All You Can Eat & it costs under $10 for the entire day… (read all the way through to get a day’s worth of food for $8.26 plus all the vitamins & minerals you need & the perfect balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fats all for around 1,500 calories)
|Guacamole one week later. Look Ma’ no browning|
Instead of making sickening beverages out of nourishing citrus, how about taking some limes, like the bag of 10 limes I bought for a dollar at the dollar store. Squeeze the juice of one lime and mix it with three cloves of minced garlic, also from the dollar store, four bulbs for a dollar. Add that to two mashed avocados, at four for a dollar. And blend everything with half a bunch of chopped cilantro which was three bunches for…you guessed it…one dollah! Add a dash of sea salt and pepper and “voila,” you’ve just whipped up a tasty batch of guacamole for mere pennies per serving. To keep your guac fresh longer, place a lime rind in your guacamole container to keep it from browning. Everyone tells you to place an avocado seed with the guacamole but I have never found this to be an effective method.
|Guacamole, Harissa & Pesto|
Today I’m teaching you quick, easy, and inexpensive ways to flavor your food. Pesto, guacamole and harissa are your crayons which you can use however you like to “color” your food with flavor, nutrition and of course, color.
Below are the ingredients for making your colorful creations. Your job now is to assemble them in as many ways as you see fit. And don’t be afraid to color outside the lines.
|Harissa & Brown Rice|
I love reheated brown rice and harissa for breakfast, eaten about 90 minutes before a powerful workout. Then I can workout for at least two hours. Now that’s fuel to burn.
For a complete meal, serve with a 6oz potato, diced & steamed (the potato should be the size you can hold in the palm of your hand), plus 2 oz Tuna. Toss warm potatoes & tuna with 2 Tbsp pesto and place mixture on top of 2 cups mixed greens.
For a complete meal, mix 2 Tbsp harissa with 1/2 cup brown rice. Sauté 1 clove minced garlic with 1 tsp olive oil, 3 cups spinach, 2 cups (5oz) chopped crimini mushrooms. Serve with 3 oz steamed white fish. (NOTE: I added the white fish to increase the protein although, without the fish the protein was 12g. The fish also provides B12 which can only be obtained from animal sources and nutritional yeast. The omega-3’s were not increased significantly with the addition of the fish. There are plenty of omega-3’s in spinach & canola oil.)
Mushrooms are the riches plant source of vitamin D, a nutrient that is difficult to get in the diet, period. Mushrooms are also rich in selenium & zinc, two minerals that are essential components of your body’s own antioxidant defense system. Plants aren’t the only ones who make antioxidants. We do too, but we need the right nutrients to help our antioxidant defense system work effectively. Zinc is normally highest in animal sources, but mushrooms are a rich plant source.