After spending hours on healthy foodie blog, Nutrition Stripped, mesmerized by photo after photo of amazing-looking green smoothies and other nutrient-dense recipes, we decided we had to know just what makes McKel Hill, the genius behind this yummy health blog, tick.

It turns out McKel is not only a registered dietician, but a health and wellness coach with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition. McKel is a woman on a plant-based mission – with a focus on delivering the real deal nutrition info and debunking conventional nutrition myths McKel transcends our ideas of what a recipe-blogger is all about. Her reputation for individualistic and holistic approach to coaching her actual clients into optimal health meant we couldn’t wait to dive in to this healthy super-coach and green smoothie connoisseur’s notes to see what we could glean from all her nutritional genius.

My daily supplements:

Probiotics (gotta keep a healthy gut), multivitamin on occasion, and plant-based protein powders centered around my workouts.

Can't live without my:

Vitamix and Blendtec blender.

Daily breakfast:

Stripped green smoothie with a straw or even in a bowl – it’s super thick, like ice cream!

5 things always in my medicine cabinet:

Ginger tea, oil of oregano, heating pad, magnesium, and more tea!

Fave workout:

Weight lifting, hot yoga and boxing.

Once a week for my health I:

Have a sauna session with an extra-long meditation.

On tap: how do you drink water?

Filtered. If I am on the go, in a BPA-free bottle.

Best fast food option:

Doesn’t exist in my book, plan ahead.

Best healthy restaurant tip:

Start your meal with veggies like a big raw salad. Order everything the way you want it – you’re paying after all!

At least once a week I cook:

My citrus quinoa pilaf stuffed in acorn squash. It’s filling and delish.

If I could give just one piece of health advice it would be...

Be your own health advocate.

Reading list:

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried MD.

Go-to health resources:

Examine.com and my library shelf at home.

Crazy health idea that actually works:

Green smoothies! They’re full of nutrients, fiber and a great way to support natural detoxification.

My food philosophy in one sentence:

Eat whole, real foods – more plants, and no ingredients you cannot pronounce.



Simplest way to improve health:

Eat more plant-based foods, limit processed foods, manage stress, and live happy!

Fave healthy getaway:

A spa coupled with more juices than normal, and days centered around relaxing.

My current mantra:

“Lose your mind, and come to your senses,” a word on present momentness.

My health passion:

Coaching my clients to better health, sharing my passions through teaching, and my blog, Nutrition Stripped.

Health trend to skip:

Any pill that is a “detox” – our bodies are smarter than this.

My go-to juice or smoothie:

Like I said, it’s definitely got to be my Stripped green smoothie! I have one every morning post-workout and I add a bunch of goodies to refuel my muscles, and keep me energized and feeling great.

Find the recipe for this perfect green breakfast here! 

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  1. What a wonderful and health filled post. love this! I invite you to share at my blog hop today. Hugs!

    Katherines Corner | 02.20.2014 | Reply
  2. Thanks so much for sharing- what a fun “interview”. Hope you all enjoy the recipe.

    Be well, with lots of love

    McKel Hill, MS, RD | Nutrition Stripped | 02.20.2014 | Reply
  3. Love that, Meredith! We’ll have to try out those Epic Bars…intriguing!

    The Chalkboard | 02.20.2014 | Reply
  4. Great post! Love all of the ideas

    Rita | 02.20.2014 | Reply
  5. YES! It’s all about the green smoothies. Fiber and nutrients in an easy to drink format. Definitely superior to juicing!

    And amen to avoid “cleansing” and “detox” pills. There are NO quick fixes people!

    Anastasia | 02.20.2014 | Reply
  6. Love this! As an RD it’s so fantastic to see our profession well represented and prove that we can practice outside of conventional nutrition “wisdom” promoting well being and good living through a wholesome diet. More, please.

    Hillary | 03.07.2014 | Reply
  7. What probiotic do you take? I take one daily but not sure if its the “best” one? What type of magnesium do you recommend? I’ve looked into taking a supplement but get overwhelmed with the variety of magnesium supplements. Please help 🙂

    Andrea | 03.09.2014 | Reply
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