A Cup of Chai with Nikalene Riddle from Skinnymixers
Can you share a little bit about yourself and what motivated you to start Skinnymixers?
My name is Nikalene Riddle, I'm a devoted work-from-home mum of two, recipe developer and cookbook author. Skinnymixers has grown organically over the last couple of years, after I was struggling to lose weight after childbirth, and noticed a distinct lack of healthy Thermomix recipes in the cooking community. I am passionate about creating healthy food without sacrificing on taste, and understand the need for flexibility in a recipe to cater for a wide range of dietary needs. Since starting Skinnymixers I have lost over 39kgs and gained over 107,000 members in our Skinnymixers Facebook Group.
In the last 18 months, we have released 4 cookbooks and sold over 90,000 copies worldwide. I think my most recent cookbook ‘A Little Taste of Mexico’ is some of my best work yet, but was definitely hardest!
What are you most proud of?
I think that would have to be the incredibly supportive community of Skinnymixers, who continuously surprise us with their level of support. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to follow my passion of developing recipes for everyone to enjoy.
You have published four cookbooks now in a very short timeframe. We suspect there's another cookbook idea already gathering momentum. Are you able to tell us a bit about it?
There might be! I have a couple of ideas but right now we are taking a well-deserved break after shipping ‘A Little Taste of Mexico’.
What is your favourite family recipe at the moment?
I think that would have to be my Creamy Mustard Sauce! It’s so delicious and quick to make. http://skinnymixers.com.au/skinnymixers-creamy-mustard-sauce/
What are your top tips for people wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle?
I think it’s important to seek inspiration and motivation, whether it is from books or joining a healthy recipe sharing community…
You do a lot for others, how do you care for yourself?
I’m slowly learning to do this and have started meditation. It’s important to take time out for yourself, but it is definitely something I still need to improve on.
How can people get in touch with you?
- Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SkinnymixersPage/
- Skinnymixers Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Skinnymixers/
- Website: skinnymixers.com.au
- Shop: shop.skinnymixers.com
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/skinnymixer
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/skinnymixer/