October Mindfulness

Snack Recipe: Libido Enhancing Smoothie

It happens to the best of us girls, but adding a few key nutrients into our diet can really help get the zing back into the bedroom tango.

The ingredients in here are high in vitamin B6, magnesium & will promote serotonin our feel good hormone. The brazil nuts are high in selenium to support thyroid function, and don’t skimp on the maca powder… this key ingredient will help get you in the mood.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup drinking coconut milk

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 small frozen banana

  • 1 date

  • 1 teaspoon maca powder

  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder

  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds

  • 3 Brazil nuts

  • 1/2 zucchini

  • Optional serve protein or collagen powder

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy

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Snack Recipe: Perfect Pesto

High in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, this is a brilliant addition to crackers, veggie sticks or to jazz up a pasta dish.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almonds

  • 1/4 cup (pine nuts)

  • 8 cloves chopped garlic

  • 5 cups fresh basil leaves, packed

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 1/2 cups good olive oil

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instruction

  1. Place the almonds, pine nuts, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade.

    Process for 15 seconds.

  2. Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed.

  3. Add the Parmesan and puree for 30 seconds.

  4. Use right away or store the pesto in the refrigerator or freezer with a thin film of olive oil on top. If pesto is exposed to the air it will tune a dark colour so top it with a little extra olive oil to avoid this.

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Snack Recipe: Whole Foods Platter

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the recommended daily intake of fruit or vegetables in Australia & New Zealand. If you can do one thing for your health start eating more vegetables, they provide you wit an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals & fibre.

They don’t have to be boring either, pair them with a beautiful piece of cheese or dip veggie sticks into hummus.

Picture here is one of my favourites - Fresh basil, Cherry Tomatoes & Mozzarella Cheese.

Other delicious combinations are

  • Cucumber, Olives & Camembert

  • Cos lettuce, Cucumber, Tomato & a shaving of Parmesan

  • Cucumber, Tomato & Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Avocado, Tomato & nitrate free Ham

  • Celery & peanut butter

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