Known for her down-to-earth approach and delicious recipes that feature whole, nourishing, beautifying foods, Chef Cynthia Louise guides people to getting back to real food.

Choc-coconut shake

500ml coconut milk (you can make this* or buy a can)
1/2 cup cacao paste (grated or chopped finely)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla seeds and enough sweetener to your liking – honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup
3 cups of ice
1. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until well combined.
2. Pour into glasses and serve.

* To make fresh coconut milk, take 1 hard old brown coconut cracked open, white flesh removed, add flesh to your vitamix along with 5 cups of water, blend on high for a minute, and then strain though a nut bag and use.

As co-author of the bestselling cookbooks, The Real Food Chef, Sweet Food Story and Real Food Kitchen with naturopath Dr Libby Weaver, Chef Cynthia has become a household name and the go-to for people looking to return to nature for their daily nutrition. Having completed her formal chef’s training at a leading Gold Coast health retreat, Chef Cynthia now lives in Bali where she regularly holds cooking and food preparation workshops and offers her expertise to those choosing to heal from lifestyle related dis-eases. Visit her at