WEEK 2: Simone Pérèle Wellness Series
Week Two of the How to Feel Good from the Inside Out series will bring you a sneak peek at Simone Pérèle’s Autumn-Winter 2015 collection ‘Happy Therapy’ and another delicious recipe from organic foodie sensation @WholefoodWellness.
How To Feel Good From The Inside Out
This wellness series will encourage women to feel good by investing in their lingerie wardrobes and taste palettes.We were thrilled so many of you loved last week’s ‘Delice’ Half Cup and Shorty in Blue Blossom lingerie and the Raw Blueberry Cheesecake, so if you missed it you can view it here.
Our second look is the “Bloom” B-E cups Half Cup & Bikini Brief in Peach. This is a very soft and feminine piece highlighted by its romantic and intricate floral embroidery and guipure lace accents. It also features adjustable straps with decorative satin bows and sheer mesh half cups with an iridescent ballet back for the ultimate luxury aesthetic.
We have showcased the “Bloom” piece in peach as it is an extension of the broader orange colour palette which has wonderful health benefits. This bright and fruity colour actually represents warmth and happiness, an emotion often felt when eating delicious fresh summer fruits. According to popular colour psychologists, the colour peach is representative of extroverts and optimists and will help you feel uninhibited – Just what we need to feel confident in peachy lingerie…!
It is also known that soft oranges and warm reds can relate to ‘gut reaction’ or our gut instincts, which offers emotional strength and helps us bounce back from stressful situations. Which is why our next healthy recipe focusses on fruits and natural red based ingredients that will make you feel strong and healthy from the inside out.
Vegan Strawberry Muffins with a Cashew Icing
The Wholefood Wellness foodie has created a delicious fruit inspired healthy dessert with strawberries and vegan ingredients that are gentle on the stomach, and avoids the usual fats such as milk, eggs and dairy which for some people, can ease digestion.
Strawberries and other red, peach or orange fruits are a fantastic superfood. Not only are they juicy and delicious they are nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants like Vitamin C which assists with comprised wellbeing and fighting stress-related immune deficiencies (much how the colour peach works). Enjoy these nutritious vegan muffins which can be eaten on the go or popped into any lunchbox – it’s one the whole family will like!
For the Muffins: Makes 9 x Muffins
- 1/2 Cup Buckwheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup Almond Meal
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
- 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Nectar
- 1 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Mashed Banana
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Chia Egg (1tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water- then leave for 5 minutes)
- 1/2 Cup Strawberries
For the Strawberry Icing:
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Cream
- 2/3 Cup Soaked Cashews
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Nectar
- 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
- 1/2 cup Chopped Strawberries
For the Muffin:
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius fan forced
- Grease with coconut oil or line muffin tin with muffin cases
- Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
- Mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl before combining with the dry ingredients.
- Divide the batter evenly amongst the prepared tins
- Bake for 25 minutes and let cool
For the Icing:
- Whiz the ingredients in a high-speed blender of food processor until smooth
- Transfer to a container and let it set in the fridge for 2+ hours
- Once the icing has thickened, use a piping bag or a knife to ice the muffins