Meal Planning for a Sexy you

Meal Planning is a critical way to keep a consistent practice of healthy habits. It also is a major source of anxiety in many households, incurring a feeling of lack of control, failure, and often ending with a trip to the closest Fast Food drive-through. 
 
If Meal Planning also is for you the equivalent of a slow descent to hell, allow me to  propose a 3 menu suggestions that should end your worst nightmare and help set you a healthier path.


Day 1

Breakfast

  • Water and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 of the breakfast recipes or raw almond butter on whole grain toast

Mid-morning Snack

  • Strawberries
  • Water
 Delicious Tomato Salad

Delicious Tomato Salad

Lunch

  • Tomato salad (extra virgin olive oil + balsamic vinegar + sea salt & pepper)
  • Grilled asparagus (extra virgin olive oil + sea salt & pepper in the oven)
  • Oven-baked chicken thigh (extra virgin olive oil + lemon juice + sea salt & pepper. I also love to add capers)
  • If need be, 1 cup of cooked quinoa

Mid-afternoon Snack

  • A handful of raw almonds
  • Water

Dinner

 

Day 2

Breakfast

  • Water and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 of the breakfast recipes or raw almond butter on whole grain toast

Mid-morning Snack

  • Blueberries
  • Water

 Fresh Fava Beans

Fresh Fava Beans

Lunch

  • Cucumber salad (extra virgin olive oil + balsamic vinegar + sea salt & pepper)
  • Fresh peas - Fava beans, sugar snap peas, snow peas, green peas (shelled/trimmed, boiled in water for 1 minute + extra virgin olive oil + sea salt & pepper)
  • Oven-baked white fish (extra virgin olive oil + lemon juice + sea salt & pepper)
  • If need be, 1 cup of cooked quinoa

Mid-afternoon Snack

  • 2 squares of dark (>70% cacao) chocolate
  • Water

Dinner

    Day 3

    Breakfast

    • Water and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
    • 1 of the breakfast recipes or raw almond butter on whole grain toast

    Mid-morning Snack

    • Apricot
    • Water
     Beautiful Artichokes

    Beautiful Artichokes

    Lunch

    • Radishes (plain or with a bit of sea salt)
    • Roast artichokes
    • Oven-baked salmon (extra virgin olive oil + lemon juice + sea salt & pepper)

    Mid-afternoon Snack

    • 1 spoon of raw almond butter (direct from jar to mouth)
    • Water

    Dinner

     


    Breakfast recipes

    And as a bonus, a couple of Breakfast Recipes to get your day started:

     Superfood Kitchen - Julie Morris

    Superfood Kitchen - Julie Morris

     Makes 1 serving

    • 1 frozen banana (peel before freezing)
    • 2 tablespoons freeze-dried acai powder (available online or in health food stores)
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    • Fresh fruit, blueberries for example
    • Granola (optional)

    Blend the frozen banana, acai powder, almond milk, and maple syrup into a thick, smooth consistency.

    Spoon out into a bowl and top with fresh fruit and granola if desired, or just enjoy plain.

     

    From Yours Truly: The Superfood Smoothie

    Makes 2 servings

    • 1 cup coconut water: for liquid and electrolytes
    • 1 tablespoon raw almond butter: for protein, fat, and binding
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil: for fat and binding
    • 1 tablespoon raw honey: as a sweetener and for its natural enzymes
    • 2 tablespoons hemp protein powder
    • 3 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon raw maca root powder: for stamina and libido
    • 1 teaspoon camu berry powder: these berries have the highest concentration of vitamin C on the planet (read more on camu camu from NaturalNews here)
    • 1/3 bag frozen blueberries
    • 1/3 bag frozen raspberries

    Put all items in your blender in the above order. Blend until smooth.



    Modules

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    Checklist

    1) Complete the questionnaire

    • Take time to reflect on your answers: Which ones surprised you? Which ones do you want to transform?

    2) Feng Shui your intimate space

    • De-clutter
    • Buy new bedding in warm or neutral colors if necessary
    • Research/source decor and art that speak to you 
    • Make the first night in your "new" space and bed a ritual: take a hot shower, moisturize, light up a candle and revel

    3) Pick 2 of the 8 proposed health practices (in doubt, pick the first 2)

    • Implement every day until we meet again

    4) Try 1 or more of the Meal Planning options

    5) Attempt 1 Breakfast recipe

    6) Journal how you want to feel with your body, sensuality and sexuality

    Featured Media

    MOVIE: Lost it? Get your Groove back - How Stella Got her Groove Back

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