October 23, 2012

Clean Nutritious Dinner

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  

Healthy Food Inspiration Log
Breakfast:
- 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.)
Lunch:
- Big salad with spinach, apples, salmon, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado with lemon & olive oil dressing
Dinner:
- 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

36 comments:

  1. Awesome post! That plate looks delicious!! :)

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  2. It looks yummie :) It's a great post as always! Thank you :)

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  3. Could you do an apartment tour, on your youtube channel? That would be awesome! Kisses from Denmark <3

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  4. No wonder why your always glowing, its the healty food that you eat. Annie your such an inspiration for someone like me to eat healty. Your so beautiful inside and out, continue on what your doing. I love your videos and blog posts soo much xx And i agree, i want to see a room tour, it looks amazing and you can give decorating tips pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xxxxxxxx

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  5. Annie, I have just recently discovered your blog, my little sister really likes you as well. Just wanted to say thanks for posting these healthy and awesome things for all of us. I think everyone can use motivation like this.

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  6. Every single day when sun rises, i am waiting for your posts, they are very inspiring. Besos from Mexico

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  7. I love when you post about healthy food like this. For the chocolate milk, I've been making one that is absolutely delicious. I start by making my own almond milk ( almonds, dates, vanilla essence or powder) This almond milk is amazing all by itself or in cereals. Sometimes to make chocolate milk, I add raw cocoa powder, 1 banana, i tbs of peanut butter amd a few ice cubes and it is just great. You should try it! And so healthy! It has kept me from eating unhealthy sweet things. And I am like you, I find much joy in eating healthy and discovering new recipes and new tips. So please keep it up Annie. You have helped me more than you can imagine. Love you

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  8. I've really been watching what I eat and trying to incorporate more fish, fruits, veggies, and nuts into my diet. I have had some crazy acne flare-ups recently. I was thinking it was because of university-related stress. I've heard a few people before say that cow's milk can cause acne because of the hormones it contains, and I've already tried eliminating any dairy from my diet and instead drinking only almond milk, but hadn't noticed much of a difference and gave up after a week. Your post made me think of going on an almond milk diet again, and this time I would stick to it for a longer time and see how it works! Thanks for the inspirations! xx
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  9. Hey Annie!

    I prepare the chocolate milk too! I make it with hot almond milk and cacao powder! I add agave for some sweetness.

    It tastes amazing!

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  10. So healthy ! :D
    Annie pliiz make more food post ... I'm trying to eat healthier, but I'm running out of ideas pliiz

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  11. Amazing, you're such a big inspiration for me! :) I try to eat healthy but love food, but I do have sushi lined up for dinner yay :)


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  12. Love your blog and your youtube videos!
    you are my favourite guru :)
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  13. Oh my god, Annie, your so healthy! I am so inspired whenever you put up a food log ♥

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  14. Looks healthy and delicious :)

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  15. Annie, do you have a P.O. Box mailing address? I would love to send you a postcard!

    Greetings from Hawaii. <3

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  16. Annie! I'm so in love with your videos and blogging posts! You are such an inspiration to me, and showing all the girls out there that healthy isn't all about being skinny. It's about being comfortable in your own body. I also love to eat healthy too! One of my favourite recipes is the raw cacao coconut balls! It's so easy. Grind up some walnuts,cashew,almonds,dates,coconut oil and raw cacao powder. Then form it into a ball and roll it in raw shredded coconut and refrigerate it! You will love it. xx from Canada!!

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  17. Sounds so delicious! Love your blog and your whole attitude to healthy eating - I try to live by that Jim Rohn quote :)

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  18. Hello dear!
    i did not know your blog, it's great!
    you have a new follower, follow me back?

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  19. Loved your quote :) It indeed gives a lot of pleasure and satisfaction to take care of yourself.

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  20. We doesn't have almond milk here in Brazil :( Can you post the recipe? I love your blog <3

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  21. You help me so much in my everyday life..I love these.

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  22. When I saw a quote from Jim Rohn, I almost leapt out of my chair! He is one of my favorite personal development coaches and although he is no longer with us, his messages were inspiring and life-changing. He was a mentor to Tony Robbins when Tony was about 17 or so and has inspired countless others. Check out his dvd "How to Have Your Best Life Ever." I always watch you tube vids of his and read his quotes! thanks! I am a healthy eater too, and want to try this almond milk idea. I'm vegetarian already and I need dairy but don't want all the extra chemicals. You're my fav youtube guru, I look forward to your blogs and videos. Keep inspiring and say beautiful inside and out :) xoxoxo Lalitha

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  23. Thank you so much Annie for being such an inspiration! I love reading your blogs and love watching your youtube videos! xo --Sarah

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  24. hi,
    i have just started my blog and you are my inspiration !..love your blog so much and also your youtube vid. :)
    check out my blog
    http://mishellnovak.blogspot.sk/

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  25. Annie, can you make a youtube video on how you make your smoothie? I have no clue on making mine. It always turns out gross!

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  26. Hey Annie - how do you usually prepare your asparagus? Please let us know how you make your vegetables taste better! Your healthy eating habits are so inspirational!

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  27. Hey Annie! I know you live in New York and i have seen/heard about the sandy hurricane. I hope you are alright and be safe!
    Greetings from Denmark xx

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  28. hey annie, you are a great inspiration, i love your blog! But do you have also sometimes "bad days" , like you binge or eat too much of something? What helps you to keep this clean healthy diet all the time? Any advice is helpful..:-) kisses

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  29. This looks delicious! come make dinner for me every night ahaha

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  30. I hope you were fine Annie! kisses from Spain,Paula

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  31. Looks yummy, now I have a major avocado craving!x

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  32. Keep showing photos with healthy food, I am one who started eat more vegetables and fruits after that, I mean you were the main source of inspiration about this, I saw many benefits from this healthy diet, my skin is more clean and bright, my belly is in right size, I call everyone to do it. It just makes you to feel much better, your body is cleansed so you feel young and pretty.

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  33. Ahh, you are so lucky! It is so hard at my house because no one else is really interested in eating healthy. Add to the fact that I'm only in college and buying my own separate foods can get very expensive!! I still do my best though, even though I know I could be better. Hopefully one day I will have to the means to live as healthfully as I desire!!

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