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Sugar-free Easter Recipes

DIY Easter chocolate

Those who know me know that I have an incredibly sweet tooth and LOVE chocolate. From age 5 I’d eat so much in one go that I’d give myself a migraine… needless to say by age 6 chocolate was banned from the house aside from Easter time. Easter became more exciting than Christmas for me.

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Japanese Potato: Pure Fibre, Zero Calories

Konnyaku

Konnyaku (Japanese potato) is a fat-free, zero-calorie food, which has been used in Japanese dishes for over 2,000 years. Japanese potato, also known as the Devil’s Tongue plant, consists of 97% water and 3% glucomannan, a fibre in the form of a viscous substance. It also contains trace minerals like calcium and other important proteins.

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PHD Cleanse

phd-cleanse

Indulgent is a word I have used far too often lately when describing meals out and social appointments alike. So last week I chose to practice the virtues of another word… repentance.

My repentance came in the form of PHD Cleanse.

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3-minute Superfood Dinner

superfooddinner

Personally I think more things in life should be quick and easy… well some things, dinner being one of them. Spending an hour creating a healthy meal from scratch is probably the last thing you want to do after a long day mid week. When I’m in a rush or just can’t be bothered cooking dinner I have a Japanese inspired go-to meal. It only takes 3 minutes to make and is packed full with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, zinc and chromium. For a spicy touch try adding cayenne pepper and/or dried chilli.

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Coconut Health Tonic

Coconut on tree

One of my favourite places to visit whenever I’m in Sydney is The Suveran. The Suveran is a dairy free, sugar free, gluten free, wheat free, yeast free and grain free wholefood café. Sounds bad I know but the food these little hippy geniuses make is to die for. Each perfectly balanced meal is made from a delicious range of superfoods, spices, seeds, vegetables, free-range meats and sustainable seafood. You’ll even fall in love with the half broken ‘vintage’ décor.

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Gluten-free Curry With Kelp Noodles

Healthy cooking is easy and tastes great as well. Try this gluten-free recipe I recently came up with. It’s jam packed with antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals that’ll nourish your body. I love cooking with gluten-free kelp noodles as an alternative to rice noodles. Not only are they versatile but they are high in calcium. *Note – Kelp noodles are available at some local healthfood stores or online here

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Ice Ice Baby

Indulgent would be one word to describe this time of year… rapacious, spirited and inebriating would be others one may use. However fast (or loose) your December is travelling we could all do with a little less indulgence and a touch more moderation. So here’s a delicious (and moderate) idea to keep you cool this Summer: make your own healthy ice blocks and frozen yoghurt.

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Yoghurt Culturing

If the feeling of being hung over is a familiar one of late then you may want to take a moment to consider your gut health. That one tequila shot you forgot about last Friday is like an atomic bomb to your digestive system.

Probiotics play an integral role in your digestive health. One of the best sources of this is homemade yoghurt. Store bought yoghurt, though convenient, contains less than half the amount of ‘live’ beneficial cultures than of homemade yoghurt.

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BEAUTIFY: DIY Skincare Recipes

It can be hard to find an hour out of the day to sit down and really enjoy a bit of skin pampering from your local spa without worrying about the days to-do list… not to mention costly. Some of the most effective ingredients to use on your skin are the ones you probably already have in your cupboard or garden. Cucumber, manuka honey, oranges, eggs… they all work wonders. So why not try making your own skincare with these easy recipes below. My favourite is the Skin Firming Mask – leaves your skin feeling tight and radiant.

Moisturizing Cleanser
For all skin types
1 teaspoon of Manuka Honey UMF 5 or 10+ (this has antibacterial properties)
1 tablespoon Whole Milk
Warm up the honey until it becomes runny (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass bowl, which is immersed in hot water (or a few seconds in the microwave). Mix the honey and milk well

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Cashew Milk

Always a sucker for new health promoting concoctions, I’ve noticed a trend lately with detox / cleanse programs like Phd Cleanse and Blueprint Cleanse promoting ‘dessert juices’, particularly ones with cashew milk as a base. Though I’m not a huge fan of cashews I do love cashew milk when it’s made the right way.

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