Move. Nourish. Believe. Sophie Jaffe- Sporty Sister of the Week

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Sporty Sister Of The Week: Sophie Jaffe

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Another Friday, another influential Sporty Sister. This week, we would like to introduce to you… Sophie Jaffe from Philosophie. All the way from Sunny California, we have been so honoured to sit down and chat with Sophie. Not only does she live and breathe the Move, Nourish, Believe way of life, but she is a woman of many talents – (throw in being a wife, a mother AND working with various celebs) – this girl is invincible!

Sophie shares with us a little snippet of how she is living her best, most beautiful life.

MNB: Hi Sophie, welcome to our humble MNB! Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am firstly, a mama. I have two babes- Kai, 2 1/2 and Leo, 8 months. They are my heart and soul. I am married to a brilliant man who has his doctorate in psychology and is helping the world change the way we look at addiction. I’ve always been a super active person, constantly on the move. Nothing puts me more at peace than playing with healthy, happy food in the kitchen. I’m {overly} optimistic and trusting and would do anything for anyone I love.

MNB: So, word in the blogosphere is you’ve worked with a few big celebrities through your business Philosophie! Tell us more…

Yeah! Word is right! I can’t reveal all the celebrities I’ve worked with but I can peep about a few!

“I worked with George Clooney and Stacy Keibler for over 8 months multiple times a week in George’s home as his personal chef. I did several cleanses for Stacy and 2 for George. They were super sweet and wonderful to me. They LOVE my superfoods!”

I also helped Gerard Butler cleanse on two separate occasions, delivering food to his house each morning and staying to do a private yoga session a few times during the 10 days. It was pretty intense. We did an activity where we stared into each other’s eyes for several minutes (his suggestion) and I must say, as “yogi” as I am, I smiled a few times (breaking code) and it was such a challenge to not burst into tears or laughter. It was such an insane moment in my life.

MNB: As a wife, mother of two AND business woman, how do you manage to stay on top of it all and always perform at your peak?

Without working out, getting sunshine and eating a superfood-dense diet, I absolutely wouldn’t be able to handle it all. It’s all about balance and completely about taking the BEST care of yourself so you can better take care of everyone else. I also couldn’t do half the things I do without a serious support system.

My parents & my sister luckily live locally so they help when they can with the kids and emotionally support everything I do. My friends are there for me to vent and let go with anytime I need, and without my husband I wouldn’t even still be doing Philosophie.

He is the backbone of support, doing all the “behind the scenes” not-so-fun stuff like anything to do with finances and helping me really focus on my goals. We keep each other on track and motivated to be the best people and parents we can possibly be.

MNB: Have you always been passionate about healthy living? What was the ‘uh ha’ moment for you…

When I was a teenager I definitely wasn’t conscious of what it meant to be healthy. When someone else is responsible for grocery shopping and putting food on the table, it makes you very passive. I grew up in a reasonably healthy home and our meals were usually organic and filled with love.

When I moved to LA to live with my dad and attended UCLA, I was walking around a farmers market in Hollywood and had my “aha” moment. I saw a sign that had a baby lamb and some ridiculous verbiage… And from that moment on I went mostly vegan. That lasted 7 years, until I became pregnant with my first son. I began craving & dreaming of eating meat… And I had my second “aha” moment: listen to your body and intuition; don’t put yourself in a box. Ever since then I’ve been focusing on nutrition and superfoods and less about which “box” I put myself in (gluten-free, vegan, etc.).

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MNB: What does a typical day of MNB’ing [Move, Nourish, Believing] look like in your world?

  • Wake up: “believe”- set my intentions for the day. Don’t touch my phone or computer ’til intentions are set & kids are fed and loved.

  • Breakfast: “nourish”- a huge superfood smoothie with Green Dream, Cacao magic, Berry Bliss, or ALL 3, and/or “green eggs” with spinach and green dream. Everything is family sized!

  • After dropping off my son at school: go straight to the gym. No excuses. Best way to start the day–“move”!

  • Then I usually run around nonstop until I pick Kai back up in the early afternoon. Running into the office to ship orders, demo samples at the stores I sell in, meetings, etc. Drink tons of h2o and snack on healthy fuel throughout.

  • I end my day by doing something for my spirit. This could be journaling, going to hear Marianne Williamson speak, a meditation with my hubs, or just saying out loud what I’m grateful for. This is the last thing I do before I hit the bed, and it ensures I have the best night of sleep possible!

MNB: Okay, so if you had to choose…what would be your top 3 ‘can’t live without’ foods of all time!

For sure my Green Dream superfood powder (I keep it in my purse!), raw chocolate & zucchini! I add my Green Dream to EVERYTHING from muffins to smoothies to doughnuts. Raw chocolate keeps me sane (every day) and zucchini is super versatile. It can be grilled in the summer, added to a stir fry dish or sliced thinly into raw “pasta”! I sneak the Green Dream and zucchini into everything for my boys.

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MNB: What does happiness look like to you?

Happiness to me is giggling uncontrollably, being around those I love, fresh juice and nature. Moving in my body in a free spirited way and being so overwhelmed with joy that I cry happy tears at least once by the end of the day. Happiness is being my truest, best self, being inspired and inspiring and most of all, shedding my light and joy to others so that they can find more light within their own lives.

MNB: What are some healthy snacks we could find stashed in your handbag?

I make my own bars with the superfood blends and my own raw chocolates (all recipes on the blog). So you’ll absolutely find a bar or two and a few chocolates (if I haven’t eaten them all). I usually have fresh fruit too; an apple, banana and clementine (that’s mandarin in Australia) are the easiest to grab and go! Nut butter or a trail mix is an easy thing to keep stashed in my car or purse as well and keeps my energy roaring for hours and hours. Oh and, so much water.

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MNB: Best advice you have ever been given?

When I was 18 my mom taught me that I couldn’t do everything and that saying “no” was one of the most honest and humbling things I could say. It completely changed my life when I realized I had that magic word within me, which would empower me to be that much more powerful.

MNB: What are some of your best-kept beauty secrets?

Honestly, keep it simple. What you eat is really what shows up on your skin. I’m asked multiple times a day what I do/use for my face. I’m lucky if I have time to wash it at the end of the day. If I’m wearing makeup I remove it with a gentle cleanser, use a pad with tea tree oil all over my face, then use some witch hazel (which you can get at the pharmacy ) a few nights a week. I also slather coconut oil on my face where it’s dry. That’s it! Less is more. The less ingredients the better. Don’t over complicate things!

MNB: Any tips or advice you could give to our readers just starting on their healthy, active journey?

Start to keep a food journal. It’s the best way to get back on track when you fall off and the easiest way to get ON a healthy track by being more aware of what you put in your body. Keep it for at least 3 days then see where you can make some changes.

I’d also suggest to do a cleanse for a fresh start. Make sure it’s full of nutrients though so you don’t get hungry, that’s not the point. The point of a cleanse is to saturate your body with nutrients, not deprive it through starvation. If you want a lifestyle shift, I’d suggest my 14 day cleanse so you can learn some new ways to eat, superfood recipes, healthy tips and ideas.

The recipes are easy and approachable for ANYONE, even those who have never cooked before in their life.

Sophie Jaffe Recipe

Thank you Sophie for sharing your passion for food, positivity, love and LIFE!

MNB

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Thank YOU, Wendy!! Xo

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Thank you Sophie you beautiful soul! It was so fun compiling this interview & featuring you on MNB.com xxx

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Gather This:

 

Do This:

In the blender, combine one cup of yogurt with spinach, Green Dream, and Green Bee Honey. Set aside. Blend a separate cup of yogurt with the berries/pitaya, Berry Bliss, Berry Honey, and set aside. Layer a jar with the two yogurt blends + sprinkle with granola or more fruit! 

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Gather This:

  • ¾ cup almond flour
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  • ¼ cup almond butter
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  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts

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Do This:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Mix the almond flour, coconut flour, cacao powder, and Cacao Magic in a large mixing bowl.

3. Add the coconut oil, egg, almond butter, coconut sugar, and vanilla to a medium mixing bowl, and whisk to combine. Make sure the coconut oil is cooled and the egg is at room temperature, otherwise the coconut oil will harden!

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold with a spatula to combine until a dough forms. Add the cacao nibs and hazelnuts and fold again.

5. Scoop the cookie into 11 or 12 balls, depending on how big you want them, and place on the lined baking sheet. Flatten the balls slightly with your hands. The cookies will spread a little, but not a lot due to the coconut flour.

6. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, then place them on a cooling rack to cool. Enjoy!

Do you have a Philosophie Babe recipe that you'd love to share with our tribe? Share it with us on Insta with #PhilosophieSuperfoods + send it to sophie@thephilosophie.com!