aka. My guide to the best brown rice of your life, and the tastiest porridge.
I’ve never liked the idea of treating a food group as the enemy, and my goodness, have grains had a rough trot over the years. Yes, they can be hard to digest for some, but they’re also full of beautiful vitamins, minerals and fibre, as well as lovely slow-release source of carbohydrates – essential for brain function.
Believe it or not, there is a way to cook grains so that they don’t upset your gut (although, I have found that the boyfriend is just plain allergic to a couple of things, no matter how I long I sour them – more for me then, hahaha!). Its actually really easy, it just takes a little patience, and a nice big bowl. Continue reading
At this time of year I often notice that the ads for detoxes and cleanses really ramp up as we all start our New Year’s Resolutions to be healthier and happier. Ads that promise you’ll have more energy, lose weight and all you have to do is drink a tea, take a pill or a powder – doesn’t that sound great?
Now, while not all detoxes are as effective at helping your body to detoxify as others, if you really feel like you want to (or need to) detox, instead of just boosting the function of your detoxifying organs, why not look at why you need a detox in the first place?
Some weekends you just want to take your time and eat well but still eat something different. At least, I sure do.
Yesterday I was looking for a breakfast recipe that was high in protein and nutrients with a bit of a sweet side. I knew I wanted to make pancakes, and that I could do that with chia seeds, but I wanted something other than banana as the base. I had a little browse through some of my cookbooks until I saw pumpkin spice pancakes in Lola Berry’s Happy Cookbook, and just knew I could make them my own.
Is it possible to love yourself and still have the desire to lose weight?
I mean, self-love is all about loving and accepting yourself for who you are right now, while desires to lose weight seems to be in opposition to that, right?
Honestly, I don’t agree.
Self-love, like love in itself, isn’t just about positive stuff. To have self-love doesn’t mean that you look in the mirror every day and shout “Woohoo!”. Continue reading
This week for the #activebabeschallenge (click the hastag to sign up) our Wednesday Workout comes from Emma Smith (The Empire Bodyshop).
Emma is a Personal Trainer based in Brisbane, providing mobile training sessions to the Logan area. She’s really excited about joining the #activebabeschallenge and has a passion for supporting the sisterhood – love it! Continue reading
Here are a few things I’ve loved this past month.
I thought I’d do something fun because it’s been a long time between videos. Make sure you share your favourite things in the comments below x