you used to be easy.. not right now. nevertheless forcing myself to start it right & with a thankful heart.
Smoothie bowl recipe up on the blog by tonight (fingers crossed) ;) & some personal thoughts about tropical fruits. Side note: we pretend to be do-gooders shopping on the farmers market with our net bags, but on the other hand side eat tons of tropical fruit.
So many crumbles (added a mix of white and brown sugar, oats, vanilla and cinnamon)! I made an apple crumble earlier this week for dinner at my sisters place. She likes big chunky crumbles😉 Which one do you prefer?
Hey folks! I hope you're enjoying the weekend! I was scheduled in for college both Sat + Sun, but decided to give myself a day off yesterday, as I've been non-stop this week. Last Sunday, I became a proud Auntie to baby Scarlett 👶 so I've been driving between counties to see her as I can't get enough of the cuteness! 💖
So I did a last minute lecture date switch + felt very grateful to have some free time!🙏 ...a) to catch up on life admin + b) to chill with Rob - who I've not seen in a week even though we live together! Today though, I'm raring to go for my clinic lecture! Clinic days are always super interesting, especially when we get to observe consultations between a practitioner + client.👀 ➖
So over to my lecture - ANTIOXIDANTS.🤓👇
Antioxidants are substances that inhibit a natural process called oxidation. This process happens when an oxygen atom steals electrons from another atom, which causes DNA damage when it occurs in the body. Once electrons are stolen from one atom, this atom then does the same to other atoms. So it sets off a huge chain reaction - which we do not want! Antioxidants are there to stop this process from happening + thereby protect our precious cells from ageing + disease.🙏
Antioxidant compounds are created naturally in the body, although certain factors such as poor diet, smoking, stress, environmental toxicity + genetics can hinder their formation. This is where healthy, organic wholefoods come into the story.😊🍏 Antioxidant-rich foods such as blueberries, goji berries + dark chocolate 🍫 have the power to stop free radical damage to our cells, by donating their electrons to unstable molecules, instead of stealing them. This gives other molecules stability so that they are less likely to react with oxygen + other damaging free radicals.
If you want to boost your antioxidant intake + help prevent diseases such as dementia, heart disease + cancer, it's a good idea to look online for the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scores for foods. This value indicates the capacity to prevent oxidative damage.⚡ Would you believe blueberries have a score of 9,621, whereas dark chocolate scores 20,816!😮
Would you look at the colour of that salad - antioxidants galore 🌈 You can find this recipe at https://www.goodfood.com.au/recipes/hellenic-republics-cypriot-grain-salad-20130321-2gh6d !! I sub the freekah for quinoa! It’s super delish and nourishing, the perfect side of a meal on its own 😊
No bake pumpkin coconut munchkins 👏🏻the quickest snack out there, from @beccaseats! Filled with Jem and everything else you could want on a winter morning.
Filled with pumpkin, coconut, almond butter, oats, vanilla protein, maple syrup, and secretly there's even chickpeas in there- gaaaameee changerrrr. Plus I added 2 scoops of @furtherfoodcollagen