Our Top 3 Easy Christmas Recipes

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Date and Cocoa Bliss Balls We will be making these to give as presents, as well as placing on the Christmas table for healthy after-lunch-snackies. Simple Basil and Cashew Pesto Pesto is expensive to buy, but it is so versatile … Continue reading

Beat Weigh Gain over Christmas

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Christmas can be a crazy time for the health goals. Friends and co-workers constantly offering you a sneaky champagne, baked goodies and Christmas cake. The parties start and suddenly your tempted with foods that you know aren’t going to do your … Continue reading

Is Cacao better then Cocoa?

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So today I got asked if I had made a mistake in one of my recipes for smoothie containing cocoa. “Don’t you mean cacao, surely you don’t mean cocoa as cocoa doesn’t contain any nutrition and is an inferior product” … Continue reading

Top 3 Recipes for Exercise Recovery


The foods that you eat after your workout are almost as important as the workout itself. By choosing the right foods post workout you can recover quicker and get the results that you are working so hard to achieve. Now … Continue reading

Guru Slice & Guru Biscuits

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One recipe – 2 dishes – that’s the beauty of this recipe. Designed to use half the mixture as a slice, the other for biscuits. Packed full of heart healthy nuts and seeds and fibre to keep you full and … Continue reading

Nutrition Guru comes to Melbourne!

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Hi Gurus! I’m so excited for my upcoming workshop in Melbourne NEXT WEEKEND October 5th and 6th, 2013 Held at the CERES Environment Park, it’s going to be a wonderful day filled with hands on cooking, nutrition information, and to … Continue reading

Today I Cried…

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So today I flipped out and I cried. I put on a fitted top with a zipper ready to start my day, but it wouldn’t fit. As much as a squished, wriggles and squeemed, it just would not do up, … Continue reading

Top 3 Tips for Controlling Emotional Eating


  We don’t only eat to satisfy our hunger. We also turn to food in times of stress and sadness because life is busy, hectic, frightening and bewildering at times. The trick is to acknowledge that this is a fact of … Continue reading

Top 3 Healthy Snackies to Beat Three-thirty-itis

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It’s 3 pm and your exhausted, your brain is foggy and you’re in a bad mood. Here are my top three snack ideas to beat the 3pm slump. The trick is to add a small amount of protein for energy and … Continue reading

Top 3 Tips for Eating Less Processed Sugar


Processed sugar, or table sugar, is a part of our food system whether we like it or not. We can’t escape it, though we can choose to eat less of it. If you have recognised that you are eating too … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Pancakes

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The Chef’s pancakes are my favourite. Light, fluffy, flavoursome. I’m surprised he’s shared his recipe with you actually. Consider yourself super lucky! Ingredients 260g Self Raising Flour 110 Grams Raw Sugar or Coconut Sugar (low G.I) 275 ml Milk 1 Egg 1 … Continue reading

A Word About Body Image with Practise Wellness


Today I bring you an important lesson two friends have recently learned on a journey together, written by the yogi extraordinaire and friend Krystal. She addresses the all too common issue that we all experience – negative self talk about … Continue reading

Little Apple Bites

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So it’s 3pm and you just can’t stop thinking about chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. You are tired, want to have an afternoon nap but of course, that isn’t possible. Your focus is wavering and you feel like the energy … Continue reading

Diet Shake Recipe

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Here’s my recipe for the best diet shake in the world. It is highly effective, inexpensive and all natural. Ingredients: 1 x booty (also known as bum or butt) 1 x fast and loud music track 1 x dose of … Continue reading

How to Get Your Man to Eat Healthy Food

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It’s hard isn’t it. You want to revamp your diet and eat nutritious wholesome foods, but your man is happy with what he’s always known and the thought of suddenly eating more veg, switching to brown rice and eating more … Continue reading

Wasting Time is Good For You


Sounds familiar? I spend too much time on pinterest/facebook etc I probably shouldn’t watch …cooking show because it’s at a time when I should be doing the washing up but I can’t help it I love that show! My weekend … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Bark

Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe

You all know me now, I have a major sweet tooth and love dark chocolate. If I deny myself chocolate and go cold turkey, it just doesn’t work for me. After 3 days I’m a raging lunatic and end up buying … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Banana Icecream

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I myself have a sweet tooth. My dreams would come true if I could eat icecream all day. Take a look at this easy and nutritious recipe. It only takes minutes to make and perfect for people who are dairy or … Continue reading

Gluten Free Sweet Potato, Coconut and Chai Loaf

2 cups of ground nuts (see method)
1/2 cup grated coconut, dessicated coconut, or coconut flakes
1 1/2 cups grated sweet potato (skin included)
4 eggs
1/4 cup oil (sunflower or olive oil, you can substitute with coconut if you wish, though read my view on coconut oil here).
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
2 tsp baking powder (choose gluten free baking powder if coeliac or highly sensitive to gluten)
1 tbsp vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp chai powder OR 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon mixed with 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. For this recipe you can simply use 2 cups of almond meal (ground almonds). I didn’t have almonds already ground, so I blitzed 1 cup almonds in the blender then added 1 cup of macadamias. This is your flour. The macadamias need to be added last, as they have a higher oil content and will turn to butter quickly when blended. Alternative nuts are brazil nuts (don’t over blitz), cashews, pistachios.
3. Place ground nuts in a large bowl
4. Add coconut
5. Grate the sweet potato and add to the bowl
6. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs lightly
7. Add the oil to the eggs and whisk lightly to incorporate.
8. Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl containing the oil and eggs and mix to combine.
9. Add this wet mixture to the dry bowl of nut flour and coconut.
10. Stir with a wooden spoon to thoroughly combine.
11. Pour mixture into a greased and lined loaf pan
12. Bake for 30 minutes, until brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
13. Remove from oven and leave in tin to cool.



Don’t Say Yes to Everything


Are you a YES person? Do you say YES to everything you are asked to do? It’s ok if you do. Many of us fall into the trap. Yes, I’ll wash up Yes, I’ll stay back at work Yes, I’ll … Continue reading

Don’t Complain


Are you in this trap? Someone asks ‘How are you?’ and you rattle off that you are ‘Good, busy, 100 things to do, working hard for a boss that overworks you, have had the flu and you bought a pair … Continue reading