Sophisticated Savories

Sophisticated Savories

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Eating healthy

Eating healthy.

Why am I so passionate about said subject?

The old adage, "you are what you eat," may seem trite; however, that is an absolute fact of life.

Alongside: death, taxes, and if you have dull knives, you will cut yourself in the kitchen.


What do humans as a whole shy away from?


Yep. Not going to even touch it with a ten foot pole.

We fall into "comfortability" traps and routines that work for our lives. Why not allow your body the proper nutrition to fuel itself to maximum capability? Would you put low-grade fuel in your car? No. Why? Because overtime, the lower-grade fuel is harming the intern engine.

That's your car. Now how about you body?

We have but one life to live. One. The older I become, I realize the brevity of life. Cancer is prevalent. Natural disasters have become "common." I mean... don't you want to make some type of difference? Even "small" differences can change the course of an individual... for the better.

Motivate. Inspire. Teach. Learn. Laugh. Love. Be thankful.

I'm not talking about obsessing about healthy food. On the weekend, enjoy a wonderful evening out. But in terms of the day-to-day diet, what you consume affects everything about your life: energy, ability to sleep, focus, perform, enthusiasm, overall attitude, etc.

You know what is sexy to me? When I see a man enjoying a salad/making healthy decisions in terms of 'le nourriture' (French for "food"). Nope, not just "chick food." Why? To me, it shows that he cares enough for himself - to properly fuel his body and in turn, care for others. Oh, and if he is comfortable enough with his masculinity to wear a pink/purple shirt.

So. Green smoothie. (Not an awkward transition or anything).

Green fruits/veggies... meet my VitaMix.

1 avocado
1/2 cucumber
1 bunch cilantro
1 stalk celery
1 kiwi

Add a few drops of lemon juice and I thinned with a drizzle of sparkling water as my VitaMix was blending. Easy to add protein powder here, if desired.

With the remaining cucumber, I tossed with pomegranate seeds, cilantro, arugula and mache leaves (both "nutty" types of green leaves) and mango (can't get enough of cilantro - so good!) Drizzled with a splash of lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with Himalayan sea salt, help seeds and chia seeds.

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” - Ann Wigmore

Attitude of gratitude, yo.

Love y'all dearly! 

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