What a nutritionist eats in a day
Want to know what a nutritionist eats in a day? We did. So, we chatted to clinical nutritionist Sami Bloom of Health & Bloom, who also happens to be a wellness coach, yoga teacher and health influencer. Talk about #health career goals. Her own health complications prompted her to make positive life changes, revitalising her health and leading to a drastic career change from the corporate world to Nutritional Medicine. If you’ve seen a recent photo of Sami, you’ll understand why we wanted to know what she eats day in day out, cause, well – ‘dat glow. Seriously, have you ever seen a more vibrant looking woman?
Without further ado, Sami Bloom‘s day on a plate.
Today, I woke up at 6:30am to go for a walk. I try to do around 7,000 steps to start my day. Before I leave I always rehydrate, alkalise and wake my body up with a glass of warm water and lemon.
8am – Breakfast
When I arrived home I made my go-to smoothie at the moment, my Green Beauty Blend: extra large handful spinach, 1 banana, 1⁄2 cup frozen raspberries, 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds, 1 tbsp spirulina, 1 tsp maca powder, 1 medjool date and 3 brazil nuts blended with 1/2 coconut water and 1/2 filtered water. Sprinkled with bee pollen. Easy to digest, brimming with vitamins and minerals to take care of skin, hair, nails and extremely energising!
10am – Snack
I don’t always have coffee, but today I had a work meeting so I grabbed a carrot and a couple of raw cashews on my way, and ordered a soy latte. I like to have a coffee with some food in my stomach to prevent blood sugar highs and lows.
1pm – Lunchtime
If it isn’t dinner leftovers, I will make a large superfood salad like I did today. I try to rotate my leafy greens frequently – Tuscan kale, rocket, shaved cabbage, spinach or watercress – and use about 2 cups as a salad base. I then add approx 1 cup salad veg (cucumber, tomato, capsicum, snow peas or onion), a handful of roast broccoli/cauliflower, 1⁄2 cup legumes, and 1/4 avocado. If I have herbs or sauerkraut on hand I add a few tbsp. I pour 1/2 lemon and 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar over top, making sure to slightly mash the avocado in for that oiliness. I then toss it with 2-3 tbsp nutritional yeast (so much protein and B vitamins!) and 2 tsp dulse flakes. It’s pretty big!
3pm – Snack
Today’s afternoon pick-me-up was two squares of tofu with a little hummus and sliced tomato on top! Random, I know. Other afternoon snacks I like are miso soup with seaweed and shiitake mushrooms, a homemade turmeric latte, green juice, carrot sticks and hummus, or for something more substantial I might make a berry, hemp seed smoothie.
7:15pm – Dinner
I went to an early evening megaformer class so dinner had to be quick and easy. I made cauliflower fried rice with creamy satay chickpeas. It is one of my new favourite meals! I also snacked on a few red capsicum strips whilst I prepped, as I believe it is beneficial to eat something raw before main meals to stimulate digestion, plus I am a chronic “pick-as-I-go-er”, so this helps keep me in check!
8:30pm – Dessert
I always like to finish off the day on a sweet note. Tonight I had my usual caffeine-free chai tea with a dash of almond milk, few drops of vanilla stevia and cinnamon. If I’m craving a little something extra I might stuff a frozen date or two with a tsp of almond butter, make a cacao latte or enjoy some vegan chocolate 😉