Our Bespoke Bright-Eyes Kale Shot

by Clare Neill,

We were super excited to be asked to create a bespoke kale juice shot for the exclusive launch of Nourish Revital-Eyes Kale Biomimetic Anti-Ageing Eye Cream at our favourite go to organic apothecary, Content Beauty & Wellbeing. The juice shots were available in store during the launch and the feedback we received was fantastic! We've since been trying the eye cream and can testify to the results!

Below is a quick and easy recipe to try:

1 cucumber

1 apple

1/2 lime (peeled)

1 large handful of kale

Put all of the ingredients through your juicer, use the cucumber to push the kale through. Serve immediately.


What the Experts Eat: Nutritional Therapist Yasmina Bona

by Christina Agnew, , link

Yasmina Bona, nutritional therapist

How would you describe your food philosophy?

I see myself as a foodie with a conscience: I love food and I aim to eat food that is good for me and that is produced in a both health-conscious and environmentally sound manner. My ‘gourmet outlook on nutrition’ means that I am happiest when I eat food that is flavourful, varied and wholesome using exceptional quality ingredients.

Why did you decide to train as a nutritional therapist?

I have always had an interest in health and nutrition (in hindsight, I should have trained as a naturopathic medical doctor).  It is when I started living on my own that I noticed that my eating habits and food preferences were radically different to what I had grown up eating: more focus on vegetables and less on meat.  A break from my previous career gave me the opportunity to pursue my genuine and longstanding interest in nutrition

Which daily practice keeps you feeling healthy and happy?  

Healthy: my morning superfood smoothie.  Happy: yoga, if only it were daily!

What is your fail-safe healthy meal for kids?  

My kids love homemade organic chicken fajitas and it enables me to get a lot of vegetables in them, such as grilled yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes, avocado slices and lettuce, whilst having fun and experimenting with different variations.  

Do you have any must-pack items to stay on track while travelling?

Definitely, a large bottle of water.  Then, fresh apple slices, carrot sticks, and cherry tomatoes: all snack-friendly and fresh foods that compensate for the carbohydrate-rich and processed fare we get on the road or in the air.

What is your guilty indulgence?

Without a moment’s hesitation, 70% or 80% dark chocolate.

What is your favourite juice combination?

I love to mix apple, orange and lime, with a hint of ginger.

What single dietary change makes the biggest difference to your clients' health?

Increasingly, I find that taking away gluten or dairy from some of my clients’ diets has made a big difference to their wellbeing.

Supplements - yes or no? What should we be taking?

Yes!  I choose a “superfood” nutritional supplement that includes naturally occurring, whole food source vitamins and minerals.  My current brand of choice is Vital Greens Powder.

Which 3 items are always in your fridge?

Cherry tomatoes, hummus, and coconut water.

What's your favourite pre and post workout snack?

Right before heading out for a run, I usually have a banana. When I return, I rehydrate and refuel with a tall glass of coconut water.

 


Recipe: Mint Choc Chip Smoothie

by Clare Neill, , link

The whole Radiance team loves a smoothie and if we're not starting our day with a green juice then we're often found to be drinking a green smoothie instead. This green smoothie is a bit of a treat with the raw cacao nibs but is still a healthy and balanced way to start the day, or as a snack mid afternoon. We wanted to share it with you as Christina and I have both tried it out on our families and it was resoundingly successful!

Mint choc chip green smoothie

Ingredients:

250ml raw cashew milk (you can also use coconut water or rice milk)

1/2 avocado

large handful spinach

1/2 tsp matcha powder

4 sprigs of mint leaves (stem discarded)

tbsp porridge oats

2 tbsp cacao nibs

 

Optional extras:

a greens powder (such as Pure XP Synergy, Amazing Grass or Organic Burst Wheatgrass)

1 tsp Manuka honey/maple syrup/agave to sweeten

 

Method:

Place all the ingredients except for the cacao nibs in a blender and blend on high until the ingredients are a smooth consistency. Add in the cacao nibs and give a final quick blend, reserving some nibs to sprinkle on top if you wish. This should be enough for about a 500ml smoothie, so enough to serve one as breakfast or two as a snack. Enjoy!



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