A versatile dairy-free nut milk

by Christina Agnew,

We absolutely love nut milks. They are so versatile. You can drink them solo, use them as the base for a smoothie or mix them with chia seeds or gluten-free oats for your breakfast. We include a smooth, nourishing cashew nut milk in each of our Classic Cleanses, for a hit of protein and good fats. Here's a macadamia-based recipe to try at home.

Goji & Vanilla Macadamia Milk

Makes 3 cups of nut milk


1/3 cup raw macadamia nuts, soaked overnight 
3 cups filtered water
1 tablespoon coconut butter
1 handful goji berries, soaked overnight
3-5 dates, soaked overnight (depending on how much sweetness you like)
1 pinch Himalayan pink salt
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (not essence)


1. Drain the macadamias, goji berries and dates, and discard the water.
2. Put all of the ingredients into a blender.
3. Pulse a few times, then blend until really smooth.


  • Turn this into a post-workout drink by adding a scoop of your favourite protein powder. We like Sun Warrior.
  • You can use different nuts, such as almonds or pecans. If you like a completely smooth milk, you will need to add another step to the method, since these nuts have skins. Blend the nuts with the water first, then drain the mixture through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth before blending with the remaining ingredients.
  • Try adding your favourite spices instead of vanilla, such as cinnamon or ginger.

Rose-Marie Swift's beauty tips

by Christina Agnew, , link


We don't mind admitting that we are OBSESSED with the miracle make up line that is RMS Beauty. Its inspirational and opinionated founder, Rose-Marie Swift, treated us to a gluten-free muffin in New York and we repaid the favour with some bespoke green juices when she came to London. Rose-Marie is Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bundchen's preferred make up artist, so we were all ears for her philosophy on skincare and make up. Here are her thoughts.

What is your philosophy on nourishing the skin from within?

I am honestly trying to educate every woman to be more aware of not just what they put on their skin but also what they put in their bodies. Your skin is a “mirror to your gut” so whatever is being put into the body is reflected in the skin. Eat healthy, eat wisely, and don't underestimate the power of clean water, fruits and vegetables. Living a healthy life is what gives us beautiful, healthy, glowing skin.  

How have you found changing your diet affected your skin?

Big time....not only has a good diet effected my skin but also my emotions.  Dead food makes me depressed and I have no energy. Raw food, and skin products for that matter, have to have their life-force intact so eating organic and raw when you can is a never-ending source of pure energy for life. You will not help but notice that the skin will improve immensely.  Meat is acidic and hard to digest and that extra work on the system will show through the skin. Processed food is dead food and void of any nutrients whatsoever. Food from the ground is always the best way to go when it comes to your health and your skin. Simple as that.

What is the benefit of green juice for your skin?

Green juicing has all the life force elements the body needs from enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals in their purest unadulterated state.....not synthetic.  Most of our daily intake of bottled vitamins are actually not doing us any good due to the fact that they are synthetic, come from GMO sources (Vitamin C for example) and are full of debatable chemicals and preservatives. The body needs good wholesome food from the earth to support itself....... not from labs.

What makes RMS Beauty different from other make up lines?

After many years in the fashion and make-up industry, I’ve learned a lot about the impact of daily exposure to chemicals in beauty care products. I know first-hand the price our health can pay in the pursuit of beauty. I realized that what women need is a cosmetics line that is as pure as possible, one that creates a solid foundation for anti-aging and long-term beauty.

I have researched from the ground up on how raw ingredients are grown, processed and the end manufacturing techniques etc. This knowledge is so valuable in the making of beauty products and is also very rare.

One of the most obvious differences is that it is not another powdered mineral line. I took the concept of pure, organic skin care (for its moisturizing and healing properties) and added the color minerals into it. I suspended the minerals in the cream base in order to avoid the drying effect minerals alone have long term on the skin.

RMS Beauty is also about not covering up and hiding the skin under heavy foundations and tons of powder. These age the skin and are not pleasing to the eye where RMS Beauty is a veil of lightweight, luminous coverage that allows the skin to be glowing and radiant. That is what makes the skin look youthful.

Juicing for pregnancy

by Christina Agnew, , link

Juices are a great, quick way to get essential nutrients into your body at any time of life. However they are especially valuable around pregnancy, when the body's nutritional and hydration needs increase. While you should not do a juice cleanse during pregnancy or if you are breast feeding, you can do one to help prepare your body for pregnancy and also as part of your recovery.

Midi Fairgrieve, a nutritional therapist and fertility expert, says: "Planning for pregnancy is possibly the first and most important step you can take towards getting your body, diet and lifestyle into shape. Freshly made organic juices are a perfect way to boost your overall health and detoxifty in preparation for conception; or as a way of adding additional nutrients to your diet once pregnant. Juices were the foundation of the diet I followed to overcome infertility and I subsequently carried on juicing throughout my pregnancy and beyond!"

Radiance co-founder Christina Agnew says: "I had a daily green vegetable juice throughout my pregnancy and I'm certain that it made all the difference to my energy levels. Once I had finished breast feeding and taken some additional time to recuperate, I felt ready to do a cleanse to help get my body back to being strong and lean. My normal Greens Cleanse would probably have been too much for me at that time, so I went for a Build Your Own so that I could include plenty of greens but also high anti oxidant fruits and a nut milk for protein.

A simple pregnancy juice 

For many pregnant women, there are some days (particularly mornings!) when you just can't face eating anything. If this happens, drinking a fresh juice is the good way to boost your nutritional intake. The recipe below contains ginger to help with nausea and some greens to avoid spiking your blood sugar levels too much.

Apple, Celery, Fennel and Ginger Juice (serves 1)

  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 large sticks celery
  • 1/2 fennel bulb
  • 1cm root ginger, peeled or scrubbed

Cut the ingredients into small pieces and then feed through your juicer. Stir together and drink immediately.

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