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Mikaela Reuben

Smoothie Mixologist / Happy Gut Chef

Nutritionist and health coach Mikaela Reuben grew up on Vancouver Island, a bohemian enclave off the wild and wonderful coast of British Columbia. It was in her parents’ kitchen that she learned about many of the principles she incorporates into her work today: the importance of local ingredients, a desire to innovate, epicurean lust, and knowledge of how our bodies respond.

After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria, Mikaela embarked upon another facet of her health obsession: revitalizing the physical body. A year into her physiotherapy degree at the University of British Columbia, Mikaela had a revelation that fascinated her –how the body, mind and soul work together to determine overall well being. With her background in cooking, Mikaela soon realized that creating meal plans focused on the needs of each client’s bio-individuality proved to be a radical tool for improving holistic health.

From designing delicious and innovative meal plans for A-list celebrities to educating businesses on the impact of healthy work environments, Mikaela is committed to changing the way people think and approach their bodies. As a person who values quick laughter and nights out dancing as much as organic kale and yoga, she brings a dynamic, balanced energy–Mikaela believes stress and deprivation can be as spiritually damaging as a chocolate bar.

It is with this sense of knowledge, kindness and creativity that Mikaela worked with Dr. Pedre to create the Happy Gut Kitchen smoothie recipes.

FAVORITE HASHTAGS
#eattolove  #health  #nutrition  #plantpower

FAVORITE SMOOTHIE
The Blue Ginger from Happy Gut: this spicy mix of blueberries and ginger is mineral- and phytonutrient-rich, and features chlorella (a protein-filled green algae) and selenium-rich Brazil nuts. Great for your hair and skin!

FAVORITE WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
Hiking, travelling, eating, socializing

Lee Holmes

Author of Heal Your Gut / Nutritionist / Whole Foods Chef

Based in Australia, Lee Holmes is a holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, wholefoods chef, and author of the bestselling Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful and Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian. Lee runs a four week online ‘Heal Your Gut’ program.

She is a columnist with Wellbeing Magazine and her articles have appeared in leading Australian newspapers and journals, as well as The Times and The Daily Express in the UK
and The Huffington Post in the US. Lee’s blog won the overall award at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards in 2013 as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating Category.

Lee’s blog is here and follow her on social media here: Twitter  Facebook  Instagram  Pinterest

FAVORITE HASHTAGS
#superchargedfood  #recipes  #realfoods

FAVORITE SMOOTHIE
Spinach, tahini, banana, cashew milk and cacao nibs blended to make a creamy, antioxidant rich smoothie.

FAVORITE WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
Eating, walking my dog, movies, hanging with family and friends.