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  • All Nourish Videos -The Ten Day Re-Set Plan

MINT TEA

Mint tea is a great alternative to caffeinated or other herbal teas. I often find some herbal teas have a bitter taste that I don’t really enjoy. Mint tea has a lovely delicate flavour and makes your whole home or office smell wonderful. Most restaurants and coffee shops also list fresh mint tea on their menus so it is such an easy alternative. I suggest mint tea for clients struggling with IBS, with tummy cramps and bloating in particular. Studies have shown that mint has a relaxant effect on the gastrointestinal system and that it has an aneasthetic type effect – so drinking mint tea can definitely help reduce symptoms of IBS. Mint also contains menthol which has a decongestant effect – it can help break up phlegm and mucus, so it can be helpful to help recover from a cold. Mint especially when used as a tea can also help relieve sore throats. Please Note: I would not suggest mint tea for people struggling with reflux or heart burn – because of it’s relaxing effect on the gastrointestinal tissue it could make your symptoms worse. How to make at home: Place a handful of well-rinsed [...]

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FRUIT INFUSED WATER

Its no secret that adequate hydration is vital for good health. Our water needs also increase in this dry summer heat. But most clients that I see (and myself included) drink far too little water. Did you know that the brain is about 85% water? If you drink too little it can lead to constipation, fatigue and headaches. Another factor is that it is easy to think you are hungry when you are in fact thirsty, so many of eat instead of drink in an attempt to satisfy our thirst. There is some debate about how much water you should be consuming, however if you consume between 1.5 to 3 l water daily you should be safe. However, something that is frequently heard in my office ‘but water is so boring, is there nothing else I can drink?’ The truth is not really. Sodas and fruit juices (even the freshly squeezed kind) are loaded with sugar, and sugar free ‘light’ options are a no better alternative as they are usually packed with unwanted chemicals and artificial sweeteners. So what is the solution? The more you drink water the easier to becomes to choose water. Choosing water over sweetened [...]

  • Smoothies - Carrot Cake Smoothie by the All Nourish Dietican

CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE

I love having healthy food that feels like I’m indulgent in a treat! This smoothie is great for an afternoon snack, it s filling, tasty and a great way to avoid those afternoon sugar cravings. One of the reasons for this is the cinnamon in the smoothie. Cinnamon is a wonderful spice because it’s effect of blood sugar. Cinnamon can assist in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and prevent blood sugar lows which lead to those cravings for sugar laden treats! Watch the you tube video below on how to prepare this smoothie. CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE   Print Prep time 3 mins Total time 3 mins   Author: Stacey Fischer Serves: 1-2 Ingredients ½ cup grated carrot or finely chopped carrot ½ cup chopped pineapple 1 banana peeled and sliced 2 tbsp plain yoghurt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup ice 1 cup filtered water Instructions Add all the ingredients to a powerful blender and blend until smooth. Notes You can nuts such as pecans or walnuts – this will add some healthy fats and fiber.To make this dairy free remove the yoghurt add a 1 tbsp nut butter or a cup of nut milk to increase [...]

  • Smoothies - Basic Green Smoothie Recipe

BASIC GREEN SMOOTHIE

This is my go-to smoothie that I have for breakfast most mornings. I love it because it is very quick and easy to prepare and it doesn’t require a huge number of ingredients. Also the ingredients are ones that I usually have in my fridge so no need for a trip to the supermarket. It is so refreshing and easy to drink. It is also packed full of nutrients so it’s a great start to the day and the fibre and B vitamins it contains are likely to keep your blood glucose levels stable throughout the morning. BASIC GREEN SMOOTHIE   Print Prep time 3 mins Total time 3 mins   Author: Stacey Fischer Recipe type: Smoothie Serves: 1 Ingredients 1 green apple, cored and chopped 1 handful washed baby spinach 1 thumb of fresh ginger, peeled ½ cup cucumber, chopped 1 cup of almond milk 1 cup of ice Instructions Use a high-powered blender like a Nutribullet or Vitamix. Add of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Simple, quick and delicious! Notes You can replace the ginger with mint or a squeeze of fresh lemonYou could use plain yoghurt instead of the almond milk [...]