January 2016

Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

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Friday is usually my day for making a little treat for weekend and beyond and, as you will have guessed from my sweet treat recipes, I’m a BIG fan of the ol’ magnesium fueled cacao.  I’m not going to say too much about this recipe, other than it tastes devilishly delicious, yet is made from healthy whole foods (so wears a halo)…. and takes minutes to make!  So enjoy 🙂 (more…)

Juice OR Smoothie? Plus my Daily Juice Recipe!

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Many people ask me what’s the difference between a juice and a smoothie, so I’m going to explain briefly below.  Now, some of you might think this is a little unnecessary, but you’d be surprised how many people ask me the question, and how many tell me their Nutribullet makes a great juice!  (more…)

Superfood Made Easy, Tallaght – 9th March

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with Andrea Baines

Certified Raw Food Coach & Teacher

Wednesday 9th March 2016

7.15pm – 9.30pm

At Green Valu, Tallaght Dublin 24

Curious about eating more nutritious, plant based food but don’t know where to start?  Then my “Superfood Made Easy Class is for you!

Discover the amazing health and healing benefits of eating more enzyme rich, plant based foods and indulge your taste buds while learning how to prepare delicious dishes.  (more…)

Top 5 uses for Raw Honey


The uses for Raw Honey are far reaching and incredibly life enhancing.  But I’m not talking about the honey that you find on most supermarket shelves. I mean honey that has NOT been processed under high temperatures and transformed into pure sugar.  (more…)

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup w/Cashew Sour Cream

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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with swirls of Cashew Sour Cream 🙂

When I first started eating raw I was really excited by the idea of creating raw soups, because it’s one of my most favourite easy meals, especially in the winter.  I love to cook them, all whole food of course, but making them raw is so quick and easy to do, and they are way more filling and nourishing to the body because you are retaining most of the nutrients by eliminating the cooking process. (more…)

16 Quick Facts about Vegan & Vegetarian Living!

Vegetarian-Vegan-Facts-1There are a lot of misconceptions about vegan and vegetarian diets, even though a huge number of people are now opting to go for vegan products these days. Going vegan or switching to a vegetarian diet offers a host of benefits. You can not only eat the same number of calories and still gain less weight, but it also helps you prevent some types of cancer and live longer. If that was not motivation enough, vegan living can also reduce the negative impact of the livestock industry on our environment.  Recently, Herbalift put together this great infographic to throw more light on this trending lifestyle. Have a look!

Happy Hemp Green Smoothie!

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This Green Smoothie recipe is one of my favourites for a quick, high energy breakfast or lunch.  Not only is it ultra creamy and delicious, it is high in protein and contains the good essential fats from Avocado, Sunflower Seeds and Hemp Seeds, which we need to stay looking and feeling really healthy and in great condition throughout the winter months.   (more…)

Peanut Butter & Banana Amazeballs!

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Amazeballs, energy balls, protein balls…. call them what you will, they are all really delicious, quick and simple to make, and make fantastically satisfying sweet treats.

The best way to describe these Peanut Butter & Banana Amazeballs would be this… little creamy-caramel-banana bites of heaven! (more…)

Creamy Maca & Vanilla Trail Mix Porridge

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A creamy, dairy-free porridge that’s perfect on these chilly mornings!

Although I do occasionally cook gluten-free porridge oats, I personally prefer them raw.  If you have trouble digesting oats I’d suggest you would benefit from soaking them overnight in the milk before whizzing this up in your blender next morning.   (more…)