Kimmy Smith is a post-natal fitness expert, qualified yoga teacher and mother of two girls who is on a mission to support and empower women to embrace the journey of motherhood.
In 2016, Kimmy launched the Fit Mummy Project and wellbeing hub, www.kimmysmithfit.com, an online destination that encompasses fitness, food and healthy mindset essentials. It aims to help all new mums create a beautiful, fit and strong new body and life.
We sat down with Kimmy to find out what her typical day on a plate looks like and some of her favourite recipes.
I love starting my day with the three M’s. Movement, Meditation and Motivation. Movement is normally 15 minutes of yoga to wake my body and help me to release any tension or stagnant energy that might have built up over night. Meditation includes 10 minutes of deep slow breathing and intention setting. Motivation normally involves reading a couple of pages of an inspiring book, and taking a moment to journal and have a cup of lemon and ginger tea. I have two young daughters aged four and two, so I like to wake up early and feel grounded before they wake up and the craziness begins!
I love a good strong coffee. I have a soy flat white with my breakfast (I know this is a bit naughty - but I just love it!) My breakfast alternates between a Coconut and Blueberry Bowl or a Turmeric and Banana Smoothie with a Super Green Protein Ball.
I have a seriously sweet tooth, so I like to make my snacks high in good fats to help alleviate those cravings. My favourite snacks at the moment are my Green Protein Balls, that I mentioned above.
I’m also obsessed with tea, l drink about 4-5 cups of tea a day. I have lemon and ginger tea in the morning. A peppermint and liquorice tea around 10AM. A cup of digestive tea or calming tea blend after lunch. A green tea in the afternoon and a chamomile tea after dinner.
My lunch varies all the time. When I’m at home, my favourite salad to make is simple and nourishing. I include 1 cup of baby spinach, a raw zucchini grated, sweet potato or 1/4 cup of rice, 1/2 avocado, some danish feta cheese, and dress it with apple cider vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. I also love a good sprinkle of Himalayan Crystal Salt. As my snacks are quite high in energy, I like to eat a light lunch!
I try to have a light dinner so that I am not still digesting food when I am trying to fall asleep. My favourite no-fuss dinner is a Warming Healthy Soup. It tastes delicious and is so adaptable. I often add some form of protein if I have had a busy day. Such as grilled salmon or chicken breast sautéed in a little tamari soy sauce.
A I said, I love treating myself to something sweet. I can’t remember the last time I skipped dessert. I don’t need a lot - just a small treat to end my meal. At the moment, my current obsession is raw chocolate.
Coconut and Blueberry Bowl
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Yoghurt
- 1 Tsp. Probiotic Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Protein Powder
- 1/4 Cup Goji Berries
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries
- 1/3 Cup Paleo Muesli
- Combine however you like and enjoy!
- 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 Banana
- 2 Tbsp. Protein Powder
- Dash of Vanilla Extract
- 1 Medjool Date
- Blend until smooth. Top with Coconut Flakes, Bee Pollen or Chia Seeds.
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