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COLLAGEN + MATCHA BEAUTY BOOSTING SMOOTHIE

1 generous handful of spinach or cos lettuce or green smoothie 2 oranges, peeled 1 cup coconut water 1 teaspoon Healthy Chef Matcha Green Tea 2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Marine Collagen 1 cup ice   COMBINE all the ingredients in a high-speed blender. BLEND until smooth and creamy. DIVIDE between 2 serving glasses. ENJOY!  Read More

MY COLLABORATION WITH CLARINS AUSTRALIA

I’m so pleased to be partnering up with Clarins Australia for the launch of their new Extra-Firming range. I partnered with Clarins because my mission is to spread the message of healthy eating to promote beauty from the inside out. The nutrients you also put onto your skin can help deliver radiance, softness and hydration. For me, maintaining healthy and supple skin has become more of a priority as I get a little older. I need to work extra hard to keep it looking hydrated... Read More

My 3 Ingredient Smoothie For Glowing Skin + Healthy Hair

I really believe what you eat and drink has a huge impact on how you age, as well as how you look and feel. I’ve always been into healthy eating, but these days, I try and make that extra effort into maintaining my balanced diet because it just makes me feel energised and keeps my skin hydrated. Many of you know about all the gut issues I’ve had to deal with over the years, which is why I often like to make restorative juices and smoothies that are easy to digest and... Read More

10 OF THE BEST FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

The way I eat has been pretty consistent throughout the years and focuses mainly on foods that support my digestive health as well as general wellbeing. Portion sizes have had to alter slightly based on my activity level as well as having to deal with hormones, but it’s important to me that I’m in tune with my body and how it feels on a day to day basis. When I talk about losing weight, around 80% of your success will come from the foods you eat. I’m not fanatical... Read More

Your Ultimate Guide To Making Low-Sugar Smoothies

It’s no secret that I LOVE smoothies, juices, soups and especially our creamy Turmeric + Matcha Lattes. They are an easy way of getting your daily dose of antioxidants and protein in one convenient drink. Smoothies, in particular, form a part of my everyday life (these days I even travel with my trusty Vitamix). I make smoothies for breakfast or as a perfect digestive friendly lunch for my hubby and I when we’re at work. I see a lot of smoothies out there, particularly in... Read More

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY WHEN TRAVELLING

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY WHEN TRAVELLING Healthy travel is a little tricky but absolutely doable if you’re committed and have the essential tools you need to keep you energized, hydrated and feeling great. Whether you are traveling for work or for pleasure, my personal tips will give you the tools you need so that you’ll stay on track with your healthy eating and maintaining that healthy lifestyle you’re used to back home. Since I’ve done many trips interstate for work, I’ve... Read More

HOW TO USE PROTEIN FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE + RECOVERY

Welcome to Week 3 of The Healthy Chef Protein Series. I’m excited about this week because it’s all about the importance of protein in sports nutrition. It’s a topic I’m passionate about because my years of training for fitness figure and road cycling competitions has really shown me the benefits of including good quality protein into my diet to support my performance and recovery. Just as a high-performance sports car runs its best on premium fuel, your body needs the... Read More

POWER PROTEIN COOKIES

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PROTEIN FOR WEIGHT LOSS + BODY SHAPING

Welcome to my special 4 Week Protein Series. If you missed Week 1 last week, you can read The Smart Guide To Buying And Using Protein Powders here. This week I’m touching on having enough protein in your diet to support your weight loss goals. There are many studies that show that adequate protein in the diet is effective for fat loss. Protein is more satisfying than fat and carbohydrate and keeps us fuller for longer. When we feel more satisfied, we naturally eat less—and... Read More

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT PROTEIN SMOOTHIE EVERY TIME

A high quality, clean and wholesome protein powder is a wonderful addition to your smoothies. They are easily absorbed by the body and can boost your morning smoothie into a complete meal replacement. You can literally blend any combination of ingredients into your smoothies, BUT there is a magic formula I like to follow when making the perfect protein smoothie. BALANCE YOUR MACROS The secret to blending the perfect protein smoothie is to have the right balance of macronutrients... Read More

THE SMART GUIDE TO BUYING + USING PROTEIN POWDERS

For the next 4 weeks, I’m going to look at the misconceptions and misinformation about protein powder and recommend the most simple and effective ways to use protein for your specific needs and goals. WHY DO YOU NEED PROTEIN? Protein is considered by many to be one of the most important macronutrients your body needs to grow and thrive. Whenever the body is growing, repairing or replacing tissue, proteins are involved. Protein is also the key nutrient to support ageless glowing... Read More

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYLK + DARK NAKED CHOCOLAT?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYLK + DARK NAKED CHOCOLAT? We receive many emails at The Healthy Chef regarding the difference between our Mylk and Dark Naked Chocolat powders. This is a great question as many of our customers love chocolate but don’t know what flavour they will enjoy the most. If you’ve read my recent post about The Healing Power Of Chocolate, you will know that I’ve used only the highest grade of premium cocoa for Naked Chocolat. This means that you’re... Read More

THE HEALING POWER OF CHOCOLATE

When I became a chef, most of my time was spent working in the pastry kitchen. We had an exclusive temperature controlled chocolate room with marble bench tops for tempering and chocolate making. I took pleasure in creating treats such as red velvet chocolate cake and decadent chocolate soufflé for the fine dining restaurant, and it would always wow anyone eating it. My love affair with chocolate didn’t stop there. I love nothing more than indulging in a little chocolate... Read More

How To Reduce Stress + Heal Your Immune System

  Ever since I was really young, I’ve always been quite anxious and stressed in my nature. I suppose this is what ultimately exacerbated my gut issues over the years which in turn affected my immune system. Last week I spoke about natural ways you can fight colds and flu. This included my top anti-inflammatory superfoods and tonics that assist in my own wellness journey and make me feel better. This week is still immune-boosting week and I was compelled to talk about stress... Read More

The Secret To Great Sleep

A restful night’s sleep is high on my priority list. When I let my body properly rest and recover I instantly feel the difference in my energy levels and in how I look and feel. While missing a few nights of good sleep once in a while isn’t going to break your healthy habits, consistently missing out can have serious implications. In fact, research shows that people who don’t get enough sleep have a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome (also known as syndrome... Read More