Our society is weight obsessed. We are constantly forced to look at ourselves, and compare our bodies to the perfectly sculpted ones of the rich and famous. How is it physically possible to get to the gym, eat well, hold down a full time job, keep a family running, all while having a perfect slim body complete with 6 pack abs? I’ll tell you the answer…. SOMETIMES ITS NOT.
It took me a long time to realize, that we have to be realistic with the bodies that have been given to us. You know that friend who eats anything she wants, and still looks amazing in a bikini right after downing a large burger and fries? Yea, she was born that way. So, while you nibble on carrot sticks, regretting the fact that you had a bite of your husbands pizza at lunch, she can indulge while never gaining a pound.
Thats all well and good for her, but lets take a look INSIDE. Looking good does not directly equate to being HEALTHY. In fact, lots of “Skinny” people have really poor eating habits. Most importantly, it is how we feel as a result of what we put into our bodies. If you put junk into your body, your body is going to feel like junk. Plain and simple.
Substitutions are Key to having a healthy body.
Here is one of my new favorite substitutions.
Cacao Quinoa ICE CREAM
makes about 3 servings
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 packet Sambazon acai berry smoothie packet (optional)
- 1 cup coconut milk (carton)
- 6oz (1/2 cup) 0%fat greek yogurt (or any substitution yogurt)
- 3-4 tbs cacao powder
- stevia to taste
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 1 TBS gojii berries
- 1 TBS cacao nibs
Blend all of your except Quinoa, gojii and cacao nibs in a blender until smooth. Transfer liquid to a tupperware and add in the remaining ingredients. Place in the freezer for about 3 hours (I recommend stirring about every 40 min if you can). ENJOY!!!
So here you have it, another way to indulge without the guilt. All the while putting healthy super foods into your body…. this is a win!!!!