The latest from Maya
Short for time in the mornings? It only takes 5 minutes to create cafe - quality Bircher Muesli your taste buds will go crazy for. Prepare ahead the night before and keep stored in the fridge for a quick yet nutritious breakfast which will help kick start the day and provide a slow release of energy throughout the entire morning (as a Low GL breakfast). Taking a small container to work will help get through those mid morning or late afternoon energy slumps.
No more spending up to $70 a kilo for Granola. It only takes 20 minutes to create a guilt - free, refined sugar free highly affordable granola the entire family can enjoy. A few basic, wholesome ingredients provide a low GI, low Glycaemic Load, wholesome nutrition to feed each and every cell in the body as well as provide long lasting energy.
Nadi Shodhana is a type of yogic breath regulation, which can come in very handy when you are feeling anxious or stressed, experiencing a panic attack with heart palpitations, having difficulties falling asleep or if you are preparing for meditation or for the physical practice of yoga. It can be practiced any time during the day, whether you are on a break, waiting for the kids after dropping them off at after school activities, in bed before going to sleep or any other place you feel comfortable. It only takes up to 5 minutes to complete.
No matter what the question is, once you get to know yoga, it becomes the answer. It may even be the answer for stress heads battling with weight loss. Just thinking about the word “yoga” almost makes me feel instantly more relaxed. It makes me think about my personal yoga practice,and how chilled and calm I feel during and after it. At the same time, I am also very aware of other types of emotions different people associate with the practice of yoga.. “Intimidating, difficult, too challenging” are just a few that come to mind. While some people can’t touch their toes, are overweight or even uncoordinated, there is still no reason for them or anyone who can master the simple art of conscious breathing to miss out on the incredible benefits making friends with yoga can bring into their lives.
Here's a simple little recipe for tea which will help fight any type of virus, support your immune system, as well as soothe a sore throat. You don't really need to wait until you are showing any types of symptoms or get sick to have it. Sip on it as often as you like throughout the day. It's actually quite delish...Enjoy!
These low GI, high protein, refined sugar free pancakes are not only cheap but also quick and easy to make. Set aside 10 minutes tops (from start to finish) to prepare and cook these delicious pancakes the entire family will enjoy.
Top 7 Immune Enhancing Foods and Nutrients to Boost your Immune System.
This Vegan Chocolate Cheese Cake Recipe is so easy to make it's not funny. All you need is a good food processor and 20 - 30 free minutes tops. I was first introduced to this wholesome, filling, nutritious & delicious recipe by Alessandra Alfredo, a Healthy Chef and Nutrition researcher a few years back, and since then I have prepared it many times for family and guests (quite often not mentioning the fact it is vegan nor the interesting, unusual ingredients it contains), as well as at retreats and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy!
Living in a lifestyle city doesn’t necessarily mean you are living a stress-free life.Our stressed and anxious brains can be more chaotic than Cavill Avenue on a Saturday night. This article gets a few experts together to help Gold Coasters kick back, relax and enjoy our little paradise. Feeling blessed to be part of this team, as well as featured on the cover and body of the article.
An interview with Maya
We OAT to be Healthy
This delicious, naturally sweet, refined sugar free, vegan and gluten free treat is not only a hit with kids and kids at heart, but also a super food dessert, containing loads of antioxidants, omega 3, magnesium and even some muscle building, immune promoting protein. And the best part? It should only take no more than 10 minutes to prepare.
A healthier lifestyle can make you feel better inside and out, so why not share your happiness with the world?
The article published in the Gold Coast Bulletin’s Gold Coast Eye Magazine featuring the very fit and healthy high profile trainer, Tiffany Hall.
Learn about the effects of stress on our bodies and how making a few simple changes can help us not only feel better but also fit better into our skinny jeans!
For coffee lovers
Find out how you can easily enjoy a flatter, bloat – free stomach.
Through my studies, observing my patients and self – experience, I eventually came to the conclusion that life’s too short to waste your time feeling guilty, follow highly restrictive diets and to not have a good time; I believe it is definitely too short for bad coffee, peeling carrots and counting calories too! Once we learn our unique ‘body language’ and give our bodies the healthy, wholesome foods they need, we eventually achieve the healthy (physically and emotionally), sexy body we desire which we need to emotionally nourish with plenty of love. Read my published article to find out how to reach your health, weight and wellness potential.
Boost your immune system naturally and resist any colds and flu
If your liver could talk, it would probably ask you to show it some more appreciation and treat it with respect.
Chocoholics, it’s time to cross over to the dark side – we’ve found seven reasons to feel good about indulging in chocolate this Easter
This delicious chocolate chip banana smoothie is a refined sugar free chocoholic’s delight! Did you know that DARK CHOCOLATE and CACAO contain more antioxidants per serve than green tea, black tea and even the well known resveratrol rich red wine? This simple to make, refined sugar free smoothie will not only help boost your energy levels, but also help fight free radicals due to its' antioxidant high content. It's time to get that smoothie maker out for a satisfying cold beverage which will nourish your body and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.
Mmmmmm… Hummus… Growing up in Israel, practically eating this stuff from birth, you’d think I’d be over hummus by now. But, to be honest, I still, to this day, get hummus cravings on a regular basis. No wonder, as this popular Israeli dip is so delicious, nutritious, filling and extremely easy to prepare. Over in Israel and some other Middle Eastern countries, ‘Hummus Dip’ (or, as Israelis call it, ‘Hummus Salad’ or ‘Spread’) can quite often be eaten as a main meal, believe it or not, along with pita pocket bread, salad, and sometimes sauteed mushrooms or lightly roasted pine nuts or falafels.
Welcome to THE most satisfying, energy sustaining Dairy Free Breakfast smoothie you ever tasted! Those who haven’t tried having their breakfast replaced with a smoothie may be surprised at how filling this liquid breakfast can be. There’s no need to have a piece of toast on the side or a serve of egg or fruit – it’s all there for you – all of the macro-nutrients (protein, carbs, fats) you need alongside a variety of cell nourishing micro-nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals) for an amazing start to your day which will sustain your energy and get you feeling awake and alive, ready to ‘go go go’ all morning. The other great thing about this deliciously nutritious smoothie is that it’s low reactive; it is completely dairy and wheat free, which will leave your tummy feeling satisfied but never bloated, uncomfortable or tender.
Life is too short for bad coffee, peeling carrots and counting calories!
Struggling keeping your energy levels up? Experiencing that mid afternoon energy slump?
Learn how to look into your own eyes and recognize ways to bring more balance to your hormones and your body.
Check out Maya’s latest article published in the Gold Coast Bulletin’s Gold Coast Eye Magazine 21/3/15. Enjoy the simple food tips to help feed fussy toddlers and children
Maya's article from Get It Magazine