LIFE-CHANGING GOLDEN MYLK

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What To Do When Your Kids Don’t Like Veggies

Parents provide the environment in which eating behaviours are set. It makes me sad when I’m at the supermarket and see some parents shopping with their children, loading up the trolley with soft drinks, packets of chips and processed foods. Childhood obesity is an issue that hits home The number of overweight children is increasing each year. According to this study 1 in 4 –  27% of Australian children aged between 5 – 17 are overweight or obese. Overweight children... 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

MY TOP IMMUNE-BOOSTING FOODS TO FIGHT COLDS AND FLU THIS WINTER

When I moved to Sydney from Perth about 15 years ago, I was so run down from stress and adrenal fatigue that my immunologist recommended an immune-boosting dietary plan to help me get back on track. Food is one of the most powerful tools we have to help prevent disease. A healthy body begins with a healthy immune system. It maintains homoeostasis by defending against viruses and bacteria, which can cause inflammation, illness and disease. Our bodies also produce antibodies that... Read More

FLOURLESS BANANA MUFFINS

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What’s The Difference Between Prebiotics & Probiotics?

Gut health is paramount to your overall health and wellbeing. The balance between the good and bad bacteria in your digestive system determines how well you can absorb the nutrients from the food, and influences your ability to fight off infection and illness. Not having a healthy gut flora has been linked to bloating, constipation, stomach complaints, as well as inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes. For me, a lifelong issue of gut flora from when I was very young has... Read More

TAKE OUR GREEN SMOOTHIE BREAKFAST CHALLENGE AND WIN!

WINNER ANNOUNCED! CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah from Vicotria who has won our Green Smoothie pack! The Healthy Chef Team and I simply love the vibrant smoothie creations she has made using our new Healthy Chef Green Smoothie blend!   ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ARE YOU READY TO ADOPT A SIMPLE HABIT THAT WILL SUPERCHARGE YOUR HEALTH? If you are like most people who fall short of getting... Read More

EXCITING NEWS! I’M COMING TO MELBOURNE + PERTH, MAY 2017

Come and meet me in-store at Kitchen Warehouse MELBOURNE + PERTH for a book signing and COOKING MASTERCLASS!   I’ll be demonstrating a selection of recipes from my recently launched cookbook, HEALTHY BAKING as well as my best selling book PURELY DELICIOUS. I’ll also be using my favourite kitchen appliance the VITAMIX ! You’ll also get to taste some of my creations like my graham cracker biscuits and buckwheat olive oil scones served with blueberry chia jam... Read More

Healthy Hot Cross Muffins

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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHOCOLATE

Some of my most requested recipes involve chocolate, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate one of nature’s most delicious ingredients than with a guide to everything chocolate! CHOCOLATE: THE ULTIMATE SUPERFOOD I love to indulge in a little chocolate therapy most days. My indulgence is a wonderful chocolate tahini which I create at home, as well as a purely delicious hot chocolate made from homemade almond and macadamia nut milk. This is exactly the reason why I designed... Read More

3 BEST TEAS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Being in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years now, I’m often asked what advice I can give on the best ways to lose weight – Should I go high protein, low carb? Should I have smoothies all day? Should I detox? I’ve long held the belief that the most important aspect to sustainable weight loss is sticking to daily healthy habits that will benefit you over the long-term. Consistency is key. While it’s no secret that you should be eating healthy and exercising,... 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

HEALTHY BAKING – BOOK SIGNING w/ TERESA CUTTER!

Celebrate the release of Teresa Cutter’s new cookbook, HEALTHY BAKING – Cakes, Cookies + Raw! Get your very own signed copy and watch an exclusive cooking masterclass with some favourites from Teresa’s Ultimate Baking Book. HEALTHY BAKING – Cakes, Cookies + Raw is the most comprehensive healthy baking and dessert book of our time. It’s all about going back to basics, keeping things simple and using quality ingredients that are good for health and wellbeing. There... Read More

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

My Healthy Tasty Lamington Smoothie

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Your Detox Plan Part 3 – What To Eat…

I’m a great believer of supporting your body’s natural healing process through the foods you eat. For those who missed PART 1 and PART 2 of this detox plan, please ensure you have a read this information to help support your journey.   WHY DETOX?  Everyone can benefit from a detox program on a regular basis and the basic aim of a good detox is to enhance your overall state of health and wellbeing. A well designed detox diet offers a variety of wellness solutions;... Read More

Detox Vegetable Soup

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Raw Cashew + Vanilla Lamington Bites

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Healthy + Delicious 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

7 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM

The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy (measured in kilojoules or calories) that the body needs to maintain itself, including all the normal day-to-day bodily functions like breathing, digestion, circulation, temperature regulation and tissue repair. The metabolic rate is the speed at which the body burns these kilojoules. Some of us are born with fast and efficient metabolisms, while others have slower metabolic rates. BMR also drops as we age. This is mainly... 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

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

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 MATCHA CAN HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS

Welcome to Week 3 of my 4 week Body Shaping plan! If you’ve just joined me this week, you can read my Week 1 and Week 2 Body Shaping tips.  This week is about reconsidering your daily coffee, latte or store bought snacks. It’s easy to overlook those sneaky and unnecessary kilojoules in your diet that can be holding you back from your body shaping and weight loss goals. On my Body Shaping Plan this week, I recommend: Swapping your coffee, milky café beverage or store bought... Read More

BODY SHAPING WEEK 2: THE MAGIC INGREDIENT

Welcome to Week 2 of my 4 week Body Shaping plan! In case you missed your Week 1 tip, you can read it here. The focus this week is having enough protein in your diet to support your body shaping and weight loss goals. Protein is essential for our bodies. It’s needed for balancing hormones, supporting detoxification and digestion, and supporting a healthy immune system. It also helps to effectively regulate the appetite, increase satiety and encourage significant weight loss.... Read More

Body Shaping Plan: Week 1

Welcome to my special series of Body Shaping – a 4 week plan to help support your body shaping and weight loss goals. I find that so many people are looking for a quick-fix to lose weight, which can often lead to following diets that are not sustainable, too restrictive and overlook possibly the most balanced and realistic advice: sticking to fresh whole foods most of the time – your 80% – and allowing for a bit of indulgence now and then – your 20%. This... 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

My Top 3 Portable Snacks For Busy Movers + Shakers

My life is pretty hectic these days, so I make sure I’m prepared with quick, easy healthy snacks that will nourish and fuel my body on the run. I make sure they are rich in protein so that I can easily enjoy them for a quick breakfast or lunch at my desk. The best thing is that they all take less than a few minutes to make, and they can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week. Perfect to enjoy with a cleansing green juice or energy boosting matcha latte. TO CURB CRAVINGS: ... Read More

The Ideal Day On My 80/20 Diet

Are you looking for a fresh start this summer? I find that a lot people make plans to eat healthily around this time but then crumble at temptation as soon as they see the cheese platter or chocolate cake. I know that it can be mentally tough to stick to a new diet, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve long held the belief that the most important aspect of any diet is that it should be practical and deliciously healthy enough to follow. If you’re feeling hungry or deprived... Read More

My Most Effective Body Shaping Secrets

I’ve been into fitness and healthy cooking my whole life and over time I’ve come to realise it’s not all about doing ballistic workouts to achieve overall fitness and body shaping. In my 20s and 30s I used to do weight training, road cycling, kickboxing, submission wrestling, surf lifesaving and I’d be hitting the gym most days of the week. No wonder I was so tired, anxious and not digesting and absorbing my nutrients properly! These days I’m more into Pilates... Read More

Watch Me Make Hummingbird Cake!

Last weekend I hosted my lovely High Tea event showcasing my NEW organic tea collection. I also whipped up my popular Hummingbird Cake – a tropical spring baking recipe exclusive to The Healthy Chef Recipe App! It was a lovely afternoon where I talked about the amazing health and wellbeing benefits of all my 9 hand-crafted organic tea blends. The Healthy Chef team and I prepared a selection of decadent, healthy high tea treats such as Olive Oil Pound Cake, Chocolate Chip... 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

You’re Invited To My Afternoon High Tea!

My HIGH TEA events on the 3 rd and 24th of September have now been SOLD OUT. Lots of new and exciting events coming up over the next month so please keep checking the home page of the web site as well as weekly newsletters.   To celebrate the NEW Healthy Chef Organic Tea Collection, you’re invited to my purely delicious afternoon High Tea on Saturday, 24th September! I’d love you to come and discover the amazing health benefits of all 9 hand-crafted tea blends, along... Read More

The Drink Of The Samurai: Matcha

Matcha Tea is the champion of green tea and uses the young leaves of green tea that have a higher concentration of antioxidants. This means that it’s a potent superfood powder that’s great for your health. Throughout history monks, samurai warriors, and Japanese royalty have enjoyed Matcha as part of their daily routines. Buddhist monks, for example, have used Matcha for centuries to help keep them mentally focused, and to give them a mild, long-lasting energy boost during... 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 Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking Tea

Whether you enjoy a cup of tea with some morning teacake or to unwind after a long day, the benefits of drinking tea go beyond the ritual of savouring the moment. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT TEA In fact, I have copious amounts of tea because it’s an absolutely therapeutic and relaxing way I can boost my health and wellbeing. For instance, I love to sip a hot cup of Healthy Chef ceremonial grade Matcha tea to start my day because it’s infused with many anti-ageing and body shaping properties... Read More

Highlights from The Healthy Chef Organic Tea Launch!

I had the best time launching the new Healthy Chef Organic Tea Collection last week at our healthy High Tea event! Our new Organic Tea Collection has been years in the making, so it was so exciting to finally introduce the teas during an afternoon High Tea and discuss the amazing health and wellbeing benefits of all the 9 hand-crafted blends. Our point of difference compared to other teas is that our range is fresh, vibrant and delicious, with ingredients sourced from the finest... Read More

Introducing Our New Organic Tea Collection!

I’m delighted to introduce our new Organic Tea Collection that has been years in the creation. Our point of difference compared to other teas is that our range is prepared and made to order, so it’s as fresh, vibrant and delicious as nature intended. It’s also made entirely from wholefood ingredients that are free from chemicals, artificial flavours, colours and added sugars which is how it’s supposed to be.   “The Healthy Chef premium organic teas help support... Read More

Why Protein Helps With Weight Loss

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. WEIGHT LOSS Protein can work effectively to regulate the appetite, increase satiety and encourage significant weight loss. When attempting to keep total calories down during dieting, protein supplementation... 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