Apr 192014
 

This is one of my favourite breakfast smoothies!!

Creamy Cranberry & Blueberry Smoothie Recipe - www.RadianceCentral.com 2

Creamy Cranberry & Blueberry Smoothie Recipe - www.RadianceCentral.com

Creamy Cranberry & Blueberry Smoothie  (makes 1 Cup)
1/2 Cup Blueberries
1/3 Cup Cranberries
1/2 Cup Fresh Coconut Water
Coconut meat from half a young coconut
1/4 Cup Organic Plain Yogurt*
1 Tbsp Raw Honey*

*(vegans can substitute the yogurt and honey with a banana and 2-3 dates)

Directions:
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Enjoy!!


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Mar 252014
 

Hibiscus Tea Recipe - www.RadianceCentral.com

Hibiscus Tea Recipe - www.RadianceCentral.com

One of my favourite teas is hibiscus tea, and luckily here in Bali I can actually grow the flowers in my garden (the above photo is taken at my home!). There are many different ways to prepare hibiscus tea, and I’d have to say my favourite way is to add a little sweetener and some lime. I love this hot or over ice!

For those that have high blood pressure, hibiscus tea is well known to lower blood pressure (drink it daily without any sweetener!!), and also helps improve circulation. It’s also packed with anti-oxidents, so therefore it’s also a great anti-inflammatory as well!

Below is my favourite hibiscus tea recipe, plus a video showing how to make the tea using fresh flowers. You can always substitute the fresh flowers with loose dried hibiscus flowers or hibiscus tea bags (which are available at most health food stores or large grocery stores, sometime sold under the name rosella, roselle, sorelle, etc.).

Hibiscus Tea Recipe - www.RadianceCentral.com

Hibiscus & Lime Tea (makes 1 serving)
1 Fresh Hibsicus Flower (or 2-3 dried Hibiscus Flowers or 1 Hibiscus tea bag)
1 to 2 tsps Raw Honey (if like sweet tea use 1 Tbsp of Raw Honey)
1/2 wedge of fresh Lime
1 Cup boiling Water

Directions:
1- Remove stem and stamen from the Hibiscus flower (skip this step if using dried hibiscus)
2- Place fresh or dried flower(s) in cup, mug or tea pot and pour hot water over flower(s).
3- If using a fresh hibiscus flower, let sit for 5-10 minutes, if using dried hibiscus, can soak for a minimum of 10 minutes, and even up to a few days!
4- Remove flower(s) from hot water.
5- Add honey and lime to tea.
6- Serve hot or let cool and serve over ice as an iced tea.
Enjoy!!


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Feb 272014
 

Roasted Pumpkin with Garlic & Basil Recipe- www.RadianceCentral.com

Here is a delicious pumpkin recipe!! I find pumpkin to be the most perfect comfort food– it’s filling, nutritious, sweet & savoury, and can make any meal complete!

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Roasted Pumpkin with Garlic & Basil  (serves 2)

4 Cups of fresh Pumpkin (cut in cubes)

1/4 Cup fresh Basil (finely chopped)

7 – 8 cloves of Garlic (peeled)

1 Tbsp Olive Oil (can substitute with Ghee or Coconut Oil)

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Directions:

1- Preheat oven 175℃ / 350℉

2- Combine chopped basil, salt and oil in a small bowl and mix well.

3- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl making sure the pumpkin and cloves of garlic are thoroughly coated with basil/oil mixture.

4- Spread on a baking sheet or pan, and place in the oven, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes (until cooked).

5- Serve and enjoy!!!


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Jan 282014
 

How To Cook Quinoa1- www.RadianceCentral.com

Quinoa is a great grain packed with protein and minerals and super simple to cook and prepare! In today’s video I show just how easy it is to make, plus I also give some suggestions as to what else you can add to a quinoa to spice it up and all the different ways you can add it to your meals.

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Basic Quinoa  (makes 3 Cups)

1 Cup Quinoa

2 Cups Water

 
Directions
1- Rinse quinoa in cold water.
2- Put quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
3- Let cook for 15 minutes, until quinoa is slightly translucent and soft in texture.
4. Drain quinoa and serve!
 
(Cooked quinoa can be seasoned and spiced up with all sorts of ingredients like salt, herbs, fresh or dried spices, olive oil, dried fruits, nuts, vegetables, etc.)

 

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Jan 052014
 

I LOVE Green Juices! If you were to add one thing into your diet to drastically improve your health, nutrition, energy levels, mood, skin, digestion, etc.. it would be green juices all the way!!! Yes such a simple little drink can yield such big results, especially if taken consistently every single day!

In today’s video I share my basic green juice recipe that I use to make my daily green juices– this is a basic recipe to get anyone started with making green juices. You are certainly welcome to add other ingredients in and experiment with different tastes and flavours. In today’s video I also go over the basics of juicing, offering tips and suggestions on how to prepare your ingredients and use your juicer more effectively to yield more juice, avoid clogging the juicer when using it, and also different ways of straining the juices to make them more smooth and palatable.

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Natasha’s Basic Green Juice Recipe  (makes 1 serving – 500mL/2 Cups)

1 Cucumber (with skin)
2 stalks of Celery
1 Green Apple
500mL (2 Cups) of packed Spinach

Chop all ingredients and juice them using a juicer. Strain if needed.


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