Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Clean Eating

I started to get really serious about the foods I ingest lately. I have the basic knowledge of nutrition and I know that it is important to read the food labels and so forth. I have reviewed several nutrition cookbooks and I am bent on eating more organic foods within reason. Poultry, wild game and beef can get really expensive, so it is good to know a farmer who produces a clean product. I have heard many health conscious persons discuss there take on what they think is best and what is a waste of your time or money. Sure eating organic foods or for that fact, trying to eat clean is an expensive endeavor, and this should not be so. I am not going to discuss here, why our nation is so obese and sedentary, rather I would like to introduce a positive outlook towards taking care of your body and really demonstrate how fun and easy it is once you establish yourself with some key ingredients in your cabinets. Once you have the ingredients stocked in your kitchen it is much easier to prepare good, clean healthy food. Most likely the kind of food your grandmother used to make, using ingredients form scratch and not in the form of anything pre-packaged.

I made this Super drink tonight in the blender and it sure beats drinking Endorox. Try this drink sometime and let me know what you think. I got this recipe from Chris Carmichael's Fitness Cookbook.

Oat Bran Super Drink with Almond Butter, Yogurt, and Blueberries.

Makes four 14-ounce servings
20 minutes

2 1/2 cups 1 percent milk
2 1/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
1 cup ripe blueberries, or 1/3 cup frozen
4 tablespoons oat bran
3 tablespoons almond butter
5 tablespoons apricot fruit -only spread/jam
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Place all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Puree until smooth.

Nutrients: Calories 363, Carbohydrates 59 (g), Protein 16 (g), Fat 7 (g)
Per Single serving

*Energizing snack
*Replenish your depleted energy stores
*Protein provides building blocks in tissue recovery and maintain your immune system.
*Clean burning primary fuel
*Rich in Antioxidants which neutralize free radicals, which helps your energy production cells.

Got Energy?


Anonymous said...

Read the Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollen. It takes a closer look at where our food comes from. Great read.

Russell said...

The final word on nutrition - Bacon. It is the year of the pig afterall.

Carlos said...

It looks like Ty's 'stache is finally back!

Christine said...

Thanks for the suggestion on Pollan's book, I downloaded the intro and first chapter, looks captivating and eye opening. I can't wait to dig in!

Mike said...

Nice, now I'll just swing by your house at the end of my rides to re-fuel!

SquidBuzz said...

Have you ever thought about a detox diet like the Master Cleanser?

Christine said...

Master Cleanser? YUK! I am on a detox diet, no alcohol since March 2nd that is difficult enough.

MTB Girl said...

I'd be dead.