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How To: Stay Healthy, With MAYYA Movement's Nealy Fischer

August 13, 2014

MAYYA Movement’s mission is to, "inspire women to lead healthybalanced and confident lives."  They do this by curating motivational, comprehensive and engaging wellness solutions that promote balanced health for their clients, through exercise, nutrition and self improvement.  At the forefront of the movement is Nealy Fischer, who has worked in the fitness, yoga and wellness industry for the last 18-years all over the world in countries such as the United States, Isreal, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.  Nealy herself is a mother of four (yes, that's right four) and, perhaps befittingly, once taught the most popular prenatal yoga class at Pure Yoga.  In 2007, she founded Preparing to Push, a programme designed to empower pregnant women and educate them on the postpartum experience.  This service has since expanded into MAYYA Movement; what sets MAYYA Movement apart from your other run-of-the-mill wellness programmes is their all-round approach to achieving a balanced and fulfilled lifestyle.  Stylecab spoke to Nealy herself to get her Top 3 tips on how to stay healthy and we even nabbed two of her favourite power snack recipes to keep you lean, fuelled and happy; "Life is after all better with some chocolate!" says Nealy.  We have to agree.
 
 
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Nealy's Top 3 Tips for Staying Healthy

  1. MOVE: commit to exercising daily and plug it into your daily schedule
  2. EAT a balanced diet: clean 90% of the time and splurge 10% of the time
  3. GIVE: do something for someone else everyday and keep a healthy outlook on your life

 

Nealy's Favourite Power Snacks

Coconut Pean Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt
You can whip these chocolate bites up in a pinch and store them forever… they always looks impressive to serve for company and if you break them up into small pieces it’s a sinless and solo afternoon treat!
 
pecan coconut chocolate bark 1
 
 
pecan coconut chocolate bark 2
 
Ingredients:
8 ounces of good quality dark chocolate 1 cup of chopped pecans
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ teaspoon coarse pink sea salt
 
Method:
Prepare a large baking sheet and cover with parchment paper
Break the chocolate up into small pieces and place in a medium size bowl over a double boiler to melt
Remove chocolate from the heat and mix in the pecans Spread chocolate mixture on the baking sheet
Sprinkle the coconut on top and add a sparing touch of sea salt Refrigerate for 15 min to set
Remove and break into pieces Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate
 
Maple Cayenne Spiced Almonds
These are slightly addicting. Good thing they are also god for you. Nibble them on their own, add them to a trail mix or use as a topping on a salad. Either way you may want to double the recipe because they keep a long time.
 
crispy almonds 2
 
 
Crispy almonds 1
 
Ingredients:
2 cups raw slivered or blanched almonds
3 Tablespoons maple syrup
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
 
Method:
Preheat oven to 180 Celsius In a large bowl mix all of the mentioned ingredients
Spread nuts in a single layer on a nonstick baking sheet Roast for up to 30 minutes.
I set my timer for 6-minute intervals to check and mix so none of the sides burn.
You’ll start to smell a nutty aroma when they are ready.
 
 
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