Raw Vegan Banana Split Bon Bons!
Raw, vegan, gluten free, low sodium, paleo, no refined sugar.
Only three easy ingredients! No ice cream maker needed!
Alternatively Titled: Impress Your Friends with Your Diet!
These are super easy. You’ll have to set them for a few hours, but there’s almost zero hands on time.
- Cut a few bananas into coins. Put them in your freezer for 2hrs.
- Mince some strawberries and grate some vegan or raw chocolate. Throw them in the fridge while you wait on the bananas.
- After the bananas are frozen through, remove them and throw them in a blender or food processor so they get nice and pastey, like ice cream! Then you just mix in the strawberries and chocolate.
- Form balls with a melon baller or a spoon, throw them in the freezer for a bit longer to harden.
Better Pasta Inspiration
One of my best friends made it his New Year’s Goal to tone up and I’m determined to help him. Right now he eats mostly easy-to-make foods like pasta and stir fry, so he’s asked for inspiration on how to make these foods better tasting and better for him.
Every week I’m going to send him a new list of food inspiration! It helps his diet, my brain, and hopefully some of you too!
- Look into different types of pasta types. They vary in calories but more importantly nutrition. You can read more about them, but look for sprouted pasta, quinoa, whole grain, or if you don’t have much other option whole wheat. Better yet, opt or raw veggie noodles (link below).
- Ditch Parmesan for nutritional yeast. Less salt, packed with protein! And it has an awesome texture with a cheesey, nutty taste.
- Raw vegan Asian noodle bowl recipe
- Raw vegan “alfredo” sauce recipe (plus raw veggie pasta inspiration!)
- Easy homemade pesto
- Paleo Gluten Free Lasagna (I would suggest doing real cheese, but replacing noodles with zuchinni is a great idea. It’ll taste just as good and you can use premade sauce to save time.)
- Literally the easiest way to make an awesome pasta sauce recipe: get a can or jar of no-salt added marinara. (No other weird ingredients, either.) In a pot fry up onions, tomatoes, mushroom, peppers, garlic… it seriously doesn’t matter. Carrots, spinach—whatever you have laying around. Throw in the sauce and BAM. Clean, satisfying, and a ton of fruits and veggies.
Crustless Fitspo Mini-Quiches (Gluten Free and Paleo!)
Another super easy limited ingredient idiot-proof dish that everyone will be impressed by. Ditching the crust makes it both gluten free and like half the calories. So freakin’ good and I’m making them for dinner tonight.
Bet you never thought you could make a fucking quiche, huh?
- A little olive oil
- 250g ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Whatever veggies you want
Steam the veggies. I’m using broccoli tonight—but spinach, asparagus, tomato, mushroom, onions… whatever you have sitting over in your fridge, as long as it’s not too starchy, would go great.
Beat the eggs, add in the ricotta, add in the garlic, add the veggies
Take a mini cupcake pan and oil it. Add the mixture.
Bake at 400* f (200* c) for 20-25minutes.
BONUS: you can eat the leftovers for breakfast.
I just want the Internet to know why scientists are so cool.
Because my roommate busted out effing safety goggles when we were cooking today.
After 12 diced onions, not a tear was spilt.
Because I just ate a giganticmassivefucking salad and I went from hungry to starving.
Hopefully this gives you a bit of hope that you too can eat healthy after five days of stuffing cookies into your mouth and washing it down with gravy.
- Breakfast: two eggs and sweet potato / carrot hashbrowns
- Snack: pineapple and pistachios
- Lunch: quinoa bowl with asparagus, brussels sprouts, raw zuchini, raw tofu, and homemade barbque sauce
- Snack: pistachios
- Snack: salad with raw spinach, olives, hummus, dolmas, pumpkin seeds, sundried tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, and balsamic.
- Dinner: about to make some fitspo quiche! (No crust) eggwhites, asparagus, spinach, garlic, and a bit of ricotta.
- WATER WATER WATER with lemon
Alright fitblrs. I don’t care if you ate Willy Wonka’s entire goddamn factory.
You didn’t do any worse than the rest of us did.
Clean your kitchen. Clean out your fridge. Banish junky left overs out of your pantry. Go grocery shopping. Go to the gym. Stop making excuses.
TODAY IS OUR DAY.
Pro-Tip: grate up a bunch of sweet potatoes one day when you have some free time. Add onions, kale, peppers, carrots… whatever your heart desires. Throw it in some tupperwear.
Good meal planning = sweet potato hash browns and organic eggs for breakfast every morning!!!! Even the ones when you’re in a rush to work.
- USDA says vegetable, but does a side of them count as a serving?
- You wouldn’t call coffee a vegetable drink.
- They’re technically a legume, so count them like nuts?
I really just want to know what everyone things since becoming conscious of my fruit/vegetable intake has posed some interesting questions with my diet..
Then, once you realize how much money it actually is:
(Worth every dollar though.)
Henry Rollins wonderful essay about strength and strength training for Details magazine (1994)
I prefer to work out alone. It enables me to concentrate on the lessons that the Iron has for me. Learning about what you’re made of is always time well spent, and I have found no better teacher. The Iron had taught me how to live. Life is capable of driving you out of your mind. The way it all comes down these days, it’s some kind of miracle if you’re not insane. People have become separated from their bodies. They are no longer whole.
I see them move from their offices to their cars and on to their suburban homes. They stress out constantly, they lose sleep, they eat badly. And they behave badly. Their egos run wild; they become motivated by that which will eventually give them a massive stroke. They need the Iron Mind.
I’m so thankful I read this.
So the story behind this is that it was over 100*F with humidity today, and I went to CrossFit. Remember that one time yesterday when I didn’t drink enough water? I could barely do my WOD today because of the heat. And even though I was super dizzy and exhausted, my body doesn’t feel like it even worked out because of how slow I had to go for my own safety.
Thankfully there’s a grocery store next door. Everyone stared at me while I dripped in sweat drinking the gallon of water in line, but it was worth it. I ate two bananas and the cucumber in the parking lot.
Moral of the story: drink your fucking water.