Instagram Inspiration  

The time has come to confess our undying love for Instagram. With so much junk from Buzzfeed and the like clogging up our Facebook mini-feeds these days, we love having Instagram as a space to inspire and to remind us why living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to mean eating rabbit food. Here at The Holist, we are really motivated by beautiful visuals which makes Instagram the perfect healthy living inspiration, with creative recipe ideas, motivating quotes and lots of amazing fitspiration!

We’ve set out our top ten fave healthy Instagrammers from around the world to inspire you to living a healthier life today. In the meantime check us out on Instagram @theholist.

Have we missed anyone? Let us know your favourites in the comments section below!


Calgary Avansino, UK (@calgaryavansino)  

Image: calgaryavansino.com

Image: calgaryavansino.com

The darling of the burgeoning wellness scene here in the UK, Calgary is the former Executive Fashion Editor, and a current Contributing Editor at Vogue UK (we love her Weekly Wellbeing blog) and a budding health entrepreneur.

Follow her for: delicious real life recipes, an insiders view of healthy London and inspirational quotes and tips all delivered with fashionable flair.  


Jessica Sepel, Australia (@jshealth) 

Image: jessicasepel.com

Image: jessicasepel.com

Jessica is a gorgeous Sydney based qualified nutritionist, health blogger, and wellness coach. We love her holistic and realistic lifestyle philosophy and beautiful recipes which are all backed up by sound nutritional theory.

Follow her for: her beautiful Aussie glow and scrummy, easy weekday suppers.


 Green Kitchen Stories, Sweden (@luisegreenkitchenstories and @gkstories)

Image: Greenkitchenstories.com

Image: Greenkitchenstories.com

We are cheating a little here as technically this is two accounts, those of David and Luise Frenkiel, the husband and wife couple behind the award winning vegetarian food blog “Green Kitchen Stories”. One of our favourite food blogs, they aim to come up with healthy vegetarian recipes using whole food and organic products and all beautifully weaved in with the story of their expanding family.

Follow them for: stunning photography, travel inspiration, heartwarming family pics and some serious healthy food porn.


Deliciously Ella, UK (@deliciouslyella)

Image: Deliciouslyella.com

Image: Deliciouslyella.com

Ella Woodward is the brains behind one of our favourite UK based health blogs, Deliciously Ella. A few years ago, suffering from a rare illness, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, Ella found herself bed-ridden 95% of the time. Having switched to a whole foods, plant-based diet, given up all meat, dairy, sugar, gluten, processed food and additives and has allowed her to regain control of her illness and come off her medication. 

Follow her for: stunning photography, easy recipes and insider London tips from one of our homegrown wellness superstars.


 Lorna Jane Clarkson, Australia (@ljclarkson)

Image: Lornajane.com.au

Image: Lornajane.com.au

Lorna Jane Clarkson is the active living powerhouse behind Aussie fitness apparel brand Lorna Jane which now has 155 stores worldwide. We love to see how LJ manages to commit to such a healthy lifestyle and remain true to her philosophy of the daily practice of Move Nourish Believe while running a hugely successful business empire.

Follow her for: for beautiful fitness fashion inspo and a serious power female role model.


Laura Kasperzak, US (@laurasykora)

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Image: twofitmoms.com

New Jersey based yogi Laura Kasperzak is a leading Instagram yoga celebrity with over 800,000 followers. Her regular Instagram yoga challenges inspire you to push your practice that little bit further while providing simple instructions for challenging poses and useful tips for modifications. The occasional cameo by her super cute “Mini-me” daughter is a bonus!

Follow her for: the kick-up the backside you’ve been needing to get your Om back.


My New Roots, Denmark (@mynewroots)

Image: Mynewroots.com

Image: Mynewroots.com

Effortlessly cool Sarah Britton runs one of our favourite whole-food plant-based recipe blogs, My New Roots from her home in Copenhagen. She is a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Nutritional Practitioner and blends beautiful photography alongside creative whole food recipes that pack a nutritional punch.

Follow her for: her stunning photography and delicious whole food recipes served with a side of Scandi cool.


I Quit Sugar, Australia (@iquitsugar)

Image: Sarah Wison Facebook

Image: Sarah Wison Facebook

You must have been hiding under a rock to have missed the recent headlines on the dangers of sugar for our health. IQS founder, Sarah Wilson, has been onto this for a while and credits quitting the sweet stuff with her recovery from autoimmune disease Hashimotos. Her ever expanding IQS empire is a great place to start when trying to wean yourself off the sweet stuff. Spoiler, you don’t even have to give up desserts or treats!

Follow her for: the skinny on sugar free and amazing recipes for sweet alternatives to embrace.


Kimberly Synder, US (@_kimberlysynder)

Image: Kimberlysynder.net

Image: Kimberlysynder.net

A New York Times' bestselling author and Hollywood celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly has worked with A-listers from Drew Barrymore to Dita Von Teese. She subscribes to a gluten and dairy vegetarian whole-foods lifestyle she has called the Beauty Detox Solution.

Follow her for: healthy wanderlust inspiration and insider tips and recipes inspired by her Beauty Detox philosophy.  


Amanda Bisk, Australia (@amandabisk)

Image: Amanda Bisk Instagram

Image: Amanda Bisk Instagram

Another Aussie (sorry, they just seem to do a healthy lifestyle so well out there)! Former Athlete turned Exercise Physiologist and Model Amanda makes the list for her steadfast commitment to active living and also for her incredible flexibility, a reminder of how amazing the human body can be.

Follow her for: serious fitspiration, her mind-boggling bendiness and some major tan envy!