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Chocolate Banana Thick shake

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When we were young we used to love making homemade thick shakes after school. We would use ice cream, milk and chocolate or vanilla syrup. If we tried drinking this now, we would probably have a stomach ache for days.
This chocolate banana thick shake is made using nourishing ingredients that wont leave you with a sugar rush after consuming. It is also a great way to start the day and can be made in under 5 minutes. Its so delicious, its almost on the verge of being pudding, if you do want to make it into a pudding, leave out the milk.

Chocolate Banana Thick shake
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Recipe type: snacks
Serves: 1
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 heaped teaspoon cacao powder
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pip removed
  • 2 teaspoons cacao nibs
  1. Place banana, milk, cacao powder and avocado into a blender and process until well combined. Pour into a glass, sprinkle with cacao nibs and drink straight away.

Enjoy, J&L x


Matakana Superfoods Meet Julia and Libby

One of our favourite food brands Matakana Superfoods interviewed us to find out why we became interested in health and nutrition, what a day on our plate looks like, our favourite super foods, what are thoughts about plant based diets are plus a few other diet related questions.

Full interview here –


Wellness Project – Inspiration Corner with Libby Matthews

The beautiful Claire Obeid from The Wellness Project interviewed me about health, wellness, lifestyle, what inspires me and how I find balance and happiness in my life.

Claire is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Yoga teacher from Australia. She helps women find, cultivate and keep their own brand of balance, true happiness and perfect health. Claire is such an inspiration and I am very grateful to be interviewed by her.

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STYLEDby collaboration

Very excited to announce that I am the new contributing Lifestyle Editor for online fashion site STYLEDby.

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A few weeks ago I was approached by Stefnee, the Editor in Chief of STYLEDby, she is a fellow Kiwi and one of the most gorgeous humans around.  Stefnee asked if I would like to share health and wellness related content with her readers.  I have followed STYLEDby since it was first launched so of course jumped at the chance! I feel very honoured to have my work published along side up and coming Sydney based creative stylist Aleysha Campbell and super talented make up artist Tobi Henney.

STYLEDby is beauty, lifestyle and a whole lot of fashion.  News straight from the runway and currently on the site there are editorials featuring my girl crush, athlete and model, Lauryn Eagle & Miss Universe Australia, Jesinta Campbell.

My first post is titled Beautiful Food and features foods that you may already have at home that you can incorporate into your beauty routine.

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You can also have a read of my style file to hear beauty secrets, my ultimate holiday destination, favorite trend plus more.


Subscribe to the site as there are new posts added almost daily and a health and wellness feature from myself monthly.  You can follow STYLEDby on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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