I love the growing “eat your veggies” movement. It’s healthy, cheap and good for the old face (Or, for a younger looking face).
From cold press to green blast, the juicing movement has taken off. The growing saturation of raw veggetables in newspapers, vlogs and just about every Instagram and celebrity endorsement is awash with one message – Drink up your veggies and tell everybody about it!

But did you know that some vegetables are better cooked? Cruciferous vegetables such as brocoli and cauliflower are made more digestible when cooked, and tomatoes (While not technically a vegetable) are nutritionally enhanced with a little heat, and don’t get me started about lutein from steamed spinach.

Like soaking nuts and seeds, cooking can in certain cases, eliminate anti-nutrients which bind minerals and weaken nutrient absorption making the vegetable you’re eating a whole lot more nourishing.

So remember, while juicing is a fantastic way to increase your vitamin intake. It’s not the only way. Nor is it always the best way.



Green as a Coconut, Spinach, Chocolate Smoothie

Love this recipe

The Hungry Artist

So this is only day 2 of my weaning myself off of caffeine, and I feel like this:

All I want to do is sleep.  Which probably means I am sleep deprived.  Which is why I decided to stop drinking coffee in the first place.  I have been struggling with insomnia and stress, and hopefully this will help with that.  Unfortunately, I have a lot of work to do, and my daily coffee seemed to help make me so much more productive!  Have any of you dealt with this issue?  Any advice or tips you can give?

In the meantime, I’m still trying to keep a healthy lifestyle.  I’m still drinking my smoothies.  Jamie too.  Remember this one?  It’s his favorite Chocolate Banana Smoothie (with Secret Ingredient).

These days, I drink one daily and it’s a riff on Jamie’s Chocolate Banana Smoothie and my Strawberry Bliss Smoothie.

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Non Fat Yoghurt, Sugar and why No Fat is Silly

I was reading the health section of the newspaper today and was a little disappointed with what I read. So what had me in such a tizzy?
Health tips advocating eating low fat dairy for weight maintenance, that’s what. Okay guys, now I don’t won’t to jump on my highorse, especially since I’m more of an almond milk kinda girl, but I feel like being a little preachy but in a nice way. So I will just say this…

Choosing low fat yoghurt which has been sweetened with tons of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, corn starch and who knows what else plus no active cultures is ridiculous and is by no means, clean eating. Fats are good. The right fats of course but I will leave that for another post.

Okay, rant over.



Couldn’t have said it better myself

Couldnt have said it better myselfExpand your comfort zone, do something that stretches you a little more everyday. “Take a risk a day- one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it. Even if it doesn’t work out the way you wanted it to, at least you’ve tried. You didn’t sit back…..powerless.”

– Feel the fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers

Picture of me in Sri Lanka


Soul Kandy is back… After a short hiatus

Hi Guys,

I thought I would answer a few questions about myself.


Tell me a bit about yourself?
I live in the beautiful Sydney, Australia.
I work as a model, writer and health coach. My passion is health and nutrition but I believe true health is more than just the food you eat but a mindset too. That’s why I take time to read, listen to music, go to drama classes and volunteer with various charities.

Have you always been passionate about wellness?
I have always been passionate about helping people and health/nutrition is such a passion of mine that it was just a natural transition. I love to share what I know with others.

What would you say to other girls aspiring to do what you do?
Feel the fear and do it anyway. Its okay to be scared but don’t let that hold you back.

Speak to as many people in the industry as you can. Read, connect and embody your passions.

Do you have a favourite beauty tip?
Jojoba oil and sunscreen. Simple, cheap and effective.

How do you stay healthy?
Eating wholefoods, staying away from diet foods and laughing. Really, its hard to feel down when you’re laughing.

How do you keep up a good attitude?
Other peoples success makes me happy as does my own. Bitterness is negativity.
I also think grounding yourself promotes a good attitude.

What health tip do you try to follow?
Eat wholesome home cooked meals.

What quote or affirmation most inspires you?
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
― Leo Buscaglia

And because I’m a total YouTube fan. Here is one of my favourite feel good song..


Healthy habits for your best weight ever


We all know that somebody whom seemingly stumbled upon the holy grail of weight loss. 
Floating on a cloud of weightlessness, they divulge to us the effortless details of their amazing transformation.
“No this and no that. Forget every diet because this new one will work, It really will”.

A Google search and a shopping trip later and you’re good to go. Ready to join the privileged set of weight-shifters looking downwardly on the strugglers wrestling the has-been diet of grapefruit and cayenne pepper.

I’m not going to lie to you and say that you won’t receive results with a new diet. That being said, sustaining long term weight-loss on a restrictive diet does not work. We’re just not wired like that.


So rather than diet for weight loss. Reconfigure your habits.

  • Portion size
    FAST TIP – Try eating from a smaller plate
  • Eat breakfast
    FAST TIP – Can’t stomach breakfast. Start with something small like a glass of Coconut Milk and slowly build up.
  • Eat slowly
    FAST TIP – Sit down and focus on eating. Don’t multitask and you will find yourself naturally slow down.
  • Don’t deprive
    FAST TIP – I find deprivation leads to gauging so just try to keep it balanced.
  • Eat Fibre
    FAST TIP – Try psyllium husk
  • Cut back on alcohol
    FAST TIP – Drink water in between drinks on a night out to cut down.
  • Protein
    FAST TIP – Try and have a little protein at every meal.
  • Choose low GI carbs
    FAST TIP – Try Quinoa
  • Fill up on water
    FAST TIP – Try adding lemon for flavour
  • Exercise
    FAST TIP – Everything counts so try to build some form of exercise into each day no matter how small it is.Being healthy is far more important than being a specific size. Not to mention, positive lifestyle choices make you healthy from the inside out. Making you glow with health a feature no deprivation diet will ever do. Our bodies thrive on a wide variety of nutrients. To focus on a healthy lifestyle is to focus on a better you. 
    I guarantee you will see an improvement in your exterior too.