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Chia breakfast bowl
04 Apr 2018

Chia breakfast bowl

Chia mixture 2 small bananas, chopped into small pieces 4 Tbsp Superfoods Chia Seeds (https://www.rawlicious.co.za/subcategory/super_chia) 1 – 1,5 cups milk or milk substitute (almond/coconut/hemp/oat/rice) 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 Tbsp Buttanutt nutbutter (https://www.buttanutt.co.za) Toppings 2 Tbsp Superfoods Berry Mix (https://www.rawlicious.co.za/item/berry_burst_200g_organic) 20g Superfoods Cacao Nibs (https://www.rawlicious.co.za/subcategory/cacao_nibs) 2 Tbsp nuts of your choice 1 fruit to decorate (Apple/Peach/Pear etc) Mash bananas in...

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Choc boost nut-butter smoothie
03 Apr 2018

Choc boost nut-butter smoothie

Ingredients 1 Frozen banana 1 Tbsp Choc boost supershake (https://www.rawlicious.co.za/subcategory/super_shakes) 1 Tbsp Buttanutt (https://www.buttanutt.co.za) Half a cup Hempseeds 1 & a half cups of water      Optional: Coconut nectar or honey to sweeten Blend together in high speed blender and enjoy!


Green Superfood Smoothie Bowl
02 Apr 2018

Green Superfood Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie ingredients: 1/4 ripe avocado 2 medium-sixed ripe bananas, sliced and pre-frozen 2 large handfuls spinach 1 smaal handful kale 1 cup yoghurt (Vegan version: https://minimalistbaker.com/easy-2-ingredient-coconut-yogurt/). You can buy the probiotics here: https://www.faithful-to-nature.co.za/health/supplements-vitamins/prebiotics-probiotics/the-real-thing-pro-probiotic-vegicaps-single-unit-30-caps). 2 tbsp Buttanutt nutbutter Topping options: Fresh berries or Superfoods Berry Mix (https://www.rawlicious.co.za/item/berry_burst_200g_organic) Superfoods cacao nibs (https://www.rawlicious.co.za/subcategory/cacao_nibs) Chopped nuts Pumpkin seeds Sunflower seeds Place all the smoothie ingredients in a blender until creamy and...

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Overcoming challenges. Leaving a legacy
12 Feb 2018

Overcoming challenges. Leaving a legacy

We all know that some days the sun shines and life is honkey dorey. But then there also those days where we feel lost and have no idea how to move forward, when the challenge we face just seem too much. Even when times are tough, I am so blessed to always have friends & followers helping to hang on in the good and bad...

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Injured: a journey into the unknown..
05 Feb 2018

Injured: a journey into the unknown..

It has taken me a while, in fact, a very long while to write this post for various reasons. You see, I have been a professional or semi-professional trail runner since 2012 and have been running off-road since 2009. In this time, I have not been injured or had to take time off running (I usually force myself to take time off at the end...

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Happy rusk recipe
13 Dec 2017

Happy rusk recipe

HEALTHY SUGAR-FREE, GLUTEN FREE, LOW CARB RUSKS PERFECT WITH EARLY MORNING COFFEES OR TEATIME NGREDIENTS 1 Cup of Almond Flour 1 Cup of Desiccated Coconut 1 Cup of Ground Flax Seeds 2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds 1/4 Cup of Pumpkin Seeds 1/4 Cup of Sunflower Seeds 2 Tablespoons of Poppy Seeds 1 Cup of Buttermilk 125g of Butter (Melted) 1/4 Cup of Goji Berries 1/4 Cup...

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Your first ULTRA?
29 Nov 2017

Your first ULTRA?

Running your first Ultra?? Last year I crossed the finish line of the Ultra Trail Cape Town, elated to have reached my goal and as the first woman across the line. Below you will find some guidelines that could help you to reach your goal of finishing your first ultra trail! Go to bed early on Thursday night (Two nights before race day is your most...

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Grand Raid Pyranees – Tour of the Lakes
29 Aug 2017

Grand Raid Pyranees – Tour of the Lakes

This past weekend Christiaan & I run the Grand Raid Pyranees Marathon (better known as the Tour du Neouvielle: http://www.grandraidpyrenees.com) in preparation of our upcoming Spanish races; the Riano 3day stage race  (8-10 Sept: http://www.rianotrail.run) and the Ultra Piranieu (24 Sept). It was quite ideal as it was only a 2.5 hour drive from our friends’ apartment in Broto (Ordesa National Park) where we were...

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Whale of a time at Whale of Trail
02 Aug 2017

Whale of a time at Whale of Trail

This past weekend I was one of 130 fortunate folks to “trailrun” one of South Africa’s iconic five day hiking trails, the Whale Trail, offered by Merrell and the Mountain Runner Team as a 53km run over “spectacular mountain fynbos, technical rocky ridgelines, sandy beach stretches and endless, mind blowing, beautiful vistas.” Although the Whale Trail has been on my bucket list since the 1st...

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Allow or choose – the choice is yours!
28 Jun 2017

Allow or choose – the choice is yours!

I had it all mapped out in my head… Christiaan quit his day job so that we could live our dream of working from anywhere in the world, travel together to international races (where before I was mostly by myself) and train in Chamonix for our first major international race, the Mont Blanc 80km 3 weeks before the race. I am sure its easy to...

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