Tag Archives: health

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Beginner’s Green Smoothie

It’s a New Year and you know what that means – lots of New Year’s resolutions, and I’d hedge a bet that a majority of them somehow relate to health and wellbeing.

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While I personally try to be healthy all year round,  the over-indulgence of the festive season and the thought of a fresh calendar full of new intentions tends to give me that ounce of extra motivation required to turn things up a notch.

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Raw Lemon Berry ‘Cheesecake’

I have eaten my fair share of vegan cheesecake at restaurants and made by a wonderful friend who has trained as a raw vegan chef, but only recently attempted to make my own.  Why it has taken me so long to make an attempt, I have no idea, but I’m so glad that I did!

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After a massive Google search for recipes, I came across a fabulous blog called Sweetly Raw that is filled with stacks of recipes for raw cheesecake and other desserts in any variety you can think of. I had great success following her recipe for raw chocolate cheesecake and wanted to try another variety, so loosely followed her recipe for a lemon berry swirl cheesecake, but tweaked it a little to give it a chocolate crust.

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Cauliflower ‘rice’

Recently we have made a pretty significant change to the way we have been eating. After reading The 4-Hour Body I had a realisation that as vegetarians we tend to rely on carbs for a majority of our meals. Though a lot of the time I tend to replace processed carbs with whole grains, the ‘slow carb diet’ takes you away from grains altogether, leaving us to rely more on fresh vegetables and legumes for a large portion of our meals.

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Breakfast: Fridge Oats

Lately I have felt extremely time-poor, so have been looking for ways to get organised and streamlined in the kitchen, while still maintaining a healthy diet.

I have seen ‘refrigerator oats’ on a few blogs and on pinterest, and although a Bircher muesli type breakfast soaked overnight isn’t a new concept for me, the idea of pre- preparing and serving breakfast in mason jars made me keen to give it a try.

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Reflections on 8 Weeks Sugar Free & Healthy Lunch Recipe

It’s amazing how fast time flies, I can hardly believe that our 8 weeks is finished, it has now been about 10 weeks since we started Sarah Wilson’s ‘I Quit Sugar’ program.  For the first 6 weeks we stuck fast to the plan, and although it was a challenge at times it was an excellent learning experience that I would highly recommend.

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