Sunday, August 24, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
It was cold and rainy on Saturday morning when I made these yummy thick, sweet and fruity smoothies. Here is some information about Camu-camu from the Raw Pleasure site which is where it can be easily purchased online. PS. You can get the carob there as well. :-) (yeah, I know I sound like a salesman for RP but you know what, she's one of my besties and she gives me heaps of samples to try and if I didn't like then I wouldn't tell you about them. They're also really good for you and not easy to find in local health food shops so I feel like I'm doing you a favour as well. I hate it when I find something new and don't know what it looks like or where to find it so I hope you don't mind my little links)
Camu-camu offers astringent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-viral, emollient and nutritive properties and contains natural beta-carotene, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, protein, riboflavin, thiamine and the amino acids valine, leucine and serine. This makes Camu-camu invaluable for metabolic processes, including the formation of white blood cells, maintaining a healthy immune system, and support for the brain, lymph glands, heart and lungs.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
This post is an entry into the Nuffnang 'Fresh Recipe' Network Competition, thanks to BRITA. Check out betterwithbrita.com for inspiration and exclusive recipe by Gary Mehigan.
It's a cold and rainy day here making it perfect for rich chocolate treats, a good movie and trackies! So why not make the chocolate healthy. Actually, I bet you won't even notice that it's made from plant based natural ingredients and superfoods.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
I'm sharing these delicious little raw vegan cupcakes with you today because if you need any carob it's on special at Raw Pleasure and I know what their like, if you need it asap, they will get it to you asap. :-) That's not the main reason, they taste amazing, but then you should know by now that I love carob. I also made a scrumptious Chocolate Mouse Cake on Saturday as well. I'm going to share the recipe for that one this week as well. It has to be good because he (my main man) is having it for afternoon tea and dessert. That only happens when it's pretty special. Oh, and he is a chocoholic!!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
It wasn't my intention to blog this recipe but I always feel compelled to at least give as much as I can in the way of ingredients, methods and preparation. There's nothing worse that seeing something you want to have or do and not having any idea where to start. So this is not an exact recipe, it's a guide with some general instructions on how to make a healthy, homemade, natural body butter from ingredients you just may already have in your pantry. I never measure the ingredients and every time I make a batch the contents always depends on what I have at that time.. when I run out of body butter there's no waiting, I need it asap so I just make do. Lately I've been adding a natural store bought lotion as all of the ingredients in it are very greasy and I have a bad habit of adding too much cacao butter to the mix in winter which makes it set way too hard. With the coconut also setting during winter it's a double whammy. The lotion also helps to make it really light and fluffy but the trick is not to over-mix it or you will lose the lot and have to wait for it to cool as it will melt and turn into a warm to hot liquid and that defeats the purpose of purchasing good quality raw ingredients. You'll than have to cool it and have another go at fluffing it up. This usually works but can be time consuming.
So here you go, have a try, use what you have or get some extra ingredients appropriate for your skin type. Mine is very dry so I use all of the richest most nourishing ingredients I can get my hands on. I've listed some skin advantages of the ingredients I use so that you can make your own choice on which ones you'd prefer to use or invest in.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
There's also another reason, and this ones just as important.