Eating well

Give you body what it needs, and it will thrive – right? Sometimes great nutrition is simply not enough. A variety of things can happen during the growing, harvesting, storage + preparing of food that can affect its nutritional content. Our soils simply are not fertile, rich in the nutrients we need for optimal health. Many plant crops are produced with the aid of fertilised soils. Most fruits and vegetables are sprayed with toxic chemicals, (namely pesticides) which contaminate and leave residues on our produce.

Daily Wellness Lifestyle Habits

Our top tips for eating right:

Eat an abundant variety of local, whole, seasonal, fresh foods. Include nuts, seeds, non-gluten whole grains, sprouted legumes, herbs, and spices (turmeric is renown for its healing properties).

Decrease sugar intake, saturated fats, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods.

Eat fruit + vegetables with their skin on, where possible. Obviously, this is not going to work with an avo – use your discernment! The skin can truly increase your nutrient intake, including fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Some vitamins dissolve in water, so you lose your vitamins to the cooking water if you prefer to boil your vegetables (a potato can cause much of the B + C vitamins to migrate into the boiling water). Try grilling, roasting, steaming + sautéing where possible. If you must boil, save the water – add other ingredients and make a veggie stock.

Use the outer leaves of vegetables like beets etc – unless they are wilted or unpalatable. Sauté with evoo, garlic, onion + pine nuts for a nutritious side of greens.

Start your day with a plant based, green smoothie to kick start your metabolism + pack in the nutrients straight up.

BANANA & MANGO GREEN SMOOTHIE

Green smoothie

1 frozen banana
handful of spinach
1 tsp spirulina or kale powder
1 + 1/2 cups organic coconut milk (or nut based milk)
1 tbsp raw almonds
1 medjool date

Add to your water

Add these essential oils (only use pure, food grade oils) to still, or sparkling water for added flavour. 

~ lemon – cleansing + detoxifying
~ wild orange – energising + uplifting
~ lime – balancing + stimulating
~ grapefruit + ginger (natural ginger beer flavour)
~ add 1-2 drops of peppermint, or ginger to hot water as tea

Produce Wash

Fill the sink with cold water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
6 drops lemon essential oil

Soak + then rinse produce with fresh water.

Fruit + veg

Supplements

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Alpha CRS+ (Cellular Vitality Complex) – a propriety formula combining natural botanical + nutrients involved in the production of energy within the body.

Microplex VMz (Food Nutrient Complex) – a formula of bioavailable vitamins and minerals that maybe deficient in our modern diets.

xEO Mega (Essential Oil Omega Complex) – a unique formula of essential oils and a proprietary blend of marine + land sourced omega fatty acids. Fish oils help support the health and function of the brain, cardiovascular & nervous systems.

You can read more about the supplements here: https://www.doterra.com/AU/en_AU/pl/lifelong-vitality

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Banana Avo Green Smoothie

I have been listening to my gut. And whilst that advice usually refers to intuition, it also speaks of digestion and immunity. The gut is the core centre of self-worth, happiness, strength, vitality and governs your well-being.

In support of this mighty system, I have a digestion recovery smoothie – vegan, HIGH in protein, and fibre, anti-inflammatory properties – and a great source of heart healthy mono-saturated fats.

In the quest for efficient digestion, better immunity, restored balance and clarity – focus your attention on your gut health.

A probiotic supplement containing active living microorganisms – promotes the growth and function of good bacteria in the gut, therefore boosting your immune system, and easing digestive issues. I take one everyday, in conjunction with a balanced healthy diet.

This green smoothie is thick, creamy and very fulfilling.

YOU WILL NEED:

1 frozen banana
1/2 ripe avocado
small handful baby spinach
1 & 1/2 cups nut milk (almond, hazelnut etc)
1 medjool pitted date
1 tsp chia seeds

Pop all of the ingredients in a high powered blender and blitz until smooth.

Happy days!

Spirulina Workout Smoothie

I like to enjoy this smoothie before a workout. Spirulina is incredibly high in protein and iron, vitamins and nutrients – essential for muscle building and repair, immune boosting and helps remove toxins from the blood. It can also help increase fat burning during exercise. 

Always choose a good quality organic spirulina, without additives.

YOU WILL NEED:
mango
banana
handful spinach
1 tspn spirulina
1 & 1/2 cups almond milk (I use fresh homemade)
ice

Place ingredients in a high powered blender and blitz until smooth. Serve in a glass.