Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Now we're cooking with gas!

Last week I increased my activity even higher and noticed that I just felt hungry and slightly lethargic.  I decided it was time to add some cooked food and see what happened.  I've added really simple items, brown rice, roasted veggies, quinoa, tortillas.  I have to say, I love it.  I'm happy to be eating some cooked foods again and I feel like they do well for me for both my post work out meals and my overall digestion.  I was still having some digestive issues eating 100% raw and I'm not sure if it was still detox or just all the fiber, but my insides feel a bit more normal now.

I would say at this point I am eating about 90% of my food raw.  I still juice every morning and have a shake either at lunch time or at dinner depending on what is going on in my day.  When I do have my main meal most of the time it is also almost all raw.

Last night's dinner for example.

I baked a blue corn tortilla until it was crispy, spread some organic pinto beans on top and then piled on the fresh veggies and homemade salsas.  It was SO delicious, so messy and so filling!  The perfect post workout fuel.

Oh man, let me tell you about another post workout fuel!  During my workouts I typically drink about 32oz of water with some chia seeds in it.  The chia gives me some fuel to keep going but doesn't make me feel like I have food in my belly.  Recently, during paddle boarding, Scott was talking about Chocolate Coconut water.  I'm not a fan of coconut water at all but figured I would try the chocolate version.

HOLY AMAZING!  After I tough workout I love chugging one of these down and feel instantly better afterwards!  I highly recommend you try it out!

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