Every Day Things
Here are some of my favourite food or drinks, which tend to be nutrient dense, support a healthy lifestyle, protect against inflammation and help recovery.
I hope this list will continue to evolve over time. Feel free to experiment with any of these or ignore if they don't fit with your lifestyle or personal ethics or food sensitivities.
I would be happy to hear from you and explore what works best for you. You are unique and deserve an individualised solution.
Please always follow advice from your doctor and qualified medical professionals. Refer to the Disclaimer for more.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I add half to one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a LARGE glass water every morning. Assuming you are healthy and not sensitive to acidity, it should aid digestion, helps satiety, blood sugar, cholesterol and many benefits. Start with small amounts (half tsp) and beware of side effects.
I love matcha green tea for its taste, as a nice alternative to coffee very rich in antioxidants. I usually add collagen powder, sometimes MCT oil or coconut butter and a bit of nut or oat milk (see next).
Raw Almond Butter
I love Artisana because it is made from just one ingredient - raw organic almonds. Raw nuts are always more nutrient dense than roasted or salted counterparts. I always keep a couple of 1 oz packets in my handbag as a backup snack. Try it with apple slices as a treat. I even use it for baking.
Turmeric is one of my favourite spices, very delicious, cheap and boosts our immune system. I add it to my breakfast eggs all the time.
To make golden latte, you can add turmeric, ground ginger cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper to warm nut milk. Add a tiny bit of honey for some sweetness.
I take collagen every day to help with my joints, bones, skin, hair and nail. Personally I like Vital Proteins, Primal Kitchen and Bulletproof . Feel free to try other brands. Make sure you get grass-fed collagen for higher nutrient density, no added sugar, gluten, dairy.
Note: Collagen has to come from animals, plants do not contain collagen. Vegans can try collagen building protein peptides to help your body make its own collagen.
There are plenty of milk alternatives that are vegan friendly, dairy-free and soy-free. Try almond, coconut, cashew, or oat milk. I don't recommend soy because some people are allergic or sensitive to soy.
I cook and bake almost everything with ghee, from my morning eggs, curries, steaks, and chocolate brownies. Ghee is clarified butter free of milk sugar (lactose), protein (casein) and packed with fat-soluble vitamins and conjugated linoleic acid which helps to reduce inflammation.
Dark Raw Chocolate
Many people don't realise chocolate is actually a health food. I am talking about those made from raw cacao and at least 70% chocolate content. The higher the better. Try Loving Earth,
cacao nibs, unsweetened chocolate powder. Raw cacao is always more nutritious than treated cocoa or chocolate. The less sugar the better. 99% is so rich that you won't to eat much to feel satiated.
Eggs with Ghee
My all time favourite breakfast is fried egg with grass-fed ghee and turmeric. Super easy, delicious and nutritious.
If you want to get the best quality eggs, go for certified humane, pasture-raised and free-range. Organic is not always the best.