flours - yogatalk blog post on The Yoga Connection

Ever wondered about making your own flours? It can be cost effective and is easier than you think. Did you know coconut flour is simply ground coconut? The one thing that you will need for good flours is either a good spice grinder or blender, something that has a really good motor and the capacity…

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YogaTalk blog post on Stock. The Yoga Connection - New Zealand's Yoga Guide.

This is the best time of year to play around with stocks. Not only are they great when added to soups but they also add a depth of flavour to casseroles and stews. Plus they’re a wonderful way to use up the ends of vegetables and leftover meat bones. I use a step by step…

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Ginger Slice - YogaTalk nutrition post. The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide.

There’s nothing like some warming ginger in the winter months to keep you toasty. Not only does it keep you warm from the inside out, ginger is great as an anti-inflammatory and can also help with digestion issues and bloating. My ginger slice really hits the spot for afternoon tea or following a meal. I…

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coconut flour - receipe on The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide

Have you tried coconut flour yet? I’ve become a bit of a fan recently. Basically, it is super fine ground coconut that can be used in a multiple of dishes. Because it is ground so fine it keeps its nutritional properties, is high in protein and low in sugar. I like to add it to…

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Smoothie bowl YogaTalk blog post on The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide

Most mornings I like to have a smoothie for breakfast. It’s something that I can make that is quick, easy and portable. On the weekends, when I have a little more time I like to turn my smoothie into a smoothie bowl. It’s still the same thing but I get to eat it at a…

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One of the few things that I like about winter, and there aren’t many, is my chance to have lots and lots of soups. There are many reasons I love soup but it is mostly because I get to make them to my own taste and palate. I’m not very good at following food rules…

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sauerkraut - a yogatalk blog post on The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide

Part of nutrition for me is finding what works and then making it part of my daily or weekly routine. Personally, a big part of my diet is living foods. Living foods not only offer great nutrition but they are packed with vitamins, minerals and, very importantly, enzymes and good bacteria. My latest fun thing…

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Sugar Alternatives - a YogaTalk post on The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide.

There is one thing as a nutritionist that I am rock solid on, and that is the exclusion of refined sugar. No one needs it, if offers no nutritional value and has no health benefits. However I do understand that we all need some sweetness in our lives and that’s where alternatives come in. It’s…

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The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide - nutrition

Winter can be a tough time all round. It’s cold and damp and we dream of island retreats and warm sunny days. During this time it can be common to pick up the odd bug or two, so how do we stay in shape and keep the bugs at bay? Below are a few immune…

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the yoga connection, gut health blog post, yoga, nutrition

Gut health is a big topic and deserves serious attention. We are currently experiencing a large growth in allergies and intolerances. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and leaky gut are on the rise. Our stomach is not just responsible for digesting food, it is also home to 70-80% of our immunity. At the bottom…

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