Upon descending from travel escapades and endless consumption of restaurant cuisine, the body and skin screams “help me!” Undoubtedly, part of vacationing includes a little indulging of course. Post-wanderlust there comes a time for the body to reboot and replenish; therefore, incorporation of this one ingredient into a routine can possibly change your life. Believe it or not, coconut water has infinite health benefits aside from the fact that it’s low in calories, has more potassium than four bananas, and it’s ultra hydrating.
I also like to start my day off with a delicious “green voyage” smoothie, which includes a few handfuls of spinach along with a half of a frozen banana and one cup of ZICO Premium Coconut Water for adeliciously hydrating beverage. Traveling usually causes dehydration, so adding coconut water into dishes throughout the day gives the body a nice boost as well.
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When I received my first delivery on Monday, it felt like Christmas. I stumbled out of bed and opened the front door to find a cooler filled with prepared meals for the next two days, and it was all completely healthy. DeliverLean provides drop-offs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The meals are 250 – 400 calories each, containing lean proteins, low-glycemic carbohydrates, high-fiber organic fruits and vegetables and healthy fats. DeliverLean also brews up raw, cold-pressed OnJuice juices which may be added to a meal plan as well. Aside from my meal plan, I also track daily consumption on an app called MyFitnessPal which allows you to record everything consumed with nutritional information included.
Let’s get to the good stuff, my meal plan…which has been incredibly delicious.
A typical two-day delivery under my meal plan includes:
Gluten-Free Caramel Apple French Toast with Coconut Yogurt
Southwestern Tofu Scramble with Peppers, Onions and Sweet Potato Latke
|Gluten-Free Caramel Apple French Toast with Coconut Yogurt|
Brussel Sprouts & Kale Salad with Toasted Sunflower Seeds and Coconut Dressing
Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Shallots Quesadilla with Vegan Cheese and Tomato Bruschetta
|Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Shallots Quesadilla with Vegan Cheese and Tomato Bruschetta|
Vegan Panang Curry Tofu with Winter Veggies and Brown Rice
Pescatarian Balsamic Snapper with Wild Rice Pilaf, Broccoli and Onions
|Pescatarian Balsamic Snapper with Wild Rice Pilaf, Broccoli and Onions|
Desserts may be added to a meal plan, and range from 90 to 300 calories per dish. Let’s just say I almost died after trying the Gluten-Free Chocolate Molten Cake.
Raw Vegan Chocolate Mint Tart
Low-Fat Strawberry Cheesecake
Prior to beginning my summer meal plan, I measured and weighed myself so I’ll be sharing results on my social networks. For those who are looking to join the slim down for bikini season challenge with me, sign up for one month and receive two free days here!
For more information about DeliverLean, visit www.DeliverLean.com
My 3-Day Cleanse with Love Grace Foods (per day):
16oz Purify (green juice)
4oz Ginger Bomb (a great wake-up)
16oz Super Cider or Longevity Tonic (similar to the master cleanse)
16oz Green Sunshine
16oz Green Protein Smoothie or Chocolate Superfood Smoothie or Probiotic Smoothie
To purchase the same cleanse that I used, go to www.LoveGraceFoods.com.
Who doesn’t love snacks? It has been highly requested to feature my son in more blog posts and/or videos, so we filmed how to make some of his favorite healthy snacks in the little amount of time that is available in a day to make them. Feeding children nourishing food is important, as they burn off plenty of energy throughout the day. Most of the items used in this video were all purchased from Trader Joe’s, but any natural food store will do.
- Apples with Peanut Butter and Raisins
- Crunchy Fro-yo Banana Bites
- Cheesy Pizza-Dilla
- Pick-One Snack Tray