My Date On A Plate - Cassie Mendoza-Jones
Cassie Mendoza-Jones is a kinesiologist, naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist, and founder of Elevate Vitality. She helps women about tune in to the natural wisdom of their bodies, and follow its lead. Elevate Vitality’s philosophy is rooted in intuitive health, natural wholefoods, and working with your body.
With this hands-on, holistic approach, Cassie has successfully helped hundreds of clients on their journey to wellbeing, body harmony, and bounce-out-of-bed energy.
She is the author of the Cleansed eBook, the Cleansed Kitchen Companion, and creator of the Cleansed eCourse as well as healing meal plans. She’s also run successful webinars on health and wellness. Cassie is qualified in Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, and Kinesiology and has completed post-grad studies in Human Nutrition at Deakin University.
I’m up early and hop off to a hot flow yoga class. I love starting my day with yoga as it anchors and grounds me, and I have more clarity throughout the day. I drink quite a bit of water afterwards, and usually grab an almond milk latte on the way home, or sometimes soy.
I love breaky! I usually make gluten-free porridge or oats, soaked overnight, with almond milk, coconut yoghurt, stevia or cinnamon, or my other favourite breaky is poached or boiled eggs with sourdough and a little organic butter or avocado. I drink herbal tea throughout the day too.
I’ll make another big mug of tea, probably licorice and peppermint (my fave!) and I might have a piece of fruit or a couple of corn thins with some avocado and Himalayan salt.
Lunch is often leftover sautéed veggies from the night before with extra baby spinach and either salmon, chicken, or a boiled egg with hummous and maybe some avocado. If it’s cold, I’ll have a quinoa and veggie soup with some almonds thrown on top. When it’s warm, it’ll always be a big salad with a protein and some olive oil and Himalayan salt.
I can’t go without an afternoon snack of some kind. I love making a little bowl of chia seeds, coconut yoghurt, almond milk and a sprinkling of oats or almonds, plus more tea (of course!).
Dinner is always a protein of some kind – lamb, steak, chicken, salmon etc. – with salad veggies, sautéed veggies or roasted veggies. Or a combination of all three; I love to fill my plate with veggies. My hubby is an amazing cook so if he gets home from work in time, he will often cook dinner, and then I’ll clean. Just joking! He cooks, and he cleans. Yep, I got me a winner. (Ok fine, I do help clean…)
Tea time! And I’ll sometimes enjoy half a little carob bear or a couple of squares of carob or dark chocolate. I love carob because a) my hubby doesn’t so I get more, and b) it doesn’t contain any stimulants so it’s a great pre-dinner chocolate alternative.
To find out more about Cassie visit her website.