Thursday, September 25, 2008

Eat Simple

hello everyone,
i'm back from my amazing experience at Living Light. i will be returning in october to finish the chef program. i'm so excited. i love learning about new flavor combinations and raw food preparation techniques. i've been experimenting with many different foods since returning. this past weekend i made a fabulous raw pizza that included a crust made out of soaked and sprouted nuts and seeds and veggies, a raw pizza sauce made with tomatoes, veggies, garlic, onions, sun-dried tomatoes and more and finally a raw almond cheese. i then layered on a variety of sprouts and veggies. it was fantastic. my son loved it too.

as much as i love learning how to make many of the raw gourmet foods (and i love testing them all out) the important thing to remember is to still keep your food intake simple. be mindful of food combining and how you feel when you eat certain foods. raw gourmet foods can be very heavy and filled with nuts and seeds. you don't want to overindulge on nuts and seeds. be sure to get plenty of organic raw whole fruits and veggies into your diet. Drink lots of filtered water and hydrating foods. eat fruit and green smoothies and fill them with superfoods. drink green juices everyday. do a shot of wheatgrass or E-3 live everyday. eat a large salad filled with a variety of greens, sprouts and colorful veggies everyday.

Eat simple and your mind and body will thank you for it.

i'm currently 5 months pregnant and have just amazing energy. i love being pregnant and knowing that i'm fueling my baby with the most amazing foods and nutrients. i'm back to my daily cardio, weekly yoga classes and regular pilates and gyrotonic exercise workouts. it feels so good to keep the body moving.

Daily foods/wellness today:

woke around 5
water and elliptical for 30 mins
home yoga practice
water with supplements: pre/post natal, b-complex, iron
shot of E-3 live
shake: coconut water, berries, goji berries, pure synergy, chlorella, acai powder, romaine lettuce and kale
green juice: celery, cucumber, kale, romaine, lemon and apple 40 oz
water and supplements: DHA, D3, MSM
gyrotonic exercise workout at studio
raw veggies: carrots and red pepper
large green salad: variety of greens, variety of sprouts, kelp, tomato, raw sauerkraut, 1/2 avocado, kelp, nori, dressing of hemp oil and lemon juice, and a few raw crackers made with soaked and sprouted nuts and seeds and veggies

be well, kelly

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