Lauren Boyle

We’re obsessed with hearing about what other people eat all day erryday and we just know that you’re all as curious as we are! There’s something so intriguing about knowing the secrets of a healthy foodie. Follow along with this series where we find out what a wide range of successful health-loving ladies eat in a day.

This week we’re chatting with the amazingly talented Lauren Boyle, three time Olympian and five time world championship medallist. She was World Champion in the Short Course 800m freestyle. In 2014 she set a World Record in the 1500m Short Course free. Lauren won a Gold and Silver medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. She has four Commonwealth Games medals. At the Olympics, her best was a fourth at London, in 2012. One of her achievements that sports media often recite is her total of World Championship medals. She won five in her career, the most of any Kiwi swimmer ever. She studied while she was an athlete and in 2011 she graduated from the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Lauren’s swimming career came to an end in the middle of last year, following surgery for a nagging injury.

Your go-to brekkie is…

A homemade muesli including oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, linseed, shredded coconut, raisins with hot almond milk on top.

Your go-to lunch is…

Usually it’s sautéed vegetables (garlic capsicum broccoli) with lots of spices (cumin fennel seeds paprika Chinese five spice) and a portion of meat. Roast chicken or steak rare.

Your go-to dinner is…

Fresh greens straight from the garden, (kale, spinach, occasionally silver beet), with fresh herbs, (basil, rosemary, parsley), homemade honey mustard dressing and feta cheese and whatever other vegetables I have in the fridge at the time + a serving of salmon covered in lemon juice, (zest too), paprika salt and pepper baked for ~20minutes at 120 degrees – it’s rich and satisfying.

Dessert or no dessert…

I try to refrain but if I can’t it’s usually something rich like dark chocolate or chia seed pudding made with coconut cream.

What you reach for when a snack attack hits…

  • I snack a lot…
  • Avocado on toast with tahini salt and pepper
  • Brazil nuts
  • Chia seed pudding

Your fave foodie destination…

My mother’s kitchen! I’ve learned some great recipes over the years and she’s always trying new things. Also, Paris Butter on Jervois Road. Chef Nick Honeyman makes decadent French inspired NZ food!

Three foods you can’t live without…

  • Dark chocolate – 90%
  • Lemon – makes everything taste better
  • Homemade pesto

Your ultimate foodie indulgence…

A long lunch on a weekend with friends. Cocktails paired to complement each course. Followed by coffee, cream and macaroons.

The recipe that’ll always get you drooling is…

Homemade pumpkin soup with fresh bread and homemade garlic butter.

Connect with Lauren:

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www.laurenboyle.co.nz

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