Carmen outdoors - Simply Nourished | Food Coaching & Reiki, Melbourne VICHello friends!


My name’s Carmen and I’m a qualified Food Coach and Reiki Practitioner based in Melbourne. I have been on a quest to live a healthier lifestyle through meditation, yoga, Reiki, and healthy eating.

My own personal battle with illness led me on my journey to discover just how powerful food is in sustaining or destroying our health and wellbeing. My journey also led me to discover that our emotional state also plays an important role in our overall health.

I decided to create a blog out of my passion to inspire, support and empower those who want to improve and maintain their health through nutrition and Reiki.

My hope for my blog is that it be a supportive environment where you can discover something that will inspire and assist you on your own personal journey to health.

With love,

Carmen  xo


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Grain-Free Paleo Vegan Hot Cross Buns

Grain-free, paleo, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free. Makes 6. If you love bananas and the flavour of hot cross buns, then you'll love the flavour of these buns as bananas are the main ingredient! For this reason, these...

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Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

Gluten free, vegetarian, soy free, refined sugar free.   Each year, I have an abundance of zucchini growing in the garden. Zucchini is so versatile because it doesn't have too much flavour, so it can help to carry all kinds of other...

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How to Make Detoxing a Little Easier

Detoxing requires a lot of motivation in order to achieve your goal. In order to make sure that you keep motivated to achieving your goal, follow the steps below in order to overcome the challenges that you might face: Many women tend to complain that if they shop...

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Healthy Gluten-Free Banana Bread

(Refined sugar-free, gluten-free, soy-free) Forget those sugar-laden banana breads from cafes and supermarkets. I’ve created a super-moist and not-too-sweet gluten-free banana bread. This can be eaten on its own or served with yoghurt. I like to put some chopped...

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Gut-Health and 3 Steps to Prevent Disease

What Is Gut-Health? There has been lots of talk recently about ‘gut-health’, and there’s a good reason for this. Hidden within the walls of your digestive system is what’s known as ‘your second brain’ and this ‘brain in your gut’ is changing the way that we look at...

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How to Reduce Anxiety

Living with anxiety is a serious issue for so many of us. Millions of people who suffer from anxiety are constantly searching for a way to escape it. Learning to control anxiety is a long process that can’t be learned overnight.  However, there are many ways to...

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Eggplants (also known as aubergines) are popular in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, and are part of the nightshade family. Other nightshades include potatoes, tomatoes, and capsicum/peppers.   Eggplants are a source of a large...

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Healthy Halloween Puddings

Makes approx 2 small puddings per recipe.(Refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free.) These are two puddings that are a great healthy alternative to all the sugar-loaded treats usually served during Halloween. I used a 270ml can of coconut cream for both...

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Lemon Curd

Makes approx 1 cup.(Refined sugar free, adjustments given for dairy free.) I love lemons! Lemons are one staple in my kitchen and I use them every morning in warm water as my first drink of the day (read more about lemons in my blog post here). I also love...

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Kiwano (Horned Melon)

The kiwano (also known as a horned melon) is a fruit that originates from Africa and probably isn't very well known, (or at least not in my part of the world at the moment)!   The kiwano contains omega fatty acids and lots of antioxidants,...

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