My Day On A Plate: Rebecca Gawthorne AKA @nourish_naturally
Rebecca is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist, Wellness Coach, Freelance Nutritionist & owner of Rebecca Gawthorne - Dietitian & Nutritionist; a private Dietetic Consultancy in Sydney, Australia.
A true foodie, fitness-freak and lover of summer & life, Rebecca helps motivate, empower and inspire people to live healthier lives through healthy natural eating and food. Rebecca tailor-makes eating plans to manage and treat medical conditions like diabetes, heart problems and digestive issues. She has helped many clients with weight loss and encourages people to live the healthiest life they were created to!
I kickstart my day with a big glass of water & then head our the door for an early morning workout! Today was a run along the beach but it can vary from sprints at the track with my husband to some yoga or HIIT (I'm working my way through Kayla Itsines atm). I love training in the morning because it wakes me up & energises me for the day!
back home, I quickly blend up a fruit smoothie for breakfast before I rush out the door to see my clients for dietitian appointments. My favourite is tropical mango smoothie made with mango, passionfruit, unsweetened soy milk, chia seeds & topped with shredded coconut! I also love a home made coffee.
Snack time between appointment. I always pack my snacks (which I prepare in advance on the weekend) & today's morning tea was homemade bliss balls (made with dates, walnuts, shredded coconut & vanilla - see recipe below).
My lunch today is a huge rainbow salad with a beans. If I'm not enjoying s delicious salad, I also love a fruit salad with coconut yoghurt for lunch.
Snack time again! I always need an afternoon tea as I often have late night appointments with clients. I'm having veggie sticks and Syndian Natural Food's pumpkin dip (it's soooooo good!) plus some fresh blueberries.
Dinner - My husband and I love vegetable-filled dinners! They leave us feeling healthy & satisfied but not overly full. I choose to get my protein from beans, lentils, tofu or fish. Tonight we're having a big plate of baked veggies (my favourite is pumpkin) topped with mixed herbs, garlic, balsamic and a drizzle of honey & a slice of baked salmon.
I love going for a walk with my husband after dinner. It helps manage any mindless/non-hungry eating & I get to catch up on things with my husband.
Sweet treat time - I love something small and sweet before bed. Tonight I'm having some home-made banana nice-cream (blended up frozen banana).
Bed time - I'm reading through an online devotion from Charles Swindoll which helps me feel happy & relax.
Nourish Naturally's Bliss Balls
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup deseeded medjool dates, chopped
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1tbs coconut oil
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place ingredients into your blender or food processor. Blend until combined. Roll into balls. Enjoy!