of the concepts that I love about the Institute for Integrative
Nutrition, is that we are all individuals with different dietary and
lifestyle needs. If there was a “one size fits all” diet plan, we would
all be doing it! When I work with clients we experiment to see what
works best for their bodies. It may be a gluten free plan, macrobiotic,
more proteins, more whole grains, raw foods, etc. At this point in my
life, I feel extremely confident with what I put into my body. I know
what works best and what doesn’t. At the same time, I have always been
drawn to raw foods; the beauty and simplicity have always intrigued me.
Not to mention that every raw foodist I meet has more energy, vitality
and passion than anyone I know. So over the past month, I’ve been
experimenting with more raw foods in my diet (I even bought a
dehydrator). Usually doing breakfast and lunch raw and then having
cooked dinners. I have certainly felt more energetic and experienced
But, I decided I want to experiment and take it to the next level.
So I’ve decided to do a 5 day 100% raw food cleanse. It seems the
perfect time to do it with the changing of the seasons. I’m so excited
to begin and see how I feel. It will also be interesting to see how it
effects my triathlon training….Unfortunately, I was hoping that it
would be a bit warmer here this week, but it will get my body ready for
being in the warm Florida weather next week for the Institute for
Integrative Nutrition conference.
This morning I started off with a Banana Pear Ginger Cereal with
homemade hemp milk. It was a perfect pre-training meal. Delicious and
filling and gave me lots of energy for my bike ride in Central Park.
Way too many people in the park, but nevertheless, it was a great ride
on my new TT bike.
Homemade Hemp Milk
3-½ cups water
1 cup of hemp seeds
2 tbsp Agave
Directions: In a high speed blender (love my vita-mix), combine all
ingredients until smooth. Strain through a cheescloth and pour milk
into a mason jar. Will keep in the refrigerator for a few days. Make
sure to shake the jar before use.
Looking forward to updating more about my raw week!