Today’s health power players are no longer just doctors or dieticians. They are smart businesswoman and men, fashion designers, bloggers, and health and fitness coaches – the new ‘it’ people on the health scene so to say.
Each week we will talk to a variety of inspiring individuals – from raw foodies, organic city dwellers, paleo peeps, nutritionists, bloggers & overall amazing human beings who actually practice what they preach.
I was lucky enough to meet the divine Lauren while we both studied to become a Health Coach in Sydney, and since then I’ve watched her do amazing things – I cant wait to see what else she has in store for us in 2014!!
Name: Lauren Glucina
Occupation: Health Coach, Raw Chef, E book author and app developer, Student of Herbal Medicine
For the people who aren’t familiar with you (or just want to know more), tell us a bit about yourself?
I left my stressful corporate career after ten years of late nights and pressure. I went on a healing journey to repair from all the damages this stress did to my body (Crohn’s disease, adrenal fatigue). I retrained as a Health Coach and Raw Chef and set up my site, Ascension Kitchen, to share healthy recipes and wellness tips. And now I am expanding my knowledge and offerings further by studying Herbal Medicine and Nutrition. Behind the scenes I am working on bringing some exciting product to the market. I’m a passionate advocate of a wholefoods, organic, plant-based diet and lifestyle, I deeply value my spiritual practice, and am a lover of design, colour, crystals and goddess baths.
Fills an 8 inch cake pan
2 cups macadamia nuts (or cashews)
1 cup desiccated coconut
¼ cup date paste
2 pinches fine Himalayan rock salt
½ teaspoon vanilla paste (or ½ vanilla bean, scrapped)
1. Process the nuts very, very quickly, just to break them down a little
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and process till a nice dough forms
3. Press the mixture firmly into the base of an 8 inch cake tin lined with baking paper, use the back of a spoon to flatten the surface. Set aside.
1½ cups cashews, soaked overnight
1½ cups young coconut meat (this will be about two coconut’s worth)