Wednesday I wasn’t feeling my best, so today I wanted to eat extra clean and a little on the lighter side. I’ve been craving a lot of fruits (especially red fruits, although today’s food in particular isn’t high in red because I already gobbled up the strawberries, raspberries, etc earlier this week).
Protein Shake – 1 scoop Sun Warrior Sprouted Brown Rice Protein Powder & 1 scoop Garden of Life RAW Protein Powder
Organic pineapple – a whole pineapple – I ate most of it in the morning, the rest in the green smoothie below
Protein bar from GoMacro (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) – I really like these. They’re available at Whole Foods, but I get mine online from Amazon.com by the box so it’s cheaper per bar.
Organic Green Smoothie – small head of romaine lettuce, pineapple, orange
Organic red bell pepper – sometimes I just eat these like an apple
1/2 cup homemade organic raw sauerkraut
Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake!
My day has a nice amount of protein, but I might need more calories. I’ll see how I feel tonight and eat more if needed.
It’s already March, and with March comes spring. YAY! With spring comes spring cleaning (or cleansing). To usher in this beautiful, light, and “new beginnings” season, I have another Kristen’s Raw Awesome Giveaway (here was our 19th Awesome Giveaway). Thank you to Garden of Life for sponsoring my 20th giveaway and allowing me to select TWO WINNERS to each receive one box of their RAW Cleanse™!
Here is what Garden of Life has to say about their RAW Cleanse™
The Ultimate Standard in Cleansing & Detoxification
For those looking for the ultimate cleanse experience, RAW has always represented the standard. RAW Cleanse from Garden of Life features uncooked, untreated and unadulterated ingredients that are designed to support your body’s natural digestive and detoxification systems.† †These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Why Choose Garden of Life RAW Cleanse?
RAW Cleanse is a breakthrough in total digestive system cleansing, active in the entire digestive tract beginning in the mouth and ending with elimination. Designed as a fast-acting internal cleansing system that works in synergy with your body’s own detoxification system, RAW Cleanse is an easy-to-use, triple detox formula that defends, detoxifies and eliminates toxins from the body in only one week.† †These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
RAW Cleanse features cutting-edge ingredients that are delivered to you RAW — the ultimate standard for quality. RAW Cleanse is ideal for anyone looking to experience extraordinary health and is suitable for those on vegan or vegetarian diets.
WANT THE CHANCE TO WIN?
It’s simple to participate! All you have to do is answer the following question in this post’s comment section. The contest will end Sunday night, March 7th @ 11:59pm. I’ll enter everyone’s name who answered the question into a drawing and announce the winners on my blog Monday, March 8th. *Please note: While I would love to hear from everyone around the world in answering this question, I have to limit the winner to a person living in the United States.
QUESTION: In which activity would you like a lesson from an expert?
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A day of glorious, delicious food in my pregnant life :)
- 2 cups filtered water upon waking
- 3 cups fresh organic green juice (celery, cucumber, tomato, carrot, kale, cilantro)
- Protein shake (1 scoop Sun Warrior Brown Rice Protein, 1 scoop Garden of Life RAW Protein)
- 2 slices sprouted bread (toasted) topped with mashed avocado
- Gigantic Salad (romaine, hemp seeds, red bell pepper, tomato, cucumber) with a dressing of coconut vinegar, raw olive oil, Himalayan crystal salt and pepper
- 2 oranges
- Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake
- Cooked organic quinoa topped with Kaia Foods sprouted sunflower seeds
It’s time for another awesome giveaway (here was the last giveaway I hosted). The prize for January? RAW VITAMINS from VITAMIN CODE. I will be drawing the name of 1 winner for a bottle of their Vitamin Code Raw D3 – The Hottest Nutrient Under The Sun. (How cool of them to offer this to my readers!)
Right now, with this being winter in the United States, I suspect there are a lot of people out there who are in need of this important nutrient! Vitamin D3 is vital for many functions including to help build a stronger immune system. Here is what Vitamin Code / Garden of Life had to say about Vitamin D3…
As vitamin D deficiency has become more prevalent, the attention and focus paid to vitamin D have increased, and for good reason. Most people familiar with vitamin D understand that this nutrient is essential to skeletal system health.† Along with calcium, vitamin D is considered vital for maintaining healthy bones.† Vitamin D actually regulates the use of calcium in the body by dramatically increasing its absorption and utilization.
Much of the interest in vitamin D stems from the fact that it’s found throughout the body in over 600 receptor sites including the brain and the heart. Due to the fact that vitamin D receptors are so prevalent in the body, research has increased on vitamin D, and seemingly everyday new studies tout the health benefits of vitamin D consumption.
Recent studies have also shown that vitamin D supports immune health by helping to regulate the immune system.† The brain is home to dozens of vitamin D receptor sites, and vitamin D has been shown to enhance memory and concentration.† Vitamin D supports healthy digestion, again since receptor sites are found from the mouth all the way through the intestines.† Healthy vitamin D levels support two increasing areas of concern—breast health for women and prostate health for men.†
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
ARE YOU READY TO WIN???
It’s simple to participate! All you have to do is answer the following question in this post’s comment section. The contest will end Friday night, January 22th @ 11:59pm. I’ll enter everyone’s name who answered the question into a drawing and announce the winner on my blog Saturday, January 23rd. (Please note: While I would love to hear from everyone around the world in answering this question, I have to limit the winners to people living in the continental United States.)
QUESTION: What is one of your 2010 New Year’s Resolutions / Goals that you’re still sticking with today?
But that’s not all! Vitamin Code is also sponsoring another giveaway for my readers for their RAW Cleanse product. Great timing, too, as I bet a bunch of you are working on your New Year’s Resolutions for healthier, cleaner living. This product could be a great way to support that. Be sure to check back over the next couple of weeks for that giveaway.