po-ten-cy review

I arranged to meet Zoe, the super talented girl boss (who's an absolute babe) behind PO-TEN-CY, after reaching out on Instagram and she agreed to bring along some samples of her yummy food (I love my life) to try out. We got talking and getting to know each other, and I thought I would let you hear straight from her, since I think its important to bridge the gap between our food and where/who it comes from.

"Following a lifelong love of food having been born into a family of restaurateurs, my interest in holistic nutrition began when my son was born. I quickly noticed that what I was eating had a profound effect on my son’s digestion whilst we were breastfeeding. Food (and plenty of love) soon became my main focus on giving him the best start in life.

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Super Easy Tahini Cashew Granola Recipe

This tahini cashew granola is crunchy, savoury & sweet which makes it so moreish. It goes perfectly with yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt my fave!) or with milk, sprinkled on porridge and smoothie bowls, or as a standalone *I deserve some RESPEK* snack. It definitely deserves a spot in your kitchen pantry coz this should be a household staple!

And oh my garsh, let’s not even talk about the smell of the kitchen when this batch of granola comes out of the oven. It’s just insane. And if you eat it while it’s still warm, you will just die and go to heaven. Set your house in order.

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Homemade Shea Body Butter Recipe

What started out as a last resort solution to try and cure my 2 older children’s eczema, ended up being the best treatment. You see, I had gone to see our family’s general practitioner several times about it, and was prescribed medicinal lotions to treat them each time. It helped with their dry skin a bit, but they still continued itching bless them. This mama bear was NOT happy.

So I made my first batch of this homemade shea body butter since I heard about its moisturising properties, and as soon as I applied it on their skin, their symptoms vanished - OVERNIGHT. No word of a lie. I could not believe it! Ditching the store bought body moisturisers was a no brainer.

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3 Fast And Effective Sore Throat And Tonsillitis Remedies

There is nothing more annoying than getting that tickly itch at the back of your throat to keep you up all night, only for it to develop into a full-on sore throat the next morning.

I had tonsilitis over the summer (tragic), and Lawd knows it wasn’t because of the cold. I figured it was because I was exerting my body and wasn’t resting enough, and I know that because I can count on one hand how many times I’ve had tonsillitis in my life. It was my body’s way of telling me if you don’t slow down, Imma shut you down woman!  

Ultimately the best remedy is to prevent illness in the first place

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Green Lentils and Coconut Curry Recipe

I have come to like the stillness of winter, where all the summer agendas and Christmas festivities are over. As an introvert, I cherish the quiet, me time. It's when I'm most creative. Plus, nothing beats coming home from a frosty walk (that sounds too romantic doesn't it? More like back home from work or the school run) and settling in with a nice hot cuppa or a warm bowl of comfort food. Let's just stop here for a min with the comfort food! Give me ALL the pies, crumbles, soups, stews and curries. Yas. Lord. So in honour of winter, I decided to make one of my favourite comfort foods; green lentils and coconut curry.

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Rude Health Almond Drink Review

I could not think of a better product to kick off my reviews than this drink which is a staple in my house.

Ladies I present to you...Rude Health Almond Drink.

I can't recommend this drink enough! This is coming from someone who is lactose-intolerant (which I just found out in 2016), so having a milk alternative that I don't have to make myself everyday/week is such a breath of fresh air. I NEED it to live. The End.

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5 Reasons That Make Eating Healthy Seem Hard

I had a friend of mine that offered to help babysit my children for the summer, fo freee! *fist pump* We’d always end up hangin’ out in our kitchen for lunch, and whenever I offered her a choice of drinks I noticed that she would only take water.

One day I decided to asked her why, and she began to explain that she was trying to clear her skin as she was having trouble with acne. So I advised her to try and cut out certain foods from her diet

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Peanut Butter And Banana Overnight Oats Recipe

So here is a favourite take of mine on overnight oats! This is so good, my husband is addicted, the kids love it and now my sister in law can’t get enough either.

The creaminess of the oats and sweet banana is perfectly blended with the savoury gooeyness of the peanut butter. The crunchiness of the seeds adds a contrasting texture that just turns this breakfast into a partaaay in your belly! It really feels like dessert for breakfast, and that is fine by me!

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Why Clean Eating Is The Real Deal

Clean eating in my opinion, is a diet that consists of eating foods in their most natural state, without heavy processing or the addition of preservatives, chemicals or pesticides. So this would mean eating a diet that consists of fresh organic food like fruit, vegetables & meat; foods that don’t come in packages (albeit not all packaged foods are bad for you, you should always check the ingredients for any added nasties). In other words, eat what your grandmama used to eat.

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