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Carrot Cake Nice Cream

February 16, 2017

Recipe by @naturally_nina_

Add 2 frozen bananas, 1 large cooked carrot, 1 tbsp vanilla vegan protein powder, 1/2 tsp each cinnamon + ground ginger and a splash of almond milk to your blender.

Blend until silky smooth, spoon into a bowl and top with granola, strawberries + nectarine or any of your favourite things!

Gut-Healing Jaffa Bowls

January 13, 2017

Written by Tammy Rice (Republished from Perfect Supplements Australia)

Gut-healing, skin health, protein made easy but you won’t find this in your regular cafe-style Acai Bowl
It’s time to move over Acai bowls, we’ve got a new kid in town and this one is off the CHARTS when it comes to good health!
Introducing, the Jaffa Bowl
This is no ordinary bowl and that’s because it has so many great health benefits such as the ability to help heal and soothe the gut, improve skin health so that it glows with radiant health, is an excellent source of amino acids (the building blocks to protein) so it’s great post-work out! But not only that, it helps to feed you joints, muscles and pretty much every tissue in your body.
How can it do all of this you may be sitting there scratching you head?
Well I’m glad you have this question because I want to briefly explain…
You see, we have added our Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen powder which is nothing but pure collagen from grass-fed cows and it contains 18 of the most important amino acids needed for good health. You’ve probably heard about amino acids and even collagen as they are getting lots of attention in the world of health at the moment and for very good reason!
Collagen is what you will find in bone broth and it has such a crucial role in the body. From about the age 0f 25-30 we start losing collagen at about 1% each year so that by the time we hit our 50’s we’ve lost half! This is why even many doctors are recommending to supplement with a high quality collagen supplement. You can help to guard against joint problems so that as you’re ageing you joints stay more supple and you can still do all the active things you love to do. 
The way collagen works to help heal gut issues is because of certain amino acids it contains such as glycine. Glycine can be great for reducing inflammation. Collagen can also help to boost gastric juices and restore the integrity of the gut mucosa.
Who LOVES Collagen?
  • Athletes: because it’s a great source of protein to help improve recovery and health of overused joints and great for muscle health
  • Anti-ager’s: anyone who is concerned with premature ageing will LOVE collagen because it is known to rejuvenate skin, reduce wrinkles, smooth lines and plump up skin for a dewy, radiant glow!
  • Mature people with joint issues: anyone who is having joint issues may enjoy the benefits to their joints.
  • People with Gut issues: anyone who is suffering from gut issues such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s disease and other gut problems may find relief with adding a high quality collagen powder to the diet.
What else Might it Be Good For?
  • Boosting metabolism
  • Supporting bone health
  • Improving deeper sleep
  • May help balance hormones
  • Supporting digestion and satiety (fullness)
  • Keeping inflammation in check
  • Promoting healthy brain function
  • Supporting the health of all organs and tissues
So as you can see, that’s a LOT of amazing benefits and why this is one supplement I won’t go without and why it is 100% in my TOP 10 supplements of all time. The beauty of this collagen powder(aside from it’s purity) is that it’s so versatile and easy to use and since it has no flavour or texture you can add it to so many dishes such as the one I’m about to share.
So without further ado, let’s get into this DeLiCiOuS recipe that will having you frothing at the mouth…
Gut-Healing Jaffa Bowl
What You’ll Need for Smoothie:
  • Raw cacao 3 tbsp
  • Coconut water/milk 1/4 -1/3 cup
  • 1 avocado or 1 sapote fruit
  • 1-2 medjool dates (optional)
  • 4 lady finger/2 cavendish bananas
  • 1 tsp of Perfect Coconut Oil
  • Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen 2 scoops
  • 1 tsp organic Moringa powder (optional)
  • 1 scoop Perfect Plant protein
  • 4 drops of food grade orange essential oil (I love DoTerra)
  • Ice
What You’ll Need for Topping:
  • Chia seeds
  • Granola
  • Coconut flakes (toasted is optional)
  • Fresh/frozen blueberries or other berries
A Bowl to Put it In:
You can buy our awesome Coconut bowls here.
What to Do:
  1. In a good quality blender add your coconut water or milk then add in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth and then pour into your bowls (Tammy bought these coconut bowls here)
  3. Finish the look of your Jaffa bowl with the granola, berries, chia and coconut flakes
  4. ENJOY! ♥
Note: I always use organic ingredients where possible to ensure the highest nutrition and health benefits, but just do the best you can.

Smoothie bowls: simple, versatile and nourishing!

August 23, 2016

Author: Jacinta Sultana @jacinta_sultana

 Smoothie bowls, are they all they’re hyped up to be..?

YES! They are an undoubtedly on trend breakfast at the moment and for good reason. If the versatility & simplicity of a smoothie bowl isn’t motive enough to be your new daily breakfast, the nutritional benefits will be sure to tip you right over the edge of becoming a smoothie bowl addict.
Fruit for breakfast is great for gut & adrenal health, it is a gentle start for your digestive system. Fruit in its raw form is quickly digested making it an easy task for the digestive system to break down. This avoids unnecessary strain on the gastrointestinal tract and adrenal glands that alternative breakfast options such as high fat meals and coffee can cause.
Combining fresh fruit into a smoothie bowl for breakfast will fuel your body with its preferred energy source (carbohydrate in the form of sugars). Accompanying the carbohydrate component of fruit you will additionally be consuming a large amount of micronutrients (Potassium, folate, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C & vitamin B- levels vary depending on the fruit). Micronutrients are essential for the maintenance and regulation of pretty much every physiological function. Fruits also contain phytonutrients, which fight off free radicals and help to detoxify the body. Last but not least, fruits are high in fibre, which plays a key role in digestive health and is a major preventative for chronic diseases. 
These are just a few of the incredible health impacts that eating fruit can have. So here is one of my favourite smoothie bowl recipes for you to try jam-packed with all of the above and then some, enjoy!
Berry Smoothie Bowl
Ingredients:
1 banana
½ cup of coconut water
½ cup of frozen mango
¼ cup of frozen raspberries
¼ cup of frozen blueberries
2 tbsp of Raw buckwheat
2 tbsp of chia seeds
Seasonal fresh fruit of choice
Method:
Add 1 banana, ½ cup of coconut water, ½ cup of frozen mango, ¼ cup of frozen raspberries and ¼ cup of frozen blueberries to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Scoop into a bowl and top with seasonal fresh fruit of your choice, 2 tbsp of chia seeds and 2 tbsp of raw buckwheat.

About Jacinta!

Jacinta is 3rd year vegan student dietitian who is soon releasing an E-book with some more amazing breakfast bowl recipes + much more! 

@jacinta_sultana

 

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The Life of a Coconut

October 10, 2017