Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Good morning!

Went to the gym last night did body pump and body balance. I was so tiered when I got home and passed out on the bed pretty much straight away. Was starving when I woke up so I made myself a Chocolate smoothie, I soooo love these chocolate smoothies.

This is what I had in mine today, was AMAZING
Thick and creamy Chocolate smoothie
2 bananas
1 T Maca
1 T Mesquite
1 T agave
small handful of gojis
1 C water and ice
1-2 T cacao

Blend sprinkle cacao nibs on top and enjoy!

An interesting thought.
When it comes to training and raw food, it's always heaps of discussions. Whether you can eat 100% raw and still go to the gym, or do you get enough protein etc etc. Has it ever crossed your mind that people on a "normal diet" get all their protein from animal products and that however is very hard to digest, and not all that protein get absorbed by the body. When you eat a lot of raw vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts you not only get natural protein but you get amino acids which in your body will create protein (if you eat all the essential ones of course, the one your body can't produce), a lot of raw foods contains all of the essential amino acids.

If you're worried about not getting enough protein increase the intake of these:
Sea vegetables such as spirulina, chlorella, dulse, wakame, nori etc.
Raw protein powder, I use Sun warriors biofermented brown rice protein powder
Hemp seeds, unfortunately I can't get them here in Australia :(
Nuts and seeds in general
Dark green leaf vegetables (contains a lot of amino acids)
Mesquite powder and gojiberries

Really focus on the green stuff :) It makes wonders. I tried yesterday with just adding chlorella to my water bottle, and I have to say it's not bad, doesn't have an over powered flavor. If you don't like everything you eat to be green and just wanna enjoy a fruit smoothie you can just make a bit extra smoothie pour the excess smoothie into a little glass add the greens to that, drink and then have your nongreen smoothie afterwards.

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