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ginger & turmeric shots

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ginger turmeric shots

The ginger and turmeric shots take my beloved “healthy espresso” to the next level.  Add a small piece of fresh turmeric  to the apple/ginger mixture and feel the energy boost.  ginger & turmeric shots (yields 3 shots) 3 apples a good chunk of fresh ginger about 3cm fresh turmeric Juice and enjoy!

hydrating mini bar

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hydrating mini bar

Hydrating mini bar fresh water infused with strips of cucumber, lime and twigs of lemon balm cold brew Anastasia blend (by Kusmi) with orange slices fresh water infused with blackberries, blueberries and twigs of mint a little pot of sea salt to add some grains after the workout      

matcha almond smoothie

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matcha powdered green tea

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” In Japan, originally it has been used to aid in the practice of meditation. Matcha is rich in a rare amino acid known as L-Theanine, which creates alpha waves in the brain  – a state of relaxed alertness. This is about focus and attentiveness without the side effects of being  over-caffeinated. Another health benefit comes from a potent antioxidant called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) that exists in quantities up to 20 times […]

foods that cleanse and a lettuce, avocado and roasted nori salad

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Lunch / Salads
lettuce, avocado and seaweed salad

  foods that cleanse water-based vegetables water-based fruits carrots dandelion greens salads seaweeds raw fruit/vegetable juice soups tomato sauce spices such as ginger, cumin, cardamom and peppermint fish such as sardines, that are not so dense smaller portions of any food lettuce, avocado and roasted nori salad 1 firm but ripe avocado 6 leaves lettuce 1 tablespoon finely cut roasted nori for the vinaigrette: 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar 1 teaspoon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to […]

essential oils I wouldn’t like to live without

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tea tree

Tea Tree Essential Oil Melaleuca Alternifolia is a potent antimicrobial agent.  Because of its ability to kill off bad bacteria and at the same time soothe inflamed skin, tea tree oil is perfect for gum and tooth care. After brushing my teeth I usually rub a drop into my gums and teeth. It also heals and soothes insect bites.   Cloves Essential Oil Cloves essential oil is very powerful. Cloves are one of the highest valued antioxidants. […]

raspberry kanten with Greek yoghurt, braised bananas and roasted pine nuts

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Breakfast / Sweets

.. Kanten contains a sea vegetable called agar agar, which turns liquid into jelly. This works well with any kind of berry or combination of berries. raspberry kanten (adapted from the kind diet by Alicia Silverstone) serves 4-6 2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen and thawed 4 cups apple or quince juice 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice pinch of sea salt 3 tablespoons agar agar a few drops ginger juice ( grate a piece of […]

anti-inflammatory blend + rainbow remedy

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anti-inflammatory blend 1/4 pineapple (medium size) 1 pear 1 lime 3cm raw ginger 1/4 cucumber 1/2 stalk celery 1 broccoli or cauliflower 1/2 avocado 1 handful ice Juice the pineapple, pear,lime, ginger, cucumber, celery and broccoli. Add the avocado flesh and ice to the blender, pour in the extracted juice and blend until smooth. Eating refined carbohydrates, sugars and dairy tends to raise inflammatory markers for most people and most disease in the body is […]

homemade coconut milk and a book recommendation

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coconut  kitchen

To start the New Year fresh and clean I’d like to present you a recipe from Meredith Baird’s Coconut Kitchen, one of my Christmas books. During the summer holidays in Bali I had the chance to literally get immersed in the endless benefits of the coconut, from delicately perfumed body oils, emerald green coconut herbal oil against mosquito bites and sunburn to fresh coconut water and Dadar cakes for breakfast…. Christmas time has been too busy to start out trying new […]