LiveLee Food – Lee Hakim

Lee is a talented vegan and raw food chef who passionately believes that these two dietary philosophies combine to provide a path to good health. Her mission is to help others transform lives by teaching the benefits of introducing healthy foods into ones diet.

Lee previously worked for About Life where she was Head of Pastry, creating an entire line of raw cakes and desserts, including some savoury dishes. Lee currently works as a private consultant for small raw/vegan businesses, runs her own cooking classes and caters for events.

She is also the Sydney demonstrator and representative chef for Vitality 4 life, providing her knowledge of juicing and following a healthy lifestyle through the use of cold press juicers, high speed blenders and other essential kitchen appliances.10686923_739878806049174_5113028807038945550_n

What made you turn into a health conscious advocate?

I was living a life where I didn’t feel happy or myself at all, I was drinking alcohol and smoking, had a job I hated and decided I needed to do a detox. I read the book Raw Food Diet by Natalia Rose and never looked back. I decided to nurture myself through clean eating which was merely a minor part in the massive life transformation I had undergone. Following that I decided to quit my job and embarked on this journey of following my passion and setting an example for others to follow their own dreams.

What is planned for you in future?

I really want to help people and learn much about the healing benefits of foods, so my next plan is to travel around the world and work at different health retreats so I can be around those who need help and learn from experienced and knowledgeable people. I see myself opening a sanctuary myself one day which will incorporate many healing techniques for the mind, body and spirit. My own sustainable heaven.

What is your ‘must have’ on a healthy diet?

Well I believe fresh cold press juices is key to a healthy diet and the best way to startUntitled-6 introducing live and nutritionally rich foods into a standard diet. It the easiest way to start incorporating something healthy for those who aren’t really sure where to begin so I advocate a green vegetable juice everyday as a start, then the rest can follow.

Describe your eating routine in a day

I start with a green juice, and then I might have a smoothie or my own coconut yoghurt or chia pudding. For lunch I usually have a really big bowl of salad with whatever seasonal produce is available. Then I keep dinner pretty light, with either a soup or another salad or some steamed greens.
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Also, check out Lee’s amazing Almond and Berry Chia Tapioca in the recipe section.