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Welcome to The Beauty Chef Blog where you’ll find everything you need to know to help keep your skin and belly beautiful, including recipes, stories and wellness inspiration.

02.17 lifestyle
How to achieve ultimate wellness in the workplace

It’s easy to glow with good health on summer holidays, but when you return to work, it’s hard to avoid slipping into old habits. Keep on top of your healthy New Years resolutions, by following our 8 simple tips on staying well in the workplace. 1. Preparation Spending Sunday afternoons planning, shopping and prepping your meals for the week means …

Boost your SPF internally

While external protection is important, sun protection is also an inside job. Let’s talk about edible sunscreens; the foods that can help protect you against UV radiation from the inside out. Edible sunscreens Antioxidants Plant foods are rich in antioxidants – fruits and vegetables, nuts, leafy greens, extra virgin olive oil and legumes – and …

01.17 lifestyle
Choosing the right Sun Protection

Feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin is one of life’s simple pleasures. And it’s actually addictive because ultra-violet radiation from the sun releases those feel-good hormones called endorphins. Why we need a little sun Sun exposure helps your body produce vitamin D, which is actually a hormone, essential for good health and immunity. This fat-soluble “sunshine …

Papaya, Coconut & Ginger Smoothie

– serves 2 INGREDIENTS  1 cup (160 g) peeled, seeded & coarsely chopped papaya 2 passion fruit, pulp scooped out 1/ 3 cup (80 ml) coconut milk 1/ 3 cup (80 ml) coconut water 4 ice cubes 1 tablespoon HYDRATION Inner Beauty Boost  1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 1 cm knob ginger, peeled METHOD Place …

Lime, ginger & coconut granita

– Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 3 limes, zest finely grated & juiced (approximately 1/ 2 cup (125 ml) juice 4 cm knob ginger, peeled & finely grated 3/ 4 cup (180 ml) water 2 1/ 4 cups (560 ml) coconut water 1/ 3 cup (80 ml) HYDRATION Inner Beauty Boost 3/ 4 cup (180 ml) coconut cream …

Mixed Berry & Plum Christmas Smoothie Bowl

 – serves 1 (makes 1 1/ 2 cups) INGREDIENTS  2 blood plums, quartered & stone removed1 cup (125 g) frozen mixed berries 1 orange, zest finely grated & 1/ 3 cup (80 ml) juice 1 1/ 2 tablespoons almond butter 1 teaspoon GLOW Inner Beauty Powder  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Topping Fresh raspberries  Fresh strawberries …

12.16 lifestyle
7 ways to leave jet lag behind

Preventing jetlag begins well before your flight
 Planning itineraries and packing are part of the fun when it comes to overseas travel. Taking steps to prevent jet lag will help you arrive feeling fresher and ready to switch time zones with ease. Jet lag occurs when you become out of sync with your body’s internal …

Fig, pomegranate, radicchio, orange & feta salad

– serves 4 INGREDIENTS  3 ripe oranges 3 figs 1 head radicchio 1 pomegranate, seeds removed 150g marinated feta, drained and crumbled 3⁄4 cup (80g) walnuts, lightly roasted 2 large handfuls mint leaves, torn Dressing 1⁄4 cup (60ml) red wine vinegar (unpasteurised) 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon raw honey 1⁄3 cup (80ml) extra-virgin olive oil …

11.16 body
Spirulina, coconut and vanilla omega-boost smoothie

– serves 1 INGREDIENTS 1⁄4 avocado, peeled 3⁄4 cup (180ml) coconut drinking milk 1 large handful baby spinach leaves 1⁄2 frozen banana, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoons ground LSA 1 tablespoon Vanilla BODY Inner Beauty Powder  1 teaspoon CLEANSE Inner Beauty Powder 2 ice cubes 1 medjool date, pitted 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice pinch of Himalayan …