Bite Sized Snacks – For Mums On The Run

Healthy Snacks

Ahhhhhh if I knew then what I knew now I would have perfected bite sized snacks waaaay before I had Baby Bear. Yep, it’s really true that you have to do everything with one hand once you become a mum because the other hand is either holding your baby or cleaning something up! For those…

The Balancing Act – Treating Women’s Hormonal Conditions with Naturopathy

naturopathy, balancing hormones

  Naturopathy assists in a wide range of women’s health problems from menarche (a women’s first period) to menopause, and everything in between. A core principle of naturopathy is finding the root cause of health conditions, whilst working to correct these rather than just masking symptoms. At Little Alchemy, we use a holistic and integrative…

Eating Healthy Food On a Budget

Superfood Smoothie

For many people, eating well on a budget seems a challenging concept. Super foods are popular at the moment and it is not uncommon for these foods to come with a super price tag too! Here are some clever and effective ways to boost your diet without breaking the bank.   Embrace the less popular…

Nuts About Nut Milks – But Are They A Healthier Option?

Nut Milk, nuts, naturopathy

It seems we are all going nuts about nut milk at the moment. Almost every cafe I visit offers a dairy free alternative for patrons to enjoy with their coffee. Now, I know everyone seems to be interested in whether their coffee is single origin and organic but rarely do people know where their milk…

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk is actually super easy to make, is less expensive than the store bought stuff and in my opinion it is way better for you! I’ve written a whole article on pros and cons of almond milk here. So back to this recipe. Here it is: INGREDIENTS One cup of almonds (soak these…

Lemon Delight Bites

I am a huge fan of any sweet treat that tastes like lemon. I love the fresh zesty flavour and these Lemon Delight Bites are so yummy and really celebrate this citrus fruit. They are gluten free and super easy to make and you can freeze them very easily too which is a added bonus….

Deliciously Decadent Brownies

It’s no secret that I….LOVE….chocolate! There is something deliciously beautiful and almost magical about enjoying products made with high quality raw cacao. This decadent brownie recipe comes out at almost all the gatherings I am asked to make something for! It’s gluten free, delicious and is always a hit. Ingredients: 200gm of good quality chocolate…

Mind matters: understanding the mind – body connection

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” James Allen Take a moment to think of something that truly excites you (is it the thought of seeing your loved one tonight, the excitement of  nearing the end of the working week or knowing the holiday…

Top Tips for Keeping Healthy This Winter

When the days start getting shorter and the temperature drops, we all start to worry about seasonal colds and flus. I’ve got to admit, I’ve already had a sniffle this season but rather than lasting seven to ten days (which is the average duration for a cold), I was able to beat mine in under…

Raw Cacao and Rose Kisses

I absolutely love cacao and rose water as a combination together. A beautiful marriage of sweetness and bitterness. I made a big batch of these beauties in preparation for my wedding day and my bridesmaids and I enjoyed them with champagne on the morning of my wedding. These raw cacao and rose energy balls can be…

Banana Buckwheat Pancakes with Coconut and Blueberries

Banana Buckwheat Pancake

Packed full of juicy bananas, gorgeous gluten-free buckwheat flour and beautiful comforting vanilla and cinnamon, these pancakes are sure to be a hit at any time, but especially for Sunday brunch! Buckwheat flour (which is gluten free and actually not related to wheat at all) results in a denser pancake which is perfect when topped…

Radiant Rose Face Mask

Rose Face Mask

I try to implement this ritual at least once a month – Sunday night is always a good time to chill out and put aside some time for yourself. Your skin will be toned, supple and glowing (and your insides will be too smiling!) Who doesn’t want radiant glowing skin ready to tackle Monday!!!! Ingredients:…

“Bliss Out” Balls

These are my go to snacks when I am stressed out and have a sweet craving. The therapeutic ingredients (raw cacao and cinnamon are guaranteed to nourish your nervous system, calm your frazzled nerves and balance your blood sugar whilst giving you an energy boost.) Ingredients: 10 pitted organic medjool dates (look for the really…

Jaime’s Muesli

Jamie's Muesli

My gorgeous fiancé Jaime loves muesli. It took me ages to come up with a recipe that he enjoyed as much as the conventional supermarket products (but which is fruit free and low in sugar). The below recipe is just a guide. Feel free to try adding different nuts or some sulphur – free fruit…

Moreish Overnight Muesli

Overnight Muesli

This recipe is super easy to prepare and allows the ingredients to soak and soften overnight. You can sleep soundly knowing your breakfast will be ready for you the next morning. I find this recipe much gentler on my stomach too as the oats are easier to digest. Ingredients: 1 cup of Jaime’s Muesli 1…

Heavenly Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

I have a confession to make – I am a complete chocoholic (and proud of it!). This delicious warming drink is grounding and nourishing. It’s also a perfect drink to make if you are suffering from period pain (especially if your symptoms are better for warmth and you hug your water bottle closely at that…

Lychee, Lavender and Blueberry Martini

Lychee Lavender and Blueberry Martini

I’m not a big drinker but enjoy a cocktail (or glass of bubbly) every now and then. This drink is floral, sweet and delicious (and I swear that the mood – enhancing lavender and antioxidant rich blueberries help combat a hangover!). Lavender Sugar Syrup This deliciously floral syrup is a perfect addition to cocktails or…

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

This protein – packed banana bread is gluten and refined sugar free, and is a great way to use up those over-ripe bananas. Ingredients: ½ cup of grass-fed organic butter or organic coconut oil 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste ½ teaspoon of gluten-free baking powder Pinch of Himalayan salt 1 cup of mashed ripe banana…

Licorice Love

Licorice Root

I absolutely LOVE licorice! Especially as a beautiful warming tea. If you are craving a sweet grounding cup of deliciousness which also supports your adrenals (those little glands on top of your kidneys which play a big role in your stress response), this herbal remedy is for you! The botanical name for Licorice is Glycyrrhiza…