As a holistic nutritionist it’s my mission to help you create healthy habits that you can implement into your life to make it a little bit healthier and you a little bit happier. Because a healthy body = a healthy mind.
Here are 5 easy and healthy habits to start now:
Habit #1: Jumpstart digestion upon waking by drinking one large glass of warm water with the juice from ½ a lemon. This will hydrate your body, kick-start your stomach acid, support your liver detoxification pathways and give you a healthy dose of vitamin C!
Habit #2: Drink 2 litres of water daily, minimum! Did you know we turn over 100ml of water per hour? We do get some water from fruits and vegetables so aiming for 2L of water daily is best for optimal health.
Habit #3: Eat your greens! You’ve heard it time and time again I’m sure but trust me with this, greens are your friend! They are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, aim for 2 large handfuls daily (think spinach, kale, silverbeet, cos lettuce, rocket, dandelion greens), your liver will thank you too!
Habit #4: Commit to a mindfulness practice daily, or every second day. Even just for 5 minutes. So many people these days have endless to-do lists, a family to look after, relationships to maintain, a house to look after, our own health to maintain, the list goes on. Slow down and put aside 5 minutes for yourself daily, this will help to bring you back into the present moment and help you to feel grateful for what you have in your life. Try meditation, reading a book, gratitude writing, deep belly breathing.
Habit #5: Reduce your sugar intake. Sugar not only leads to unstable blood sugar levels (hello cravings), it also increases inflammation in the body, causes weight gain, diabetes, increased anxiety and so much more. Make yourself a healthy treat instead, try out my go-to chocolate bliss ball recipe below, it hits my 3pm sugar cravings on the head every time!
Chocolate Bliss Ball
- 10 medjool dates
- ½ cup pumpkin
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut + extra for coating
- 1/3 cup water
1. Place seeds into a food processor and blend for a minute until it turns into a flour like consistency.
2. Add the remaining ingredients into the processor and blend until well combined, until the mixture becomes sticky.
3. Use hands and roll into small, then roll the balls into the additional coconut.