This week we have been lucky enough to feature one of our all time favourite foodie Instagramers, Phoebe Conway AKA @pheebsfoods and find out exactly what she eats on an average day, and boy does it look yum!
I am currently on my way to becoming a qualified nutritionist, studying in Adelaide, SA. After finishing school I completed an Advanced Diploma of photography, as that was my first love. It was only a few years ago that I discovered my love for health and nutrition and so went on the begin studying again! My blog and instagram have enabled me to share that passion with others and everyday it helps me grow my skills in the kitchen and behind the camera. I hope to one day write and publish my own book but until then ill keep sharing and learning what I know and love!
6:30 am - EXERCISE
This is when I usually get up out of bed and head out for a walk or run with my dog, anywhere from 2 hours to ½ hour depending on my schedule. Running and walking out in nature is definitely my favourite way to exercise, it allows me to switch of and I finish feeling relaxed and ready for my day!
I sometimes change it up and try to fit in a 30 minute strength training workout, something I’m trying to do a bit more of!
8:00am – BREAKFAST
Undoubtedly my favourite part of the day, breakfast! I always like to mix up my breakfasts during the week but my staples definitely include a warm bowl of spiced oatmeal topped with whatever delicious fruit is in season, or of course my beloved smoothie bowls. They generally have a banana base then I add in lots of super foods like chia seeds and maca powder, peanut butter for some healthy fats and top it with lots of nuts, seeds and fruits. The perfect energising breakfast to keep me going till lunch!
10:30am – SNACK TIME
If I’m at home I generally wont feel the need to snack before lunch, but if I’m at university or work I find I get a bit peckish around this time so I'll grab a piece of fruit such as an apple to keep me going!
12:30pm – LUNCH
I like to keep things pretty simple at lunchtime. During summer I might whip up a salad with whatever’s in the fridge. I’ll use some sort of grain like brown rice or quinoa and fill it with some chicken or tuna, lots of veggies, seeds like pepitas for crunch and a light dressing or even a dollop of basil pesto. Another easy option is some fresh rye bread toasted and topped with a smear of avocado and tomato slices, hard to beat!
In winter I try to make double batches of soups and stews for dinner so that I have something warming to have for lunch the following day. Pumpkin soup is definitely a favourite!
3:00pm – SNACK TIME
I always have to have a snack of some sort at 3pm, definitely my weakest point, especially if I have had a busy day. This is when it helps to keep some sort of raw healthy dessert stashed away in the fridge or freezer. Ill grab something like a protein ball or piece of raw caramel slice to tide me over.
6:00pm – DINNER TIME
My partner and I enjoy Asian flavours so I take a lot of inspiration from that, making lots of noodle dishes full of fresh vegetables and lean protein. I try to ensure we are eating a range of different proteins throughout the week including fish and a vegetarian night as well!
8:00pm – DESSERT
At night I always have a cup of green tea with maybe a few pieces of dark chocolate, or another slice of a raw dessert! Yum!
RECIPE – PEANUT BUTTER ACAI BOWL
- 1 bananas
- handful frozen berries of choice
- 1 tsp acai powder
- 1 tblsp chia seed
- 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- almond milk to blend to desired consistency
Simply place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and watch all those beautiful fruits combine! Then top with all of your favourite fruits, nuts and seeds. Enjoy!