Wahiki Vegan Mocha Smoothie

Wahiki Vegan Mocha Smoothie

Vegan chocolate milk

  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 4 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons of agave nectar
  • 3 cups of coconut cream
  • 1 and 3 quarter cups of coconut water
  • 2 and a half cups of coconut cream
  • 2 and a half tablespoons of Wahiki coconut ice cream

Mocha

  • Up to 2 shots of espresso
  • 70g coconut shreds for the top
  • Cashew cream – 100g of cashews soaked overnight
  • Half a cup of coconut cream

In a large bowl place the 2 and a half cups of coconut cream, 1 tablespoon of agave nectar, and 3 tablespoon of cacao powder and whisk. As you’re whisking slowly add the coconut water. It will become more dense and start to mix together.

Get out a blender use half of the avocado, add a tablespoon of cacao, add the coconut oil, add 2 teaspoons of vanilla coconut sugar. Blend it up. Add this mixture into the bowl with the coconut cream. Whisk these two mixtures together. Once the chocolate milk is complete put it to one side.

In a blender add one shot of espresso, add 3 quarters of a cup of the chocolate milk, add 2 and a half tablespoon of Wahiki coconut ice cream, and add the other half of avocado. Once done top up the blender with more of the chocolate milk.

For the cashew cream you soak the cashews into half of the cup coconut cream make sure this is done the night before. Then put those into a blender until the cashews and the coconut become aerated and smooth. Place on top of chocolate milk in the glass.

For the coconut shreds in a pan medium to high with a shot of espresso and a tablespoon of agave nectar. On heat until the coffee becomes a syrup consistency. And the coconut shreds are covered in the syrup. Separate the coconut shreds from the syrup. And put the coconut shreds back into the pan to caramelize. Once they have caramelized place on top of coconut cashew cream and pour a little of the coffee syrup over the top. Place in straws and enjoy.

 

Wahiki Vegan ganache tart recipe

Wahiki Vegan ganache tart recipe

Why not try making this stunning Wahiki Vegan ganache tart for your loved ones.

Base

  • 200g pitted medjool dates
  • 100g almonds
  • 75g macadamia nuts
  • 75g pistachio

Put in blender and process until ingredients combine to form a moldable but soft dough like base, then proceed to get a 22-25cm dish or cake tin, line with baking paper, place the ingredients from the blender into the dish or tin, and press all around the outside and base of tin, have about consistently 0.5cm depth of the base and around the outsides press around constantly with a height of 1.5-2 cm covering all the baking paper. Proceed to press the date nut mix onto the inside of the tin to contain the filling. Creating a wall on the inside of the tin of at least 2cm. Put into freezer to chill for 40 minutes-1 hour.

Filling

  • 3 large avocados or 4 medium avocados (ripe)
  • 200g of liquid or melted coconut oil
  • Or half a tablespoon of agave nectar 2 teaspoons of vanilla coconut sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of cacao
  • 2 scoops of Wahiki coconut ice cream

Process in blender until ingredient combine and form a smooth substance, check for no lumps with a spatula. A quick taste. Get the base out of the freezer and add the mixture into the base. Use a spatula to make it level. Once done shake the tin to make sure that its all level. Place in the freezer for 4-5 hours.

Berry sauce recipe

  • 400g of fresh or frozen berries, preferably a mix of raspberries blueberries, either blackberries or strawberries.
  • ⅕ cup of water if using fresh berries
  • 2 medium or 1 large lemon
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Place the berries in a large pot on the stove on medium heat. If frozen start on a lower heat and let the ice melt to create its own liquid. If they’re fresh add ⅕ th of a cup of water. Zest and juice the lemon and place into the pot. Add the pinch of cinnamon. Leave for 15-20 minutes to simmer on a medium heat and add any extra water if the berry sauce needs it. After the berries have simmered place into a blender and process until it becomes a berry sauce with no lumps.

Serve
Layer the berry sauce how you would like. Weather its on the side, over the tart, patterned across the plate, under the tart. Place tart on a plate or dish once you’ve sliced the portion out. Put 2 scoops of Wahiki vanilla coconut ice cream on the side or on top of the tart, balancing out and refreshing the palette. Then add fresh berries of your liking or freeze dried fruits onto the tart.

 

Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse Recipe

Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse Recipe

Avocado’s are delicious and so healthy.  Healthy fats are so good to combine with our WAHIKI coconut ice cream.

Ingredients:

    • 2 medium sized ripe avocados
    • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
    • 5 fresh dates (pitted, chopped and soaked)
    • ¼ cup WaHiki coconut ice cream
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • pinch sea salt

Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve with berries and WaHiki coconut ice cream.

No One Else Can Create Your Dreams

No One Else Can Create Your Dreams

WaHiki is all about wellness and that includes mental wellness…and we have a little magical life lesson to share with you. YOU are the creator of your own reality. No one else can create your life for you … it’s yours to do all on your own! When you step into this very powerful belief that you are the creator or manifesto of everything in your environment. It is a very empowering standpoint. Because you realise that if you can make it, you can change it. Your beliefs, your thoughts and your emotions all come back to you as the world around you. Your external world experiences are simply a mirror of yourself and your energy that emanates. It reflects what you think, feel and believe, it will expose to you how you operate. If only you would take notice. If you are bothered or annoyed with something or someone, all of a sudden what you see is that other people who act ‘annoyed’ or are ‘annoying’ will pop into your focus. If you don’t respect yourself then others won’t respect you. If you don’t believe you are worthy of a pay increase or a promotion then guess what? Others will see you exactly that way. If you are careless and you don’t look after people or objects as if it was your own, then you will receive exactly that. Others will be careless with you and your belongings. What You Ask For, You Get Any thought, any doubts or any questions you are broadcasting, in other words inviting it into your experience. There is a science to ‘thought broadcasting’ and thinking positive thoughts are not enough to make it happen. So, when life gives you lemons, it’s not enough to make lemonade … you have to taste it, drink it up, feel the cool and refreshing liquid run down your throat, and bask in the experience. It’s a corny analogy, but it makes a valid point. You have to feel your way through life. Feeling is the fuel to your thoughts. And… this doesn’t mean sitting on the couch thinking and feeling positive ways like – I really deserve that pay rise or I really want that promotion …. because you will be always left wanting whatever you are thinking or feeling. This is when action is key. Only with action can you create powerful transformation. No One Else Can Create Your Dreams No one can create your dreams, just as you cannot create anyone else’s dreams. That’s like working at changing someone or getting someone on board with your dream when there is no emotional connection or desire. This applies in every environment. If you work in a corporation or you are a leader of an organisation your only way to create any form of desire or motivation from another human being is if it comes from the individual himself or herself. Manifest Your Existence With quantum physics, we have more scientific proof that everything is energy and all we have to do is match ourselves to the frequency of the reality we want. Sounds easy right? Hmm. If only. How do we shut out all the external noise when we are working and living in a fast pace world that never stops? We need time and quiet to design our lives and to interpret the world around us and our place in it. Both of these things require conscious thought – to understand that we are the only ones who can make ourselves think or feel or react a certain way. Secondly, to take ownership of our immediate environment and when we find ourselves feeling ‘at odds’ take stock, review the situation and begin to understand our response. Act As A Mirror To Find Solutions If we can begin to see that everything around us is a reflection of us in some way shape or form, then we can learn a great deal about ourselves. We are here to learn from every human being. This is our gift, our teacher and our lessons to learn. It is up to you to how you feel every day, or whether you are going to have a good or bad day. We create our own realities, whether we are conscious of it or not. Most of us are unaware of the power of our thoughts and so react to life on auto-pilot and therefore create unconsciously. When we become aware that we are the creator of our reality, we can consciously choose different experiences, therefore create a different reality. When you are creating consciously, you can change your reality in an instance. And this is when the magic begins … because life begins to unfold, just the way YOU want it to.

Avocado, Coconut and Lime ‘cheese’ cake Recipe

Avocado, Coconut and Lime ‘cheese’ cake Recipe

SERVES: 10-12 PREP: 20 MINUTES
COOKS IN: 10-15 MINS + 4-5 HOURS TO SET IN THE FRIDGE

DAIRY FREE
FREE GLUTEN

Avocados and coconuts are guilt-free and they lend a rich, creamy texture that mimics dairy – in this case cream cheese!
At WaHiki we love avocados and our coconut ice cream in smoothies, ice-creams, chocolate mousse and ‘cheese’ cakes, like this one. The filling is light and ‘moussey’, with a rich creamy flavour, that goes so well with a scoop of our WaHiki ice cream. This recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free.

Base

ground almonds 140g
desiccated coconut ¾ cup
medjool dates (pitted) 8 large
salt good pinch
coconut oil 5 tablespoons melted or soft
Filling

firm ripe avocados flesh from 5 medium (remove any rotten bits)
lime juice 1 cup (freshly squeezed or pre-squeezed from a packet)
limes finely grated zest of 1-2
salt good pinch
120 ml tub of WaHiki coconut ice cream
vanilla essence or extract 2 teaspoons
pure maple syrup 1 cup (or 3/4 cup caster sugar)
mint leaves 1 handful, chopped (optional)
gelatine powder 2 tablespoons
cold water 2 tablespoons
boiling water 3 tablespoons
To Serve

fresh fruit and a scoop of WaHiki icecream
Preheat oven to 160 degC/320 Fahrenheit.

Place all base ingredients in a food processor and blitz until well combined and crumbly. The mixture should hold together well when pinched together.
Lightly grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm round spring-form cake tin with baking-paper and tip in the base mixture. Press mixture down firmly and evenly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned, then set aside to cool completely in the fridge.
To make the filling, place all the ingredients, except the gelatine and water, in a food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth. Taste the mixture and add more maple syrup, lime juice or zest or vanilla to your taste buds if necessary.
Mix gelatine powder with cold water and leave to swell for a few minutes. Add boiling water and mix well to completely dissolve the gelatine (make sure there are no little lumps!). Add dissolved gelatine mixture to the food processor and blend with avocado mixture until very smooth and well incorporated.
Remove cake tin from fridge and pour filling over the base. Cover with a plate or clingfilm, and return to the fridge to set for at least 4-5 hours or overnight.
To serve, carefully run a knife between the tin and the cake to loosen, then push the base of the tin up and carefully transfer cheesecake to a plate. Garnish with raspberries And WaHiki ice cream. Will keep in the fridge for a couple of days, or can be frozen (covered well in plastic wrap) for weeks.

 

New Year NEW You – Keys to be a More Confident Person

New Year NEW You – Keys to be a More Confident Person

At WaHhiki we believe there’s power in self-confidence. Here’s how to get it.

Here are the WaHiki team’s suggestions for a self confidence boost:

1. Strengthen your mind.

Self-confidence is a state of mind that can be achieved through intentional action. Taking a “WaHiki” (Time out in Māori) to nurture your mind, body and spirit (preferably one hour a day) can be done in a variety of ways. We prefer being in the water, exercise and mediation in the morning. If you’re not taking time for yourself, then you’re allowing someone or something to shape your view of the world.

2. Replace negative with positive.

A whole new branch of psychology is dedicated to mindfulness, but it boils down to this: Negative thoughts and insecurities will always pop up. So, mindfulness practice teaches you to treat thoughts as tools. Be mindful of negative thoughts, acknowledge them, discard them and replace with a positive thought. Controlling your mind is a journey so take your time to strengthen your mind.

3. Live a lifestyle of personal growth.

Putting yourself into courses or professional relationships that force you to grow ensures that you’re always expanding, which in turn generates confidence. From therapeutic programs to leadership programs to physical programs, committing to this kind of regular growth and showing up and being fully present are the keys to confidence.

4. Learn about impostor syndrome.

Many professionals will at some point experience a psychological phenomenon known as impostor syndrome, complete with feelings of inadequacy and a fear that everything accomplished to date has been through sheer luck. To overcome this, learn to internalize accomplishments. Peer groups are a great place to talk it out and build confidence.

5. Dress for success.

No matter what level of business you’re in, it’s important to dress for the client you want, rather than the client you have. There’s this idea of working from home in PJs. The most successful people get up early and dress like they’re off for a day at the office, and it’s reflected in their attitude. When you look good, you feel good and you’re more confident, too.

6. Take an improv class.

Improv classes make you think on your toes in front of an audience. Being on stage helps grow your confidence; being in front of crowds teaches you how to think and react quickly—all things that translate well to a boardroom or public speaking opportunity.

7. Produce a high-quality personal brand.

At WaHiki we believe that a key component to building self-confidence is in publicly building one’s own brand. This can be done through the creation of high-quality content like blog posts, e-books, podcasts or video content. Even if it doesn’t receive much traction initially, the fact that you have a body of work that you are proud to refer others to can make a big difference in your self-confidence.

8. Recognise your value outside of your work.

Your self-confidence needs to be rooted in who you are completely outside of your success in business. So find ways to get connected with yourself and grow. Perhaps volunteer, do pro-bono work, meditate, work out, read, hang out with friends. Whatever it takes for you to see your value regardless of how well [you’re doing professionally].

WaHiki Golden Turmeric Coconut Milk Float

WaHiki Golden Turmeric Coconut Milk Float

Golden Turmeric Milk is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic recipe that uses two amazing spices; turmeric and black pepper combining them into a timeout that is both healthy and delicious and can be enjoyed by the whole family. With a scoop of WaHiki ice cream, you can really enjoy a timeout.

Turmeric originates from India, where it’s been used for centuries in cooking, health care and general wellness. Its active ingredient is called curcumin.

Golden Turmeric Milk’s Health benefits

Drink golden milk every day to take advantage of the many health benefits attributed to the ingredients.

Curcumin contains active compounds with powerful medicinal properties, Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory and can lower your risk of heart and brain diseases. It’s also thought to be beneficial in fighting cancer.

When Curcumin is combined with black pepper, its bioavailability significantly increases allowing the body to make better use of its active ingredients.

Turmeric is an antiseptic and an analgesic, so it can help with pain relief.

It’s thought to assist with liver detoxification

Joint problems are helped by Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties.

Take as a drink during the day hot or cold, or before bed to help you sleep.

Make your own WaHiki Golden Turmeric Coconut Milk Float

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (fresh is best, make it the best quality you can)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (the absorption of Turmeric’s active ingredients is actually enhanced when combined with black pepper)
  • 1″ piece of ginger sliced
  • Raw honey or coconut sugar to sweeten if desired.
  • 1 scoop of WaHiki Coconut Ice Cream

Directions:

  • In a saucepan add all ingredients (except honey, if using) and whisk to combine
  • Heat over medium heat until it starts to bubble
  • Then turn heat down to low and simmer for about 5 minutes so the flavours blend together.
  • Strain out the ginger
  • Add honey and stir
  • If you’re having chilled, place it in the fridge for an hour or two.
  • Add a scoop of WaHiki Coconut Ice Cream
  • As this makes two servings, share your timeout!

Coconut and Vanilla Custard Cherry Tart Recipe

Coconut and Vanilla Custard Cherry Tart Recipe

We’ve been busy in the WaHiki kitchen come up with some delicious and nutritious recipes for you to wow loved ones. These Coconut and Vanilla Custard Cherry Tarts are free of gluten, dairy, grains and low in sugar. They are delicious, simple to make and easily adaptable to use any seasonal fruit or filling.

Almond Date Tarts with Coconut Vanilla Custard and Cherries

Note – These tarts can be made up to three days ahead of time and stored in an airtight container. If you want a more simple dessert, you could opt for just WaHiki coconut ice cream as the filling instead of this coconut vanilla custard. If cherries are not available you could use any other seasonal fruit such as strawberries.

Ingredients:

For the tarts

This tart mixture will make 12-15 mini tarts, or 6-8 medium sized tarts.

140g ground almonds

3/4 cup desiccated coconut

8 large medjool dates (pitted)

5 tablespoons coconut oil

Pinch of sea salt


Method:

  • Preheat oven to 160C.
  • Place all base ingredients in a food processor and blitz until well combined and crumbly. The mixture should hold together well when pinched together. If a little wet, you can add 1 Tablespoon of coconut flour to the mixture.
  • Lightly grease and line the base and sides of a mini muffin pan, or muffin tin depending on the size of your tarts. Press mixture down firmly and evenly with your fingers.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned, then set aside to cool completely in the fridge.

 

For the coconut vanilla custard

Ingredients:

2 cups WaHiki coconut ice cream

1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons of tapioca flour

pinch of sea salt

1 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup

6 egg yolks

1 vanilla bean, scraped

Method:

  • Bring 1½  cups of the WaHiki coconut ice cream to a boil in a saucepan along with the scraped vanilla bean.
  • In a small bowl mix the tapioca flour and salt with the remaining softened 1/2 cup WaHiki coconut ice cream until dissolved and set aside.
  • Lower the heat and add the honey/maple syrup to the ice cream mix
  • In a small bowl whisk the egg yolks then add some of the hot WaHiki coconut ice cream mix to the bowl to temper the eggs and pour the egg mixture into the saucepan – continue whisking to combine.
  • Add the ice cream mixture to the pan and stir constantly until it thickens and starts to simmer. Do not boil.
  • Remove from the heat, cover with baking paper or plastic wrap so it doesn’t form a skin, let cool to room temperature and refrigerate until cold or use warm immediately.

 

To serve

12-15 cherries

Freeze dried raspberry, strawberry or blackcurrant powder for sprinkling.

To assemble the tarts, spoon the coconut custard mixture into the tart shells. Garnish each tart with one cherry and WaHiki coconut ice cream. Sprinkle all the tarts with freeze dried fruit powder. Serve with love.

TURMERIC & WAHIKI SMOOTHIE RECIPE MAKES A DELICIOUS & POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT

TURMERIC & WAHIKI SMOOTHIE RECIPE MAKES A DELICIOUS & POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT

How would you like to start your day with an awesome Superfood and antioxidant packed smoothie that has a ton of medicinal properties as well?

This turmeric and WaHiki coconut ice cream smoothie recipe is perfect for that. The active compound in tumeric is known to have a wide range of medicinal benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antibacterial, and antiviral activities. Coconut is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its benefits include weight loss, better brain function, skin health and many more.

Turmeric & Wahiki Smoothie Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 pot of 120mL WaHiki coconut ice cream
  • 1/2 cup frozen/fresh pineapple or mango chunks
  • 1 fresh banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (can be increased to 1 tsp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.Have a great time out and drink this smoothie in the morning before you have anything to eat. It’s a solid way to start your day and pack your body full of antioxidants.

15 Tricks to keep your family healthy

15 Tricks to keep your family healthy

 

The struggle to maintain a healthy work/life balance is near impossible for most people these days, and throwing kids and loved ones into the mix only makes it all the more challenging. Look around and people seem worn out, struggling to find the time, money and inspiration to keep themselves and their families happy and healthy.

With social media and advertising taking much of the blame, we feel pressured to raise our kids on the finest after-school activities, to feed our families the latest and greatest energy boosting superfoods, to exercise ourselves to Hollywood-sized proportions, all while looking youthful, glowing and Botoxfully beautiful.

We’re up against a bombardment of TV ads doing their best to turn our kids into junk-food filled fatties. Technology and peer pressures are beating us hands down in our efforts to get our kids exercising and eating properly, and our own lack of time means it’s difficult to get everyone together in the family home, eat healthily. It’s no wonder we’re feeling totally exhausted.

But if you step back, take a few breaths and recognise that small changes can have big positive effects, you’ll be amazed what a difference you can make. Try these simple tips to keep yourself and your family healthy despite everyday challenges:

Make breakfast fast.

To avoid lapses in energy and sugar crashes later in the day it’s vital you and your family always eat breakfast. Want some quick breakfast ideas? Get on the overnight oats bandwagon – the night before simply mix porridge oats and milk (or soy/almond/rice/coconut milk etc), add some banana, mango or dried fruit, perhaps some almond butter too, stir and leave overnight in the fridge ready to be eaten the next day. Substitute with omega packed chia seeds as an alternative to oats. Throw on some nuts and seeds and you have an amazingly healthy, yummy and super quick breakfast that all the family will love. Fancy a change from that? Try using WaHiki Coconut Ice cream and cover with nuts, seeds & dried fruit.

Other quick and nutritional breakfast ideas include homemade muesli or muesli bars, almond butter, avocado or hummus on wholemeal toast, poached eggs and banana wholemeal pancakes.

Offer healthy snacks.

Tempt your kids away from junk food and keep their energy levels up by giving them a homemade snack every 3 or so hours. Healthy snacks include vegetable sticks (e.g. carrot, cucumber, capsicum) with hummus or cream cheese, apples spread with nut or seed butter, rice or corn cakes, nuts, dried fruit, or homemade treats like muffins, muesli bars or energy balls. Make sure lollies and junk food are limited to a once a week treat, or even better avoid temptation by not even having them in your house.

Restrict soft drinks and minimise juice and milk consumption.

Whilst juice and milk contain valuable nutrients, the sugar in these drinks is not just bad for teeth but can fill up little tummies, meaning your kids won’t be hungry for their evening meal. Just allow one or two glasses per day, preferably during or after meals.

Prepare meals in advance.

Save time by making meals in large quantities and freezing for another day. Plan the week’s meals ahead of time. Shop with a shopping list that covers all ingredients needed so you’re sure to buy what you need and avoid things you don’t.

Bake at home.

Most kids have a sweet tooth so if you’re quite the baker you can steer them away from shop-bought junk food by making your own sweet little treats at home. This way you can experiment with alternatives to sugar and can ensure there are no nasty preservatives and additives added.

Make food look appealing.

Sometimes all it takes to get your little ones eating healthily is making the food look pretty and fun. Mix up colours. Cut sandwiches into shapes with a biscuit cutter. Stick eyes, noses and mouths on food with carrot sticks, half cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, raisins etc. Use grated cheese for hair. Make wraps with carrot, cheese and lettuce and cut into colourful slices. Let your imagination go wild because if it looks cool, there’s a good chance your kids will eat it.

Reward healthy eating.

Give your kids a reward sticker each time they try a new food or eat their whole meal. A scheme whereby 5 stickers equals an extra 30 minutes of TV or playing on the tablet can work wonders to ensure good eating habits.

Have the kids help.

When kids help make a meal they feel more involved and are more likely to eat it. You could also ask them to help choose what to make or have them suggest two or three healthy ingredients to include.

Eat together.

Yes, everyone is on a busy schedule and it’s probably hard to get everyone together to eat every day, but it’s important to eat as a family as much as possible, even if it’s only once a week. It’s not just a chance to have a chat and reconnect with one another, but a great way to inspire little ones to eat what you’re eating. Sharing a family pot of WaHiki ice cream is a great way to enjoy a dessert together!

Make your kids the food police.

Encourage your kids to be conscious of what they’re eating and to call you out if they spot you eating something unhealthy. They’ll take pride in their newfound responsibility and it’s sure to have a positive effect on their eating habits too.

 Exercise together.

You don’t need hours each week for the gym – getting out and having a run around with your kids will keep you all fit and happy. A few ideas: a family bike ride, play chasey in the garden, skip rope, musical chairs, pop your favourite songs on and dance up a storm, play football or basketball outside, go swimming together, do a backyard obstacle course etc etc.

Get outside every day.

Another reason to get outside with your kids is to make sure you’re all getting enough Vitamin D, which is vital for bone and muscle strength and overall good health. Try to be outside for 30 minutes every day, but be sure to wear sun protection during the warmer months.

Avoid illness with good hygiene.

Minimise bouts of illness by ensuring everyone washes their hands routinely throughout the day, throws away used tissues, puts their hand over their mouth when coughing, avoids touching eyes, nose and mouth, avoids biting nails, etc. Make sure you’re also up to date with vaccinations too.

Get enough sleep.

Sleep is vital to restore and rejuvenate our bodies and brains, repair tissue, regulate hormones, reduce stress, enhance learning and concentration and generally maintain good health. If you or your family are not getting enough sleep you will not be functioning to the best of your ability. Adults should be sleeping at least 7 hours a night, and teenagers and children should be sleeping a lot more than this.

Spend time together.

Finally, the secret to keeping your family happy and healthy is spending time together. Time in each other’s company, laughing, chatting and bonding, provides a connection on which love and trust are built, resulting in your children being more compliant and respectful of what it is you ask of them. It can be as simple as watching a film together at home, going out bowling or shopping, going for a ‘date’ with your child to a local café, drawing or reading together, chasing each other around the garden or dancing together.

 

Whilst it might seem like a huge challenge to keep your family healthy in this fast-paced time-poor frantic world of temptation, if you put into practice just a few of these tips, you’re bound to notice some really positive changes.