The ‘no added preservatives’ lie, proudly brought to you by Woolies

As much as I love Woolies, I get really pissed off when they blatantly lie to us.


Lactic acid:

Lactic acid is used as a food preservative, curing agent, and flavoring agent. It is an ingredient in processed foods and is used as a decontaminant during meat processing. Lactic acid is produced commercially by fermentation of carbohydrates such as glucose, sucrose, or lactose, or by chemical synthesis.

Ref: Wikipedia

In my opinion we should be able to go shopping at places like Woolies with absolute peace of mind.

On their website they say: “We make sure our packaging tells you everything you need to know about what you’re eating…

You can’t put a big ‘no added preservatives’ sticker on the front of your bottle and then include ‘lactic acid’ as an ingredient on the back.

How can you expect us to believe that these carrots are even organic after doing such a thing? Shocking Woolies.

A healthier alternative:

Buy your own juicer and make your own juice. Yes, it’s a pricey investment, but it’s nothing compared to the doctors bills you’ll be avoiding by looking after the health of yourself and your family.


Primal Banana Muffins

I’ve been searching for a wheat-free, sugar-gree, grain-free banana muffin recipe that’s quick and easy and actually tastes good. I’ve tried quite a few and this is a recipe I kind of made up after a few failed and untasty attempts.

The muffins turned out moist, sweet and they’re really great as a snack when you’re in a rush and don’t feel like preparing food. They seemed to be even fluffier by day 2.

For best results you should definitely invest in a set of YuppieChef’s fabulous silicone cupcake holders. They’re the business. No mess no fuss.



3 over-ripe bananas (organic if possible)
4 free range eggs
1/4 cup dessicated coconut (buy at Dischem)
3/4 cup almond flour (buy at Dischem)
2-3 tsp raw honey
4 chopped pitted dates (buy at Dischem)
2 tbsp flaxseeds (buy at Dischem)
1 tsp bicarb
1/2 tsp salt (Himalayan Crystal salts from PnP are your healthiest choice, you should replace your regular table salt with this brand)


Mix it all together.
Pour into muffin cups.
Stick in the oven for 30 mins on 180.
Makes 12 delish muffins.

Let me know how yours turn out!