I first met Jema Lee over a year ago. She is positively glowing with health and enthusiasm. She shares her journey over at her online home Wellsome. Jema is a Gluten Free Health Coach, an avid yogi and a juice lover. Meet Jema…
What’s your number one wellness tip?
Be YOU! It’s hard to knuckle down just one as, but be yourself, trust your body, you’re the only person who knows it best. Learn to feel, breathe and embrace yourself. How you feel after food, encounters with people, certain environments and express who you are. Because the beautiful thing is we all are uniquely individual and have the amazing ability to be and do what we want. So just Be YOU!
What’s your one non-negotiable when it comes to your health?
Eating Gluten Free. Growing up in a family of ceoliac’s this wasn’t a choice as a teenager however with the ways in which our foods have been manipulated from what they once were 100’s of years ago living gluten free has been the best addition to my health. And is why it’s one of my main focus’s with clients who are looking to live optimally.
What motto do you live by?
‘Health is Wealth’ – Our ultimate health is our wealth, and without our health what is it we have? Healthy living is a lifestyle choice not a diet fad or one off thing, for me it’s about living abundantly with gratitude and grace.
What is your proudest achievement?
Trusting myself. Everyday we are faced with challenges, adventures and learning opportunities, yet we approach each and every one in a different manner. I’m most proud of trusting myself, my vision, passion and drive in following my goals and dreams. For me this was trusting myself enough to go from working for a living, to following my passion and working for myself.
What are your goals for the future?
To live a life rich in time, gratitude and abundance. I’m achieving this is by adding value to others and their health by taking my business online so it’s non location dependant to enable me to work from where ever I want, when ever I want.
Tell us something not many people know about you?
My first career venture was in Fashion Design, where I worked as a swimwear designer for 4+ years. I was so thankful for that job and the opportunities it gave me but was in this journey that my entrepreneur spirit evolved. I actually wrote about it in my ebook you can get for free here.
Can you share with us one of your favourite recipes?
I love to cook and bake so one recipe is so hard!
One fav at the moment is a roasted Quinoa vegetable salad with grilled chicken.
2 organic chicken breasts
1 cup quinoa
100ml coconut milk
3 leaves silverbeet
1-2 small zucchinis
1 red capsicum
1/4 red onion
Bunch of broccolini
Bunch of green beans
6 brussell sprouts
10 cherry tomatoes Chilli flakes, cummin and pepper to taste
Use organic produce where possible.
Cook 1 cup of quinoa (red, black or mixed) on the stove. Dice and splice to your liking: silverbeet, zucchini, capsicum, red onion, broccolini, green beans, brussell sprouts and cherry tomatoes. Add them to a pan or wok to lightly fry. Slice 2 organic chicken breasts and grill at mild heat for approximately 10 mins or until lightly brown in a pan (use coconut oil, macadamia or sesame oil to line the pan). Once the quinoa is cooked, strain and rise with fresh water and add to your veggie mix. Add to 100ml of coconut milk, chilli flakes, cumin and black pepper to taste. Leave to simmer for 5-10 mins on low temperature. Serve the chicken on top or to the side of your quinoa warm veggie mix. Squeeze lightly with lemon and add sesame seeds to garnish. Enjoy.
Where can we find you?