Grab your kimono and get your Zen on. Matcha Green Tea is one of my top three favourite foods. Studies on the health benefits of green tea have gone off the scales in recent years and rightly so. Green tea is proving to be effective against a range of illnesses. It is known as The Elixir of the Immortals however I don’t remember seeing Edward necking it back in Twilight. It must have been in the outtakes. Green tea has…
I could not resist naming this dish after my Irish roots. Ok I lie slightly. I made this dish for the Purple Valley Ashtanga Yoga YouTube channel. We had run out of red cabbage in the kitchen that day and all that was left was white cabbage. The final dish looked like the Irish flag and I renamed it Raw Paddy Thai.
Living in Ireland one season merges into the other on a daily basis. As an island we don’t experience the hardship of long bitter winters, nor the scorching heat of endless summer days. Our two most distinct seasons are Spring and Fall and they are my favourites. Spring signals life emerging and blossoming blooms whilst Fall heralds preparing for hibernation and long deep sleeps.
Are you confused about eating fats? There are plenty of natural sources of healthy fats such as a group of fatty acids called MCFA’s – medium-chain fatty acids alsoreferred to as MCT’s medium-chain triglycerides. What makes these good for us? Researchers believe these fatty acids fight against obesity by keeping body fat from accumulating.
Base 2 cups raw almonds 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 ½ cups pitted medjool dates, chopped Caramel 1 cup pitted medjool dates, chopped 1 T melted raw coconut oil ¼ cup filtered water 1 vanilla pod de-seeded/ 1 t Madagascar vanilla extract/ .5 t vanilla powder ½ t himalayan rock salt Minted Chocolate Ganache 4 T melted raw virgin organic coconut oil ½ cup raw cacao powder 5 T raw local honey 2 drops doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil*(optional) Handful pistachio…
I hear all the time “I cannot afford the time, money or ingredients for raw/wholefoods lifestyle”. Really? If you have time to stand in-line and order an extra skinny-soya-double-shot-frappucino-with-hazelnut-syrup before work and a chicken mayonnaise baguette at lunch-time, then not only do you have the money, patience and time to make a protein-packed smoothie for breakfast, and a hearty nutritious salad for lunch, you also have money left over to start buying the core essentials for your wholefoods larder at home!
These tiny black seeds are pretty incredible when you have a look at what they can do for us, from boosting energy to lowering cholesterol. Here’s why you should consider adding chia to your diet… Nutrition: Chia seeds are rich in protein, calcium, fiber and antioxidants, and for those essential omega 3’s they even beat fish oils and flax seeds. They are the highest plant source of omega 3 essential acids. Digestion:
Chia seeds are super easy for us to digest and don’t need to be ground up like flax seeds. Also, because of their high fiber content they aid digestive issues, the way they bulk up when mixed with liquid helps cleanse the intestines.
Inspired by the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie tradition, I’ve been experimenting lately with some unique ways of enjoying this delicious and nutritious vegetable. Pumpkin is loaded with fiber, cancer fighting antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C, while the seeds are high in tryptophan, an amino acid key to serotonin production – the mood enhancer. And it’s orange. And totally versatile as it can be enjoyed sweet or savoury. What’s not to love about pumpkin!
Ideal for lunch or a snack, these parcels are protein-packed, loaded with good fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals, filling and ridiculously easy to make. Nori (the edible seaweed used to make sushi) is one of the plant world’s richest sources of protein while also high in fibre, iron and iodine. Leafy greens are full of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.