WHAT I’M EATING THIS WEEK
I get a lot of messages asking what I eat and what my diet is like. Actually, I think this is the number one question I get asked! I love food so much and my “diet” changes frequently. I eat in what I call a “cyclical cycle”. I change things up about every 3 1/2 months or so. I’ll lean heavy on the raw vegan for a while, then switch to a more paleo style of eating and then to a aryvedic and then to maybe mostly fruits and juices! I listen very closely to my body and it doesn’t ever let me down.
I thought doing a weekly post where I share what my favorites are for the week and a recipe would be very supportive to the readers who are looking to fall into a healthy rhythm with food.
I’ve found that there is not one diet that works for me and my body, but many amazing foods and ways of eating that help me feel great and achieve my mental and physical goals. In my 20’s I was 100% raw vegan and this served me incredibly well! I had a predomantely vegan pregnancy and still lean heavily vegan, but don’t commit to any harsh dogmas. I like to enjoy food and I like to respect the earth and all it’s being while doing that.
The 3 most important things I always remember and keep in mind around my food are:
- Breath between bites. Put down the fork and breath and chew. Take your time.
- I don’t snack (well I really really try not to)
- I don’t do high carb in the morning
Morning is almost always this smoothie below, after my wheatgrass shot, it keeps me full for hours and loads me up on medicinal super foods. I sometimes use green juice as the base instead of almond milk. Right now I”m cycled off caffeine so no matcha or cacao, but when I’m on an “on month” I’ll use on or the other.
- 16 oz homemade almond milk
- 1 tablespoon raw spourted almond butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter or MCT oil
- ½ teaspoon ashwagandha
- 1 teaspoon chorella or spirulina
- 1 tablespoon collagen protein
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1 tablespoon tocos
- 1 teaspoon cordyceps
- 1 tablespoon spourted rice protein
- pinch of salt
- 3-5 drops stevia
- 3 pieces of ice
- Blend and Drink!
I love having a big green salad in the afternoon, usually with some form of protein. I stick to fish, eggs, sprouted almond butter or sprouted nut butter, sprouted quinoa and once in a great while pastured chicken for my proteins. I also love a green juice mid day.
I cook for my whole family in the evning, so the meal is somewhat diverse since we all have different prefernce.
A typical meal would look like:
- garlicky greens cooked in coconut oil
- sprouted quinoa
- wild caught salmon
- steamed broccoli or cauliflower or baked yam
- lots of fresh greens and shredded veggies
- spiralized noodles with a dandelion pesto