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Blueberries and Cream Healthy Gut Gummies

 

Gelatin has wonderful healing properties and is a natural source of amino acids which aid in hair, skin and bone health. It can also aid in reducing inflammation in the gut and assist in reducing food sensitivities, promote healthy immune function and recovery after exercise.

I love that this recipes contains the antioxidant properties of blueberries in conjunction with the gelatin, plus it tastes yummy. 

Greens at Breakfast?

I love eggs for breakfast. Not just because they taste yummy but also because they are a complete protein, meaning it supplies all of the amino acids to the body first thing in the morning.  By ensuring your breakfast has a good amount of protein in it - we can really support our health and wellbeing in many ways.

Breakfast Winter Warmer

This breakfast is full of fibre and protein and is so nice and warming during winter. 

Its also a great choice if you want something healthy, gluten free and if you are short of time!

It only takes about 3 minutes to make. 

Acai and Chia pudding

 

 

This Acai and Chia bowl recipe is the same recipe I have posted previously. Each time i am just switching the fruit. This means I can make a weeks worth of chia pudding and then each morning just change up the fruit. I love the variety and fun of different colours every morning. Am sure your kids will too! 

Mango and Coconut Chia Pudding

 

 

This is the same chia pudding recipe i have posted previously except I have switched the fruit for a small mango. Its SO GOOD. Give it a try 😋 

Mel's Merry Christmas Bliss Balls

Mel’s Merry Christmas Bliss Balls (Makes 20 balls)

These bliss balls are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and tastes like Christmas pudding.  Nice and not naughty! A great treat to take along to your next Christmas party.

Cauliflower pizza base

At first - when my clients are told they need to move towards eating a Gluten Free diet they tell me it feels like an overwhelming task where they have to "miss out" on their favourite foods over the treatment program. The purpose of today's post is one example of how to have a family favourite - Pizza - Gluten free. Who doesn't like pizza?

How to make Almond Milk

Do you have problems with your digestion? Cramps? Gas? Bloating?

You are not alone. Many clients that come to see me with digestive complaints are still under the assumption that consuming a lot of dairy is good for them, unaware that it could actually be the dairy that is causing some (if not all) of their complaints!

My favourite healthy breakfast recipes

As a nutritionist, I assess each client's food intake at each consultation and I have to say that across the board- breakfast is consistently the meal that most clients struggle to make a healthy choice. From choosing boxed cereals (either the high sugar kinds in 'healthy' packaging) to ones like Weet-bix which lack protein, or to those that opt to skip the meal altogether! 

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and I believe if we really focus on getting breakfast right- we can both improve your nutrient status AND improve your energy levels, help to regulate blood sugars, reduce sugar cravings across the day and improve your mood. Seems too simple? 

Here are my top 6 breakfast options to help you get the day started right!  

My Favourite Green Smoothie Recipe

This is my favourite green smoothie recipe and a great one to start on if you have never done smoothies before. It tastes delicious and is so refreshing. 

Two Ingredient Pancakes

 These pancakes are super quick to make, so delicious AND gluten & dairy free! This recipe is enough for one person so just increase accordingly for more people. 

Blueberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

Great for breakfast or dessert!

Chia seeds are high in omega 3's and soluble fibre. When grounded in the blender it helps the omega 3 oils to be bioavailable so I prefer to soak and then blend with fruit in the morning. Enjoy!

Is it my Gut or is it Anxiety?

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Do you ever wonder about your digestion and question "Is that normal"?

Perhaps you struggle to have a bowel motion one day and then the next day you have 3 stools in one day? Perhaps the consistency is fluctuating from hard to a toothpaste like consistency? What about gas? Do you have more of that lately? Bloating? Burning? ... the list goes on.

For those of you that see me for consultation, will know that I love to ask the question: “How is your digestion?” because it gives me great insight into what is happening to your body systemically. If your digestive system isn’t working effectively (and by that I mean having any health issues extending anywhere from your mouth (bad breath?) to your anus (including your poo!) then it will be having a direct impact on the rest of your body.