Detoxifying Green Juice

Copy of Recipes (3)Yay! Spring has sprung! And while I really did enjoy this Winter, I cannot wait for longer days, afternoon beach walks, refreshing salads and less washing! I don’t know if you can relate, but our washing load doubles in the winter, so I’m very much looking forward to wearing (and washing) less clothing. Another thing I’m craving is to be barefoot more. To feel the earth beneath my feet, without my toes freezing off! Can’t wait! 

To toast the beginning of Spring, I decided to make a Detoxifying Green Juice recipe to begin the new season with a clean fresh start. It’s always a good time to reflect, reset and restart. After a cosy Winter, Spring (for me) is a time for increased activity and energy and what better way to achieve that then by feeling your best. I find detoxes so clarifying, and although difficult, I do feel amazing after them and I know I’ve done such good for my body. Continue reading

Warming Turmeric Latte

Copy of Recipes (1)That moment when you think ‘Whawhaaattt!’, where has this been all my life?

Well, my friends, that’s the moment I had after making (and tasting) this super yummy Warming Turmeric Latte. I could seriously sit and drink this all day. It’s so soothing and warming and hits all the right flavor notes. The scent of warming cinnamon and cardamom wafting through the house alone is so inviting and so relaxing! 

It’s the best on a cold day and we’ve had some pretty chilly mornings and evenings lately. I certainly am looking forward to Spring which seems to be more and more evident these days. There are currently blossoms outside our kitchen window and I watch the birds and bees excitedly sip their nectar. Continue reading

Blueberry Chickpea Flour Pancakes

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Sunday 31 July marks the 5th year I’ve been living thriving  with Type 1 Diabetes (My Diaversary). It seems like just the other day I was embarking on my wellness journey, after being admitted into ICU and subsequently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. What a journey it has been!

Although here I discuss my condition and while it is a serious subject, I wanted to balance this post by sharing this celebratory Blueberry Chickpea Flour Pancake recipe, that is truly so delicious!!!

These 5 years have been so full! Full of learning, full of managing, full of adapting, full of growing, full of life! Each day has unfolded with new challenges, which in turn have allowed me to grow so much! And for the most part I think this is evident in life, when you’re constantly evolving, shifting. From one space in time to the next. It truly is an incredible process.  Continue reading

Breakfast Quinoa Porridge

Copy of Recipes (6)Quinoa has to be one of my favorite grains! (that technically is not a grain but in fact a seed!) It’s versatility alone makes it extremely favorable and it’s almost nutty flavor adds is so delicious. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner this Aztec ‘superfood’ can be paired with a variety of foods. I decided to create an updated Quinoa Porridge recipe and share how I’ve been loving this grain in the mornings.

I’ve found it gives me so much more energy than say regular oats, and I think gluten may be one of the reasons. I tend to tolerate oats, but have noticed quite a difference in my overall energy levels and brain clarity when comparing the two breakfasts. The quinoa porridge certainly makes me feel a lot more energized, aware, focused! Continue reading

Blackcurrant CHIA and Mint Protein Smoothie

Blackcurrant chia and mint smoothieRolling on from my post last week, where I shared a neat Infographic explaining some of the nutritional health benefits of popular culinary herbs, this week I decided to add a little bit of mint to my diet. I don’t often use mint to be perfectly honest, mainly because I seem to forget about it. Does that ever happen to you with certain foods? You’ll forget about them for ages and then one day realize ‘Oh yeah! I forgot about that! I haven’t had that in ages!’

Anyway, I spotted some fresh mint in store and it quickly found it’s way into my shopping basket.

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Mango and Strawberry Nice Cream

Recipes (5)As we ease into the New Year, I thought a nice and simple deliciously healthy ‘nice’ cream recipe would be most fitting. Something satisfying and really easy to make! We’re all slowly getting back into the swing of things, and complicated food recipes just won’t cut it. Continue reading

Buckwheat Banana Pancakes

Buckwheat Banana PancakesMy sweetpea, Nick, loves loves loves pancakes! So, these holidays he’s been spoilt with pancakes for breakfast. And while I haven’t yet managed to get him to try out my yummy healthy pancakes, it’s still great to treat us both to yummy pancakes! 

These scrumptious buckwheat banana pancakes are so easy to make (I mean, what pancake recipe isn’t easy to make 😉 ? ) and are incredibly good for you! So much flavor and definitely fill the fasting gap! I found them quite fulling too, and wasn’t hungry for ages after eating them! They really did fuel me for quite a while!  Continue reading

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge

Recipes (7)Although we’re enveloped in this gorgeous sunny weather, it still can get a bit chilly in the early hours of the morning. There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of nourishing porridge to start the day with, warming the tum and giving you the sustained energy you need to do all the things you need to do before midday. This Apple Cinnamon Quinoa porridge will do just that! Fill you up and keep you going until your mid-morning snack, or even lunch! It consists of a handful of ingredients, and only takes a couple of minutes to make, which is a perfect combination for me! Continue reading

Zucchini Banana Bread

Recipes (4)I’ve been craving banana bread for quite some time now. I absolutely love it!!! I actually don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make some, but I found some inspiration, and this recipe was born. I wanted to boost the nutritional value of the loaf so, using a zucchini I had already in the fridge, I grated it and added it in. The great thing is that it really doesn’t alter the taste whatsoever. Adding vegetables into baked goodies is a great way to sneak those veggies into those fussy eaters diets 😉  Continue reading

Banana Millet Porrdige

If you hadn’t already noticed, I’m a massive fan of porridge. This vegan Banana Millet Porridge recipe definitely hits the spot! There’s nothing quite so comforting as a warm, delicious bowl of porridge on chilly winters mornings, and boy! have we had a few of those here in Nelson, NZ. Opening the curtains to see the heavy snow capped mountains in the distance is my que to get the stove on and get cracking with a bowl of nourishing porridge.

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My previous porridge post was Breakfast Banana Oats which is a delicious and satisfying recipe, but due to the gluten content on oats, I don’t get into the habit of eating oats too often, well I try not to anyway 😉 I, myself, don’t have any major reactions to gluten, but aside from oats, I tend to keep a gluten free diet. I can definitely feel a difference when I eat something with gluten in it, so for this reason I steer clear of it, with the exception of oats 😉 Continue reading

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