Spinach is a beauty food that is incorporated into my diet daily - not only do I use it in my Glowing Green Smoothie every morning, I usually have some sort of salad that uses spinach also. On this day of appreciate for spinach, though, I decided to use it in meals rather than a basic salad.
I started off my day with my Glowing Green Smoothie - I got some spinach right off the bat. For lunch I cooked up a 'Greens Stir Fry' - In coconut oil I threw in onions, green beans, asparagus, zucchini, broccoli and spinach, seasoned with tamari, onion powder, and brown rice vinegar.
For dinner I classed it up a little and did a vegan 'carbonara'. I had been watching Food Network while I was at the gym and was inspired to make my own carbonara, vegan edition. I used my raw taco meat, tomatoes, salt & pepper, spinach, and extra virgin olive oil all tossed with gluten-free pasta.
I am happy to have completed my second Kimberly Snyder challenge! (after the Glowing Green Soup). It helps me feel more connected with the community and keeps me involved and constantly thinking about how to incorporate more Beauty Detox friendly concepts into my every day life. I have already made habit drinking a glass of lemon water right when I wake up in the morning, and my Glowing Green Smoothie is a breakfast must every day. I've already seen and felt my body slimming down - I can't wait until I can start incorporating exercise again!
I watched a great video this morning from MindBodyGreen that was posted in the Beauty Detox Foods Facebook Group. It was three doctors with different eating philosophies debating the best ways to eat, called Sugar, Gluten, Paleo, Vegan: 3 Doctors Debate the Best Way to Eat (link above also). It was very interesting to see what arguments they make for each way of eating. What it really boils down to is they recommend eating things as close to the Earth as you can get - eat real foods, like things that come from nature. They also burst a common misconception that fats are bad for us - even some saturated fats are good for us (namely the natural ones, like coconut oil). Fats are necessary, and the fact that the term fat is used both for nutrition and as a way to describe an overweight person is inconvenient because the two are not equivalent.
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