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Smoothies vs. Juices? Which one is Healthier?

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Smoothies vs. Juices? Which one is Healthier?

I am often asked whether I prefer juices or smoothies. Quite simply, I love both! I don’t think you need to choose one over the other. They both offer fantastic health benefits and have really helped me through some tough digestive issues over the years. Ultimately they provide a convenient hit of fresh nutrients – the perfect addition to a healthy diet. SMOOTHIES Smoothies tend to be more substantial than juices – thicker, more filling and energy dense. For this reason, I would classify a smoothie as a meal rather than a snack. A smoothie involves blending wholefoods, like fruit, vegetables, leafy...

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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 caused bloating and made me gain weight, the total opposite of what I wanted. This is one of the main reasons why I was compelled to create my...

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While it’s that time of the year for wrapping gifts and planning festivities, I like to think it’s also the perfect time to sit and reflect on the past year. I want to take this opportunity to say a massive THANK YOU for all those who have supported The Healthy Chef this year. It’s been a rollercoaster ride to say the least – we moved into our new offices in Surry Hills, launched our organic tea range, held several cooking masterclasses and high tea events and produced my new cookbook which is due to come out next year. In gratitude, we...

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With the festive season just around the corner, I really wanted to share with you my healthy and delicious festive menu, made from wholesome ingredients your family love and that won’t blow your diet! Each dish is quick and easy to prepare and they are from my #1 bestselling cookbook, Purely Delicious.  Here’s a small taste of my spectacular holiday recipes that are completely plant based and guilt free. Enjoy as they are or accompany them with organic chicken or wild caught fish. BREAKFAST: Breakfast Berry Trifle This is a yummy breakfast trifle that will nourish and energise your body. It’s...

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What’s The Perfect Protein Powder For You?

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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 LOSS Protein can work effectively to regulate the appetite, support lean muscle, and encourage significant...

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How To Stay Healthy When Travelling

These days, I tend to travel quite a bit - not only for...

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My Top 3 Portable Snacks For Busy Movers + Shakers

My life is pretty hectic these days, so I make sure I'm prepared...

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My Most Effective Body Shaping Secrets

I’ve been into fitness and healthy cooking my whole life and over time I've...

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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...

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