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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Chocolate Pops!

Chocolate pops!

Mis Amelia was asking about "lolly pops" again!!!! My god when this kid gets something in her head she doesn't let go!

So for those who have been following me you will know that Amelia has been sheltered from "real/ junk lollies" and pretty much all "junk" foods. And a few moths ago she asked for lollies/ lolly pops so I made her some healthy gelatine jubes. She liked them but didn't love them, truth is she's not a real sweet tooth girl and I think she just wanted something on a stick- like a lolly pop stick.
So shopping at Aldi this week we came across some silicone unicorn lolly pop moulds!!! And she remembered she didn't like lollies so she asked for chocolate lolly pops.
Again she's never had "commercial" chocolate, only my home made raw chocolate. So that was super easy I just whipped up an easy chocolate mix and poured it into the silicone moulds!
She loved it! How cute are they!!!! We called these "chocolate pops"!

Grab the recipe below!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons raw Cacao
  • 3 heaped tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • a pinch of himilayan salt
  • 1/8 th teaspoon of real vanilla bean extract
Method:
  1. melt coconut oil and place in a small bowl 
  2. add the remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly
  3. pour into silicone moulds 
  4. place in fridge for a minimum of 4 hours
  5. pop out and enjoy!
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Playdough recipe (2 ways)

Little Miss Amelia was very thrilled with her playdough yesterday! She played with it for literally 3hrs!!!!
I have been a little slack, the last time I made it was over 2 years ago! I don't know why but it always seems like such a big effort to make it, but its so so simple!!!
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So here is our tried and trusted recipes- regular & gluten free!



Ingredients:
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cups salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil 
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • food coloring (optional)
  • 4 drops essential oil (optional)

or 
  • 1 cup white rice flour 
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 1.5 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • food coloring (optional)
  • 3 drops essential oil (optional)
Method:

  • combine all dry ingredients in a large pot 
  • add warm water, oil, and coloring
  • cook over medium heat, continually stirring
  • once the mixture has thickened and begins to form a ball remove from heat and place on a chopping board/ bench to cool
  • add the essential oil and knead thoroughly till smooth  



Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Spiced Vanilla Carrot Cake with caramel topping

Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/4 cups flaxseed meal
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 zucchini grated
  • 1/2 cup maple
  • 1/4 cup butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1 cup milk (regular or almond)
  • 1 tbs bicarb soda (aluminium free)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon 

Topping ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1tsp vanilla



Method for cake:

  • preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius
  • combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl 
  • combine all wet ingredients in a small bowl 
  • combine the two mixtures (wet & dry) together
  • add the grated zucchini and carrots in
  • poor into a silicone loaf/ cake tin 
  • place in the oven for 40 min (or until pierced knife comes out clean) 
  • let cool before adding the topping


Method for topping:

  • add all ingredients into thermomix or food processor 
  • pour in a small bowl and place in the fridge for 20min  
  • use a butter knife to spread thickly on the cake
  • place in fridge for another 20min
  • serve and enjoy 






Monday, October 7, 2019

This is what motherhood looks like... Kind of...

You may see this pic and think oh wow how beautiful.... But.... the truth behind this pic is a mother who is exhausted, worried and struggling to manage two children's routines.
A 2 year old who is coming to terms with the fact she has to share her Mamma and her Mamma can not drop everything when she needs, here is also a 2year old who still needed her Mamma to rock her to sleep (as you can see she is sucking my hair) and a 2 year old who didn't understand why she couldn't be in the room and play loudly when baby was sleeping.
Here also is a mamma who held so much guilt over so much; her new borns diagnosis, not being the strong super mom that she thought she should be, not being able to give her children everything they craved (one on one time), a mother who felt so wound up as if she was about to snap- this feeling was the biggest shock...

So just a reminder, all those insta pics you see out there of happy families may not be what they seem, everyone has their struggles, every mother is going through stuff AND it is normal and there is help... reach out, it will make the world of difference!

I will be creating a directory page on our website with a list of services that may help other mothers/ families going through some tough times.
Most of these services I have used myself and gained tremendous benefit from, sanity-saving benefits from... And I am happy to answer any questions about these if you need... 


Feel free to comment below.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Worries and Anxiety- top tips to alleviate them!

Our little Lilah had 2% chance of surviving our pregnancy... Surely this proves her strength & determination!

But Yet, the first year of her life I worried so so much- about the what if's, about the health hurdles she may have to overcome and the emotional hurdles she will need to overcome! But as Lilah grows up and the more I see her character developing, the less I am worrying! She has the most amazing personality, strong, determined, social and opinionated, yes even though she is only 20mths old!!!

As mums I think we will always worry about our babes, but when there is extra challenges this worry is next level... But what I have found to help is being present! Taking each day to truly acknowledge and appreciate the little things with your children, because when we are worrying about the future we are living in anxiety! So to avoid anxiety, forget the future and "be present" in each moment with your children. And I know that with special needs children or children with health conditions we do need to think ahead/ to the future, but what I am referring to here is that when you are with your children playing, living daily-  stay present! I am unfortunate to stay that the first year I did find myself living a little too much with anxiety of the future and I wish I could go back to tell myself not to worry so much, but I cant and thats ok, it was my journey to go through.

So instead I am sending out my experience and lessons from that to maybe help others.

If your finding yourself stuck in anxiety try my top 10 tips to keep yourself grounded and present & to reduce anxiety!!!

(Note the first 4 are things you can do in the moment, that take a few seconds/ minuets, the following may need extra time or planning).

1) BREATHE, yes the simple act of deep breathing/ belly breathing can relieve tension, often when we are stuck in anxiety, we start to shallow breath and hold ourselves tense...

2) TOUCH/ HOLD/ HUG SOMETHING, again as mentioned above when we are anxious we are worrying about the future, so touching/ holding/ hugging something will help to bring you back, when you hold the item run through the sensations in your head. I like to hold a rock, my daughters hand, touch my heart/chest, hug my daughters.

3) MUSIC, I love to play upbeat music (and sing/ dance along to it) to shift my thoughts of anxiety.

4) DIFFUSE SOME OILS, as mentioned in the last post, essential oils have the power to shift moods, so find some oils that resonate with you and your needs to have on hand!

5) SUPPLEMENT, when we are stressed / anxious our bodies utilise and need more nutrients! Magnesium & B Vitamins are two of the main ones. And utilising medicinal herbs for anxiety/ stress can be an absolute godsend & lifesaver. Contact me if you need to some professional help & want to book an appointment to address anxiety & stress in your life.

6) MAGNESIUM SALT BATH, magnesium salt baths with relaxing essential oils can also give instant relief, of physically tension & mentally worry.

7) SELF CARE, Book yourself a massage, facial, pedi/mani or float tank session, some special pampering time may be just what the doctor ordered!

8) EAT NOURISHING FOODS, Revisit your nutritional needs! Are you eating what your body truly is craving? Wholesome foods, real foods, proteins, good fats etc And eating regularly enough? Deficiencies & blood sugar imbalances can often present as anxiety/ stress in the body. Again, if your needing professional help with your dietary needs reach out! As a naturopath, FOOD is a top factor that I believe can heal or harm.

9) FRESH AIR, Get out for some fresh air, a walk, jog, ride, a stroll along the beach or take the kids to the park. This is often one that can shift my anxiety instantly.

10) MEDITATION, focusing on your body, taking a moment acknowledge what your body is feeling right now- tightness, aches, pains etc and releasing this with the breathing mentioned above, this can be a simple 5 min act in quiet, or find an audio that you play in the background whilst you do your daily tasks.

I hope you can utilise some of these top 10 tips to assist you managing you daily stress & anxieties!



Friday, September 13, 2019

Essential oils- the power shift you physically, emotionally & spiritually!

Essential Oils have the power to move you physically, emotionally & spiritually!

EcoAroma's Free spirit blend is one that inspires individuality, confidence and freedom!

This beautiful blend is one that is on my order list for next week! As I am in the process of creating my own personal DIY mood shifter kit!

Running a business, definitely brings up lots of self limiting beliefs and for me confidence is a biggy! So this blend is a perfect fit for me to shift me when I get stuck in "state"...

Along with my essential oils, other things I am adding to my mood shifting DIY kit is my favourite music, some beautiful images of nature & my family- they are my "WHY"- why I am doing what I am doing! And for your family too!

Do you have any self limiting beliefs that are holding you back? Comment below and ill find you some oils to assist!

CLICK HERE to see our essential oils. 
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Natural Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is a breeze for some and a real struggle for others.

There are many reasons for this, most can be assisted naturally.

When there is an issue with milk supply I address the following possible causes with Mamma.

1. Firstly I always recommend is getting the babies mouth/ tongue assessed, to rule out tongue ties or oral issues causing bub to not latch or suckle correctly, as this can result in low out put of milk.

2. Secondly I address Mamma's nutritional intake, ensuring she is eating good amounts of all macros (carbs, fats, proteins) & micro's (vitamins & minerals etc). And also ensuring she is drinking lots of water & eliminating dehydrating drinks/foods such as caffeine & sugary foods.
As much as many "professionals" will say it doesn't matter what Mum eats in respect to milk production, I have seen time & time again, simple adjustments in the diet can really enhance milk supply & quality!

3. Thirdly I check with the mum about their breastfeeding environment. Are they sitting, connecting with bub when feeding, or are they on the phone or running around with other siblings? Our mind & body connection is such a strong one, and the simple act of taking time to sit and "enjoy" breastfeeding can trigger your body to produce milk. Now I know in some instances this can be hard, especially when you have other children that need you too. I found personally that the second time round with bub number 2, you definitely dont always get that "quiet" feeding time!

4. Fourthly I check mums over all health, stress, digestion, immune etc

5. After all the above factors are addressed in consult, then we look at herbal galactagogues, to boost milk supply & quality.

My favourite formula is Oriental Botanicals Breastfeeding Care. It has a beautiful blend of nourishing tonics to support milk supply!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THIS BREASTFEEDING FORMULA! 

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