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The Natural Nutritionist

Meet Steph Lowe...

She's a Sports Nutritionist, triathlete, and the founder of The Natural Nutritionist, a hub for celebrating the importance of real food, and author of The Real Food Athlete.

Along with self-publishing her first book, The Real Food Athlete, and running The Natural Nutritionist, Steph is also the resident Nutritionist in Sam Wood’s online program, 28 by Sam Wood, and is the creator of five eBooks available on her website.

To book a consultation with Steph or to find out more about The Natural Nutritionist, visit: www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au.

Steph Lowe

 

Describe your day on a plate. 

Breakfast: Breakfast Antioxidant Smoothie  or Gluten Free Sweet Potato Bread with smashed avocado.

 

Lunch for me is nearly always leftovers as I’m a big fan of the “cook once, eat twice” mantra. My favourite lunches include my Grass Fed Burger Salad or my Green Chicken Curry with Cauliflower Rice.

 

Dinner: Grass-fed steak and greens or our Simple Cauliflower Rice Sushi if I’m eating late after clients and wanting something light.

 

Sweet or Savoury?

Definitely savoury. I love a good grain free cracker with hummus and my weakness is adding full fat hard cheese!

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What is your favourite nutrient, rich food that is often overlooked?

I have to say it: liver. A chicken liver pate made with grass fed butter goes amazing with grain free crackers for a nutrient dense snack with all the crunch!

 

Your go to Melbourne Café?

Left Field in Carnegie. Their middle eastern cauliflower dish is to-die-for!

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If you could invite any 3 people to a dinner party, who would you invite and why?

Tim Noakes, as he’s an absolute pioneer in our industry and a long term inspiration of mine.

Mike Mutzel as he’s one of the most well-researched people in our field and I want to pick his brain on all things microbiome health.

Melissa Hartwig, because of the role she continues to play in inspiring the world to eat better and create food freedom.

 

Who do you look to for inspiration?

One of my favorite online sources of inspiration is Luke Hines. He’s so real and authentic and provides really fantastic education and amazingly simple and delicious whole food recipes. http://www.lukehines.com

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What is your stance on sugar and kids?

We’ve got to minimise it. The research is clear that from a blood sugar control, productivity, concentration and brain health point of view, it is extremely detrimental. The long term benefits of refined sugar free eating is to minimize inflammation, which has now been proven to be the cause of all chronic disease.

 

It is 5pm somewhere..what is your drink of choice?

Kombucha! I love Bod Kombucha and it is double fermented and guaranteed to support your gut health, digestion and immunity.  https://www.bodkombucha.com.au

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Cauliflower Rice Sushi

By Steph Lowe, The Natural Nutritionist

 Steph Lowe

Ingredients (Serves 4)

2 medium avocados
1 carrot
1 cucumber
200g canned tuna in spring water
8 nori sheets


Cauliflower Rice:

1 medium head of cauliflower (initial weight 850g)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons rice malt syrup
¼ teaspoon salt


To serve:

¼ cup tamari
Wasabi, to taste


Method

Thoroughly wash cauliflower. De-stem, dice into small pieces and blitz in a food processor or blender until it resembles rice. You can also grate cauliflower using the setting that will allow it to resemble fine crumbs. Squeeze out excess water with your hands.
In a large saucepan medium heat, lightly sauté cauliflower rice in in coconut oil for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly to ensure soft. Remove from heat and add rice vinegar, rice malt syrup and salt and set aside.
Cut the avocado, carrot and cucumber into long matchsticks.
Place the nori sheets on a bamboo mat and spread 3 tablespoons of cauliflower rice onto each sheet (enough to fill 2/3 of the nori sheet). Add the tuna, avocado, carrot, and cucumber to one edge and roll tightly into a long roll. Use a dab of water to seal the nori sheet before slicing into 4 pieces. Repeat for remaining sheets. Serve with tamari and wasabi.

 

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With love,

My Super Nanny.

 

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