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

Baked Salmon with Lentils & Lemon Herb Sauce

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…

Sweet Potato & Salmon Patties

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Good for your metabolism 225g wild salmon, cooked or tinned 225g sweet potato cooked and mashed Herb salt and pepper to taste Rice flour or buckwheat flour Preheat the oven to 160C. Mix together the sweet potato, salmon, herb salt and pepper. Take a small handful of the mixture and roll into a ball shape. Flatten into a burger shape then dip each side in the flour. Place on a lined baking tray. Repeat until you have used up the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes turning once. Serve with a…

Roasted Vegetables and Moroccan Spice

Recipe to support the thyroid What is lovely about this dish is its simplicity and diversity. You can use a wide variety of veggies here — there is no right or wrong as long as the veggie can survive the roasting!  You can easily use sweet potatoes, beets, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, parsnips, radishes, onions, garlic cloves, leeks, peppers, zucchinis, fennel, carrots or eggplant. A great recipe for your balancing your hormones. Prep time:15 mins Cook time: 45 mins Serves: 4-6 Ingredients Vegetables of your choice (see the list above). Pictured…

Shaking it up- Are meal replacement shakes a healthy option for us?

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Meal replacement shakes come at a high price and promise great results so are they worth the price we pay? In today’s article we’ll delve into the ingredients added to meal replacement shakes that may be doing your body more harm than good. Meal replacement shakes are usually processed products that people drink in place of eating one of their main meals. Dieters, the elderly, busy people on the go with little time to cook or those with digestive complaints are most likely to use meal replacement shakes. In the…

Mushrooms: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

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Mushrooms, though classified as vegetables in the food world, are not technically plants. They belong to the fungi kingdom and although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several important nutrients. It’s common knowledge that the key to getting enough vitamins and minerals in the diet is to eat a colourful variety of fruits and vegetables – the more colour, the better. However, this philosophy tends to leave mushrooms in the dark. In many cases, if a food lacks colour, it also in turn lacks necessary nutrients. However, mushrooms – which are commonly…

Bread, Gluten and some healthy bread options

Bread Gluten

Gluten in Grains Gluten comes from the Latin word for ‘glue’ which gives dough the elastic property that holds gas when it rises.  Bubbles of carbon dioxide are released from fermenting yeast, which become trapped by the visco-elastic protein, ensuring a light honeycombed texture for the dough. The elastic nature of gluten also holds particles of the dough together, preventing crumbling during rolling and shaping. Hence, gluten plays a vital role in the production of leavened baked goods. Gluten is the name given to the protein found in some, but…

Fruit and Vegetables – are you getting enough?

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Most people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. Fruit and veggies are high in disease fighting phytonutrients. For optimal health – Eat 1 cup of each colour everyday Greens Spinach/green peas/salad greens/Brussel sprouts/broccoli/green beans/kale/parsley etc. also includes green tea and black tea (rich in phytonutrients= such as isoflavones, flavonoids, lutein etc.) Reds Grapefruit/tomato/watermelon/walnuts (1/8 cup) /persimmon/papaya/cherries/chilli/raspberries/red cabbage/ pomegranates (rich in phytonutrients =such as lycopenes, ellegic acid Orange Rockmelon/corn/citrus/mango/squash/turmeric (1 teas) /pineapple/ginger/pumpkin/carrots/sweet potato/peaches etc. (rich in phytonutrients = such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene terpenoids etc.) White Parsnips/garlic (1…

Metabolism and Nutrition – Part 2

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In last week’s blog we looked at the science behind metabolism.  This week we’ll look at how we can boost our metabolism in our daily diet. Metabolism Boosting Ideas for our Daily Diet The following are some ideas of how you can incorporate the sirtuin activating foods and niacin rich foods into your daily diet: • Use olive oil in salad dressings. • Have a jar of olives handy to snack on and add olives to salads or cooked dishes. Tapenade makes a good topping for oat cakes or rye…

Metabolism and Nutrition

Nutrition and Metabolism What do you think of when you hear the word “metabolism”? Weight loss, energy, getting older? The term is used in many contexts…but what does it really mean? One authoritative definition of metabolism is the following: “The whole range of biochemical processes that occur within a living organism. Metabolism consists of anabolism (the build-up of substances) and catabolism (the break-down of substances). The term metabolism is commonly used to refer specifically to the break-down of food and its transformation into energy.” So what does that mean? It means metabolism…