The delicious devil
Organic Banana & Maple Cake by Vitality and More (Arzu)
Sugar. Sweet, sweet sugar. I truly believe sugar is the DEEEELICIOUS devil. I have always been a sugar lover.
In fact, I am the first to admit, I, Jacintha Akkerman, AM A SUGAR ADDICT. For me, sugar is like crack. I eat one piece and it turns to one block, two blocks. You know the delicious story. Then it’s like my body can’t stop. I crave it. I eat it. I eat more. Then I get grumpy.
Tahini Swirl Brownies by Jessica Sepel
When Instagram launched, we all discovered a new platform to connect with like-minded people. I have found some genuine friendships that I will call forever friends and Arzu (AKA @vitalityandmore) is one of them. They say a picture says 1000 words and Arzu's feed would say a billion.
From the moment I laid eyes on her delicious creations I knew she was a special human. Her motto is "I'm here to inspire and be inspired", and that she most certainly does.
Breaking away from the dark hole
These sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free Tahini Swirl Brownies are so good… You won’t even believe they’re healthy! Raw cacao powder and rich dark chocolate are full of antioxidants and magnesium, plus coconut flour and chia seeds give an extra boost of healthy fats and omega-3s, making this a sweet treat that’s equally nutritious and delicious! Enjoy as a healthy 4-5pm snack or after dinner treat!
Why Gratitude is the key to life
I can feel myself seep into a dark hole cause my mind becomes super negative. My mood changes. My self talk is horrible. I stay indoors more. I’m usually a carer, but I don’t want to help other people and try to avoid them. I take everything personally and feel attacked. I live in the digital world and scroll social media relentlessly.
Let's Get Real. Vulnerability is not a weakness, it’s a strength
We get caught up in so much BS that is so insignificant in this life. “He said this”, “she said that”. But at the end of the day, does it really matter? There are people in this world that can't walk. People who can't talk. People who have no money. People who don't have a home. And we are worried about what "so and so" said?! It's almost like we create drama in our own minds because we are so scared of being in the present moment.
Gluten Free Carrot Cake by Dan Churchill
“Vulnerability is not weakness. It's about the willingness to show up and be seen when you can’t control the outcome. It is our greatest measure of courage. So show up in an authentic way and let us see your hearts because we know how lonely you really are.” - Brene Brown
How stepping into the spotlight healed my shame
We are pretty damn lucky to have the opportunity to interview one of our favourite humans, Dan Churchill. You can read the interview here. We were even more grateful that he shared with us a recipe that is very close to his heart - that is also a fave of his mummabear xo
Healthy Banana Bread
by Sita Huber
I know I ‘m lucky to have been given this opportunity. But it didn’t fall in my lap, nor did it happen overnight. In fact, I nurtured the hell out of every inch of this wild and wondrous journey.
Making any tv show, as it turns out, is no small feat. It's a combination of exact science, and going with the flow at a level that just kind of makes your ‘I wish I could control this’ mind do a head spin. It’s not for the faint of heart, or those of us with say, unresolved anxiety and shame issues.
Macro Lunch Bowl by Rachael Finch
Axel is a carb lover and can eat up to five pieces of bread a day (not kidding). As he is a busy little bee, he needs plenty of nutrition for energy I don't love him having so much bread, in fact, I don't love him having too many processed foods.
Peanut Banana Muffins
We are so very grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and interview one of our favourite inspirational people.
Rachael Finch is one of those beautiful souls that when you see her, you just can't help but smile.
My Struggle with Meditation
I love to make healthy food for Axel on a Sunday for the week ahead which stops us from him (and us) from snacking on junk food. We are obsessed with peanut butter so these babies sre super easy and a god send.
Finding my way back
So, knowing this, why do I struggle with meditation? I have read for years about the benefits of meditating. I have dabbled in it on and off for years. But you know what my issue is? Meditating is about putting yourself first, something I (and many mums and others) struggle to do.
'Polycystic Ovaries - How I healed my body without drugs'
by Melanie Sheppard
"They say that when we hit rock bottom there is only one way we can head and that is back up. What they don’t tell you is that this journey can be the most cathartic and authentic experience imaginable."
How I learned to love my body
by Emma Mermaid
"Now, I feel great, and, looking in the mirror I am no longer disgusted by my skin. Which feels pretty damn amazing."
I Quit Alcohol
“I'm fat”, “I wish I had a body like hers”, “why can’t I be skinny?”. Sound familiar?!
For as long as I can remember, I have had body issues. Some might say body dysmorphia.
Search for a Soul Mate
I used to have the motto, “I'm here for a good time, not a long time”, and my golly I have had a good time. But did drinking make me eternally happy? NO! And in hindsight, how awful was that motto?!
Running 21kms on Zero Sleep
Before I met Jesse, I was single for seven years.
Previous to that, I had been in some not-so-great relationships, one in particular. I was young and lacked self-confidence. I was struggling with who I was, and I was quite immature.
Superfoodie Lasagne Cake (pie)
For YEARS I had the goal to run a half-marathon, but honestly I never thought I would. Most of my life has been filled with excuses. “I'm not fit enough” and “you can’t do that”.
Raw Maca Caramel Slice
This recipe is inspired by Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar from her Simplicious book (you have it get it). This is our absolute go-t0 dish. We make it once a week.
This uber delish recipe is from my dear from Lilian from Real Food Healthy Body. Lilian and I box together with Fitept at Fight Fit Boxing Centre. Well, Lilian is actually a professional boxer and has her third fight coming up. She is AMMMMAZINGGGG!!!!!!!