This is one of the best salad plates you'll ever have to learn. Simply, because you don't really have to learn anything at all. So long as you have some fresh produce around, then you'll be able to throw something like this together any evening. I have however, for ease and education, given this recipe as a foundation to create amazing summer salads for lazy evenings, or for when you need to impress friends with limited time.  The key is to always have a few staples on hand. I always have a jar of tahini in the pantry, a good quality cold-pressed oil like hemp, avocado or organic olive, and a range of nuts, seeds and ancient grains in the pantry. From there all you need is seasonal produce which can vary widely to suit all your tastes, and then optional haloumi, meat of your choice or salmon to add some protein. To keep this vegan, simply add some nutritional yeast and an extra serving of mixed nuts and seeds or throw home made falafel together to serve.  Salad plate (recipe serves 4) You are welcome to create this on each plate by spreading the ingredients evenly across 4 plates,...

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Why bother with juice? In a nutshell, to remove processed food from our diet while nourishing it with vegetables and fruit! Our body is a complicated machine and like any other working machine, there are some things we need to do to make sure it is at its optimum. We clean our windows so they don't rot the frames, change the oil so the engine doesn't stall, and shut our browsers down when the computer gets too slow, yet we ignore poor sleep quality, gut upsets, low energy, weight gain and bad skin on almost a daily basis. We assault our bodies daily with exposure to pollution, stress, plastics, medications, chemicals and pesticides in both our food and our environment. On top of this, we have a love affair with too much sugar, too much alcohol, too much caffeine, and way too much processed 'food'. So can eliminating processed foods help with these symptoms? Google 'effects of processed foods on your health' and you will find literally hundreds of pages of information with regards to the risks involved with artificial fillers, additives and preservatives and the short and long term effects these have on your health. So how can even a short break from such processed food...

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Bone broth is created by the addition of apple cider vinegar to a stock and combined with plenty of time. It is fundamental to help heal and strengthen the gut and is fantastic at helping boost digestive function. If you want better skin, more energy, healthier mindset and fantastic gut health then your diet is going to be a major player.  Here we share a very simple, yet nourishing bone broth recipe. You can make this VEGAN by leaving out the animal bones, and in the final 30 minutes of simmering/cooking, adding 1/2 cup plain glutamine powder.  Organic chicken bone broth recipe You'll need 1-2 chicken frames*3-4 cups of mixed vegetables and herbs - I use ends of root vegetables, discarded carrots, old herbs, onion peels, whole garlic, celery leaves,anything left in the fridge that you wouldn't eat anymore.1 large whole lemon, chopped in halfEnough water to cover all the ingredients3 Tbl apple cider vinegarSalt, pepper and turmeric powder to taste Directions In a large pot, place the chicken bones and all other ingredients on top. Bring to the boil and allow to boil for 2-3 minutes, and then cover with the lid and simmer for 4-6 hours. If you use a crock pot...

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Suffering digestive issues but no idea why? Then these 5 tips will make sure you're on the right track before you go see someone professionally. We also take a look at why smoothies bowls are the new craze and why you should totally accept this craze.  It is not unheard of to know someone with digestive issues. As people delve into why they're not losing weight, why they're struggling to meet their goals, or why they're having fertility issues it would be almost dangerous to ignore the crucial role that their gut health plays in all these areas. You literally repair and build every aspect of your body, brain and hormones through the food you eat so if your digestive system is not functioning at its best you will not be absorbing the most out of your food. You cannot simply eat good food - you must use it! For most people, it only takes a few small changes and they're well on their way to healthier digestive function. If you're not sure how serious your issues are then you should at the least be going to the toilet regularly - ideally daily, and it should be with ease, but not too much.  Here are...

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Gut health is very importantly one of the leading areas of research in nutrition, mental health and weight management. We understand now, more than ever that the link between our gut bacteria and our mental and physical health goes hand in hand. Let's look at how we can take real notice of what our toilet habits may be telling us. When every cell in your body, every hormone and every organ relies on your gut absorbing the maximum amount of nutrients in order to function at its best... when stress, toxicity exposure, processed food, alcohol and especially medications like the pill and antibiotics compromise the ability for your gut to do its job, then you start to understand why all health starts in the gut and this is where we need to look first if you are not meeting your goals.  How do I know my gut is working how it's meant to? You should feel energised after you eat your meals, not lethargic  You should not be bloated, or have painful gas or cramps when you eat You should have two-three easy to pass bowel motions everyday. They should be solid, brown, and not awful in smell You should sleep well...

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Brilliant Buckwheat and Banana Bread Recipe A seed-like grain; that contrary to its name, is actually gluten and wheat free and comes from a flowering plant related to rhubarb. It is one of the most versatile ingredients in my pantry and one of my most desired. Ground into a flour; it rises and binds better than other gluten free options, goes great in place of rice in hot dishes, but as a raw ingredient; sprouts perfectly for raw salads, bircher muesli, and sprinkled on porridge. If you don't eat oats, then you can use buckwheat exactly the same way to make a protein packed porridge for yourself. For many people with gut issues or IBS, buckwheat when prepared properly sits much better without symptoms.  With a high protein content, this triangular seed packs a fairly decent punch nutritionally. It’s high in fibre for a healthy and active digestive system, is an excellent source of and contributes to a healthy cardiovascular system by being a good source of magnesium, which is required for lowering blood pressure and delivering nutrients through relaxed blood vessels. Here is our recipe for a healthy banana bread using buckwheat flour, making it gluten free, and rich in protein with...

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