Entries by Ivy

From Supersizing to Salad Bars, can you really ‘eat clean’ at McDonalds?

Google Maps. The Electric Drill. Ultrasound Scanners. McCafe. Electronic Pacemakers. What do all of these individual gifts to humankind have in common? No, it’s not the letter ‘E’ – although I see you out there, Scrabble-bosses. It turns out each of these inventions is in fact a brain-child of True Blue Aussie ingenuity. Yep, from […]

Is anyone else OVER the ‘Pre Awards Season Diet?’

“I live by a rule book of eating ‘alkaline’ – no meat, no dairy, no gluten (and) I try to stay away from sugar…” – Kate Hudson “I don’t have a very good diet. I love beer, fries, burgers, but if I have to get in a bikini then I’ll eat carrot sticks for three days.” […]

The sweet truth about fruit.

We all know fruit contains sugar. But did you know that fruit can contribute to your sugar addiction and your inability to drop the unwanted weight? Don’t get me wrong, the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in fruit are all very good for you but here are some things to consider when eating fruit. Some fruits […]

Zucchini Brownies

Prep time 10 minutes Total time 40 minutes Ingredients 125mls vegetable oil 300g caster sugar 2 tbl spoons vanilla essence 250g plain flour 40g cocoa powder 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 1tsp salt 250g grated zucchini 50g walnuts, roughly chopped Directions  Heat oven to 180CLine a 22x33cm tin with baking paper. In a large bowl, […]

Green juices for beginners

Sweet Cucumber 4 handfuls of Spinach ( swiss chard is another great substitute) 2 Cucumbers 4 small Fuji Apples (2 medium fuji apples) Kale Pineapple Mint 1 Cucumber 1 Granny Smith Apple 1 Cup Pineapple 3 Kale Leaves 1 Handful Mint 1/2 Lemon (remove peel) Kale & Apple 3 Kale Leaves 5 small Apples (or […]

Gwinganna Tahini Balls

Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins These are great to make up and store in the fridge as a healthy alternative to sugary afternoon tea snacks. Serves: 20 Ingredients ½ cup hulled tahini ½ cup honey ½ cup desiccated coconut ½ cup LSA (ground linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds) 1 cup dried fruit […]

Cottage Cheese & Weight Loss

3 Ways Cottage Cheese Can Help With Weight loss: 1. Breakfast. It’s high in protein, and makes a great addition to a healthy wake-up meal. 2. Low Calorie Snack. Skip the sour cream and other fattening dips and use cottage cheese as a substitute. 3. Sweet & Creamy Dessert. Ditch the ice cream, and try […]

8 Fitness Mistakes I’m Making? What?

So you head off to the gym 4 nights a week and every week you’re perplexed to as where these wash board abs are?!  You could be making some of these simple fitness mistakes without even realising it. Time to kick these fitness faux pas. 1. Reading while working out. We all know how tempting it can […]

The Simple Detox

Maybe you’ve yet to jump on board the resolution train… January is just for practise anyway. Think of February as your feel good month. Summer is kicking off and it’s time to be serious about your health and fitness. While I doubt you’ll run out for a 10km run after reading this, there are easier […]