Nadja Pinnavaia, Ph.D., is the founder of Plantable, a plant-based wellness platform that creates lasting health change through meals, coaching, and education. By combining nutritional science, biochemistry, and a personal connection with her clients, Pinnavaia helps people get over their sugar addictions, feel more energetic, and take control of their cravings. Best of all, Pinnavaia says plant-based living is delicious, good for the planet, and powers high-performance lifestyles.
The nutrition expert recently shared with us her seven favorite pieces to a balanced, healthy life…
1 | Almond Cow —
The Almond Cow is a Vitamix and juicer all rolled into one. It makes any type of milk alternative you can think of (almond, cashew, coconut, oat) and makes it in minutes! I love it because I really dislike canola and other inflammatory oils we find in commercial non-dairy milks. It’s become my favorite present to gift.
Ann Marie skincare is only made from organic, natural ingredients, but the best part is the products are so compact and easy to travel with. I use a facial mist (toner), serum, and oil. The foundation, if I ever use it, comes as a mineral powder that looks and feels extremely natural.
3 | Ezekiel Bread —
Ezekiel toast topped with smushed avocado and power green leaves is my go-to breakfast that leaves me satiated until lunch. I love the fact that this bread is sprouted with whole grains and contains no added sugar, which keeps my blood sugar stabilized.
4 | Peloton Tread —
It’s like having a running buddy, boot camp coach, and fun video game! It’s just gorgeous and will help me train stronger for my next marathon.
5 | Withings Watch —
This looks like a normal watch but can do all the geeky stuff I secretly love. My favorite is seeing how many hours I slept — monitoring my resting heart rate has strangely become my latest fascination.
6 | My vintage Euphebe water bottle —
We all love water bottles because we help save the planet from more plastic, but I particularly love my old Euphebe Healthcare water bottle because its insulation is amazing. I wake up in the middle of the night and have super cold water.
7 | Vitamix —
Easily my favorite kitchen appliance, once you’ve Vitamixed, normal blenders just won’t cut it. I love making freshly made pesto with huge bunches of basil leaves, lightly toasted pine nuts, and lots of nutritional yeast!