Why we Love Pure Naturally Coconut Oil

For anyone who has our app or has looked at the recipes on our blog, you will notice that coconut oil is a staple ingredient of ours. However, coconut oils can vary greatly from brand to brand depending on the extent of processing they have undergone. One of our favourite brands is Pure Naturally. Aside from the great taste of …

The Sprout Market Way

“We should stop asking why organic food is so expensive and start asking why junk food is so cheap” One of the reasons most often given for not choosing organic food is the cost.  Whilst we believe the cost to our health when not choosing organic, healthy foods is far greater, we are delighted to see that Sprout Market are addressing …

Billabong Retreat Sydney

Earlier this month we wrote about the importance of regulating our nervous systems and being able to slow down.  Often this is easier said than done, and we can delay the body’s screams to do this, perhaps thinking, ironically, that there is not enough time. Billabong Eco Nature Retreat, although technically in Sydney, feels very far away from the usual …

Wattleseed Crackers

These crackers couldn’t be easier to make thanks to The Source Bulkfoods‘ mixed seeds. Of course you can also choose your own seed mix however it is important that you include chia seeds and linseeds as this is what binds the mixture. They are such a healthy and delicious snack, and great for entertaining. We love serving them with smashed …

Mayan Spice Nicecream

The latest addition to the @healthsynergy x @coconutandbliss nice cream series. This recipe was inspired by our Mayan Hot Chocolate from our Ebook – The Ultimate Chocolate & Caramel Collection (available to download here). For a more ice cream-like consistency, we recommend making this recipe a day ahead, freezing overnight and then leaving to soften in the fridge just before serving. For a …

Creamy Raspberry Nice Cream

This creamy, three-ingredient raspberry ‘nice cream’ can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and tastes a treat. We love adding superfoods for enhanced flavour and nutrients. You can add whatever you like according to personal preference and availability. Some of our favourites include freeze-dried acai powder, maqui powder and lucuma powder which are all available from health food stores. …

Your Hawaiian Check-list

For those of you following myself and Sophie (@coconutandbliss) on Instagram and snapchat, we hope you enjoyed our many, many snaps as we travelled across beautiful Hawaii.  We searched high and low for the best acai bowls in town, authentic healthy cafes and the most majestic sights across Maui, Kauai and Oahu. We found some serious winners (including one cafe …

Anzac Cookies

With Anzac Day coming up, we have decided to share the recipe for our delicious Anzac Cookies for you all to enjoy. They contain oats, so are not gluten free however it is possible to source gluten free oats if you prefer. They are also made with rolled amaranth (or amaranth flour) – a gluten free seed with a unique nutty …

When Italian Meets Vegan

Last week we had the pleasure of sampling one of the most innovative menus we have experienced at the ever popular and sophisticated Otto restaurant on Wooloomooloo wharf.  What was particularly unique about this menu was that it was entirely vegan!  Whilst it is becoming easier to find vegan cafes, an offering like this is rare at a high end, …

Healthy Eats – Byron Bay

For those of you who have been to Byron Bay, you will know it is absolute heaven for health foodies. For those of you who haven’t… You must! There is certainly no shortage of raw cake and green smoothies – very fitting with the natural Byron Bay lifestyle. Sophie (@coconutandbliss on Instagram) and I had a very relaxing and rejuvenating …

The BEST London Cafes

First of all, I just want to say a big thank you to all of you for your support and understanding while I have been away on exchange, AND for your amazing healthy cafe suggestions here in London! I have worked my way though just about all of them, so have decided to share with you my favourites. These are …