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October 12, 2016 • Tommy Adam

If you do nothing else to increase raw food in your diet but this then you will still be making an enormous difference to your health.

here are some guidelines (not rules, we hate rules)

Start in the spirit of adventure and be prepared to be surprised

cycle through 7 greens if possible a week- this will mean you will discover leafy greens you never knew before- YAY!

Definitely don’t have the same green every day… don’t eat the same anything every day… it leads to boredom and nature intended you to have more fun.

Try different fruits. Think about their colours, tastes and fragrances. Banana is good at hiding the taste of almost any green and kids love it. Freeze peeled fruits to have some on hand every morning and save time.

Leaving 20- 40 minutes either side of your green smoothie where you don’t eat anything is a great idea.

Be kind and gentle to yourself, grow and learn.  If you become discouraged or frustrated reach out and talk to someone, swap recipes, take a break… raw vegan chocolate heals all wounds- oh no, that’s time… Raw vegan chocolate is just a temporary pleasure but worth investigating all the same.

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The Raw Recipe

July 4, 2016 • Tommy Adam

Actually I’ve been good and I am well and truly in Christmas mode although I haven’t got the tree up- we always try to do something arty that doesnt involve a dead pine tree and I haven’t quite figured it out yet.
I have been buying and making Christmas gifts though and having a very nice time doing it. One of the gifts that I often give is food, especially homemade chocolate or cookies or even jam as the plums start to ripen on our plum tree beyond our ability to eat them all. This year I have made many batches of the Bliss Balls, changing the recipe to reflect a more Christmassy feel, and tying them up in little cello bags with ribbons and giving them to friends.
Spending all that time in the kitchen making treats got me thinking, I really do believe there is no reason to put on 2kg over the Christmas/New Year period as apparently most people do. This is the season to look fabulous not fat and stressed. Plus here in the southern hemisphere we are all about to head off for our summer holidays at the beach and we want to be full of vitality, strong and healthy.
As a hypnotherapist I know that a lot of people battle with their feelings about food at Christmas – they feel they are missing out on treats if they dont have everything on offer. They think “if I am going to have one then I might as well eat them all” or “eat all of your food, there are children starving in Africa”. You’d be surprised how many adults can’t “waste” food because they heard that one as a child.
If your feelings about food are beyond “Hungry… need good food- had enough… need to stop” then you might want to gently investigate your relationship to food and how it impacts on your health, body and mind. The end of a year is always an opportune time to take stock of the past year and make plans for the new year.
Perhaps you could start by listing 10 things healthwise that you rocked at this year. Maybe you took up walking or the gym and stuck at it? Or inspired your family by cutting out junk food? Little things count. If you are having trouble thinking of 10 things then you are being too hard on yourself. In a whole year you have made 10 good decisions, I’d put money on it.
Now if you are up to it, 10 things that you didn’t rock at that in retrospect you could learn something POSITIVE from.

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Looking Good

March 25, 2016 • Tommy Adam

What is a green smoothie? Imagine getting a whole lot of living green goodness that is already chopped up so tiny that you get an almost instant energy hit. Now put some fruit with it, blend and drink.  That’s a green smoothie.  All you do is blend a couple of big handfuls of the green leaf of your choice with an equal amount of fruit of your choice and a couple of cups of water and there you go… nutrients and taste all in one hit.

Green smoothies are best absorbed on an empty stomach so this is the perfect breakfast.  The nutrient dense quality of the green smoothie means that you are less likely to suffer from cravings during the day and since a chlorophyll molecule (the green in leaves) differs from a human blood molecule by only one atom you are really giving yourself an amazing start to the day.

Dont be tempted to add super foods to your Green smoothie- the detoxing quality of just leaf and fruit can be interupted by the addition of other ingredients so save your maca for a Choco Maca Bliss later in the day.

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