to improve. Her herbal potion provided instant relief from a condition I had been suffering for years. Very happy with treatment and would recommend her to anyone

Nathan, Coogee

Lindsay provided some great practical dietary and nutritional tips that I was able to put into practice easily because they realistically fit my lifestyle.

Nate, Maroubra

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