Just wanted to say a little bit about the beautiful lavender plant and how amazing it is.
These gorgeous purple blooms have been growing since ancient times.
It’s uses were well known to the Romans and it remained part of our medicine culture throughout history. It was likely regularly used by our grandparents and great grandparents and still holds its place as one of the favourites in Aromatherapy today.
I’m going to talk a little bit about Lavandula Angustifolia which is English lavender and it’s therapeutic benefits.
Here’s a couple of things you might like to know about lavender essential oil.
1) Commonly known for its affect on stress and reducing problems with insomnia it is a lovely relaxant and great for anxiety as well too.
2) It is good for wound healing and can help speed up the healing process.
3) It’s also helpful with burns as well as being anti-bacterial.
4) It can be diluted to treat small cuts and insect bites.
5) Lavender is also useful for relaxing muscles and tension which includes tension headaches and migraine relief.
Nb: This is for guideline use only. Please consult your natural health practitioner for more information on your individual circumstances for example if you are pregnant or have low blood pressure lavender may be contraindicated for you.
Dragonfly Natural Therapies offers Aromatherapy massage as well as consultations tailored specifically to your individual health needs.
Cacao Smoothie Bowl
This delicious smoothie bowl isn’t just pretty to look at, it’s packed full of goodness as well .
The pomegranates are great to keep up your vitamin c, cacao is full of antioxidants, the hemp is high in protein and especially good for vegetarians, the pumpkin seeds contain zinc to support your immunity and the coconut is high in fibre to support good digestive health.
2 tbs Hemp Cacao powder
1 frozen banana
½ cup Soy Milk
Chop the frozen banana and add to a blender with milk and hemp & cacao powder.
Blend until consistency of a thick shake.
Pour into a bowl.
Cut slices of fresh banana and cut open a pomegranate and remove pomegranate arils to
Sprinkle on top of your cacao smoothie along with pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs and coconut.
It’s best to enjoy your smoothie bowl as soon as you make it.
Chocolate is one of the most loved foods around the world but it’s often high calorie with so much sugar and fat.
There are however some beautiful ways to enjoy your chocolate without the unhealthy parts by changing up some simple ingredients.
Below are six healthy chocolate recipes for you to try out.
Vegan Coconut Chocolate ‘bounty bar’ hearts
These 4 Ingredient chocolates are so easy to make and are a ‘not so naughty’ chocolate treat to enjoy. Reminiscent of the classic ‘Bounty bar‘ ,It’s definitely one of my favourites.
Chia chocolate pudding Yummy and simple. This raw pudding can satisfy your chocolate needs and it keeps you full for longer too. Kids and adults alike will love this one. Chia seeds are one of my most common dietary recommendations for my clients. They are so versatile and packed with nutrition.
Superfood energy balls How to stuff as many super food ingredients into a bite size delicious snack? This was the question I wanted to answer when I woke up this morning.
4 Ingredient Chocolate Smoothie
A quick, easy and healthy chocolate fix. This is one of my favourite go to post exercise smoothies.
Gluten free chocolate brownies
I confess, I do love a good chocolate treat and I’m so glad that I can create the perfect chocolate brownie that my taste buds love without overloading my digestion and having sugar remorse.The brownie gets it’s sweetness and fibre largely from the sweet potato, so you can have your sweet craving satisfied and stay full for longer.The chocolate icing is fabulous and no trace of icing sugar in site. It’s also full of healthy antioxidants.
Gluten free Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni
Gluten free Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni
1 250g tub Ricotta
1 cup Mushrooms
1 bunch Spinach silver beet
1 clove Garlic
½ cup Cheddar cheese
Rice paper rolls
Pink himalayan salt
Soak and wash spinach and chop roughly
Chop mushrooms roughly.
Chop garlic finely.
Add some olive oil to a fry pan and cook the mushroom, spinach and garlic until soft on medium heat.
Set aside to cool.
In a bowl add ricotta, salt and pepper to taste.
Once the spinach mix is cooled add to ricotta and gently combine.
Grate cheese and set aside.
Pour ½ passata mix to cover the bottom of a baking dish.
Take one rice paper roll and wet until flexible. Lay on a flat surface and spoon some of the mix into the middle.
Wrap up by rolling to enclose mixture and tuck in the sides.
Place your cannelloni roll on top of the passata.
Continue rolling rice paper rolls until your mixture is used up and place side by side in the baking dish.
Drizzle a little more passata over the top of your cannelloni and sprinkle cheese on top. Heat under the grill until sauce is heated through and cheese is browned.
|Flower essences are natural remedies used to support emotional and |
mental well being in times of stress or imbalance.
They are derived from specially selected flowers and are catalysts for a
positive inner transformation to increase self awareness and dispel
Flower essences are simple to take.
They are in liquid form and are taken orally under the tongue a few drops at a time.
In times of turmoil and surfacing of old emotions or fear, anger and distrust.
this remedy supports the process of release of negative emotions and
allows opening up of heart and trust in oneself.
If you would like to try this flower essence
require more info on other flower essences,
Please book in for a flower essence consultation
discuss at your next Dragonfly appointment.
0408 317 307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Curried chickpea patties
This is a high protein, vegetarian snack or meal which is also gluten free.
The coconut flour and chickpeas are high in fibre and the curry spices add flavour as well as being great for digestion and reducing inflammation. The coriander is a wonderful cleanser and the egg and yoghurt pump up the protein. It’s a great one to make ahead as a go to in the fridge when hunger strikes.
1 can Chickpeas
2 tbs Yoghurt
1 tbs Curry powder
1 cup Fresh coriander
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbs Plain gluten free flour
3 tbs Coconut flour
1 Shallot chopped
Process chickpeas in the blender until mashed.
Add yoghurt, curry powder, salt, coriander leaves, shallot and egg and blitz for a few seconds until combined.
Remove mixture from the blender and add flours to thicken.
Take heaped tablespoonfuls and form patties with your hands.
Set aside in fridge to harden.
Heat a fry pan with a little drizzle olive oil. Add the patties and cook for a few minutes until base is browned.
Gently flip and cook the other side.
Enjoy on their own or with salad or as burgers.