Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Here is what I started my day with today: Pineapple Ginger Green Smoothie – yum! The pineapple in this smoothie loaded my body with vitamins C and B1, as well as tons of manganese (manganese is an important cofactor for energy production). And! The vitamin C in it helped my body assimilate the iron in the kale. That’s important. Gosh… then, there’s all the awesome nutrition in ginger and kale. Wait! Then there is the dulse that adds even more potent nutrition (things like zinc, iodine, calcium, potassium, and more). Wowee – this is one spectacular smoothie.
Pineapple Ginger Green Smoothie
By Kristen Suzanne of KristensRaw.com
Yield 1 quart
1 cup filtered water
1 cup ice
1 small knob ginger
2 (heaping) cups fresh pineapple, chopped
2 leaves of curly kale (stems and leaves)
1/8 teaspoon dulse flakes
small drizzle raw agave nectar
Give it a whirl in your blender and enjoy the delicious nutrition!
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.