Oh yes, it’s been one of those days when I need to pay extra attention and really concentrate on the above quote
It’s funny how easily the kids eat foods that come in small bite size portions where cutlery are nonessential
On a whim I rolled up quinoa with cucumber and carrot sticks in salad leaves and boy did they gulf it down quickly!
I mixed the tricolore Quinoa with half a grated red onion, some tamari soy sauce and brown rice vinegar.
Cut the carrots and cucumber and rolled it up in salad leaves.
Probably the quickest meal I have ever made!
How I wish I could visit my 15-year old self and tell her everything I have learnt about acne and have to treat it.
I would have told myself to bin all the harsh chemically laden lotions and instead use a light natural face oil all over the face and neck and then the amazing Manuka Honey Gel from Living Nature straight on the spots to reduce the inflammation and redness.
(This gel is also excellent for sun burn and shaving burn.)
This is my super healthy salad that I make as soon as spring has sprung.
It’s detoxifying and beautifying.
Himalayan crystal salt
I absolutely adore Raw Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil.
I love the taste, the smell and all its amazing health benefits! It’s a true Super Food!
Coconut oil is a saturated fat made out of medium chain triglycerides.
It’s metabolised in a different way to other fats, It’s basically transported straight to the liver where it’s turned into energy.
The body burns the coconut oil in the same way as it burns carbohydrates and it’s not heading straight for the fat cells like other fats.
It helps stimulate and raise your metabolism and boost your thyroid activity, you will also feel full for longer, so a win win on the keeping lean front
But the benefits don’t stop there!
Coconut oil raises the good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers the bad one (LDL).
It’s helps to protect your liver from toxins.
It’s anti viral and anti fungal, (you can use it both topically and eat it for conditions like herpes and nail fungus).
And since it is a saturated oil it has a high smoke point, meaning you can fry in it without causing damage to the oil.
It’s an excellent moisturizer for your body and a great hair treatment, super efficient and super cheap!
I made this quick cucumber side dish the other day. I found the recipe on Pinterest and modified it slightly.
Cucumbers are full of anti-inflammatory Vitamin K but make sure they are organic!!!
Cucumber is on The Dirty Dozen List,(I wrote aboutit HERE) meaning they have fairly high levels of pesticides and insecticides, which are toxic to the nervous system.
This salad also contains the Scandi-Classic herb dill.
Almost all traditional dishes in Sweden are served with or cooked in dill, which is not a bad thing, dill is super good if you suffer from gas and bad breath and it’s excellent for breastfeeding Mum’s as it increase milk production.
1 Cucumber, thinly sliced.( I used a cheese slicer).
1 Red onion, also thinly sliced.
1/2 cup of chopped dill.
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider vinegar
1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons of Virgin Olive Oil
Himalayan Crystal salt and Black pepper
This super healthy soup is beyond easy to make and comes with many incredible health benefits!
* 1 Cup Cooked lentils
* A couple of fresh Beet Roots
* 2 Mushrooms
* 1/2 cup Tomato Passata
* Raw Coconut Oil
* 1 Red Onion
* 1 Celery Stock
* 1 Leek
* 2 Garlic Cloves
* Fresh coriander
* Piece of Chili
* Piece of Ginger
* 1 teaspoon Turmeric
* Stock Powder
* Black Pepper
* 3 1/2 Cups of water
A very Good Monday Morning!
I’m hellbent on finding a of couple shampoos without SLS, phalates and parabens that I can alternate between without having to come back to the Kerastase shampoo that always delivers, but contains chemicals I try to avoid.
So far I’m VERY impressed with california brand Giovanni.
I have used the 50/50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying for normal to dry hair for awhile.
I don’t have dry hair as such, except my ends which are exceedingly dry at the moment, (haircut is way overdue!!) but this one really works for me.
It keeps my hair cleaner for a day longer than most other shampoos (isn’t washing your hair the most tedious thing to do?) and I like the bottle, the eco chic branding and it’s not expensive at £8.00.
This video is about the amazing health benefits of raw garlic and why I take it almost every day.
(Forgot to mention that I make sure my garlic is organically grown)