CBD. Cannaboidol. You’ve probably heard of it, or have a girlfriend whos taking it, and you’re wondering what all the buzz is about. Touted as an appetite suppressant, acne treatment, anxiety and pain reliever amongst many other things, this phytocannabinoid was actually discovered back in 1940. An extract of the cannabis and it’s relative hemp plant, CBD is the non-psychoactive component of weed that doesn’t get you high. In fact, it actually works against the compound that gets you high (THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (pssst – the “delta-9” is silent…)) acting as a buffer against the effects of weed. It’s has been approved for medical use in Australia (think reducing seizures in epileptic patients and nausea control in chemo patients), but currently is VERY strictly controlled.
When you need a frosty treat, there’s nothing guilty about this dessert. It’s hydrating (thanks to the sneaky cucumber), packed with potassium AND tastes delish. You can make it choc-chip by stirring in cacao nibs too, if you’re partial to cookie dough ice-cream (who isn’t?!). Spirulina is a rich vegetable protein, and is used widely to boost the immune system thanks to its plethora of vitamins and minerals. It is also said to detox the body of heavy metals – now that’s one hard-working dessert!
With long nights, social commitments and work deadlines filling up on inboxes – stress and poor diet choices can start to creep in. Not only does it take a toll on our sleep and usual healthy habits, but it shows in our skin too. We’ve all been there. That’s when we really need to carve out a bit of self-care time, once or twice a week, to help manage your hectic schedule. You can’t conquer the world without your confidence!
Now full disclaimer here guys. I can’t lay claim to making those incredibly roti’s all by myself. I used my trusty new Rotimatic Machine to try my hand at whipping up some healthy ones.
I used just Extra Virgin Olive Oil, wholemeal flour and water. The machine mixes it together in the right proportions, kneads the dough and even cooks the roti to your desired thickness (I like mine thin). It’s incredibly clever and SO much healthier than your usual takeout. I love that I’m in total control of the ingredients too. There’s so many unhealthy versions out there at restaurants and take-outs. No hidden additives, chemicals, or preservatives. YES! It also works with gluten-free flour for sensitive tummies AND even makes pizza bases. Blown away. Okay, before I get any more excited, let’s keep it simple with those Roti’s to begin.
I think we have all seen the Snickers ad with the infamous tagline – “You’re not yourself when you are hungry”. Well, this smoothie recipe will definitely fill the deepest of pits of stomachs without the nasties and added sugar.
Who LOVES carrot cake? Admittedly, I’m ALL ‘bout that frosting, but still. This smoothie bowl is equally as yum and who says that coyo can’t be frosting?
Do you want a diet that promises energy, clarity, mental focus? Welcome to the Ketogenic diet (Keto, if you’re Gen Y). The Keto approach has been gaining great momentum over the last 6 months, with people reporting reduced cravings, less snacking, and weight loss. What started out as a diet to help control seizures in epileptic patients, is now taking the world by storm.
Arguably the must-have wellness ingredient of 2019, the talk around CBD is only going to gain momentum. If trends in Canada and America are anything to go by, it will soon be in your beauty products, your coffee and even in your lube.
I interview Georgia Branch, co-founder of CBD and hemp brand Hemple, to get the low-down.
I went to Washington DC to run a marathon…
But sadly, my knee had other plans.
Sunday marked my first DNF (did not finish) of my running career. Even though I have only been running for three years, I still call it a career. Trust me, I am not finished; far from it actually. This is only the beginning.
It was probably one of the hardest decisions I have made in quite a long time. In the back of my mind, I knew that I could probably finish the race, but I kept weighing the risks.Read More
I would be lying if I said that I have never had a rocky relationship with “healthy eating”.
In the past, I’ve tried:
- “Diet Foods”: Splenda, egg whites, sugar free everything, and so much more. I think you know what I am talking about. This “healthy eating” experience was absolutely terrible. I was tired, cranky, and just run down.
- “Low fat”: This was terrible as well. Not only was this eating plan completely devoid of heart healthy nutrients, it also tasted like my butt.
- Low carb, no meat, ect… I think I have tried everything, but I never felt my best.
If you want to know more about my journey through “healthy eating”, let me know and I will do a post on it.
To me, the term “healthy eating” is not a diet, it is a lifestyle choice. I choose to eat “healthy” everyday because it makes me feel my best. It’s that simple.
My philosophy on food and “healthy eating” is about enjoying everything in a balanced manner.Read More