Radiance Summer Recipe Picks

by Rosie Guest,

Kim Parsons of the Retreat Cafe shares with us two of her favourite summer recipes. These recipes make an ideal pre and post cleanse treat.


Tangy Summer Salad with Toasted Pistachios 

Ingredients - Serves 4

  • 2 lebanese cucumbers, julienned
  • 90g bean sprouts 
  • 1 red capsicum, julienned 
  • 1 orange, skin & segments removed, finely sliced in half lengthways
  • 30g chives, chopped into 2cm lengths 
  • 2 handfuls rocket leaves 
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 4 tbsp olive oil 
  • 130g raw pistachios, toasted & roughly chopped  

Put the cucumbers, bean sprouts, capsicum, orange, chives and rocket into a large serving bowl and toss to combine.

To make the dressing, put the ginger, honey, lemon juice and olive oil into a small bowl. Stir well to combine the ingredients and season with a little sea salt and cracked pepper.

Pour dressing over the salad and toss together. Scatter the pistachios over the salad and serve. 

Post-cleanse guilt-free Banana Bread (gluten, dairy & sugar free)


There is something magical and comforting about banana bread served lightly warm and toasted.  

What’s good about it:

Bananas are a terrific energy food and a great source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.They add moisture and sweetness to baked goods, which means you can reduce the amount of sweetener and oil considerably.  Almonds are packed full of protein + heart healthy  fats that  are kind to your arteries and can help lower cholesterol as well as keep blood sugars stable. This makes a nice change from typical store bought and cafe style banana breads that are generally high in refined white flour, sugar and saturated fats.

Ingredients - Makes 1 loaf:

  • 300g smashed ripe banana
  • 3 free range, organic eggs
  • 60g raw honey or organic maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 60g cold pressed olive oil
  • ½  tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½  tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 200g almond meal
  • 25g ground flaxseed (linseed) or chia seed

Preheat your oven to 160 C. Line a loaf tine with baking paper.

Combine smashed banana, honey, oil, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, bicarb and lemon. ( the lemon activates the bicarb).

Add the almond meal and flaxseed/chia seeds and mix well.

Spoon batter into the tin and bake for  45  minutes to 1 hour ( a skewer inserted into the centre should come out dry).

Remove from the oven and allow to cool before turning out the loaf.

Q&A with Anjhe Mules, creative director at Lucas Hugh

by Laura Gomersall, , link

In 2010 Anjhe Mules founded Lucas Hugh and creates designer female sportswear that not only looks good inside and outside the gym but is also versatile, functional and eye-catching.

We asked Anjhe some questions to find out a little more about her healthy lifestyle and summer body advice.

What are your top 5 tips for health and wellness?
1. Good quality sleep and being at peace
2. Fresh good quality food and lots of water on regular basis (standard!) 
3. Exercise – a mix of cardio, resistance and stretching or walking
4. Having fun
5. Getting out in the fresh air and sunshine 
What does your daily diet include?
When I am working out, which is about 5 days a week and a mixture of cardio and resistance 
training, I try to eat some protein with every meal and lots of fresh salads and vegetables. On 
the days I am not working out I generally try to eat vegetarian, including fresh salads and juices and 
Are you a fan of juicing? 
Absolutely, I think it’s a great way to pack in lots of nutrition in addition to eating healthy meals, 
especially while travelling. 
Who is a typical Lucas Hugh woman?
She is someone who appreciates that working out is part of her life, and because she is 
interesting, smart and on the pulse she needs clothes to reflect that. She is also busy and 
requires more versatility from her gym wear. She needs clothes that can transcend the treadmill to 
meeting someone for lunch or stopping at a store. 
Do you have any health role models?
Not really, I follow lots of fit people on Instagram!
What's your number one tip to get 'summer body' ready?
Eating well! A three-day juice detox is a great start. I find it resets my metabolism and 
following on from it I am more aware of what I eat. Exercise is part of my life throughout the 
year but sometimes I step it up before a beach holiday.

Have you tried... Baobab?

by Rosie Guest, , link

Baobab fruit contains fourteen essential vitamins and minerals. It is almost fifty percent fibre and has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any fruit in the world. This gives it an amazing range of benefits, from helping with energy metabolism to improving skin health. 

Baobab fruit dries naturally on the branch. It is then harvested, the seeds are removed and sieved to produce a delicious, nutrient desnse, powder, which tastes a little bit like sherbet!


It's a great healthy alternative to sugar. We at Radiance love to add it to our smoothies. Here's one of our favourite recipes:

3 tsp of baobab powder

8 oz of cashew or almond milk

1 banana

1 cup of berries 

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

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