Sleep problems are becoming more common these days with a 2016 survey revealing between 33% and 45% of Australian adults suffer from sleep conditions of different severities. If you are suffering from a serious sleep disorder, it’s important you seek proper support from a medical health practitioner, however, in the meantime, here are a few lifestyle tips that can also help.
This is possibly the simplest banana muffin recipe you will make, and also gluten, dairy & refined sugar free as is the style of recipe contributor Casey-Lee Lyons from Live Love Nourish.
Self-Care is a term that has become very popular in the last ten years or so and particularly in the health industry with it’s value being widely acknowledged. But what does it actually mean to self care? And how does it relate to diet and a wholefoods way of living?
Our first recipe from local Sports & Exercise Student Meg Phillips. Meg has a passion for healthy plant based food and has shared with us her take on a Raw Caramel Slice made with a combination of dates, nuts, coconut oil and maple syrup. This recipe has been a hit on Meg’s Instagram page. You can see more of what Meg makes here @_megphil
We look forward to sharing more of her creations.
For the base:
- 2 cups of raw almonds
- 1/2 cup of raw cashews
- 1/2 cup of dates (soaked in hot water for 10 min)
- Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Process the almonds and cashews to a fine powder in a high speed blender or food processor.
- Add the remaining ingredients and process until it becomes a dough that sticks together well.
- Press this mixture into a tin lined with baking paper (tin will need to be fairly deep approx. 6cm deep).
For the caramel layer:
- 15-20 Medjool dates (seeds removed and soaked in hot water for 10 min, if your dates are quite large you may only need the smaller amount)
- 1 cup of tahini
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- Process all ingredients in a blender or high speed food processor till smooth.
- Pour this mixture over the base and set in the freezer while you melt the chocolate.
For the chocolate topping
100g Loving Earth Mylk chocolate
- Melt the chocolate and pour over the caramel and set in the freezer for a few hours.
- Serve cold and enjoy.
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The first recipe shared with us from Morag Turnball (aka @aveganfeed). Morag is a northern rivers local and shops regularly in our Lismore store. She is passionate about veganism and has a fantastic Instagram page where she posts her vegan creations to inspire others. Welcome to the AW blog Morag, we look forward to sharing more of your inspiring recipes.
Tammy from our Lismore store has been bringing in her home activated nut & seed mix since she started working with us last year and they have been the topic of many a back room conversation. She is quite the master when it comes to activating and was the inspiration behind this recipe and the blog we just published titled ‘Why Activate Nuts & Seeds?’
Nuts and seeds contain all of the nutrients and enzymes needed to produce a living plant, however they remain dormant until the conditions for germination are just right.
This is my all time favourite baking snack for so many reasons. The smell in the kitchen is amazing whilst they are cooking and they are so simple to put together. They are perfect for my daughter’s lunch box snack and great for taking on long walks because they are so jam packed full of energy. Firm on the outside but soft on the inside, I love the flavour of the honey and tahini together with the crunch of the rolled rice. Enjoy.
When it comes to diet and nutrition, there is so much information out there telling us what to eat, when to eat, what time to eat, how to eat it etc etc. This can be very confusing for those of us who look to the experts to guide us in our dietary choices, especially when there are so many conflicting opinions about whats good and whats not so good for us to eat.