Welcome to the latest edition of my Friday Foodie series, where each week I feature my favourite health and wellness stars. Each week, they share their tips for healthy living and their favourite recipe.
This week, I am featuring the beautiful and inspiring Pia Scade. Pia is a Wellness Coach who helped so many people in reaching their health and wellness goals. I hope you enjoy my interview with Pia and I can't wait to try her 'Healthy' Oreos recipe.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, what you do and what inspired you to lead a healthier lifestyle?
Two years ago I ended my high flying, globe trotting flight attendant career and moved back to Australia. It was the most fabulous adventure but the crazy lifestyle made me extremely unwell. The sleep deprivation, processed food and wild nights meant I was overweight, constantly bloated, fatigued and in the end, so sick of feeling that way.
Late one night I stumbled across Joe Cross’s documentary, ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’ and this spurred a new natural nutrition revolution in our household.
Through juicing, clean eating, acupuncture and naturopathic herbs I managed to lose a lot of my excess weight but still couldn’t shift my other health issues. I’d come to accept that was normal for me until a beautiful friend introduced me to a phenomenal nutrition and cleansing system. To say it completely transformed my health is an understatement.
Today I live in Brisbane with my wonderful Hubby Alan and gorgeous 10 month old little man, Teddy. I also have the absolute privilege of sharing this health system with others so that they can feel as incredible as I now do.
What tips would you give to someone who has just commenced living a healthier lifestyle?
Firstly, give yourself a massive high five!!! You’re doing yourself a huge favour on so many levels.
Secondly, be gentle with yourself and celebrate your progress. For someone who goes from an unhealthy lifestyle one day to a healthy lifestyle the next, it’s a huge transition and a lot to get your head around (I know because years ago I went from eating everything one day to pure vegan the next).
Lastly, being healthy doesn’t mean you have to forever deprive yourself of things you really enjoy. Enjoy life and indulge every now and then. Everything in moderation!
Do you have any tips for eating well on a budget?
One thing we started doing when Teddy came along was getting an organic grocery delivery. While it might not sound cheap it’s actually really reasonably priced and saves us on our grocery bill because we only get what we need… instead of everything we see when we go to the store.
It also saves a tonne of time leaving the house to go grocery shopping. This is another huge win in my books!
How do you deal with food struggles from your children and/or family?
Luckily I havent’ had too many food struggles with Teddy yet. Right now he’s a guts and eats nearly anything.
But some wise advice a Mummy friend once gave me was to disguise lots of veggies in meals by blending them and adding them into sauces, casseroles and anything else you can. Sneaky but delicious and nutritious!
What is your favourite food?
I can’t go past a homemade cashew/rocket pesto pasta!
Who is your favourite foodie and why?
Adele McConnell from www.vegiehead.com is a gorgeous gal inside and out and has the most decadent, delicious, nutritious recipes. Anything she creates is an absolute treat!
What is something that you enjoy doing when you have some ‘me’ time?
This is an easy one…Reading something uplifting, inspiring and powerful.
What is your favourite recipe to cook? Can you share the recipe with us?
- 1/2 Cup Vegan Butter
- 1 cup of coconut blossom sugar
- 4 tbsp almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 + 1/2 cups organic plain flour
- 3/4 cup organic cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup organic icing sugar
- 4 tbsp organic coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
To Make The Dough:
1. Preheat over to 165 centigrade
2. Beat Sugar and Butter until fluffy. Beat in almond milk and vanilla essence. In another bowl combine flour, cacao powder and salt. Mix into wet mixture. Scoop into portions and form into disks to make 24 cookies, 1/4 inch thick.
3. Place on baking paper on oven tray and bake for 8 minutes. Turn the pan and bake for another 8 minutes. Let them cool.
To Make The Filling:
4. Combine sugar, oil and vanilla until stiff.
5. Spread on a biscuit and top with another biscuit.
6. Place in airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Best eaten at room temperature.
A little more about Pia and where she can be found
Pia Scade is a wellness coach, freedom seeker and advocate for choosing a healthy, wealthy life.
Shining laser beams on your beauty, intuition and purpose she lovingly mentors women to become the healthiest they’ve ever been, unchain their deepest desires and manifest their dreamiest life of ultimate freedom and fulfillment.
Pia wholeheartedly believes life is way too short for mediocre and you deserve everything you truly desire.
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