LITTLE BIG PORTRAIT of NAOMI BUFF
NAOMI BUFF, SUPERFOOD CHEF!
This week we are talking to the inspiring Naomi Buff- Superfood Chef , health coach and founder of Naomi’s Kitchen.
Naomi moved to Monaco from London six years ago with her husband and two young children. Although she has always had a keen interest in nutrition, it was her young son’s fussy eating habits, which coincided with their relocation to Monaco, that inspired her to further develop her knowledge in this field. In 2011 she started to create cooking workshops for friends at home, always focusing on essential nutrients and healthy dishes. The workshops quickly gained popularity and Naomi decided to expand them to a wider public by using various locations so that more people could attend. In 2015 she pursued her personal education and enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition completing a course in Holistic Health Coaching.
A few years later there was another breaking point in her career when she managed to persuade the Chef’s at some of Monaco’s leading restaurants such as Hotel Fairmont, Mozza or Bouchon, to introduce some of her healthy recipes to their menu." It was a real challenge to change their mindsets, but eventually very rewarding to see my menus at these fine restaurants” she tells us.
Naomi latest project was the launch of her “ I AM Superblends” range. It is a collection of five different scientifically blended nutrients which have been made to suit each persons specific health needs. For example the “ I AM Beautiful “ blend has been formulated to prevent skin ageing, “ I AM Cleansed ” is for people who want to do a detox , and “ I AM Lean” is perfect to complement a sugar reduced diet as it reduces sugar cravings and helps to boost metabolism.
It has indeed been some very busy years for Monaco’s most famous Superfood Chef, so it is not a surprise that when we ask her what she is looking forward to next , she answers “ right now I just want to enjoy it all”.
HAPPY Go GREEN SMOOTHIE
Naomi shared with us the recipe of one of her favorite smoothie
1 cup rice milk
1 small ripe banana
1 cube of frozen spinach
1 tbs goji berries
1 tbs natural peanut or almond butter
1/2 to 1 tsp wheatgrass powder - optional
Blend everything on full speed until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately and drink with a gorgeous big smile!
If you are making this for your children, serve it in a fun cup non-transparent cup, use a dark straw and tell them its a milkshake!
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The "I AM Superblends” range is available online or at these unique selling points:
- Esthee Coach, 9 Boulevard des Moulins, Monaco
- Fairmont Spa at Hotel Fairmont Monte-Carlo, 12 Avenue des Spélugues, Monaco
- World Class Gym, 6 Avenue Marquet, Cap-d'Ail
OUR QUESTIONS TO NAOMI BUFF
Which place do you find the most inspiring in Monaco?
I love the coastal walk from Cap d’ail to Plage Mala and always get inspiration from that.
Your favourite restaurants ?
For lunch I love Bouchon as its like home away from home for me and they have all my dishes on the menu including the Buddha Bowl which is a firm favourite among many Monaco residents and visitors. For dinner I like Nobu or Buddha Bar as I am a huge sushi fan
A secret to stay in shape?
To do an exercise that you enjoy. I love walking, yoga which are great for body and mind but I also love a hardcore pilates session, bootcamp or boxing.
One of your little daily pleasures ?
I work from home so I create a peaceful and inspiring environment which includes fresh flowers on the table and delicately scented candles.
A local artist you admire ?
My husband and I have some of Lucas Avalon’s art which are amazing and unique.
Your secret addresses to share with our Little Big Monaco reader?
My secret place is the Mala walk as it always clears my head, gives me space to breathe and allows me to connect to my inspiration .
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