Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Green Refresher: One day of clean foods to get you back on track!

Periodically, I get off track of my diet for a meal or two. For me it just seems better to follow a 80/20 rule when it comes to food. Eat 80% of the foods I know nourish my body and mind then 20% of the time allow myself to consume other delicious foods. Even when I go off the wagon my goal is not to binge eat. Eating this way helps me do my best and feel by best - i'm less likely to go off the wagon and stay off for a few days or a week. I give myself permission to truly allow myself to enjoy a small quantities of the food I like and as close to my food plan as possible. My favorite sinful foods are anything with chocolate, a good hamburger at a restaurant or sweet potato fries! After a meal where I've indulged a little I love to load up on a large quantities of vegetables, lean meats and healthy fats with a few days of uber clean eating to get back on track.  ;-)

 Even when I'm doing a light cleanse I typically still eat lean meats because my body functions better with good quality animal protein. These meals are rich in alkalizing and detoxifying vegetables, warming spices and foods to support good digestion. If you are busy I suggest making all of this except for your breakfast the day before and pre-portioning to ensure success.

Pre-Breakfast (First thing when you wake up)

2 cups hot water with 1/2 lemon 

2 Pasture-Raised Eggs
Simple Heavenly Braised Kale
4-5 Raspberries

Morning Snack
Green Pro-biotic Smoothie
8 almonds, soaked in water for approximately 4 hours

Grass-Fed Beef Meatballs (omit bacon)
Oven-Roasted Vegetables (Broccoli, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Onions, Brussels, etc)

Afternoon Snack 
Ginger Tea (Shave strips of fresh ginger into the bottom of the mug and pour hot water over the top)
Mixed Greens and Salmon Salad (Recipe below)

Spicy Crock-pot Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Article by Keri Marino.

Keri Marino is an internationally Registered Yoga Teacher, Propmaker, and Yoga Therapist in training.  She owns and operates Yoga Unique LLC offering Private classes, Yoga Therapy and Yoga props. Keri teachers both privately and publicly around the Greenville area. Check out more here: YogaUnique

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