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12 Jan Sunrise Turmeric Smoothie

Turmeric is such an amazing food. It is usually found in the spice section as a golden yellow powder but it is actually a root similar to fresh ginger, if you have never seen it in its true fresh form. Turmeric traditionally is used in curries (because of its origin, being India) and I had no idea how else to incorporate it into my daily diet. So being naturally inquisitive I tried to find ways to add it to my diet in unusual ways. There really are endless possibilities however i have found my few fav combinations: omelets, curries, stir-frys and smoothies!!! Turmeric reduces inflammation so can reduce swelling in joints, gut inflammation, helps skin conditions and assists digestion. It is good for heart health, your immune system, heart health to name a few. You can also buy turmeric supplements that are aimed at joint care and also migraines in the health food store so jump on line and do some research to see if you think it could be a good addition to supplement your diet with. It has been used throughout India for centuries for its healing properties. Sunrise Turmeric Smoothie (SERVES 2) / 1/2 mango / 1 banana / 1/2 avocado / 1/2 Lebanese cucumber / small...

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10 Jan Why I’m giving up my daily cup of coffee, for Dandelion Tea.

It’s a new year (yah) and the resolutions are flying around… so to add my 2 cents worth I am NOT giving up coffee. But I am severely reducing my intake to one or 2 a week. Somewhere along the line (and I am sure you can relate if you are a coffee drinker or have struggled with addictions to chocolate) I went from being the occasional drinker, to one every morning. Then to a habitual morning coffee, even if I did not feel like it and now I see myself occasionally having 2 cups a day!!!! Warning bells are ringing that I have an addiction. SOOOO instead of giving it up (because I genuinely LOVE the taste) I’m confessing my addiction to the world and I’m taking up dandelion tea instead. “Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a coffee addict” I have perfected my dandelion latte and it’s a great coffee alternative. Or in summer ice dandi is amazing. I also enjoy rooibos as well but definitely prefer dandelion as a coffee alternate. I am not bashing coffee as I adore it but there are some things to be mindful of… it is not good in huge doses because of the caffeine and...

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24 Nov How “Letting Go” Helped Heal My Acne.

Along my health journey I have done some seriously alternative things to cure my health woes. I’ve not only overhauled my diet but also my lifestyle, friends and home environment… nothing ever seemed to be enough and one day I realized what I had been doing wrong, and it wasn’t my diet or my lifestyle or my home environment. The problem was I used to ask myself that every day. Looking back I feel like i was paving the way for failure. “ Is it ever going to be enough??” is such a negative outlook.  If you break it down im literally saying nothing I try will work… Life is short and I don’t know about you but as I get older the years seam to go by faster and faster. I was wasting so much time being stressed and negative about my issues I was forgetting to have fun along the way and everything revolved around my issues. I’d get stressed about going to the pool and being makup free, going to the beach or spending the night at a friends house. I tried to hide under makeup but it never worked for me because every time I looked in the mirror...

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27 Oct Stop Looking For That “Perfect” Diet

So I know some of you would be hanging your heads in shame if you had to lay out (on the table) what you ate in a day. If you told your grandma would she be all for it or also hanging her head in shame? I know I didn’t always eat a healthy diet, personally I’m looking back now on my teenage self with disgust. I often used to think about eating healthy but didn’t really know where to start and would usually result in eating a salad sandwich was suckered in my marketing. My work snacks were “natural + fat free” bars or the microwave meals. I wouldn’t touch the stuff now let alone recommend it. I searched high and low for the perfect diet and have decided there is no one size fits all diet. Im more concerned about eating a healthy diet. What really defines a healthy diet anyway? This is a question I am always asked or always question myself… and it’s the hardest question to answer without passing judgement on anyone. Is a little judgement bad? I don’t think so, only because it makes you question your actions to some extent. I truly believe if you...

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05 Oct Cacao + Dandi Smoothie

Trying to get a daily dose of prebiotics can be difficult sometimes, so I am always experimenting ways to incorporate them into my diet. Dandelion root is a great herb that will assist digestion and aid good gut health. It stimulates digestion by acting as a milk laxative, it also assists the liver in detoxing, feeds the good bacteria in your gut and is also high in antioxidants. Dandelion root can be found in most supermarkets as a tea. Or if you are a herb nerd you can find it at some special health food stores, online or bulk/loose produce stores. Dandelion root is a great coffee alternative as it has a similar taste to coffee (but not as strong) and caffeine free. Tahini is sesame seed paste and has an amazing flavour, i love adding it to my smoothies for some healthy fats as well as the added calcium, iron and magnesium. It is classed as a healthy fat and works really well with cacao flavoured foods. Cacao is the raw unprocessed "cocoa" powder. It is not the same as cocoa, cocoa is roasted or heat treated so it loses some of its amazing benefits. Cacao is a superfood and contains magnesium, small traces of...

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