Entries by Katherine Maslen

Sugar-Free Date and Banana Muffins

These muffins are free from, sugar, wheat and even dairy if you choose, but taste fantastic! They are a great source of calcium and fibre, so are great for kids lunchboxes or morning tea! Makes 12 Ingredients: 250g pitted dates, roughly chopped 45g butter and 45g coconut oil (or 90g coconut oil for dairy free […]

10 Tips for Healthy Living

1. Chew your food Your mouth is the first part of your digestive system, containing enzymes which begin the process of breaking down carbohydrates. By chewing food thoroughly you are aiding the digestive process, as particles will be smaller and easier to digest once they reach the stomach. Chewing food thoroughly also prevents overeating, as […]

Why Do I Get PMS?

PMS can occur in many forms – women may suffer from anxiety, depression, mood swings, food cravings, bloating, breast tenderness, pain or a combination of these symptoms. Women are often told that this is “normal” and a part of life for women, but when the reproductive system is functioning properly, these symptoms rarely occur. PMS […]

Prune and Orange Muffins

I love making these muffins! They are high in fibre and iron, sugar free and can be made without wheat and dairy too! Ingredients 280g pitted prunes, roughly chopped (preservative free) 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice Grated rind of 1 orange 1/4 cup water 1/4 vanilla pod, scraped or 1tsp natural vanilla essence 40g […]

Thrush Treatment

Thrush is one of the most common afflictions affecting women – with most women reporting an outbreak at least once a year. Thrush is caused by an overgrowth of the candida organism, a yeast which naturally occurs in the vagina. When an overgrowth of candida occurs we get a thrush infection.Candida overgrowth can be caused […]

To Diet or Not to Diet

Diet can be a very confusing word sometimes. We are constantly getting bombarded with advertising campaigns plugging low fat, no fat, low carb, high protein and other fad diets. The true meaning of diet is actually “the usual food and drink of a person or animal”. In clinical practice the best results for weight loss […]

What is Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where there is abnormal growth of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. Common places for this to occur include the outside of the pouch of douglas, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, however endometriosis has been found to occur in many places in the body. The cause of endometriosis is unclear although […]

Katherine’s Bliss Balls

These Bliss Balls are a great treat, satisfying the sweet tooth without any added sugar! they are also packed with protein, low GI and taste great of course! Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried fruit 1/2 cup macadamias 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 3/4 cup amaranth 2 tbsp unhulled tahini 1 tsp chlorella or spirulina powder 1 tbsp […]

Oat and Honey Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup wholemeal spelt flour 1/2 cup white spelt flour 3/4 cup rolled oats 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarb soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup rice bran or macadamia oil 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp honey 1/2 cup organic plain yoghurt 3 small, or 2 large eggs Directions […]

Change is in the Air

Change is in the air For many of us, change can be daunting, as it seems easier to stay in our current routine. Change is essential in life, from the change from young to old, month to year, season to season, change is constantly around us. It helps to keep us motivated, fresh and prevent […]