We are always inspired by the food around us because we know that so much of what makes up healthy-looking skin, is what we are putting in our bodies + eating a nutrient dense diet is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we enlisted one of our favorite LA-based nutritionist and chef, Mia from Rasa Life, to share some of her inspiration and simple food go-to’s.

RASA offers personalized nutrition and encourages healthy lifestyle habits through holistic wellness coaching, delicious recipes and meal plans.  Inspired by the Sanskrit word for taste, RASA reminds us that our bodies should enjoy the food we eat as much as our taste buds. Rooted in the belief that nutrition is not one-size-fits-all, every program and recipe is created with the goal of helping people find foods that support their unique biology, lifestyle and preferences. What you put in your body has a profound impact on your life, which goes far beyond your love handles − from your mood to relationships, career, and so much more, a nutrient-rich diet will help you connect with your body and live a happier, fuller, more productive life: this is The RASA Life!

What does good food mean to you?
Good food should look good, taste good, smell good and make you feel great! There’s a reason why we obtain pleasure from eating; because we need food for life! Don’t fight it. I firmly believe in the intelligence of our bodies, and that when we’re in tune with our nutritional needs, we will crave those flavors.

How do you start your mornings?
A big glass of water and an almond milk cappuccino 🙂

What’s your go-to am beverage?
Water, coffee, smoothie, in that order.

What are your must use daily beauty products?
I’m pretty simple, but a good face oil, sunscreen and belly oil (because I’m pregnant!).

How do you de-stress?
I am all about self care (massages, manicures, etc.), and I am super lucky to live just a short walk to beach. I’m convinced that you can’t have a bad day if you go for a walk on the beach.

Favorite mood-boosting meal?
Greens! I love salads, sautés, soups, stews, anything with an abundance and diversity of vegetables (and followed by a piece of chocolate).

What’s a dinner recipe you currently have on repeat?
Most nights I make a big and simple salad with whatever’s fresh from the farmer’s market and top with protein (salmon, chicken, tempeh, eggs, halloumi…). Right now I am loving tomatoes and stone fruit!

What is your daily mantra?
I wish I had one, lol.

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