Raw Chocolate Ice-cream Cake

By |April 27th, 2017|

Growing up in Australia, the weather was hot and we played in the street straight after school until our parents called us in for dinner.
We used to be so creative in putting together our own outdoor games. We made home to just about every area of the street and yard possible. From holding running races up and and down mounds of sand my Dad was using (or hoping to use) for renovations, to filling our tiny row boat with water and pretending it was an olympic size swimming pool, to climbing high and [...]

NO MORE Food Guilt!

By |April 11th, 2017|

Let’s be real. We all turn to different foods to satisfy cravings, feed emotions or just to feel ‘better’ at some time or another. We are all in this game together so don’t beat yourself up. I do it as well!
Yep, in fact I did this for years and it spun me into a weird negative cycle of hating on myself and eating more.
The thing is.. hating on ourselves for putting something less than optimal in our bodies only makes matters worse and actually increases the tendency to turn [...]

Remedies to BOOST your BODY!

By |February 5th, 2016|

After many of you reaching out to me recently,  sharing icky body symptoms, flu stories or just letting me know of a dip in energy this month, I was inspired to put together my favourite immune boosting recipes.
We live in the Caribbean and it feels like summer most of the year round here, so most of these remedies I store in the fridge or at room temperature  but you can down many of these as [...]

Killer Kale Juice Recipe

By |January 6th, 2015|

Ah, it’s morning, it’s cleansing time and it’s 2015! Feels great doesn’t it?
As I sit here sipping on my kale juice (part of my New Years cleanse), I had to stop still in my boots and share it! After all, sharing awesome information is what brings us closer together and gives us a platform on which to launch our brilliant selves!
Confession of a nutritionist
When I first started drinking green goblets of juice back in 2007, I honestly thought it was GROSS! “Why on earth would anyone [...]

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Sugar, gluten, paleo, veganism. Could we all be saying the same thing?

By |November 20th, 2014|

Paleo, Veganism, Raw Food. Could we all be right?
Colleagues, health enthusiasts, those involved in nutrition, wellness, fitness, medicine or the like. We all seem to have different views on what constitutes healthy living.
I found this a great wholistic debate with Frank Lipman, Mark Hyman, and Joel Kahn on sugar, gluten, paleo, vegetarianism and veganism and how we may all essentially be saying the same thing.
You can view the video here: 3 Doctors Debate the Best Way To Eat

 

 

 

 

 

 

As teachers and healers in 2014, it is the perfect time [...]

5 DAY Pre-Christmas Cleanse

By |November 18th, 2014|

 We all have the capability of sticking to a plan, creating a whole new lifestyle and changing thoughts and habits. Yet most of us STILL seem to have trouble committing to our health over Christmas.
As a trainer and coach of almost 10 years (I can’t believe that number!), I have seen many healthy and unhealthy Christmas’s come and go. I have witnessed many colleagues, raw foodists, family, friends and life long clients turn into sugar-high spirits over the Christmas period. I have even had times in my life [...]

Protein. Let’s Talk.

By |August 25th, 2014|

Protein. Let’s talk.
It’s every bodybuilder’s favorite macronutrient and for good reason. It’s on the top of the list for discussion in lectures and round table discussions.

 

Protein is wonderful. It an essential part of our make up, is extremely satiating and is a true anabolic.

Though how much is too much ? Would it be too much if your kidneys exploded ??

Today I woke up to make my morning smoothie and decided upon something different. I was going to combine all the ingredients I use for my “usual” but would grind the nuts, grains and seeds to [...]

Good Mood Menu

By |June 30th, 2014|

I’m back!

Maybe you wondered where I have been for so long. It was this time last year that www.marissanieves.com went in for a small makeover, ended up having some serious therapy and never came out!

So many months, so many changes and we are finally back up and running with greater force than ever before!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that it is my purpose to enhance others lives through health. It is what I was put on this planet to do and I am [...]

Are You Still Rolling the Sausage?

By |August 30th, 2013|

If you simply don't feel like going back to dig up the past, you realise giving up sausage rolls is the best thing for your health but it simply just doesn't change the fact that you really just want to sink your teeth into one.. Here is a wonderful alternative that your healthy heart will just love!

Thirsty Thursday – Lime Water Challenge

By |August 22nd, 2013|

Here's my fast remedy to morning energy, even for those of who claim you are not a "morning person" and may begin each morning rolling out of bed, falling over your feet.