Essential green smoothie recipe for energy and clear skin

Essential green smoothie recipe for energy and clear skin I'm sure you've heard that a higher consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality including cancer and heart attacks. But what researchers have recently learned is that for every additional serving of fruits or vegetables you consume daily, there is a 4% reduction in your risk of cardiovascular mortality. Every single extra serving of fruits and vegetables you ingest really does add up in a measurable way towards better health. This week we're adding a basic green smoothie to our morning routine. What might seem like a small habit is [...]

How to make lemon water life changing

How to make lemon water life changing In the past 2 years I've noticed that almost every mainstream health guru has started advising warm lemon water.  It's an easy thing to do for a pretty nice stack of benefits that  include: weight-loss, immune boosting, energy boosting, inflammation reduction and wrinkle reduction. This week's habit is simple but powerful. To prepare for the week ahead all you need to do is buy 4 lemons. But before you do that, let me introduce you to a journey that you may want to start with us here at The Confidence Kitchen. Week 1: We're about to [...]

Smoky cauliflower soup with turmeric sweet potatoes and red peppers

Smoky cauliflower soup with turmeric sweet potatoes and red peppers This cauliflower soup is the warming equivalent of a great big exotic hug. Roasting cauliflower until it's a smoky, caramelised hot mess really makes my day. It's a simple enough process. You throw some plain old cauliflower in a roasting pan with oil and spices, not really expecting much, but what pops back out of the oven after 30 minutes is a wondrous thing. Apart from the roasted cauliflower, the cinnamon, cumin, and turmeric work together to bring out the savoury goodness in the vegetables and the sweet potato and [...]

How to cook sweet potatoes for a healthy weekend breakfast

How to cook sweet potatoes for a healthy weekend breakfast Sweet potatoes are such an amazing ingredient. Nutritionally they are powerhouses and taste-wise they are so incredibly delicious that I try and eat them three to four times a week. Today I've made really simple hash browns out of sweet potatoes. The cumin in the patties matches so well with the earthiness of the sweet potatoes and onions. These are perfect eaten in the traditional way with eggs, or they also make a great addition to the top of a green salad. Sweet potato hash browns These are super easy to mix up, then you just [...]

Quinoa cranberry stuffed mini-pumpkins with shitake mushrooms

Quinoa cranberry stuffed mini-pumpkins with shitake mushrooms Autumn is my favorite time of year and one of the reasons is the masses of pumpkins available everywhere. Pumpkin is such a potent food for health. It can improve your love life, help you look younger, fight heart disease, and improve your eyesight among many other benefits. This year I vowed I wouldn't let pumpkin season go by without eating my fill of them. Besides being really cute, these mini pumpkins were crying out to be stuffed with something savoury. I had a flashback of an unforgettable lunch in Tuscany where the pumpkin gnocchi was gloriously doused [...]

Divine banana pancake recipe for all day energy

Divine banana pancake recipe for all day energy Sunday is pancake day at my house and I love slathering a rich fruity topping over the hotcakes as soon as they're flipped from the pan. You are going to love these. They are hearty, filling, tasty and very satisfying. You only need 1 or 2 to feel full and unlike a typical pancake they won't spike your blood sugar and make you sleepy very soon after eating them! Most pancakes tend to pack on the pounds because they're full of flour and sugar. These ones do the opposite and taste even better! Full of bananas, [...]