How can it feel so good to eat so healthy?
The "food" most of us are consuming these days is over-processed and stripped of useful nutrients that our bodies need in order to thrive. We are all overfed and undernourished, my friends! It's time to throw out that toxic garbage and wrap your arms around some delicious, nutritious, tasty goodness!
As part of my program, I will help educate you to follow the innate wisdom found deep down inside of you. I'll help you get out of your own way so you can finally start looking and feeling the way Mother Nature intended. Check out a typical day's menu I like to share with my clients (and one I use for myself as well):
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This quick and easy smoothie will kickstart your day with vitamins, minerals, fiber and good fat. What better way to get going than to fill your morning tummy with all that creamy goodness?
Blend 1/2 cup organic spinach, 1 cup organic strawberries, 1 small banana, 1/8 cup cashews and 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk. Add water and ice to make desired consistency.
Steak & Citrus Salad
This lunch will fill you up and leave a smile on your face all day long! Eat at home or make in the morning and take it with you to work. Your coworkers will be jealous!
Over a large bowl of mixed field greens (butter lettuce, kale, spinach, romaine are all good), add 1 TBS chopped organic dill, 1/2 chopped avocado, 1 blood orange - cut in small sections, 4-6 ounces thinly sliced grass-fed steak and lightly coated with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (3:1 ratio). Add sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
Lemon & Dill Salmon in Parchment
Mineral water w/ orange or lime squeeze
This is by far one of my favorite recipes. It's easy, squeezy, lemon breezy and "melt in your mouth" deliciousness. Always use King Salmon when you can find it for its sumptious, buttery flavor. Otherwise, any wild-caught variety will do just fine.
Preheat oven to 425. Line a glass baking dish with parchment paper. Lay salmon with skin side down and a good dose of sea salt and pepper. Next layer sliced mushrooms, two large sprigs of dill, three lemon wheels, 2 pats of organic cultured butter and 2-3 TBS white wine. Then add another sprig of dill on top and squeeze a little extra lemon juice over that. Bring edges of parchment together and roll tightly so nothing can escape the packet. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes and you should have yourself one tasty heaping helping of luscious Omega 3s!
1cup of berries w/ handful of nuts
It's not often that I need a snack, as this type of menu tends to keep me full and satisfied. On the random occassion I get that hunger pang mid-morning or mid-afternoon, I usually nosh on a cup full of blueberries and handful of cashews or walnuts for the antioxidant, fiber and good fat trifecta! Another option is to throw them in a blender with coconut milk or coconut water for an afternoon smoothie pick-me-up treat.