I get to meet a lot of nice people working in the wellness industry but there’s always that someone who stands out and touches you with their beautiful spirit. The very first time I met Madeleine Shaw she gave me the warmest hug and the loveliest smile, and I’ve seen her treat other friends, fellow bloggers and even fans in exactly the same way. She has almost 150K follows on Instagram and I’m not surprised- Madeleine’s posts are just as joyful and uplifting as she. This girl is the nutritionist to the stars, a health coach, a trained yoga instructor and an author of a brand new stunning book, Get the Glow. The book contains a wide variety of recipes with a good balance for vegans and carnivores, and I personally love her approach to focusing on the good stuff, rather than beating yourself up about the bad.
Meet our June’s Master of the Month…
Describe your typical day of eating and drinking.
Breakfast is a green smoothie – kale, avocado, fresh mint, lime and mango
Lunch – Poached salmon, avocado and a spicy salsa
Dinner – Pumpkin curry with cauliflower rice and some raw chocolate fudge
What (or who) inspires you to eat well and stay healthy?
My family, my boyfriend, my readers – i love feeling healthy and well to spend time with them and be the best version of me.
What is your biggest weakness when it comes to food and how do you deal with that?
I never have them at home
My top tip for:
Improving your diet is… Eating whole foods, nothing processed, packaged or refined.
Staying healthy while travelling is… Easy if you plan ahead – bring nuts, raw balls, some veggie sticks and an eye mask.
Detoxing is… Ok, but I’m more about eating healthy everyday.
Immunising is… Essential to do everyday, it keeps you healthy and strong. I love fresh ginger and turmeric shots.
What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?
I love you.
How would you like to be remembered?
The girl who got everyone to eat well, love their bodies and glow.
If you got to keep only 3 of your belongings: 1 thing from your kitchen, 1 thing from your garden and 1 thing from your bookshelf- what would they be?
Kitchen – food processor
Garden – My blueberry plant
Book – The Alchemist
If you could host a dinner party for 3 guests (dead or alive)- who would they be and what would you serve?
Why do you believe that life is Better Raw?
I don’t personally follow these rules all the time, I eat healthily but enjoy meat and fish too, it works for me. I think its all about finding the right diet for you.
Our Master of The Month shares her favourite raw food recipe…
RAW CHERRY CHOCOLATE FUDGE
If you struggle to fall asleep, cherry can be a great sleep aid – and the raw gooey texture makes this fudge a perfect treat with a cup of chamomile tea before bed. Don’t forget the active ingredient, almond butter – it provides lots of vitamin E for your skin.
100g almond butter (or any other nut butter)
100g coconut oil, plus extra for greasing
50g raw cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
50g dried cherries
Put the nut butter and coconut oil in the food processor and mix for 1 minute or so. Sieve in the raw cacao, then put in the rest of the ingredients (apart from the cherries) and whizz for a few minutes until totally gooey. At this point throw in the cherries and mix with a spoon.
Scoop out the mixture with a spatula into a coconut oil-greased 24cm baking tin, then put it in the freezer for 30 minutes until firmly set.
Cut the fudge into bite-size bites with a sharp knife, then pop them back in the fridge.
This keeps for 2 weeks in the fridge.