and here’s what I ate. Why am I telling you? Because I get questions from friends asking what I eat on a day to day basis. So I’m going to tell you about a typical day. If you are trying to eat gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, Paleo, or just clean, maybe you’ll get some ideas.
As usual, I started the day with coffee. If you’ve been following this blog you know I use my Vitamix to blend some crazy stuff into my coffee in the am….coconut oil and ghee for healthy fats and fat soluble vitamins, and collagen because it has incredible skin boosting qualities. This morning I added a dash of turmeric for good measure…a potent anti-inflammatory. Oh, and the coffee is always half-caf so I don’t bounce off the walls.
The coffee typically holds me for a few hours. Since I knew I’d be out of the house most of the day, I made myself a decent breakfast a few hours later. Two pastured eggs, fried in ghee in a little cast iron pan, on top of some leftover brussels sprouts. I always cook extra veggies when I make dinner, and try to sneak some in at breakfast whenever I can.
While the eggs were cooking, I heated water and peeled some ginger. I poured the not-quite boiling water over the ginger and let it steep. Later I squeezed in half of a lime and added a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for a little kick. I drank this concoction while I did my makeup (including my favorite Urban Decay Perversion mascara!) and got dressed for the day. For more on the benefits of the spices I used this morning (and why they should be organic) read this: Let’s spice things up!
I spent a few hours writing at Starbucks, accompanied by a venti half-caf Americano with steamed coconut milk. The coconut milk at Starbucks is full of additives. If I were’t so sensitive to dairy I would have just added some half and half. I had some snacks thrown in my cute sequined bag….raw cashews, sugar snap peas and bell pepper strips, and part of a Green and Black’s organic 85% dark chocolate bar. Oh, and a Pink Lady apple. Actually these snacks were pretty much a meal. After the coffee I was done with caffeine for the day. I want to sleep tonight!
By 3:00 I was hungry again and wouldn’t be home for hours. Thank heavens for Qdoba Mexican Grill! I ordered a kids meal…chicken bowl (no rice or beans), fajita veggies, pico, and guac. So good, and just enough. I skipped the chips that came with it, and drank sparkling water with lemon.
We all have those days when we don’t feel like cooking. And this was one of those days. I didn’t have anything planned. Thankfully I had some organic spring mix in the fridge, and a perfectly ripe avocado. I made a quick salad while listening to the Jason Derulo station on my I Heart Radio app. It’s not just Jason…they throw in some Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and Flo-Rida. Basically a dream come true for me!
Next, I opened a can of sardines to throw on top, and called it dinner. I know, I know, sardines are gross. I still don’t like looking at them, and did not take a pic for that reason. But they are so amazing for your skin. If you are a sardine virgin (and I know most of you are!) maybe this post will change your mind: There’s a first time for everything… And if I can’t convince you, have some wild caught salmon.
So there you have it…that’s what I ate today. Quick, easy, and completely grain and dairy free. Except the ghee. But with all the milk protein removed most people have no problem with it. I’d love to hear from you in the comments…what are you eating that helps you feel happy, healthy and hot?