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12 Reasons to Eat Chia Seeds

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 […]

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Try IME Natural Perfumes

Everybody loves to smell good but so many perfumes on the market today are packed full of chemical nasties, enhancers and preservatives that we really don’t want to apply to our skin. Is there a clean, natural and safe alternative to traditional perfumes? IME Natural Perfumes are hoping to convince us of this. Back when I was at University I worked in a perfume shop and would spend every spare moment testing and sampling. I love perfume and matching a fragrance to a mood or outfit. But now, I’m just not comfortable with the idea of spraying a chemical concoction […]


Raw Spaghetti Marinara

I’m a massive fan of meat, but every now and again I like to give my body and digestive system a bit of a break. This raw spaghetti marinara is so tasty and filling you won’t leave you feeling like you’re missing out. In fact, you’ll feel so satisfied and energised you’ll be wondering how you didn’t get on this raw food thing earlier! Fresh, raw foods are the most nutritious foods you can feed your body. The premise is that heating food destroys its nutrients and natural enzymes, which is bad because enzymes boost digestion and fight chronic disease. In […]

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Beauty Review: 100% Pure Maracuja Oil Mascara

So Nourished Life was all sold out of my favourite 100% Pure Black Tea Mascara, so rather than cry about it (I had no mascara to waste on tears) I bought 100% Pure’s newest mascara, Maracuja Oil Mascara, and hoped for the best. Like most 100% Pure products, I was not disappointed! 100% Pure Maracuja Black Tea Mascara What I love about all 100% Pure products is that they combine really gorgeous ingredients that nourish your body/skin/hair at the same time as being highly effective. Check this out: Natural colours from black tea + powdered coffee beans and cacao! Nourishing […]


Lighten hair naturally with Chamomile Tea

Looking for ways to lighten your hair without all the toxic fumes and chemical burns? Whilst I am a natural blonde, I’m not as fair or highlighted as I would like to be. Ordinarily I would hit the hairdressers for a half-head of foils, but lately the fumes have been really getting to me. I’ve read about lightening hair naturally with chamomile tea and I’m a little curious to see if it works.  Chamomile tea is a traditional method for lightening hair. Naturally, I’m curious to see if it works. Chamomile tea works to lighten hair gradually, plus it will cause no […]

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Mango & Coconut Chia Puddings 

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 […]


How to make Coconut Yoghurt

This is my simple “how to” guide to have you making your very own coconut yoghurt. I’ve got stove top and Thermomix instructions to make things even easier. This recipe’s paleo, which means dairy and grain free. Plus, it’s also vegan. Everyone wins! We know yoghurt is good for us. It’s packed full of live bacteria, the kind that heals our gut and strengthens our immune system. But you want to take dairy out of your diet, then you see the price of coconut yoghurt. Surely I’m not the only one who balks at paying more than $20 for 700g […]

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Super Soft, Fudge Brownies (Raw & Paleo)

I am a massive fan of a little sweet treat after dinner and where my boyfriend doesn’t oblige (TMI?), I reach for a piece of chocolate or a raw dessert. It’s a bad habit, but one I’m in no hurry to break.  This soft, fudgy brownie is the perfect ‘little something extra’. It’s nutty, it’s chocolatey, it’s soft and decadent, all while being 100% healthy and super good for you. 


Cinnamon & Cacao Crunch for a paleo breakfast

Eating a good breakfast to start the day is a simple concept in theory. I’m sure we’ve all had grand plans of waking up a little earlier to prepare a nourishing breakfast, but when the alarm goes off all you want to do is head snooze and grab something quick a little while later. This is where breakfast cereals and toast have risen to becoming a breakfast staple around the world. Unfortunately, both options are generally completely devoid of any nutritional value and pumped full of sugar. Making your own is a far better option as you know exactly what’s […]

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The missing step in your beauty regime: Oil Cleansing

Wash your face with the Oil Cleansing Method Face washes to me are generally overpriced and full of unnecessary ingredients. For a product that’s on your skin for under two minutes, it hardly seems necessary to pack them full of expensive ingredients that will just be washed down the drain. I would much rather use the best moisturiser than wash. A lot of people also complain about over drying caused by face washes. These products strip the oil out of our skin, leaving our largest organ trying to repair itself by replacing the oil stripped away. This leaves us in […]