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Bone Broth

2:45 pm|

Bone Broth is incredible to nourish your digestive and immune system, reduce inflammation, treat flus and colds; this list goes on but pretty much it tastes pretty damn good too.
Father of triplets & Ecoriginals ambassador Nic Laidlaw shares his family recipe.

What you need: (in a large crockpot)
2 Tbs Apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs turmeric
1 Tbs peppercorns
1 Tsp cayenne
1 Tbs salt
Knob of ginger (sliced)
1/2 knob of garlic roughly squished and chopped (skin and all)
1/2 lemon sliced
2 organic chicken frames
Bag of organic chicken feet (they add lots of collagen)
Any onion, garlic skins or carrot, leek, fennel tops – things that would normally go in the compost. Collect them and store in the freezer instead until your ready to make the broth!

Throw in all your ingredients into the crock pot and fill up with cold filtered water. I cook on high for a couple of hours then leave on low all day and all night before straining.
Serve with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt.
If you make a massive batch store some in the freezer it can be an amazing stock replacement for a yummy pumpkin soup (great to do if your trying to get used to the taste of bone broth). Enjoy!

Recipe: Nic LaidLaw, Ecoriginals Ambassador. Image: Pinterest.

Roast Vegetable & Hummus Dip

10:45 am|

A quick and nutritious snack for the busy mumma bear and in our case papa bear too. Father of triplets & Ecoriginals ambassador Nic Laidlaw shares his Roast Vegetable and hummus receipe.

Ingredients
(for chips)
2 Kumera
2 Beetroot
1 knob of garlic crushed and chopped (leave skin)
1 bunch of rosemary
Nics Spice Mix (cayenne, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and pepper)
3-4 tbsp coconut oil
(for hummus)
2 cups of cooked or canned chickpeas
1 clove garlic
1 lemon
1bs tahini
1 tsp salt, cumin, nutmeg and cayenne

Method:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius and prepare your flat oven baking tray with a strip of baking paper on top.

Cut your kumara and beetroot into chip-like shapes and scatter on baking tray sprinkling the garlic, rosemary, coconut oil and nics spice mix then place in oven.

After 20 minutes with a spatula give the veggie chips a nice shuffle and stir so that they are all covered in coconut oil and flavour.

Then you can make your hummus! In your blender place all your hummus ingredients in and blend. The mix will be quite thick at first so now you can play around by gradually adding filtered water till you get the desired thickness.

Veggies should roast for 45 minutes till a little crispy on the outside.
Serve Chips with hummus and fresh salad greens

Recipe: Nic Laidlaw Image: Pinterest

Nic Laidlaw Part 9: Wall Squat

10:38 am|

Father of triplets, Ecoriginals ambassador, and Corrective Exercise Coach Nic Laidlaw shares an alternative & holistic approach to health via the body’s movement.

Part 9: Wall squat

Now we are restoring function on a vertical plane. This will increase the demands of the body as a whole and re -integrate the body to function optimally with good posture and a strong lower body. First try this with a ball against the wall, put most of the weight on your heels. Ensure your bum is back. Exhale as you lower and inhale as you raise up. Try for 3 minutes slowly. #Ecoriginals #EcoriginalsAmbassador

Frittata

10:36 am|

Father of triplets & Ecoriginals ambassador, Nic Laidlaw shares his quick & easy Fritatta reciepe

Ingredients
• 12 eggs
• ½ bunch of kale chopped
• 1 sweet potato cut into small cubes
• 1 onion chopped
• 3 cloves garlic chopped
• 8 roma tomatoes cut in halves
• 2 tablespoons coconut cream
• 1 teaspoon curry powder
• 1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Method:
1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees and prepare your Fritatta pan with baking paper
2. In a frypan on high add your onion and garlic with a tablespoon of butter (ghee or coconut oil are good too) frying till browned. Then add your kale, sweet potato and more butter if needed.
3. Add your curry powder, salt and pepper. Stir through then put into Fritatta pan.
4. In a mixing bowl. Whisk your eggs and coconut cream together. Then pour into the frittata pan. Flatten mixture with a wooden spoon until the eggs and veggies are evenly distributed.
5. Place your roma tomatoes seeds up on top of the Fritatta. Pushing into the mixture half submerged.
6. Sprinkle any extra spices on top and drizzle with coconut oil.
7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until knife comes out clean when stuck into centre
#Ecoriginals #EcoriginalsAmbassador #EcoriginalsRecipes

Recipe: Nic Laidlaw Image: Pinterest

Nic Laidlaw Part 8: Alternating superman

2:16 pm|

Father of triplets, Ecoriginals ambassador, and Corrective Exercise Coach Nic Laidlaw shares an alternative & holistic approach to health via the body’s movement.

Part 8: Alternating superman

A great exercise to keep the postural muscles engaged. This will in turn keep your body being able to do all the amazing things a Mumma needs to such as feeding, bending down and picking up a few hundred times per day. Try to move slowly at a breathing pace. Aim to have the opposite arm and leg as far away from each other as possible. Move slowly for 3 minutes. #Ecoriginals #EcoriginalsAmbassador

Breakfast Smoothie

2:13 pm|

Morning routine can be a busy one for father of triplets & Ecoriginals ambassador Nic Laidlaw.

Here he shares his breakfast on the go smoothie. A nutrient dense easy /portable breakfast that you can prep the night before or fresh in the morning.

Ingredients:

1 cup blueberries Handful of almonds 1 avo 1 banana I cup of oat milk I Des spoon honey 1 Des spoon tahini 1 tsp reishi mushrooms 1tsp phsillium husk 1 tsp Maca powder

Yuuuuum #Ecoriginals #EcoriginalsRecipes

Receipe: Nic Laidlaw Image: Pinterest

Nic Laidlaw Part 7: Forward ball roll

2:09 pm|

Father of triplets, Ecoriginals ambassador, and Corrective Exercise Coach Nic Laidlaw shares an alternative & holistic approach to health via the body’s movement.

Part 7: Forward ball roll

This is a great exercise to integrate the upper and lower abdominals while still encouraging good alignment (ab crunches will not support good posture, back health or function of the abdominals). Begin on your knees with the hips above the knees, shoulders above the elbows, and draw the navel to the spine. Slowly roll forward, making sure to extend evenly from the hips and shoulders. If you can do it in front of a reflection or mirror to check that your spine stays nice and long. Try this for 3 minutes at a time. #Ecoriginals #EcoriginalsAmbassador

Orange Cake

11:25 am|

Sweet cravings are sorted thanks to father of triplets, Ecoriginals ambassador Nic Laidlaw shares his winning Orange Cake recipe.
Enjoy this delish cake as a mid-morning treat (or breakfast if we’re honest) after or during a sleepless night, or as a little pick-me-up to get you through the bed and bath time chaos. Don’t forget yogurt, cream or a drizzle of maple syrup.

Ingredients
1-2 whole oranges (the whole orange – skin and all)
3 organic eggs
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
1 teaspoon baking powder
200g (2 cups) almond meal

Method
1. Boil whole oranges for 1 hour until soft – drain water and cool.
2. Preheat your oven to 160 C (fan forced).
3. Once oranges are cool, chop roughly and place into a food processor, blend until smooth.
4. Add eggs, honey and vanilla then process again until smooth.
5. Then add almond meal and baking powder and process again for the last time.
6. Line a 20cm baking tin with baking paper on the base and sides.
7. Pour mixture into the tin.
8. Bake for 40–45 minutes or until cooked through.
9. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin for 1 hour before serving.

Receipe: Nic Laidlaw Image: Pinterest

Nic Laidlaw Part 6: Hip Extension

10:06 am|

Father of triplets, Ecoriginals ambassador, and Corrective Exercise Coach Nic Laidlaw shares an alternative & holistic approach to health via the body’s movement.

Part 6: Hip Extension

Now we are engaging a larger group of musculatures which will help keep our posture open and spine strong. Begin by engaging the muscles of the deep abdominals (navel to spine) as well as squeezing your glutes (bum muscles) this will keep the body stable as you lift your hip up and down without allowing the ball to move. You can do this on the floor if you don’t have a ball. Try to repeat this exercise slowly for 3 minutes. Always do this pain free. #Ecoriginals #EcoriginalsAmbassador

Nic Laidlaw Part 5: Swiss Ball Exercises

12:17 pm|

Father of triplets, Ecoriginals ambassador, and Corrective Exercise Coach Nic Laidlaw shares an alternative & holistic approach to health via the body’s movement.

Part 5: Swiss Ball Exercises

The swiss ball is a great tool to encourage stability of the body. Simply by sitting with an upright posture and core switched on gently, we can begin to retrain our deep abdominal wall which will allow the growth and healing post bub/s. To begin, allow your pelvis to rock back and forth while maintaining a long and open spine. Then try drawing the navel to the spine, slowly and gently whilst engaging the pelvic floor and lift one foot off the floor at a time while maintaining a nice open posture.