Sunday, 7 October 2012

The Quick Ten :)

Over the coming weeks I will be interviewing (using that term lightly) some of my favorite health/wellness/fitness people! I want to ask ten questions because I think it is a quick and easy way to get to know some lovely and inspiration people.

These ten questions are open for change, but I have chosen many questions that I regularly ask others anyway :)

So here we go..... I guess I should start first :)

Where do you hail from? 
Born in Brisbane, Australia and grew up on the Gold Coast. Funnily enough never spent too much time at the beach.

What was your motivation to change to a more pure life?
My motivation was seeing that my body/being wasn't working at maximum capacity. I want to grow OLD healthily and have the best quality of life for myself and my children one day.

Green Juice or Green Smoothie? 
Green Juice..... Well kind of. My juice ends up Red from beetroot and my smoothie ends up brown from raw cacao.

What is your favorite quote of all time? 
TOO many! OH heres one.... " Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable or happy and strong, the amount of work is the same".

How do you keep yourself fit? 
I have been a Gym Junkie since I was a teenager but I am starting to prefer more relaxing workouts like Yoga. Really want to try Bikram Yoga.

Holy grail food?
AVOCADO!! So versatile- Great in salads, smoothies and raw deserts :)

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what 3 things would you bring?
Fire starter, An avocado tree & a kindle with HEAPS of books loaded on (solar charged :P).

ONE piece of advice for those just at the start of their change to a cleaner lifestyle.
Make one change. One change is better than none at all. Educate others where possible or encourage them to source information so they can make an educated decision.

ONE thing we didn't know about you?
I was U18 National Champion for Hammer Throwing :P

Why do you DO what you DO?
Because I want to affect change. If that is to one person only, I would be so happy!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Yummy Quinoa Porridge

Finding healthy breakfast alternatives has always been a challenge for me. Luckily I mixed some of my favorite items together and produced a WINNER :)

The following is how I prepared it; but feel free to add your favorite ingredients as you see fit.

Yummy Quinoa Porridge


Half a cup of cooked quinoa
Half a frozen banana
5 Strawberries
Quarter cup of Raspberries
1/2 cup of your favorite rice/nut milk
1 Tsp Mesquite Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Sprinkle of Desiccated Coconut


  1. Place quinoa, banana, rice/nut milk, mesquite powder and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat until mixture is your desired temperature (some may like it warmer than others) & the banana has defrosted to blend in with the mixture.
  2. Add your toppings.
  3. Nom Nom Nom :)