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Naturopathy, nutrition and biomed student with one year to go. Always been a foodie but a new found lover of health. I have a weakness for hamburgers and milky rolls but indulge in green shakes and smoothies. A graduate of Animation at LCC; Pixar, Disney, Studio Ghibli and Tim Burton make me happy as well as grainy photographs, good laughs, documentary nights, art installations, imagination, individuality, kids and their drawings, my dogs face, friends and family all in one place, Nintendo - snes and gamecube, East London and Berlin.

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Brain boosting, skin healing smoothie 🌟 using bananas, flaxseeds, coconut milk, water and… Wait for it….. Raw egg yolks! Yup! Egg yolks have a highly concentrated amount of the valuable vitamins A,D,E and K, great for the skin and great for your bones. They also contain plenty of B vitamins - great for stabilising hormones and great for the skin. They are a great source of lecithin which is great for not just your skin again but your liver and your brain! The combination of these nutrients with the healthy fats from the coconut milk and the B vitamins and tryptophan from the bananas make this an essential smoothie for brain boosting, mood boosting and skin healing 💫

Recipe:

2 and a half frozen or fresh bananas
3 raw organic free range egg yolks
2 tsp of flaxseeds
200L of coconut milk
400L of water

All blended in the vitamix! Enjoy x

Today’s breakfast banana superfood smoothie 🍌🍌🍌👅👅👅

“Beet powder provides a wide range of nutrients, but its most significant phytochemical is betaine. Betaine helps the liver process fat. This prevents the accumulation of fatty tissues in the liver (steatosis), especially in heavy drinkers, and it also prevents excessive triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in the blood. According to the American Heart Association, beet juice can help lower blood pressure and due to the high content of iron in beets, it is good for anemia.

Beet root naturally cleans the kidneys and gall bladder. The potassium present in it helps in providing nourishment to the body for daily functions while chlorine organically cleans the liver and kidney. In addition, it has positive effects on one’s digestive system as it helps in the treatment of digestive disorders and problems like jaundice, nausea and vomiting due to dysentery or diarrhea. Beet root combined with carrot juice can prove extremely beneficial in building the red corpuscles thereby helping in treating low vitality and anemia. Being an excellent solvent for inorganic calcium deposits, beet juice helps in the treatment of hypertension and other cardiovascular disorders. It is also extremely beneficial for women as it aids in the regulation of menstruation. Along with having numerous health benefits, beet root is also beneficial for the skin. Folate is considered an important aid in maintaining a healthy pregnancy. It is critical at times of rapid cell development as it is necessary for creating DNA and RNA.

The high level of folate (up to 136 grams per cup) in beets makes them a valuable food for pregnancy. Spina bifida and anencephaly are two birth defects which may be prevented by the consumption of folate rich foods. Typical Preparations - One or two teaspoons added to water or juice, 2-4 times daily. One teaspoon of powder provides the nutrition in one beet.” - morethanalive.com

Incredibly beautiful huge twin tree trunks 🌿 Sometimes to reconnect with oneself we need to reconnect with nature. Mother Earth - The most beautiful, mind blowing source of life! The most beautiful HOME to all life! Plants, animals, humans… I could never be grateful enough for it. Without Mother Earth we would not exist. We need to care for her, respect her, show her love, give back from what we have taken and heal her from what we have destroyed. Like Mahatma Gandhi once said “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” Let us all be mindful and keep this in mind 🙏❤️ Happy Earth day ❤️🌍 here’s a nice little excerpt from @mysticmamma written by Jamie Sams: “The trees are called Standing People because they are our teachers. They do not walk about like human beings, but they do hold the energy of the Earth and Sky.

“The roots of the trees go deep into our Mother Earth, and their branches reach for the sunlight high in the sky. These teachers of the woods show humankind how to balance the male and female energies present in every human being.

“Through their example, we can learn how to give and receive. The trees are firmly grounded in the Earth and are reaching for the heaves with their branches, showing human beings how to be bridges between the tangible and non-tangible worlds. The balance of demonstrative and receptive is found in the heart of humans and in the trunk of trees.

“These living examples of balance allow humankind to discover the flow of life force that brings inner peace. It is circular and flows up through the roots to the tops of the branches, traveling down to the roots again, creating a recycling of energy.”

Happy Easter! My healthy chocolate Easter smoothie. Every bit heavenly and so simple.

Ingredients:

  • 4 bananas
  • 1 mango
  • 2tsp of Raw Peruvian Cacao powder (I use Creative Nature’s)
  • 1tsp of beetroot powder
  • 1tsp of vitmineral green
  1. Place all ingredients in Vitamix or blender, add half a litre of water, blend and easy, all done! Super yummy, guilt free and super good for you.

Raw cacao is full of Magnesium, and other essential minerals including calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese. Polyphenols called flavonoids, with antioxidant properties. Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, E. Essential heart-healthy fat: oleic acid a monounsaturated fat, Protein and Fiber. 

It helps improve blood circulation and lowers blood pressure, it helps to aid digestion, promotes cardiovascular health and function. Neutralises free radicals, most of all enhances physical and mental wellbeing, relaxing muscles and increasing circulation and availability of serotonin, our happy hormone as well as other neurotransmitters which helps improve mood and depression ♥ beautiful

Oats. So soothing, warming and simple. 
"Oats are rich in a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan. This particular type of fiber is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol. Minerals - oats contain manganese, selenium, phosphorus, fiber, magnesium, and zinc. Oats are also rich in carotenoids, tocols (Vitamin E), flavonoids and avenanthramides - a class of polyphenols. Oats are also known to be very calming and soothing."
I made mine with Rude Health’s steel cut oats, almond milk, saffron, cardamom seeds, cinnamon, maple syrup and later added in raw activated (pre soaked) pecans. Yum yum yummy x
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Oats. So soothing, warming and simple. 

"Oats are rich in a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan. This particular type of fiber is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol. Minerals - oats contain manganese, selenium, phosphorus, fiber, magnesium, and zinc. Oats are also rich in carotenoids, tocols (Vitamin E), flavonoids and avenanthramides - a class of polyphenols. Oats are also known to be very calming and soothing."

I made mine with Rude Health’s steel cut oats, almond milk, saffron, cardamom seeds, cinnamon, maple syrup and later added in raw activated (pre soaked) pecans. Yum yum yummy x

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