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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

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER NUT + SEED PULP

I’m constantly making my own nut and seed milks because they’re delicious, full of goodness and work well for my sensitive digestive system. This is the main reason I developed my own Nut Milk Bag – Chef’s-grade and large enough to handle a large load at any time. In my cookbook Purely Delicious, I also dedicated a full chapter exclusively to dairy-free milks because each one has their own unique health benefits. As a general rule, nut and seed milks provide... 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

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

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

WEIGHT LOSS, BODYSHAPING + WELLBEING WITH TERESA CUTTER – HIGHLIGHTS

My first Body Shaping event at HCHQ was held last week. It was a great evening that focused on how to effectively reach your weight loss and body shaping goals. Guests enjoyed one of my favourites teas, Genmaicha green tea (Uplifting Zen), on arrival, and got to sample a selection of the dishes showcased. The main points discussed were the three principles for any successful healthy eating or weight loss plan, which I call the “THE TRIANGLE FOR SUCCESS”. For more information... Read More

Protein Powder Road Test – HOW TO USE PROTEIN FOR WEIGHT LOSS

We receive many emails at The Healthy Chef regarding the use of our protein powders and the main differences between our Pure Native WPI  and plant-based Organic Pea Protein. As I’m running my Body Shaping event later this month, I thought it would be a good to idea to answer this question in detail, since protein is an essential nutrient our bodies need to thrive. Protein is needed for balancing hormones, assisting in weight loss, supporting digestion, detoxification and... Read More

MY SECRET TO MAKING THE PERFECT PROTEIN PACKED SMOOTHIE OR BOWL

A few weeks ago I wrote the ultimate guide on choosing the best protein powder to suit your different requirements and goals. It’s no secret that I am a big advocate of incorporating protein into my diet every day, which is why I’m continuing my protein series this week with Part 2 – the secret to making my ultimate protein smoothie. Protein has supported my own health journey over the last few years, especially when dealing with my own chronic digestive issues. This... Read More

Detox Pumpkin Seed Milk

PUMPKIN SEED MILK A pure nut free and anti-inflammatory dairy free milk that’s rich in restorative minerals such as zinc, copper,  magnesium and potassium. enhances libido….hormone balancing.   Pumpkin seeds Matcha Dates Coconut butter Vanilla Bean Sea salt Water Drink within 3 days. GOLDEN MILK A wholesome anti-inflammatory milk that’s inspired from Ayruvedic principals   – the ancient art of healing through wholefoods and natural techniquies. The... Read More

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Best Protein Powder – PART 1

Supplementing your diet with a quality wholefood protein powder is essential for those who are time poor or don’t get enough protein from quality food sources. Protein is important in maintaining healthy skin and digestive health. It also helps support pregnancy, a strong immune system, enhanced sports performance, sports recovery as well as sustained weight loss. I remember when I was first experimenting with protein powders in my early 20’s …..Everything I tried... 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