Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

Copy of Recipes (1)Hope you’re all easing into the New Year well. It’s been beautiful weather here in Nelson. The sun’s been shining brightly these last couple days and the cool, refreshing breeze has been a breath of fresh air. I love this time of year, so much! I love getting out on the weekends, going on unknown adventures, and being immersed in nature. The sun kissed glow to the skin is always welcomed. 

We met up with a gorgeous friend at the Nelson Saturday Market on the weekend (which was fab), and I stumbled across some deliciously fresh hazelnuts which I just had to have. Now, I must admit, I may have a mild obsession with this particular nut. From hazelnut butter to toasted hazelnuts, to hazelnuts staring in delicious recipes – like this Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie, I love love love them! Continue reading

Mango Coconut CHIA Tarts and Summer Mocktails

Copy of Recipes (1)Is it just me, or is there something so incredibly exciting about new health and wellness products?

I walk through the isles of our local Fresh Choice store and am always enticed when I discover a new product on the shelves. Recently there’s been a few popping up and I especially got excited about the launch of CHIA’s new range of gorgeous drinks. Just in time for summer, the lovely CHIA team have release 4 new flavors of their ever popular CHIA range.

As you all know, I am super keen on supporting local businesses, and CHIA is definitely one of them! CHIA is a Nelson based company that is all “about adventure and the outdoors, good food, and living a balanced sustainable lifestyle.” 

“In creating CHIA, we wanted to share something of nutritional value for sustained energy and well being. CHIA started as an endurance drink for athletes, but we soon realized that everyone can do with a nutritional boost.” Source Continue reading

Purple Protein Smoothie Bowl

Copy of RecipesRecently I’ve been reflecting on this blog, and analyzing how it makes me feel. I absolutely love sharing health and wellness content with my growing community. It inspires me to no end, and I feel such a sense of gratitude that I am able to.

Wellness with Taryn has become such a special part of my life, and there is so much more juicy stuff to come. Today I’d like to share with you this delicious Purple Protein Smoothie Bowl recipe which I’m sure you’re going to love!

All the recipes and foods that I create come from a place of love. Love for my body, love for health and love for this earth.

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Protein Berry Smoothie

Copy of Recipes (11)With Summer weather making more and more of an appearance, and temperatures rising, I thought it a great idea to post a smoothie recipe. This time of year I feel more inclined to eat less dense heavy foods, and rather opt for salads, steamed greens and smoothies. It’s great to feel light and energized, especially when it’s hot outside. 

A regular query, which I’m sure most plant based eaters can relate with, is “Where do you get all your protein from if you don’t eat meat?” And what most don’t understand is that there is an abundance of protein in plants, seeds, grains, etc. All you need is a little education on what to combine in order to get a complete protein profile. When that fails, there’s always the option of a protein powder as a supplement.  Continue reading

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

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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Super Antioxidant Avocado Seed Smoothie

Super Antioxidant Avocado Seed SmoothieAs we all know by now, avocados are one of the most delicious additions to any healthy diet. From smashed avo toast, to toppings on a colorful salad, or sneakily the main ingredient in chocolate mousse, this fruit has grown immensely in popularity over the last couple of years. 

But it’s the inner seed or ‘pit’ that seems to be getting more and more recognition lately for it’s surprisingly huge nutritional benefits. As if the creamy, smooth and delectable fruit wasn’t good enough, it’s center seed is actually a powerhouse of antioxidants all on it’s own. That’s where this Super Antioxidant Avocado Seed Smoothie comes into the limelight. Continue reading

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

Tropical Spirulina Smoothie

Tropical Spirulina SmoothieI love smoothies! They’re so quick, easy and I love the fact that you can add whatever you want to create a delicious meal/snack! This tropical spirulina smoothie recipe is definitely a winner! I’ve experimented with quite a few flavor combinations over the years, from decadent chocolate smoothies to vibrant green smoothies to earthy beetroot concoctions. It’s amazing how many combinations you can create, with just a handful of ingredients. 

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