Pat Farmer Hivita

Pat Farmer announced as Hivita’s Brand Ambassador

For some time we have been searching for the perfect brand ambassador to assist in promoting the Hivita range. We are delighted to announce that Ultra Marathon Runner Pat Farmer has joined our team. As an elite athlete, Pat Farmer knows that his body needs the fuel for long hours on the road. The combination of

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salmon black bean

Grilled Salmon with Black Bean

Salmon is one of the most nutritious types of fish to add to your diet. Its jam-packed full of nutrients you need for good health, like  iron, zinc, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 plus omega-3 fatty acids. Its also a great source of protein and much lower in saturated fat than red meat. Salmon is

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Radicchio salad

Salad of radicchio, green peas, rocket and pomegranate with goat’s cheese

Nutritional Info: Dietary Fibre, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamins C, E, A and K. Folate, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Copper, and a great source of Thiamin. Ingredients: 1 radicchio:  treviso if it’s in season. (If not available use 2 witlof, it’s the bitter flavour we want) 200g frozen green peas defrosted 1 bag

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good and bad fat

Good fat and bad fat

Fat is NOT evil. In fact, it’s essential Hard to believe, given the current coverage of Western cultures’ obesity epidemic, and a trip through the supermarket aisles where every product offers a low fat “lite” version. It’s as if fat has become the dreaded lurgy, to be avoided at all costs – and yet our

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exercise for brain

Brain Training

Hit the floor and give me 20! Wouldn’t it be great if we could do the same for our brain? Especially during PMS or the perimenopause, when we can get sideswiped by ghastly brain fog. And yes, it’s not just you being a bit dim, or having a “senior moment” (horrible phrase!) – it’s a

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homemade skincare products

DIY beauty products from the kitchen cupboard

Open any magazine or flick on the TV and you will be bombarded with images of gorgeous women spruiking the latest beauty product, promising flawless skin, hair or nails. But did you know you can look just as gorgeous concocting your own DIY beauty products? Check out your own kitchen for everyday ingredients that make effective, tried

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chicken pilaf recipe

Pearl barley and chicken pilaf with lemon, cauliflower and broccoli

This healthy recipe is a good source of dietary fibre, vitamins C, K and B6 and Manganese, Selenium, Phosphorus and Folate. Ingredients: 1 cup Pearl barley 2 skinned chicken thigh fillets diced into a 1 cm cubes. 2 saffron threads if desired 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 litre Chicken stock 1 Red onion diced fine

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food for stress

Foods to fight stress

Woo hoo – Chocolate helps fight stress! Well, kind of… There had to be a reason that we reach for those comforting squares of yummy loveliness every time we feel overwhelmed. Well, the milky sugary stuff, packed full with caramel filling – that doesn’t help us at all. But it is true (scientists say so, definitely more than

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veggie muffins

Full of fibre vegetable muffins

Looking for a new healthy snack for kids’ lunchboxes and for after school treats? Give these vegetable muffins a try! The muffins are a good source of protein and fibre. The nutrients will depend on the vegetables chosen, but there will be Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 and Phosphorus and Selenium with the recipe below. Ingredients: 2 cups

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Blueberry Blast Soy Smoothie

Smoothies have got to be one of the easiest and best ways to fit more serves of fruit and veggies into your day. If you have a blender, you can create a delicious, nutrient rich smoothie in about two minutes. Our blueberry blast soy smoothie is packed with protein and vitamins C and B6, magnesium, riboflavin

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healthy lunch ideas

Ideas for healthy lunchboxes

Its tempting to fill up lunchboxes with those all too convenient supermarket multi-pack options, but all it takes is just a bit of planning to pull together an appetising, healthy lunch box full of tasty food designed to keep you going all day. Put a bit of preparation and thought into it, and the bonus is that you could

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healthy snack

Healthy snacks for you and your family

We all try so very, very hard, right? Healthy packed lunches, a rainbow of vegetables on the dinner plate for a perfectly balanced diet, overflowing fruit bowls… We work so hard to instill good nutritional habits for the whole family, and then ruin it all with family movie night, or a long road trip…  Suddenly salty chips, or a bag

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healthy choices

The non-diet diet – 10 common sense tips for eating well

5:2, Atkins, Low GI, High Protein, Macrobiotic, Zone, 5×5, Grapefruit… Fruitcake – anyone?? It’s so easy to get caught up in the latest fad diets. Results plastered all over the front of gossip mags, and popping up in the corner of your web browser. (Ah yes – there goes that animated belly shrinking all over the corner of my

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turkey and brocoli salad

Broccoli Salad with Turkey

This is a lovely recipe for a warm salad with crunchy broccoli, fennel, pine nuts and lean turkey mince. Nutritional Info: Turkey is rich in protein, niacin, iron, zinc and magnesium, B6 and phosphorus and the salad is great source of Vitamin C, folate and Vitamin A Ingredients: 400 grams lean turkey mince 400 grams Broccoli 1 Large Fennel,

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tropical smoothie with coconut water

Tropical Coconut Water Smoothie

Smoothies are a genius invention for helping us fit more serves of fruit and veggies into our busy days. You can mix and match ingredients to your taste, but we like this combination of kiwifruit, mango and coconut water for a deliciously healthy energy boost. Why we love coconut water: Coconut water is high in

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protein ball recipe

Nutty Protein Balls

Protein Balls are the perfect healthy snack to keep you going between meals and to stop those bad food cravings, especially around 3pm in the afternoon.. Loaded with protein and high in Riboflavin, B6, Thiamin and Vitamin C, they’ll help keep your energy levels up. Pop them in your handbag or in the kids’ lunchbox as

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Hivita team

Hivita Charity Work: Typhoon Haiyan

Our team at Hivita were devastated to hear of the horrible aftermath experienced in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. We believe it is important to assist where we are able to and that is why we teamed up with the LBC Foundation, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, to deliver much needed aid and

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porridge with a twist

Breakfast of champions: Wild variations on porridge

Oats have long been classified as a superfood. And its no wonder: they pack a nutritional punch with a whopping 15% of your daily intake of fibre, vitamin B group, magnesium, phosphorus and Iron. Oats and Barley are very slow to digest and rich in Beta-Glucan making them an excellent energy source. They are also a great

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