Chunky Monkey granola recipe

 If you’re sick of egg white omelettes for brekkie and are looking for a more enticing way of getting adequate protein levels into your diet, this Chunky Monkey Granola is the way to go. Created by our beautiful 2017 Top 10 Cover Model finalist, Amy Lee, this delicious high-protein, low-sugar granola is inspired by Ben & Jerry’s choc-peanut butter-banana ice-cream flavour (yum), but made from wholesome and nourishing ingredients. It’s also vegan and oil free. Enjoy! Chunky Monkey Protein Granola (chocolate – peanut butter – banana)   14 servings (½…

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7 days to ultimate health with Tegan Haining

  With the help of the author of The 7 Day Quickie and personal trainer Tegan Haining, we’ve come up with an approach to the week-long kickstart.  Haining’s book is a simple yet detailed guide to seven days of health and fitness that combines a balanced diet with a more active lifestyle. Nourishing food and drinks Haining says simple, nourishing food is key to incorporating good food habits into your lifestyle. Throughout the seven days, meals should be built around a palm-sized portion of protein (such as chicken, fish, organic grass-fed red…

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How to beat a weight loss plateau

  You’re doing everything right but your weight loss has come to a grinding halt? We asked nutritionist, trainer and founder of Balance Fitness & Nutrition to share her insights on how to get results again.  Signs: Weight loss plateaus can be frustrating, particularly if you are closely following your nutrition and training plan. Despite eating and moving well, signs of a dieting plateau include: » Weight loss stalled or an increase in weight » Feeling hungrier » Low energy levels » Poor recovery and/or sleep quality Causes: Essentially, dieting plateaus are caused by our…

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Rainbow sushi bites

  Looking for easy snack ideas? These sushi bites are fresh and full of flavour. If you can’t find snacking-size seaweed (it can be found at most health food and Asian grocers), regular sushi nori sheets can be used instead – simply cut each sheet into four even pieces. Use 2 to 3 large sheets per person. Ingredients 2 packets snacking nori seaweed (see note above) 2 cups cooked mixed quinoa, brown rice or a mixture of both 1 small avocado 1 small cooked beetroot (see note below) 1 small…

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Alexa Towersey’s resistance training workout

Resistance training targets the full body with particular emphasis on the posterior chain and core for both strength and physique shape and allows you to work towards YOUR own objective by having targeted options with both your rep range and load.       It also provides exercises designed to challenge your grip, in addition to providing some of the progressions needed to achieve a pull-up. The HIIT component is representative of Jenna’s ALL IN program. It is designed to challenge your strength, power, coordination and overall fitness, with the…

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Turmeric chicken & spinach salad

  Say good-bye to boring lunches and tuck into this refreshing turmeric chicken salad. Quinoa is a seed, not a grain, so technically falls under the paleo-approved foods banner. However, not everyone agrees on quinoa as a healthy grain. If you’d prefer to swap it out, try adding ‘riced’ (finely chopped) cauliflower instead. Rather than the regular cut of meat you buy, you could try buying the whole animal. Such as a chicken and either using the varying parts in different ways or roasting it whole and using the bones…

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Tiffiny Hall’s healthy beetroot burger

Dish out the goods with this healthy lunch option by Tiffiny Hall.   Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 baby beetroot, grated ½ red onion, finely diced 100 g firm tofu, grated 20 g feta, grated ¼ cup quinoa flour 2 large eggs, roughly beaten ¼ cup chopped parsley 2 small wholegrain (or gluten free) rolls 4 iceberg lettuce leaves 1 medium tomato, cut in 4 slices 2 tbsp tzatziki ¼ cup alfalfa sprouts Method Combine beetroot, onion, tofu, feta, flour, eggs and parsley. If mixture is too wet add a little more…

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Laura Henshaw on health, fitness and success

Model, law student and entrepreneur rolled into one, Laura Henshaw knows how to take care of business. Co-founder of Keep it Cleaner, a health blog and fitness program with a healthy food range to boot, she is inspiring women all over Australia to chase their dreams and start their own side-hustle. This is how she does it.     On modelling I started modelling when I was 19. My first agent approached me at my cousin’s engagement party, and I started by doing mostly runway and editorial. As I grew…

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Bedroom makeover: how to get a good nights sleep

 Interiors blogger and stylist Eve Gunson shows you how to design the perfect room for catching plenty of sleep.   Calmness is key: Creating a space that provides a sense of relaxation and restfulness is the most important factor and freshly washed bed linen can really help you drift off. Try washing your sheets once a week and adding a fragrance such as lavender (which research shows has calming and soothing effects) to help you unwind. Lighting: Use bedside lamps, pendants or floor lamps to create soft, ambient lighting. Add…

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Snickers nice-cream recipe

  Treat yourself to this delicious nice-cream this Valentine’s Day.     Ingredients  4 frozen bananas, chopped   ¼ cup peanut butter  1 tbsp mesquite powder 1 tsp vanilla bean powder  ¼ tsp salt  Choc tahini sauce: 2 tbsp cacao powder  1 tbsp hulled tahini  1 tbsp coconut nectar  Boiling water, add until desired consistency is reached Method 1. First prepare the choc tahini sauce. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix until all ingredients are well combined. 2. Combine all nice-cream ingredients in a high-power blender, blend until smooth…

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