Mia Moore's Blog

HONG KONG
Mia, Founder of, Graciously Green, draws on her health education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's (IIN) cutting-edge Health Coach training Programme, as well as her in-depth chef studies in raw and plant-based foods, to provide plant-based cooking, health coaching and education, both in person and online. She also studied toxins in-depth and now leads raw food cleanses and liver detoxes. Graciously Green is sponsored by Hong Kong’s organic vegetable delivery service, Eat FRESH (www.eatfresh.com.hk)
dairy-free, nasty-free and guilt-free!
March 28, 2013

Raw, vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free and delicious! 
 
A dairy and coffee-free alternative  - a truly nutritious pleasure. For more recipes like this, free of bad-stuff basically, sign-up to our recipe newsletter here.
 
In my previous post, we looked at the pros and cons of coffee and caffeine. If you’re confused about whether or not to give-up your morning latte, why not crowd-out those thoughts and relax with this delicious alternative.
 
Makes 2 servings:
 
• 1 Heaped scoop of Vanilla Sun-Warrior plant-based protein – for a protein-boost and an alternative to the usual milk in a...

to coffe or not to coffee
March 26, 2013

Coffee is one of those taboo subjects. Is it really bad for us? Is it really a “drug”?
 
On the one hand, the actual coffee (in the green coffee beans before roasting) has been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the caffeine in the coffee is highly addictive and has actually been linked to depression as well as chronic fatigue. Then there are the arguments around organic and “Fair Trade” coffee
 
…I need a coffee just to work out whether I should drink coffee or not!
 
Here's some information to help you decide whether coffee is a yes or a no for you.
 
An acidic food: if you’re drinking more than one cup of coffee a day, and especially on an empty stomach, you need to be aware that it’s acid forming in the body. Why is this bad? Too much acid will decrease your...

Putting the heat back into raw-food!
March 21, 2013

Welcome to the first ever Foxy Food Friday, and boy do we have a gorgeous foxy raw recipe for you today! Tired of people thinking that all us vegan and raw-foodies do is eat greens and “boring food”, I’m here to put the HEAT back into raw-food!
 
Raw vegan chocolates can be just as luxurious and sexy as their sugary milk-chocolate enemies, plus they're much healthier, and here’s a recipe to prove it!
 
These truffles are decadent, rich, health-supportive, full of live energy and could even boost your libido…wink, wink ;-) 
 
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Ingredients (makes about 20 truffles):
1. 2 cups of mixed...

the protein myth busted!
March 19, 2013

Even if you’re not vegan, or even vegetarian, it’s still useful to know how you can get protein from food-sources other than animals. With all of these recent scares about horse-meat in burgers, not to mention the frightening stories we hear, and see, about the inhumane treatment of animals in tiny cages, pens and goodness knows what else - shudder - everyone is beginning to think more about where their food comes from.
 
Of course, protein is a very important component of our diet, without protein our muscles get weak.
 
Here’s a bit of science to put my “Top 8” into context. Protein is just lots of amino acids (organic compounds) stacked-together. Humans can produce half of the amino acids we need for muscle repair and cell development. The others (“essential” amino acids) come from the food we eat. If we don’t get enough of just one of these essential amino acids, our...

The sugary truth...
March 15, 2013

Just about very woman I know tells me "I have a sweet tooth, "I crave chocolate", "I need a sugar boost at work”!
 
So here we get to the bottom of the whys and what to dos because it's true, a moment in the lips, a lifetime on the hips. Sadly, it gets worse than fat hips.
 
Here's the lowdown and some advice:
 
Refined sugar is poison (found in chocolate, biscuits, soda and just about every processed, canned and un-whole food) - Dr. William Coda Martin’s working definition of "poison" is: "Medically: Any substance ...ingested or developed within the body, which causes or may cause disease".
 
Refined sugar will deplete your mineral and vitamins stores. When the liver can't take any more sugar, it deposits it as fatty acids in places like our belly and hips. When these...

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