breakfast

PIÑA COLADA VEGAN SMOOTHIE

Omg you guys this is actually amazing!! I’m getting a little bit sick of chocolate protein as I’ve had a bit of an overload the past few months, so this is a refreshing change away from the standard ‘berries, spinach and chocolate’ smoothies.
A delicious, protein and healthy fat packed smoothie perfect for breakfast or a snack!

INGREDIENTS:
4 tablespoons of dessicated coconut
Half a banana (more…)

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CREAMY PROTEIN OVERNIGHT OATS

I love overnight oats! (the organic kind, obvi! Read more about why it’s SO important to eat organic grains here) they are so easy to get a good dose of nutritious carbs, healthy fats and protein for a nourishing meal!
I’m also going to be a little controversial and say I don’t reeeeeally eat overnight oats as a breakfast meal like most people do, but I will explain why & the effects on your body and hormones after the recipe, just in case there are people reading that just want the recipe already!

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup organic oats (I like Bills organic oats or Woolworths Macro oats)
3/4 cup coconut milk (I love coco-quench from Coles, but you can use any milk you like or even water!) (more…)

BREAKFAST MUFFINS

My work/life balance has been WAY out of whack lately, so I’ve had to focus a lot on food prep on the weekends to make sure I’m making the best food choices I can, quickly, during the week!

I’m not normally one to promote packaged and processed foods, but I think Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar range at  Coles and Woolworths does a pretty good job of cutting out preservatives and additives and it’s a really good option if you’re on the run.  (more…)

CHOC SMOOTHIE BOWL 

Squash your chocolate cravings with a yummy, protein filled, adaptogenic and fat burning smoothie bowl!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 tbsp Mayvers almond-cacao spread
  • 2 tbsp organic cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp Macca powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup gluten free organic oats
  • 2 tsp Du Chocolate powder
  • 1 scoop Muscle Sport choc protein powder

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DRAGON FRUIT

So we all know fruit & vegetables are good for us…but there are some more than others! One that’s been on my radar the last few months is Dragon Fruit (or Pitaya) and I’ve been researching just WHY it’s so good for us and why it’s classified as a Superfood. So, here we go… (more…)

ADAPTOGENS

What are adaptogens? Why are they important? How can we incorporate more herbs and spices in our lives to benefit our bodies?

These days, life can be ‘hard’ and stressful. You may not feel stressed, but is your body telling you otherwise? Are you abnormally snappy, cranky or emotional? Do you suffer from headaches? Do you have skin rashes or itchyness? (more…)

GLOWING GREEN

I’ve stumbled across a few amazing Podcasts in the last 6 months. I’m really into Podcasts as I commute an hour to and from work every day, and I find it a really easy way to soak in some extra Health & Fitness knowledge without having to be in a class! Plus, I feel like I’m actually doing something interesting with my commute and using my brain!

One of my favourite newest additions is Kimberly Snyder’s Beauty Inside Out which I listen to through iTunes. (more…)

GREEN ESPRESSO SMOOTHIE BOWL

Smoothie bowls are available at every second cafe these days, so why not try making your own! This one is packed with nutrients from the bananas, spinach and chia seeds…but don’t forget that all fruit contains fructose which is still sugar, so enjoy your smoothie bowls but make sure you are adding (more…)

CHOC-PROTEIN VEGAN PANCAKES

Continuing on my Candida diet, I wanted to treat myself over the weekend after sticking to it alllllll week! So, I got to researching and edited a few healthy protein pancake recipes I came across to suit the Candida requirements. I do have to say, I think the cinnamon was a game-changer!

INGREDIENTS:
4 tbsp coconut flour (more…)