I am just starting week 3 of the Crazy Sexy Diet. Here were some of my favorite eats from last week.
Smoothies: My mornings start off with either a green smoothie or juice. 2 of my current favorite smoothies are: (list of ingredients serve 3 people)
4 figs, 2 bananas, 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk, 2 cups of coconut water, 1 cup of water, 2 huge handfuls of spinach, 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal, ice
2 beets slices, 2 bananas, 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk, 2 cups of coconut water, 1 cup of water, 2 huge handfuls of spinach, 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal, ice
These are both pretty sweet and filling.
I made enough green juice for 2 days, for 2 people. The ingredients below made (4) 32 ounce jars.
6 cucumbers, 2 bunches of celery, 5 green apples slices, 1 pound of carrots.
This juice was pretty sweet tasting. I love the mix of apples and carrots together.
For snacks and lunch at work, I loaded up supplies Monday morning, to help get me through the week.
I brought; sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, 1 pound of carrots, hummus, edamame, trail mix and fruit.
Lunch for me most days, looked like this:
The trail mix definitely helps mid-afternoon when I want a light snack, that is not too filling.
The weather in Southern California has made cooking less than inspiring. Many nights, my dinner looked similar to this quick salad of chopped tomates, avocado, red onion, olives, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. It is surprisingly filling!
Dessert is usually sliced oranges with dates (my favorite!)
I kept most of my meals pretty simple and fresh. It was a busy week and I hardly cooked. Fortunately, my kitchen was well stocked with fresh produce that I could easily grab, slice and eat.
This is feeling much less like a cleanse or diet, and much more like just the way I eat now. I really do not feel like I am missing out on too much, although I do miss bread and other gluten related products. I have still been finding it difficult to find products that have no added sugar in them.
I have been doing pretty well with continuing my goal of yoga + meditation each day. Since that is also a requirement of my yoga teacher training, it is easier to keep the motivation and momentum. This is also starting to feel like it’s apart of my everyday routine. It would feel odd now to go through a whole day without rolling out my yoga mat.
I have been happy to find that my home practice is reaching a deeper level. I adore my yoga studio, but my schedule does not allow me to attend everyday. I have been working more towards not being dependent on making it to the studio to do yoga. I try to be more purposeful with putting in forethought and writing out classes for myself, and practicing at home, even without an instructor and my fellow yogis.
I am feeling much purer in body and mind. This helps with every area of my life and I feel it makes me better as an employee, family member, friend, yogi, etc. This should be intuitive by now, but I am realizing when I eat good, I feel good. That alone should be reason enough to motivate me to continue.