Utopia’s Summer Edition

Australian's Enjoying their Summer

Welcoming Kate Redman-Brown to the team at Utopia Health Care.

Kate and I have known each other for a fair few years and it’s great to have her working on Mondays and Fridays in clinic. Kate is offering 20% off her treatments in January and February 2014 (over the summer period), so a great healthy Christmas gift.

Can you believe this weather, I’m looking forward to some warmth and a change in wardrobe as one would expect at this time of year and I leave the house to a warm humid day with grey skies and rain for it only to a drop in temp that I need a winter jumper on.

Summer has supposedly started and with that the Fire element, at least all the delicious fruits and produce are in the markets and we can enjoy the abundance of these over the summer holiday season.

It has been a busy year for most and yes it may have flown by, but if you reflect you will have probably done a lot too, I for one am looking forward to resting over the Christmas break out of town.

The clinic will be closed from the 24th December and reopen on the 3rd & 4th of January 2014, these days are already filling. I’m then away volunteering for a week. We will all be back on board on the 13th January 2014 and welcoming in the year of the Horse and what a year that will be. Being a horse myself, I have great expectations of high energy and activity.

I would like to thank you all for your support over the year. I have certainly found it very rewarding, getting great results with all of you, and sharing some amazing journeys on the path of life.

Remember we have some great gift ideas in clinic: the Dry Skin Brushes and Magnesium bath salts are great stocking fillers and a perfect way to encourage self nurturing. And a course of treatments is the best gift to nourish and heal on a deep level – acupuncture and shiatsu are great in combination.

Kate has reminded me to make up the perfect over indulgence pack for the festive season when one tends to eat and drink too much, these are available in Clinic.

What to Eat in the SUMMER months:

Bliss Cake 



2 cups walnuts

2 cups almonds

8 dates

Method: Process in a food processor until smooth.

Lemon cream

11/2 cups macadamia nuts

1/2 cup honey, rice syrup or Stevia

2 tbsp. lemon juice (if you like lime you can use it instead)

1/4 cup of water

Method: Process in a high powered food processor until smooth

Icing cream

2 cups coconut meat or cashew nuts

1 cup pine nuts

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup coconut water

Method: Process in a high powered food processor until smooth

4 tbsp dried coconut powder


You can choose what fruit you would like, thinly sliced e.g. banana, papaya and mango.

Method: Put half of the crust into a flan base or cake tin. Push it hard until it is firm all around. Place thin slices of banana to cover the base. Put another layer of crust over the banana, push down firmly and then pour the lime cream on top. Then add slices of papaya and mango on top and pour the icing cream over that. Then add another layer of papaya and mango slices all over the top. Lastly, sprinkle dried coconut all over the last layer and put it in the fridge for an hour. It’s then ready to serve.

Tip: This is raw and therefore requires no cooking. Not suitable for those with Candida. This takes a bit of time but is worth it as the taste is sensational.

I would like to acknowledge the source of this recipe from ‘Digestive Solutions’ by Michéle Wolff.  Access our other Health Lifestyle Recipies by clicking here.

Wishing you all the best over the festive season

Wishing you all the best over the festive season and hoping that summer does start soon. Enjoy time with friends and families with time to rest and recharge. Give some thought to the goals that you want to set in the year of the Horse, and let us support you in achieving them.

hope all is good where you are and you have some good weather and rest time.

In good health,

Mychelle & the Utopia Team