nicole lee-ann puskas

nicole lee-ann puskas

@holisticnic

holistic nutritionist-in-training (r.h.n) 🌿 〰️ inspiration for a happy life—back to the basics natural beauty, mindfulness, whole foods & good vibes.
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I’m so used to the warmth and sunshine here that I feel cold when the temperature is in the low 20’s 😂 How pathetic is that as a Canadian woman who grew up in Northern Ontario where winter was -35 degrees. Now any day that dips down to 23 degrees I’ll make a soup haha! The easiest soup with the most flavour pay off is roasted pumpkin, leek, sweet potato and onion. Once it’s cooked through add it to a blender or food processor with turmeric, garlic, cinnamon, salt and pepper, and some fresh herbs like basil and oregano. A warm hug on a cold day! ☺️🥣

21 Hours ago
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Second Christmas in Australia and I am really, really starting to appreciate the holiday season here! Can I please do this forever? 🇦🇺🎄sponsorme 😋

1 Days ago
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🙋🏼‍♀️✨

2 Days ago
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homemade banana bread toasted, of course! this banana bread is low in sugar, made with whole grain flour and has added flaxseed and pumpkin seeds for extra protein and fibre. I also snuck in some (okay, a lot of) organic cacao powder — which has the highest plant-based source of iron! slathered with some @mayversfood natural peanut butter with extra protein, only the good stuff in my PB! Had to sprinkle some hemp seeds too. YUM! 🥜🍌

3 Days ago
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what are you planting? 🌱🌻

3 Days ago
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I have insecurities just like most people do, but honestly who the f*ck has the time or energy to worry about being someone’s idea of “perfect”... or worry about what other people think of me and how I look? um, girl bye, I don’t have space for that negativity in my life. Instead of feeling insecure when I see some cellulite or blemishes — I think of how bloody good I feel, how strong I am, and how amazing it is to be alive and healthy! that’s truly all that matters in this life. 💛

4 Days ago
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nature is amazing! now, to work on a plan that allows us to stay here for the next 3-5 years so we can enjoy the fruits of our labour. 🤔🇦🇺🥑

5 Days ago
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speak your truths, be who you want to be. life is too short for all the other fake bs!

6 Days ago
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the best birthday breakfast a girl could ask for! 😍

6 Days ago
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vitamin sea 🌊 when the tide is out and the swell is just right, people dash from work to catch the best waves — and the rest of us gather around and swim or watch, while we wait for the sun to set. all of the days problems melt away with the tides. nature is free therapy, if you just stop and listen. 💛

7 Days ago
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peace out 20’s 😬✌🏼🌞🌻

8 Days ago
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the avocado plants are soaking up the sun in their new beds. planted some shallots, lettuce, basil, and dill as well. fingers crossed they grow! gardening and submersing in nature is so therapeutic. getting your hands dirty and feeling the earth on your skin. nurturing and watching something grow. connecting with mother nature, and in those moments of no distractions — connecting with yourself. send some positive vibes for the new seedlings. ☺️💛

8 Days ago
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little visitor at work 🦋

9 Days ago
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chickpea salad on hot summer days 🙌🏼🥑

11 Days ago
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this beauty in our garden is one-of-a-kind. none of the other succulents or plants look like her. she kind of just popped up through the soil one day, and sits nestled a few inches away from all of the other plants. she likes to be alone. she’s unique and beautiful... perhaps a gentle reminder that just because you are a bit different, or “weird” — doesn’t mean you aren’t completely and utterly beautiful and cool. don’t forget that. ☝🏼🌵

12 Days ago
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3. live in the moment and enjoy time with friends and loved ones 💛 iamwellandgood

12 Days ago
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small haul this week. Dave made the most epic rhubarb, berry, apple crumble the other day and those mangos are out of this world! 🤤 that fresh pasta is porcini ravioli and I’ve been making it wth a simple garlic, sage and butter sauce — it’s THE BEST!

13 Days ago
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I suck at baking, but still, I’ll never stop! 😂🍪

14 Days ago
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Christmas parties in Australia are the BEST, especially with this crew! 🎅🏼☀️🍉🌻

14 Days ago
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this is a reminder that your light is needed in this world. you are beautiful, and you brighten someone’s life just by being yourself. shine on baby girl! 🌻✌🏼

16 Days ago
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I’ve been following the journey of Hank at @farm.and.co since our first visit last month! How beautiful are these animals? 💛🐷🐓 I seriously want to cuddle him and brush his hair.

17 Days ago
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good vibrations 💛✨

18 Days ago
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Don’t forget to eat some plants today! 🌱😋

18 Days ago
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my favourite blooms! 🌸 without sounding super lame or totally misunderstood; I feel so lucky right now. I live by the beach and work at a fruit and flower shop — I said ‘yes’ to living a happy life that fits my personality, and ‘no’ to doing what society says I should do. people I work with in this little slice of paradise (hey guys 👋🏼) probably think I am nuts, because I’m literally just so happy to be here making juice and açai all day. crazy canadian juice lady about to turn 30. 🤣 I guess my point is if you want to be in a place surrounded by flowers and avocados and funny accents that you don’t understand sometimes, but you still love anyway, with sunshine beaming down on you a few blocks from the beach — go and freaking do it! do more things that make YOU happy. whether it’s something small every day or something grand that make people think you’re crazy. just go and do it. because, why not? LIVE YO LIFE! 😁 now whenever I have a bouquet of flowers, and wherever I am, I will always think of this time and place. 🌊💛🥑

19 Days ago
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as part of my little cleansing I did recently I’ve started to switch over to all-natural products in every department. I haven’t used face wash for over 2 weeks now and I’ve been oil cleansing instead. In the morning I will use a fluffy face cloth and warm water to rinse off the night. At the end of the day I use an organic grapeseed oil and massage it all over my (dry) face for 2-3 minutes, then wet a muslin cloth under hot water and place it on my face to let the steam open my pores, wipe, and repeat. the oil melts away my makeup (mascara) and the muslin cloth is gentle but still exfoliates my skin. oil pulls oil. have you ever gotten oil on your hands and tried to wash it off with water? It takes FOREVER. all the junk in your pores is begging to be pulled with oil. so for those of you thinking “put oil on my skin, to help balance the oil on my face — you’re nuts!” lol just give it a try. the result for me is softer skin, smaller pores, no reactions/redness, no rough patches, and peace of mind knowing I’m keeping my skin chemical-free. I don’t even use a moisturiser anymore! after I cleanse I’ll use a bit of organic argan or grapeseed oil as a light moisturiser if I need to, but often I don’t even need to add anything. you can also buy some pre-blends for your specific skincare concerns. if I ever get a pimple (I’ve been prone to them on my back recently), I’ll use tea tree oil and its working wonders! I know that this method won’t work for everyone, but I am absolutely loving it and it’s working for me! there are so many essential oils out there, and I can’t wait to explore and start making my own special combinations. some oils need to be blended with others because they’re more potent, (swipe left) there’s tons of information online if you want to learn more!💧 Now to master the art of acupressure facial massage... 💆🏼‍♀️

19 Days ago
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what’s on your plate these days — do you eat in a way that nourishes your body? do you eat mindfully? food can be healing in so many ways... if you let it heal. If you reach for those vibrant colours and put some love into your meals, you’re telling yourself ‘I love you, I care about you, and I want you to be healthy and happy’ that is some serious self-love right there, and in the easiest form too. I truly love eating like this. whole foods that are colourful and full of vitamins and nutrients. foods that support my busy lifestyle, make my skin glow, and make me feel good inside and out. when you start eating for your own health and for fuel, instead of trying to adopt 6 different lifestyle diets you saw on instagram; you’re making the conscious choice to take care of YOU. you are unique, and you don’t need to be a gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, low fodmap, sugar-free, fermented robot. 😂 food is not as complicated as you think, it’s pretty straight forward — eat the rainbow, limit the shit you know is bad for you, avoid things that make you feel sick, and don’t beat yourself up if you have a bad day, weekend, or week with food. easy! and bonus: every day is a new day to change your attitude towards your eating style. we all eat the bad shit sometimes, trust me! get over it, eat some broccoli to balance it out, realise that you probably need to cool it on the takeout food or yo-yo diets and MOVE ON. no one is perfect. but above all else — no one knows your body better than you do, and no one is going to take care of it for you. show that body some love, because you know, it like, keeps you breathing and alive. 😋

20 Days ago
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when we left canada last september; we sold, donated, or gave away pretty much everything we owned. we stored our art and photos in a tupperware bin, kept some clothes and shoes and that’s it! it was such a freeing experience and a habit that we’ve carried with us on our travels here. living out of a couple suitcases is the ultimate minimalist lifestyle. can you believe this is basically everything I own? and I still managed to donate a bag of things! It feels really good to have less, spend less, save more. I feel clear-headed and relaxed looking at this space. and hey, I managed to squeeze in my spring cleaning one week before summer starts. 😂 winner winner, chicken dinner!

20 Days ago
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avocad-oh-baby!... what could be better? 😍 grabbed some avocados, a beautiful stone ground wholemeal loaf and these organic sprouts from the farmer’s market. toasted and slathered with the (mashed) avocado, dill, lemon, hemp hearts and nutritional yeast. the best snack! I seriously cannot believe that I can buy avocados at my local farmer’s market — among so much other amazing produce. I never want to leave here! 🇦🇺🌱🥑💛

21 Days ago
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basically! but seriously, don’t forget to be nice to yourself today. drink that extra litre of water, take a nice long walk in the forest, and smile. unlike a house plant — you are not stuck. give yourself some extra love today if you need it. 💛

21 Days ago
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these little avocado babies are my pride and joy! each day I check up on them and make sure they’re safe from the elements. 🌧 I’ve been talking to them each morning, which is nuts — I know. but I believe that giving them a bit of positive energy keeps them happy! these were grown from regular avocado pits by my roommate. they started in a little container of water and when they sprouted roots, into the soil they went. they don’t like to be watered very often, and they hate direct sunlight. they’re happy to chill on the patio in the shade, just like me! 😋🌱🥑

22 Days ago
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I live for these made-to-order buckwheat wraps from @mio_wrap! Each superfood seed (buckwheat) wrap is made on the spot and stuffed with all of the things — this is the Osaka: red cabbage, carrot, spring onion, egg, dried bonito, seaweed and added avocado 🤤 Bonus: it’s gluten-free and organic!

23 Days ago
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when it’s market day and you have to eat up everything leftover from last week to make room for your new bounty. I’m on the hunt for some avocados, mangos, and free range eggs! but, I’ll probably end up buying a bunch of other stuff too... I’m like Carrie Bradshaw at a shoe sale, but with vegetables, but the vegetables are not on sale, and my shoes have holes in them, so I’m really not like her at all. 🤔🤣 dadjokes HAPPY SATURDAY!

23 Days ago
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〰️daily rituals〰️ my first dry brush was gifted to me about 6 years ago (thanks @anatame_mo). I heard that it reduced cellulite so was happy to try it out! after a week of no cellulite reduction I gave up the habit. but, I was missing the true benefits of dry brushing! I’ve been studying about detoxification of the body and dry brushing the skin is an important part of detoxification. It increases circulation and rids the body of dead cells, so that healthy new cells can form. your body actually breathes through the skin, absorbs oxygen, and helps throw off toxins. dry brushing may also help rejuvenate the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings. to me, all of these wonderful benefits are definitely worth it — whether my cellulite is reduced or not! remember not to miss your lymph nodes (under your armpits, behind your ears, behind your neck, and along your bikini line) brush towards your heart (feel the tingle). your skin and the brush needs to stay dry, so this is best done before taking a shower. I love to use an organic argan oil all over my body after showering. you can buy dry brushes at most pharmacies — try to use natural bristles and don’t apply pressure to the point of scratching yourself, nice and easy. important: clean your dry brush once a week... a few drops of tea tree oil in some warm water will do the trick (only wash the bristles, not the wooden handle) 😆 happy brushing!

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