Saturday, December 5, 2015

Healthy Gluten-free Pancakes

Healthy Pancake ~ Nutrient Dense 


1 cup of frozen berries or fresh 
2 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup organic spelt flour or spelt oats ( made into flour or quinoa flour) 
Pinch of Himalayan salt
1 cup of organic rice milk or 
almond milk
1 cup cashew  nuts soaked 1-2 
1 juice of a mandarin 
2 ripened bananas
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon coconut oil 


Put frozen berries in a small bowl and set aside 
Mix half the chia seeds  in 1⁄2 cup of water, and allow 
to sit until a gel consistency forms.
Mix gluten free flour, salt and almond milk & mandaritogether in a large 
Add soaked cashew nuts, bananas, maple syrup and 
remaining chia seeds to the processor and blend 
until smooth and creamy. Add to a bowl with other 
ingredients, slowly mix in and set aside.
Heat coconut oil in a frying pan over a low heat 
and pour in spoonfuls of the pancake mixture 
Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, 
and then flip to cook the 
other side. If you find it difficult to flip the pancake 
over use two spatula to help turn over without 
breaking them apart. Be careful as they are fragile! 
Serve with fresh blueberries or melted frozen 
berries; drizzle with maple syrup. Try a pancake stack garnishing with extra blueberries I between or coconut yoghurt


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Monday, November 30, 2015

FREE Taster for your Xmas Lunch Planning ~ Nut Cheese Taster


It's that time of the year! Festive season is here. It's time to get your swimmers out and embrace summer!

What happens to you over the festive season? Do you find your weekends jam packed with catching up with friends, Xmas parties, celebrations and even birthday parties to attend. 

One of my tips throughout the festive season is to get into a habit of making your own treats, dips, crisp breads and raw platters to take you your parties, so you can continue to eat healthy and FEEL amazing!

Check out my simple and easy to make raw vegan nut cheese. We made this on my recent Hunter Valley Retreat and all my guests where so impressed! We will also be educating my guests on the 1~ Day Retreat Xmas Raw Vegan Lunch on the 14th, however you can get your free Nut Cheese Taster here.

Let me know what you think!


  • 1 cup almonds, soaked, drained and skins removed
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • pinch Himalayan Salt


 Soak almonds overnight in water.
The skins should pop 
off easily. Kids love doing this process. 

Or soak in boiling water for 10 minutes allow to cool.

Drain and pop off skins.

Place all ingredients in food processor. 

Process until smooth. 

5 minutes

Place nut mixture in nut-milk bag or colander lined with cheese cloth.

 Give a light squeeze and place in refrigerator over-night to set up.

 The cheese can be used at this point or if you want it more firm, place it in the dehydrator for 6+ hours (at 115 degrees) to form a rind.

Tips soaking  almonds.

Soaked almonds with skins removed.

Soak them in hot water, wait at least 10 minutes or until water is cooled, the skins should pop 
off easily. Kids love doing this process.

The almonds should be well blended and smooth.
The mixture in the nut-milk bag, before putting it in the refrigerator.

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Friday, November 20, 2015



Do you ever find yourself craving pasta, or something more dubstantional but never feel like there is a healthy option? 

That’s not the case with this nutritious Vitamix  The Power of Living Raw 10 wk MBT Pad Thai Spaghetti with Coconut and Lime Dreassing. 

This quick and easy dish is nutrient dense and packed with  flavor. Low in calories, energy giving and healing for your body and soul.  This recipe will wow your guests, friends and family ~ you’ll love this guilt-free dish.

Here is my version or a Raw pad Thai. The zucchini replaces the noodles and the coconut lime dressing 
giving it a lovely zest and Thai taste. Bell peppers are high in Vitamin C; they contain fibre, protein and 
iron. I love the colours created in this dish.

Serves 4 
2 zucchini (courgettes), spiralised
1 carrot, spiralised
2 cups (1 lb/450 g)  beansprouts
1 yellow capsicum (bell pepper), sliced 
4 spring onions (scallions), diced
3⁄4 cup (3 oz/85 g) cashews, chopped
1⁄2 cup fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon olive oil
1⁄4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt or Celtic sea salt
 cup mint leaves, to garnish
For the Coconut and Lime Dressing
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh turmeric, grated (shredded)
1⁄2 tablespoon fresh root ginger, grated (shredded)
Juice of 4 limes
1 teaspoon manuka honey or alternative sweetener such as stevia or palm sugar
2 tablespoons coconut kefir or coconut milk 
To make the dressing, blend all the ingredients until smooth in the bowl of a food processor or 
To make the pad Thai, tip all the ingredients into a large bowl, season to taste, then add the 
beansprouts, peppers, spring onion and cashew nuts. 
Stir the dressing through the vegetables. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


It’s here! Spring has sprung and we're all finally coming out of hibernation!

 Even I felt like I was in hibernation this winter. During the colder months, we tend to move less, and eat more!  While winter can provide home movie and nice hunker down nights with your family, lack of movement can cause stagnation within the body and that can lead to toxic buildup. 

Living a yoga lifestyle teaches you so much more on a deeper level, internal healing and how to keep the physical bodies energy system vital. 

Winter time is part of natures cycle and can be a great time to restore the body, and use more warming healing foods. However if you have spent winter on the couch and eating stodgy foods and drinking alcohol, you may be feeling like it's time to get Spring Fit. 

If your systems are clogged, you may feel tiredness, fatigued, achy muscles,congested in the chest and respiratory system, and you may have a thick coating on your tongue in the morning. The coating on the toungue is a great sign your body needs a detox. 

Spring is a perfect time to do a holistic yoga and  nutrition detox. 

According to ancient Ayurvedic practice, Spring is the best time of year to detox. 

 As the weather warms, and you become more active it helps you to shed the excess 'kapha dosha', or protective fluid, is a crucial part of the transformation. A perfect time to clear out those heavier winter foods and toxins that accumulated over the past few months. We can all relate to that. 

Most people find themselves doing this detoxing process naturally without too much planning or thinking. But if you need some help to get moving it is a good idea to reach out to a trainer online programs to guide you. 

The detox allows us to feel lighter and more vibrant as we hit the outdoors again. For a successful detox, follow these steps or check out Nicky Arthur 3 Week detox Program 

1. Increase water intake 2-3 liters or day 

Start the day with a glass of filtered warm water with lemon. 

To help clean out the liver, prepare your system for digestion, and hydrate your body. Continue drinking lots of water throughout the day. 

2. Eat earlier in the day, and less at night 

Include liver-supporting foods such as beets,  greens, grapefruit, avocado, carrots, artichokes, etc. You can also add spices such as turmeric, cumin, cayenne and coriander as they assist with digestion and detoxing. In the 3 week detox program you will find plenty of recipes to help guide you. 

3. As a guiding principal eat whole foods. Avoid gluten, dairy, sugar and other processed foods.

Processed foods are hard to digest and will take the attention of your immune system and other systems needed for detoxing. Eliminate coffee and alcohol, is a must for detoxification. 

4.  Eat a light and early dinner.

This is the time of the day people get their nutrition regime out of balance. Dinner should be early, no later than 7pm and the smallest meal of the day. 

It can be a beautiful fresh  raw salad with thin strips of fish, grass fed chicken or lean beef. Or steamed veggies or a small soup or greens juice. 

5. Increase heart rate and body temperature 

We loved wearing the warm Lululemon winter fashion but blessings to the end of winter. Finally the padded and fur  jacket season is behind us. Get your shorts and Tops on and get outside more walking, light jogging and yogafit outdoors. 

This time of the year it's a good idea to take Epsom salt baths, sauna or a Bikram Yoga Class once or twice a week. Sweating  is a great way to rid the body of toxins. 

6. Meditate and  Breathe deeply. 

Practice  deep breathing exercisesto detox the mind and lungs. 

Try Nicky's 6-3-6 breathing exercise Breathe in for six seconds, holding for three seconds and exhaling for six . Repeat five  times in the morning and five times at night. 

7. Get to bed and sleep early. 

During a detox, it’s very important to get sound  rest and massage. That means putting your phone on flight mode, shutting down for proper sound sleep. 

This is when our body rests and repairs itself over night. It's crucial to provide it with sufficient down time. The sooner you learn this the better. 

8. Create your own detox 

There is so many different styles and length of times for a detox.

You can choose your length for a detox, from a 3 day 7 day to 3 weeks. 

 so determine what will work for you. I recommend if you are new to begin with a 3 day cleanse. 

A detox is purely the way I live my everyday life and nutrition which is focusing on eating unprocessed foods, eating wholesome foods with a good balance of fruits, veges, gluten free grains, nuts and seeds with some well sourced protein. 

Happy Spring detox 

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It's not a diet, it's a way of life


'Live life with passion and positive energy'

Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, fitness, or other health program

Friday, September 18, 2015


Why is YOGA becoming more and more popular?

Well if you are anything like me, you felt a difference from the very first day you tried it. 

I still remember my very first yoga class, and from that day on I knew I wanted to become a Yoga Teacher. 

Even though, and at that time I owned two amazing successful Businesses in the Hair And Beauty Industry. 

Number one obstacle was how in earth was I ever going to stand up in front of a lot of people and speak confidently?
And number two was how on earth can I do this as a career and make  that change? Number three was how on earth will I ever get into the splits or get my leg over my head! 

Looking back I can now give thanks, gratitude and value to this amazing practice called YOGA. 
Not only does it give you confidence, improves your own self esteem, self worth to follow your dreams and true passions and defines the truth of your own identity,  it has far more health and brain benefits to it than any other exercise in the universe. 

You know how much I love yoga and put it at the top of my exercise regime list, however when you learn the health benefits that go with YOGA you too will start practicing more and more and finding ways in your own life to work out how you can get along to a yoga class 3-7 times a week or start developing your own little yoga sequence. Making it part of your being, your life. The problem we have in today's world is we are too consumed by the 'doing' Yoga takes you into your mat, into your body and stills your mind so you practice 'being' have you ever asked why we are called human beings! It's all part of the key to real happiness peace and enlightenment 'learning to be and being' 

Yoga helps you reach your goals. 

On my next WA KARRATHA trip you will receive a handout of a simple easy short yoga practice, that you can easily follow and start to incorporate into your exercise regime. Do-it yourself Yoga. 
It's a starting point and it's how I developed my own daily home practice. Whether that is at the gym, park, beach or at home.
 You will also receive a 3 Day Detox Plan to help guide you through the 3 days, teaching you how simply living a 'non processed' diet really is, and tasty too. 

Thank you for supporting the KARRATHA event. Each year I visit I get to know you more and more and I feel so humbled and grateful to share this unique and amazing journey with YOU!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

5 Ways To Relieve Stress

5 Ways To Relieve Stress 

Believe it or not by changing the way you  eat, breath,  move and think will help you manage stress much easier. 

On my online 10 week Mind Body Transformation Program you will learn 

Why is green juice one of the most powerful things you can use to change your health? And 

  • How can you figure out the optimal amount to eat for your body?
  • How does someone stay consistent with their diet?
  • What do you do every morning to set yourself up to be productive and balanced for the rest of the day? My online program helps to assist you with the most holistic easy to follow menues, yoga sessions, tools & techniques. Structured to  to help you maintain a lifestyle by  focusing on letting go of stress.  You can make positive and healthier changes to your body and lifestyle. Begin today;Relieve Stress Daily

  • Focus on the present moment by using guided meditation to centre and still your mind 
  • Make a daily To-Do list of only the most important things you need do 
  • Clean up your diet – today cut out processed food
  • Exercise 20 – 30 minutes in the morning, yoga, walking, connecting to nature 
  • Focus on deep breathing exercises ( see my meditation or videos on breathing) Eye mouth and neck muscle exercises through specific yoga stretches 
  • Human connection (hug someone) and a belly laugh Next blog Why it’s important to create a morning ritual that you look forward to. 

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

NICAURA 'Style with Grace' by Auguste

NICAURA 'Style with Grace' by Auguste 

Check out my NEW online clothing label that fits into the 'Lifestyle of Living a Raw and YOGA life' 

Comfortable, soft, bohemian, classy easy to wear casual or dressed up. 

Fleetwood Mac once sang “dreams unwind, love’s a state of mind” and new bohemian label Auguste is the fusion of both. Australian designer Ebony Eagles has combined her love of a free-spirited, eclectic lifestyle with a vision of creating wearable pieces to express 

To order and recieve a FREE meditation CD and a YOGA SEQUENCE 
Click here By shopping at my new online store NICAURA 'Style with Grace'

The label pays homage to a youth spent in the sun-drenched, salt-stained haze of Byron Bay, the heart of bohemia. Designed for the girl the moon on her mind and salt water in her soul, Auguste's signature aesthetic is the love-child of soft, dreamy separates and feminine and floaty silhouettes.
This eclectic mix of boho dresses, kimonos, rompers, printed basics, soft skimming skirts and delicate separates are designed around the philosophy “wear what makes you feel beautiful’. The Auguste Girl curates her world through seeking an authentic beauty… In the places she wanders through, the daydreams in her head and the fabric draped across her skin.

Vintage inspired with a contemporary boho twist, the core of the range is created from crepe, soft rayons, cottons and lace, with special detailing like hand-printed fabrics, hand-stitched embroideries and applique.
Shoes are optional. Sparkling eyes, a little moonlight grooving and Stevie Nicks are highly recommended. 

Gypsy souls, welcome hom

Click here By shopping at my new online store NICAURA 'Style with Grace' 

Monday, September 7, 2015


C H I L D R E N are our FUTURE 
Here is an extract from the 108 Mantras of How to Be a Happier Mum by Nicky Arthur 

When a mother transcends to happiness it creates an enriched environment for the children. 
Are you a mirror of 
happiness to those around you? 
69. I am aware of my thoughts and actions and this reflects positively on my children. 
70. I remind myself to pause and take full deep breaths when my children challenge me. 
71. I Love my children unconditionally and show my love for them each and every day. 
72. I make time to be in the present moment with my children. 
73. I treasure every day with my children.  
74. I make time to send positive thoughts and love to my children. 
75. I encourage my children to share their thoughts and I am eager to listen. 
76. I endeavor to set the best example for my children. 
77. I am always there to support and nurture my children.

Repeat one affirmation per day.  Focus on that affirmation and you will receive positive change balance and peace. #happiness #mum #health #motherhood #parenting #energy #calm #bliss #children #selfdevelopment #positivity #affirmations #presentmoment #holistic #life #changing #lifestyleblogger #howtobeahappiermum #love #connect #soul

Saturday, September 5, 2015


DECODE your Brain.

Make The shift-  

"You are the Author of your own Life."
Mindest Tool kit  with Nicky Arthur

Introductory – 
‘We are all on a Journey of unleashing our full potential. Are your ready to change, are you willing to 

What Yoga has taught me on my journey is, how powerful the mind is  I was aware of how powerful 
positive thinking was years ago, and seemed to be born with that ‘I can do it attitude’ Maybe it is a 
second child trait. Psychology studies show the second child often wants to keep up with the eldest, 
and doesn’t seem to have as much fear as the eldest. I find this true when I look at my own 
daughters, and after sharing many stories. It reminds me of a recent story of my two daughters when 
they were asked to fly on a domestic flight to visit their Daddy, all on their own. My youngest 
daughter, millijana jumped for Joy and couldn’t wait, she embraced this opportunity fearless and 
excitement, yet my eldest beautiful centered daughter Lucia, felt anxious, fearful and not convinced 
she wanted to do this. Over the years I have studied different communication styles, including my 
own of course, and learnt her personality type quickly  and easily.  Some of these things were, not liking 
to be forced to do something without much notice and details. It is interesting the reverse psychology when you back off, 
and let go of force then the energy shifts, this is also part of the Yogic philosophy. Deepak Chopra 
speaks of this one often, let go of force and attachment. In this scenario, I supported her emotional 
needs by letting her know she did not have to make a decision right away and to have a think about. I 
was able to let her know of the positives over time and she then came to a conclusion is would be a 
great confidence builder for her. At the age of 9yrs I felt it was important she felt safe and secure with 
out force or fear. Working through our different communication styles takes courage, time and an 
open mind. One of the most rewarding breakthroughs I have had on my journey is to open my mind 
to see another side to someone else’s views with compassion, and even though I thought I was not rigid or one way 
thinking, it has helped me to learn how fixated the fragmented mind can be or become.  
This book will take you on a wonderful journey in exploring yourself to another level and help 
untangle the threads so you can feel free, live happy, healthy and most of all a real joyous life with 
love, peace abundance and carry your home your peaceful place where ever you go in life.  
My story. 
I was in a story… 
One day the old story had to end and it was time to start the NEW one, to recall upon the peace 
happiness unlimited love abundance back into my life. I was always a big believer in ‘You are the 
Author of your own life’ and I have been fortunate enough to live a most of it happy, achieving my 
goals, and choosing to do what I love to do and spend a majority of my time doing it. That is special. 
But somewhere along the line, toxic mind virus started to prop back in. Once I started to practice 
meditation, and sitting in silence this allowed me to see, feel, and notice things were not going the 
way I anticipated. There were some limitations I had stated to place in my life. It was time to get back 
into the drivers seat and gain some real momentum again. One of the greatest things I started to 
really learn was CORE VALUES. Something that had been missed early on in my life, something I was 
not taught at school or valued enough to be aware of what was my core values, what was aligned to 
my core or authentic self and what was my soul purpose. A question frequently asked my many. 

If you are reading this book, or picked it up, I am thrilled and excited for you, because you are ready 
to transform your life and just like I did get some clarity around these questions .Who am I? Why am I 
here?  What is my true passion in life and what is aligned authentic and true to my own core values and passions. 
There comes a time in your life where you just have to look deep inside at the ‘Old Story’ you may 
have been playing over and over again in your mind, and recreate yourself to a whole NEW STORY, a new chapter of your book, your life, 
whole new life, making the SHIFT to an unlimited supply of love happiness joy success and 
abundance, after all you are The Author of your Life. You get to write the scripts.  
We are all made up of energy, and becoming caught up in old negative self-beliefs patterns can 
hamper our happiness, success and even our health. This energy is so important to understand what 
thoughts you are creating or playing in your mind over and over is what energy you get back in return.  
You will explore how to turn your life around, find courage and conquer fear in this book.  
We all know going through a challenging time of your life can weigh you down, tire you out causing 
fatigue or even weight gain. Are you ready to make THE SHIFT and live life on your terms? Are you 
ready to let go what does not serve you and create yourself to become your best.  
Opening the door to explore the self takes courage, but the greatest hunger in life is not the 
materialistic things, like money, food success, the deepest hunger is opening the door to explore the 
self. It can be confronting to create change.  By providing some practical easy to follow tools in this book, I know the journey for you will be 
an enjoyable one because the number one benefit for starters is releasing anxiety, stress, boredom 
and fatigue. Its time to get excited again about your life, and feel a real deep sense of gratitude 
happiness and a self love that will keep you filled up. 
Starting with yourself is the key and this story will help inspire you to make the shift in your life you 
have been searching for. Each chapter has a story and at the end of each story gives you the tools 
techniques and step by step a guide to help you re align your life.  
Have you ever felt like life just isn’t going to plan, or you are living life on some on everyone else’s 
terms but your own? Ever asked the big question ‘Am I truly happy fulfilled and living a productive 
energizing life full of freedom and choices. 
The choices we make everyday are shaping our lives our bodies our happiness. In this book you will 
learn how to make better choices, but also reflect finally on why we muck up and how to learn from it 
and change old belief systems, you may have been living with for along time and not even realize. You 
will learn how to reprogram old beliefs that have been installed in your from a young age and re 
create new beliefs to help align your life to your authentic self so you can enjoy, peace, happiness, 
joy, abundance and unlimited supply of love, with yourself and others. 
This empowering story of how I personally made ‘The Shift’ will inspire you to make some changes 
today in your life helping you make the shift to increase happiness health abundance and freedom. 
Life throws us challenges obstacles but it is how we respond to those challenges. We also make 
choices and as a friend once told me ‘ Nic there comes consequences of every choice or action we 
Problem is how many times to we act of reacting and not taking the time to sit, pause and respond to 
the challenge. 
Obstacles and challenges can also occur through old self-limiting beliefs, in the book, you will discover 
a new way, techniques and exercises to help you BECOME THE BEST YOU AN and live your ideal life. 
Remember knowledge is POWER.  The more hungry you become to learn and become more 
knowledgeable the better you become, the more powerful you become in gaining control over your 
life.  Silence is also POWER. Learning to quieter your mind and become silent and still on a daily basis will help you DECODE your fragmented mind and transform into light. 
Here the story begins from one choice one day in my life that helped me MAKE THE SHIFT…now it's your turn.