Tonight I seared my first steak (yes, steak) in ooh I don't know, my entire life. When I was fifteen years-old I gave up read meat, due to a sporadic yet strong interest in vegetarianism. As my Mum barbecued steaks and roasted lamb with fresh rosemary, I firmly pushed back my plate and stuck out my tongue. No way hoesay. My parents didn't really understand why, let alone where my decision came from, but they were relieved I was still eating a variety of fish, chicken, and eggs. Several years later I gave up chicken, followed by fish and eggs, as I wholeheartedly explored a vegan diet. I put my all into a vegan lifestyle, but it didn't nourish my body the way I wanted it to.
After a difficult year, struggling to achieve my optimum health goals, I really listened to my body and knew what I had to do. I eliminated legumes, grains, and dairy, welcomed animal protein and transformed my life. My digestion is optimum, I sleep like a baby, and my sweet tooth cravings are at an all time low. I'm no longer snacking between meals or waking up as if I haven't slept. I am blown away by the instant and positive changes.
Tonight I made Elana's paleo friendly goji power bars, with a twist, which I'll share with you soon ;)
But first, I'd like to make a special toast to embracing change and living an organic, holistic, and flexible lifestyle.
Spicy N' Full Beetroot "Wine"Yields approximately 3-4 glasses of 'wine'
- 4 small beets, including leaves
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 apple (I used an organic pink lady apple)
- 3 stocks celery
- 2 leaves kale
- 1 linch ginger
Sipping on my 'wine' I feel proud and strong to have honoured my self and my body.
Cheers to optimum health,