Health blogger, nutritionist and wellness coach, Jessica Sepel, is a glowing advocate for healthy living. She spends majority of her time travelling the globe, sourcing inspiration for her legion of devoted followers. Los Angeles, in particular, is where she spends most of her time these days. Based on emerging trends that she’s seen first hand, she’s devised three new recipes for lean muscle building, glowing skin and a healthy gut. Using, fresh, seasonal whole foods, they not only taste great, but they’re also easy to make and nourish the body from the inside out.
Scroll through for three of Jessica Sepel’s favourite recipes for lean muscle building, glowing skin and a healthy gut.
If you absolutely love the taste and smell of apple pie, this recipe is for you! Apple Pie Oats are a nutritious yet equally tasty take on a classic. They’ll help you warm up in the colder months and kick-start your digestive system – helping to repair and restore your gut. You can prepare the night before, and pop it straight into a Thermos Food Jar for a natural sweet and warm breakfast on-the-go.
1/2 cup organic rolled oats
1 tablespoon chic seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 green apple, grated
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Squeeze lemon juice
1 cup water/almond milk/coconut milk
2 heaped teaspoon Greek yoghurt/coconut yoghurt (optional)
1 tablespoon glutamine powder (optional for extra gut repairing boost)
I find this dish to be the most nourishing and cleansing meal at dinner. I usually cook this dish for my husband and I throughout the week, because it is filling, delicious and the perfect post-workout dinner. It’s ideal for keeping trim or if you’re preparing for a half-marathon.
Sesame & Tamari Salmon
4 x 180g salmon fillets, bones removed and skin on
1/4 cup spring onions
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup sesame seeds, white or black
1 tablespoon honey or teaspoon stevia powder (optional)
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/2 cup milk of choice (I use almond milk)
1 tablespoon virgin organic coconut oil or organic butter
3 tablespoon crushed walnuts
Himalayan salt and ground pepper
1 teaspoon paprika (to serve)
I recently put this recipe together during my time in LA based on emerging trends. This new recipe can be made as a vegan dessert or snack. The ingredients in this recipe will help with the dry skin we are all prone to in the cooler months. It has everything you need for beautiful healthy skin, including good fats and low sugar content.
1 cup cashews
2 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 tablespoon coconut sugar/maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon pink salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder