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Nature’s Green Smoothie

Nature’s Green Smoothie

By on May 12, 2015 in Blog, Juices & Smoothies, Nourishing Recipes, Raw, Vegan | 0 comments

A raw, vegan smoothie is the best way to get your daily intake of nutrients to boost your body and immune function. This Nature’s Green Smoothie is packed mouth watering flavours and nutrients to include vitamins A,B,C,E,K; protein; fibre; antioxidants, calcium; phosphorus; potassium; manganese; magnesium, essential fatty acids; zinc & more. Nature’s Green Smoothie is alkalising and immune boosting; assists detoxification; aids the management of healthy cholesterol levels; helps prevent of asthma and breathing problems, arthritis and diabetes; assists weight loss and cancer prevention.   Ingredients: 1 cup coconut water 1 banana 1/4 cup mint leaves 1 tsp aloe vera juice 1 tsp pea protein 1 tsp Spirulina 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup kale leaves Method: Place all ingredients in a powerful blender and liquefy. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you sign up on the home page (www.naturalhealinghabits.com.au) to receive your free  Natural Healing Juice & Smoothie Recipes e-book  and our monthly newsletter with more recipes as well as health tips. I’d love to hear your comments below....

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Make Your Own Sugar Free Nutritious Chocolates

Make Your Own Sugar Free Nutritious Chocolates

By on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog, Desserts, Nourishing Recipes, Raw, Uncategorized, Vegan | 0 comments

Are you dreading eating or giving your kids pre-packaged and processed Easter chocolates that are sugar laden and loaded with hidden nasties?  Well fear no more, here’s a quick, easy, sugar free, dairy free and nutritious chocolate recipe to make your own healthy and delicious chocolates. Made with 100% natural ingredients including cacao powder and butter,  coconut oil and flavoured with essential oils, this recipe is rich in antioxidants Vitamin E, Omega 3, Omega-6 and monounsaturated Omega-9 EFA’s, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Sulphur, Potassium and Magnesium.  This is all good to  promote Cardiovascular health; fight Depression; supports Pancreatic function and healthy  cholesterol levels, detoxify the Liver; relieve symptoms of PMS; relax muscles; promote strong nails, bones, hair and healthy skin; naturally elevate mood; assist weight loss; and help increase focus and alertness.  This Easter celebrate, cherish and love your health  with good natural chocolate choices. Ingredients 1/2 cup Raw Organic Cacao Butter 1 teaspoon Organic Stevia or Tablespoon Raw Organic Honey 1/3 cup raw cacao powder 4 tablespoons coconut cream Flavour options Peppermint – add a two drops of peppermint essential oil Orange – add  two drops of orange essential oil Coconut Rough – sprinkle in some shredded dry coconut Vanilla – add a few drops of vanilla Turkish Delight – add a two drops of rose water, some crushed pistachios and some chopped dehydrated fruit chunks. Method: In a small saucepan, heat some water on medium heat and place a glass bowl over it so that the bowl is barely toughing the water. Place Cacao Butter in glass bowl and stir until melted. Add the other ingredients and stir until mixed well. Remove bowl from heat and using a spoon pour chocolate mix into chocolate moulds. Put in the freezer for 15 minutes until solid. Remove chocolate from moulds and enjoy.  For flavour options, see suggestions above. Enjoy guilt free chocolates. If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you sign up on the home page (www.naturalhealinghabits.com.au) to receive your free  Natural Healing Juice & Smoothie Recipes e-book  and our monthly newsletter with more recipes as well as health...

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Festive Waldorf Salad with Homemade Mayo

Festive Waldorf Salad with Homemade Mayo

By on Dec 3, 2014 in Blog, Nourishing Recipes, Raw, Salads, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Nothing like a refreshing, quick and easy salad that includes fruits, protein, healthy fats, vegetables and tastes like a treat. You’ll love this Festive Waldorf Salad with Homemade Mayo that truly nutritious and delicious.     Ingredients for Mayonnaise: – Makes 3/4 cup 2 organic egg yolks 1/2 tsp dry mustard 2 tsp white vinegar or lemon juice ½ cup raw organic coconut oil ¼ tsp raw organic honey Ingredients for Waldorf Salad: -Serves 6 1 green apple 1 red apple Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 Tbs sundried preservative free cranberries or sultanas 1/4 cup Mayonnaise 6 crisp lettuce cups for serving Method for Mayo: Whisk egg yolks in a mixing bowl and add lemon juice, mustard and salt and pepper. Using a measuring jug, carefully add oil drop by drop while mixing it well. Once the mixture beings to thicken add the remainder of the oil and honey in a slow stream while still mixing.  Store in refrigerator. Method for Waldorf Salad: Soak produce in white vinegar for 10 minutes to remove dirt and toxins. Chill apples, core and dice into bite sized pieces. Put into a mixing bowl and pour lemon juice over applies. Mix in celery, walnuts, cranberries and mayonnaise. Serve piled into lettuce leaf cups. Add 1 cup chopped baked chicken breast if you like. If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you sign up on the home page (www.naturalhealinghabits.com.au) to receive your free  Natural Healing Juice & Smoothie Recipes e-book  and our monthly newsletter with more recipes as well as health tips....

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9 foods to improve your mood & well-being

9 foods to improve your mood & well-being

By on Nov 3, 2014 in Blog, General, Healing Foods, Raw, Uncategorized, Vegan | 2 comments

Did you know what you eat can dramatically affect your mood? We all know we can get a temporary superficial/false high after consuming sugary foods, alcohol or caffene, but these “foods” are actually depressants that bottom you out with the longer term reverse negative effects on your mood, bodily functions and well-being.  Here are some healthy foods to improve your mood and overall health for the long term. 1. Raw Organic Cacao – not the sugary and dairy laden commercial chocolate, but real cacao is rich in tryptophan, which is a powerful mood-enhancer, assisting the production of serotonin (feel good hormone).  2. Spirulina (blue green algae) – a whole and superfood. Good for everything including digestive health, brain function, detoxification and energy levels.  3. Fermented Foods – (Kefir, Sauerkraut, Yoghurt, Kombucha, Miso, Kimchee, etc) improve good bacteria in the gut to aid gut health that supports positive mood and brain function. 4. Goji Berries – known as one of the most nutritious berries on the planet. It’s rich in anti-oxidants and flavonoids It’s renowned to boost libido, sexual function and immune system.  5. Turmeric – supports the circulatory system and the digestive system.  It has been shown to boost Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which is linked improved brain function and is useful in treating depression. 6. Chai Seeds –   rich in vitamin C, Omega 3 and 6 and antioxidants. They also clean your digestive and immune systems by moving all the toxins and impurities to the bowels to improve mood and brain function. 7. Coconut (oil, meat & water) – full of electrolytes and saturated fat to improve energy levels and brain function as well as keep the body feeling young. 8. Noni Juice -helps stimulate the body’s natural production of Serotonin – feel good mood enhancing hormone. Renowned to treat depression, anxiety, irregular sleep patterns (insomnia) and migraine; promote healthy immune system, regeneration of damaged cells. 9. Hemp Seeds & Oil – a rare complete source of protein and packed with enzymes as well as Omega 3, 6 and 9 for improving brain functions and energy levels. Include these foods in your daily eating regime to sustain a positive mood and overall good health. If you enjoyed this post or have personal experience you would like to share, please post a reply below....

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Raw Vegan Berry Cheesecake

Raw Vegan Berry Cheesecake

By on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog, Desserts, Nourishing Recipes, Raw, Uncategorized, Vegan | 2 comments

Raw food recipes are a favourite because you are accessing 100% of nutrients from all the natural ingredients in a pure form without losing them through the cooking process.  The ingredients in this Raw Vegan Berry Cheesecake recipe mean it’s not only a delicious taste sensation, but all rich in anti-oxidants, protein, fibre, iron, vitamins (A, B, C) , minerals and phytonutrients.  All this makes it’s good for heart, cholesterol, blood and gut health as well as assist weight loss. This Raw Vegan Berry Cheese Cake is gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, grain free, Paleo and child’s play to make. In fact, my 11 year old made the one pictured for the family the other day.   Ingredients 2 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight in filtered water and drained) 1 cup almond meal 3/4 cups of pitted dates Juice of 1 & 1/2 lemons 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 Tbs raw organic coconut oil 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup organic mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) Method To make the crust, use a blender or food processor to blend almond meal, coconut oil and dates together. Put mixture in a 6-8 inch pie dish, pressing down with your hand to form the crust. To make the filing, put cashews, lemon juice, maple syrup and vanilla in a blender and whizz until texture is creamy smooth. Layer the filing on top of the crust. Put cheesecake in freeze to chill until set firm and cold. To make berry topping, put mixed berries in a blender and whizz until spreadable consistency. You can add a little maple syrup if you like it sweeter. Use a butter knife or spatula to spread the berry topping over the cheesecake. Serve and enjoy! I’d love to read your comments below. If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you sign up on the home page (www.naturalhealinghabits.com.au) to receive your free  Natural Healing Juice & Smoothie Recipes e-book  and our monthly newsletter with more recipes as well as health...

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Raw Chocolate Mousse

Raw Chocolate Mousse

By on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog, Desserts, Nourishing Recipes, Raw, School Lunches, Snacks | 1 comment

This Raw Chocolate Mousse tastes so sinfully good that you & the kids won’t believe it’s healthy & takes seconds to make.  Made from avocados, banana an cacao means it’s rich in 18 essential amino acids, fibre, protein, carotenoids, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, Omega 3 and more. My kids think it’s the best Chocolate Mousse ever (even better than that bad stuff) & they refuse to eat avocados so the recipe is a secret between you & me ok? This Chocolate Mousse makes for a tasty dessert, school lunch box treat or nutritious snack. The nutritional value of this Chocolate Mousse means it’s good for heart, cholesterol and digestive health; prevents and treats diabetes; is an immune and metabolism booster and assist weight loss. Ingredients 1 ripe Avocado 1 ripe Banana 2 Tbs Raw Organic Cacao Powder 1 Tbs Raw Organic Coconut Oil 1 1/2 Tbs Raw Organic Honey Method Add all ingredients to a blender and whizz. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you sign up on the home page (www.naturalhealinghabits.com.au) to receive your free  Natural Healing Juice & Smoothie Recipes e-book  and our monthly newsletter with more recipes as well as health tips. I’d love to hear your comments...

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