Ever wondered how a health guru really spends their day? Eve Kalinik, who is one of Britain’s top nutritionists, shared her go-to favourites with us and gave us a diary of what she really eats and drinks on a typical Monday:
7am: Waking up bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to start this new week with a morning boost and a stellar cup of antioxidant rich Crucafe coffee.
9am: Morning Chai: Turmeric is one of the highest natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants you can get…and it happens to be in the LUMITY complex too! I’m have a double whammy dose with this delicious mid-morning pick me up chai tea. Here’s the recipe to make this golden wonder…
1 cup almond milk (I used the Plenish Cleanse one)
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon maca
Pinch black pepper
Pinch ground cardamom
1 teaspoon raw honey (I used Local Honey Man uk)
10am: Nuts and seeds: Add these into your daily diet to boost vitamin E and anti-oxidant intake to get your skin glowing and looking youthful. This is essential for the health and protection of cells, oh and with that helps to prevent premature ageing too. Bonus 🙂 Add a tablespoon sprinkling of nuts + seeds to pack in extra flavour to salads, porridges or they work brilliantly for topping soups in these chiller nights – all super easy and tasty ways to up your intake. Doesn’t really matter which ones you pick but like everything in the diet diversity is the key so mix them up!
Lunch: Selenium: Brazil nuts are one of the best natural sources of selenium and did you know that just three of them will give your daily quota. Selenium is an essential micronutrient and also a powerful antioxidant that helps fight the ageing process and reduces damage to cells. It also gives our metabolism a bit of support too. I have roughly chopped a few of them here and sprinkled over stewed cinnamon apples and some kefir yogurt for a gut supportive breakfast idea, lunch or as a winter tea time treat. Good gut support is a vital daily part of keeping us looking and feeling radiant after all.
Supper: Soothing Soup: Keeping our body in tip top condition means knowing when it’s time to rest & digest and go for foods that can be a bit easier on digestion. Soups are wonderful for this and during these winter months make for a comforting hearty bowl of goodness at the end of a long grey day. Why not try my spicy parsnip satay or sweet potato garam masala soup recipes over on my website to add colour, nutrition and a spicy kick to your evening meal.
Bedtime: Sleep should be considered one of the most important parts of our beauty regime and that starts with the hour preceding the lights going off. Switch off all devices, run a bath, read a book, meditate, whatever it is that helps you get ‘off line’. Here’s a couple of things that really help me max out on my zzz’s and start the day full of energy, vitality and a natural glow – Arjunaag and Labruket. Look forward to seeing you over at @evekalinik for more nutrition, recipes and lifestyle tips and tricks.