Berry Bircher Muesli

If you’ve booked a HYPOXI session for the morning, it’s important to eat a healthy, low GI breakfast first to prevent blood sugar fluctuations and ensure optimal energy. If you’re in a rush, as we often are, try preparing a Bircher muesli the night before and having a small bowl with some fresh berries before HYPOXI. This recipe makes a batch of six serves so keep in a sealed container and enjoy over the week, or share with housemates. Ingredients (serves 6) • 3 cups rolled oats (see note) • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice • 1 granny smith apple, coarsely grated • [...]

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A Simple Fridge Mask For a Stunning Complexion

HYPOXI understands how much is spent on grooming, so with this month’s newsletter dedicated to grooming, we are giving you a DIY facial recipe, which is practically free (you’ll probably have the ingredients in your fridge!) This recipe is a quick fix to revitalize any skin type and is good enough to eat! INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon of yoghurt 1 tablespoon of honey For Dry Skin add a few drops of rose oil or 1 more teaspoon of honey. For Oily Skin add a few drops of fresh lime juice. DIRECTIONS Mix the honey and yoghurt. Add the other ingredients depending on skin type. Let sit [...]

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Cajun Chicken with Mango

HYPOXI wants you to try this delicious dish before mango season and 2010 ends! AND, this recipe won’t hurt the waistline either if you are trying to lose weight for the summer! Yummmmm… INGREDIENTS Ingredients (serves 4) • 4 (about 250g each) single chicken breast fillets, skin on • 2 tbs vegetable oil • 2 tsp salt • 1 tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp onion powder • 1 tsp dried oregano • 1 tsp dried thyme • 1 tsp sweet paprika • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper • Mixed salad leaves, to serve Mango Salsa • 1 ripe mango • 1 avocado, halved, stone removed, peeled, finely chopped • [...]

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Watermelon Salad

This month we take an Australian Christmas approach for recipe of the month. This healthy Watermelon Salad is scrumptious and looks every bit the part with its green and red ingredients. Better yet it is so quick and easy to prepare so you can enjoy spending time with those closest to you these holidays. INGREDIENTS 1kg seedless watermelon, cubed 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 bunch rocket leaves 1/3 cup flaked almonds, toasted 75g feta, crumbled ¼ cup mint leaves 2 teaspoons balsamic glaze METHOD In a large bowl, combine melon and salt. Drizzle with combined oil [...]

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Pear and Apple Maple Crumble

Apples and pears are in season, and what better way to use up leftovers of these low GI, high fibre fruits than preparing a warming fruit crumble as the weather gets cooler. This is not your usual crumble full of butter, flour and sugar either – it uses untoasted muesli, a little butter or low fat spread and maple syrup for a bit of sweetness. Serve with low fat plain yoghurt if desired. Preparation Time 10 minutes Cooking Time 25 minutes Ingredients (serves 6) •4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced •2 beurre bosc pears, peeled, cored, thinly sliced •60ml (1/4 cup) water •20g low fat spread [...]

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Baked Fig with Orange and Honeyed Walnuts

It’s hard to find a delicious dessert that is healthy, low carb and has aphrodisiac properties to get you in the mood! Following our body confidence in the bedroom theme, this recipe is a winner and has the added bonus of Omega 3s and Vitamin C. Figs are in season right now and delicious, so enjoy! Ingredients: 8 figs 2 tbsp honey ½ cup walnuts, chopped 2 oranges peeled and sliced Preparation: Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Method: To caramelise the walnuts, add 1 tbs honey and 2 tbs water to a small pan with the walnuts. Over a medium heat, stir the walnuts until the [...]

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Italian Vegetable and White Bean Soup

Winter is the season for soups – though we must take care to avoid those full of cream, salt and artificial flavours and colours. For that reason it’s a great idea to make your own soups, using only natural, fresh ingredients. Freeze any leftovers into portions and you’ll have instant lunches to take to work or a quick dinner to reheat when you get home late. This soup is low GI and full of vegetables, as well as fibre-rich cannellini beans which aid digestion and keep the belly flat. Ingredients (serves 6) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, roughly chopped 2 garlic [...]

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Moroccan Lamb Cutlets With Orange & Olive Salad

Master Chef abilities either. Guys or gals, prepare to dazzle your partner in less than 30 minutes with this one. Better yet, prepare this meal together. Ladies, you can do the easy prep work and feel like a domestic goddess, while your man can do what men do best – barbeque! Both palettes will be satisfied with this simple and tasty meal that won’t break the budget or the waistline! Ingredients 3 oranges ¼ cup (40g) black olives 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon almond meal 12 lamb cutlets, french trimmed snipped parsley, to serve Recipe Peel oranges and cut [...]

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