Getting through the “Silly Season”

Silly Santa

Healthy food substitutes for common ingredients As Christmas is approaching we can start to panic about parties, gift baskets, alcohol and snack foods being readily available. We may have worked hard to be healthy and then it all goes out the window once the drinks and snacks start to flow. Socialising is important and most likely inevitable and there is a good chance that we will most likely over indulge. To stay on track in the silly season here are a few tips to help you substitute more processed foods…

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    or   TODAY for a consult

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Mushrooms

Drop the refined white flour bun and add two delicious, nutrient-rich portobello mushrooms instead! Fill them with your favorite fillings, they’re sure to satisfy! Burger addicts will be surprised at just how hearty this burger is, even without a big slab of meat or big bun of empty carbs. INGREDIENTS For the Spicy Cauliflower Patty… (Makes 6-8 patties) 1 cup quinoa cooked in 1 cup broth or water 1/2 head cauliflower (about 6 cups florets) 1 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp ground chili 1 cup ground almonds, or almond meal…

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…

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…

Healing bowls

tumeric and mashed sweet potatoes

INGREDIENTS TURMERIC MASHED SWEET POTATOES: 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into chunks a swish of olive oil 1-2 teaspoons turmeric 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups vegetable broth LEMON HERB DRESSING: ¼ cup lemon juice ⅓ cup olive oil 1 small clove garlic 2 teaspoons agave ¼ cup parsley leaves ¼ teaspoon salt (more to taste) HEALING BOWLS: poached or scrambled eggs brown rice or quinoa arugula or spinach or greensss pistachios or other nuts for topping INSTRUCTIONS TURMERIC MASHED SWEET POTATOES: Heat the sweet potatoes with olive oil in…

Roasted Vegetables and Moroccan Spice

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 are: asparagus, parsnip, carrots and…

Roasted Beet, Sweet Potato & Kale Salad– serve warm or cold

Winter salad

Packed with greens, proteins and fibre plus a rainbow of nutrients, this is the perfect salad that will also double as a complete meal!INGREDIENTSSalad 1 large sweet potato 1/4 cup dried, unsweetened cranberries 1/4 cup chopped pecans 4 beets peeled 1 head of kale chopped 1/2 cup cooked quinoa 2 tablespoon of coconut oil Salt and pepper Dressing 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar 1 tsp wasabi (or other mustard if preferred) Juice of a lime ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil METHOD Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) Dice sweet…

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

meal replacement

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 short…