This is a power packed smoothie that I regularly enjoy for breakfast after a morning workout. It’s light on the palate and easy to drink without weighing you down, so you’re powered up and energised for a busy workday ahead. I’m a huge fan of smoothies and if the right ingredients are used, they make […]
The secret to glowing skin is simple, eat lots and fruits and vegetables and make sure you are feeding it with antioxidants, healthy fats and protein to nourish your body from the inside out. As an additional benefit, you’ll also do wonders for the rest of your body such as lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, […]
This is one of the most yummiest super food smoothie bowls you’ll ever make…It will satisfy that deep chocolate craving as well as fuel you with protein and antioxidants that will make your body glow !! This is what I make when I feel like some chocolate therapy ! You can vary the thickness by […]
NO TIME TO BLEND ? If you’re busy and pressed for time, a blender free smoothie can often come in handy. At any time of day, you can quickly whip up a nutrient rich shake that’s loaded with protein, antioxidants and fibre to support your health and wellbeing and get you through your day. This post […]
If you’re after a green smoothie that tastes delicious, is simple to make and is loaded with nutrients that contribute to glowing skin and endless energy….. Well you need to try my all time favourite recipe. After just one glass, I promise you’ll be a green smoothie convert for life. A smoothie involves blending whole […]
When the 3.30 pm munchies hit at Healthy Chef HQ we love to make cinnamon chai cashew milk. It’s packed full of protein and all things yummy and good for the body, plus it satisfies that craving for something a little indulgent and sweet mid afternoon. I love mine over lots of ice to sip […]
If you feel like a little chocolate therapy, then you need to make my ultimate chocolate smoothie, that’s loaded with super food goodness and it tastes purely delicious ! Made from Naked Chocolat, almond milk, Healthy Chef Protein, banana, avocado and a little honey. A pure indulgent chocolaty treat! What’s great about it: Bursting with […]
This time of year, our immune system needs some TLC to help ward off colds and flu. I head straight to the kitchen and make restorative drinks that provide me with a concentrated source of nutrients that the body can easily absorb. I include anti-inflammatory ingredients such as turmeric and ginger which play a starring role […]
This is the ultimate winter warmer that’s high in super food antioxidants to support health, energy + vitality. The weather is cold outside and there is nothing better than sipping this very yummy chocolatey latte. I’ve used a mix of water and coconut milk to make this recipe, but you can use whatever milk you […]
Here is my immune boosting smoothie and potent remedy for when I’m feeling a little run down and I need to revitalise my body. Just one glass of this smoothie will leave you feeling energised and instantly restored as you drink in the pure goodness. It’s loaded with whole food vitamin C and vitamin D […]
Chocoholics rejoice! Now you can indulge in these energising super foods. Bursting with antioxidants, mineral rich cacao, carob, maca, cinnamon and pure vanilla bean, this potent blend provides sustained energy, supports the endocrine and immune systems and contributes to hormonal balance. Not only does Naked Chocolate promote optimal wellbeing – it tastes amazing too! Inspired […]
This is the ultimate Super Greens Vitality Smoothie that’s bursting with antioxidants and alkalising goodness. It’s the real deal, the get me super healthy type of smoothie that will have you bouncing off the walls and feeling energised. Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are more potent through whole food consumption which is why drinking green smoothies […]
When I cook, I always use full fat or organic milk in my recipes and I always try to cater for people who have intolerances to foods such as lactose. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose free alternative to traditional dairy. They can be incorporated into healthy diets and provide your body with […]
Certified Organic – Premium Grade Matcha “Enjoy the goodness of our finest Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea. High in antioxidants to support health, energy + vitality. Matcha has the ability to boost your immunity, control your stress and assist in weight loss. The health benefits of Matcha Green Tea are incredible – one bowl of […]
Here’s my delicious alkalinising Green Juice from my new book “Perfect Digestive Health“. It’s my daily tonic to kickstart the morning or as an afternoon vitality drink when I need some uplifting energy. I often make a double batch of this wonderful juice and cold press it so it lasts a few days in the […]
Protein is a vital nutrient for human survival. However there are many factors such as dietary preferences, health conditions including allergies, general food quality and convenience that may prevent people from gaining an adequate amount of protein on a daily basis. A clean protein supplement is ideal for improving skin and digestive health, a strong […]
Want A Sugar-Free Chocolate Milk ? Then this is the time to refuel and cool down with Australia’s premium drinking chocolate! What’s Great About It: Bursting with antioxidants, mineral rich cocoa, carob, maca, cinnamon and pure vanilla bean, this potent blend provides sustained energy, supports the endocrine and immune systems and contributes to hormonal balance. […]
If you want super power packed nutrition – then you need to have my chocolate super food smoothie. high in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals for hard core mover and shakers.
High in Vitamin C to support healthy skin and immune system. Young coconut water acts like an electrolight to help hydrate your cells, transport energy and boost metabolic rate.
This is the ultimate whole-food natural meal replacement and antioxidant formula ! A delicious blend of cold pressed and blended organic fruit and vegetables to support optimum health and nourish your body from the inside out ! What’s good about it: This smoothie is high in protein, antioxidants, folate, minerals and fibre to support a healthy […]
He’s my muscle builder protein recovery shake if I want a quick healthy meal replacement for me and the hubby. It contains almond milk which I make myself in my vitamix. If you’re a little time poor, a spoonful of almond butter blended with water is a good replacement. I add a frozen chopped banana which makes my smoothie so yummy and creamy it’s just like eating dessert as a meal. I always add a scoop of protein powder to increase the amino acid nutrient profile and ground flaxseed which is high in omega 3 – an essential fatty acids that is necessary for good health and must be obtained from our diet. EFAs support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous system, they also help stimulate the secretion of leptin a hormone that is produced by fat cells that helps in suppressing the appetite and burn stored fat. Flaxseed is also high in fiber that can help reduce cholesterol and keep you regular. I also love to add a sprinkle of ground cinnamon to any smoothie I make – as little as ½ teaspoon can help stabilize blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
This purely delicious power smoothie comes from Bella Clinton – the grand prize winner of our Healthy Chef Spring into Health Competition. In Bella’s words: ” I have converted even the blokiest of blokes to enjoy this smoothie… after hours of surfing in the heat, my boyfriend, his mates and I are always thirsty, hungry […]
Good nutrition is the fundamental building block of a healthy body – both inside and out. The food you eat has the potential to nourish every cell in your body and is your nutritional insurance policy to live longer, feel energised and look radiant. I love starting my day off with a super – smoothie […]
Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamin C and flavonoids, the B vitamins, E, A, folate, pantothenic acid and the minerals, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Together, these nutrients promote the health of the cardiovascular system, digestive system and immune system. Papaya is also high in papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins. This smoothie is also high in protein including the amino acid glutamine which is known as an anti-catabolic, meaning it helps us lose weight by reducing muscle breakdown and maintaining lean muscle mass.
This is a smoothie I designed for myself to help reduce inflammation in the body. I can feel it’s anti-inflammatory effects as soon as I drink it and I love the fact that it tastes great too. I’ve made this smoothie a part of my breakfast regime and sometimes throw in extra boosters such as […]
It’s Immune Boosting time, so I thought I’d share my refreshing Wellness Tea – Muddled Marrakech Mint Tea ! I often have a glass of it at my desk and sip slowly enjoying the fragrant aromas that infuse through my body and boost my immune system. Muddling is the crushing and mixing of ingredients in […]
In Natural Medicine, ginger is used as a potent detoxifying and antiviral herb that helps the body get rid of toxins, stimulate circulation and boost your immune system. It’s regarded as a natural antibiotic for the body and helps to reduce congestion and mucous production. I’ve been making this delicious tea for many years and always have a large 1 litre pot sitting at my work desk most mornings. My great Aunt used to give me ginger and lemon tea when I used to get sick as a young girl to help ease my chest infections and fight the flu. When I drink it, it warms me up inside and helps me relax and I also feel a whole lot better after drinking it. During the warmer months, I’ll just brew up a large pot or plunger and allow it to cool then enjoy chilled with a little ice and fresh squeezed lemon. Lemon is great mixed with the tea as it adds a lovely freshness and helps with the detoxification process. Forget the tea bags, use the real deal and make this wonderful ginger and lemon tea yourself from scratch.
This delicious smoothie is a prebiotic powerhouse that will keep your good gut bacteria smiling ! I make this nourishing LOW FODMAP smoothie most weeks as it helps cleanse my digestive system and just makes me feel awesome ! I encourage you to enjoy this smoothie every day for one full week and let me […]
Stimulate your body with antioxidants, mineral rich cacao, carob, maca, cinnamon and pure vanilla bean. This potent blend provides sustained energy, supports the endocrine and immune systems and contributes to hormonal balance and optimal well being, and not only that; it tastes amazing too! My Chocolat Almond Mylk takes just 5 minutes to make and […]
Here’s a delicious and simple immune boosting smoothie that I’ve been making at home over the last few weeks. I find it helps revitalise my body when I’m a little stressed and run down with work and it’s a smoothie I can easily make ahead of time and pop it in the fridge […]
This purely delicious mango lassi is what I love to enjoy for a quick and healthy breakfast after an early morning bike ride. I normally like to freeze the mango or other fruit I am using, so it’s icy cold and creamy when i’ve blended my lassi. This is also delicious topped with healthy chef granola […]
Most mornings I start my day off with a smoothie after a workout. I was inspired to create my lush cherry + coconut smoothie purely because cherries are in season and are one of my favourite fruits to enjoy on its own as a healthy snack, or combined with coconut water for a purely delicious […]
This is the ultimate Super Greens Vitality Smoothie that’s bursting with antioxidants and alkalising goodness. It’s the real deal, the get me super healthy type of smoothie that will have you bouncing off the walls and feeling energised. Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are more potent through whole food consumption which is why drinking green smoothies are the […]
In the mornings, I’m often pulling out my blender and whipping up a healthy strawberry milkshake for my breakfast. It’s a great convenient way of getting a good intake of plant based nutrients to energise and nourish my body. I often make my milkshakes or power smoothies as complete meal replacements, so I make sure […]
I absolutely love drinking cashew milk. It’s purely delicious, velvety and creamy white that’s perfect on it’s own, served along side a batch of my chocolate chip cookies or blended into super yummy power smoothies. What I love about cashew nut milk is that it requires no straining after blending, so all you have to do […]
This time of year, when the weather get’s a little colder outside I make a conscious effort to up my intake of fresh fruit and vegetables that helps nourish my immue system and give my body the best chance to heal. Over 70% of your immune system is in your gut and what you eat […]
Macadamia nut milk is a purely delicious creamy milk that requires no straining and takes about 30 seconds to make. It’s a staple in the healthy chef househould and I love making mine scented with vanilla bean and a touch of cinnamon. Soak for easier blending and more bio-availability, which is great for sensitive digestive […]
The secret to perfect health is simple “EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES” to feed and nourish your body from the inside out. As an additional benefit, you’ll also lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, improve memory + concentration, reduce stress and feel amazing ! I basically designed this recipe for myself to enjoy as […]
I’m in love with walnuts at the moment and love to blend them with filtered water and vanilla bean to make the most delicious omega 3 rich walnut milk. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose free alternative to traditional dairy. They can be incorporated into cholesterol lowering diets and provide your body with […]
This is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies. It contains whopping amounts of antioxidants, protein and omega 3, as well as being alkaline to support and nourish your liver and immune system.
Here is a fun super hero way of getting your kids to enjoy their greens !. It was the winning entry from my last “Win a Vitamix Competition” called “THE HULK” smoothie, submitted by Nicole Valentic who makes it regularly for her 2 twin boys. Let’s be honest…..Feeding yourself and your kids healthy food is […]
This time of year I start craving hot chocolate. Something warm, sweet and nourishing that’s healthy and not going to start turning me into a marshmallow during winter. Buy good quality cocoa powder for this one. I vary from raw varieties such as loving Earth to quality cocoa powders such as Callebaut or Valrhona that […]
In order to train properly and recover quickly you need to look at your chosen activity, how long it lasts, time of day and the nutritional strategy to assist in energy supply and recovery. What you eat and drink before and after your workout, allows the body to recover and perform at its optimal best. […]
In the mornings, I’m often pulling out my Vitamix and whipping up a healthy power smoothie for breakfast. It’s a great convenient way of getting a good intake of fresh fruit and veg as well as a good antioxidant, protein and fiber hit before I start work for the day. I try and vary the smoothies […]