Clean eating is a term we hear a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? Well, it’s not as complex or difficult as you might think. Simply put, clean eating is eating foods in their most natural and healthy state. Clean eating is all about avoiding processed foods, refined sugars and saturated fat and opting for organic foods, healthy fats and loading up on fruits and veggies.
You would think with my dietary restrictions (I was diagnosed with a dairy and gluten intolerance a couple of years ago) I would have no problem eating clean, but the truth is that in the past few months I haven’t been eating so hot. Lots of french fries, chocolate, gluten free breads and pastas… it’s not pretty. After eating poorly for a while, I noticed my energy lower than ever and even became sick for quite some time, whereas I normally rarely get sick, and when I do it’s only for a day or two. Because of this, now I’m more motivated than ever to start eating clean. Here are three easy recipes that I’ll be using: one for breakfast, one for lunch and one for dinner!
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A few months back my sister-in-law turned me on to the Sambazon Acai Packs, which are basically just pre-blended, frozen acai berries that you can toss into your blender for smoothies or in this case, an acai bowl! Acai is known to be one of the most antioxidant rich fruits, so it’s a great way to start your day. Not to mention it’s a really gorgeous meal to look at and you are what you eat, right? Here’s the recipe that I use.