October 21, 2013
I gotta admit – I've had food on my mind recently.
Real, tasty food.
So anyways, today, I decided to take a picture of every meal that I eat and share it with you.
This wasn't too hard for me, since I tend to eat the same thing for breakfast, the same lunch, and the same snack every day. Then for dinner, I switch things up and try something new – usually either something Jessa makes or else a recipe I discover that I want to learn.
Without further ado, here are today's tasty meals. Below this post, I'm giving you the opportunity to share your meals!
Meal 1 – Breakfast: Green Smoothie (consumed every morning from my lucky blue mug)
Instructions: 2 big handfuls of spinach, 1 handful arugala, 2 scoops LivingProtein, 1 handful almonds, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 tablespoon collagen. Blend it all, then add a handful of organic cacao nibs and/or Cocochia Snack Mix for crunch. Supplies enough nutrients to keep you full for hours, despite those around you commenting that it looks like horrendously awful health food. It tastes like chocolate-nutty heaven, in my opinion. I use Native Forest brand BPA free coconut milk to mix it, BTW.
Meal 2 – Lunch: Sardine Salad
Instructions: 2 big handfuls spinach, 1 fresh tomato, 1 handful olives, 1/2 avocado, 2 tablespoons chopped nori (seaweed), 1 can sardines. Sea salt, black pepper, and turmeric to taste. Perfect mix of fish, fats, proteins, iodine, selenium, etc.
Snack – Pre-workout: Coconut Milk with Protein Powder
Instructions: Use a BPA Free, sugar-free brand of coconut milk like Native Forest brand, and a low-allergen goat-based, cold-processed whey protein or vegan protein source. I put 2 scoops of protein into 4oz of coconut milk, stir it all together, top with unsweetened coconut flakes for some crunch, then eat with a spoon.
Meal 3 – Dinner: Pork Chorizo Hash
Instructions: Jessa made this, so I'm approximating instructions. Not too hard, really. Bake sweet potatoes or yams for around 30 minutes at 450. When the potatoes are almost done, saute and caramelize white onions in a cast iron cooking pan in butter, then add chopped pastured pork sausage as the onions are nearing the end of cooking. Season sausage/onions with salt, paprika, oregano, cayenne and black pepper. Then chop up sweet potatoes and add those into the mix. Put everything in a baking dish, top with goat mozzarella cheese, and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. I dump tons more cayenne pepper on mine for some added kick, and eat with spinach salad dressed in olive oil, cucumbers and fresh tomatoes.
So what do YOU eat every day?
Upload your photos to the BenGreenfieldFitness Facebook page, along with simple instructions about how to make your dish (and bonus points if you include the url “TinyUrl.com/JustEatRealFood” when you upload). We'll choose the best photos and recipes, and feature them in an upcoming blog post.
In the meantime, do you have questions about what I ate today? Leave your comments below…
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