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Banana Muscle Pancakes – Winter Glow

I love how versatile pancakes are! You can enjoy them at home on a slow Sunday morning or pack them in a Tupperware to snack on after gym or at the office. Top with your favourite fruit and nuts, maybe a drizzle of honey. Or sprinkle with cinnamon, xylitol and a squeeze of lemon juice – my fav! 


2 large eggs
1 medium-ripe banana
1/8 tsp baking powder (for fluffier pancakes)
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or a mix 1/2 cup leftover granola
Fresh fruit like blueberries, raspberries, or chopped apple
Spray and Cook, for the pan


Mash the banana to form a pudding-like consistency with a dinner fork. Beat the eggs completely. Mix the two ingredients together. Heat the pan until hot. Make sure the pancakes are small so that they’re easier to flip. The consistency is very runny, so you will have to wait until they’re golden brown before you flip. Serve warm with a drizzle of honey, maybe some berries, and sprinkle some cinnamon and fresh lemon and enjoy.

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Hot Chikka Masala – Winter Glow

My version of a tikka masala curry is a real winner on a cold winter’s night. This recipe from my Winter Glow Cleanse is packed with the golden thread spices you’ll notice in many of the recipes: turmeric, ginger, garlic, and fresh chili – all highly beneficial for boosting the immunes system.

This recipe uses chicken but you can substitute it with fish or even chickpeas or eggplant for a meat-free version.

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1 Tbsp olive oil
1.5 Tbsp garlic, grated
1 Tbsp fresh garlic, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 small tin tomato paste
2 grated tomatoes
A pinch of curry leaves
1 fiery chili
1 tsp turmeric
1 Tbsp garam masala
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp Mother-in-Law spice (it’s an actual spice)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chilli powder
3 chicken fillets washed, halved and sliced into tiny cubes

Sauté onion and fresh chilli in olive oil until golden. Add water if needed. Add ginger, garlic and the rest of the dry spice, and stir thoroughly. Add tomato and stir until a chutney is formed. Add tomato paste then add the tiny chicken cubes and stir. Simmer and add water. Enjoy with rhotis.

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Roast Tomato and Red Pepper Soup – Winter Glow

This roast tomato and red pepper soup from my Winter Glow Guide is the perfect recipe to pull out when the weather starts getting a little cooler. Red peppers are a great source of Vitamins A and C as well as folic acid while tomatoes are packed with Vitamins C and K and potassium. 

Make a large pot, portion it out, and freeze for those midweek mealtimes when you want something wholesome but don’t want to cook. Serve it as you wish, depending on your health goals. Some ideas include a swirl of yogurt or coconut milk, crusty bread, or fresh dill or basil leaves.


6 large red tomatoes, quartered (I use about 600g Rosa tomatoes – more flavour)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, whole and unpeeled
1 red chilli, chopped
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup veg stock
Handful fresh basil (I add 1 tin of whole Rosa tomatoes for more flavour)


Heat the oven to 180°C. Place all the ingredients, besides the stock and basil, in a roasting pan and roast for 40 minutes until cooked through and slightly charred (I leave it up to an hour sometimes). Squeeze the soft garlic flesh out of the cloves and place with rest of the ingredients in a large saucepan. Add the stock and basil. Blend with a hand-held blender.

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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

One of my famous most loved nutritious soups in my Winter Cleanse is the Spicy Sweet Potato Soup. The meals in my eating plans are not only about weightloss. The menu focus will always be about the medical and health benefits. Sweet potatoes offer the best sources of vitamin A, vitamin B, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and caratenoids. Scientists had determined that sweet potato contains anti inflammatory, anti diabetic and anti cancerous properties. With added cumin, this winning soup is sure to improve your digestive health and assist with bloating.

2 tsp of olive oil
1 large red onion, finely diced (about 1 and 1/2 cups)
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 sprigs of coriander, leaves reserved for garnish & stems tied together
3/4 tsp cumin
Sea salt
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 6 cups)
6 cups vegetable stock

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, coriander sprigs, cumin and a heavy pinch of salt and cook, stirring now and then, until softened but not browned (about 10 mins). Add the sweet potatoes and stir. Then add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes are very soft (about 30 mins). Remove the coriander sprigs. Carefully puree the soup in a blender until you’ve reached your desired texture. Garnish with a few coriander leaves and enjoy.

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Preparing For Pregnancy by Rushda Moosajee

Becoming a mom has been the most rewarding experience of my life. It’s therefore not surprising to me that I would want to help other women on their journeys to motherhood. During my career, women have shared the good news of becoming pregnant while being on my Glow Cleanse, some had been yearning to be a mom for a long time, while others fell pregnant without even trying. I’ve even had women who finally had their period, for the first time in years. It’s amazing how the body reacts, both internally and externally, when you start living a healthier lifestyle. 

Take the first step 
If you’re looking to become a mom, the first step is to seek medical advice. Doctors, clinic sisters, and gynaecologists can advise you – taking into account your age and medication or contraceptives you’ve been on, while also taking a look at your sexual and medical history. Other things they’re likely to chat with you about are your weight, exercise and the correct way of eating – now that is where I come in! 

Why is your weight important? 
Yes, unhealthy weight can indeed hinder your pregnancy efforts and if you have diabetes, the baby could pick up weight, and might be more challenging during delivery. Being overweight may also increase your risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes and complications from high blood pressure. There may also be higher levels of leptin (a hormone that is produced in fatty tissue) in your body. This may disrupt the hormone balance and could lead to reduced fertility. Many women with excess weight can still ovulate, but research suggests that the quality of the eggs produced seems to be compromised. Now, I don’t claim to know it all. These are just my findings based on my experiences and that of other women I have trained. I am no expert, but love to share insight on lifestyle changes that I believe can assist you. Remember the healthiest you delivers the healthiest baby. 

What changes do you need to make to be at your healthiest? 
Toned tummies are made in the kitchen – and so are babies, well so to speak at least. A proper diet can actually increase your chances of conception. Eating antioxidant-rich foods can improve fertility. Your diet should be rich in vitamin C, E, D, fish oil, and folic acid. Also, consume less refined carbs as the pancreas releases insulin into the bloodstream after a sugar spike and high insulin levels may hinder ovulation. Focus on eating foods to boost egg quality, your womb lining, fertility, and your overall health. Munch on protein (preferably from white meat), cruciferous vegetables, salmon, quinoa, and leafy greens like spinach. Kale is another powerful vegetable because it contains elements needed for estrogen metabolism. The Glow Cleanse is centred around these foods and you can increase your green vegetable intake even further by slurping up some Hulk Juice, featured in the cleanse. 

Get physically strong
To prepare my body for pregnancy, I wanted to be in the best shape possible and always advise other women to do the same. Training is not just about the scale, as the benefits for your body and mind extend further than the running track or gym floor. You see, pushing yourself through a marathon while you’re out of breath shows you that you’re capable of pushing your body and overcoming the bumps along the way as things aren’t always steady and smooth. Also, during training sessions you might set goals (be it deadlifting 20kg or doing your first pull up) and when they are achieved you begin to realise that all things are possible. Our bodies are creations that can deal with many challenges – even the ones that could come with pregnancy. I have seen that women who are physically active tend to deal better with pregnancy as through training you begin to understand your body, and with this comes the knowledge that pain is temporary and rewards are on the other side – this is much like the labour process, the daunting c- section operation, and recovery after birth. Physical training also assists with your pre-pregnancy journey as it will help you maintain a healthy weight, improve your circulation, and reduce stress. Stress and poor circulation can also impact your fertility, so get the blood flowing, and calm the body and mind. Starting with exercise now also makes it easier to continue during pregnancy, albeit less intensely. 

Don’t forget about water
In my Glow Cleanses I emphasise the need to drink PLENTY of water. Water is crucial, even pre-pregnancy. Dehydration can interfere with ovulation, affect cervical mucus, and embryo implantation. I also advise using glassware as plastic can affect the body and fertility. 

Ready to get going? 
Here is my “preparing for pregnancy prescription”. 

Cleanse the body of built-up toxins as you eat your way to increased fertility. You can follow a guided eating plan if you need assistance you can purchase one of my Glow Guides below. 
Purchase the Glow Cleanse here:
Get glowing with a cleanse to transform your body in as little as four to eight weeks. The Glow Cleanse promotes pregnancy as it rebalances your hormones and kick-starts the body’s natural functioning. 
Get the Winter Glow Cleanse here:
This eating guide is perfect for the colder months where you’re looking for comfort without increasing your waistline. It features delicious and healthy meals like Muscle Pancakes, flavoursome soups, Glow Tarts, and even roti and curry. 

For help with fitness, look no further than your mobile phone. 
Download my fitness app here:
Train with me from as little as R250 a month, as I take you through various exercise programmes based on your goals. The best news is that your first two weeks are free! 

You can also purchase Newbie Body, for a beginner’s guide to getting fit and feeling amazing:
Both of my fitness options are exactly how I’ve successfully trained myself and my Glow Girls in the gym, and now I cannot wait to workout with you from the comfort of your home. 

My methodology is tried and tested, and it works. That’s the other reason why my eating and fitness plans help increase fertility – there’s nothing more attractive to a male than a female who is feeling confident and sexy. You glow girl! 

I wish you all the best on your journey to motherhood. Give your body time and don’t feel pressured to race to conception. If things aren’t happening as fast as you’d like, there are lots of options available. Remember, I am always here if you need help along the way. 

Enjoy the journey to discovering your most fertile and sexy self 😉 be careful what you wish for,
Rush xoxo

DISCLAIMER: RushTush content is based on her own experience and that of her clients and Glow Girls that she has successfully trained and assisted during her career. This is meant to help and guide females and is not intended as a replacement for medical advice.