Oct. 31 2018
Robyn Youkilis is a health coach, wellness expert, TV host, and the best-selling author of Go With Your Gut and Thin From Within. Talk about juggling several different roles. After struggling with dieting and body image issues for years, Robyn took her health into her own hands, making it her goal to help as many people as possible learn to fall in love with the bodies they’re in. Though Robyn’s passion is clear now, before finding her calling as a health professional, she had several unique jobs, including being a rock climbing instructor, film festival producer, and even circus member! Now, this wellness expert lives her dream every day, alongside her daughter Navy, who is the joy of her life. Wondering what exactly this health guru eats? She shares her go-to meals below.
What I eat: Power Parfait.
The time I eat it: Varies, day to day. Usually I wait a little bit before eating in the morning – I make a Magical Morning Matcha and feed my daughter Navy.
How I make it or where I get it: The Power Parfait is a recipe from my second book, Thin From Within.
What I eat: A big salad with fresh greens, smoked salmon, roasted veggies (some cauliflower and carrots today), sauerkraut and a little feta cheese, plus fresh herbs and a simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and sauerkraut juice (it’s delicious – try it!).
The time I eat it: 2 P.M.
How I make it or where I get it: Most days (especially work days), I pack my lunch with food I’ve prepped earlier in the week. Doing a little bit of meal prep has been a game changer for both me and my clients – it’s the difference between me eating the healthy food my body craves and just picking something up. For this lunch, I had all the components prepped and ready to assemble into a lunch using the same process I teach in my meal prep workshop.
What I eat: Boiled egg and a few gluten-free crackers.
The time I eat it: 5:30 P.M.
How I make it or where I get it: I don’t snack a ton (I prefer to eat more food during my actual meals and teach my clients to do the same) but sometimes I’ll have a small snack before dinner. Usually it’s something I’ve meal prepped, like a boiled egg or two, or some leftover roasted veggies, but I also might grab a bar made with minimal ingredients or mug of bone broth (such a great, gut-healing snack option!).
What I eat: Bean pasta with organic tomato sauce, sautéed kale and jarred tuna + a few squares of dark chocolate for dessert.
The time I eat it: 7 P.M.
How I make it or where I get it: Most weeknights I whip up something for me and my family with the staple ingredients that I keep stocked in my kitchen and pantry – I don’t make full recipes every single night. The meal is one of my go-to “non-recipe” pantry meals. I teach more on how you can make these easy meals happen for you in my meal program.
Workout I did: SoulCycle
The time I do it: 9:30 A.M.
What are other wellness activities or habits that make you feel like your best self?
I’m really into my meditation practice right now. I try to do 10-20 minutes first thing in the morning, but if that doesn’t happen I’ll work in a meditation later in the day. I’m a big fan of the after-work meditation – it’s a great way to transition from your workday to your home life and set yourself up for an intentional evening. I also love my infrared sauna bed. Infrared sauna therapy has so many benefits from detox to weight loss to improved circulation and pain relief. I’m fortunate to now have a sauna bed in my home and so I’ll get in it a few times a week at night to unwind after the day.