Leisha Rae

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 catch up with the awesome Leisha Rae, one half of the best smoothie bowl joint in Auckland, Bowl and Arrow

Leisha RaeLeisha is one half of Bowl and Arrow, which specialises in wholefoods, coffee and their main product: Smoothie Bowls. She spent five years travelling the world and getting the low-down on where all our exotic health food comes from, as well as doing plenty of market research on smoothie bowls in more tropical destinations such as Bali, California, Australia and Brazil. Leisha is passionate about all things healthy and is a qualified health coach, registered with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York.

Your go-to brekkie is…

Usually a smoothie bowl – as you would expect! I normally go for the light and energising ‘Brazilian’, our classic acai bowl, and put a bit of peanut butter or coconut yogurt on top to keep me full til’ lunchtime. If I’m not at work I change it up and have eggs on toast with veggies and sauerkraut.

Smoothie BowlYour go-to lunch is…

Leftovers from whatever I’ve had the night before. I’ll normally cook a big stir-fry with chicken and veggies during the week so that makes my work lunches something to look forward to!

Your go-to dinner is…

Asian-inspired dishes – I find this makes it so easy to pack in all the veggies I need by still making them taste delicious. My friends and I have a favourite Japanese salmon recipe which we religiously make once a week, it’s SO good.

Dessert or no dessert…

Not really a dessert person, but I always have some Whittaker’s Dark Chocolate in the pantry to satisfy any post dinner sweet cravings that come along!

What you reach for when a snack attack hits…

I’m definitely a savoury snacker, and the hunger attack usually happens just before dinner, so most of the time I grab a handful of rice crackers or a carrot with some hummus; something crunchy and easy.

Your fave foodie destination…

Hmm, Bali actually has some amazing top-quality restaurants and cafes now and you can find such diversity around what each one offers. I’ve been visiting for years now and every time I go there are so many cool new places to check out. Canggu has the biggest range of health cafes I’ve ever seen, and some delicious smoothie bowls too!

Three foods you can’t live without…

Smoothie bowls (I know I keep coming back to that, but its true!), sushi (or any Japanese food really) and guilty pleasure… Cheese! Always an essential with a Friday night wine with the girls.

Bowl & ArrowYour ultimate foodie indulgence…

As above… A great cheese platter with all the trimmings and a glass of red wine, with good company. Can’t beat that.

The recipe that’ll always get you drooling is…

Ok I’ll share the Japanese salmon recipe I talked about above, it’s just so easy and so yummy. I think I know the recipe off-by-heart now but just for you: https://jessicasepel.com/one-pan-japanese-inspired-salmon/.

Japanese Salmon

Connect with Leisha…

Instagram: @bowl.and.arrow, @leishrae

Facebook: Bowl and Arrow

Website: www.bowlandarrow.co.nz

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