Life is a journey filled with unexpected miracles ✨
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
Just like getting a little lost on a hike can lead you to the most beautiful place 🌿♥️
Lupin magic featuring Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki by the talented @hobopeeba
💧 Hydration! Hydration! Hydration! 💧 ⠀
Instead of going straight for the coffee pot☕️, why not try getting some of that sweet H2O flowing through those succulent veins? 💦(not literally - please don't start Injecting H2O's every morning you fiends...💉)⠀
It's shameful to admit😅, but it was only recently that I even considered the impacts of my 8 hour hydration free, human-meat-sack restoration time known as sleep. 💤 I'm not going to go into the details of the different mechanisms,📑 its far more than one insta-post to handle, but I hope its no surprise to you that we lose a impact-able amount of stored body water over-night. 🤔⠀
Sooo, for the last month I've been putting in conscious effort hydrate every morning with the classic salted lemon water cocktail. It's really been fantastic, adding some boost to my morning cycling 🚴💨 and all around mental alertness. 🧠⠀
The salt is great for replenishing sodium stores that we sweat out, helping the body to regulate and retain water.⚖️ As you can see here I use Himalayan sea salt, but if that's feeling to spendy for your liking, standard household salt is always better than nothing. 👌⠀
Regarding the lemon juice, every blogger ever loves to make a bunch of health claims here, but in truth its based on fairly weak evidence and is mainly passed around hearsay. 🤨What I can say for certain, is that adding lemon to the water makes the salty water drinkable. Therefore, it ticks my box ☑️ and any extra benefits are welcomed, but I wouldn't personally preach them. If your curious, Examine.com 👈 does an interesting breakdown on lemon claims.⠀
Give it a go for a couple weeks, I'm sure you won't regret it!⠀
VitaKea Founder & Caretaker⠀
Congratulations to Filippo la Cava who has just signed with Idaho State University on a tennis scholarship! Filippo is about to start packing his bags as he begins his college campaign in January 2019! Idaho State competes in the The Big Sky Conference which operates within NCAA Division 1. We cannot wait to see Filippo compete in January! Let’s go! 🇳🇿🇺🇸🎾🔥🙌 #platformfamily#ncaa#collegetennis#studyabroad#usa#idahostate#nz
You MUST try this! Delicious Creamy Cauliflower Curry and Almond Raita (using our cashew cream and almond unsweetened yoghurt) - it really is the business. Let us know what you think!
The Best EVER Creamy Cauliflower Curry:
• 35g minced garlic
• 35g minced ginger
• 1 head of cauliflower
• 1 Tbls vegetable oil
• 1 Tbls Lemon Juice
• 1 tsp salt
• 2 tsp Garam Masala
• 1 1/2 cans of diced tomatoes
• 2 Tbls Coconut Oil
• 5 pods of cardamom
• 1 Cinnamon Stick
• 1 tsp fennel seeds
• 5 cloves
• Chilli powder to taste
• 1 bottle of Good Boost Cashew Cream
• 1 ½ Tbls Nutritional Yeast
• 1 tsp curry powder
• 1 Tbls Coconut Sugar (or brown sugar)
1. Set oven to 200°C Bake
2. Cut cauliflower into 10cm chunks, including stalk.
3. Mix oil, lemon juice, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp Garam Masala and half of the ginger and garlic together.
4. Line a roasting tray with baking paper and combine the oil mix with the cauliflower chunks. Roast for 25 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan add coconut oil, cardamom pods, cloves and fennel seeds, and place over a medium heat until the seeds become fragrant – then add remaining ginger and garlic and fry for about 1 minute, then remove from heat
6. In a processor place tomatoes and contents from saucepan – puree on high until smooth.
7. Return mix to saucepan and add chilli and cinnamon stick. Place over a low heat and simmer until the mix becomes thicker and paste like.
8. Add 1 ¼ cup of water to the processor and blend in the nutritional yeast until smooth. Add this mix along with the Good Boost Cashew Cream to the saucepan.
9. Add the roasted cauliflower, curry powder, remaining salt and Garam Masala to the saucepan and bring up to a simmer – simmer for 5 minutes.
This curry is fantastic with Mango Chutney, Almond Raita (see our recipe below), crispy papadums and plenty of rice.
• ½ Cup of Good Boost Unsweetened Almond Yoghurt
• ½ Cup of chopped, deseeded cucumber
• 2 Tbls Chopped fresh Coriander
• ¼ tsp Ground Cumin
• 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
1. Mix all ingredients together.
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First post! 🙌
Transferred my timetable over to Google Calendar today - seeing this makes it all the more real to me, and I am SO excited.
Here's some insight into the process thus far: At my university, we begin our first semester of study in late February 2019. The first semester is comprised of four core (general) papers - Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication, Health and Environment, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, and Lifespan Development and Communication.
Whilst the degree is typically studied at the Southern Campus, there is an option to request to transfer these core papers to a closer location. For me, this was more convenient, so after a quick email to the faculty, I've been approved to complete them from the Northern Campus. When Semester Two rolls around (and we begin to tackle Midwifery papers and practice!!) I will be based South.
The enrolment process also required me to see a GP to complete an Immunisation Status Confirmation form to clear me for hospital placement. Part of this meant I had to get blood tests to confirm my current/recent immunity status against a few diseases, including a Quantiferon Gold test for T.B - this all cost me $140NZD total (ouch! 😅) but I've since been cleared and am glad I've got it all out of the way now.