Hello beautiful! Hope everyone is having a great week :) Thought I'd do a little food log today. Took a picture earlier of my dinner, which included lots of vitamins and nutrients. I am at my parent's house now, and something I LOVE about my family is that they are very passionate about healthy food and it's just so easy to eat well here, so I am very thankful for that!
I am always thinking of ways to make unhealthy things healthy. For example today we experimented with making a healthy blueberry crumble, using almond flour, coconut oil, dates & agave nectar for the crumble, with blueberries and cinnamon as the base. Still need to perfect the ratios of the ingredients to make it perfectly crumble, but so far it was really tasty (plus no bad ingredients)! Another idea I had was making a healthy version of chocolate milk. I personally prefer to drink almond milk - it has more calcium than cow's milk, without any hormones that can effect our bodies causing imbalances (acne, body odor etc). You can also make almond milk at home! So that take cares of substituting the dairy. As for the chocolate, I thought of grinding up pure cocoa nibs to make it into a powder. Mix it with the almond milk and add agave nectar until it's sweet enough. I am going to try that tomorrow! :) This heated could be a great drink for these upcoming colder months.
Basically trying to keep everything as raw and as untouched from it's natural form as possible is key. When you do this, there is no need to count calories, look at fat or sugar content etc.. If you're eating healthy natural foods - it's healthy!
So good! Sliced up an apple and had it with peanut butter for dessert ♥
- Two hard boiled eggs, black beans
- Smoothie (First juiced: cucumber, apples, celery, lemon, ginger. Then poured into blender with kale, parsley, another lemon, honey bee pollen and aloe vera.)
- Big salad with spinach, apples, salmon, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado with lemon & olive oil dressing
- Baked fish with wild whole grain rice, avocado, tomato and asparagus
- Honey Crisp apples with freshly ground organic peanut butter
I find a lot of joy in eating healthy. From experience I can definitely say it takes up more time to eat healthy than say the "easy" fast-food route - but the payoff is extraordinary. It's almost like a hobby that you want to keep learning more about - because every day you can learn something new about your body or about different foods. I find it all pretty amazing! :)
"Take care of your body.
It's the only place you have to live."
- Jim Rohn