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Vegetarian, Gluten free
Charge your morning with chia!
Ingredients (makes 1)
1 banana, peeled, chopped & frozen
½ cup frozen blueberries (or other berries)
½ cup natural yoghurt or kefir
2 tsp chia seeds
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1. Combine the ingredients in a high powered blender with 150 ml cold water. Whiz for 30 seconds or until smooth, scraping down the sides midway. Serve over ice if desired.
Thanks to its impressive nutritional attributes and delicious taste the coconut pops up in every corner of our stores these days, from the pantry department to the fridge, freezer and fresh produce display. We've got coconut chips, yoghurt, water, ice cream, cream, milk, butter/oil, flour and sugar... you could literally bake a cake out of 100% coconut products- that's pretty special, right?!
Here's the rundown...
- Coconuts are a great source of minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium & iodine.
- Coconuts contain 60% fat, the principle fatty acid
Lively cultured raw organic vegetables... in a jar!
Life in a Jar makes small batches of lacto-fermented vegetables here in Sydney. Using simple ingredients- certified organic raw vegetables, water, salt and whey- owner / chef Dominic has crafted a cultured 'superfood' that's both delicious and healthful.
Why cultured vegetables are good for you
Lacto-fermentation is an ancient method of culturing foods with good bacteria known as 'lactobacilli'. Despite their name 'lactobacilli' naturally occur in all kinds of foods from traditional vegetable pickles like sauerkraut to popular dairy products like yoghurt and
1. Concentrate on nutrient dense organic wholefoods
Think vegetables that you can eat lots of without feeling full: leafy greens are number one, and then there's carrots, radishes, cucumber, tomatoes, capsicums, beans, cabbage... the list goes on and on!
Best of all, the most nutrient dense foods tend to require nothing but a good rinse in preparation.
Choose organic wherever possible- it's the natural way to ensure maximum nutrition without compromise.
2. Include complex carbohydrates in your breakfast & lunch
Wholegrains, from barley to
Vegetarian, Gluten free
Kefir is a cultured milk product which originated in what is now Russia. Similar to thin yoghurt but with a tarter, more distinct taste and a different colony of bacteria, kefir helps maintain a healthy digestive system by encouraging beneficial intestinal flora.
This recipe uses powdered starter, which is easy to source, store and use. Alternatively you can buy pre-made kefir or, if you're serious about the stuff, hunt down somebody who has kefir grains- the original culture.
You've heard the term 'superfood' being bandied around:
Here's why Acai is the successor to the title
The Acai berry comes from palms that grow in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. The fruit consists of a very large pip with a thin layer of edible- and very nutritious- flesh, which is the reason you never see Acai sold in its natural form. Instead it comes as a dry powder (which is sometimes added into snack bars and chocolate!) or puree.
16 extremely concentrated antioxidants
Wholefoods House are now stocking dried Incaberries, aka the 'Cape Gooseberry' or the 'Goldenberry'.
As its name suggests, the Incaberry is indigenous to the Incan Empire. It was also a popular crop in South Africa during the early nineteenth century, hence the common alias 'Cape Gooseberry'.
Dull bronze in appearance Incaberries, and particularly the tiny seeds contained in the fruit, are considered a valuable and nutritional source of vitamin P (bioflavinoids) which have proven antiviral, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine and antioxidant properties. They are rich in phosphorus and vitamins A, C,