Zoe, also known as The Healthy Indulger, is a self-taught healthy cook who transformed her life by nourishing her body with real, whole foods. Now she inspires others to eat clean through her healthy yet indulgent recipes, and has an e-book launching this month. You can see more from Zoe on her Instagram, @thehealthyindulger .
The Healthy Indulger Day on a plate:
I start my morning with a mindful meditation for 10-20 minutes.
I do 30 minutes of exercise – either an interval run, strength training, Pilates or a jog.
Before breakfast I drink 1L of water. I drink around 3L throughout the day.
I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so I like to make sure I have a nourishing meal full of protein and good fats, but I don’t always have time to make something. My go-to for days like these is bircher muesli.
- Overnight, soak ½ cup homemade sugar free muesli (a mixture of oats, raw nuts and seeds, shredded coconut) with 2 heaped tbsp. organic Greek yoghurt and ¼ cup almond milk.
- In the morning I add 1 serving of natural vanilla whey protein and topped with fresh strawberries, freeze dried berries, cinnamon, herbs and raw nuts for an extra crunch.
Mid-morning I have a green tea – there are so many health benefits for skin, digestion, brain function and overall health and it’s full of antioxidants.
I often use leftovers from the night before to put together my lunch, as I’m quite busy and it makes life easier:
Coconut oil roasted veggies of mushrooms, cauliflower, capsicum, cinnamon carrots, broccolini and zucchini) with green tea poached chicken and sprouts on a bed of spinach.
In the afternoon I have my second green tea with some carrot sticks and cottage cheese.
2 eggs with a dash of almond milk, fresh spinach, pumpkin and mushrooms cooked in an individual ramekin. After dinner I have a peppermint tea.