This is a great shake to have within 30 minutes of an intense workout, whether it is power or cardio based. This is the time when the muscles are most ripe to recover their stored sugar (glucose) supply and protein can most easily be shuttled into the muscle tissue alone with the glucose. We keep fat low or non-existent so the digestion and uptake of the sugar and protein are not slowed down.Read More
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Shatavari is an Ayurvedic herb, one of the most commonly used in India for women to balance the reproductive tissues and hormones. Used for the mood swings and irritability of PMS, menopausal hot flashes, fertility, it is an herb of such potency that it is translated as “she who possesses 100 husbands”. I personally like to make a warm milk at night to help deepen my sleep and reduce hot flashes.Read More
I’m into protein shakes these days. Love them as a first morning meal and sometimes when working from home as a late afternoon snack. They are also a great inclusion for pre or post workout if you can make that happen. But I am a stickler for taste…and some of the shakes that I have tried from others’ recipes just don’t cut it for me flavour-wise.Read More
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is one of my favourite whole grains. It is light, nutty in flavour, and unlike a lot of other grains is good hot or cold. It provides an excellent vegetable source of protein, complete in its amino acid profile, an abundance of calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc, as well as the B vitamins.Read More