Day on a Plate: Laura Henshaw

Healthy Q&A's
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We absolutely love Laura Henshaw here at JSHealth. Not only is she co-founder of Keep it Cleaner, she models AND is a law student – talk about super woman?! Not to mention, she is a total darling. Read on to find out her delicious ‘Day on a Plate’. You can read her bestie, Steph Claire Smith’s,  ‘Day on a Plate’ here.

 

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself – who you are and what you do.

 

I am a model from Melbourne with a huge passion for wellness and helping people create healthy, nourishing meals themselves. I co founded Keep it Cleaner with my best friend Stephanie Smith last year which is a health and wellness platform where we share our favourite recipes and workouts.

 

 

  1. What was the ‘uh ha’ moment that inspired you to get in to health and wellbeing?

 

I have been really lucky to grow up in a really active and healthy family however my ‘uh ha’ moment when I really got into it was when I started university and was running my own business and realised that if I didn’t eat well, sleep and exercise I wouldn’t be productive or have enough energy to get through the day.

 

 

  1. Talk us through a typical day in your life…

 

Due to my type of work my days are always so different but in between my meals I am usually running between meetings, replying to emails, working on Keep it Cleaner (shooting content or working online) or going to the factory to work on my new business venture.

 

6:30am- Wake up and have a glass of water and an espresso.

 

7am-8am: Workout (this could be anything from boxing to f 45 or a run)

 

8:30am Breakfast: Omelette with greens, feta and smoked salmon or a green smoothie with protein powder and coconut oil (so it will keep me full)

 

 

10am: Time for coffee #2. I usually order a long black or almond latte.

 

1pm Lunch: Salad with nuts/seeds, avocado, lean protein and an olive oil and lemon dressing.

 

 

3:30pm Snack: Piece of fruit and green yoghurt or a healthy bliss ball.

 

 

6:30pm Dinner: Lean protein with sweet potato and lots of green veggies or a big side salad.

 

 

8pm: Peppermint tea and dark choc or a Keep it Clean healthy choc chip cookie.

 

  1. Coffee or tea?

 

Coffee!

 

  1. What is your indulgence of choice?

 

Dark chocolate or healthy choc chip cookies or choc banana muffins.

 

 

  1. Three foods you can’t live without?

 

Avocado, watermelon and fresh berries.

 

  1. What’s your go-to snack for those days on the run?

 

A punnet of blueberries and some homemade trail mix.

 

  1. … And any last words of advice or tips for those starting out on their health journey?

 

See your health as your priority – schedule in your healthy meals and workouts as you would with a meeting or appointment. You wouldn’t cancel on someone else so why should you cancel on yourself.

 

 

To see more of Laura, check out her divine Instagram!

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Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!

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