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High protein raspberry breakfast muffins

Raspberry  breakfast muffins Makes 8 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup raspberries 1/3 cup rolled oats ¾ cup high protein plain yoghurt ¾ cup buckwheat flour 1/3 cup coconut ¾ cup almond meal 2 eggs 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey 2 tbsp roughly chopped almonds Preheat oven to 180’ Prepare a 6 holes muffin tray with patty cases Place almond meal, flour, baking powder, oats and coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk yoghurt, eggs, oil, maple syrup and vanilla together. Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until combined. Don['t over mix. Gently stir through raspberries. Spoon the mixture evenly among the 6 greased muffin holes and top with chopped almonds Place muffins into the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until...

liver detox

Estrogen Detoxification

For our body to process estrogen it requires a 2 step process through our liver and gut. Women can experience what is known as estrogen dominance and this can be usually as a result of inefficient estrogen detoxification via these 2 pathways.This can look likeheavy / painful periods PMS headaches fibroids endometriosis symptoms mood swings tender breastsOnce the estrogen has left its receptor in the body and is no longer needed it is moved to the liver to be broken down in 2 phases before entering the gut. If the liver is functioning optimally to break down then estrogen, it will move through the 2 phases. Estrogen is then moved to the gut to be excreted. If the gut microbiome (bacteria) is balanced and healthy the estrogen will be excreted. However if its not...

spring cleanse

Are you supporting your liver?

How are you supporting your liver? Nurturing this incredible organ is so critical when it comes to how we feel each day. The liver works pretty hard 24/7 to rid those toxins from our everyday as well as break down our sex hormones (estrogen) and cholesterol as well as other amazing things. There are no tests for a congested liver but it is easy for it to become overloaded from our diet & lifestyle and then it can’t do it’s job of detoxing our bodies effectively.Signs our liver may need some more loveyou struggle with PMT with crazy mood swings and cramping. This can be a sign your sex hormones are out of balance due to liver congestion you often wake up during the night and...

How gut health is key to clear skin

When it comes to beautiful skin its easy to focus on beauty from the outside in when its just as important to focus on beauty from the inside out. Your skin is not just a layer, its an organ and is an amazing indicator of what is going on inside your body - specifically your gut health.A lot of skin conditions from acne, dry skin to redness are a manifestation of our body’s internal needs, particularly nutritional ones. If our body is not getting the nutrients it needs or digesting food properly due to poor gut health, our skin wont receive the support it needs. Also if we are not detoxifying properly the skin will suffer. This can affect skin elasticity and collagen production resulting...

5 easy ways to up your vegetable intake

I know many people who struggle to eat the recommended amount of vegetables per day and the recent Australian Health Survey found that less than 4% of adults eat 5 serves per day. I think meat and carbohydrates have traditionally played a starring role in our food culture rather than the vegetables. ...

The Importance of Fat

Throughout my Nutrition studies, the necessity of good fats in the diet was consistently emphasised as essential for optimising health. Gone are the days of the low fat diet despite many foods still marketed as low fat or fat free. There is now a clear line between what constitutes a healthy fat and a bad fat....