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Ingredients: - 3 ripened banana’s - 1 cup crushed walnuts - 1 cup natural muesli - 1 cup wholemeal self raising flour -1 cup almond meal - 1 tablespoon LSA mix - 1 tablespoon chia bran - 1 1/2 cups milk or soy milk - 1/2 cup olive oil - 1 cup brown sugar - 2 tsp mixed spice or just cinnamon - 60g of WPI pure protein powder (or your choice of protein powder) Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, spoon into muffin tins and bake for 20-25 mins in a 180 degree’s celcius...read more
A lot of people treat Christmas time differently to other times of the year when it comes to food. This is where a lot of people go wrong! You need to stick to your positive attitude towards food, use self control and not over-indulge. You shouldn’t be eating foods just because they are there, you should love them and enjoy them – this is what will make Christmas much more enjoyable WITHOUT the extra kilo’s. A few ways to maintain healthy habits during the holidays…… 1. Try to eat before you go out to a Christmas...read more
Eggs 4 – 6 eggs is a good amount to consume per week to ensure you are getting enough. Eggs are a great source of protein, which helps encourage breast milk production. Food Suggestions: Omlette, french toast, poached eggs, boiled eggs, quiche. Keeping some hard boiled eggs in the fridge is a good way to keep a snack on hand to add to a cracker with some avocado or cottage cheese. Chickpeas Half a cup per day is a correct amount. Chickpeas are high in iron and fibre to encourage breastmilk production. Food...read more
Ingredients - Mixed lettuce leaves - 10 cherry tomatoes - 1 carrot - 1 apple - 1/2 cup of cranberries - 1/2 avocado -1 capsicum - 1 red onion Method: - Place mixed lettuce leaves either on a platter or in a salad bowl. - Chop salad ingredients and place in bowl – cherry tomatoes, carrot, capsicum, avocado, apple, onion and cranberries. You can serve with balsamic vinigar if you wish. Its so easy to make – ideal for...read more
Ingredients: - 1 quarter jap pumpkin - 1 cup of feta - 1 packet pine nuts - bowl of spinach leaves Method: - Chop pumpkin into small pieces and place in the oven for about 25 minutes on medium heat until it is lightly browned. - Place spinach leaves in a bowl and adding the feta. - Place pine nuts in a small saucepan on the stove top with a dash of olive oil on medium heat. Roast the pine nuts by stiring constantly and when they start to brown, remove them from the heat and place in the bowl of feta and spinach. - Place roasted pumpkin...read more
Ingredients: - 1 bag of pink potatoes - 2 x tablespoons of wholegrain mustard - 4 rashers of bacon finely chopped - 1 large red onion - 1 cup of cream - 1/2 cup of sour cream Method: - Chop potatoes into small pieces leaving the skin on and place into a saucepan, boiling until they soften, but don’t cook them fully! Leave them a little bit firm. - Strain potatoes and place in a bowl mixing cream, cour cream, wholegrain mustard and onion and mix thoroughly. - Fry bacon rashers on a pan until...read more
Ingredients: - 1/2 bunch of shallots - 1 capsicum - 1 packet pine nuts - 3 cups of short grain brown rice - 1/2 cup soy sauce - 2 garlic cloves finely chopped - 1/2 cup olive oil - 1/2 packet of currents Method: - Boil brown rice in a saucepan on high heat until just under-cooked (this gives a nice crisp texture to the rice for the salad). This may take 20 minutes or so. - While the rice is boiling, add to a medium sized bowl – packet of pine nuts, finely chopping capsicum, shallots and 1/2 packet of...read more
Beetroot, Celery, Pineapple & mint 4 small baby beets 3 cups of celery chopped 2 cups of chopped pineapple ¼ lime Place all ingredients into the juicer and serve in a large glass with an extra hint of...read more
Open your fridge door and take a good look at what foods you have in there. Do the same with your pantry. Everyone’s will be slightly different, but it gives a great indication of what foods you consume most of on a daily basis and how many temptations you have lying around. When I open my fridge it is jam packed with food. The fridge is so full food almost falls out! These foods consist mostly of beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables along with a small amount of condiments such as vegemite, peanut butter and a few...read more
Sunlight is extremely under-rated by most people. Yes, there are many affects excessive sun exposure has on our skin cells increasing the risk of skin cancer. This has scared many people within Australia, especially Queenslanders due to the large amount of sunshine we can get all year round. There is no need to be paranoid about sun exposure, we actually all need it!!! A large number of Queensanders are actually vitamin D dificient. We get Vitamin D3 from the sun between 10am and 2pm. This is when the UV rays that increase vitamin D levels...read more
Leisa Skerman is a Brisbane Naturopath who enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for naturopathy with her readers and clients. If you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment, or share it with your friends on your favourite social media using the buttons above.