Earth Friendly Body, Home and Living Products (Ecostore Product Review)

When you start becoming aware of what your putting in your body, you’ll begin to take a closer look at what your putting on your body and what products you use around your home. Once I started doing a bit of research into what effects these unpronounceable ingredients have on our bodies and our environment, my eyes grew big and I actually had to take a moment. How can a society be using these toxic and harmful ingredients in so many commonly used products. It definitely warped my mind.

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So with this new found knowledge I decided to clean out all my toxic chemical laden beauty, bath and home products. I urge you to have a peruse through yours, and become aware of all the chemicals you are coming into contact with on a daily basis. So out with the old and in with the new. Where to begin???

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Berrylicious Chocolate Smoothie

I absolutely love how versatile frozen berries are. They’re a must in every health conscious person’s freezer, as you can whip them into something delicious, in a short space of time.

For me, I love how they transform a regular chocolate smoothie into a drink bursting with flavor.

Berrylicious Chocolate Smoothie

This smoothie is a quick and delicious treat, as a mid-morning or afternoon snack to raise energy levels, and to satisfy a sweet tooth.

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Vitalizing Beetroot Juice

Move over energy drinks, nature has a kick-ass alternative that”ll blow your mind! Beetroot juice, yup!!! Hardy, earthy beetroot juice.

Sportsmen and women all over the world are slowly figuring out the amazing effects of beetroot juice, and they massive impact it has while exercising. Beside the effect a plant-based, natural diet has on performance, studies have shown that beetroot juice has an amazing effect that boosts energy and thus performance.

Vitalizing Beetroot Juice

So why does beetroot have these amazing benefits?

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Macadamia Nut ‘Cheese’

Before my massive lifestyle changes, I was never a great fan of regular cheese. Yeah I used to eat it, but it wasn’t a necessity. Obviously my pizza’s back in the day used to be laced with the stuff, but other than that, I didn’t really consume much of the stuff. I did, however, love feta cheese. I think it’s something about the saltiness and the texture that really turned my taste buds on. Only recently have I made the decision to stop eating it, purely for the fact that it, like other cheese, is pretty much rot. Yup, no more feta for me please and thank you!

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Luckily, there is an alternative for all those feta loving health nuts out there. Macadamia nut ‘cheese’. Yes, a crumbly ‘cheese like textured’ creation, that flaunts an array of flavors, and is quite versatile too.

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Crispy Kale Chips

The Christmas Festivities are in full force, and as the tendency for indulgence is imminent, these kale chips are a perfect addition to the Christmas snack table. They are low in carbs and are totally guilt free. A bonus is that they are so easy to make, so no excuses for this healthy chip alternative.

Crispy Kale Chips

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Falafel Salad

I am a great chickpea (AKA Garbanzos) fan, as most vegan’s and vegetarians are.  From chickpea flour, to chickpea sprouts, these little gems are so versatile in the kitchen and are loaded with some mad nutritional goodness. This Falafel Salad is a great choice for a light summers lunch or dinner. You can have the falafel balls warm or cold, totally up to you. A quick and easy nutritious salad option.

Falafel Salad

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Decadent Raw Chocolate

Sugar-Free, dairy-Free, trans-fat Free and totally Guilt Free chocolate, filled with abundant nutritional goodness!

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Raw Cacao Superfood powder is truly a staple ingredient in my kitchen cupboard. I add it to my breakfasts in the morning, my smoothies, and tasty treats. It is loaded with nutrients, and is so versatile. Continue reading

Mixed Seed Crackers

So, while the rest of South Africa is going ‘Real Meal Revolution’ mad, I thought I’d add my contribution to the’ banting’ masses and try and whip up a HFLC gluten-free cracker. Boy oh boy, did I succeed!!!

Mixed Seed Crackers

With only a handful of ingredients, and really such an easy assembly, this is one of my easiest, and oh so tasty recipes. If you are choosing to avoid gluten at all costs, then this is a great recipe for you.

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