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New Clients Needed….Katherine??!!

As you all probably know….I’ve been travelling to Katherine once a month for well over 18mths now. I started doing this as I had several locals had tried my certified organic herbal teas at Malak Marketplace & asked if I could come to town to support their health.

I truly love going down there each month to assist this beautiful community….but it needs to be sustainable for me to continue. Yes…I’ve helped many people, hence why they no longer need my help!! From stress, gut concerns, persistent colds/flu’s, hormone balancing, pain relief, children’s health & emotional support. This is an amazing feeling & this is why I do what I do…to see positive results after people taking control of the lives & health again. I definitely plan to be finishing out the year in Katherine…..but will need to see how things go in the New Year.

So if you know anyone who is open to natural therapies in Katherine & who would benefit from herbal & nutritional support or Flower Essences for their health & wellbeing, please pass on my details.

Thank You for Your Support…..Love & Light, Kristy x

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Need a New Smoothie Combo??

Berry & Beet Smoothie

Our lifestyle today has seen an increase in heart disease & heart attacks in women – yes…we need to take care of ourselves. Try this combo to boost your antioxidant & vitamin C intake, plus support your cardiovascular & nervous systems.

  • 1C frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2C orange juice/coconut water
  • 1/3C diced cooked beetroot
  • 1/4C Greek yoghurt
  • 2Tbs oats
  • 1tsp honey
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Throw all the ingredients into a blender/food processor, & blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass & serve immediately. For an NT tropical twist…..use frozen mango or pineapple!

 

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Tamari-Lime Tofu with Noodles

Looking for a tasty midweek meal this week???

This vegetarian meal can be switched to replace the tofu with chicken/turkey/prawns if you prefer….& even the noodles can be of your choice…or even brown rice or quinoa if you’d prefer. Add any veggies in the fridge to pack them in there.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4C tamari
  • 2-3 red chilies, finely chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2cm ginger, finely grated
  • 1Tbs honey
  • 3Tbs lime juice
  • finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 300g medium tofu
  • 1/3C coconut oil
  • 150g snowpeas, diagonally sliced
  • 1 bunch broccolini, sliced
  • 3 spring onions, diagonally sliced
  • 1/2 red capsicum, sliced
  • pkt rice noodles

Method:

  1. Combine tamari, honey, lime juice, chili, garlic, ginger & ring into jug & whisk together. Drain tofu, halve & cut into into 1.5cm thick slices.
  2. Heat 2Tbs oil in frypan over medium heat. Cook tofu for 2-3mins on each side or until golden. Pour half of the sauce mixture over tofu &simmer for 1-2mins, till sauce thickens.
  3. Prepare noodles as per packet. Heat remaining oil in wok. Add snowpeas, broccolini, capsicum & spring onions & stirfry for 1min. Add remaining sauce & cook for further 2mins.
  4. Stir through drained noodles with veggies until heated.
  5. Divide noodles & veggies into serving bowls. Top with tofu, coriander & sauce.

ENJOY!!

 

 

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FREE Healthy Eating Workshop….

Did you sign up for Activate this year???

Great!!!

Lucky you….You really have spent the best $40 on your health.  😉

Did you realise you’re also able to join Louise (nutritionist from Healthy Eating Australia) & myself at one of our three Healthy Eating Workshops for FREE!!!??

Please let me know if you’d like to join us at our workshops….as places are limited!!!

Saturday 13th May 10-12noon

Sunday 28th May 1-3pm

Saturday 10th June 10-12noon

All held at The Heights, Durack Community Centre.

Not only will I be encouraging you on my FB page to keep Activated….I also I will be letting you know how I’m going (since I’ve committed myself to 3-4 classes a week for the 8 weeks).

If you’d like to join us for Activate….you can still sign up today ~100 places left!!

Book online

Get ACTIVATED!!!!

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Try an Asian Inspired Fish Parcel for Dinner

I LOVE fish…..& I think I will definitely try this with the next Barra hubby catches…..or I think I have some Blue Nosed Salmon in the freezer!!??

Fish is high in omega-3 oils, plus full of vitamins A & D, B vitamins, calcium, potassium, selenium,  & chromium….great for your heart, skin, weight loss & your mental health. Enjoy!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4C miso paste
  • 1Tbsp mirin seasoning
  • 1Tbsp tamari
  • 2tsp sesame oil
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks or spiralised
  • 4cm ginger, cut into matchsticks
  • 4 spring onions, cut into matchsticks
  • 500g skinless white firm fish – enough for 4 serves (or any you like really?!)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC. Combine miso paste, mirin, tamari, & oil into small bowl.
  2. Combine the carrot, ginger & 3/4 spring onions in another bowl.
  3. Cut x4 30cm squares of baking paper. Onto this place half carrot mixture.
  4. Top carrot with fish & remaining carrot mixture. Drizzle with miso mixture.
  5. Bring the long sides of paper together & fold to seal. Enclose the ends & place on the baking tray.
  6. Bake for 12-15mins or until fish is cooked through. Set aside for 2mins, top with remaining spring onions, then serve with brown jasmine rice & baby pak choy.
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High BP??? High Cholesterol???

Cardiovascular disease kills one Australian every 12mins.

It affects 1 in 6 Australians.

Wow….such preventable diseases – stroke, heart attack, blood vessel diseases.

Try the recipes in this months newsletter….full of nutrients to support your heart. Plus, smoking & obesity are the biggest contributors to heart disease. You can prevent it happening to YOU!! 

Quit Smoking

Decrease Alcohol

Do Regular Exercise

Limit Saturated Fats & Increase Good Fats!

Reduce Salt Intake

Drink More Water

Increase Dietary Fibre

Decrease Stress – Time Out For You!

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If you have any form of heart disease & need some extra support in making these changes, I can support you with quality herbs & supplements….make your appointment TODAY!

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Get Activated Now!

Yes it’s that time again…..Activate!!!

Activate 2016

Once again “we” (I’m on the organising committee!!)….have put together an amazing exercise timetable that should suit most peoples tastes.

The idea is that you can try a range of activities everyday of the week for $40 (or $20 concession) for 8 weeks!! You can’t get cheaper than that!! There is no limit to how many classes you can do…get back in shape now & try something new  😉

Take the challenge & get not only your body back into shape….but also your mind & soul.

De- stress & sleep better.

Oasis Shopping Centre 23rd April or the Palmerston Council Office to sign up.

 Be QUICK…..there are only 500 places available!!!

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A Smoothie rich in Anthocyanins…

Plum & Chia Smoothie

The purple pigment in the plums & blueberries are rich in anthocyanins & antioxidants which may help lower cholesterol, cleanse the blood, whilst being rich in vitamin C & beta-carotene.

Boosted with the protein, essential fatty acids & minerals from the chia seeds – this smoothie has it all!

3 plums, pitted & cut into chunks

1/4C coconut water

1/4C blueberries

1tsp chia seeds

1/2tsp cinnamon

Handful ice cubes

Mix all in a blender until smooth & serve immediately.

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Healthy Ageing…Easy!

It’s a fact….we are all ageing every single day. It’s inevitable but we can slow down the ageing process with what we choose to eat, drink & do with our bodies.

Now this is not rocket science….it’s just clean, fun living.

  • aim for 30mins light to  moderate exercise most days…walking is great – just pick up the pace. Change routes as you become fitter, throwing in a hill or two. Do it with a friend or the dog!
  • do some resistance training to aid bone health. Carry weights or use a back pack…even training in the pool to give a natural resistance is great….& cool!
  • keep your mind active….you will keep producing new brain cells over time. Do a short course or workshop, read a non-fiction book, sudoku, crosswords, hey – even challenge yourself at the “Chaser”??!!
  • stress affects every system in the body which can lead to serious health conditions. Take time to relax & have FUN!! Try getting a massage, yoga, soaking in tub with epsom salts & essential oils, watch a comedy movie with a friend, play with your pets, spend some time in nature or throw a frisbee in the park whilst finishing off with a picnic. The list really is endless.
  • include protein rich foods to cut down appetite & give you extra energy, whilst cutting down on starchy carbs (breads, rice, pasta….only have small portions).
  • enjoy a myriad of fruit & veggies…all colours of the rainbow ….daily. Choose low GI such as salad veggies & greens, limiting high carbs like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots. Organic or spray-free is better….& always wash veggies.
  • snack on nuts & seeds….& enjoy cold pressed oils such as olive & macadamia. Great for joint, heart, brain & hormonal health.
  • drink about 2L water daily….more when exercising. Add lemon, mint or lime to mix up the flavours.
  • avoid excessive alcohol, salt & sugar. Limit alcohol to 1-2 glasses & not every day. Try Himalayan Pink salt or Artisan Sea salt for the extra minerals.
  • don’t stress about having the odd night off & having takeaway – just don’t do it every week….choose your healthiest option available when out with friends.
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Wellness just isn’t the absence of disease…..it’s about achieving optimal health.

Check out this link for some great recipes:

https://www.metagenics.com.au/why-natural-medicine/wellness-and-healthy-ageing

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Chai Chia Breakfast Pudding?! YUM!!!

Well I don’t know about you….but I love chai! This is a great combo to start your day. Full of protein, essential fatty acids, magnesium, calcium & spices to enhance your digestion.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Pink salt
  • 1/4 C almonds or hazelnuts
  • 1/4 C cashews
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence…or vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp agave or rice malt syrup
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 C chia seeds
  • 1/2 C chopped nuts to serve plus some berries would be ideal.

Method:

Combine salt, nuts, vanilla, agave, spices with 750ml water into a blender & whizz until smooth. Transfer to a bowl & add chia seeds. Stir to combine well, then cover & place in fridge overnight.

To serve, top with chopped nuts , berries & another dash of cinnamon…add almond milk if you wish. Serves 4.

 

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