The Slush Puppie Shake

How come I have never thrown ice into the blender mix? I feel I have deprived you once again (like when I first dabbled with fruit juice in shakes). Maybe I was being sensitive of the 100-year old food processor that I used to use until I got my shiny new one? Seriously, the old […]

The superfluous series: The Best Belly-Fat Burners

You exercise and eat well, but you’re still tired of your tummy tyre… I can’t promise that the foods below will turn you into a spartan, but they can help burn that pesky belly fat. 1. Low-fat milk, low-fat yogurt, Swiss cheese Secret belly-fat burner: Calcium Try: Healthy Frozen Banana Yoghurt Why? Studies have revealed a strong […]

What did I leave in my toiletry bag?

Oops, when I exposed my hippy-friendly toiletry bag, I left off my Ndlovu Artemesia Hand and Body Lotion.  So local, and so lekker. This product range was developed by  Inyanga (medicinal healer) Dr Elliot Ndlovu, who I have known of since I was a little tot, as his home village is right next to to nature reserve where I […]

Bowl me Over Granola…. Take #2

My second attempt in the search for the perfect and perfectly healthy granola bar (See Take # 1) Hypothesis This is my Mom’s recipe: there will be butter and sugar, so they will be delicious. Verdict Hypothesis correct. Taste Test: Tick! Ingredients 300g flour (try wholewheat for added fibre) 300g oats 300g sugar 100g linseeds […]

Meat Free Monday: 10 minute Veggie Burgers

As you may have noticed in previous Meat Free Monday posts, I’m always game for a quick, healthy fix on a Monday evening. I promise to make my own veggie burgers sometime soon, but for now… thank you Woolies for making a pattie so delicious that I would claim it as my own if it […]

Check those ingredients, Fatty!

With most of the recipes on this blog, I aim to use low (or natural) sugar, and whole unprocessed ingredients. For me, the reason is two-fold: 1. I love sweets and baked treats and I honestly think my life would be incomplete without them (bugger, sigh!) 2. My health, as well as living green and […]

Caramelised Banana Pancake Shake

It’s amazing how simply sizzling bananas in a pan gives their flavour a major kick in the pants; perfect for a pancake in a shake!   Ingredients: 2 Scoops Herbalife Formula 1 1 banana, sliced thinly 1 cup milk of choice Dash of cinnamon Sprinkle of 100s and 1000s Drizzle of syrup or honey First […]

Bowl me over, Granola… Take #1

In search of the perfect granola bar… The mind tends to naturally associate granola = healthy. For the most part, yes, but a lot of the recipes out there are loaded with sugar and fat along with all the good stuff. My friend Cath and I are on a mission to find/create/invent the perfect lightened-up […]

Can You Say Parfait… Again?

  Ingredients: 1/2 cup plain yoghurt mixed with Herbalife Formula 1 Vanilla 1/2 cup strawberry yoghurt mixed with Herbalife Formula 1 Strawberry or Vanilla 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries 1/4 cup chopped banana Granola/ Muesli to garnish (What’s the difference?) Layer at your leisure, look how pretty, then mix it all up again. Did you […]

The superflous series: My 10 Most Filling Snacks

Sometimes I feel like my stomach is like the fuel price: no matter how much you put in it never seems to fill the tank! There are a couple of snacks, however, that can satisfy a pesky rumble in the intestinal jungle better than others. It seems the trick is to seek high protein, high fibre […]

Meat Free Monday: 2 Minute Peppadew and Feta Dip

Difficulty Level: 0.5; Tastiness: A solid 9.1 This dip/spread is actually too easy to be this tasty. Not exactly a meal, but you might just eat the whole jar.   Ingredients: 1 jar Peppadews, drained 1 Small container feta. drained A Tbsp of good quality olive oil Fresh herbs from your herb garden to taste […]

Nutty Monkey Shake

A breakfast smoothie to go bananas for… Ingredients: 2 Scoops Herbalife Formula 1 (any flavour will do!) Half a ripe banana (can be frozen) 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract A Tbsp of peanut butter 250 ml milk of choice Blend the above and sip this protein-potassium bomb with bliss… Did you know? With their potassium power, […]

Mocha Chocca Latte

My new morning go-to: 1 Scoop Herbalife Formula 1 Vanilla,  1 Scoop Herbalife Formula 1 Chocolate, 1 Tsp instant coffee powder (or espresso shot if you’re fancy), a pinch of cinnamon, 250 ml milk of choice. Shake ’em up and serve hot or cold.   Related Posts: Mint Chocolate D-lite Shake Shake-A-Cino  Rooibos Red Spice […]