I’ve received numerous requests to post what a “sample day” looks like for me, so here it goes….
I usually try to start my morning by taking a probiotic on an empty stomach. The one I’m currently taking is called ProAlive Probiotic:
Other morning activities may include dry skin brushing (I use this brush) and rebounding for 10-20 minutes (with this rebounder), depending on how I feel. I don’t necessarily do these things EVERY morning, but I aim to!
I usually don’t eat first thing in the morning. (no matter how many “experts” tell me I should!) Instead, I typically sip on a warm beverage (usually warm water, green tea, or occasionally a cup of coffee) throughout most of my morning, then wait for my body to tell me when it needs something. When I finally DO feel hungry, I like to start my day with a green juice or smoothie:
Typical green smoothie: 6 oz. of organic spinach, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 tsp. spirulina, 1 cup almond milk, juice of 1/2 a lemon.
In my opinion, green juice is the “ideal” way to start your day, because it floods your body with alkalinity without putting a burden on your digestive system–> allowing your body to continue the “detox process” it goes into every night while you sleep! The longer you give your digestive system a break, the more “house cleaning” it can get done! However, some mornings I’m just too hungry to have juice! That’s when I’ll opt for a green smoothie, instead. Blended foods are also easier on the digestive system, making them a great choice any time of day!
Whenever I start to feel hungry again (after juice, it could be within an hour or so, or it may be longer after a smoothie) it’s lunch time!
If you’ve been reading my blog for the last month or so, you know my lunch is ALL about this pudding:
But, since I feel like there should be at least SOME sort of leafy greens in each meal, I usually try to start off my lunches with a green salad:
Or… if I’m not in a “salad mood,” sometimes I’ll go for another green smoothie instead! (Bananas and fruit combine well with avocados, so we’re good in the food-combining department, too!)
I usually workout in the afternoon (I get off work at 3 p.m.), so sometimes I’ll break my lunch into two parts: I’ll have the salad or smoothie BEFORE my workout, and indulge in the pudding AFTER! Nothing like looking forward to pudding to get me through a workout!
Dinner is the most variable meal I eat. It really depends on my mood, what’s in season, and what I have in the kitchen!!
I often enjoy dining on HUGE goat cheese salads:
(I may also munch on some EXTRA goat cheese in the process…)
Another common dinner for us is Roasted Veggies and Quinoa:
It’s also a great combo in this pilaf:
I have a feeling some detox lasagna is in my future…
And while my dinners may be variable, one thing isn’t… I almost always want to end my night with something sweet!
Usually, some 70% dark chocolate does the trick:
But if I’ve enjoyed a raw meal, I may indulge in a macaroon (or four) instead:
Hope you enjoyed my “sample day!” Like I mentioned earlier, I don’t eat the exact same thing every day (or, at least, I try not to!) but I do usually try to keep my meals well-combined and spaced at least 4 hours apart from each other to give my body a chance to digest!
Now that the weather is changing, and work is slowing down just a bit, hopefully I’ll be able to post more of my daily eats for you guys, and fill this blog with more creative ideas to make healthy eating FUN!! (because I know I won’t do it if I’m not ENJOYING it, either!)
Hope you’re all having a great day!!
Reader Feedback: What’s your average day look like? What are your favorite “go-to” meals? Does your diet change much with the seasons? I know I’m guilty of not changing my meals enough (I just can’t NOT eat my choco-cado pudding!), but I do tend to eat more cooked dinners, soups, and stews when the weather gets cooler outside!