Our #followfriday with Sami Bloom

By Meg Yonson |

We first came across Sami last year when she attended our Luz Almond tea party at IQS HQ. If we knew then what we do now, we’d have had her cater the event for us! She’s a killer cook, a health nut, and her day job? Oh no big deal, she’s just a successful lawyer!

It’s safe to say we’re addicted to her drool-worthy Instagram @SamiBloom so it’s with real excitement that we announce Sami will be taking over the IQS Instagram over the upcoming  Easter long weekend. In preparation we’re asking Sami to tell us a little more about herself:


Lawyer and nutrition student, Sami prepares a meal and (right) Sami’s “golden bars,” made using nuts, seeds, quinoa flakes and turmeric.

1. Where are you from and what do you do? 

I’m a lawyer-turned-aspiring nutritionist, currently studying nutritional medicine in Sydney where I was born and raised. I am also a yoga teacher.

After completing a Law and Communications degree and working in law firms and advertising agencies, I found myself out of touch and uninspired. So I took the plunge into full-time study, again! I am so in love with what I study and am in the midst of starting a blog to share my health tips and clean recipes!

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Sami’s Silverbeet, Spinach & Ricotta Dumplings on sautéed mushrooms with rosemary & chargrilled cherry tomatoes. Can we come round for lunch?

2. What do you do in your downtime?

I treasure my downtime and truly believe it is an important part of good health. Yoga is one of my favourite ways to enjoy some quiet time, especially yin. I also love a good bath, and try to have one twice a week. I like to use aromatherapy oils like lavender and ylang ylang, Epsom salts and delicious soaps. This is so relaxing! A barefoot beach walk or sipping tea in the fresh air is also bliss.


Sami practicing one of her favourite yoga poses, the mermaid pose and (right) three huge plates of colour veggies!

3. What’s the greatest health advice you’ve ever been given?

The best advice has actually been meditation advice, which is very important for our overall health. Coming from a law background it is kind of ingrained in me that my thoughts run a million miles an hour. Meditation has been one of my biggest health challenges, but I know how crucial it is to my mental health and stress levels. The best advice I was given was that meditation is not about having absolutely no thoughts. It’s about allowing them to occur as they arise, but letting them pass by. Don’t elaborate, don’t buy into their story. Just release them and you can come back to them after. It is so liberating not scolding yourself for having random thoughts pop up! It makes the process much more enjoyable.


Now that’s our type of breakfast: sautéed green veggies and eggs and (right) a cacao protein smoothie.

4. What’s your favourite I Quit Sugar recipe?

The IQS Avocado and Coconut Popsicles! They are genius! Simple to make and ultra convenient for an after dinner sweet treat.


Sami’s recreation of the IQS Avocado and Coconut Popsicles.

5. Lastly, what did you eat for breakfast?

Overnight soaked black quinoa in coconut milk with grated green apple, raspberries, coconut yoghurt, cinnamon and almond butter.


Sami’s fresh batch of strawberry and raspberry chia jam and (right) a nourishing salad bowl for lunch.

Remember to check out the IQS Instagram this weekend and watch while Sami takes over!

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