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.
Jessica Sepel Shares 3 Delicious And Nutritious Recipes
1Apple Pie Oats
Good Gut Health
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)
- Mix oats and chia seeds together in a bowl, and allow it to soak for a couple of hours in 1/2 cup water/milk.
- Cook oats and chia seeds in remaining 1/2 water/milk in a pot on the stove until the oats become thicker in consistency (around 2-3 minutes).
- Once cooked, keep the stove on medium heat. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir. Add in the glutamine powder to the oats, stirring well.
- Pour into your Thermos Food Jar.
- Finally, you can top with crushed walnuts, cinnamon, grated apple and yogurt for that ‘Insta-worthy’ apple pie effect.
2Sesame & Tamari Salmon On A Bed of Cauliflower Mash
Muscle Building Meal
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)
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius (180 degrees celsius fan-forced) and then line a baking tray with baking paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Once complete, marinate the salmon for up to 30 minutes in a covered bowl or large snap-lock bag.
- Remove the salmon from the marinade and put the marinade to one side.
- Lay the salmon skin side down on the lined tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
- Once cooked, remove the salmon from the oven and pour over there reserved marinade. Scatter the spring onions on top.
- In a pot of boiling water or a steamer, steam the cauliflower until very well cooked, then let it cool.
- In a food processor, add the cauliflower, milk, coconut oil or butter and walnuts, then pulse the mixture. Alternatively, you can use a stick blender until smooth. If it’s too thick, add a little water.
- Finally, season with salt, pepper and paprika to taste.
- Add the meal to a pre-heated Thermos Food Jar.
3Chocolate Skin Glow Mousse
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
- Add ingredients to a blender or food processor.
- Pulse/blend until it reaches a smooth mouse-like texture.
- Add to a pre-chilled Thermos Food Jar, and simply add toppings like dark/raw cacao chocolate, desiccated coconut and fresh berries. Your skin will be beaming in no time – enjoy!