Taline Gabrielian is the force behind the extremely popular Hippie Lane, a beautiful online destination for those looking to live a healthy lifestyle. Taline started her platform after experimenting with many diets, and realizing that there is no one-size-fits-all method. Now, with the philosophy that your body should guide you, Taline shares her food creations, many of which honor her inner sweet tooth, with over five hundred thousand followers. When she’s not cooking up stunning dishes, the self-proclaimed free spirit loves to travel, spend time with her two children, and feed her passion for music. Below, this health expert breaks down everything she eats in a typical day.

Breakfast

What I eat: Cacao & Almond Chia Pudding with berries and coconut.

The time I eat it: 10:30 A.M.

How I make it or where I get it: The easiest breakfast ever, I just mix almond milk with chia seeds and cacao powder (with some superfood powers), and top with berries, coconut and almond butter. A high protein breakfast with good fats – helps me power through my morning.

Snack

What I eat: Nuts, seeds, and fruit.

The time I eat it: 12:30 P.M.

How I make it or where I get it: I buy activated nuts from my local health food store, which is always available in my pantry. Pecans and Walnuts are my favourite. I love kiwi and mango and keep a variety of seasonal organic fruit in my fridge, always.

Lunch

What I eat: Usually a green bowl that I whip up at home. I often have precooked turmeric quinoa in the fridge that I throw together with sautéed kale, spinach, peas and beans. Today I had it with some chili-spiced hummus, hemp seeds, avocado and a basil dressing.

The time I eat it: 2:30 P.M. 

How I make it or where I get it: I make it myself!

Snack

What I eat: Matcha latte.

The time I eat it: 3 P.M.

How I make it or where I get it: I whizz matcha powder with almond milk, collagen, stevia and coconut butter in my blender and then transfer to a jug to froth warm. It’s my favourite thing ever.

Dinner

What I eat: Today it’s steamed lemon and ginger fish* with rocket salad and baked veggies (garlic cauliflower, sweet potato and fennel). I steamed some rice for the kids also.

The time I eat it: 6:30 P.M. 

How I make it or where I get it: I made it at home, for myself and my family.

Snack

What I eat: A few pieces of dark chocolate with a chai herbal tea.

The time I eat it: 7:30 P.M.

How I make it or where I get it: I buy some high-quality dark chocolate and nibble on that most nights.

Workout

Workout I did: I love pilates and fro reformer 3-4 times per week. I head for a short walk (drop kids off at school) and then head to my morning class. I love it.

The time I do it: 8:45 A.M.

Overall thoughts about your day today and how you feel

I feel great in my body. I take each day as it comes, and some days are better than others. I think today was a good day, in that I had planned my meals so there was no room for error. If you have all necessities at hand, it makes it easier to stay on track. My morning routine helps keep me motivated. Pilates, a long walk and a nice breakfast help me start on a high.

What are other wellness activities or habits that make you feel like your best self?

I meditate most days. The health club that I go to has cocoon meditation a few times a week which is insanely beautiful. I use a calm app on other days, that has really nice sounds and chimes that assist in getting me in the zone.
 Reading is right up there for me on my self-care list. I find that a good book (I mix it up between fiction, nonfiction and self help books) last thing at night is a great way for me to settle into sleep on a positive note.

I have decreased the amount of time I spend online and on social media. I feel more centered when I’m offline.
 A good chat with friends and connecting with my partner and children are a priority for me. When I’m connected with myself and the people I love, I am my happiest.

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