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Why this franchise is the one for me!

So, other than being a raving fan of the benefits my family have received from wholefood capsules …

I felt the urge to share what it is about this COMPANY that fit with who I am!!

I want to expand my community of franchisees and raving fans @ family wholefood health!!

Here’s a quick intro … Under 2 mins 

Thanks for taking the time for me to explain my passion behind my drive!!

Hope it’s helpful info to someone 😊

Help me spread my story

…. Let me help!!!!

Thanks a bunch

Christine X

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Are you fed up of being fed up? 


I have spoken to many people who are just fed up of being fed up!! Low energy, sickness, feeling low… can make it hard to see the bright side of things!!

On the 11th June in my home town Thurles, I’m hosting a special event.

Designed to initiate a spark for change…

…..we have speakers we hope will ignite your spirit and help you find a path to your own change in health!

Caroline Seale …. nutritional therapist

caroline seale poster

First up is our main speaker. Caroline Seale.  Caroline helps people strive for health as a nutritional therapist.

Road to recovery

On the 11th, she will be recalling her own journey into health. Caroline was diagnosed with M.E a chronic health condition whilst in the midst of a marketing career. Her path to wellness incorporates how she treated her body with food, and how this change became the catalyst for her change of career. Her journey is one that may be somewhat relatable to many that are now aware that 75% of disease is preventable through lifestyle choices. For those who register on the night Caroline is offering a complimentary e- book !!

Bridging the Gap with One Simple Change

Also speaking on the night is Padraig O’ Dwyer, personal trainer, mentor and marketing director  of his business NewBodyShapeNow  demonstrates how to possibly bridge the nutritional gap between what we all know we should eat in fruit a veg, and what we realistically can manage  in a busy day in the modern world.

There will be personal testimonies including my own  journey with using a wholefood supplement to boost in my nutrition and I will share my own experience, with bridging my own gap in nutrition.

If you are in the locality, or would like to travel get in contact and book a seat!

I’m Proud to announce that this is a free event!.. Nothing to loose but your time! If you think you would benefit from this night get on the list!! Seats booking fast!!

Time for change! 

No more being fed up!

Make the decision for YOU!!

* Sponsored by the juice plus + company….inspiring healthy living throughout the world!


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Christine @ familywholefood health

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Raw lavender cheese cake

I made my first raw cake!!! Sniff sniff I’m so proud!!

Found it from raw food on you tube and thought it looked delectable!!

Inspired and motivated by the one simple change programme I gave it a shot!

It consists of wholefoods gluten free dairy free vegan …… I’m not striving toward raw food culture, I like a mixture of cooked and raw….though I find for deserts and sweets, these raw food recipes really work for me!

Want to try? Here’s how I did it!


1 1/2 cup dates

1/2 cup dried white mulberries ( I didn’t have any mulberries so used golden raisins

About 6 bananas!!!!!!

1/2 cup cashew nuts

1 cup blackberries

Couple of lavender leaves

Coconut water

A food processor


You re ready for your first layer!

The base

Put 1 cup of dates 1/2 cup dried mulberries and 1tblsp coconut water into the food processor

Line the base of a springform tin with mixture

Layer 2

Blend 3 bananas and the cashew nuts until creamy

Pour onto the base layer

Third layer

Blend 3 bananas and 1 cup blackberries, the lavender leaves and tbsp coconut water until creamy

For the glaze

1/2 cup blackberries

Couple of dates

Tbsp Coconut water

Blend and pour over the top

Pop into the freezer for 4-6 hours

Raw cake!!!

……… I didn’t know whether to eat frozen or thawed!…. So we tried both, it’s fresh cake and needs to be eaten fresh if thawed, frozen was nice too!

Tastes not like cheese cake but clean fresh and satisfying!

Delicious to look at, will satisfy sweet tooth and impress guests, you will only need one slice!!

Kids haven’t tasted this yet apart from helper Sam who cleaned up the blender with his fingers!…….but thumbs up from hubby!

Those interested in the Raw movement you might like other recipes from the same source!

Christine 😀

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Price wars in family nutrition! !

I was chatting with a friend of mine today … she had just spent ten euro in the supermarket.
She got….

A bag of salad leaves
2 punnets of berries
A bag of parsnips


Berries are pricey enough in Ireland … and buying whats locally in season can help the price tag a bit ….

Fresh v frozen

Fresh local is best but frozen berries can sometimes make sense… better value for money, and are often nutritionally dense, being allowed to ripen before harvest… as opposed to the fruit termed fresh that may have had a long trip on a ship before reaching our shelves…..
This means …. on the journey, the unripe fruit may change colour similar to the ripened match, but is not indeed ripe in nutritional terms as it has been removed from the source of nutrients! (Soil)

However …..
the bigger shocker was what else you can buy at the supermarket for 10 euro????!!!!

…… only a 3 pack of processed frozen pizza plus a six pack of coca cola cans!!!!!!

.So we could bring home 3 pizzas and coke and feed about 6 kids??… of course instead of a salad starter and berry desert, more common when starting with pizza is to follow with ice cream!

….of course the payoff may be undernourished bodies that later in life need much intervention in battling against chronic illnesses diabetes obesity and heart disease!

So the question is


Please visit family wholefood health to find more info and links to a convenient and effective way to bridge the nutritional gap in your family

Christine x

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chickpea and mango salad

Healthy eating challenge (transform in 30 days) requires a total bust from eating processed food, wheat, dairy…. and a focus on the best freshest wholefood available,  whilst supporting the nutrition needs with wholefood fruit and veg capsules, and veg protein specially designed for use in smoothie type shakes.

Generally, my eating during these challenges is simple. Using everyday ingredients I have in the cupboard, and preparing by filling the cupboards and fridge with fresh wholefood ingredients.

To spice things up a bit, I also like to find some new combinations in taste, and family dinner ideas… juice recipes etc.

I found this seasons ‘taste magazine’  (local irish by the rte guide) on the shelf of my local shop, and after a quick browse noticed some tasty options I could try that aldo adherred the rules of my eating challenge.

Today I tried the chick pea and mango salad. I threw a quick glance over the ingredients before I did my food shop…. nearly remembered them all!!!.. except the broad beans, so I compromised with some baby salad leaves.
Anyway …. was a quick recipe, tasty and a little different.  I would recommend you give it a go. It is also featured in Derval O’Rourke ‘food from the fast lane‘. I intend to review a few recipes from this springs taste magazine. Heres todays chickpea and mango salad!!

Serves 2
3 scallions trimmed
1/2 mango, peeled and chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of one lime

For the salad
400g chickpeas, drained
2 carrots peeled and finely sliced
A handful of green beans sliced crossways
2 tablespoons fresh coriander

1. Place all the ingredients for the dressing in a food processor and blitz till combined


2. Place the chickpeas in a large serving bowl, tip I  the mango dressing and combine
3. Add the carrots and green beans and toss well. Sprinkle over the coriander and serve 🙂


Have a go and tell me what you think!!

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Today im blowing my trumpet!!!

Friends family followers and future viewers…
Im celebrating today!!
Its a few days into spring ( well according to the calendar….frosty sunshine is full of promises of snowdrops and daffodils)

We are celebrating health!!
There are 5 in our family…me (mum) my husband and three kiddies, we have just spent a full winter without any sickness, doctors visits, meds etc!

This time last year I was anxious about recurring tonsillitis in my eldest son, my own of lack of energy to deal with everyday stresses and additional financial stress.

I made a decision to make changes and steer us into a healthy zone by cleaning up meal plans, adding more nutrition and less processed food, and trial the nutritional wholefood supplement juiceplus.

We have been consuming fruit and veg wholefood capsules for 10 months and the kids are part of the childs health study which means theirs are FREE ( yep its true)

I experience increase energy, clarity, and great physical health, with clear skin strong hair and nails!!

Im a happy mama, without those anxieties about the effects of having kids on antibiotics, and being able to get on with my busy schedule in the home, and more recently as a distributor with the juiceplus company.

If you have any queries or need to find out more about how juiceplus may be able to address your road to better health contact me via family wholefood health

Thank you for reading,
Share with loved ones
Appreciate it xx

ps: to hear another testemonial from a dear friend, one of my first customers click here

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Beetroot choc cake!!!

Gluten free..dairy free!

The T30 challenge has broadened my options by opening my search motivation for recipes that contain natural wholefoods and natural sugars.
A friend and colleague  shared this in a healthy living facebook group so I decided to try it out with the kids!

Heres how it went!… We substituted and managed with our stock in the kitchen.

Food you need
Fresh beet 1 medium
2 cups Almond meal (I grinded my own whole almonds in my blender)3/4 cup Coconut oil ( but of course)Gluten free baking powder ( we used ordinary as thats what I have in the cupboard)

3 eggs

1/2 cup maple syrup
3 teaspoons coconut palm sugar ( we used demerara unrefined cane sugar as we were enthusiastic to start and thats what we had in the cupboard)
3/4 cup raw cocoa

Heat fan oven to 180 degrees celcius and line the cake tin with greaseproof paper. ( we used a silicone cake mould and gently greased it with coconut oil.)

Peel and quater the beetroot and pulse in a food processor until it’s finely chopped.
Add the coconut oil maple syrup cocoa and beetroot in a saucepan and heat gently. . Stir until it resembles a smooth chocolate sauce.


Mix together the almond meal coconut palm sugar and baking powder in a large bowl until combined. Add now the beaten eggs and the chocolate beetroot mix until completely combined.  Pour the mix into the tin and bake for 30 / 40 mins until cooked through.




*if you don’t have a food processor you can finely grate the beetroot instead.*


Chocolate icing!

3/4 cup of dark choc pieces ( if you like you can also use cocoa and maple syrup that way you need less overall ingredients)
1/4 cup of coconut cream

Heat chocolate ( or cocoa and maple syrup) until melted.
Beat in  the coconut cream and leave to cool a couple of minutes.  Then gently heat until smooth and glossy.


We didn’t make the choc sauce this time so haven’t a pic of the iced cake. It’s really yum, quite wet in texture.  Ideally could be cut into brownie size squares! Enjoy

Let me know how it goes for you if you try it out!
(Thanks Ger Sheehan for sharing with me 🙂