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HEALTHY HANGOUTS: 5 MINUTES WITH BROOKE MEREDITH FROM A CONSCIOUS COLLECTION


HEALTHY HANGOUTS: 5 MINUTES WITH BROOKE MEREDITH FROM A CONSCIOUS COLLECTION

 

A model, Holistic Health Coach, and wellness blogger, I came across Brooke through my fave social media platform Instagram. Long ago, I was drooling over her images, but over the last 6 months have learnt we have a mutual and dear friend in Sarah Holloway (of Matcha Maiden fame). When I learnt that Brooke would be attending our Friday Flow event in Melbourne, I was stoked. A chance to meet this uber-talented babe in ‘real life’.

 

I love this chick – she breaks away from social norms of model-kingdom. No starvation, just honest, whole foods and exercise. YES! She’s also a self-confessed chocoholic – the best kind of person. She rocks the well-known 80/20 rule when it comes to food – healthy nourishing dishes 80% of the time, which leaves 20% for the foods she loves and can enjoy without feeling guilty.

 

I ask her some all important questions about her journey so far, and her favourite ways to sweat…

Q&A

1. HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOMING A MODEL + WELLNESS COACH BEGIN?

It’s been quite a journey, that’s for sure. I’m a country girl who left home at 18 to move to Melbourne to pursue my passion of graphic design. While attending design school, I tried my hand at modeling to help pay the bills and was lucky enough to be picked up by one of Melbourne’s top agencies.  I worked with amazing clients, had modeling contracts overseas and travelled doing the very thing I loved.

Fresh out of Uni I scored a job as a full time designer and whilst I will be forever grateful for the opportunities this opened up for me, my heart wasn’t in it.  A long overseas modeling contract came up and I took this time to travel, work hard, and work out where my true passions lay.

Having gone through a host of digestive issues, food intolerances and body issues, I found my spare time consumed in research, watching documentaries on health and nutrition and reading up on everything possible, leading to the realization that this was my true calling. So back to study I went … and you can guess the rest. Here I am today as a certified holistic wellness coach.

2. WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

People who are living their dream, work hard for what they want and are go-getters are truly the most inspiring to me.  I’m a firm believer in making your own magic, so when I see people working hard  towards their dreams it helps keep me on track and reassures me that I too, with the right attitude, can achieve anything.

3. YOUR DAY ON A PLATE?

On an average day I would have –

Breakfast: Breakfast salad of 2 poached eggs, kale, broccolini with avocado and almonds. 1 long black coffee.

Snack: Natural greek yoghurt with a scoop of vegan protein powder mixed in, usually some super foods sprinkled and blueberries and nuts for some crunch.

Lunch: Lean protein and a fresh salad, or if I’m out I buy rice paper rolls or sashimi and a seaweed salad.

Snack: Super food smoothie

Dinner: Always involves some protein and vegetables – for example my Chicken Zucchini Pesto Pasta, or salmon and roast vegetables.

4: FAVOURITE WAY TO GET MOVING?

I love to box with my trainer Ruan from Fite Training. I’m also loving Hot Pilates at the moment which is a killer core workout that leaves you dripping with sweat.

5. THREE THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

  1. My Family.
  2. My diary – I’d be lost and never show up to anything.
  3. Chocolate! Homemade of course 😉

6. YOUR SECRET VICE

Chocolate for sure!

7. TOP SONGS ON YOUR PLAYLIST

Gold – Kiiara

Bridges – Broods

Kamikaze – MØ

8. YOUR MANTRA

May my heart be kind, my mind fierce, and my spirit brave.”

This reminds me to work hard, stay humble and to not be afraid to go after what you want in life.

9. Your top 3 accounts to follow on Instagram:
10. LAST THING YOU GOOGLED

“Cosy Tents, Daylesford” haha.. This could have been embarrassing.

FINALLY. . . YOUR FAVOURITE RECIPE

Healthy Baked Cinnamon Donuts

BAKED CINNAMON DONUTS

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 1 + 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tbs maple syrup

Cinnamon sugar ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Method 

  1. Prepare you donut tin by spraying it coconut oil. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. In a large bowl, place the almond meal, arrowroot flour, bicarb soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon and combine.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, milk, rice malt syrup, maple syrup and softend coconut oil together until runny.
  4. Transfer the wet mixture into the dry and whisk by hand until mixture is well combined and resembles a cake mixture.
  5. Transfer mixture to donut tray and bake for 6-8 minutes. They cook extremely quickly to keep watch.
  6. Remove from oven and lay on a baking tray to cook. Roll them in your coconut sugar mixture and enjoy.

*Best eaten with in 2-3 days. *Heat them in the microwave them roll them in the cinnamon sugar to get that warm cinnamon donut affect.


Hand out more with Brooke on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and her Website.

About Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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