Scott Mathias is Integrative Health Coach and Creator of the iLifeFoods.com range of SuperCellFoods
Right now I'm feeling a sense of freedom and liberation around the changes taking place with my diet. At the same time I am also coming understand how powerful religious, political, social and cultural forces are in determining what we should eat.
I was bought up in New Zealand and post war was virtually force-fed dairy products in order to support the emerging dairy industry there. So too bread and wheat products to help get the South Island wheat industry up and running after WWII .As a consequence I experienced what I now look back on as horrible digestive issues which I know impacted on my ability to feel good. The right nutritional information wasn't getting through to my cellular system.
Now, quite some years later I might add, I am over the need to eat what is on offer via the supermarket or what is shown on TV or in the newspapers. I eat what I know my body loves and enjoys.
I am now enjoying pampering
myself and see creating food as part of my daily meditation where I can
offer thanks to the earth for all she has done and continues to do for
I want to show you some of what I have eaten in the last 24hrs - each morning anyway I start my day with a fruit/vege smoothie which includes some of the iLifeFoods dried VegeShot or VegeShot Smoothie Booster. I love little raw treats more and more. What I did the other night was an avocado creams with garden herbs et al on top of cucumber slices!!!. I like something special too as my main course - a Zuccipasta - raw zucchini pasta with a RAW tomato sauce with the same ingredients I used when I used to prepare a cooked tomato sauce. Finally I like to do a RAW sweet which is really quite different to a cooked sweet - this time a new twist on an oldie but a goodie - Coconut Kefir with cacao powder and strawberries topped off with coconut palm sugar - makes the old chocolate mousse look a tad tired doesn't it ?
Tropical Fruit Smoothie Avocado cream on sweet cucumber Zuccipasta with RAW tomato sauce
Tropical Fruit Smoothie : Blend a frozen banana with mango, paw paw (papaya) , pineapple, 1 sachet of VegeShot Smoothie Boost Serve garnished with a twist of kale.
Avocado Cream served on Sweet Lebanese Cucumber : 2 creamy avocados into a blender with the juice of a lime, handful of garden herbs -basil, majoram - pinch of sea salt . Blend and serve on slithers of cucumber and topped with a baby grape tomato and drizzle with macadamia oil and add a grind of pepper.
Zuccipasta with RAW Tomato Sauce: Firstly blend your sauce - 4 largish Roma tomatoes , large pinch of dried Italian herbs, glove of garlic, touch of red onion,fresh basil, 1 small red chilli, pinch of seasalt and ground pepper and small sprinkle of coconut palm sugar. Blend together until smooth and creamy. Set aside. take two largish zucchini or courgette and using a small Gefu Spirelli Spiral Cutter.This is a great little device into which you slide your courgette or zucchini or cucumber..it will also do a sweet potato if you clean and prepare it to fit neatly into the end.
I have some of these great little hand operated beauties coming so if you want to put your name down for one then just email me
I like to spend a moment giving some thought to how I can introduce a safe sweet finishing touch to my meals. Sometimes its dried fruit based and sometimes its something just a wee bit special - such as a beauty I created the other night .
Coconut Kefir with cacao powder and strawberries and topped with a sprinkle of coconut palm sugar. Put 6 strawberries in the blender along with several good dollops of the creamy kefir mixture, add a teaspoon of raw cacao powder and blend together until a smoothy creamy consistency. It turned out sensationally when served in a small liqueur glass and by the way you might care to add a drop or two of your fav liqueur into the mix to give it an added zing if you wish.
So what is Coconut Kefir I hear you ask ? Well its two 600ml cans of Organic coconut cream into an airtight jar into which you add one 'Natures Own' Kefir starter sachet. Stir it thoroughly and let it sit on the kitchen bench for a few days until it starts to go nice and sour and then put it into the fridge where it will solidify. This is the best stuff for helping to get new flora back into the tummy AND its not milk based.
Kefir has its origins in the middle east where the culture is added to cows and goats milk to create a form of cultured yogurt which helps in the process of digestion and maintaining stomach flora.
Raw food with a balance of fats, carbs and proteins and has been a transformational experience for me . I was a vegan for many years but was still taking some light protein from time to time like fish and chicken. When I dropped flesh of any kind I began to feel even better and more alert. Then when I began to just eat non cooked vegetables I found my energies and general state of body and mind slipped up another notch.
It is very simple to slot one's brain into gear around preparing raw food but for many its a difficult task when all that 'seems' to be on offer is the usual 3-dimensional food of meat and three veg and plenty out of a packet.
I can help you understand more about the RAW approach to life and living and teach you how to prepare the food you see on this page. I offer three day intensives built around my own lifestyle and using an Integrative Nutrition approach. I also offer nation wide - global wide - 3 and 6 month Health and Wellbeing programs and my very popular 4 hour 'RAW in the Kitchen' experiences based from my cottage in Doonan, 10 minutes South of Noosa, about 1.5 hrs north of Brisbane. If you would like more information please email me to find out more information and dates and times for classes. For the longer health programs I offer an initial FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT. EMAIL ME NOW!!
Scott Mathias is a Certified Integrative Nutritionist and Professional Health Coach. Based in Noosa, Queensland he consults to clients around Australia including conducting raw food seminars, public speaking engagements. His special area of interest is the digestive function and eating food which promotes LIFE!!
He is also the creator of the iLifeFoods range an all Australian range of 100% PURE SuperCellFoods
CLICK HERE to go to Scott’s Health Coaching Website to learn more about the Integrative Nutrition approach to health and Wellbeing - people's lives and health can change. Are you up to it ?
You may also meet me every Saturday at the Lake Kawana Farmers Market along side Nicklin Way by the Lake and every Sunday at the famous Noosa Farmers Market in the carpark of the AFL Football Grounds, Weyba Road, Noosaville.