I still get weird looks when I tell people I’m paleo. Either it’s because they don’t know what that means. Or because they do know what it means, and are thoroughly confused as to how I get by every day with such a "restricted" menu. They always ask, without bread, grains, beans or dairy*, what do you eat?? The answer: A LOT.
*Note: I am paleo-ish, so at times, I do eat dairy, quinoa, hummus and trial bites of my husband's burger pretty much every time he orders one 🙂
So I thought that I’d share with all of you who are curious – what does this paleo girl eat in a day?
— June 24 —
First Thing: Turmeric Bone Broth
If you read my last post on how to make bone broth, you know how I'm a big fan of sipping the golden juice daily (or at least a few times a week) for preventitive care of joint pain, inflammation, indigestion and tons of beauty benefits. Any way I can get turmeric in my day is a good thing. So this morning, I tried a simple combo of turmeric, salt and pepper + coconut oil. Remember, turmeric is much more effective if it's taken with pepper and fat.
- Mug full of Bone Broth
- 1 teaspoon Dr. Bronner's Coconut Oil
- Dash of Turmeric
- Dash of Salt
- Dash of Pepper
Breakfast: Booger Smoothie
You can't get away from the ugly colored smoothies when you've got greens in your juice, but you can make it prettier by adding pretty healthy toppings like bee pollen and goji berries. I've already told you all about why Bee Pollen is the New Black and why Turmeric is my Favorite, but there are some other gems in here like Ginger Root (good for inlammation), Wheat Grass (known to be a healing agent, but not to be used in mass amounts on a regular basis) and Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (my favorite – and the most natural way to get extra protein in my smoothies). I was particularly proud of this combination of fruits and greens, as the flavor turned out delicious – which is not always a guarantee when your as ambitious as I am about stuffing every fruit and veggie imaginable into one Vitamix.
- Romaine Lettuce
- Ginger root
- Frozen Pineapple
- Frozen Mango
- Coconut Water
- Bee Pollen
- Wheat Grass
- Vital Proteins Collagen
- Goji Berries
Lunch: Fruits from my Roots Salad
I have a salad almost every day. I know to some that sounds boring. But I don't see it that way. With the pure number of fruits and vegetables, spices and seasonings, and nuts and seeds in this world – there are endless combinations to what you can stuff in a bowl. This particular one reminded me of my childhood because I used two fruits that were staples in my house growing up – Avocados and Mangos. My Barbados-born dad was adamant about never wasting ANY of the fruit. So I'd always have to scrape that mango dry before I threw away the skin. Don't worry Dad, I made sure to get every last drop 😉
- Romaine Lettuce
- Sliced Cucumber
- Chopped Mango
- Chopped Avocado
- Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette (Balsamic Vinegar + Red Chili Pepper + Salt + Pepper + Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Dinner: Hormone Balancing Meatballs + Paleo Pasta
You guys have already heard me sing the praises of my hormone balancing meatballs. You'll see these pop up on my dinner table (and my Instagram feed) often because they're so easy and so damn good. I love coming home from work, and pulling out a few already-made delicious meatballs from the freezer. All I have to do is simmer them in bone broth for 10 minutes or so in a saute pan. They are part of my fertility diet, but I highly recommend them to anybody who is looking to balance their hormones. My favorite thing to top them with is "Paleo Pasta" which is really just a combination of any vegetable I can spiralize. In this case, I used a Sweet Potato, Zucchini and Yellow Squash.
- Spiralized Sweet Potato >> sautéed in Dr. Bronner's coconut oil and sprinkled with Salt, Pepper and Cinnamon.
- Sprialized Zucchini and Squash >> sautéed in Dr. Bronner's coconut oil and sprinkled with Salt, Pepper and Herbs de Provence.
- Hormone Balancing Meatballs, defrosted from frozen by simmering in Bone Broth for 10-ish minutes.
Alrighty folks, that's all she wrote. Question: Did you like this post? Would you like to see more of what I eat in a day? Or could you care less? Comment below and let me know!