Everyones breastfeeding journey is different, it always takes a few days or a week for your milk to come in after giving birth. I never felt as though I made enough to exclusively breastfeed Vivienne and I was desperately wanting to find ways to up my supply. These lactation cookies not only taste ah-mazing but they really worked a treat. Both my sisters and myself used this recipe all with great results. Key ingredients are flaxseed meal, brewers yeast and oats, which all aid in the production of breastmilk. These little cookies are the perfect snack to keep away those tummy grumbles (feeding makes you SO hungry!) and up your supply! Win, win! Continue reading
For those of you who know us well this won’t be new to you but we are so excited to announce that our little family will be growing by one in late October.
Cameron and I have been talking about children since before we got married, it was always something on cards and in our not too distant future. We thought, like a lot of couples, that it would happen pretty quickly. I’m only in my late 20’s, we’re both fit and healthy.. but it took us over a year to conceive this little girl. Continue reading
OK, so I have been playing with the idea of getting into Yoga more and more lately, I’ve been swamped with work, uni studies and just struggling to find the right outlet here in Cambodia. I know a lot of expat wives will be able to relate to how tough it can be to find your niche in a new city over and over again. I stumbled across this YouTube channel and really love how easy Adriene makes Yoga, all from the comfort of your own living room. She has over a million (A MILLION!) subscribers and after you try a few of her videos you’ll know why.
Here is one of my favourite sequences. It only take about half an hour to really rejuvenate and reconnect with your body. I’ve noticed such an improvement in my state of mind and it is really helping to lean out my body… (I’ve been enjoying a few too many caramel latte’s and chocolate brownies lately!)
We have recently been spending loads of downtime here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. There isn’t much to see that isn’t referenced back to the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge but if you wander enough there are still sparks of hope in the eyes of the people. This visual diary takes us from one of the Buddhist temples in the heart of the city across the Mekong to the River People and back again. Continue reading
There is nothing better than cooling down with an ice block after you’ve been out and about in the heat (that is constantly here in our part of Asia..). Here is one our favourite recipes, perfect frozen on a stick as a popsicle or in an ice cube tray to be blended up as the base for a smoothie bowl.
– 400 ml of Coconut Milk (or water if you want a harder freeze)
– 1 punnet of Strawberries (less or more depending on your taste)
– 2 whole ripe Bananas
– 2 tablespoons of organic Ginger and Coconut sugar mix (available in most health stores)
– Add Coconut Milk, Strawberries, Bananas and Ginger Coconut mix to your blender. We use a Ninja purely for convenience. This is also great as a regular smoothie drink if you have teeth that are sensitive to frozen foods, if this is something you want to do we recommend adding a small handful of ice just to cool the temperature down.
– Blend away!
– Pour liquid into ice cube tray or into a deeper dish and add popsicle sticks.
– Freeze and Enjoy!
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