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January 2018

Happy foods, gut health, RelaxBePositive, chi kung and a cashew beetroot spread

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Whoa! Chillout has some exciting new programs to start the new year. We have Lindy’s two marvellous nutrition workshops;  happy foods to elevate your mood; and ways to improve your gut. Joanne teaches how to be relaxed and positive.  And, I have introduced a short enjoyable Chi Kung exercise set that is easy to learn and easy to do for the rest of your life.

I’m so happy to introduce these new programs, I know the world benefits when we each make an effort to lift our game. And to top it off there is a delicious recipe,  beetroot and cashew spread, courtesy of Sandra Dubs, My Wholefood Community (

Happy Foods Workshop – Lindy Cook

This session uncovers the links between mental health, diet, behaviour, gut health and lifestyle. Specific foods and nutrients are discussed that boost the feel good neurotransmitter serotonin, our immunity and our sense of wellbeing. With one in four Australians experiencing anxiety and one in eight experiencing depression at some point in their lives, this workshop is relevant to all.

Gut Health Workshop – Lindy Cook

Most of us have heard about gut health and maybe know the basics, but what’s all the fuss about? Gut health is not just about digestion; how happy our belly is effects everything from our mood, brain function, sleep, weight, allergies and immune system. This workshop offers practical dietary and lifestyle tips to nourish and support your gut microbiome, supporting good health, wellbeing and productivity.

Be relaxed Be peaceful Be positive Workshop – Joanne Jackett

It is widely recognised that a positive attitude is important. When our words are positive, our actions and perceptions are positive, there are many benefits to ourselves and others. When we are in a positive state of mind our body feels relaxed and free, we are able to connect with an abundance of energy. Practicing relaxation techniques is a key component to developing positivity.  It allows the brain and nervous system to take time out.

Tai Chi Chi Kung Workshop – Judy Crowe

In this session you will learn 18 energy enhancing exercises called Shibashi. The exercises are synchronised with abdominal breathing and take 20 minutes to perform, add some cool down, all up 30 minutes. With this small time investment you will soon discover why millions of people all over the world are enjoying this health exercise. Mind/body relaxation, improved balance, and an enjoyable workout for the rest of your life.

Beetroot Cashew Spread

Serves 4
Cashews: 1 cup
Beetroots, peeled and cut: 1
Carrots: 1
Parsley-minced: ½  cup
Coriander-minced: ½  cup
Celery, diced 1 stalk
Red onion:  ½
Cumin-ground: 1tsp
Turmeric-ground: 1 tsp
Miso: 2-3 TBS to taste or use


  • Soak cashews in water to cover by 2cm for minimum 1 hour but 5 hours is best for creamier spread. Drain.
  • Place drained cashews, peeled and cut beetroots, carrots, fresh parsley and coriander, onion, celery, miso turmeric, cumin into high power blender.
  • Add filtered water in top of blender (through holes in cap) to desired consistency


*Recipe with thanks from Sandra Dubs, My Wholefood Community

Have a look at Sandra’s newly released Wholefood Community Cook Book

I’ve just ordered my copy yippee!