This is a delicious and nutritious snack I really look forward to. I love how low calorie this is yet so satisfying and filling. When I first came up with this winning combo, I ate it every single day at work for three weeks straight! I also ate it a lot in the weeks leading up to my bikini competition as it kept me full despite being in a calorie deficit.
I’ve realised after doing a lot of travelling overseas that we’re quite lucky to have so many healthy options for eating out in Perth. It is rare to find a cafe that doesn’t have any fresh juices, smoothies and a few raw treats available, therefore, I had to be quite ruthless with this list. It contains only the cafes that I think strive to offer the majority of items on their menu as ‘healthy’, rather than just having a small selection.
1. Health Freak Cafe, Mount Lawley, Scarborough and Joondalup
Price for breakfast: $10.50 – $23
Price for a smoothie: $10
A delicious and nutrient-packed red smoothie recipe to alternate with your favourite green smoothie recipe! There is so much goodness jammed into this smoothie. The beetroot provides your body with a stack of antioxidants and vitamins. Studies have found that beetroot can reduce blood pressure and inflammation. Ginger has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It aids digestion, relieves nausea, has anti-inflammatory effects and can ease cold and flu symptoms such as headaches and sore throats. Lemon is wonderful for your liver, the detox organ of the body.
This is a delicious, decadent smoothie which makes a filling and satisfying snack or breakfast.
1 handful ice
1 heaped tablespoon coconut cream
1 large / 90g frozen banana, broken into chunks
1/2 cup / 65g frozen blueberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon maca (optional)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon coconut flakes
4 pecans, chopped
I absolutely love eating breakfast out at different cafes. I think breakfast foods are the tastiest! Having them cooked for you and served with a lovely flat white is such an indulgent way to start the weekend. It’s hard to not have a bad day after a start like that; however, I often think, ‘I could easily recreate something like this at home for a quarter of the price’. If you’re like me and have found yourself thinking the same thing, here’s a recipe I created
Two of life’s simple pleasures: fresh popcorn and mountain views.
This has got to be one of the easiest things you could possibly make in the kitchen! I love to make homemade popcorn to take to the movies. Corn is a grain, so I recommend you eat it only occasionally as it’s not as nutrient-dense as others foods like vegetables, fruit, meat, nuts etc.
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Recently I went to see this very successful Australian documentary with one of my health-enthusiast friends. I found it engaging, playful, eye-opening, well-made and thought-provoking. The film is directed by and stars Damon Gameau. Damon is an Australian director and actor. After the film, Damon himself was available for a Q&A session which was very interesting and exciting to a
I had my first Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup when travelling around America in 2012. It was love at first taste! This healthy version tastes just as yummy as the original, but they are actually good for you! Plus, like anything I make in the kitchen, they are very simple and quick! Due to the high fat content, they are a bit of a
I usually have this for breakfast once a week. You can substitute the fruit for whatever is in season and get creative with your toppings! Chia pudding is a great balance of carbohydrates, protein, fats and vitamins. It will give you a great start to your day and keep you full for many hours.