Feeling Low on Energy, and Burned-Out?  These 3 Reasons Might Be Why 

Uncategorized Feb 20, 2021
 

As a full-time working mum who uses the word "busy" a little too often, you know that there is something in your life draining the energy out of you. 

After all, you endlessly hustle through each day, juggling your work, children, home duties, and when it’s even possible, your self-care. It seems like there are never enough hours in the day for you to do everything, and without filters, it’s exhausting. Scientific data even back this up by showing that 42.5% of full-time working mothers experience ongoing fatigue.

Let's admit it. Like a lot of working mums, you try to push through exhaustion with a little help from coffee, sugary treats, and energy drinks. After all, you feel proud of being a working mum - and you should! But historical trends have proven that we tend to push this idea a little too far, compromising our health, and wellbeing. 

I would know because I experienced it.

 

When my energy bottomed out... 

After giving birth to my second...

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Baked Apples with Tahini & Cinnamon

Uncategorized Feb 15, 2021

I'm getting a tad excited looking out of my kitchen window at our apple trees. The apples are getting big and ripe and almost ready to eat. Yay! 

If you're looking for a healthy low-sugar treat to keep in pleasure-mode, this recipe has got you covered. This is even compliant to our 2-week blood sugar reset adrenal nutrition plan. Woot woot!

Ingredients

  • 6 green apples
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius. Grease a casserole dish or slice tin.
  • Peel the apples and cut up thinly. Arrange in the dish.
  • Pour the tahini and sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples.
  • Place the dish in the oven for 20-30min, until apples are cooked through, and the tahini and cinnamon has started going crispy.
  • Serve the apples on their own, or with some coconut yogurt or coconut cream. Yummo!

Note: you can adjust the amount of tahini and cinnamon to your liking. Use less or more apples as well, depending on how much you want to make (ahem, eat, lol).

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Client Success Story

Uncategorized Feb 10, 2021

We're pumped to be part of this busy Mumma's healing journey. Lisa went from flat, inflammed & fatigued to an energised & present Power Parent!

Here's Lisa's story...

"After many years of severe stress, I wasn’t really sick, but I also just didn’t feel well.  My main issue was fatigue. It didn’t matter how much sleep I got. I would wake up every morning, just feeling so tired. 

The exhaustion was affecting me in many ways. I would wake up tired and would find it difficult to just find the energy to get up and ready for work.  

At work I put all the energy I had into my job, so by the time I got home, I had no energy for my family. Some days I would just want to get home and lie down on the couch and want to sleep. I would grab something sweet like chocolate to eat, as I knew it would give me a quick boost. Later in the evening, I would get my second wind and when my kids went to bed, I wasn’t tired, and would stay up late...
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A better way to think about: "it's not the right time”

Uncategorized Feb 10, 2021

I get it, you're a busy working parent, and getting on top of your health is likely at the bottom of your priority list. 

The demands of work are piling on top of you, and then you have to make sure the kids are fed, dressed, cleaned, and the house is in order. You're trying to push through your day, trying to ignore the fatigue and brain fog and niggling aches and pains and headaches that keep creeping up on you. 

However, if you stop to think about it, if you’re really honest with yourself, you know that you should do something about your health (as well as your hectic life!). Yet, as always, you likely brush the intruding thought away, justifying to yourself that “it's not the right time.” 

This common justification - “it’s not the right time” - is really just a form of procrastination. In research settings, people who procrastinate have higher levels of stress and lower well-being. Data also shows that procrastinators often have...

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Mango & Blueberry Quinoa Porridge

Uncategorized Feb 05, 2021
Here's yummy breakkie idea with a porridge twist! This porridge uses quinoa instead of oats (which can be better tolerated for some people).
 
It's gluten-free and dairy-free, and also low-histamine and adrenal diet friendly.
 
Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
  • 300ml coconut milk
  • 115g quinoa, rinsed well
  • 350g mango flesh, roughly chopped
  • 1/8 tsp stevia (can add more, to taste)
  • 4cm fresh ginger, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 100g blueberries
  • 4 tbsp toasted dried coconut shavings
 
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Put the coconut milk and quinoa in a small saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 10-15min, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and set aside for 7min to allow the grains to swell. Fluff up with a fork and tip into a bowl and leave to cool.
  • Meanwhile, put the mango (leave some cubes aside to add to top of porridge, if you like), stevia, and lime juice in a food processor. Squeeze the ginger...
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Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid With Bloating

Uncategorized Jan 26, 2021
 
Bloating is a big sign that your body just isn't coping with all it has to do. It's incredibly common among busy women, who are always on the go!
Here are the TOP 5 MISTAKES I see people doing again and again when it comes to trying to 'self-treat' bloating:
 
1. Eating a restrictive low-fodmap diet. This is a very common diet used to reduce symptoms of bloating, that most people find when they Dr Google "how to get rid of the bloat". It is also often recommended by gastroenterologists or dieticians, when medical scopes and blood tests come back as "fine." While I have nothing against using such a diet in healing protocols, I DO have a problem when people go on restrictive diets long-term to reduce gut symptoms, without understanding or treating WHY they are bloating in the first place when they eat healthy foods like onion or apples. A healthy body SHOULD be able to eat healthy foods.
 
2. Taking random gut supplements. Look, I think it's great you're trying out...
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Seedy Grain-Free Bread

Uncategorized Jan 21, 2021
Looking for a yummy, gluten-free bread to nibble on...that doesn't taste like cardboard, lol? This is a bit nice! It's also grain-free, so a good choice if you're sensitive or needing to limit your grain intake at the moment.
 
By the way...if your bread turns GREEN after a day or two - do not fear, it is not mould! This is just a normal reaction that happens with the ground up sunflower seeds. If the colour puts you off the bread, you might want to sub sunflower seeds for a different type of seed.
 
INGREDIENTS
  • 1½ cup almond meal
  • 6 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 6 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix the pumpkin, sunflower, flax and chia seeds in a bowl, set aside 3 tablespoons.
  3. Place the almonds in a...
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QUICK CHICKEN CURRY

Uncategorized Jan 12, 2021
Here's a super quick, no-fuss dinner recipe that tastes delicious! This is a staple in our family. Double the recipe and have some for leftovers the next day.
 
Serves 4
 
INGREDIENTS
• 600g chicken thigh
• 2 tbsp coconut oil
• 120ml coconut milk
• 1 onion, chopped finely
• 1 tbsp cumin
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp turmeric
• ¼ cup cashews
• 2 cup sweet potato, diced
• 120g baby spinach
 
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Saute the onion in the olive oil until translucent.
2.Add chicken, heat until cooked through.
3. Add the coconut milk, spices and cashews, continue heating for 3-4 minutes.
4. Remove from the heat, stir in spinach.
 

This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:

- Adrenal Healing Nutrition Plan 

- Gluten-Free / Celiac & Non-Celiac Gluten-Sensitivity

- Dairy-free 

 

Omit/Sub following ingredients to fit with our other Healing Diets:

- SIBO Biphasic Diet - omit onion;...

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Orange Chia Seed Pudding

Uncategorized Jan 06, 2021

Looking for a light and refreshing new breakfast? Try this yummy Orange & Chia Seed Pudding recipe. I recently served these up at our family Christmas breaki with the extended fam...and they were a hit!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup (sub raw honey or rice malt syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest

Top with:

  • Coconut yogurt, dehydrated orange slices, toasted coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a jar or bowl, and shake or stir until the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Once combined, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Take out the pudding and shake or stir again, then return the mixture to the refrigerator for 3-5 more hours (or overnight).
  4. When ready to eat, you can either divide into little cups (if taking to a breakfast event), or if eating at home, you can divide into bowls (serves about 2-3).
  5. Top the pudding with coconut yogurt,...
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Lemon Tart (DF, GF, RSF)

Uncategorized Dec 26, 2020

Happy Boxing Day! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas yesterday, and enjoying some down-time today. We had a blast, and ate far too much food, haha. Thought I'd share this DELICIOUS lemon tart I made for Christmas desert. You won't believe that it is gluten-free, refined sugar-free AND dairy-free.

 

CRUST INGREDINETS

  • 150g almond meal
  • 60g coconut oil, melted
  • 20g raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch salt

FILLING INGREDIENTS

  • 6 eggs
  • 100g raw honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, finely grated
  • 160g lemon juice (approx. 4 lemons)
  • 1 pinch salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius, and grease a tart dish.
  • Add all crust ingredients in a high-speed blender (I used my thermomix) and process until smooth. 
  • Press crust into the tart dish and bake for about 12min or until golden brown.
  • While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. I used my thermomix to do this (7min/80 degrees c on speed 5). But you could also make the filling in a saucepan - add all ingredients and whisk on medium heat...
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