• Why Exercise??

    Recently, I posted a quote on facebook from Professor Tim Noakes MD (South African Professor of Exercise and Sports Science): “The benefits of exercise are unbelievable.. but if you have to exercise to keep your weight down, your diet is wrong.”  After around 4 years of faithful gym attendance, I only recently got a brainwave on this […]

  • Tasty Meals From Leftovers

    I find that eating well takes preparation.  Anything in the supermarket that is quick and easy is highly processed and full of additives.  Cooking with nutrition is simple, but you need the ingredients on hand and, especially when you’re changing old habits into something new, you need the headspace to cook something that will tempt the whole […]

  • Choosing Your Yoghurt

    The following came from an email newsletter from BioTrust Nutrition.  While it may seem basic to some, I feel there’s a great deal of value in re-visiting the basic.  Enjoy the read!  Did you know that almost ALL yogurts are flat out bad news for your waistline? “Light” yogurts, for instance, are absolutely terrible for […]

  • May Workshops

    It’s that time again, to book yourself in for a tasty, informative session at a Natural Grow workshop near you. Please read the details of our two workshops for the month of May and book your spot as soon as possible. There is plenty of room at both our venues, but workshops are growing in popularity […]

  • Recipe of the Week – Easy Chocolate Slice

    I am posting this recipe by popular demand from Facebook followers and customers who had a taste test   It’s another made-up-myself concoction of a variety of recipes.  It’s extremely delicious and quite filling.  Great for school lunches and an after school/work snack.  I’m also posting it as part of our ‘Do Easter Well’ campaign.  Look […]

  • Coconut Oil Challenge

    You can do the 30 Day Coconut Oil Challenge any time you like!  Some people need time to get their head around it, others prefer to jump straight in.  We’ve been running the challenge on our Facebook page for the month of March, offering tips, recipes, and encouragement as the challenge goes along.   I have compiled the […]

  • Chia Pudding

    Here’s the Chia Pudding recipe that I use (from The Whole Pantry app): In a glass jar place 2 tablespoons of chia seeds 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup of Coconut or almond milk Shake the jar well and put in the fridge overnight. My adaption: 4 tablespoons chia seeds 1 cup coconut quench 1/2 […]

  • Recipe of the Week – Chicken Slice

    Everyone has heard of Zucchini Slice in some form or another.  It’s been a staple for my children’s school lunches and I have enjoyed playing with it to make my own variations.  I love to use chicken and fetta cheese, instead of bacon and yellow cheese.  I recently made up the recipe below by adapting […]

  • Smoothie Recipes

    We had the most wonderful smoothie presentation by international vegan chef, Bek Young last Saturday!  A sincere thank you to all those who attended.  Your questions and participation and great tips really helped make the day a success. One thing we really treasure about the Natural Grow approach is it’s community.  We love being in relationship, […]

  • Recipe of the Week

     Banana Bread (adapted from a recipe from Bellini Addicts) 180g coconut sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 125g butter, cubed + softened 3 large ripe bananas… 2 eggs 200g flour, whichever you use ) I used a combination of quinoa and brown rice flours + baking powder/raising agent to make SR flour 25g LSA pre-heat oven to […]

  • Quiet, But Productive

    Hello everyone!  It’s great to be back and online chatting with you all again!  It’s been a very busy time for Natural Grow and for me, personally.  However, during our busy-ness we have met so many fantastic people!  Lots and lots of new faces, each one with a different story to tell.. with challenges to face, tips […]