Pumpkin – 6 reasons why it is such a great addition to our diet

Did you know how healthy pumpkin is for you? Besides the obvious reason to eat pumpkin – it’s delicious taste- lets delve in to why it can help optimise your health. Feeling fuller-Pumpkin helps us to feel fuller: one cup of mashed pumpkin contains 50 calories and 3 grams of dietary fibre. We know the benefits of fibre help to make us feel fuller for longer and can assist in weight loss and management. Vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene)- Pumpkin is high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and Vitamin…

Coco Berry Smoothie

coco berry smoothie

Ingredients  1 frozen banana 1 tablespoon blueberries frozen or fresh 3 large or 4 small strawberries frozen or fresh 1 large tablespoon of coconut or natural dairy yoghurt 1 handful of baby spinach 1 tbsp raw cashews 1 tbsp pepitas (pumpkin seeds) ½ cup coconut milk ½ cup coconut water Directions Simply add all ingredients to the blender and blend on high until all fully blended, serve and best of all ENJOY!! Subscribe to my newsletter First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human:   Message Me…

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries

Sweet potatoes are delicious and nutritious, packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. Sweet potatoes give you energy, are great for eyes and skin, immune system, bones and teeth, healthy blood, muscle function and the conversion of stored carbohydrates and fats into energy. Sweet potatoes make a great fuel for ultra distance events and a post-workout meal. Pictured is a homegrown organically grown beauty with recipe for Sam’s delicious fries. Chop Sweet potato into fries then toss in coconut oil. Fry or bake until crisp and golden and soft in the…

Golden Milk

Golden milk has been around for a long time and recognised for its health benefits, often used as a delicious night cap. More recently the turmeric latte has hit the cafes as a new healthy coffee alternative. Curcumin, the antioxidant that gives turmeric its golden hue, has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, gastrointestinal health properties, which have been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. Golden Milk Recipe prep 2 mins cook 3 mins total 5…

Banana Ice-cream

(makes 2 serves) A delicious dessert or post workout snack. 2 Frozen Bananas chopped into ice-cube sized pieces 1 dessert spoon of peanut butter (Any flavours that you like can be added eg. cinnamon, vanilla essence, cacao etc.) Method Blend banana and peanut butter until smooth and creamy, ENJOY! Subscribe to my newsletter First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human:   Message Me  or  Call Me TODAY for a consult

Strawberry Nice Cream

Try this recipe for a healthy sweet treat when you are in the mood for ice-cream. This also serves as a great dessert on a heavy training day. Ingredients 1 3/4 cups frozen strawberries (organic, if possible) 1 frozen banana 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk Method Put all of the strawberry nice cream ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until completely smooth, thick and creamy like soft-serve ice cream. Depending on the strength of your blender, you may need to wait 5–10 minutes for the ingredients to…

Cloud Bread

  Ingredients 3 eggs, separated 3 Tablespoons cream cheese (Room temp) ¼ teaspoon baking powder (or cream of tartar) Optional: 1 Tablespoon Honey or some natural sweetener, salt, garlic powder, rosemary Instructions  Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius Separate the eggs, there must be no yolk in the white. In one bowl, mix together the egg yolks, cream cheese and honey until smooth. In the second bowl add 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder to the whites and beat the whites with the hand mixer on high speed until they are…

Coconut Banana Bread

The following is not your average loaf of bread. It is a great sugar-stabilisng snack that will not only keep you from reaching for the sugary treats, but will help kick your metabolism into gear. Serves 6. Ingredients 4 tbsp Protein powder 2 bananas, or at least 1 heaping cup of chopped bananas 4 fresh dates, pitted and chopped (soak in warm water if they are quite dry) 4 medium organic free-range eggs 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2…

Pineapple & Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

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This smoothie is not only yummy but also excellent for anyone with a winter cold or flu or a training recovery drink. So you’ve read about the health benefits of turmeric, but not sure how you can use it? Here’s a smoothie recipe that uses it in the most refreshing way while offering a host of health benefits! Turmeric would have to be one of Mother Nature’s best gifts! With uses from detoxing the body, lower inflammation and support healthy immune system. Pineapples contain the digestive enzyme bromelain, a natural enzyme that supports the…