Posts tagged health
Poached Pears with Cinnamon and Anchor Greek Yoghurt

Pears are harvested in New Zealand and Australia around February to March and are generally available until May so this is the perfect time to get your pear fix.  Poached pears are a beautiful addition to have on top of muesli, keep in an airtight jar and snack as you go or as a dessert topped with Anchor Greek Style Yoghurt for added sweetness.

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Apple and Elderflower Iced Tea

Iced tea has proven to be one of the healthiest drinks available. Not only does it revive you on a hot day, but also adds nutrients to keep you healthy.

Improving health is a multifaceted process. Many of us are already aware of the steps which one needs to take to maintain a healthy life like quit smoking, keeping a check on the level of alcohol consumed, avoiding fried food, and including a lot of fruits and veggies in our everyday diet.

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Coconut Ice

With the silly season just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe that is delicious, easy to make, and can be taken to upcoming summer BBQ's and parties.  I wanted to make a healthier version of the classic coconut ice recipe by replacing the original recipes refined sugar with coconut sugar and red food colouring with beetroot juice.

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Inspirational Friends - The Diet Doctor, Moodi Dennaoui

Have you heard the saying "Ab's are made in the kitchen"? Well if there is one person who lives up to those words it would be Moodi Dennaoui.  I found out about Moodi aka The Diet Doctor via Instagram.  He is a teacher, author, nutritionist, father, athlete, mathematician and Designer & Master of Research Methodology.  I look forward to his daily Instagram posts, they are filled with easy to understand nutritional knowledge and he makes "clean eating" look fun.  Moodi explains how our bodies can benefit from eating certain foods at certain times, the best meal to eat after a workout, how to get lean and he shares his love of carbs... everything is said with a bit of humour and a lot of intelligence.

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Cookie Dough Truffles

These cookie dough truffles are the perfect little snack to have when on the go.  I usually make a batch of these on a Sunday night to keep in the fridge to have for the following week. Whenever I feel like a sweet treat I will have one. There are only 5 ingredients needed to make these and they take around 5 minutes to make.

* Raw * Vegan * Gluten free * Refined sugar free

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Peanut Butter and Cacao Brownie

Chocolate and peanut butter are two foods that taste incredible when combined.  These decadent, chewy peanut butter and cacao brownies are the perfect guilt free comfort food. The peanut butter makes the brownie creamy and rich and the cacao nibs gives it a crunchy texture. This is such a simple recipe to follow and can be easily adapted by adding nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit and white chocolate bits. I served my brownies with plain yogurt and they also taste great eaten on their own, they are moist so do not worry if you do not have yoghurt.

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Fruit Whip featuring Yonanas machine

After hearing lots of talk about a Yonana machine I decided to purchase one and have to say I'm pretty happy I did. For anyone who is unsure of what a Yonana is, it is a machine that makes it possible for vegans, any one who is dairy free or lactose intolerant and those of us who are more health conscious to enjoy frozen desserts similar to ice cream/sorbet/frozen yoghurt.  All you need is frozen fruit as a base, along with your favourite topping, mine is dark chocolate and pistachios.  Other fruits that process well through this machine are frozen berries, peaches, apricots, mangoes apples and cranberries.

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Dairy Free Coconut Ice Cream

This simple ice cream recipe is perfect for the hot summer weather. It is dairy free, refined sugar free and vegan, an ethical choice and we think it tastes a lot better than standard ice cream. It is super creamy with a beautiful vanilla flavor and a hint of coconut. You would never notice that this recipe contains no dairy. Serve with your favorite fruit, or nuts for a crunchy texture.

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Inspirational Friends - Puawai (Blossom) Munro-Halkyard

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Puawai (Blossom) Munro-Halkyard, an inspiring, talented CrossFit Athlete from Auckland. CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that was designed to help people gain a broad and general fitness.  It condones a perpetually high powered mix of aerobic exercise, Olympic weight lifting and gymnastics (body weight exercises). CrossFit first came to New Zealand in 2008 and CrossFit Auckland was one of the first CrossFit affiliates to open.

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Orange and Coconut Bliss Balls

For a long time now I have been making bliss balls and I am always experimenting with new flavours and recipes. This particular recipe is one of my favourites as the orange gives it a sweet refreshing taste but they also have a hint of chocolate. These take around 10 minutes to make and can be eaten as a raw snack or as a dessert.

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