Superfoodie Spotlight: Claire Baker from This is Lifeblood

Claire BakerClaire Baker is a beautiful shining light in the health and wellness community. One of my favourite things about her is she is not about eating the ‘perfect’ diet, she’s about living a fun, playful, radiant life – and if that means eating cheese and wine every now and then, then she’s doing it!

Great health is not about eating the cleanest diet, it’s simply a tool you use to help you be able to live a happy, vibrant life. And this girl knows it.

Her book, She is Radiant, is a 6 week wellness adventure that takes you step-by-step through from start to radiant. This book blew me away by it’s depth but also its approachability – it’s like taking a nutrition course, but completely do-able and understandable. Check it out.

Without further ado, let’s meet this wellness babe and see what nuggets of wisdom we can get out of her pretty head!

What started your health and wellness journey?

Back in 2003, I was diagnosed with severe liver inflammation: this kickstarted a love-affair with detoxing, whole foods and clean living. Buuuuut as these things go, my early 20s were a tad more “crazy” than “clean”, which soon led me to realise I was feeling pretty crappy a lot of time; I knew I wanted more from life, I knew there was a better way. Coming full circle to a clean diet, self-care and a kind lifestyle has certainly been a journey – an ongoing journey – and the best thing I ever did.

Your #1 tip for healing disease?

Whole foods. Fuel your body with nature. Oh, and patience.

What does a soul-tingling day in your life look like?

Ahhhh! Cuddles, movement, coaching, writing, playing, lying in the grass, laughter, love, GREAT FOOD (and even better sex), rest and relaxation.

What’s your favourite…

Documentary? Bella Vita: Insanely beautiful!
Book? Eat Pray Love: First one that sprung to mind, but I also want to say Harry Potter here.
Vegetable? Zucchini: For the noodles and slow roasted in olive oil.
Blog? Sarah Wilson: Fan-girl 4 LYF.
Smoothies or juices? A classic beetroot, carrot, celery and ginger gets me every time.

Latest food obsession?

SQUID: So delicious, cheap and sustainable.

What’s your favourite quick snack?

85% dark chocolate, strawberries and macadamia nuts

Natural beauty tip?

Water! Just drink it.

Can you share you’re favourite recipe with us?

Zucchini pesto pasta

Easy Peasy Zucchini Pesto Pasta
 
I can’t go past this Easy Peasy Zucchini Pesto Pasta. This dish serves up a crazy amount of green goodness, it’s light and full of flavour and can be served alongside a juicy piece of grilled chicken or fish, or well and truly on its own.
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
  • 3 medium zucchinis
  • 1 bunch basil leaves
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup pine nuts or cashews
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
Method:
  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, blend the basil leaves (put some aside for garnish), parsley, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and nuts until mixed well. Will smell amazing at this point!
  2. Using a julienne peeler or regular vegetable peeler, peel the zucchini into thin strips. Stir the pesto through the zucchini ‘pasta’ and top with cherry tomatoes and extra basil leaves for garnish.

 

claire bakerClaire Baker is a certified coach and mentor, passionate writer and speaker and author of ‘She Is Radiant: Your 6-Week Wellness Adventure To Get Glowy & Feel Rad’. Claire guides vibrant young women as they get from where they are, to where they want to be – in their health and life, blog and business.

With a background in visual arts and business management, her gorgeous clients (from all over the world), experience greater confidence, improved relationships, more joy and clear complexions. They throw out the scales, book the flight, launch the blog – and fall back in love with their life.

Through her honest and empowering blog and unique coaching packages, you can consider Claire your personal advocate for living an energised, playful and heart-centred life.

Come say hi at This is Lifeblood, her online space to share her passion for all things nourishing, soulful and creative. You can also find her on hanging out on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter @_clairebaker_.

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