Try some of Rachael Finch’s favourite recipes

Try some of Rachael Finch’s favourite recipes

xhappy-healthy-strong-jpg-pagespeed-ic-uqqmyoi-xdIf your resolution for 2017 was to be inspired to start feeling amazing inside and out, Rachael Finch is here to help. Rachael is a lot of things – a model, a TV personality, a certified health coach and a mother, and in her first health and lifestyle book Rachael shares everything she’s learnt from all her roles. It’s split into three sections, Eat, Move and Mind, and her aim for the book is to help women achieve their own goals, whatever they may be, and feel peaceful, healthy and amazing each and every day.

You can read more of our take on her health and wellness book Happy Healthy Strong here!

Head here to start reading, or here to purchase a copy, and check out some of the recipes below!

 

Berry blast smoothie bowl

Serves 1

1/3 cup mixed berries

1/4 cup coconut yoghurt plus

1 tablespoon extra, to servep135-smoothie-bowl-min

1 pitted medjool date

2 tablespoons oats 

1 tablespoon plant protein

(e.g. hemp, pea or rice)

1/4 cup plant-based milk

1 teaspoon rice malt syrup

(optional)

2–3 tablespoons fresh

berries or seasonal fruit of

choice, to serve

1 teaspoon shredded

coconut, to serve

 

Blend the berries, coconut yoghurt, date, oats, plant protein, plant-based milk, and rice malt syrup, if using, in a high-speed blender until thick and creamy. Add a splash more of the milk if you need a little more liquid.

Pour the thick smoothie into a bowl and top with the berries, extra coconut yoghurt and shredded coconut.

(from Eat 135)

 


 

Dukkha-crusted salmon with balsamic broccolini

Serves 2p153-salmon-min

1/4 cup dukkha

2 salmon fillets

1 tablespoon extra-virgin

olive oil

Balsamic broccolini

2 bunches broccolini,

around 10–12 stalks

1 tablespoon extra-virgin

olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic

vinegar

1/4 cup slivered almonds

Cut any thick-stemmed broccolini pieces down the middle lengthways to create thinner pieces so all the broccolini is around the same size. Heat a splash of the olive oil in a shallow wide-based saucepan over medium heat. Using tongs, add the broccolini, tossing it in the oil to coat it well. Continue cookingthe broccolini for 4–5 minutes, tossing it until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Set aside the pan.

Spread the dukkha on a plate and roll the salmon fillets in it to coat them well.

Heat another frying pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle the crusted salmon with a little of the olive oil and transfer it to the hot pan. Cook the salmon until the dukkha forms a nice crust and the salmon is cooked halfway through. (You can see it changing colour on the underside of the fillet.) Turn the fish and cook the other side.

When ready to serve, return the pan with the broccolini to the heat. Add the balsamic vinegar, slivered almonds and a little more of the olive oil to the broccolini, and heat through, tossing to coat well, for 1–2 minutes.

Serve the salmon with the balsamic broccolini on the side.

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10 January 2017

Start reading Happy Healthy Strong here!

    Book of the Week: Happy Healthy Strong by Rachael Finch

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    10 January 2017

    Book of the Week: Happy Healthy Strong by Rachael Finch

      Synopsis

      Why we love it: Packed with affirmations, recipes, wellness tips, down to earth advice and beautiful images, Happy Healthy Strong will help you feel all three.If your resolution for 2017 was to be inspired to start feeling amazing inside and out, Rachael Finch is here to help. Rachael is a lot of things – a model, a TV personality, a certified health coach and a mother, and in her first health and lifestyle book Rachael shares everything she’s learnt from all her roles. It’s split into three sections, Eat, Move and Mind, and her aim for the book is to help women achieve their own goals, whatever they may be, and feel peaceful, healthy and amazing each and every day.Rachael’s made a book that’s easy to dip in and out of, and different women may connect with different aspects. The first section of the book, Eat, has health and body tips, Rachael’s own experiences, and plenty of deceptively healthy recipes. Rachael reinforces that there is no one diet that will work for everyone, so she encourages searching for what works for you, and paying attention to what your body is saying. For example, Rachael learned when she cut our carbs that although she lost weight, it just made her cravings worse, leaving her completely drained. When she added them back into a balanced diet with protein and healthy fats, Rachael found herself eating less but enjoying it more, and her cravings for processed foods actually decreased.It’s all about experimenting and balancing, and Rachael provides lots of nutritious (and delicious) options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s choc-chia pancakes, sweet potato hash browns, smoothie bowls and more. Check out some of Rachael’s recipes here!In Move, Rachael writes about exercise, and how crucial just getting moving is for our health. ‘Strong beats skinny’, so her attitude to physical activity is to just do what you enjoy. If 30 mins a day is too challenging to fit in, go for 15! Do what you can, and value quality over quantity. She has tips for running, stretching, cardio, and dancing, among others. For Rachael, dancing is incredibly close to her heart – and not just because she met her now husband Michael (Misha) on Dancing with the Stars.The final section of Happy Healthy Strong is Mind, which is about self-belief and self-love. She understands that unlocking your inner confidence can be challenging, and Rachael considers how to combat the things that may be holding you back, such as guilt, insecurities and anxieties. She shows how to embrace meditation and mindfulness, and how to apply those ideas throughout your daily life. With affirmations and inspirational quotes as well as Rachael’s own real stories and personal struggles, her encouraging and optimistic outlook really rings true in this section.Rachael Finch’s positive attitude to life, health and beauty shines through her first book. Happy Healthy Strong is genuine and full of heart, as well as stunningly photographed. It’s one to keep at close reach for when you need a little pick me up – and a smoothie bowl to go with it.Rachael Finch is one of Australia's most popular media personalities. Currently signed to Seven Network, Rachael presents across a range of lifestyle, fashion and sports programming and is an ambassador for Myer. Rachael represented Australia at the Miss Universe competition in 2009, and cooked up a storm to place third on Channel Ten's popular show ‘Celebrity Masterchef' also in 2009.Click here to check out some recipes and start reading, or here to purchase a copy of Happy Healthy Strong!Rachael wants to hear from you! Contact her through social media here to share your thoughts.
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      Rachael Finch

      Rachael Finch is one of Australia's most popular media personalities. Currently signed to Seven Network, Rachael presents across a range of lifestyle, fashion and sports programming and is an ambassador for Myer. Rachael represented Australia at the Miss Universe competition in 2009, and cooked up a storm to place third on Channel Ten's popular show ‘Celebrity Masterchef' also in 2009. A model, media personality, mother and certified health coach, the past few years have seen Rachael appear on ‘Dancing With The Stars', and the travel show ‘High Road, Low Road' with co-host Tom Williams, along with presenting the weather on Seven's ‘Sunrise'.She has worked as part of Seven's reporting team for the network's coverage of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, presented nightly updates and a highlights show for the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, co-hosted ‘The Great Outdoors' and, more recently, various sports related segments. She is also a co-host on Nova's evening show as well as being a regular guest and co-host on Nova's national drive show ‘Fitzy & Wippa'.

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