Take inspiration from the renewal of life that Spring symbolises and refresh your body and soul with this e-short sampler taken from Xochi Balfour's first book, The Naturalista, as well as new and exclusive additional recipes.
Xochi has created a nourishing one-day detox based on the three pillars of a balanced diet, natural skincare and mindful living. Here are three gluten-free recipes, a simple beauty recipe and two of Xochi's wellness tools for a one-day detox that will reset your mind and body.
Xochi Balfour changed her life from her little London kitchen and, as The Naturalista, has been blogging about her experience of balancing and simplifing her life in harmony with the natural world. Without recourse to expensive ingredients, all-consuming cleanses or dramatic diets, Xochi has taken the principles of naturopathy and created a way of life, from a gentler way of eating to simple beauty recipes as well as bringing relaxation and mindfulness into your everyday routine.
Her food is gluten- and dairy-free and predominantly plant based, but straightforward and delicious, her skincare recipes can also be made from kitchen ingredients and her techniques for everyday mindfulness can be fitted into the busiest of lives. Her recipes include power balls and energy bars, raw chocolate, sea salt and pistachio fudge, cornershop turmeric and coconut dahl and beetroot falafel as well as a gluten-free carrot and flax bread. For your body, there is a rosewater facial spray, passionfruit and papaya face mask and lavender and shea butter body lotion, while for your home, Xochi will show you the benefits of barefoot earthing and how to make your own incense.
Find more in Xochi's first book, The Naturalista: nourishing recipes to live well, a truly a bright and beautiful guide to natural living in the modern age.