Posted: September 29, 2020
Wazoogles Superfood Coconut and Banana Protein Flapjacks
These pancakes are the Superhero disguised as the evil villain! They are packed with a lot of organic superfoods and plant-based protein. They taste like chocolate, and you only need to add 3 simple household ingredients together to make the batter. Easy-peasy!
Made completely without any flour, butter or milk, these pancakes still hold their consistency and flavour. The secret ingredients are bananas, eggs and of course Wazoogles Superfood. Start with that and you can add almost anything to vary the consistency and flavour. Try throwing frozen blueberries into the batter before cooking them for a piping hot blueberry and ancient Mayan cacao superfood protein fl
Here at Nature Shack we believe in trying and using the products we sell.
In that spirit, I tried a recipe this past weekend for a smoothie, with delicious results. It’s packed with delicious fruit and superfoods, guaranteed to give you a boost whether you choose it as a meal replacement, or a snack between meals. Here’s what you’ll need:
1 handful of strawberries, fresh or frozen
1 handful of blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 quarter of a small papaya
1 half of a small pineapple
There are normally two main reasons for parents considering cloth nappies – cost, and the impact on the environment (and for many, just how cute the cloth nappies are).
The debate has raged on the first point – are cloth nappies really cheaper than disposable?
The question relies on a number of factors – what type of nappies you buy, how many you buy through the course of your child’s nappy years, and how often you wash. There are a multitude of options available out there, from pockets to flats to WAHM (Work at Home Mom) nappies which are often custom-made in small batches, which increases the cost.
The initial cost of cloth nappies is obviously much more than disposables, as people tend to buy the latter as needed. However, just as many people ask their guests at their baby shower to buy one packet of nappies, the same concept can be applied to cloth nappies. This is what we did for our son – we asked every couple who came to our shower to buy just one cloth nap
Here’s a dreamy Creamy Coco Green Smoothie recipe for you, created by Leozette Roode, author of the South African Vegan Cookbook.
1x small fresh mango
1x small banana
1-2 Scoops of Wazoogles Plant Power protein powder
330ml coconut water (I used sparkling for extra fizzzzz)
1/2 - 1 cup fresh spinach
5 dried dates
1 tablespoon Oh Mega Roasted Macadamia butter
6 blocks of ice
Toppings: Toasted coconut flakes, dried chopped rose petals and a drizzle of Buttanutt Roasted Macadamia butter
Instructions: Blend in the Omniblend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and decorate with toppings.
Posted: August 12, 2020
What does it mean to be a woman? I’m sure we all have our own ideas on what defines womanhood, but the one thing we all should have in common is the freedom and choice to live our lives as we decide.
Sadly, this isn’t the case in many parts of the world, and as South Africa in particular fights against gender violence, we find ourselves asking how we can change things.
I’ve had the same conversation with many of my female friends, as well as my sister and mother, about how we are defined as women. I’ve fought long and hard against the notion that women can only be, and do, certain things. I’ve fought against the assumption that all women are born to be mothers, caretakers, the very foundation of family and home. Because we don’t all fit the same mold, and when we don’t, we shouldn’t be shamed or punished for it.
We can’t expect others to solve our problems, or the many societal expectations placed on us, forcing us in the same direction for generations – marriage, mothe
Posted: June 08, 2020
Father’s Day is on the 21st of June, and although gifting is the obvious thing to do, what does this day actually mean to us? As daughters and sons, but also as the wives of the fathers of our children?
The role of fathers has changed massively in the last generation or so for some, but for others, tradition still reigns supreme, with moms at home with the kids and fathers going out and earning a living to support their families. Whatever your personal circumstances, how do you feel about your father?
It’s a truly complicated question. I grew up in the age where fathers were the breadwinners, and that was their role. As far as childrearing was concerned, that was more my mother’s domain. My mom often tells us stories of when we were babies or toddlers, and how my father (in my case) would walk up and down our long passage at night with me in the pram, because I was such a terrible sleeper and my mom was horribly sleep-deprived because of it. But as an adult, or even a tee
Posted: November 13, 2019
With Christmas just around the corner, gift fever is in the air. This is Nature Shack’s first Christmas, and we’re thrilled to be able to spend it with you – our customers and fellow green ninjas. While of course Christmas means many different things to different people, I think this holiday (if you celebrate it) does one important, communal, thing. It brings us all together - family, friends, and friends who are family. It’s a time for giving and receiving, yes, but more importantly, it’s a time of love, gratitude and togetherness. Whether we celebrate because of our religious beliefs, or because we simply love the concept of Christmas (who doesn’t love a holiday which brings food, gifts and people together?), there’s a common and undeniable feeling of community and gratitude.
So follows the unavoidable question – what do I get for my loved ones? I for one, am a sucker for gift vouchers. It means I can buy whatever I want at my fa
Posted: November 13, 2019
I like to think we all have great intentions when it comes to waste. I come from a family ruled by my mother, a Greek Catholic – the absolute epitome of no waste. (It’s true that to the Greeks there is no such thing as not being hungry. You eat regardless, or risk the wrath of a Greek woman, which never ends well for anyone involved). Is it possible to live a zero-waste lifestyle? I’m sure it is, but if that sounds like too high a mountain to climb, remember that even the smallest changes can make a big difference. If you make one small change, let’s say every month, by the time a year has gone by you would’ve made twelve great changes towards minimizing your household waste. It all really begins with mindfulness, which, like most things, takes practice.
Say, for example, you grab a coffee every morning on your way to work. Did you know that billions of disposable coffee cups fill our worldwide landfills every year? And the fix is easy – reusable coffee cups. W
Posted: October 03, 2019
Change is never easy, and almost always disruptive. As humans we like our comfort zones, and the safety of familiarity. So what do you do when you want to venture out of that zone? It depends, of course, on what kind of change we’re talking about, but invariably, change is about one major factor: adaptability. Because change is inevitable, there is no dodging it. So we adapt.
Switching from using our usual products, which we whip off the familiar supermarket shelf with no more thought than we give putting one foot in front of the other, can be daunting. Where to start? Do you simply turf all the products from your home, bathroom and beauty collection and start from scratch? I suppose that’s one way to do it, but for me, and I think many people, change needs to be a bit more gradual.
There are many ways to approach this, but here are my five ideas to ease you into a greener way of life.
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