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How To Make A Great Smoothie Without A Blender!

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How To Make A Great Smoothie Without A Blender!

NO TIME TO BLEND ? If you’re busy and pressed for time, a blender free smoothie can often come in handy. At any time of day, you can quickly whip up a nutrient rich shake that's loaded with protein, antioxidants and fibre to support your health and wellbeing and get you through your day.
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When your digestive system is off, your health can suffer in all sorts of ways. This includes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn or gas.  You may also experience food allergies, weight gain, skin problems and more. If unaddressed, these symptoms can easily manifest into more chronic health conditions such as adrenal burnout, thyroid conditions, motility issues, depression and more.  Here is a list of what helps me support my own digestive system and manage my symptoms naturally. Swap refined carbohydrates such as white bread and pasta for complex carbs like fresh fruit and vegetables Vegetables and fruits...

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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. S M O O T H I E S A smoothie involves blending whole foods, like fruit, vegies, nuts, fluids, protein, into a liquid without removing the fibre. A heavy duty high performance blender like a Vitamix is...

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When it comes to training for sport and endurance events, it pays to plan and prepare. Mapping out your meals and snacks ahead of time not only makes it easier for you to glide through a training-packed week but also ensures that you are refuelling your body sufficiently in between sessions. Inadequate refuelling is a recipe for burning out, as it can: Impair recovery Increase fatigue Deplete glycogen stores Impair protein synthesis Lower immune function   Paying attention to what you eat and drink as well as getting enough rest enables you to refuel and repair so you’re energised and...

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My Favourite Christmas Recipes

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My Favourite Christmas Recipes

I love this time of year, and I’m a huge fan of summer and all the wonderful fresh fruit and vegetable options you can enjoy. It’s a great time to eat lighter healthier food and there are no excuses even over the holiday period. I remember as a young girl Christmas was always spent at my Polish grandmother’s house.  She worked extremely hard and held down 2 jobs to make ends meet,  and she was also an amazing cook and never bought anything from a packet. Everything we ate was home made, natural and bursting with goodness and each meal...

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Why Native Whey Protein Isolate is better than Protein Concentrate

When you walk into a supermarket or health food store, you are confronted...

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Why Healthy Chef Protein is Good For You

Protein is considered by many to be the most important macronutrient for humans...

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What is the DASH Diet?

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How to Use Protein Supplements

Each week I receive a lot of emails asking for different ways to...

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