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Danielle Shine

. Natural Foods Chef 👩🏼‍🍳 . BS(c) Nutritionist-in-training . Beauty Editor (@crazysexykris) 🦄 . Health Coach 🏃🏼‍♀️🧘🏼‍♀️ . NYC✨UK✨OZ (currently 🇺🇸)

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A little late to the party with this one, but I wanted to share it anyway because I'm so honored to be a part of the @mindbodygreen community 🥑 . When beautiful (inside n’ out) @lizmoody invited me to comment about the future of #food, it was a no-brainer: . we're going to keep increasing our intakes of plants because science is proving time and time again, they're one of the main elements that can mean a life lived happily and healthily, or not 💡 . If it has been awhile since you've cooked yourself a meal FILLED with plants (veggies), then go ahead my friend, get yo' gorgeous self back into that kitchen! . 👨🏻‍🍳👩🏿‍🍳👨‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳👨🏽‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳👨🏾‍🍳👩🏾‍🍳👨🏼‍🍳👩‍🍳👨🏻‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳👨🏿‍🍳 . Sure, you’ll save some money, but more importantly, if you stick to my preferred way of eating (at least 70% of the plate is filled with plants) you'll be super-charging your health too 👌🏻 . Because did you know that science keeps proving plants are the KEY to longevity? . I mean, Vitamin C alone -  the type found in food NOT supplementation - supports the rapid creation of new 'B’ and ‘T’cells 💥 . And you need as many of these things as you can my friend, because they help starve-off (and fight) cancer cells + other bacteria-filled cells that cause illnesses and disease inside your body ☠️ . MAGICAL 🙏🏻 . And that's just the tip of the iceberg! . For now, eat more plants, please x 🌱 at Los Angeles, California

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Happy Chocolate Day! . Here's a happy little healthy recipe to delight your taste buds & boost your healthy fat & soluble fibre intake 👌🏻 . Soluble fibre attracts water & turns to gel during digestion, slowing things down so you feel fuller for longer! 🙏🏻 . Fibre also bulks up your poo (a good thing!) AND helps to create essential vitamins in your gut which always = better health benefits & optimal pooping. . A chocolate snack with great health benefits AND optimal pooping? 🤓💩👌🏻 . It's a win-win-win-win my friend! . And don't even get me started on how great cacao powder is! . All I will say is: magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, iron, natural mood elevator, muscle relaxant + YUM! . Enjoy! 👍🏻 . Chocolate Beauty Balls . ➕160 grams avocado flesh . ➕2 tbsp cacao powder . ➕2 tso each: natural sweetener & vanilla extract . ➕1 cup oat flour . ➕Pinch sea salt . ➕1 block of your favourite  #organic soy-free, dairy-free, crap-free chocolate (I used a blend of @addictivewellness and @originchocolate) . ➕Handful of dried, shredded coconut, goji berries or hemp seeds to top . YOU DO: . ➖Line a glass dish or tray with baking paper. . ➖Add all ingredients in a high speed food processor. Blitz until totally combined. . ➖Taste to ensure you're happy with flavour, this is where you can adjust sweetener - add a little more if you like. . ➖Pinch whatever amount you like and roll into balls. If way too soft, you may need to add a little more flour - this all depends upon the softness of your flour, especially if you sub quinoa or teff instead of oats. . ➖Place on lined tray and pop into the freezer or fridge for at least 30 minutes. . ➖Once nice n' firm, melt your chocolate bar in a small pan on the stove. . ➖Dip each ball to coat, sprinkle a little dried coconut, goji or hemp seeds over the top, then place back in the fridge to set, leave for at least 40 minutes. . 👩🏼‍🍳Eat and enjoy! And store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer (if they last that long!) at Los Angeles, California

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Happy 4th of July my friend ❤️ . I just whipped up this yummy, health-supportive mango salsa (recipe below) to celebrate this special day with some special people in my life, @benjaminshinestudio and my brothers-from-another-mother @jordanandzac 💫 . Regardless of our Aussie nationality, we're livin' it up in the USA with good food, great conversation & BUCKETLOADS of appreciation life & the people in it who fuel us with love & the courage to live it 💪🏻 . It's hard to believe just 4 years ago I was laying in a hospital bed feeling so low, so lost... If you're in a place you'd rather not be right now, take inspiration from the following words: . "...all men are created equal...they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" . These words were taken from THE actual Declaration of Independence!🇺🇸 . To me, they simply say: YOU CAN. . If you don't already believe this, I urge you to start telling, start believing YOU. CAN. . Act it out, speak it into existence - change the way you look at life & the way you behave if things need a little tweaking in your day to day existence. . Because you are one of the luckiest people my friend, you are ALIVE with choices - YOU are in charge of your happiness 💥 . As well as what you put into your body, so start with this yummy real-food snack: . MAGICAL MANGO SALSA . ➕1 whole large mango, diced . ➕1 medium brown or red onion, diced . ➕1 bunch fresh: coriander/parsley or mint . ➕Juice of one whole lemon and one whole lime . ➕1/2 large jicama, diced . ➕1 whole red bell pepper 'capsicum' . ➕1 small jalapeno pepper . ➕Pinch of sea salt (celtic works well but if you have a low thyroid, use iodised). IF you have about high blood pressure: biz the salt & use garlic instead. . ➕Pinch of red chilli flakes . ➕Pinch of turmeric . ➕Pinch of black pepper . YOU DO . ➖Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. . ➖Serve as a side with lunch, dinner or even as a snack with some organic corn chips or seed crackers 👌🏻👍🏻✌🏻 at Los Angeles, California

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Current view: . ✔️University study for yet another upcoming exam... . ✔️fabrics, metals + a WHOLE lot of other artist materials c/o my husband @benjaminshinestudio . ✔️✔️✔️delicious, plant-based, gluten-free, nut-free, crap-free chocolate coconut macaroons. . I recently stumbled across research that found chewing whilst studying (the research highlighted chewing gum, but chewing food counts for the same thing surely!) carries more blood to your brain, enhancing your attention, as well as promoting your well-being and work performance 😳 . How cool, no? . So...as I study well into the afternoon, I’ll be snacking on celery sticks, slices of cucumber, cherry tomatoes and little oil-free hummus... . Every now & then I’ll pop one of these little raw, chocolate-y morsels of delightfulness that will deliver just the right amount of carbohydrate, protein & fat to my brain, red blood cells (only carbs can do this - please don't cut out all carbs from your diet!) & the rest of my body to keep it up to speed! ✨ . Whether you're a student too, or not, you MUST make these for yourself as well, because: easy and YUM! . Here’s to cheerful CHEWING and brain ACTIVATION! 👍🏻 . YOU NEED: . ➕1&1/2 cups dessicated coconut, unsweetened & sulphur-free . ➕1/2 cup raw cacao powder . ➕1 tablespoon ground: chia, flax or hemp seeds (I used hemp) . ➕½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract . ➕3 tablespoons 100% maple or yacon syrup . ➕1&1/2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil . ➕Pinch of sea salt of NO high blood pressure problems. . YOU DO: . ➖Mix together all dry ingredients in a bowl. . ➖Add wet ingredients, mix throughly. . ➖Scoop whatveer size pieces you prefer of dough, roll into balls, or mould into little mounds of delicousness. . ➖Place in the fridge to set for at least 35 minutes before enjoying. at Los Angeles, California

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When was the last time you stopped to admire some of your favourite things? 🤔 . It's a ritual of mine now, something I've been doing since the day I nearly died 4 yrs ago... . When I heard I'd almost left this earth without a proper goodbye, I decided I'd NEVER take anything in my life for granted ❤️ . From people to places, experiences to emotions, trinkets & gadgets that add to my wellness - I'm thankful for it all 🙏🏻 . Which is why it feels SO GOOD to not only share my favourite things with you this week, but to also invite you to a one-night-only wellness event I'm hosting with @davinesnorthamerica @havenskitchen next month! 🙌🏻 . Yes, my time is limited because of university, BUT so many of you ask me to host a cooking class, so here goes... . I formally invite you to join me on July 12 for a night of nutrition, wellness & REALLY good food (that you'll be cooking with me!)👩🏼‍🍳 . I will be sharing more of my story about how I healed my body + vital nutrition information I want you to know to be able to authentically support your body to be well. . We’ll create 3 DELISH plant-based meals, eating them together before you’re gifted with a goody bag STUFFED with the best, most health-supportive & sustainable products from Davines 🌿 . Sound good? . Tickets are via the link on my main page, but you must hurry because I'm not doing this again anytime soon & they’re selling FAST!💥 . Back to my fav things...from L-R: . ➖@davinesnorthamerica NaturalTech Well-being Conditioner & Purifying Anti-Dandruff Gel (great for a dry scalp that's been under the hot Arizona sun like mine has this past week!) . ➖Stimulating facial roller - more on this soon via my @crazysexykris beauty posts . ➖@shethinx hiphugger underwear #obsessed . ➖@gardenoflife OnceDaily Women's Probiotic - 50 billion strains . ➖@herbpharm Organic Breath Refresher . ➖@davinesnorthamerica NaturalTech Detoxifying Mud for Scalp & Hair . ➖@primalchocolate Midnight Coconut (100% cacao, sugar-free) Choccie . ➖Sacred Sage and Palo Santo from Tucson, Arizona - clears the air of smells & naughty spirits! . ➖@kidskonserve Stainless Steel Straw & Straw Cleaner. NO MORE PLASTIC! at Los Angeles, California

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As promised, here’s the recipe @azfarmtotable showed us how to make while I was staying @ritzcarlton @rcdovemountain 🌵 . Although you may not have a cactus tree growing in your backyard, you CAN still make this super-simple sugar-free Saguaro Cactus Syrup recipe using figs or other fruits at a 2/1 ratio 👌🏻 . Saguaro Cactus Syrup Recipe . ➕30 - 40 Saguaro Fruits - OR - 1 quart/1 litre of your favourite fruit . ➕2 quarts/2 litres of drinking water . YOU DO: . ➖blitz fruit (something like a @vitamix will do the trick) . ➖Mix well, stirring occasionally, over low-medium heat. . ➖Reduce a little, it should still be watery, then halve. Strain one half through a piece of cheesecloth/muslin to separate the pulp. . ➖Continue reducing the other half in your pan over low heat until you have reached your desired texture - I reduce it until it’s darker in colour and thick like syrup. . ➖Pour the watery syrup over some freshly sliced, homegrown (or market-bought) organic tomatoes - heirloom look the prettiest if you’re wanting to impress dinner guests! . ➖Top with the thicker syrup then garnish with shredded fresh herbs - Chef Robert and I used basil flowers but you can get creative and use edible flowers or other fresh herbs like mint, parsley, cilantro, dill... . 🙏🏻Give thanks for the food you’re about to eat - all the time and effort that went into growing and preparing it is key to your enjoyment! . ❤️ Eat and be well x

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There are so many things that delight & excite me these days... . Especially companies who create innovative products that help you (and me) spend less time in the kitchen creating, and more time with friends & family enjoying our creations! . For example, yesterday as part of a #sponsored activity here @mindbodygreen #revitalize2018, I partnered with @vitamix to show off their latest creation, the Aer Disc Container... . A completely new class of kitchen tool that allows you, & professional chefs like me, the ability to fine-tune traditionally more tricky creations including: . ✨emulsions . ✨culinary foams . ✨whipped creams . ✨juices . ✨muddled cocktails & much, much more. . In a matter of minutes, I created a Watermelon Mojito Mocktail, a Whipped Tahini Sauce and a Vegan Roasted Garlic Aioli with so much ease 🙏🏻 . All things YOU can create too, without a culinary diploma, in your existing full-size Vitamix Blender coupled with the new Aer Disc Container 👌🏻 . For more information about all this, including a wealth of tasty recipes, be sure to check out the Vitamix Website. . And as I always say, keep it real, healthy & have fun! 🌵✨❤️ at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

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Foccacia... . It has always been THAT bread recipe I've wanted to nail, plant-based-style, because it's such a nice addition to a LOT of meals right? . I mean, who doesn't love to tear off a some satisfyingly-chewy focaccia to soak up leftover sauce from a meal? 🤷🏼‍♀️ . Or even better: dip straight into some sulphite-free balsamic & virgin olive oil mixture...🤤 . The only issue is, traditional focaccia contains eggs, gluten, a lot of salt & maybe even dairy depending upon the recipe you’re following. . And don’t even get me started on what store-bought varieties are made of! All I shall ‘say’ is: 😷🤐 . A few months ago an intense craving for focaccia drove me into my kitchen where I mixed & matched some of my fav nutrient-dense ingredients, arriving at what you see above 👆👆🏾👆🏻 . Since then, it’s become a staple thing, always requested by friends & family if not readily available which I think is a big ol’ 👍🏻 . Make, taste & tell me what you think! . 🌱Plant-based Foccacia🌱 . ➕2 cups raw pumpkin 'pepita’ seeds ground into rough flour (I used a @vitamix) . ➕1 cup chickpea flour . ➕2 tsp aluminium-free baking powder . ➕1 tsp each: sea salt, psyllium husk, garlic powder . ➕1/4 cup nutritional yeast (fortified with B12 if you are vegan for optimal nutrition!) . ➕8 tbs chickpea brine (or 4 egg whites if you're not vegan) . ➕1 cup drinking water (or veggie stock for added flavour - bone broth if not vegan) . Oil 'dressing' . ➕1/4 cup olive oil . ➕1 tsp each: sea salt, garlic, cumin . ➕1-2 tsps dried rosemary & thyme . YOU DO: . ➖Pre-heat oven 200C/400F. Line a baking tray. . ➖Mix dry ingredients then add water/broth & leave to sit & absorb. . ➖Whip/beat chickpea brine (or egg whites) until you get white foam - stop just before you get stiff peaks. . ➖Carefully and swiftly fold into soaked flour mixture and pour onto baking tray - shape as you wish (I blob it on) & place straight into the oven. . ➖Bake until it risen & browned - you can 'paint' it with olive oil dressing & place back into the oven for a couple of minutes for added authenticity & flavour. . ➖Remove & let cool before slicing & serving 👌🏻 at Tucson, Arizona

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There's nothing I love more than sharing information about food, nutrition, health and wellness with YOU 🤓 . If just ONE piece of information I share helps & empowers you in any way, my day is MADE 👌🏻 . Same deal with recommendations about food, books, people n' places, which is why today's post is about 2 very special humans I feel privileged to call ‘friends’, seated on-stage in the pic above... 👆🏻👆🏾👆 . @drmayashetreat (far left) is a neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer + author of ‘The Dirt Cure’ one of my favourite books of all time. . Maya is THE new-age medicine woman who believes your gut, immune & nervous system + the trillions of microbes living in our bodies are a direct reflection of the food we eat and where it comes from. . Her book was one of the first I read after almost dying from severe leaky gut & autoimmune issues...it really opened my eyes to many things I am so passionate about now.🌱 . @drwillcole is an integrative doctor specializing in chronic conditions including autoimmune diseases, thyroid issues, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, diabetes, heart disease & fibromyalgia. . Congrats are in order for Will because he has just released his first book ‘Ketotarian’ - a great guide for anyone wanting to learn more about the keto way of eating from a professionally qualified, fully-informed expert ✔️ . Both Maya & Will are worth a follow & further investigation if you - like me - believe in better, more holistic ways to support the body to heal & thrive from past traumas. . I’m talking REAL solutions far from the conventional money-making synthetic-medicine cabinet. . And stay tuned for more recommendations like this in future because, as I always say: knowledge is POWER, and I want you to be as powerful as you can be in this lifetime x at New York, New York

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Holy mother of sustainable food, hair & beauty! . Not long to go until I’m back in New York City, working with one of my favourite natural hair care & skincare brands Davines 🌱 . If you didn’t catch my announcement on Insta stories, or during my fun visit to @face_gym with @trinnywoodall, I’m sharing it LOUD n’ PROUD here so you don’t miss out: . ✨YOU ARE INVITED to a VERY unique & intimate night of wellness hosted by myself, in partnership with @davinesnorthamerica on July 12 @havenskitchen ✨ . I’ll be talking all-things-health-&-wellness, sharing some of the most mind-blowing, empowering nutrition information to equip you with a deeper understanding of how to support your body to function optimally 👌🏻 . And that’s not all my friend ☝🏻 . I’ll also teach you how to make three delicious plant-based, health-supportive, gut-friendly recipes you will recreate & enjoy with me on the night… 👩🏼‍🍳🥦🍇 . Wait a minute! You thought this was just another boring ol’ ‘wellness’ event? . No way! . This is a dynamic workshop for you with me as your guide 💚 You’ll leave with a: . ✔️brain-full of valuable nutrition information . ✔️satisfied, healthy-food-filled belly . ✔️goody bag FILLED with some of my favourite natural @davinesofficial products . ✔️a smile on your face & a pep in your step because you’re bound to make a few new friends given class is limited to a small to keep it chill & enjoyable 🙌🏻 . The only downside to this event? . If you miss out! 😢 . Secure your tickets now to reserve your place STAT because I can’t wait to meet you! . Danielle 💋 at Haven's Kitchen

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What healthy habits are you putting into practice today? . May I suggest you head to your local markets? Prices are typically cheaper, however, if they’re not, find out why! . My guess is food may be organically grown, free from pesticides & other hormone-disrupting chemicals, which takes more time & money to grow - totally worth the extra amount it takes to buy. . Now before you get all riled up, ready to furiously tell me you are not in a financial position to buy organic food: I HEAR YOU. . And I understand, even I can’t afford to eat ALL organic produce, BUT! I spend/shop wisely to make it work. For example: . 💰I make most of my own skincare + I don’t waste money on new clothes, shoes, handbags & other ‘bits’. I reuse & restyle over & over again. . 💰I grow veg & fruit in Oz & o/s, I contribute to local vegetable/fruit-growing allotments which GREATLY reduces the cost of food. . 💰I bulk-buy organic ingredients online. . 💰When I can afford organic, I buy soft-skinned foods more susceptible to chemical sprays: tomatoes, berries, zuchinnis - anything without an outer layer (eg: you don’t really need to buy organic bananas, avocados, etc) . 💰And I’m not a regular coffee drinker, fast-food/restaurant/cafe consumer + I don’t WASTE money on smoking - if you smoke, PLEASE STOP 🙏🏻 . I once had a client tell me she had NO money to spend on organic food because all of it was spent on acne medication & creams 😩 . We talked it out, she agreed to nix the creams & serums (that were only compounding the problem & affecting her hormones) & we focused on her buying more high-quality vegetables + a select amount of fruit I ‘prescribed’ to help support her skin to heal. . Long story short: over a period of 6 months, the food began to support her body to heal authentically 👌🏻 . She saved more more money than she thought she would when she stopped buying creams & other expensive makeup + she was able to slowly come off her meds which lessened her depression & weight gain. . After 12 months, this gorgeous girl is now well & truly medication & acne free. More importantly, she is truly happy. . Ah, the power of real food my friend...worth its weight in GOLD 🌟 at London, United Kingdom

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Wow! I had no idea how much my dorky makeup insta vids would resonate, I'm so pleased! 🙏🏻 . Judging by all the feedback, it seems many of you are still searching for the perfect lip moisturiser/gloss to sit over or under your fav lip colours, so let me solve that issue for you right #NOWmaste 👌🏻 . I created this lip gloss recipe to wear under lip tints - my current fav range being the @trinnylondon lip-2-cheek range which you really must check out if you haven't already 💖 . The recipe below creates 1 perfect pot of the kindest (animal AND body-friendly) most moisturising lip gloss you can enjoy over & over again without concern of accidentally ingesting any kind of weird man-made chemical additives that mess with your hormones & overall health 🌟 . I choose to buy all ingredients in bulk online from ethical companies like @naissancetrading who offer high-quality organic products at affordable prices, just an FYI, if the wonderful world of DIY skincare is new to you 🌱 . There's truly nothing more satisfying than having people stop you in the street to ask 'where is your lip tint from?' 😊 . So what are you waiting for - make this now! 🎶 . Creamy Vegan Lip Gloss . ➕1 tablespoon candelilla wax (vegan alternative to beeswax) . ➕1 tablespoon jojoba oil . ➕4 teaspoons shea butter . ➕1 teaspoon rosehip oil (great for scars and general healing of skin) . ➕3 drops vanilla essential oil . ➕2 drops peppermint or spearmint essential oil (refreshing & naturally stimulates/plumps the lips in this formula) . ➕3 drops melissa essential oil (has anti-inflammatory properties) . OPTIONAL: tint. I used a pinch of Aromantic ‘Pearlescent Strawberry Red’ mica powder. . YOU DO: . ➖Melt candelilla wax over a low heat in either a small saucepan OR double boiler until it turns to liquid. . ➖In a separate saucepan or double boiler: melt shea butter them add jojoba and rosehip oils. Lastly, add melted candelilla wax remove from heat, stirring to combine everything really well. . ➖Once mix begins to cool, it will become a little milky - this is when you add in the essential oils. . ➖Whisk to combine well, then pour into a sterilised, lidded, air-tight glass jar & leave t at London, United Kingdom

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