This is the best smoothie! It is full of goodness and amazing superfoods.
I will make this about an hour before the gym. It is a great energy boost and helps me have a better workout.
1 teaspoon of Maca Powder
2 tablespoons of Vegan Protein Powder
1 teaspoon of Cocao Powder
1 frozen Banana
½ cup of fresh Blueberries
1 cup of Coconut Water
1 teaspoon of Bee Pollen
Put everything into the blender except for the Bee Pollen and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass or jar and sprinkle with bee pollen.
I am very excited today because I had the opportunity to catch up with the beautiful Tamsyn Nettefold. Tamsyn is a passionate nutritionist and makes the best green smoothies IN THE WORLD!
She also is a superstar mother to a beautiful family of four.
Meet Tamsyn -
Current occupation? At the moment my main job is being a stay at home mum to my four children : Rupert (age 7), Morris (6), Winifred (2) and Humphrey (7 months), I'm also a nutritionist in my spare time ;)
Where do you live? I'm actually in between houses at the moment, for the last 18 months my husband James, the kids and I lived in a mining town in Central Queensland. The isolation got to us a bit and we're now about to start a new chapter in Brisbane. I love this city and the opportunities for us here are endless!
Tell us a little bit about your beautiful self: Ok...I'm 33 years old, I was born in Hobart Tasmania, a place I'll always call home, I'm the middle child and the only girl, I have one older and one younger brother , Ben and Nick! I grew up loving long drives in the country to various towns, fairs and markets then in my teenage years I got used to going to functions with my father who was The Lord Mayor of Hobart for 12 long years. I learnt to earn my own money from a young age, starting work at Kmart at 14, followed by stints as a doctors receptionist, vet nurse, retail , telecommunications and Door bitch at a night club ( was the best job by far!!) I've also been an exchange student in The Netherlands for a year.
I had my first child when I was 25 and have been lucky enough to be a stay at home mum since. It's allowed me to study nutrition and I'll be picking up more study in the near future, I'd love to get into nutritional medicine and also do a fitness course, I love to practice Pilates and yoga on a daily basis and believe it's that and green smoothies and juices that keep me centred!
What turned you into a healthy foodie? We'll during my year in the Netherlands I became a bit of a fatty fat fat, I missed home and pretty much turned to cakes and cheeses as comfort, I came home and literally worked my butt off to lose it. I vowed never to let myself get like that again, I think i was 80kg at my heaviest ( I keep the photos hidden!) then about 5 years ago I went the opposite way, I was doing some modelling and became too thin, about 54kg I think which was tiny for my 175cm frame . I got quite depressed and after doing some 'doctor google' research I realised my brain wasn't getting enough nutrition which can cause depression. This prompted me ( along with concerns from family and friends) to fuel my body in a better way. This is when I started my nutrition course and this combined with my love for cooking was the start of my passion to be the best version of myself!
What are your go-to meals and snacks when you are super busy? I have a few sensitivities so if I want to stay in a good mood I have to be careful what I put in my mouth but I love snacking on tomatoes and snow peas, I also love a good roasted veg and quinoa salad and can't go a day without a green smoothie or juice, I've just bought a cold pressed juicer which is great for keeping all the enzymes in tact when juicing, it also needs to be as green as possible! I also LOVE beef jerkey and Can't go a day without eating chocolate!
What are your top 5 tips to stay healthy and happy?
1. Exercise when you can, even in little bits, but don't let it become an obsession.
2. Don't diet, they truly don't work.
3. Let your family and friends know that you love them.
4. Dream big and dream often.
5. Start your day with the juice of a lemon mixed with a big glass of water, it's great at helping to detox and alkalise the body.
What are your big dreams, goal and aspirations? I have so many dreams, but ultimately I'd love to change the size of Australia. I believe if we make nutrition part of the school curriculum then kids can have the knowledge to keep themselves healthy.
Smaller dreams include owning a homwares/ baby gift shop as I also love to sew clothes and fashion is a huge passion of mine!
Can you please share your favourite recipe?
This recipe was this mornings juice, I don't have my favourite recipes with me , as they're all in storage but this tasted great! Juice : 10 leaves Chinese spinach, 2 handfuls baby spinach, 2 stalks of celery, 2 big leaves of kale, 10 mixed cherry tomatoes, 1 carrot, 2 broccoli florets, a small knob of ginger and 2 apples.
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