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Creamy Thai Soup

This time of year is great to enjoy soup….no matter where you are!!

It’s a great lunch to take to work or school in a thermos….or to enjoy for a nutritious, easy dinner. I’ve made mine in the slow cooker – but you can easily whip it up after work on the stove.

Jam packed with calcium, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, phosphorous, vitamin C & beta-carotene – it’s easy on digestion, detoxifying & great for circulation!!

Ingredients:

  • 2tsp oil (I like coconut)
  • 1 small brown onion, chopped
  • 3tsp red curry paste (modify for kids)
  • 500g gold sweet potato, peeled & coarsely chopped
  • 250g pumpkin, skin off & chopped
  • 2tsp lemongrass paste (or fresh lemongrass to taste)
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2C coconut/almond milk (‘So Good’ one….or Soy milk if prefer)
  • 1/2C coconut milk
  • 1.5C water
  • Coriander, chopped to serve

Method:

  1. Heat oil in slow-cooker set on ‘high’ (or large saucepan). Add in onion & cook until softens.
  2. Add in curry paste & cook for 1-2mins till aromatic.
  3. Add in sweet potato, pumpkin & lemongrass. Pour in 1.5C water & leave in slow-cooker till vegetables are tender (or bring to boil in saucepan, then reduce to simmer for 15-20mins).
  4. Add in salt, sugar & ‘milks’. Set aside to cool slightly. Blend or process soup in batches, until smooth.
  5. Return to pan & stir over low heat until heated through. Ladle into bowls & sprinkle the coriander on top. 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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ACIVATE is Here AGAIN!!!

As most of my long term clients know by now…..I’m an Ambassodor for ActivateNT.

24th April-8th June 2017

This is a fantastic 8 week program open to everyone over 16yrs old…..all for the cost of $40 or $20 pensioners.

You REALLY can’t beat it!!

You can do as many classes as you like every day of the week. It gives you the opportunity to try something new & see if you want to follow through with it after Activate finishes.

Plus….there are shopping trolley events to get you back on track by a dietcian….& Louise (Healthy Eating Australia Nutritionist) & myself are joining forces to bring to you x3 great easy food workshops to suit any budget!!

So grab a friend & sign up NOW.…only 500 spots available!!  😉

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Yoga for Kids….& Mum’s & Bubs!!

I’ve had a few clients looking for yoga classes specifically for their children recently….it’s a great way for them to ‘slow down’ & reconnect to themselves. I’m looked around & their are a few listed below.

No personal experience of these classes or teachers….just the contacts for YOU to try for yourself!

Specific Mum’s & Bubs & Prenatal classes too!!

Kids:

  • Nic’s Yoga for Kids & Families – in Palmerston & Berry Springs….check it out online, even sport vouchers can be used.

Nic’s Yoga

  • Kidsfit – offers family & kids exercise classes….Check it out & again – sport vouchers can be used!

Kidsfit

  • Darwin Yoga Space – special classes for kids….check it out!

Darwin Yoga

Mum’s & Bubs & Prenatal:

  • Agoy Yoga – in Woolner…check it out for both of these special classes!

Agoy Yoga

  • Nic’s Yoga for Kids & Families – in Palmerston & Berry Springs….check it out online.

Nic’s Yoga

  • Darwin Yoga Space – special prenatal classes available….check it out!

Darwin Yoga

  • Child Birth Education Assoc. – has great priced prenatal yoga & mum’s & bubs exercise classes

CAE

Don’t forget…..yoga studios are capable to adapt for any ability & pregnancy….just let your instructor know!!

If you know of any others….please let me know!!

Oh….don’t forget the FREE Yoga every Wednesday night in Goyder Square 6-7pm  🙂

Plus….sign up for Activate TODAY.…plenty of classes for mum’s & bubs there to choose from too!!

 

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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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Exercise Tips for Busy People…

We all lead such busy lives these days & find it difficult to include exercise as part of that. It’s such a great stress reliever, boosts your energy & the added health benefits & weight loss are the best bonus.

Check out these tips:

  • Make every minute count….if you only have 20mins – pick up the intensity.
  • Exercise at home & save time in travel.
  • Schedule exercise into your diary & tick off each session as you go.
  • Find a friend or neighbour to exercise with….the more the merrier & it will keep up your motivation.
  • START NOW!!!  🙂
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8 Basic Lifestyle Changes to a New You!!

So….you do they hard yards for a couple of months – counting calories, over-committing at the gym, starving yourself on lettuce leaves….then “life” gets in the way & you feel defeated??! The key is consistency & also something that is easy to do…so it becomes a way of everyday life.

Try these simple tips:

  • Drink 2-4 litres water daily (depending on exercise & weather).
  • Eat “real whole foods” – avoid processed foods, & ensure you have lean protein sources with each meal.
  • Have 5 serves veggies & 2 serves fruit a day.
  • Don’t eliminate whole macronutrients such as carbohydrates – they aren’t the devil??! When you’re training harder, increase the carbs…..if you don’t train, have less & ensure they are wholegrain, low GI.
  • Increase your fibre to 25-30g per day – aids elimination of waste, provides source of food for gut probiotics.
  • Avoid drinking excess calories – cut soft drinks, coffee/tea with sugar, & limit alcohol. Enjoy a glass of wine if you’re out – just don’t drink the whole bottle!!
  • Commit to an exercise routine you enjoy….if team sports are more your thing then get out there & mix it up on the court with some friends….though if you prefer to do the one-on-one sessions, find a great personal trainer to push you to your limits.
  • Be realistic with your training session…..don’t say you’re going to do 5 sessions a week & feel like a failure if you don’t get there. Do 1 extra session than you normally do & build up from there.

Make it part of your lifestyle…then your health will truly benefit!

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Be Quick – only a few places left….Shredding the Weight Loss Mystery!!!

Kristy & Dee from 3 Wishes present:

“Tea on the Deck” – Shredding the Weight Loss Mystery

Tuesday 29th September 2015

6:30-9pm

$69ea 

Book on link below NOW!!!

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/shredding-the-weight-loss-mystery-tickets-18286587676

Be quick….only a few places available!

Certified organic herbal teas & nibbles provided.

See you “On the Deck” within I AM Hair & Spa on Woodlake Blvd Durack

3 wishes

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Shredding the Weight Loss Mystery…..29th September

Kristy & Dee from 3 Wishes present:

“Tea on the Deck” – Shredding the Weight Loss Mystery

Tuesday 29th September 2015

6:30-9pm

$69ea 

Book on link below NOW!!!

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/shredding-the-weight-loss-mystery-tickets-18286587676

Be quick….only 12 places available!

Certified organic herbal teas & nibbles provided.

See you “On the Deck” within I AM Hair & Spa on Woodlake Blvd Durack

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