8 Steps To Heal Your Gut Naturally

There are many contributing factors that affect your gut health. Factors such as diet, food intolerances, lifestyle, hormones, sleep and medications will affect the state of how your body digests and eliminates what you eat and drink. When I wrote my book Perfect Digestive Health it was through dealing with my life long digestive issues and then finally discovering the way forward to good health. To help support your digestive health, I’ve gathered my top tips on how to... Read More

Detox Vegetable Soup

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5 Reasons Why You’re Constipated – And How To Fix It

  There are many contributing factors that effect digestion and the elimination of wastes from your body. Factors such as diet, food intolerances, stress, hormones, lifestyle, emotional disposition, anxiety, chemicals, bacteria, medications, and sleep will affect the state of your health and how your body works. Having battled my own share of digestive issues since I was young, I’m driven to help people on their journey to better digestive health – the reason why I wrote... Read More

What’s The Perfect Protein Powder For You?

It’s important you choose the right protein powder that suits your needs and that supports your health in every way. It’s important they are un-denatured and free from chemicals and additives. If you find a clean protein powder, it can be used for a number of things, such as fitness, weight loss, body shaping, etc. However, you will use the protein differently depending on what your goal is. Find out below what the right kind of protein you need for your goals. 1. FOR WEIGHT... Read More

How To Stay Healthy When Travelling

These days, I tend to travel quite a bit – not only for work, but to visit my family in WA. Eating well and staying healthy while travelling can be a little tricky, but after years of travelling, I’ve learnt how to incorporate a few packing essentials and rituals into my routine (both on the plane and when I get to my destination) that help keep me energised, hydrated and free from the dreaded jet lag. Make the most of your trip with my top practices for healthy travel: BOOKING ACCOMMODATION… I... Read More

Samurai Smoothie

This is my super healthy smoothie that will have you bouncing off the walls with energy. A revitalising blend of pineapple, lime, coconut and Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha. Fresh pineapples naturally contain the enzyme bromelain, renowned for supporting digestion. The addition of protein supports sports performance, sustained weight loss, a strong immune system and healthy skin. 1/2  cup pineapple, cut into chunks 1 cup ice 1/2 cup coconut water or coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon... Read More

The Anti-Inflammatory Drink That Boosts Your Immune System

This healing golden milk is the perfect nourishing blend to boost your immune system this winter. Laced with anti-inflammatory spices such as turmeric and ground ginger, this spicy winter blend makes the most grounding and nourishing drink for morning or afternoon tea. The best thing is that it doesn’t get much easier than whipping up your turmeric latte. You can give this recipe even more of a superfood boost by adding Healthy Chef Natural Immune Support which contains x... Read More

How To Get Glowing Skin

I believe that food is most healing when it has properties to repair and nourish the body, while still being purely delicious to eat. Unfortunately, many people can get caught up on the latest superfood or diet trend that they can overlook the simplest ingredients necessary for vibrant health and glowing skin. One of these is protein. Protein is the key nutrient for ageless, beautiful skin. Your skin, hair and nails are made up of protein, so it’s important to include it in... Read More

My Favourite Anti-Ageing Superfoods

We all know that too much sugar, saturated fat, processed foods and alcohol can cause chronic inflammation, which is the body’s way of addressing imbalances and illness in the body. In turn, this can speed up the ageing process and leave you feeling run down and tired. This is why I’m a big advocate of getting my anti-ageing nutrients from the foods I eat. When I’m eating good food, looking after myself and keeping my stress levels under control, it’s reflected in... Read More

Kamalaya Coco Loco – Watch The Video

He’s one of my favourite banana smoothie recipes that I love to make for a healthy breakfast. This recipe comes from my favourite health spa – Kamalaya in Koh Samui Thailand. It’s a nourishing grounding smoothie that’s high in potassium, calcium, and minerals to support healthy bones and nervous system. I add a frozen chopped banana which makes my smoothie yummy and creamy. Blended frozen bananas are a creamy, almost-decadent treat that are the perfect... Read More

My 7 Steps To Better Health

It’s no surprise most of my time revolves around healthy food. If I’m not creating recipes, hosting a cooking masterclass, or designing the next product for my functional food range, I’m recipe testing for my next meal or writing a chapter for my next book. Having to build my business and work crazy hours means a healthy work-life balance is a big challenge. With this, I’ve come to realise that health is not only about feeding your body healthy nourishing foods. Health... Read More

My Go-To 10 Minute Recipes for Busy Healthy Women

These days I’m a bit of a workaholic and tend to be spending long hours in the office at my desk or designing new recipes for my next cookbook. As most of you know, based on the recipes I design for this website, I’m not into spending long hours in the kitchen during the week after I get home from work because I’m tired and all I want to do is relax with a mug of hot chocolate. I live by the motto: Keep it fresh – keep it simple – make it yourself. I personally... Read More

How To Have Chocolate For Breakfast

While chocolate is often eaten as a treat or for dessert, I love how you can actually have chocolate for breakfast, too! Yes I’m a bit of a chocaholic and love to submit my taste buds to some chocolate therapy any time of day.  I love using ingredients such as my Naked Chocolat Mylk because you’re getting a dose of antioxidants, minerals and health-promoting compounds that just taste delicious. So if you’re craving for something healthy and chocolatey, this super... Read More

Feel-Good Foods To Fight Stress

Those that know me would probably describe me as being highly strung, driven, a workaholic, anxious, creative and always on move.  I guess it’s just been part of my nature from when I was growing up, I even remember asking my aunt to knit me a jumper with the words ‘JUST RELAX’ on the front. When I feel like I’m working myself to the ground, my immune system weakens, energy levels plummet and my digestive health just doesn’t function properly. My cortisol... Read More

How To Make The Perfect Nut Butter

Spoonfuls of creamy nut butter blended into a lush Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, or generously spread on a slice of freshly baked banana bread, are just some of the ways I adore using this lovely staple comfort food.  Nut butters can be used as a topping, a binding ingredient for cakes and the yummiest protein balls the list is endless. They are packed with protein, minerals and B vitamins as well as heart healthy fats your body needs. The best thing is that it doesn’t get much... Read More

7 Steps To Get Your Beauty Sleep

These days, I have to really focus on getting enough sleep to get me through my busy week. I have a tendency to be a bit of a workaholic….writing emails or blog posts at 10 pm at night and then dragging myself out from bed at 5 or 6 am the next morning just to get my day started.  It’s certainly not good for my health and if I do this too often and my body let’s me know by weakening my immune system and removing that outward glow I strive for. Getting adequate... Read More

Supercharge Your Immune System Naturally

Food is one of the most powerful tools we have to help prevent disease and a healthy body begins with a healthy immune system.  It maintains homeostasis by defending against viruses and bacteria which can cause inflammation in the body, illness and disease. Our body also produces antibodies that can help destroy the virus and assist our body to heal. Nutritional deficiencies can impair immune function, increasing both the risk and severity of infection. Vitamin C, for... Read More

Superfood Powders: What You Need To Know

Good nutrition is the fundamental building block for a healthy body. The foods you eat have the potential to nourish every cell in your body and is your nutritional insurance policy to live longer, feel energised and perform at your optimum best. Superfoods are the five star foods because of their special ability to support good health. They give us whopping doses of antioxidants and fibre to boost the immune system and help fight illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes,... Read More

What I Eat For Gorgeous Skin and Hair

    As I age, I’m all about nourishing my body, stressing less and having more ‘me’ time. I also think that every meal and every drink is an opportunity to fight ageing naturally, without having to resort to extreme makeovers or expensive facials or serums. Long before I launched my own range of superfood and protein blends, I’ve always believed that the health of your skin and hair is a reflection of your overall diet. That’s why I’m so passionate about... Read More

Does A Gluten Free Diet Make You Healthier?

When I opened my first cafe some years back, I tailored my menu for those with sensitivities to gluten. I baked gluten-free banana bread using almonds and coconut, made gluten free pancakes from buckwheat and chia, and even had a gluten free porridge made with LSA meal, grated apple, cinnamon and sun-dried raisins. Now, when I design recipes for my cookbooks or blog, I still provide substitute ingredients. Personally, I don’t strictly follow a gluten free diet because I’m... Read More

What Protein Powder Is Best For Me?

Protein is essential for our bodies. It’s needed for balancing hormones, assisting in weight loss, supporting detoxification and digestion, and supporting a healthy immune system. Protein is also the key nutrient that helps you get ageless glowing skin and lean toned muscles. While natural whole foods are the best sources of protein – such as wild caught fish, organic eggs and chicken, nuts, seeds, beans, Greek style yoghurt and grass fed meats – getting your source of protein... Read More

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

There is nothing quite like baking chocolate choc chip cookies! The seductive aromas of vanilla and chocolate fills the home, and excited family members can’t wait to take that first bite. This recipe makes the perfect Christmas gift. A one bowl cookie mix that takes minutes to make and the end result is 12 delicious cookies made with love…! I love the idea of sharing good health, encouraging friends and family into the kitchen and enjoying the finished recipe together... Read More

Spelt + Honey Banana Bread

Here is one of my favourite banana breads of all time ! It’s the recipe I developed when I first started my Healthy Chef Cafe in the northern beaches, many years ago. I absolutely love this bread for the wonderful texture and depth of flavour you get when eating it.  This makes a nice change from typical store bought and cafe style banana breads that are generally high in refined white flour, sugar and saturated fats. It’s important to bake this in a slow oven for... Read More

The Perfect 10 Minute Meal

This is a delicious meal that is rich in super food goodness. High in antioxidants and restorative minerals to boost energy + vitality. It’s quick to make for a week day dinner and any leftovers can be taken to work the next day for lunch. I also love to vary the superfood greens that I use based on what’s in season or what I have lying around in the fridge. Kale, leek and spinach marry perfectly in this meal, and I also love using other greens such as asparagus... Read More

How To Make A Great Smoothie Without A Blender!

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 is due to the many emails we receive at Healthy Chef HQ  and while we absolutely love blended smoothies, there are those occasions where you find yourself without a blender,... Read More

DETOX Green Smoothie

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 foods like fruits and vegetables into a liquid without removing the fibre. A heavy duty high performance blender is essential if you want... Read More

Cinnamon Chai Cashew Milk

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 slowly at my desk, whilst the girls love theirs warm with a little extra water and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon. I love anything chai and infusing the warming and sweet spice of cinnamon... Read More

Health Crunch Cookies

This is a protein packed power cookie that makes the perfect portable snack any time of day. Perfect as breakfast on the move with your morning coffee or green smoothie and great to pack into lunch boxes or into the back of a cycling jersey. These cookies take around 5 minutes to mix up plus an additional 15 minutes to rest before baking. They are soft when you pull them out of the oven, so it’s important to let them cool completely before devouring. What’s great... Read More

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROTEIN POWDER

If you’re busy, protein powders can often come in handy. At any time of day, you can quickly whip up a shake and allow your body to be nourished and satisfied. A quality protein drink made from whole food ingredients can benefit your health in a number of ways. Protein powders can balance hormones, assist in weight loss, support detoxification and digestion, boost your immune system, and even support pregnancy. Protein is also the key nutrient that helps you get ageless glowing... Read More

Chia Coconut Pudding With Passionfruit

  My chia coconut pudding is power packed with omega 3, fibre, protein and super food antioxidants. It makes a quick, healthy, portable breakfast that I can easily take to work for a delicious breakfast or light lunch. When making your pudding, it’s important you give it a little time and allow it to set properly. I normally make this the night before allowing it to set and develop in the fridge.  The next morning, you’ll notice that the chia has expanded into... Read More

Naked Hot Chocolat

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 by my love of quality chocolate (and the movie Chocolat), I set out to create my own drinking chocolate... Read More

Super Greens Vitality Smoothie

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 perfect way to nourish your body. A good diet has always played a vital role in supporting health, which is why... Read More

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Here’s a velvety smooth chocolate mousse from my 80/20 cook book that’s perfect for Mother’s Day!  A chocolate mousse that’s guilt free and loaded with super foods and antioxidants. My purely delicious chocolate mousse is made from ripe avocado that is blended with my Naked Chocolat that is scented with pure Madagascan vanilla and a pinch of artisan sea salt.  The addition of a little splash of coconut milk will make the texture a little lighter – which... Read More

ORGANIC SUPERFOOD – What’s Great About It ?

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 basically feel amazing ! Healthy Chef Organic Superfood is the ultimate wholefood vitamin formula. A delicious blend of cold pressed organic fruit and vegetables designed to give you 30% of your recommended... Read More

Ricotta Pancakes w/ Blueberry Maple Syrup

  Packed with protein and bursting with antioxidants to make your body glow from the inside out! These pancakes will enhance performance and reduce fatigue. The optimal recovery food to support a healthy active body.  The base to these pancakes is pure and simple and based around a classic bircher muesli where I love to fold in pillows of soft creamy curds of ricotta. The combination of oats and ricotta give these pancakes a decadence that allows the textures and flavours... Read More

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

I was inspired to make these tasty and healthy Protein Balls after attending the Australian Nut Industry Conference held in Sydney yesterday. I was delighted to be the key note speaker at the event and met so many passionate growers and producers of the finest quality Australian Nuts. Macadamias, almonds, walnuts, chestnuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and hazelnuts are all grown here in Australia and are packed full of delicious goodness including protein, minerals, vitamins... Read More

Naked Chocolat

THE HEALTHY CHEF LAUNCHES NAKED CHOCOLAT Australia’s first sugar-free, dairy free and gluten free drinking chocolate! Chocoholics rejoice! The Healthy Chef has launched Naked Chocolat – the perfect way to indulge with a delicious blend of 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... Read More

Steel Cut Oats Porridge

The crisp cold weather has inspired me to make one of my favourite breakfasts – Steel Cut Oats Porridge, slowly simmered with vanilla and cinnamon and topped with sweet ripe banana and steaming hot milk.  I love the creamy and chewy texture of steel cut oats and warmth and goodness that you get from every mouthful. When serving this porridge, it’s important that you accompany with extra steaming hot milk to pour over so that eating them is purely delicious comfort... Read More

Apple + Olive Oil Muffins w/ Creamy Vanilla Frosting

When the weather gets a little colder outside, I love nothing better than filling the home with warmth from the oven and fragrant aromatics of vanilla and cinnamon. These muffins are a favourite of mine and what I love about them is that they are so moist and delicious that they keep well for around 4 days. The olive oil adds a wonderful flavour, make sure to buy a light scented variety with a mild flavour and not too robust. You can choose to frost with icing or not as they... Read More

Purely Delicious Hot Cross Buns

Delicious and indulgent this is one of those breads that you just need to make on those special occasions. What I love about it is that it’s very simple to make and the lush ingredients of honey, citrus, quality butter and organic eggs give a fragrant and light dough that just melts in the mouth. Although I have other recipes for hot cross buns on my web site, I was compelled to share one inspired by my great aunt who was a fabulous baker and I also wanted to put my brand new... Read More

Naked Chocolat Pudding

This Naked Chocolat Pudding ROCKS ! If you’re craving something sweet, healthy and chocolatey, then this protein packed pudding is just what you need ! Packed full of 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! What’s Great about it: Naked Chocolat... Read More

Healthy Chef Launches in USA

Healthy Chef Launches in USA I’m so excited to announce that I have now launched my Healthy Chef range of purely delicious functional whole foods in the USA. Completely natural and with no additives or fillers, The Healthy Chef Functional Food Range has attracted a loyal following in Australia + New Zealand, and due to popular demand is now available in the USA via The Healthy Chef eStore. Our warehouse is based in California so orders will be directly distributed and delivered... Read More

Organic Chicken Bone Broth w/ Ginger Aromatics

This is my Purely Delicious slow cooked broth with clean nourishing flavours that helps to revitalise the body and restore good health. In cookery terms bone broth is basically just good home made stock.  We’ve been making stocks for centuries to be used for soups as well as the most magical sauces. As a chef, I like to slowly simmer my stock to extract all the wonderful flavour and goodness from the bones and vegetables I use. I love serving them in large bowls as main... Read More

Beauty Boosting Vitality Salad w/ Figs + Pomegranate

I always try and enjoy one big salad every day. I use whatever fresh greens are in season at the time and I like to vary the leaf variety to get a combination of flavours that just sing in your mouth when you eat it. For this salad, I’ve used a delicate micro-green salad mix, which are a combination of baby lettuce and herbs that are harvested when they are very young. They add an amazing flavour and marry perfectly with baby spinach, ripe autumn figs and delicate jewels of... Read More

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

One of my favourite meals is a nourishing vegetable lasagne, featured in my new book Purely Delicious. I often make a large tray of it over the weekend then cut into portions and freeze so I can easily have a meal on the table anytime I want – especially when pressed for time during the week. It’s also great for impromptu dinner parties and a delicious portable meal that can be enjoyed by everyone. This lasagne is easy to make and meat free, with alternating layers... Read More

How To Cook Smashed Tomato Sauce

This is probably one of the easiest recipes you’ll every make ! Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never used a store bought tomato sauce ever again.  It’s my classic recipe for tomato sauce that takes 15 minutes to make and get’s used pretty much every week in my kitchen for dishes such as roasted vegetables, ricotta gnocchi, meatballs, tuna puttanesca, classic baked eggs and more…. The secret is to keep the flavours simple and to use plump ripe... Read More

Summer Berry Crunch

Summer berries, cultured yoghurt and Healthy Chef Granola. A delicious breakfast that will nourish and energize your body. Rich in whole food antioxidants, protein + probiotics to support optimum health + vitality. This meal ROCKS ! It’s perfect for people on the go and takes just minutes to make. It looks great too and I often make these when I’m having friends over for a healthy weekend brunch after a bike ride. Berries are rich in wholefood antioxidants including... Read More

Perfect Digestive Health

I’m pleased to announce the launch of my new book ‘Perfect Digestive Health“. It’s the beginning of a new year and many of us have embarked on the journey to improve our health + wellbeing in some way or another – but did you know that all good health starts by having a healthy digestive system, as this is the primary area where we receive the goodness from the foods that we consume.  A healthy digestive system leads to a healthier body and mind. The... Read More