Lime & Maple Macadamia Nuts


Macadamias are indigenous to Australia and are packed full of nutrition. They’re high in protein, minerals and contain a high amount of ‘good fats’ which are responsible for lowering the risk of disease. Here is a delicious recipe using macadamia nuts that is sure to please everyone at your next dinner party!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Serves 8

Ingredients:
240 grams of Macadamia nuts
1 lime juiced
1/2 tsp of lime zest
1 tbsp of maple syrup
A pinch Himalayan salt or Celtic salt

Method:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together
Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees (c) for about half an hour.
Remove and sprinkle with salt to taste.

Posted on June 20, 2017

Citrus Fruits

Here at Eden Health Retreat our beautiful citrus trees are in full bloom with lemons, mandarins and oranges. Citrus fruits are full of health benefits. Here’s a few we’ve listed below.

Source of vitamin C: Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C which is important in maintaining immunity and healthy skin.

Low in Calories: For those looking to lose weight or are cautious of their calorie intake. The water and fibre contents in citrus fruit assist in helping you feel fuller for longer.

Heart Health: Citrus fruits may assist in boosting heart health and lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Fibre: Citrus fruits are a great source of fibre which is important in maintaining a healthy digestive system. They’re particularly high in soluble fibre which is responsible for lowering cholesterol levels.

Posted on June 16, 2017

Feijoa Vitamin C Mocktail


The Feijoa is a humble little fruit with some incredible health benefits! They’re rich in minerals, are packed with vitamins, can assist cardiovascular health and help you lose weight just to name a few. Our talented chefs have come up with this easy mocktail recipe which is the perfect way to enjoy this tasty, nutritious fruit!

Ingredients (serves 2):
2 Feijoa
2 dates
1 large frozen mango cheek
200 mls coconut water
50 mls coconut cream

Method:
Blend all ingredients together, serve in a wine glass and garnish with a Feijoa slice.

Enjoy!

Posted on May 24, 2017

Health Tips For Winter


Coming into the cooler months its imperative that we prepare ourselves for the winter season.

Here are some tips to follow for optimum health & wellbeing this Winter:

1. Quality sleep is essential for good health. Poor sleep can take its toll on everyday life affecting mood, stress levels and weight. Aim for 8 hours of deep sleep every night.

2. Endeavour to hydrate with 500ml of water prior to breakfast. Good hydration will assist with energy, mental sharpness and digestion.

3. Citrus fruits are coming in to season and now is a great time to consume adequate amounts daily to ensure your intake of Vitamin C is maintained. Vitamin C helps with the body’s immunity which can assist in preventing colds and flu.

4. It is important to maintain adequate Vitamin D levels during the cooler months. Enjoy 10 to 15 minutes of safe sun exposure daily.

5. Take time out to stop, breathe and relax. Overall health is a balance of both emotional and physical wellbeing!

Posted on May 10, 2017

Avocado & Passionfruit Dream Smoothie


Here at Eden Health Retreat we love our smoothies! They’re a quick, easy and tasty way to fuel our bodies. This smoothie recipe has a gorgeous creamy texture which we feel makes it even tastier! Give this recipe a try next time you’re looking for something deliciously healthy and quick to prepare.

Ingredients (Serves 4):
1 Large Avocado
5 Fresh Medijool dates
2 Passion fruits
2 Large frozen mango cheeks or 2 frozen bananas
500 mls of Almond, Coconut or Oat Milk

Method:
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix for approximately 30 seconds.
Ensure you blend all ingredients long enough to blend up the frozen fruit, as this gives the smoothie a lush creamy texture.

Posted on March 29, 2017

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Slice


Ingredients:

Base:
1 cup raw almonds
½ cup dates
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Middle:
1 cup soaked cashews
1 cup soaked dates plus soak water
2 tablespoons agave nectar
½ teaspoon each of cinnamon and vanilla

Top:
1 ½ cups soaked cashews/macadamias
½ cup soaked dates
100ml agave nectar
Pinch vanilla
75 ml water
1 heaped tablespoon raw cacao

Method:

Base :- Place almonds in a food processor and blend until they form into a meal. Add the dates slowly while motor is running and add coconut oil straight after so that it incorporates with the dates. Once they are evenly chopped and the mix stays together when pressed into a ball, pour into a slice pan and press down firmly and evenly.

Filling:- Rinse the cashews then place in a good quality blender with the dates and soak water, agave nectar, vanilla and cinnamon and blend until smooth. This can take awhile so test between thumb and forefinger until there are no grains – if it is smooth like cream it’s ready. Spread evenly over the base then place into the freezer to cool.

Topping:- Place all ingredients except the cacao powder into the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Then add the cacao powder and blend until combined. Spread evenly over the filling once it has cooled. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours, then slice and ENJOY!!

Posted on March 9, 2017