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Oil-free, Flavour-full Body-Shaping Balsamic Vinaigrette

By |March 22nd, 2017|

Hey Wild Heart,

A tasty oil-free bottled salad dressing is hard to come by, and getting it right at home isn’t easy, either. This recipe solves the problem of both taste and texture. It’s worth splurging on top-quality vinegars to create a dressing with great flavour.

Why oil-free? Click that link for the long answer. In summary, though, the body-shaping […]

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    Switch from White Rice to Brown for Stunning Weight Loss Results. Here’s How it Works

Switch from White Rice to Brown for Stunning Weight Loss Results. Here’s How it Works

By |March 19th, 2017|

Switch from White Rice to Brown for Stunning Weight Loss Results. Here’s How it Works
Hey Gorgeous!
Are you ready for this?
There may be a super-effective, totally satisfying, body-shaping weight loss solution out there, and it could not be simpler!
Researchers took two groups of overweight women and put each one on a weight loss diet—one including […]

Good-fat, low cholesterol: Creamy Mushroom Risotto

By |March 15th, 2017|

 

Some recipes I share because they’re simply gonna get you results fast! The body you want- the slim waist line and the dress size you dream of. And other recipes I share because they are a far better alternative when it comes to what is currently on offer…

If you ate a standard Creamy Risotto […]

Could this Kitchen Staple Help You Lose Weight?

By |March 12th, 2017|

Could this Kitchen Staple Help You Lose Weight?
Hi Wild Ones!
People have sworn by the weight-defying power of vinegar for hundreds of years.
But, is it true? Or is it just wishful thinking?
One thing is certain. Vinegar is an extremely low-calorie way to make our food yummier. If you’re not sure how to use it, you […]

Chocolate Cheese Cake with Slimming Powers – Raw Recipe

By |March 8th, 2017|

 

In the ‘old days’, back when I was 13kgs heavier than I am today (over a decade ago now) I used to sit and eat 3 pieces of cake or 3 ice blocks (Magnums, Gay Times or Cornetto’s). However, there was no satisfying me even upon completion of those. There was a good reason for […]

The Vitamin that Cuts Asthma by 50%

By |March 5th, 2017|

 
Hi Wild Ones,
Maybe it’s your little angel. Maybe it’s your niece or nephew. But we all know someone who suffers from asthma.
And unfortunately, this problem just seems to be increasing.
Currently, this chronic inflammatory disorder impacts around 10% of children. 
Half of those cases will be of genetic origin. The other half? More or less preventable […]

Fat-Free Buffalo Wings

By |March 1st, 2017|

 

What do you reach for when you want something really fatty? Something oily and dead that sets you back days on your plans to look slim and feel sexy for days?

Well, what if you could be satisfied and not set back even one meal on your plan to weight loss and ultimate beauty? Now […]

Why Losing the Weight Matters!

By |February 26th, 2017|

Hey Gorgeous!
In the words of my gorgeous friend Joan who lost 54 kilograms and healed 3 “irreversable” illnesses.. “I am 100% responsible for my health.”
Did you know that most deaths in the Western world are somehow related to nutrition? That means most untimely deaths are preventable. According to the “Global Burden of Disease Study,” which was […]

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    The Most Common Pregnancy Complication: What it is and How to Prevent It.

The Most Common Pregnancy Complication: What it is and How to Prevent It.

By |February 26th, 2017|

Hey Gorgeous,
Gestational diabetes. You’ve probably heard of it. Maybe your sister got it. Maybe your neighbour. 
I’ve seen dear friends, as well as relatives, suffer from it.
This is the most common complication during pregnancy, and it’s time we understood it.
Gestational diabetes refers to women developing high blood sugar levels during pregnancy, and it can impact […]

The Metabolism Lover- Ginger Carrot Soup

By |February 22nd, 2017|

 

It can be so uncomfortable deciding what to eat when you are confused about what is healthy! I know, I used to be so confused, I used to listen to “experts” who didn’t have well-functioning metabolisms when I was trying to lose weight, I prayed they were right but I didn’t get the results […]

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    Want your Children to Love Veggies? It Starts with this Baby Formula

Want your Children to Love Veggies? It Starts with this Baby Formula

By |February 19th, 2017|

Hey Wild One!
Worried that your gorgeous new baby is going to grow up to be a veggie-hating toddler?
There’s some fascinating research out there about how to lower that risk, and I am so excited to tell you about it!
Studies have suggested that exclusively breastfeeding for as long as possible can double the likelihood that children will […]

Low fat Vegetable Red Lentil Soup

By |February 15th, 2017|

 

I love soup all year round so I’ve put together recipes that I enjoy that have food chemistry and food combination to reduce cravings and increase metabolism naturally.

Lentils are nutrient dense and super yummy, meeting your bodily needs and your desires (even those flesh cravings).

The (healthy) carbohydrates in potatoes will keep you satiated for […]

The Surprising Link between Soy and Puberty

By |February 12th, 2017|

Hey there, Wildlings!
If it seems like kids are hitting puberty younger and younger these days, that’s because they are.
If you’re worried about the increased risk—of hormone-related cancers, heart issues and other adult diseases that come along with this early onset of puberty—you should be.
So, why is this happening?
Many believe it’s because young people are […]

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    For Moms-to-be, Fish could be even more Hazardous than Red Meat!

For Moms-to-be, Fish could be even more Hazardous than Red Meat!

By |February 5th, 2017|

For Moms-to-be, Fish could be even more Hazardous than Red Meat!
Hey There Beauties!
One day when I was 11 years old, I went to the beach in Byron Bay, Australia where I grew up. 
I was about to go into the ocean when the awareness hit me that the ocean was not mine; the animals in […]

Are Vitamin D Supplements the Secret to Weight Loss?

By |January 27th, 2017|

Hey Gorgeous,
Many scientific reviews continue to praise vitamin D as a miracle cure.
And it’s a reasonable conclusion to draw, given that most of our tissue (including in our brain) holds vitamin D receptors. 
The sunny little vitamin could be responsible for regulating as many as 2,000 genes, too. Just 24 hours of exposure to it […]

Boiled or Sprouted? The Science of Legumes

By |January 12th, 2017|

Hey Healthy Hotties!
If you’ve been following my recipes you’ll know that I enjoy occasionally incorporating legumes into them. Lentils, chickpeas, beans and more—they’re so full of nutrients and maybe even linked to prevention of chronic diseases. What’s not to love?
Most people boil their legumes, but that’s not the only way. Sprouting is becoming more and […]

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    Worried about Ruining your Child’s Appetite with Snacking? Here’s Why you Don’t Need to

Worried about Ruining your Child’s Appetite with Snacking? Here’s Why you Don’t Need to

By |January 12th, 2017|

Hey Plant-Based Mamas and Papas!
Raisins (and other dried fruits) seem like such a healthy snack for kids. Sweet, tasty, and natural…
…but are they really a good choice to give our children?
After all, dried fruit is higher in calories/serving than fresh, and that might lead to weight gain.
For adults, the effects seem neutral. Adding a […]

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    Protect your Children from Prediabetes with these Simple Steps

Protect your Children from Prediabetes with these Simple Steps

By |January 11th, 2017|

Hey There Beauties!
Did you know that prediabetes is a disease in its own right?
Yep, it’s not just about being at risk for diabetes down the road—people with prediabetes may already suffer from eye damage, kidney and heart problems, or circulation issues.
Many studies have suggested that chronic health problems associated with Type 2 diabetes may […]

Stop Counting Calories, and Start Doing This

By |January 10th, 2017|

Hey Wildlings!
Did you know that obesity now causes more deaths than smoking in some parts of the world (like the United States and Australia)? 
We’re talking hundreds of thousands of people dying prematurely of cancer and other linked illnesses every year.
As I’ve written before, this is a totally preventable epidemic.
Let me explain exactly how obesity […]

Spiced Salad Dressing- Vegan Recipe

By |December 28th, 2016|

Hey Wild Heart,

Do you have Tahini in your cupboard and have no idea how to use it? Or you hear it’s delish but can’t quite work out how? This recipe will help. 🙂

Simple Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup tahini
1/2 spoon of olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup parsley leaves
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 pinch […]

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    Worried about Getting Enough Omega 3s? Don’t—you don’t need them.

Worried about Getting Enough Omega 3s? Don’t—you don’t need them.

By |December 23rd, 2016|

Hey There, Wild Ones!
I’ve told you before that the very first week I went vegetarian, I began heavily supplementing.
After all, I had to get in all the nutrients that the doctors and so-called specialists said an 11-year-old vegetarian could never get from her diet.
I took a handful of supplements every single day, and one of […]

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    Hydration Makes Us Happy, and How to Know you’re Getting Enough…Water

Hydration Makes Us Happy, and How to Know you’re Getting Enough…Water

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Water makes everything better. Seriously. Proper hydration is likely connected to lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Researchers even found that it may make kissing more fun, since it increases our lips’ sensitivity.
Pretty sweet, hey?
No wonder, then, that water is also the most important nutrient in our diet.
We know we need it to […]

Plant-Based Solutions for Naturally Glowing Skin

By |December 22nd, 2016|

 

Sagging. Wrinkles. Age spots. Dry and coarse skin. You’re not the only one who lives in fear of these tell-tale signs of aging! Is it possible that the answer to maintaining a beautiful, youthful, glowing complexion may be found in a plant-based diet?

(Yes! And I’ll tell you exactly how.)

We’ve heard it many times: our […]

Want to Lose Weight? Eat Smarter!

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Hey beauties!
We’ve probably all noticed that plant-based humans (vegans) tend to be slimmer and in better overall health than the average Aussie, and yet there continues to be this common misconception that veggie diets must somehow be lacking in needed nutrients.
Can we finally clear up that confusion, please? 
A simple study compared the diets and nutritional intake […]

The Milk Myth: Why Milk doesn’t Make Us Strong

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Hi, Wild Ones!
Got milk?
We’ve all been hearing that question for decades. Milk and strong bones are practically synonymous at this point! But is it true?
A review of the most intensive studies on milk consumption and hip fracture risk found…no link. So that’s one myth debunked already. What about milk and bone building in adolescents? That’s exactly […]

Protein Packed Ginger Chia Smoothie- Raw Vegan

By |December 21st, 2016|

Hi Wild One,

This smoothie packs in protein from chia seeds, almond milk, and kale. You may enjoy it as a pre or post workout.

Ginger Chia Smoothie Recipe

2 cups kale
2 bananas, frozen
2 fresh mangos
1/2-inch piece ginger, peeled
1 teaspoon chia seeds
2.5 cups pure almond milk or nondairy milk of choice

Blend […]

Wanna Go Paleo? Read This First

By |December 20th, 2016|

Hey, Wild Things!
Everyone is talking about the paleo diet these days, hey?
A big part of the argument for this low-carb, high-protein diet has to do with insulin. Carbohydrates, the reasoning goes, increase insulin, which is one of the worst things for our health.
Well…they got one thing right, I guess. Insulin spikes can be really dangerous […]

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    12 Minutes of This Each Day could Reverse Stress-Related Aging

12 Minutes of This Each Day could Reverse Stress-Related Aging

By |December 18th, 2016|

Hi Beauties!
Meditation is such a hot topic these days. We’re reading about it in the New York Times, our sister/brother/cousin/best friend is doing it, and it seems like a new study crops up every day to tell us about yet another amazing benefit. 
I’ve been meditating since age 8, when my dad taught me. Nowadays, […]

Ceasar Salad- Vegan Recipe

By |December 12th, 2016|

Hi Wildling,

How would you like to make a mouthwatering Caesar Salad from scratch? I know right, so good. Let’s do it. Here’s the dressing:

Ingredients: Caesar Salad

1/2 package organic tempeh
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon gluten-free tamari
1/2 teaspoon brown rice vinegar
2 romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup […]

Does Dropping the Meat Mean Dropping the Muscle?

By |December 9th, 2016|

Hey Wild One,

Maybe you’re wondering about how to keep that sexy-strong body you’ve got on a fully plant-based diet. Or is it your gym-junkie beau, surfer dude boyfriend or triathlete hubby who doesn’t want to drop the muscle with the meat?

Let me just clear up a bit of the confusion around bodybuilding and veganism.

The […]

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    Your Kids/Job Aren’t/Isn’t Raising Your Blood Pressure—This Is.

Your Kids/Job Aren’t/Isn’t Raising Your Blood Pressure—This Is.

By |December 6th, 2016|

 

Hi Lovely!

I used to salt my food so heavily that all I tasted was salt—not ingredients.
Does this sound familiar? Do you (or someone in your family) drown your food in salt?
Well, it’s time to make a permanent change. I sure had to. The science is in: salt increases blood pressure (most likely).
Food manufacturers, however, […]

Raspberry Sensation- Smoothie

By |December 6th, 2016|

Hi Wild One,

If you’ve ever made a smoothie with raspberries before then you know how spectacular they look just about every time. Raspberries are gifted at tantalising guests and making them feel special. So why not make your next guest feel super special?

Here’s an easy, nourishing recipe:

 

2 cups kale
2 cup raspberries, frozen
2 […]

If Fructose is Bad for Me, Why is Fruit Okay?

By |December 5th, 2016|

Hi, Wild Heart!
I’m sure you’ve heard the hype about fructose by now. High fructose corn syrup! Fructose ruins your liver! Fructose—run!
“But, wait,” you wonder, “what about…fruit?”
Yep, fruit—nature’s beautiful, natural source of fructose—do we need to worry about that too? 
In short, no! And I’ll tell you why…
Studies have linked liver problems only to “industrial fructose” […]

The Smoothie Debate: Nutrient Thief or Health Superstar?

By |December 5th, 2016|

 

Hey Smoothie-Loving Mamas!

I know you’re as smart as you are sexy, so I’m sure it’s no surprise that fruit and vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

Like many of you, I love smoothies! After learning about green smoothies just seven sweet years ago and incorporating them into my life (and […]

Organic: Is it Just a Phase? Or is it Actually Better?

By |December 4th, 2016|

Do you buy organic?
We’ve all heard the rumors that this organic thing is just a phase. A way for big businesses to squeeze even more money out of health-conscious consumers like us.
So, is it true? Is organic just a phase? Are we wasting our money on products with this trendy label? Or is it […]

Why Your Diet Didn’t Work

By |November 28th, 2016|

The last time I dieted I was 17. 
I had no idea what I was doing and no education at all on how to eat, even though I was just weeks from finishing 15 years of school and 15 years of dance training. 
No one told me how to be healthy—only how to be skinny. 
I despised […]

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    Losing Weight has Nothing to Do with Eating Less…And Everything to Do with Eating More of This.

Losing Weight has Nothing to Do with Eating Less…And Everything to Do with Eating More of This.

By |November 27th, 2016|

Hey Sexy!
Many of you know already that I love fruit. That’s where I get most of my calories. Same goes for my family.
And as you’ve seen in my before and after photos, all that fruit and all those extra calories are definitely not making me fat.
What’s going on? Science can tell us…
Researchers added three apples or pears to […]

Hey Good-Looking! Where’d You Get that Glow?

By |November 23rd, 2016|

On the left: Me at 21 years old. I didn’t keep any photo’s of me at my ‘worst’. But I was (many times) up to 13 kgs over my ideal weight, sick and uncomfortable and I sure didn’t glow.
On the right: Me and my daughter August 2016. I’m 35 years old, thriving and glowing […]

Toffee Apples – Raw Vegan Recipe

By |November 23rd, 2016|

Did you use to love toffee apples? They were so good! Here is a really yummy, fun and nourishing alternative that the whole family can enjoy together as a meal, a dessert or a snack. This is a really great activity to do with your kids.

Ingredients:

4 Organic Apples on skewers
1/2 cup dates   
3 Tb melted coconut […]

Curry Noodles- Raw Vegan

By |November 23rd, 2016|

 

Hey Healthy Hottie!

IKR. YUM! Are you ready for a new and life enhancing experience?

Here are the super simple ingredients:

1 cup coconut water
2 cups raw cashews
1/4 of a small avocado
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3 medium zucchinis
chilli paste to taste

Super Simple Instructions:

1. Spiralize zucchinis to make the noodles.

2. In a […]