Chia seeds have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. Today, they draw the interest of many people for their health benefits and uses in cooking. It turns out chia seeds are a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants. 1. Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories Adding just two tablespoons of chia seeds to your daily diet will give you approximately seven grams of fibre, four grams of protein, 205 milligrams of calcium, and a whopping five grams of omega-3. 2. Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants Chia seeds are rich […]
If you are looking for a brighter complexion, reduce the impact of scarring or acne or you want a natural product for shinier and healthier hair, then it is worthwhile investigating some of the benefits of rosehip oil. FYI – Princess Kate, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham all use it! Where does it come from? Rosehip oil is normally extracted from the wild rose, “Rosa Mosqueta”, which is found in the southern part of Chile. The “hip” is the fruit of the rose plant and continues a multitude of fatty acids and other components that are responsible for the wonderful properties […]
Chia puddings are one of the easiest meals you can make. They’re perfect for breakfast as they contain a tonne of long lasting nutrition and energy, but can be eaten at any time of the day or night as a tasty snack. I’ve still got a tonne of mangoes in my freezer from summer so I’m using them to make Mango & Coconut Chia Puddings. Recipes are simply formulas, proving an instructional guide but 100% changeable. Once you have a good one, you can modify and adapt based on your original formula to create new. So this recipe is simply a […]
Right now I’m soaking up the sunshine and natural beauty of Phuket, savouring delicious tropical fruits and coconut in all its glorious forms. If you’re in need of a little tropical holiday, but stuck at home or work, give these raw, vegan & paleo lemon bliss balls a go. Close your eyes and imagine you’re on a tropical holiday. The lemon and coconut flavour will help take you straight there. I love bliss balls. They’re such an awesome, tasty little treat that can double as snacks or dessert. Packed with nutrition, simple to make and totally delicious; what more could […]
When I worked a FIFO job I was limited to eating whatever was available at camp. Whilst this was generally ok, not all camps are created equal and sometimes the food would suck. So I needed something that was not only delicous and nutritious, but I had to be able to make it without kitchen utensils. From this need emerged the (not so humble) chocolate chia pudding.
Remember the days when low-fat diets were all the rage? I used to carefully separate my yolks from the whites to make awful, bland and watery scrambled eggs. All enjoyed on an unbuttered piece of dry toast. Thank goodness those days are over!
My favourite cafe was all out of its usual raw vegan taco salad on Sunday, which left me with a severe craving. Rather than miss out entirely, I decided to make my own. I love raw foods and try to incorporate raw meals into my diet as much as I can. As delicious as meat is, sometimes you need to give your digestion a break. Raw vegan foods like this are great for that purpose, all the while complying with paleo principles. This is a super easy and tasty place to start if you’re new to the idea. I originally […]