We love eating from all colours of the rainbow. The hardest to incorporate is definitely the colour black! There are very few foods that are that deep midnight colour. I can think of black garlic, black rice, eggplant skin, black turtle beans… And then – there’s charcoal! What was traditionally only thought of as fuel for a winter fire has made its way into our diet due to its natural healing properties for your body. When ingested, activated charcoal works to trap toxins & chemicals so they can be flushed from your system. Great known uses of activated charcoal include as a natural teeth whitener, to aid and improve digestion and bloating, emergency toxin removal, anti-aging and to naturally reduce cholesterol. Incorporate charcoal into your diet with our recipe for our BLACK FRIDAY SMOOTHIE!
Steph Wearne is a Nutritionist and holistic foodie whose recipes are a revelation for anyone wanting to fuel their body with good food that is balanced, easy and seriously delicious! As well as being a creative recipe developer that has contributed to many books, Steph is also a cooking class guru and loves to share her passion and knowledge around nutrition through her blog – Body Good Food, as well as seminars and speaking events. When she isn’t in the kitchen, Steph is running a training and nutrition studio in Melbourne) with her partner Jack, and is also Head of Nutrition for 28 By Sam Wood. In her spare time Steph loves to downward dog, go on coastal or country road trips, and eat chocolate…dark and homemade of course! Serves 1
Diana Tencic, health and fitness expert at BodyBeWell, shares this beautiful and easy recipe with us. Enjoy! “What you will need: 1 punnet of ripe strawberries greens removed and sliced 1/2 punnet of fresh blueberries 1 teaspoon of rice malt syrup 1/2 a small cinnamon stick small pan 1/4 cup of water
Aine McAteer is an International personal chef, food educator and cookbook author. She has travelled the world in her work as a personal chef for many leading Hollywood actors and music icons. Her clientele includes Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Redford, Marisa Tomei and Ringo Starr and she was a featured food and health writer for Oprah Winfrey’s website. Aine is not a believer in a “one diet fits all” approach and tailors her cooking to the nutritional and health needs of her clients. She has studied food and health extensively with leading teachers around the world. “I started my journey as a chef/food educator in my late 20s. At the time I had been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and told by my doctors that I would be dependent on medication for the rest of my life. In my attempts to find a natural solution, I discovered macrobiotics. It was a very empowering time of my life, as I began to discover the powerful impact my food choices had on my general …
Lola Sherunkova (@LolkaSher) is a New York-based vegan, sustainable fashion and skincare influencer, and the co-founder of Yuve, a brand of vegan supplements. She is a creator of delicious plant-based recipes and a mother of an orange tabby cat. Here is her recipe for Raw Chocolate Protein Bars with Dates. “These days we all know someone who is on vegan, gluten-free, raw, keto or paleo diet. Fortunately, some grocery shops and restaurants offer many choices to their consumers. However, the amount of sugar in most of the products is extremely high! (Please read the labels carefully) Here is where the homemade products step in. My dear friends let me introduce you to the Raw Chocolate Protein Bars with Dates, the best tasting dessert without added sugar.
Australian cuisine is filled with very easy recipes. Food coach Diana Tencic from Body Be Well has this wonderful recipe for a healthy dinner option: easy-to-make and so delicious baked beans. Ingredients (serves 2)
We all love chocolate! But we love it even more when it is quality, organic and real chocolate. Discover here 5 top winter warmer breakfast recipes by Jo Lippold of Loving Earth. Loving Earth is a Melbourne based company dedicated to sourcing the highest quality organic fair trade foods. “Dark cold mornings call for warm bowls of something filling and delicious. Because an extra ten minutes under the doona is always more appealing than working out what that delicious something is, we’ve delved into the archives and found our favourite chilly morning breakfast favourites. Guaranteed to keep you toasty that little bit longer…
You know oat milk and quinoa from our new and much-loved natural liquid foundations, but of course, they are also great ingredients for your vegan breakfast. Check this recipe from Hong Kong blogger Angie Li for a delicious oat milk and quinoa porridge.
When I was a young girl, I loved watching my mum do her daily beauty routine. Even back then she used natural ingredients to look after her skin. She slept with aloe vera on her face, exfoliated with sugar and honey and only used natural creams to moisturise. I think that’s when I started to love healthy skin! My mother was a nurse, but definitely an alternative one! She is passionate about natural health and she has always relied on homemade remedies. One of the traditions we still share together is to make and apply our natural homemade mask. This Mother’s Day, I’m happy to share our favourite recipe, it’s very easy!
Diana Tencic, food coach at BodyBeWell says: “Food and fitness are my life – and in that order too. We place so much emphasis on training our bodies while forgetting the essential fuels our bodies require. For me, it’s the combination of these two in balance that are the key to achieving a leaner, stronger, fitter you.” Please check here her recipe for a Raw Peanut Butter Slice. What you will need