My Day On A Plate: Erin McNaught
Erin McNaught - MTV VJ
6.30am Breakfast is rolled oats with banana, blueberries, raspberries, yoghurt, cinnamon, psyllium husk, LSA [linseed, sunflower and almond] mix and a tablespoon of coconut oil. I also take a women's multivitamin, L-lysine [an amino acid] and a hair/skin/nails supplement.
10am A double-shot skim cappuccino followed by a handful of almonds.
3pm A huge salad of mixed greens, organic vine-ripened tomatoes, mango, avocado and a tablespoon of pesto feta. I've never been a big salad eater, but pesto feta has changed my life.
5pm Dark chocolate - or a Milky Way!
7pm Dinner is baked salmon fillet rubbed with coconut oil and pepper, plus peas, steamed broccoli and cauliflower.
8pm Chocolate ice-cream. I'm addicted!
10pm A camomile tea before bed.
Dr Joanna Mcmillan
Erin's breakfast is a lovely mix of wholesome foods, but she should be careful how much coconut oil she adds - a tablespoon is quite a lot. An alternative would be to add fresh grated or flaked coconut rather than the extracted oil; the LSA is already adding healthy fats and fibre. We can never have too many leafy greens, so she does well with
her salad. The olive oil in the pesto assists absorption of antioxidants from the salad, and latest research shows that cheese is not cholesterol raising. Her dark-chocolate snack adds more antioxidants and is a better choice than the Milky Way. Salmon is a top source of omega-3 fats, but I wouldn't add coconut oil, which is simply more fat; the natural fats present are enough to cook it. However, I love that she has it with plenty of vegies.
From: Sunday Life