A Day of Clean Eats

I’m jumping right into What I Ate Wednesday today, so thanks to Jenn for hosting! And let’s get the ball rollin’!

Peas and Crayons

As a foodie and someone who’s gotta run early, breakfast is the first thing on my mind when I wake up. The night before, I washed and chopped up a lot of celery that needed to be juiced so, I quickly grabbed some greens and a couple of carrots to add to the celery. It was delicious!

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About 20 minutes later, I grabbed some boiled eggs (prepped the night before) and a handful of Cascadian Farm cereal. I stayed full for hours, it seemed. Eating good proteins, carbs, and having energizing juice in the morning really keeps me going.

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After breakfast, I went running 3.25 miles. Warmed up nice and easy the first 2 miles and then 6 crazy hill repeats, then ran till I got home!

Then I completed 3 rounds of that arm workout!

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Yep, super sore this morning…

WOD: 2 miles at 9:30/mile pace, 20 minute free motion cross cable workout (target quads, back and arms), 9 min mile, 30 push-ups. Lacking energy, glad it's over.

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Lunch was kind of too early for me, so I ended up not eating any of those chickpeas or the avocado. It just looked unappetizing as soon as I sat down to eat.

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So I replaced the chickpeas and avocado with a baked quest bar because…who wouldn’t?

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And I tried to take a decent picture of my dinner, but it was rainy outside and the lighting just sucked…so yeah, this is what you get stuck with.

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Organic Whole Wheat pasta, meat sauce, lots of fresh basil, and baked parmesan artichokes!

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Alright, you guys! That’s about it!

Question timeeeee:

  • What did you have for breakfast yesterday?
  • What do you like eating with your pasta?
  • What was your workout yesterday?
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Do You Juice? Here’s My Favorite Recipe!

Hi guys!

So, if you don’t already know…I love juicing! I’ve been making sure I juice at least 2-4 times a week and I definitely feel that energy boost I need for the day. But, I usually buy the same produce every week, so here’s my go-to juice recipe and its definitely one recipe you will want to make! Plus, it’s colorful and makes a beautiful picture Smile

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Benefits

(Click on the link on the name of each vegetable!!!)

Carrots:

  • 210% of the average daily recommended amount of vitamin A
  • 10% vitamin K
  • 6% vitamin C
  • 2% calcium

 

Apples:

  • Reduces the risk of lung cancer, bladder cancer, stroke and heart disease.
  • Can prevent skin wrinkling and skin
  • Flavonoids in it helps in improving lung functioning thereby reducing the incidents of coughing and breathlessness.
  • Can lower Cholesterol

 

Spinach:

  • Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. In other word, it’s loaded with good things for every part of your body!

 

Kale:

  • High in iron, vitamin K, C & A, low in calories, anti-inflammatory, high in calcium.

 

Chard: Read all about it here!!!

Beets:

  • Fight Inflammation
  • Anti-Cancer Properties
  • Rich in Valuable Nutrients and Fiber
  • Detoxification Support

 

Celery:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Calms you down
  • Aids in digestion
  • Alkaline balancer
  • Lowers blood pressure

 

Ginger: Source

  • Haven’t been feeling hungry? Eat fresh ginger just before lunch to stoke a dull appetite and fire up the digestive juices.
  • Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
  • Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the pesky sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time.
  • Feeling airsick or nauseous? Chew on ginger, preferably tossed in a little honey.

 

Let me know if you try this recipe out! You can post on instagram and tag me “@audreyruns” or hashtag #inshapecupcakejuice

You can also post on twitter and mention me @audreyruns

I wanna see you juicing #juice #behealthy #healthychoices

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