luscious raw mango & coconut tart

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This is my super easy raw tropical tart that tastes just like mango ice-cream! Play around with your own quantities… you can’t go wrong!

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homemade pre- and pro-biotics masterclass: about life rozelle

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A few weeks ago I got to go on About Life‘s masterclass on pro- and pre-biotics hosted by nutritionist and founder of Fitness Food, Patrica Rufus.

It was an eye-opener for me because I thought that making these probiotic foods, meaning foods containing “good bacteria” that promote healthy intestinal flora, were really hard to make. But, as I discovered, most of the work is all in the prepping.

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berry bombshell smoothie

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I’ve been feeling a little under the weather recently and am suffering from post-Summer blues (if there’s such a thing). So I’ve decided to whip up something that’s immunity boosting, fruity and refreshing. Result? The Berry Bombshell smoothie – full of nutrients including vitamin C for immune function, anti-inflammatory omega-3 and antioxidants, magnesium for nerve function and muscle-building protein. Ideal for breakfast or as a nourishing snack. Bonus: It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.

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‘healthy foods’ that aren’t so healthy

Cereals offer very little protein and essential good quality fats, both of which we need to kick-start the day and feel satisfied.

Cereals offer very little protein and essential good quality fats, both of which we need to kick-start the day and feel satisfied. Image via Favim

Contributed by Libby Nathan

1. Agave nectar

Agave is touted as a healthy, low GI alternative to sugar and has tricked many into thinking they are making a healthy, guilt-free choice. But, it is actually very high in fructose, not too dissimilar to high fructose corn syrup (yuck). Excess fructose is converted to glucose which can then be stored as fat.

Alternatives: Get your sweetness from a little fruit (fresh or dried) or stevia. Use spices to add a little sweetness –Cinnamon tastes sweet and actually helps balance blood sugar levels! Vanilla bean powder is great too.

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jamie oliver’s food revolution, sydney: highlights

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Last weekend I was pretty thrilled to see the inspirational J.O live in the Sydney Opera House. He was here to talk about his Food Revolution movement, a global petition to make food education compulsory in every school, just like maths or geography.

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personal training and q&a with cassie white

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I’ve always been curious about what it’s like to have a personal training session. There’s something about the one-on-one attention, that perfectly tailored approach to achieve your fitness goals, that makes you feel like you’re guaranteed to achieve beach-body (if that’s what you’re after) success.

Well, I was lucky enough experience a PT sesh last week with personal trainer, yogi and health journo, Cassie White.

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