For those of you that are already devoted followers of Kelly LeVeque – certified nutritionist, wellness consultant, entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, blogger, wife, mother, and total girlboss – well, you’re in good company. The one-of-a-kind holistic healthcare expert has helped thousands of women achieve goal after goal towards improving their health with her simple yet practical methods—no surprise that her numerous celeb clients Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Molly Sims, Chelsea Handler, and Emmy Rossum have her on speed dial. Despite her well-deserved Hollywood hype, Kelly will be the first to admit that her secret sauce really boils down to simple science: you look great by eating well.
Naturally, we wanted to dig deep into all the tips this health queen had to spill – from how she wakes up, to her favorite beauty products, to what she eats for breakfast, and, more questionably – how she seems to balance it all so effortlessly, smoothie in hand. Get out your notebooks… your morning routine, eating habits, and overall lifestyle could probably use a Kelly LeVeque makeover.
*photos by Claire Huntsberger
How you wake up each day:
Currently, my alarm or a baby foot to the rib cage wakes me up, but I have a feeling that will quickly change to a crying newborn come October 4th.
The number of hours of sleep you need to be fully functional:
Oh girl, 8 hours or bust. I can easily get the habit of being a night owl…. it’s like the high school version of myself emerges and I want to binge TV, clear my inbox, and clean out my closet all in one night. But I always feel my absolute best when I force myself to head to bed earlier; my hormones, blood sugar, and mood are balanced, and I am better at life in general.
First thing you do when you wake up:
I use the Fabulous app – it’s a routine and habit building app that helps me do all the things that can easily be forgotten. I started using it to remember to drink water first thing, and now it reminds me to take my prenatal, blend my #fab4smoothie, (no matter if I drink it then or a few hours later), prioritize 3 tasks for the day, and write the one thing I am grateful for that day.
Your getting ready routine:
I am quick! After I check through my Fabulous app….I shower and sip on coffee with a splash of unsweetened coconut or almond milk, blow dry my hair, add a few wavy curls, swipe on tinted SPF moisturizer and mascara and I am out the door to see clients with my smoothie in 30-45 minutes.
How you plan your outfits:
Oh my goodness, you are asking the wrong girl. My bestie and college roommate Karie (who has worked for Vera Wang and now owns her own line) literally dressed me until the day we graduated. Since then, if it isn’t a dress or jeans with a t-shirt and booties, I am totally lost.
What you eat for breakfast:
I drink a #fab4smoothie almost every day. I created the Fab Four Smoothie formula to help my clients learn how to build a low sugar meal replacement smoothie. This is very different from the many juice shops, grocery smoothie bars, and smoothie recipes online, which can be loaded with sugar, specifically fructose sugar from excess fruit, agave, dates, and juice. When it comes to energy, skin health, and weight loss, the Fab Four Smoothie is key!
For some new clients, I spare them the science and simply ask them to start every day with a Fab Four Smoothie and within the first week I am getting exciting texts about how their skin is glowing, energy is high, and the scale is down. The Fab Four smoothie limits fruit and instead helps you fill up on protein, fat, fiber and greens which naturally help to elongate and balance your blood sugar curve.
Morning media rituals:
I use audible to listen to the latest news in all things science while l I blow dry my hair, and in the car on the way to clients and meetings.
Favorite getting-ready soundtrack:
My creative husband is in charge of Spotify and the DJ in our house.
When I am sleeping well, I always prefer a morning workout. I try to get a few cardio classes in a week through Body by Simone or a sweaty Soul Cycle class. I like to mix up the cardio with vinyasa yoga or a megaformer pilates class.
I never leave the house without _____________.
My #fab4smoothie in a Hydroflask or Yeti, and another with 40oz of water.
Your signature scent:
Tam Dao or a vanilla essential oil roller from wholefoods.
Healthiest morning habit:
Worst morning habit:
Jumping into Instagram, email or client texts before my morning routine.
Jeans, a t-shirt, and ass-kicking boots.
Shower: morning or night?
If you had one extra hour every morning, how would you use it:
Yoga, every. damn. day.
One word to describe your mornings: