Health & Beauty
- 1 x frozen ripe banana
- 1 x ripe banana (not frozen)
- 1 heaped tablespoon of peanut butter (I use the organic peanut butter from my local market)
- 2 teaspoons of raw organic cacao
- 3 chopped dates with pips removed
- dash of coconut water
- Loving Earth caramelised buckinis
- place the bananas, peanut butter, cacao and dates in a high powered blender or food processor and pour a small amount of coconut water over the top,
- blend and add more coconut water until you get the desired consistency.
- Spoon the mousse into small glasses and top with buckinis.
TIP: using frozen bananas allows you to enjoy this tasty treat straight away. If you dont have any frozen bananas or you’re pre-preparing for later you can just use unfrozen ripe bananas and leave the mousse to chill in the fridge for a while. Make sure to only add the buckinis just before you serve them so they stay crunchy and delicious.
And so the farewells begin! I spent this afternoon with some gorgeous friends of mine at Lentil as Anything at the Abbotsford convent. This is one of my favorite places to be when I’m in Melbourne. The gardens are gorgeous, the food is delicious and served buffet style, there is always music and it always feels magnificent…
Ugh, I’ve been partying way too hard recently. I’m absolutely exhausted! My rubber arm has gotten the better of me and I’ve been a super busy bumble bee buzzing about and getting stuff done.
Not that it’s a bad thing at all. I just have so much going on at the moment. Mostly for super sneaky exciting reasons that I’m unable to share at the moment but thats a story for another time.
All the drinking, dancing, dinners, photo-shoots, business meetings along with my full time job have just taken their toll. I’ve not had time to do all the things that I want to do and I’ve not been my usual bubbly self for the past two weeks and I don’t like it. But i’ve learnt a valuable lesson and that lesson is BALANCE.
Take last week for example. I had something on every single day after work. I averaged 5 hours sleep a night and was up and ready to go at 6am the next morning. By the time it got to Friday night when I was celebrating the departure of one of my lovely friends from work with a few drinks… two champagnes down i was wasted! This threw me a little bit but then later I realised that I had been so busy that day and durning lunch trying to work on everything else that I had actually forgotten to eat. This inevitably resolved in me being way too sauced to function, some reasonably serious phone conversations that shouldn’t have been had in the state that I was in, and feeling like a space cadet in the morning followed by a slightly awkward breakfast with a lovely human I’ve been spending some time with and his friends who also seem equally lovely….
I’m still working out the finer details of the balance thing but I know I need to organise myself better and give myself an afternoon off from time to time. Being ‘on’ all the time is really exhausting. Starting today I’m writing myself an action list for the week and I’m sticking to it. I’m not going to try to do everything all at once like I have been doing because to be honest thats just silly and I will probably pass out if I do another week of this. I will also allow myself time to actually do the things that I want to do too.
Today I’ve taken a day off work to rest up, so if you need me I’ll be having a little lie in,
Get Excited lovely humans!
My dear friend and mentor Eoin Finn has released a sneaky peek from his new DVD Earth Body Yoga
CHECK IT OUT HERE: http://vimeo.com/77073328
Eoin is an incredible yogi, surfer, ocean worshipper, blissologist and generally an all round FUNderful human (FUN+ Wonderful… it’ll catch on I’m certain).
Going to Eoin’s YES retreat (YES stands for Yoga Ecology Surf) in Bali in November 2011 was the most incredible thing I’ve ever done for my mind, body and soul. Getting to know him and his family was just magic. His philosophy on life is awe-inspiring so I totally recommend you all go to one of his retreats or at lease check out his DVD’s and TEDx Talk.
Just spreading the bliss..
SEE EOIN ON TEDx HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsIZ69msvOQ
Drinking Juice is a great way to get extra vitamins and minerals in to your body. However not all juice is created equal.
Juice that you buy from the supermarket is full of preservatives and added sugars etc. Fresh squeezed juice is the way to go!
Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from fruits and vegetables. This is really important because most of us have impaired digestion due to less than optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of fruit and vegetables easily enabling you to absorb all the mico-nutrients.
I use a regular juicer but for best results and to retain the optimal amount of enzymes and nutrient quality you can use a cold press juicer.
Here are some of my favourite recipes.
- 1/2 watermelon
- 2 limes
- 1 apple
- 6 carrots
- 1 small beetroot (and beetroot greens if available)
- 1 small bunch of spinach
- 1 lemon
- 1 thumb of ginger
Orange and Mint Juice
- 4 oranges
- 1 bunch of mint
- 1 apple (or pear) for added sweetness.
Drinking enough water helps to:
- regulate your body temperature
- provide a way for nutrients to travel to your organs and tissues
- It helps transport oxygen to your cells.
- Helps with waste removal.
- Improves your overall skin tone.
- Assists in removing toxins from your body.
- Prevents headaches.
- Prevents aging – Aging is caused predominantly by the accumulation of acidic wast in the body. When we let these toxins build us they can cause all sorts of ailments and degenerative diseases.
- Assists in weight loss
- Prevents Arthritis and Osteoporosis
- Boosts your metabolism- a warm glass of water in the morning with some fresh lemon juice will help kick start your metabolism.
20% of the water you consume should come from the foods you eat, raw fruit and veggies are a great source! The rest should be from water you drink. As a general rule of thumb You should drink 1 liter of water for every 22kgs of body mass. Ideally the water you drink should be fluoride free alkaline water so you’re not consuming additional chemicals, this will help with the detoxification process.
If you have any questions feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Every day we ingest herbicides and pesticides in our bodies just from “fresh foods” unless you’re buying all organic food this will always be the case until something changes dramatically with our farming practices.
What we can do is wash our fresh fruit and vegetables in a mixture of water and raw apple cider vinegar. This removes 99% of the chemicals from the outside of the food.
All you need to do is fill up a bowl, or your sink with water and add just a few table spoons of the vinegar to the water. Wash your vegetables and you’re done! A great way to test this is with apples you buy from the supermarket. They are usually waxed to make them shiny. Washing them in this way will help to remove the wax from the apple so you can see firsthand what apple cider vinegar can do!
You can buy apple cider vinegar from the supermarket or a health food shop. My favourite is Paul Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar.
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Have a great day!