Day 2 - Dear Food Diary.

What Madison eats pretty much everyday, except for weekends… They tend to have more variety and excitement.

I always start my day with something green… a smoothie or fresh juice.  While you are sleeping, it’s the one time that your body is fasting (has nothing in it) so when you wake up and put something in your body you have a fresh clean digestive tract waiting to suck up whatever nutrients you put eat.  Vegetables and fruit are absorbed into your system the fastest of all food giving you energy ASAP…. Hence why I start with the green smoothie.

In my smoothie I put frozen fruit (normally mangos, blueberries and strawberries), spinach, kale, or chard, a banana, and my greens plus powder from natures fare and a water.  It’s wonderful.

Then I normally have oatmeal, which consists of:

-Large organic rolled oats

-Maple syrup

-Blueberries and a banana

-Cinnamon

- Raw cacao (makes it chocolaty and tastes so amazing)

-Chia seeds, flax, maca powder – lots of super foods

- a little almond milk

For lunch I have some sort of a salad.  This week I had a bomb kale salad

For the salad:

  •                     1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  •                     1 large sweet potato, peeled, Blade C

  •                     salt and pepper, to taste

  •                     ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  •                     3 packed cups chopped kale

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  •                     For the dressing:

  •                     1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours

  •                     1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

  •                     1 large cloves garlic

  •                     1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  •                     1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard

  •                     salt and pepper, to taste

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  •                     For the chickpeas:

  •                     1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained, rinsed, patted dry

  •                     1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  •                     1 teaspoon chili powder

  •                     1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  •                     ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

                            salt, to taste

    For details on cooking check out this website… instead of the sweet potato, spaghetti squash is really good too.

    http://www.inspiralized.com/2014/10/05/vegan-kale-and-sweet-potato-noodle-caesar-salad-with-crispy-spiced-chickpeas/#more-10916

    I constantly snack and graze on:

  • Apples: get LOCAL ones because the difference is MIND-BLOWING

  • Salt-free brown rice cakes and almond butter

  • Veggies and humus

  • Nuts

  • Lara bars (get them from Costco, they don’t have anything bad in them and they taste like healthy amazingness)

  • Edamame is my staple item.  You can get big packs of it from Costco or superstore

For Dinner I premade a quinoa salad on Monday night so I could have it for the week. 

  • Quinoa

  • Red onion

  • Basal

  • Baby tomatoes cut in half

  • A little bit of feta

  • A little balsamic vinegar and olive oil

If you’re looking for recipes try www.foodgawker.com.  It has some unreal stuff, I just use the different filters of what type of food your looking for (examples: vegan, gluten free, no sugar, deserts, dinner, snacks, side etc.) 

Oh yes, I also drink a shit load of water!! So incredibly important! I pee all the time but totally worth it!  I LOVE nutrition!! So if you have any questions come see me because I would love to help you!! 

-Maddie