Why You Don’t Need Meal Replacement Shakes


In recent years, the popularity of quick fixes and pyramid schemes has skyrocketed. Companies are selling health in a bottle and innocent consumers are being sold a dream, rather than educated on the benefits of real food. Steph Lowe from The Natural Nutritionist, sets the record straight - you do not need meal replacement shakes.

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Nutrition, Health, Wellness, Diet, Food, Recipe, Ingredients, Body, Weight Loss

Why You Need More Raw Food In Your Life


I am a nerd. Big time. There I said it. But here's why: I like to read nutrition textbooks in my free time. And while I was studying for my finals I read something that gave me one of those 'Duhh' moments. I have been following a way of eating that intuitively made sense to me (my diet is very high in raw foods, especially during the summertime), and reading this passage confirmed my intuition.

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Raw, Health, Wellness, Nutrition, Food, Diet

Chewy Pecan Brownie


We have always loved a vegan brownie, and this is definitely one of our most popular raw treats. The natural chewy sweetness delivered by the dates coupled with the dense texture from the nut gives this brownie its special flavour, and gives you this nutrient-dense dessert that doesn’t leave you with a nasty sugar high.

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Health, Wellness, Nutrition, Recipe, Healthy, Kitchen, Chocolate, Raw, Inspire,

Lemon Blackberry Cheesecake


This recipe for a vegan Lemon Blackberry Cashew cheesecake was inspired by my affinity for all things lemon, and the idea that all desserts don't have to be heavy.. But they can be light, rich, nutrient dense, and colorful all at the same time! If you're looking for a recipe thats both effortless and impressive, this vegan cashew cheesecake will be your go to recipe for years to come..

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Recipe, Health, Vegan, Wellness, Food, Nutrition, Dessert, Kitchen

Chocolate Lavender Chia Pudding


Chocolate and lavender truffles are one of my favorite desserts. The light floral sweetness of the lavender complements the rich dark chocolate so beautifully that I wondered why the flavor profile was so often limited to after-dinner noshes. This Chocolate Lavender Chia pudding recipe brings the decadence of dessert to breakfast – it’s so rich and creamy that it’s insane that is passes as a morning food, but it does – it’s refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free and packed with Omega-3s, protein and fiber.

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Health, Wellness, Nutrition, Recipe, Chocolate, Healthy, Inspire, Create

Chunky Guacamole


Avocados are so versatile and one of our all time favourites here at YZL HQ!! They are such a super food, naturally nutrient dense and full of amazing health benefits. Low in saturated fat, high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and did we mention also a great source of fibre? What's not to love!! Today, the lovely Jess from the Lookbook Cookbook shares with us her super easy (and so delicious that you'll want to make x5 batches!) chunky guacamole recipe.

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Health, Nutrition, Diet, Raw, Organic, Vegetable, Guacamole, Recipe, Wellness, Food

Interview with...Susie Burrell


Susie Burrell is one of Australia's leading dieticians and so we were thrilled to have 10 minutes to sit down with Susie and have a chat about all things diet, nutrition and health!

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Health, Wellness, Diet, Dietician, Food, Nutrition, Interview, Inspire

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