Welcome here again! Instead of a new daily look, today I’m here with a long, but I think interesting post including the main principles of clean eating, many healthy recipes and some useful cooking tips too. Hope you’ll like this kind of lifestyle post as much as you always like my outfits. The fact is – as I’ve mentioned in my latest My Week in Pictures – I’ve started eating clean several weeks ago, and I really enjoy reform recipes and cooking since then. This article is about the main rules of clean eating, I’m trying to present what I eat day by day, and also trying to show you some of my favourite meals.
The main point of clean eating is avoiding processed and contaminated food i.e. eating the best and healthiest options in each of the food groups, and eating the less of the not-so-healthy ones. So it is about eating food the way nature intended, mostly fresh fruits and vegetables with fiber, vitamins, nutrients and enzymes in them. I connection with that, there are some things clean eating ignores. For example clean eating doesn’t allow white sugar, refined wheat flour or saturated- and trans fats at all. Instead of these unhealthy things, the followers of clean eating choose non-artificial sweeteners (eg. stevia), flour substitutes such as almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour or quinoa flour and only healthy fats like coconut oil. Rice, potatos and noodles as side dishes are also need to be replaces with couscous, quinoa, brown rice or millet.
It is also important that clean eaters eat 5 or 6 times a day. This means small meals for sure, and all of the meals should contain protein (fish, meat, fruits de mer, eggs, pulses etc.) and compley carbohydrates. Another important rules is to drink much water (2-3 liters per day) and ignore soft drinks eg. soda or Coke. Drinking alcohol and smoking is also forbidden.
To sum up, clean eating is not a diet or a calorie-restriction. It is just about eating healthy things to have enough energy to fuel our workouts and any other daily activities.
I’d like to emphasize that I don’t want to persuade any of you to be a follower of this. I think each of us can decide what and how often to eat individually, forcing anyone to follow anything she doesn’t like is bullshit. Just adopt things you like and can do with heart, and forget about things you are uncomfortable with.
On the other hand, the reason I’m writting this article is that I hope it can help all of you to find new ideas among my recipes. It might be interesting for everyone from kitchen-starters like me to talented housewives. Hope you’ll enjoy the post and please feel free to comment and share all your ideas and experiances to me dolls.
There’s no need to present all the great reasons why I love fresh fruits since you’ll probably know them very well. Also no need to talk about all the possible ways we can prepare fruits, the list is endless. So I’ve just brought you my top three ideas, things I eat / drink every single day and can’t be tired of.
Homemade smoothies are perfect if you’d like to replace desserts. They’re not only sweet enough without any added sugar, but also easy to do: just put your favourite fruits into an electric blender, add some yoghurt and ice and woah, yummies are ready to eat!
Fall and winter season has arrived, so please welcome the queen of cold nights called hot fruit tea. My absolute favourite brand of tea is Darlington where the tealeaves contain only real fruits. Try them, you’ll be amazed too, I’m pretty sure!
Though autumn’s already started and it’s getting colder and colder, I still need some refreshment. I usually put some slices of lemon and cucumber (I know I know, it sounds really weird, but it worth to try) into my mineral water, you’ll see it’s better than coffee I swear. And very healthy.