My heart is overflowing with healthy, happy vibes after the most delicious day spent in Byron Bay with my sister. As we drove along the windy roads through the hinterland to our first stop – ‘NAKED TREATIES‘ – we paused to fill my car with the wonderful things from roadside stalls, such as organic persimmons and real watermelons. You know, the (non-GMO) kind with SEEDS! Love those kind.
When we eventually arrived at our choice destination of earthy elegance, we were absolutely overwhelmed with the selection of delicious superfood smoothies on offer, all given wonderful names like ‘I Am Love’… ‘I Am Blessed’… ect. Of course we chose the most extravagant one on the blackboard, my ultimate favourite, ‘I Am Passionate‘… Mmmm they flood it with loads of organic fresh passionfruit pulp before serving.
Naked Treaties is the ultimate place to go for RAW, superfood goodness. It’s like home away from… my blender! But what really inspired me to write this little feature on Naked Treaties is that raw food has become so incredibly cool. It’s hip. It’s where it’s at now. Surely you’ve noticed? In my book ‘Model Chocolate‘ (also available in hard copy at Naked Treaties btw!) my ultimate agenda was to bring to light a superfood that all the awesome people at Byron Bay already know about. To un-‘hippy-fy’ it if I can put it that way (no offence to hippies, I kind of am one ha). To make it fashionable, ‘in Vogue’ so to speak. The best thing is, that as I type this today, I’m excited to see how much our world has changed for the better in the 3 short years since I began creating my book. There’s raw superfood treats and bars popping up in local supermarkets, even in small country towns and healthy delicious recipes galore being shared EVERYWHERE. I’m thankful to be a part of that change, and to have helped create it.
So as I sat snapping pictures and sipping on my smoothie, along with the latest Australian ‘fashion meets art’ issue of Vogue (amaze, amaze) to attend us, I couldn’t help but think that real food, inspiring food, like that at the Naked Treaties raw bar, food like all the chocolate you can eat in Model Chocolate, food like the beautiful Ms Loni Jane makes look so cool on her Instagram… Food like that will one day be on the cover of Vogue Magazine. It’s only a matter of time, and that makes me SO VERY EXCITED.
Ok. So that’s not the end… Mmmm some extra excitement for all our Model Chocolate and Naked Treaties lovers is that I’ve actually just recreated one of everybody’s favourites from Naked Treaties Raw Bar (with their consent don’t worry)! The treat is originally called ‘Nickers’, and invented by the Supergorgeous Gemma. I’ve called my invention ‘Nice Nickers!! Bars‘ they are also amazing – and I’m thankful for the inspiration Naked Treaties! I have no idea how they create theirs, I’ve just come home and invented something I think looks and tastes a lot like them. Loyal Naked Treaties customers see what you think.
Keep sharing the love! If you make this recipe please hashtag #modelchocolate #nakedtreaties on Instagram we’d love to see how they turn out for you.