Say hello to @healthyluxe!

We are very excited to share some big news with you all… Health Synergy is having a makeover! New look, new feel, new name… Say hello to @healthyluxe. We have loved our journey so far and are extremely grateful for your support along the way. We wanted to explain a little on what motivated this change… we believe this name …

Welcome to the Healthy Luxe Nutrition, Food and Travel Blog

Healthy Luxe is a mother-daughter team that evolved from a shared love and appreciation for health, wellness and travel.  Jen (mum) has been studying and/or practicing as a health professional for 20 years with qualifications in nutrition, psychotherapy and coaching psychology. Hannah (daughter) is a media and communications graduate from the University of Sydney with a strong interest in social media/digital marketing, and …

Jane Iredale: Our favourite natural make up

We first discovered Jane Iredale mineral make up some years ago whilst indulging in a facial in the serenity of Ikatan Spa in Noosa. At the end of the facial, the beauticians matched our skin tone to one of the many mineral makeup shades Jane Iredale have. We were truly amazed by the coverage and ‘glow’ it gave to our …

Chocolate Ganache Anzac Tartlets

Anzac cookies and rich chocolate ganache is the ultimate combo. We’ve adapted our Anzac Biscuit recipe to use as the base of these tartlets complete with a raw chocolate cheesecake centre. All ingredients for this recipe can be purchased from The Source Bulkfoods. If you’re an Aussie they’re bound to have a store near you with so many stores across …

Fats: Your Questions Answered

If you are confused about whether fats are good or bad, or which types of fats are ok or not, it is hardly surprising… Ultimately, fats are essential macronutrients and need to be consumed in balance with other macronutrients, fibre and a wide range of foods containing micronutrients, i.e. vita-mins, minerals and other anti-oxidant compounds. Demonised for many years, many …

Spiced Cacao Brownies

Fudgey spiced cacao brownies that just happen to be vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free… But you would never guess it! We’ve used Amazonia Spiced Cacao Powder (technically meant to be used for lattés but it can actually be used in so many different ways). It is a delicious infusion of cacao powder and traditional Ayurvedic spices including ginger, cinnamon …

Creamy Mango Smoothie Bowl

This Mango Smoothie Bowl is an absolute life saver on these scorching hot Aussie summer days. So refreshing and has the added creaminess of Coyo mango and passionfruit yoghurt (takes it to a whole new level!) Coyo is a dairy-free yoghurt alternative made from organic coconut. We’ve been big fans since they first launched but they just keep getting better and …

Cherry Ripe Nicecream Sandwich

Making the most of cherry season with these decadent Cherry Ripe Nicecream Sandwiches. So delicious and refreshing – an ideal summer day treat without any added nasties. They are vegan, refined sugar free, gluten free and made using whole food ingredients. For all our basic ingredients (nuts, flour, sweeteners, coconut oil etc.) we shop at The Source Bulkfoods – a no-waste shopping experience. They have …

Kale and Pesto Toast

Kale on toast may not sound too appetising… but pair it with some basil pesto, shallots and goats cheese and you have yourself a delicious meal for anytime of the day. We love making this recipe for a quick, simple and nutritious dinner. It contains minimal ingredients and takes less than half an hour to prepare. Want to know the health …

‘Creamy’ Avo Dip

Guacamole with a twist… We’ve added cashew butter (a newer addition to the Pic’s range – they do more than just PB!)  which creates the delicious, smooth texture. We recommend serving with corn chips as an entrée or spread on rice crackers as a snack. So easy to make and so good! Ingredients 2 avocados 3 tbsp macadamia oil or olive …

The KX Pilates Way

With New Years right around the corner, it is that time of year we start to think about our resolutions. For many (myself included), resolutions are centred around ways in which we can better our health including making better dietary choices, drinking more water, going to bed earlier and last but certainly not least, committing to an exercise regime. I …

Gingerbread Donuts

Festive, delicious and healthy. These ginger spiced donuts are gluten free, dairy free and sweetened with just a touch of coconut sugar. A great healthy treat just in time for Christmas. For a protein boost, we have added Amazonia plant-based vanilla protein powder. We love adding this to our desserts to enhance the nutrient density without altering the taste.   This recipe can …

Turmeric Jaffa Bites

Not only are these Turmeric Jaffa Bites a delicious treat, but they are also an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory superfood boost. Let me tell you, this recipe is a serious crowd pleaser. The dark chocolate shell perfectly balances the soft, creamy”cheesecake” like filling… not to mention the unbeatable choc orange flavour combo. In this recipe we have used a tablespoon of Golden Grind ‘Turmeric …

Frozen Mango Bars

Looking for a delicious and refreshing summer treat? Well look no further! Here we have a simple 6 ingredient recipe for Frozen Mango Bars, of course using our favourite Calypso Mangoes. All you need is a blender, a baking tin, some foil and your ingredients. We choose Calypso mangoes because 1. they have a smaller seed (meaning there is more mango …

Acai Shot for Glowing Skin

As I’m sure you are aware, we are a tad acai obsessed. We start our day with a big Amazonia acai bowl (yep, every day) because 1. it is delicious and 2. it is packed with nutrients and antioxidants that keep our energy levels lifted throughout the day. Recently though, we’ve cranked it up a notch and now have a …

Vanilla Swirl Smoothie Bowl

This vanilla swirl smoothie bowl is made even more decadent and delicious with the addition of our raw ‘Mars Bars’ as a topping. It’s a summer breakfast must! Ingredients 2 frozen bananas, chopped 1 handful raw cashews 1-2 medjool date(s) 1 tbsp almond butter 1 tbsp Proplenish collagen, optional 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder or extract 2 tbsp filtered water 1/8 tsp Himalayan …

“Mars Bars”

Our healthy take on the classic ‘Mars Bar’ chocolates. Far better than the store-bought variety if you ask me! They are gluten free, vegan and sweetened only with medjool dates and a touch of coconut sugar. For the chocolate coating, you can use your choice of dark chocolate however to keep it raw/vegan we recommend using a brand such as …

Coconut and Pitaya Nicecream

Tastes like summer in a bowl. This creamy coconut and pitaya nice cream is so refreshing and so satisfying. We have added some of our go-to supplements including Proplenish marine collagen which promotes healthy hair, skin and nails and we have also used our trusty Amazonia frozen organic pitaya which is packed with antioxidants. We hope you enjoy! Recipe 4 frozen bananas, …

Where to get your Açaï fix in London

Finding a good acai bowl in London can prove a tad difficult. I would guess it has a little something to do with the climate and the fact that normal people would have porridge or something hot for breakfast… But not me, I am always on the hunt for my daily acai fix. Rest assured, they can be found. Here …

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownies

This recipe was inspired by one of our most popular desserts… Our cookie dough fudge brownies which were created in collaboration with Sophie aka @coconutandbliss. They are so quick and easy to make, and a serious crowd pleaser. If you’re like us and looking for ways to increase your protein intake, try adding a scoop of Amazonia plant based vanilla …

St Tropez Highlights

The name St Tropez conjures up images of exclusivity and opulence. The town has a long and interesting history, however it only became a popular tourist destination in the early 20th century due to it’s famous visitors and the various movies set in St Tropez, most notably those featuring French actress, Brigitte Bardot. The port is lined with super yachts, expensive restaurants, cafes and local …