Bitter Is Better: Utilising The Power of Taste This Festive Season

If you’re looking to keep your digestive tract healthy, your hunger and blood sugar levels stable, and prevent cravings from causing you to go overboard with the mince pies and chocolate this Christmas, consuming more of the bitter taste could be your best bet.  Of the six tastes known throughout Eastern medicine (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungentContinue reading “Bitter Is Better: Utilising The Power of Taste This Festive Season”

Simple & Small Spelt Flour Taco Shells

On our recent trip to the West coast of America, we discovered just how much LA seems to love tacos right now. The Tex-Mex tortillas and spicy fillings, abundance of eclectic options and absolute deliciousness were a regular appearance throughout the trip, and when taco Tuesday at Diabolo in Silverlake arrives, devouring 2 tacos andContinue reading “Simple & Small Spelt Flour Taco Shells”

The 5 Keys To Proper Protein Absorption

Do you have a favourite go-to post-workout protein supplement? Do you make sure it’s full of beneficial ingredients and not filled with chemicals? Do you rely on it for a substantial nutrition boost? Do you know how to properly absorb that protein? The conversation around whether additional protein is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ is debated throughoutContinue reading “The 5 Keys To Proper Protein Absorption”

Super Simple Strawberry, Coconut & Lavender Ice Cream (V)

Apparently ‘alternative’ ice cream flavours are trendy this year, including a pear and blue cheese flavour available at an artisan store in London, and a naan bread flavour option also available in the UK, made from a restaurant’s leftover naan bread (of course). This recipe is probably more inviting than cheese or bread flavoured iceContinue reading “Super Simple Strawberry, Coconut & Lavender Ice Cream (V)”

Vegan Fat Bars

To balance mood and hunger levels, good quality healthy fats are essential, especially when it comes to hormones or women’s overall health. After the ‘low fat’ craze of the 1980s and ‘90s, much of the ‘healthy’ food in supermarkets is still marked as low fat, but it turns out this low fat food is actuallyContinue reading “Vegan Fat Bars”

Bloat-No-More Sauteed Fennel & Spinach

If you often experience bloating, it can be frustrating to locate the cause of the issue when it crops up (or rather, blows up at the most inconvenient times….). Raw foods, certain nutrients or intolerances, eating quickly, and particularly stress and improper breathing can all cause bloating and discomfort. Thankfully, there are a few naturalContinue reading “Bloat-No-More Sauteed Fennel & Spinach”

Mint Chocolate Oaty Brownies

If you’re looking for a healthier way to indulge in brownies, you may have already made one of these from the blog: vegan, protein packed brownies /  cacao + carob brownies /  banana brownies /  3 minute grain-free brownie bowl / low sugar high protein black bean brownies / beetroot brownie / no-bake plant protein power brownies.  Adding to the array of healthy and deliciousContinue reading “Mint Chocolate Oaty Brownies”

Pink & Powerful Valentine Desserts

This recipe is full of antioxidants, circulation-boosting compounds and fibre, not to mention plenty of nitric oxide (google the benefits of it and you’ll find out just why this particular element might be a go-to on valentines day….) Simple to make and super healthy, you could really make it any day of the year toContinue reading “Pink & Powerful Valentine Desserts”

Spiced Cauliflower & Tomato Bake

Comfort food at its healthiest and tastiest – this bake is reminiscent of a pasta bake or casserole, but made with fibre-rich cauliflower, full of antioxidants, and sulforaphane – which contains an important natural chemical that effects the expression of DNA. In the case of sulforaphane (and therefore cauliflower) the effect it has is aContinue reading “Spiced Cauliflower & Tomato Bake”

Simple Balsamic & Honey Brussels

OK, so you may have had enough of them by now, but if there’s one festive food you can definitely include in a January health-kick, it is of course the humble sprout. High in antioxidants, fibre and vitamin K, they’re also incredible versatile, suitable for a host of different meals. Brussels sprouts also give aContinue reading “Simple Balsamic & Honey Brussels”