Entries by Miranda Harrison

Cashew and Coconut Bliss Balls

Ingredients: 3/4 c cashews 1/4 c almonds 1/4 c coconut 1/4 c coconut oil (melted) 1 t vanilla essence 1 T warm water (optional) 1 T  natural maple syrup Grind of Himalayan rock salt Method: Blend almonds and cashews until well combined  Add remaining ingredients and blend well If need add more water until right […]

We are called Human BEINGS for a reason.

After coming back from South America- tramping twice the distance of Everest and spending time in the Andian Mountains, I had a lot of thinking time. A lot of time to slow down, to relax, to be present, and to just BE. I think we get caught up in our day to day life sometimes […]

Quinoa Porridge

1 1/2 cups Quinoa (Ceres Organic does a good quality product) 2 1/2 cups Almond Milk or Full fat milk  1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon  2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)  1 cup plain Greek-style yoghurt  Fresh berries or fruit of choice  1/4 chopped nuts (optional) METHOD Place the quinoa in a medium saucepan with almond milk, cinnamon, […]

Injuries and how to stay positive

Hopping on the Injury Roller Coaster… Again. Physical activity is kind of like a best friend, and one that we never really appreciate until there are barriers that stop us from doing even just the simplest of things. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always had copious amounts of energy – hence my mother’s […]

Dilans Journey to Mens Physique Success

Competing in a Men’s physique show (body building) had been in the back of my mind for years as I have always enjoyed my weight training, no matter what I was training for, however I always thought I wouldn’t be big enough to stand a chance against others competing who were around the same age […]

How morning routines can make you more successful

A morning routine can set you up for the day- increase energy levels, increase productivity and creativity, increased confidence and clarity, and an increased feeling of calm and control. I have experienced times when I have had morning routines and times when not- and the difference to my day is incredible. It takes some practice […]

Feijoa and Chocolate Protein Shake

Ingredients: 4 Feijoas 1/2c coconut water 1/2c milk 2 T chocolate protein powder (I use 180 as it also contains seeds and nuts to increase nutrient content) 1 t vanilla essence 2 T natural peanut butter Can add 1/2 banana to make it more filling. Whizz all ingredients together- enjoy! This high protein shake is […]

Failure……. and why it is freaken awesome

Last week I completed my first multi-sport event- The Wild Kiwi, based at Whangarei Heads.  The Wild Kiwi consisted of a 12 km kayak, 25 km mountain bike and a 17 km run (over some very steep terrain). This event kicked my arse. Arrogance: Being a Personal Trainer and having competed half marathons and some […]

Chocolate Almond Clusters

Ingredients 3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted 2 cups shredded coconut, toasted Raw chocolate 1 cup Extra virgin coconut oil, melted ⅓ cup cacao powder 3 tablespoons of sweetener such as maple, coconut or rice malt syrup- you can adjust the sweetness to your taste Method Toast your almonds and coconut. Line a baking tray with tin […]

Red but secretly Green Smoothie

Ingredients: 1/2 cup milk 1/2 banana (can be frozen) 1/2 cup raspberries 10 cashews 1/4 cup chia seeds (soaked in milk for 5 min prior) 4 fresh spinach leaves 8 mint leaves 1/2c water or coconut water Blend first 4 ingredients in a blender until smooth Add remaining ingredients and blend on high until well blended. Depending on […]