detox drink

Morning Wake Up Tonic

This effective morning digestive tonic stimulates the the production of Gastrin, a peptide hormone released in the stomach that stimulates the release of gastric acid. This gastric acid is responsible for breaking down your  proteins, absorb your nutrients and reduces the gas producing substances that can later affect the lower intestines. This helps with weight, fluid and skin health.

This cleansing tonic is super quick to make and it takes little time to prepare when you have the ingredients handy straight from your kitchen

  • Upon waking, drink a 250mL glass of warm water with or one tablespoon of organic unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Not a fan of apple cider vinegar? Try using the juice of  ¼ lemon.  
  • Add a ¼ teaspoon of Organic Manuka Honey for a prebiotic boost
  • Add some freshly grated ginger or a stick of cinnamon to improve circulation and settle your stomach
  • Sip slowly, over 20 minutes.

Start having this health promoting drink daily for at least three weeks and feel and see the difference!

 

DO NOT USE Lemon Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • If you take a regular prescription medication called a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) such as Nexium, Losec or Omeprazole.
  • If you have severe heartburn or reflux
  • If you have been diagnosed with a gastric or duodenal ulcer.
  • If you have oesophageal dysplasia.

 

Instead, start with 250mL of warm water and one teaspoon of Slippery Elm Powder. When your condition has improved, you may begin this process of stimulating the stomach’s natural acid-producing ability with lemon or ACV.

When in doubt, contact your naturopath for further advice

Greek Omelette

With flavours reminiscent of the classic Greek spanakopita, this easy omelette is just right for a light dinner or brunch. Frozen leaf spinach makes it ultra-quick to put together

Fluffy Pancakes

Tall and fluffy, these pancakes are just right. Topped with strawberries and plain yoghurt, they are impossible to resist. Use a pre-made buckwheat pancake mix to make them gluten free


Zucchini Bread

Baking with zucchini really is the perfect way to get fresh green veggies into your diet while still enjoying your favourite foods.


Scrambled Tofu

Start your day with this scrambled tofu for extra protein, are great alternative to scrambled eggs with the bonus of anti inflammatory turmeric

Hard-boiled Eggs with Spinach and Tomato

Eggs for breakfast doesn’t have to be a big cook up, put these eggs on to boil whilst  you jump into the shower, pack them all into a container and you’re out the door in the morning

 


Toasted Pita & Bean Salad

Beans add protein and fibre to this tasty riff on the classic Middle Eastern salad fattoush, made with lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, mint and pita bread.


Chickpea Salad

If you ask me, we just don’t use chickpeas in enough stuff – try this salad and you’ll be converted


Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Life is always about balance. Yes, eat 90% of the time for your health and long life. But be sure to nourish your soul 10% of the time with the world’s sweetness. Pleasure fills us up and satisfies us, but only when it is out of the norm. Too much of a good thing is indeed not good for you, but take time out of your healthy regime to feed your pleasure taste buds for a sustainable life


Spicy Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

These hearty little balls are always a winner with the kids. By simmering the beef in a tomato based source, the iron is more easily absorbed. The warming spices of cumin and turmeric makes it ideal for those who tend to be cold regardless of the weather