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Live & Love A Healthy Life 🇦🇺  We only have one life, live it! We only have one body, cherish and nourish it! Be healthy, physically and mentally - so, why are you so busy🤔?

Salad Bowl of brown rice, roast pumpkin, pepita, barberry, crispy edamame, almonds, kale, cucumelons, candy stripe beetroot, medjool dates and mint leaves. "I have learned that angels are not any extraordinary beings with wings and a halo. They are ordinary people living ordinary lives. But they have special qualities that touch our hearts and souls in special ways. They are truly our best friends." Another one of Aarti Khurana's beautiful quotes. I believe there really are angels on earth. Normal people who do outstanding or remarkable things such as fire fighters, researchers, scientists, soldiers, police officers or teachers. People who try to make life better; some who may even risk their lives for the greater good. Our lives will not be what they are had there not be these beautiful people, thank you 🙏🙏🙏. 25th April, Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War 1. Nowadays, it's a day to commemorate the lives of all those from Australian and New Zealand lost in all military and peacekeeping operations. I believe every life is precious and every person is traumatised after being in wars or conflicts. Families and friends of lost ones or war veterans who survived, they all suffer. So on this day, I hope and pray for peace. Not just for Australia and New Zealand, but for every nation. I hope you'll join me.

A very special thank you to Shaliza @nalos_glutenfree_sugarfree for her special feature. Thank you to all who visit and support my posts. I do read all comments, just need more time to reply wholeheartedly. An extremely sore right wrist isn't helping either. You're all angels in your very special ways. Lots of love and hugs XOXO ❤️
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #salad #saladporn #green #greens #colours #eathealthy #eatforhealth #eattherainbow #raw #rawyourmeal #fitness #fitnessnutrition #fitspo #fitfam #healyourself #healyourgut #foodasmedicine #ahealthynut #love #lovevegan #veganheroes #glutenfree #behealthy #behealthybehappy #foodforthought #instamood #peace #sharethelove

Kale, Avocado & Cantaloupe Power Smoothie Bowl "I have learned that a woman is beautiful just the way she believes she is. She is whatever she truly believes in her heart. She can choose to live her life just the way she wants. She can choose to stay single or in a relationship. As long as a woman knows what she wants and gives her best to situations that need attention in her life, she is AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL to herself and others around her." Aarti Khurana wrote this. A lovely message to all women and a reminder to men with women in their lives. True beauty is more than a pretty face or a sexy body. Those are not everlasting. True beauty comes from the heart and mind, it illuminates from the soul. "True beauty radiates not from outer cosmetics, but from the simple joy of making a difference to those that need your voice, passion and time without expecting or wanting anything in return - Deborah Barnes." Green smoothie has kale, avocado, soaked chia, walnuts, @pranaon Multi Force powder, lemon and @naturalrawc coconut water. Swirls are made by combining Coyo with @matcha.blue matcha, @just_blends pitaya powder and turmeric.Top with sunflower seeds, puffed quinoa, persimmon and lots of 💗. I'm tagging all women, you're all beautiful. This is your crown. Wear it with confidence, a big smile and #sharethelove . Special hello to my dear M🐙N @singh.monisha for always brightening our lives with love and positivity. Lots of love and hugs XOXO ❤️
#smoothie #smoothiebowl #themsmoothiebowls #breakfast #plantbased #plants4food #pranaon #pranaontribe #fitness #fitnessnutrition #fitspo #raw #rawyourmeal #lovevegan #eatwell #eatclean #eathealthy #eatforhealth #eattherainbow #foodasmedicine #healyourself #healyourgut #ahealthynut #behealthybehappy #beautiful #crown #foodforthought #love

Appreciation Platter for Beautiful People such as Justine @pastryandtravel , Luz @whatsonmyplate_luz
Gwen @whatsreallyinyourfoodcle Steph @just_blends "I have learned that excellence is a journey, perfection is a destination. Effectiveness is quality, efficiency is achieving quantity utilising least time and resources." The pursuit of excellence is very different to the pursuit of perfection. One is all about doing our very best whereas the other, being the absolute best or being completely right. Google excellence versus perfection and you'll get a lot of links. My favourite article is found at www.excelatlife.com where you find 10 differences. So, are you a perfectionist or a pursuer of excellence? Do you value yourself for what you do or who you are? Are you devastated by criticism or will not start the journey for fear of failure? Or do you value criticism and learn from them, accept failure as an outcome knowing that you'd done your hardest? These are questions only you could answer. My belief is it's better to strive for excellence because excellence is effectiveness plus efficiency. "Pursuing excellence... unlike perfectionism.. does not demand a sacrifice of self-esteem as it tends to focus on the process of achievement rather than the outcome." Justine, Luz, Gwen and Steph are some of those exhibiting excellence through and through. Thank you for your beautiful dedications and blessing me with your support and encouragements. Most importantly, thank you all for the love and light, I am forever grateful 🙏🙏🙏. If only I could tag everyone. Love and hugs XOXO ❤️❤️❤️
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Raw Cacao Protein Smoothie with Raspberry & Green Apple "I have learned that excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." This is an extension of Aristotle's quote posted on February 3rd. Excellence is defined as a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. To me, it means doing my very best in everything I do, living to my highest potential and living my best life. It's about not accepting near enough as good enough or a mediocre "that will do attitude". Excellence is about doing little things well and beyond good, paying attention to details and constantly challenging our limits in thoughts or behaviours. We all have unlimited potential and it's up to us to unlock those potentials through conscious efforts. The pursue of excellence is not an act seeking recognitions or accolades, it's a continuous strive, a never ending journey of focused efforts and commitment to doing our very best. It's not about perfection, but then we'll explore that on a another day.
Today is Good Friday. It's a good day to throw out all our limiting beliefs and habits. A great day to start exploring and stretching our potentials, and be the best we could ever be.

I'm never a fan of Easter Eggs, this smoothie is my chocolate treat. It's made with frozen bananas, soaked organic chia seeds, flaxseed & walnuts in homemade almond milk, peanut butter, @powersuperfoods raw cacao, maca, @pranaon Himalayan Salted Caramel protein powder, pea protein and medjool dates. Top with puffed quinoa, barberry, pepita, pistachio, raspberry, green apple and edible flowers. Special hello to @nalos_healthy_nomnoms , hope your #nalosfoodartparty is going well. Happy Easter to all, may your days be filled with great health, love, happiness, laughters and excellence. Lots of love and hugs XOXO ❤️
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Beetroot & Blackberry Smoothie with Cashew Cream Swirls "I have learned that living this life has taught me no matter how many times my love was not returned, I still have a lot to give to others and myself." A beautiful quote by Dodinsky @dodinsky author of the NY Times bestselling book "In The Garden Of Thoughts". Love, compassion and kindness are endless. The more we give of these, the more we will have of them. Every act, regardless of size, blesses the receiver and most importantly, the giver. So, please spread them out, share around genuinely and generously without any expectations, make this world a better place for all. Bear in mind these words by Dr. Debasish Mridha "I have three powers to win the world: my omnipotent love, my omnipresent kindness and my omniscient compassion"

This smoothie has raw beetroot, blackberry, soaked chia, oats, lemon, @pranaon power plant protein, @kakaduplumco kakadu plum powder, maca, baobab and @naturalrawc coconut water. Top with cashew cream swirls coloured with @just_blends pitaya and @kenkotea matcha powder, puffed quinoa, pepita, pecan, edible flowers and chocolate mint leaves.
Last but not least, heartfelt gratitude and love to Zuzu @naturallyzuzu for putting me together with beautiful souls @plantifullybased @samanthahadadi @creativekitchening in her #inspiredbyzuzu #sharethelove feature and to @matcha.blue @matcha.red @match.pink for reposting my pumpkin & papaya bowl. Lots of love and hugs XOXO ❤️
#smoothie #smoothiebowl #themsmoothiebowls #breakfast #plantbased #plants4food #pranaon #pranaontribe #fitness #fitnessnutrition #fitspo #raw #rawyourmeal #lovevegan #eatwell #eatclean #eathealthy #eatforhealth #eattherainbow #foodasmedicine #healyourself #healyourgut #heart #ahealthynut #behealthybehappy #foodforthought #love

Red Raspberry Smoothie Jar for Antje @goodfood.sports.happyfamily #goodfood10kparty on World Health Day "I have learned that you can't have a good day with bad attitude and a bad day with good attitude." Attitude is this little thing that makes a huge difference to everything we do. We cannot change a lot of things; our circumstances, our surroundings or our genes. But ultimately, if we could change our attitude, we could control our destinies to a large extent. Just like the reasons we say no to certain foods unhealthy to our bodies, we must say no to negative attitudes unhealthy to our lives. The choice is ours to make, make it a great one. And I choose to bring this jar to Antje's party. I'm one really boring person who normally do not party but am doing so in support of a beautiful lady. Antje has jars with ❤️, I'm using 🌟 instead because she is one bright star to me. Antje is so inspirational and her daughter Jona @cities_and_food is "a chip off the old block". That's positivity through and through. I guess awesomeness runs in the family.
Special hello to Zuzu @naturallyzuzu who made something similar for Antje too. A case of "Great minds think alike" or "Fools neither differ"? Anyway, it's my greatest pleasure to be in the company of these beautiful souls. Together, we can make a difference, to create and promote healthy bodies and healthy minds. I'm going to finish by borrowing a quote from the Bible "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit saps one's strength" Proverbs 17:22. Always remember - attitudes are contagious, make yours great and infect others with it. Happy World Health Day, happy every day! Love and Hugs XOXO ❤️❤️❤️
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Purple Cabbage & Kale Protein Smoothies for sharing "I have learned that the greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful all the time." This is a quote by Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar, first and foremost, an exceptional salesman who later became a motivational speaker and an author. He inspired millions with his quotes and messages of positivity and personal achievement. My absolute favourite quote of his "It's your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude", is one that I've embraced for a very long time. And one of the best positive attitudes to have is to be grateful. Gratitude means thankfulness, appreciation for everything, be it for whatever we have or don't have, counting our blessings and shifting our focus from what's lacking to the abundance already present. I don't have a huge number of followers yet I'm so blessed to have many who became true friends, showering me with their constant love and support. I can't go onto IG much nowadays because looking at screens make my eyesight go blurry yet I'm so happy to go on occasionally, grateful for the tiny window to connect and the opportunity to show off my creations. Apologies though for not visiting and liking posts as often as I could. Don't rely on others to make ourselves happy, we will end up feeling lonely. Find happiness within ourselves, not in materialistic objects or make believe numbers. Remember that happiness will not come to us, it could only come from us. Always remind ourselves "No matter how good or bad we have it, wake up each day thankful for our lives. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs". Thank you for visiting, thank you for reading. Lots of love and hugs XOXO ❤️
#smoothie #smoothies #smoothieaddict #purple #lovevegan #pranaon #pranaontribe #fitness #fitnessnutrition #fitspo #plantbased #eatmoreplants #eathealthy #eatclean #eatforhealth #eattherainbow #healyourself #healyourgut #foodasmedicine #ahealthynut #behealthybehappy #love #positivethinking #gratitude #love #foodforthought #instafood #instamood

Spinach Smoothie with Fruit Balls "I have learned that when the pain of staying is greater than the pain of leaving, it's time to let go." This time last year, I had a lot of questions. I was asking myself whether it's the right decision to leave my job; a well paid job I love and have been doing for many many years. I was a restaurant manager and a pretty good one too, allowing myself to brag for once 😊. Yet over the years, the results of working with people without visions, accountabilities and responsibilities had taken a lot out of me. I was diagnosed with dermatographism years ago, a condition loosely translates to "writing on the skin". My skin was breaking out in welts and hives. It felt like electrical sparks and mostly like I was badly bitten by mosquitoes. My specialist told me my body was producing way too much histamine, most likely due to stress. He said to continue taking Zyrtec (up to 4 per day), an antihistamine I've been taking to ease the itch; case closed, nothing further could be done. Things were constantly going wrong at work because the other senior manager wasn't performing. I gave myself a new job title "The Fixer". I was always running around, it took a toil on my legs. There were days my customers were telling me, I was limping. Then, it's the sleepless nights I kept thinking about work. I had to turn on the TV and let all those late night infomercials lull me to sleep, mostly around 4am. I spoke to the owners 3 times about all those man-made problems. Their answers "He is getting old, help him and do as much as you could." I have always been helping him for as long as I could remember but it's getting worse. Staff were constantly swearing at him or leaving. Some don't even bother to turn up without prior notice. So, you see my reasons for leaving? My bags were packed then, I went overseas. A trip that ended up more than 7 months and to10 countries; I had to detox myself. Last night, a former customer saw me at work. She said that I'm looking so much happier. I know I am and the best parts are, I'm off Zyrtec after 15 years and I'm not limping. I still have late nights but my TV is not on. Today, I woke up with answers ❤️❤️❤️

Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Carrot & Papaya Protein Smoothie for beautiful people like Mon @singh.monisha , Sabine @taifunbee , Gudrun @foodiegudi , Crystal @crystalhughes , Abha @eatdancegooutdoors , Sergio @nutritio_matic ; just to name a few. "I have learned that beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and most importantly, a pretty soul." Many people place too much emphasis on external appearance or physical looks based on conventional beauty standards. Aesthetically, these will only last up to a certain time. On the contrary, inner beauty will go the distance. Inner beauty that governs our personality traits; attitudes and behaviours based on our emotional and spiritual qualities. Rumi's quote echoes the same sentiment "The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart" and Helen Keller's quote summarises it well: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart". This is my heartfelt smoothie bowl for all you beautiful people out there. You know who you are. Ingredients described above are raw. I've also added a whole peeled lemon, soaked chia seeds, @pranaon plant protein, @naturalrawc coconut water, and maca. Coyo swirls are coloured with @kenkotea matcha, @powersuperfoods macqui, @matcha.blue blue matcha and @just_blends pitaya powder. Top with Berberis or barberry, kiwiberries and puffed millet. Keep well, keep being awesome. Happy days always, love and hugs XOXO ❤️
#smoothie #smoothiebowl #themsmoothiebowls #breakfast #plantbased #plants4food #pranaon #pranaontribe #fitness #fitnessnutrition #fitspo #raw #rawyourmeal #lovevegan #eatwell #eatclean #eathealthy #eatforhealth #eattherainbow #foodasmedicine #healyourself #healyourgut #heart #ahealthynut #behealthybehappy #beautiful #foodforthought #love

Black & White Post of Chia Pudding with Smoothie Layers on National Chia Day for #flavourforall donate your plate campaign by @knorruk and @trusselltrust . "I have learned that love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive - Dalai Lama." This is another one of my favourite quotes. Our existence depends on love and compassion, we're all somehow interconnected and interdependent. No one could continue to live without these connections. Therefore, we must develop a genuine sense of responsibility and sincere consideration for the welfare of others. Ultimately, I believe everyone benefits.

I was tagged by Gwen @whatsreallyinyourfoodcle to post something in black and white for a great cause. Check them out, donations are accepted until 27.03.17. So please participate, show some love and compassion, and #donateyourplate .

March 23rd is #Nationalchiaday and I'm one day late with this jar in Australia 😉. Chia seeds are tiny seeds considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense food around. High in Omega 3s, antioxidants, minerals, fibres and complete protein, it could be added to any meals or beverages. It's always a staple in my smoothies. From bottom up, this jar has chia seeds soaked with @matcha.blue matcha in coconut water, green spinach, avocado and @pranaon protein smoothie, pink @just_blends smoothie, white coyo and homemade granola. I believe you could imagine the colours. Got to rest my eyes now, until the next post, lots of love and hugs XOXO ❤
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Acai Bowl with Coyo Swirls "I have learned that kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in giving creates love - Lao Tzu". Kindness is the ability to enrich the life of others while inadvertently enhancing ours. It may be shown in simple ways such as a smile, nice words or a helping hand. Choose to live a kindness lifestyle, it'll leave footprints on others. Start the new week with acts of kindness; be nice to others and certainly be nice to yourself. Say hello or good morning to people you pass by or simply smile at strangers. Practice kindness every day and you'll notice the difference it makes in your life. "Kindness is a language which the deaf could hear and the blind can see - Mark Twain". I'm being kind to myself by allowing myself to sleep in today. (Working long hours on weekends mean usually not getting into bed until way past midnight, last night it's around 2am.) Then, it's breakfast made with @amazoniaco acai pure frozen smoothie pack, purple cabbage, soaked chia seeds, @pranaon Multi Force powder, @kakaduplumco kakadu powder and coconut water. Top with honey dew melon hearts, Coyo swirls with @kenkotea matcha, @just_blends pitaya pink, lots of nuts and puffed quinoa. Are you looking after yourself, being kind to yourself? You should because there's only ONE YOU, 1 uniquely beautiful and awesome you. Happy M🐙Nday, happy every day. Lots of love and hugs XOXO ❤
#amazoniaco #shinebrighter #smoothie #smoothiebowl #themsmoothiebowls #breakfast #plantbased #plants4food #pranaon #pranaontribe #fitness #fitnessnutrition #fitspo #raw #rawyourmeal #rawnutrition #lovevegan #veganheroes #eatforhealth #eattherainbow #foodasmedicine #healyourself #healyourgut #f52grams #ahealthynut #behealthybehappy #thrivemags #foodforthought #love #kindness

Spinach, Moringa & Avocado Green Smoothie for Saint Patrick's Day. "I have learned that for every minute I'm angry, I lose 60 seconds of happiness." Anger is one of the most misunderstood feelings one could have. It may not necessarily disappear once unleashed; venting anger out either in words or actions doesn't make it easier to control. Anger usually feeds on itself, and could easily escalate in intensity when not properly managed. Repressed anger is worst. It'll consume us to the point where we could become bitter, resentful, unhappy, depressed, vengeful, aggressive, abusive or violent. Our psychological or emotional state may not respond to reasons or explanations then, we need professional help. Certain anger could be good, when they empower us to try and achieve something positive. Just remember that proper healthy release of anger doesn't involve anything destructive or the hurting of any being, ourselves included.
We must learn to recognise and understand our feelings, then deal with them appropriately. I am writing all these because something happened. I was cooking some mixed grains black rice porridge in the pressure cooker and decided to include some quinoa at the very last minute. That's a big mistake because when steam was escaping from the valve, all those quinoa "tails" escaped with it too. Blackish purple quinoa tails were all over the stove, bench and range hood. Then, while writing my caption for this post, everything got deleted and it happened again twice. Anyway, I ended up cleaning and rewriting, laughing at myself instead of getting angry. Hopefully, this will get post now. Lots of love and hugs XOXO ❤

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