I truly believe that food is medicine. The right foods can make us smarter, faster, more focused, happy, energized, give us glowing skin, healthy hair and nails…the benefits are endless. While the wrong foods can make us sad, depressed, lethargic, bloated, flaky, acne prone and sick. I have such a passion for food and care so much about what I put into my body because it directly impacts me!
Many of you have heard me talk about my stomach problems and digestion issues that started 3 years ago. I am SO thankful that after years of trial and error, I have pretty much eliminated my stomach pains, bloating, brain fog, mood swings, exhaustion, and swelling that came from eating the wrong food for my body. Like I said in my diet post – I follow the 80/20 rule and don’t believe in crazy strict diets or depriving myself with sad salads. (Also as a reminder, I am not a doctor and you should always consult with yours before making any drastic lifestyle changes!)
Everyone’s body is different. What is healthy for one person is not necessarily healthy for the other. When I see click bait-y articles saying “Everyone should be eating the superfood Goji berry” or something along those lines…I just roll my eyes. For me personally, Goji is actually an inflammatory food and makes me feel sick. This is why it’s so important to take the time to get to know your body and to listen to it. What food makes YOU feel good? What food do you think could be causing a problem? Maybe try eliminating it for a week?! It’s worth taking the time to figure out. Long term inflammation and poor gut health can lead to bigger problems – like disease and autoimmune disorders down the line. At the end of the day, don’t you want to look and feel your best from the inside out?
I wanted to share what I typically eat in a day at home (and nooooo it doesn’t always look this pretty!!! ;)) These are foods that make me feel energized, happy, light – the best version of myself. This is just a little sneak peek of something I’ve been working on that won’t be out until next year – I hope you love it!
7:30AM Hot water with lemon
9:30AM Green juice (I share my recipe at 10:25 in this video!)
10:30AM 1/2 Homemade gluten free buckwheat + oat waffle with coconut butter (I wait at least 30 minutes after having my juice to eat something to let my juice digest – if I don’t feel like a waffle I have a sweet potato (not yam) with coconut oil.)
1PM Big, colorful bowl of raw and cooked veggies + greens with lemon juice and olive oil (sometimes I add a hard boiled egg, white rice, or wild salmon if I’m starving – and right now I am not eating avocado because of my histamine intolerance but it’s a great fat if you can have it!)
4PM Snack of either a sweet potato with coconut oil and a little pink himalayan salt, or one of my other fave gluten + dairy free snacks that I’m sharing here!
6PM Kelp noodles with lemon chicken and homemade pesto (for pesto add pine nuts, olive oil, basil, salt, and lemon juice into a food processor – optional to add garlic or nutritional yeast, and for kelp noodles – they can be finicky, I soak mine for 10 minutes, then boil for 10 minutes with a a teaspoon of baking soda and a lemon peel, then cover for 10-15 minutes to soften, also boiling them in chicken broth helps…they will soften over time I promise!)
I am by no means an amazing cook and don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen so these things are all super easy to make, while still being nourishing and delicious. They’re REAL foods with zero additives or weird chemicals that satiate me and allow me to look and feel my best.
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