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3 BREAKFASTS TO IMPROVE YOUR GUT HEALTH

What we eat and drink builds the foundation of our health. We eat to obtain nutrients for our muscles and organs, to promote the growth and repair of our tissues, and to support our immune system in fighting disease. Common dietary culprits that may be affecting your digestion include: poor quality food choices (e.g. too much refined sugar, artificial sweeteners and processed foods, consuming inadequate fresh fruits and vegetables, eating too fast, dehydration, food... Read More

HOW MY PASSSION FOR HEALTHY FOOD BEGAN

To celebrate International Women’s Day – a special tribute celebrating the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women, I would like to share a post on my childhood and the experiences that have shaped my path in creating The Healthy Chef. I learned to love food when I was four years old. I would watch my great aunt churn out babka (pound cake) and sernik (cheesecake) for our Polish family and friends and I’d help out in the kitchen – she would... Read More

Healthy Chocolate Cake

    PREHEAT your oven to 160°C (320°F). COMBINE raw grated beetroot, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, almond PALE eal, cocoa, honey, oil and baking powder in a large bowl. MIX well with a wooden spoon or your hands until combined. SPOON into paper-lined cake tin. BAKE for 45 minutes or until cooked through. REMOVE from the oven and cool completely in the tin. SERVE topped with *** frosting!       500 g (18 1/2 oz) beetroots, grated raw with skin 4 free-range... 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

SPINACH, KALE + CHIA MUFFINS

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4 SIMPLE STEPS TO KICKSTART YOUR SPRING DETOX

With spring in full swing, I like to reset my body and make the most of all the fresh seasonal produce that’s available at this time of the year. So, to mark the start of this rejuvenating season, I’ll be sharing my simple tools for detoxing over the next three weeks. It’s a great way to re-boot your system, assist your body in eliminating toxins, and help enhance weight loss as well as your overall state of health. If you’ve read my post last week, a detox isn’t... Read More

INTRODUCING THE HEALTHY CHEF TURMERIC LATTE!

Looking for a delicious drink to fight inflammation, boost immunity and support digestion? Turmeric Latte or “golden milk/turmeric milk” is the ultimate blend of organic turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and wild vanilla bean with incredible anti-inflammatory properties, which means this soothing elixir is really good for you! Turmeric Latte is my absolute favourite drink other than a hot tea. It’s comforting, relaxing, and soothing, especially if you’re highly stressed... 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

What I Eat For Perfect Digestive Health

We’re well into spring, and many of us have goals 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? Nutritional medicine places a great emphasis on the digestive tract — the primary area where we receive the goodness from the foods that we consume.   A healthy digestive system means you’re able to effectively break down and absorb food, fuelling it with the nutrients it needs... Read More

10 Steps For Effective Detoxing

  THE TRUTH ABOUT DETOX The word “detox” is the umbrella term used to describe many different types or approaches to detoxification. Many of them are disciplined fasting programs that can add additional stress for the body and can often deprive the body of essential nutrients needed for optimal health. The truth is, detox is not a diet of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and B grade maple syrup – the human body needs much more than that to revitalise and restore cells back... 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

3 Foods To Avoid For A Healthier Gut – And What To Eat Instead

Nutritional medicine places a great emphasis on the digestive tract — 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 primary role of the digestive system is to break down and absorb food, providing our body with the fuels and nutrients it requires to function optimally. What we eat and drink builds the foundation of our health. We eat to obtain nutrients for our muscles and organs,... 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, digestion and 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 with the... 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

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