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Top 3 Health Benefits Of Collagen Supplementation

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  WHY IS COLLAGEN POWDER SO GOOD FOR YOU? This latest health-trend in nutritional supplementation has certainly got some attractive health benefits... But firstly, what is collagen?  Collagen is the main structural protein found in our skin and other connective tissues, such as muscles, bones, skin, joints, and tendons. It plays an important role in the overall health of your body - both internally and externally.  Unfortunately for us all, collagen production reduces over time, which is a natural part of the aging process. Those joint pains and aches, and fine lines and wrinkles, (that you could've sworn appeared overnight), are all directly linked to this slowing down of collagen production, and eventual depletion of collagen stores. Diet and lifestyle choices either help slow...

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Ten Ways to Enjoy a Waste-free Christmas

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These ten tips are just the beginning. There are many ways to reduce waste during the festive season and throughout the rest of the year. We at Purely Natural encourage our clients to find ways to keep rubbish minimal, and we would love hear any thoughts or ideas on the topic in the comments. Merry Christmas!

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Sticky Chicken - Crockpot Styles

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This is such an easy but tasty recipe. As much as I love to spend time in the kitchen, I have to admit that I am not always able to. So I just chuck all this in a crockpot before I dashed out the door in the morning. And when I come home at the end of the day – voila! All I need to do is cook the veg. Ingredients 4-6 pieces chicken drums (You can use thighs ) 1/2 cup tomato paste 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos or Tamari Sauce 1/3 cup honey 2 Cloves of garlic (crushed) Salt & pepper to season Method: 1.) Mix together in a bowl the tomato sauce, honey, and garlic. Season with some...

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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric , Ginger and Chicken Broth

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  Are you sporting an injury or been sick with a nasty bug lately?I have recently returned from an excellent Snow Boarding trip in Queenstown, unfortunately on day 4 (out of 5) I twisted and injured my knee, so here I am in the kitchen making broths dosing my body up with all the goodness.Our bodies become inflamed when our immune system is triggered. If you suffer trauma to the body like a knee injury, our immune system jumps into action. It does this by sending out white blood cells to help repair the damage. Your knee will swell, be hot to the touch, appear redness, and feel tender; this is an indication that your immune system is working so...

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Kumara Breakfast Egg Muffins

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    These are so easy and only require 3 ingredients. You can mix it up and add whatever you like, mine is just simple but sometimes I will add salmon or some kind of leftover meat like chicken to give it that extra added protein hit.  Great way to get a good morning breakfast hit especially for those rushed mornings when you just don't have time.   3 simple ingredients  3x small red kumara (peeled, chopped in half, and cooked) 6 large Eggs  1/4 Red Onion Salt and Pepper Optional extras: Fresh Parsley or Corriander  Paprika, Cumin or any spice mix Chopped and cooked meat (Bacon, Chicken, Beef, Lamb) Method: 1. Heat oven 200c 2. Gresse 6x tin muffin treys. 3....

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Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Tart

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FOR THE BASE 3 cups blanched almond meal/flour ½ cup raw cacao powder (Big Tree) 2 tsp ground cinnamon ½ cup coconut oil melted (Pure Coco) 2 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup Pinch of salt FOR THE FILLING 250g Dark Chocolate, finely chopped. 1 cup coconut cream (1 full can Ayam ) ½ cup fruit-sweetened raspberry jam (St Dalfour which is sweetened with dates and is gluten and preservative free) freeze dried raspberries ( Fresh As) raw hazelnuts ,chopped and slightly toasted in the oven   the METHOD MAKE THE BASE In large bowl mix all dry ingredients. Melt coconut oil and honey. Add wet to dry ingredients and mix well to combine. Press the crust into the bottom...

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Kid and Adult approved Rainbow Coconut Ice

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Kid and Adult approved........ Rainbow Coconut Ice   This is a perfect healthy kid’s snack whether it’s a weekend treat or you want something special to add to their lunch box for school.   . This treat is high fat low carb snack so great for those following keto or lchf diets. You can leave out the maple syrup which would reduce the carbs to.  Not only is it full of good fats but also with the Turmeric and Matcha powder these have heaps of health benefits so great for post or pre-workout snack too. Add a couple of bowls to brighten up a kid’s party table… whether it be a  Unicorn theme, Rainbow theme .. Anything colourful… I think I...

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Chocolate Hazelnut and Almond Chia Pudding

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  This is packed full of good fats, good nuts, & protein. Great as a breakfast, post workout or guilt free dessert. Warning! It taste bloody delicious and doesn’t even contain any added sugar! Ingredients/Method: Mix the below in a glass jar until all combined, allow it to sit for 1 hour (or overnight)… Then stir and transfer to a bowl. 2 tbs chia or basil seeds 1 cup coconut milk 1tsp Maca Powder (optional) 1 tbs Bulletproof Upgraded Chocolate powder 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder  Once transferred to a bowl top with the following Chopped Almonds Chopped Hazelnuts Desiccated Coconut Frozen blueberries Apple slices   ENJOY!

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Easy Homemade Gravy

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LCHF, Paleo, Keto, Gluten Free, Dairy free, No preservatives and No thickeners.   Who doesn’t love gravy, especially on these cold winter days when you just want comfort food!  I always cook my roasts with at least a couple of carrots, 1 red onion and garlic, and then use this as a base to make my gravy. All the tasty juice from the meat and veg and any spices you have used just make the best gravy and beats the horrible packet stuff any day. Ingredients / Instructions: Pour Juice / fat from beef or whatever meat you have roasted (chicken /Lamb/Pork) into a saucepan. Pop this into your freezer until the fat has risen to the top and skim...

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Kid approved ... Chicken and Pumpkin soup with a touch of Ginger.

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This has to be one of the tastiest and easiest recipes ever. Just chuck it all in a crockpot and leave it to cook while you go about your day.  This works well for us with both of us working and we have little mouths to feed.  So this works perfectly with our schedules.  Nothing better than coming home and dinner is already cooked! This meal is Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free and Dairy free. It is reasonably low carb even though it has pumpkin it is minimal. Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory spice (there pretty much isn’t a meal where I don’t use it). And Ginger gives it a kick plus helps aid digestion.    *Feel free to add more...

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