+ Healthy Drink and smoothie recipes

Healthy Hot Chocolate

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My approach to raising my kids to have a healthy, balanced relationship with food is firmly centred around education, enjoyment and finding the middle ground. When they were little I was very strict, controlling everything that passed their little lips. I just wanted what was best for them (in those early formative years) and to Read More

6 vegetables to hide in a smoothie (including recipes)

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No matter what I’m cooking, I’m always thinking in terms of how I can inject more nourishment, especially when feeding my kids. Because children are growing so rapidly, they have a much greater nutritional requirements, yet a smaller capacity to be nourished (smaller stomachs). So my motto when working to improve the health of kids Read More

Coco-Beet Berry Smoothie

Most mornings, my 7yr old son (the most laid back individual in the world and not particularly partial to anything to domesticated), makes the family a smoothie. Usually, he sticks to favourite combinations like berry, spinach, banana or pineapple, spinach, lime and mint; but occasionally, with a little guidance he likes to get creative. My only stipulation with Read More

Immune Boosting Chai Tea Latte

I think it’s wonderful how food memories are formed – I have many but one of my most vivid is for Chai Tea Latte (the fancy ‘cafe’ name) given to India’s national beverage – Masala Chai, or just Chai. My husband and I spent over 6 months living in our most favourite country (besides Australia Read More

Healthy Mango Lassi

Everywhere you look in SE Queensland, beautiful mango trees are dripping with fruit.  Even if you don’t have a neighbourhood tree, they should be pretty cheap in stores right now across Australia.  So I thought I would share my favourite way to make the most of this sweet summer fruit. BK (before kids), I spent Read More

Tropical Smoothie

With the weather warming up, and my kids up with the birds for swim squads, a quick 5am pre-training session go-to is often a smoothie (or a big cup of bone broth).  Yes, this little mix happens to be ‘green,’ however rather than jump on the ‘green smoothies are the bees-knees’ bandwagon, I’m going to Read More

Summer Berry Spritzer

With record temperatures this week in Queensland, staying hydrated is a priority.  So I whipped up this delicious, refreshing Summer Berry Spritzer.  My family loved the flavours and scooping up the berry pulp with the end of the lemongrass stalk too. Why is it healthy? The coconut water is nature’s power-ade and I’ve written about Read More

Pine Lime Splice

Following on from my ‘Coconut Water‘ post, I thought I’d share one of my favourite summer combos. I love the taste of coconut water though I know a few people who just don’t.  So if you want to benefit from the impressive mineral profile and hydration from coconut water – without the taste, then try Read More

Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie (that will really get you up and on the go)

This is a high fibre, protein rich, sustaining start to the day.  It takes minutes to make so there is no reason at all to buy the heavily processed, nutritionally void varieties of breakfast drinks I have written about here. If the convenience of a boxed drink is necessary, why not serve it in a Read More

Immune tea – a simple remedy to prevent and treat colds and flu

There’s something soothing about a warm cup of tea when you’re feeling run down.  But not any old tea will do.  With people dropping left right and centre at the moment with colds, flu, and all manner of dreaded bugs, I thought I’d share this immune boosting tea recipe – a remedy I rely on Read More

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