Author Helen Ridge
The beauty of smoothies is that they are quick, easy and jam packed with goodness. I have one almost daily as a snack, which sometimes becomes lunch if I am busy with work/house/mum stuff. I throw everything into a blender and can sip away whilst rushing around, its the perfect on-the-go! Try a smoothie challenge
This cake is a grain-free chocolate delight, made using almond meal (so is perfect for any of you gluten free, wheat free beauties out there). Using nut flour in the place of wheat flour means this cake is naturally lower in carbohydrates, and higher in protein (especially with 3 eggs added in the mix!) .
Did you know that nearly one in five Australian woman enter pregnancy with an iron deficiency (ID)? Iron deficiency aneamia (being extremely low on iron) increases a woman’s risk of preeclampsia, foetal growth retardation, premature birth, low birth weight, and increases mother and perinatal infant mortality risk. Also, if you have lowered iron stores
Berries, berries, and more berries…. Not only do they taste divine, they also top of the list when it comes to powerful antioxidants. This means they help fight the damaging effects of alcohol, stress, poor diet, and highly processed & refined foods. We could all use a dose of these once in a while, right?!
Although pregnancy and childbirth is a beautiful and natural process, it puts enormous strain on your body and depletes you of much needed nutrients. The body requires energy to heal after birth, and with significant blood loss – iron and other nutrients must be replaced. Most new mums are too busy looking after their new