Healthy, nutrient boosting smoothies

February 15, 2016

Get your daily dose of nutrients with one of these healthy smoothies, each unique and delicious in their own way. FOR FAT LOSS HERO: Matcha (powdered green tea) TIP: Unlike many ingredients with weight loss claims, green tea won’t overstimulate your adrenal glands. If your goal is fat loss, a low-energy smoothie (500 to 750 kJ) is ideal. A smoothie with a low GI level, and high protein and fibre…

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Spa retreats in Western Australia

February 12, 2016

Holistic health and wellbeing experiences awaits at these top spa retreats in Western Australia. PURE LUXE Indijup Spa Retreat The place: A spa retreat surrounded by national parkland, sprawling vineyards and unspoiled beaches. There are 10 luxurious villas, each with a private plunge pool overlooking a secluded beach. As well as massages, they deal in invigorating sea salt scrubs, clay body masks and detoxing baths infused with Australian native ingredients…

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9 fitstagrams to follow now

January 27, 2016

In need of some fitspiration? These Instagrams have all the healthy eating, workout and #RawFitspo you need. 1. Brittany Cutts @brittactive With a love for helping people and an endearing sense of humour, this girl tells it how it is. You’ll find nothing but a raw and pure fitness journey with a side of motivation. A photo posted by Brittney Cutts (@brittactive) on Jan 11, 2016 at 3:27pm PST  …

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Smores protein cup

  Looking for drool-worthy recovery snacks? Try this smores protein cup recipe for a healthy treat.   What you’ll need (makes 1) 1 ½ scoops chocolate protein powder 1 tbsp cacao 2 tbsp melted marshmallow (or marshmallow fluff) ½ digestive biscuit Water What you’ll do Combine protein and cacao with one to two tablespoons of water to create a thick pudding. Lightly grease a small, round plastic container with coconut…

January 27, 2016
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Vegetarian protein picks

Make your vegetarian lifestyle easy with these foods ideas. Eating out At a vego buffet, add more tofu, beans and nuts into meals like stir-fries, salads and soups for extra protein. The alternatives Look for modified versions of your favourite meals. In the era of mainstream meat-freeism, resorts and retreats are responding with vego takes on meaty faves – think sushi hand rolls made with water chestnuts, lasagne made with…

January 20, 2016
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3 butt toning workouts

  Say hello to a toned bum with these glute and thigh workouts. Warm-Up: 10 minutes on the treadmill/Stairmaster at a steady pace (short of breath, but still able to hold a conversation). Directions: Perform each circuit three times before moving on to the next one. Rest for 45 to 60 seconds after each completed circuit. Circuit 1- Goblet squat // Barbell hip thruster // Dumbbell hip thruster Goblet Squat…

January 20, 2016
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How to reduce fluid retention

  Do you suffer from bloating and puffiness? Fluid retention could be the culprit and here’s how you can naturally prevent it. According to naturopath Rebekah Russell from Blackmores Australia, the following may help reduce fluid retention: Dandelion leaf: This has been used traditionally for hundreds of years for its diuretic action. It can be enjoyed as a tea. Vitamin B6: This may help relieve fluid retention and other symptoms…

January 13, 2016
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Coconut bliss balls

  Satisfy your sweet tooth with these coconut bliss balls! What you’ll need 1 cup pitted or fresh dates ¼ cup raw almonds 1 cup walnuts 5 pitted prunes 2 scoops natural protein powder 1 chopped protein bar (optional) Shredded coconut 2 tbsp chia seeds Lime zest What you’ll do Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add a touch of filtered water and some…

January 12, 2016
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The health benefits of nuts

It’s not all bad news when it comes to debunking the benefits of nuts. Go nuts but remember moderation is key! AlmondsCASE: 50 g has as much calcium as half a glass of milkAlmonds are the desk snack du jour. Here’s why. A 50 g serve of almonds contains as much calcium as half a glass of milk and supplies about 130 per cent of daily vitamin E requirements (more…

January 6, 2016
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Spiced chickpea and kale-stuffed capsicums

  Looking for healthy mid-week recipes? Try these spiced chickpea and kale-stuffed capsicums from naturopath Cassie Mendoza-Jones. Ingredients (serves 6) 6 capsicums, any colour (or one per person) 1 tin organic chickpeas, rinsed well 3 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp Moroccan spice blend Pinch of Himalayan pink salt 1 zucchini ¼ bunch kale Salmon fillets Dash of olive oil Method1. Heat oven to 180°C. Cut the tops off the capsicums and…

October 29, 2015
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