Robyn Lawley’s Tips for a Healthy and Happy Life…

December 04 2015

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 12.13.30 pmInternational model, new mum to baby Ripley, writer, advocate for women, swimwear designer, cookbook author, food blogger, photographer… is there anything Aussie babe Robyn Lawley can’t do?

Who’s Your? was thrilled to chat with Robyn on her new ambassador role for Fruit Juice Australia, as well as get her tips on living a healthy and happy life – from how she stays fit, to her go-to healthy dinners. For a life as successful and happy as hers, we’re all ears!

Robyn’s favourite ways to stay active…

Anything high-intensity! Kickboxing sprints, spinning, or hiking!

Robyn on her ambassadorship with Fruit Juice Australia… 

I’ve recently been announced as the ambassador for Fruit Juice Australia, which I’m really excited about. This is alongside recent CSIRO research that has looked into the fruit and fruit juice consumption of Australians. I’ve had fruit juice all my life, and I have fruit every day – that’s why I was so shocked to learn that more than 80% of Australians are not getting their recommended daily serving of fruit, which is crazy! The good news is the research also showed that the occasional 125ml of fruit juice (with no added sugar) could count towards your recommended 2 servings of fruit per day.

Robyn’s go-to quick and easy smoothie…

This drink is a necessity in my busy life and is also great-post workout. I absolutely love the taste. The blended frozen banana tastes as good as ice cream.

Green Smoothie

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

- 1 3/4 cups of almond milk
- 1-cup baby spinach leaves (a large handful)
- 2 tsp flaxseed oil
- 1 large ripe frozen banana

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 minute or until well combined. Enjoy immediately.

Note: I peel and place a few ripe bananas into a container then I place them into the freezer. That way I can make a few smoothies throughout the week.

I also love putting whole sweet potatoes in the oven with its skin on, and usually cover it in olive or coconut oil. When you open it, it’s an instant sweet potato mash, and it’s great for babies. Depending on what oven you have, 180-200 degrees is standard for us, for about 15-25 mins. You can check if it’s ready by touching the potatoes skin, and if it feels softer, it’s ready!

Robyn’s favourite health and wellness practices…

I believe yoga and general stretching should be a part of everyone’s daily routine. Flexibility is really important for your joints and can prevent joint pain like back pain later on in life, if good leg flexibility is maintained. I’m super tall, so if I don’t stretch regularly I feel terribly stiff with pain! I stretch mainly after working out for an extra 15mins.

How Robyn creates ‘me time’ as a busy mother and career woman…

Just like everyone, I struggle to make time for myself, so I try to use the time I do have effectively. When I’m with Ripley, I sometimes also garden, cook, or do things around the house with her that means we can spend time together but I’m also getting important things done. When I’m DJing or photographing, I treat this time as work and my partner, or friend/family, or a sitter watches Ripley.

Robyn’s tips for self-love…

- Love yourself today, as you are right now, whatever size you are.

- Start a hobby to gain confidence, not only your looks but also your mind. You can also pick up a sport, start exercising or try something completely new. If you keep active, the release of endorphins will make you feel good and energised.

- Be kind to yourself and help others when you can.