Easy Recipes to Transition to Clean Eating
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Clean eating is not a diet, it’s a mindset shift to a healthy way of life. You may be asking yourself “Where do I start, I don’t know what to make”. The first step is to take inventory of your fridge and cabinets. Make a list of items you’ll need to replace, toss out the junk food. Best of all you’ll save time and money at the grocery store not buying the extra junk. Local fruit stands or farmer’s markets are a great way to get the freshest fruit and veggies with the added bonus of supporting small businesses in your community, and I’ve found the fruit and veggies taste better. While at the store, check the ingredient labels, not all prepacked or prepared food is bad. A good rule to follow is to pick items with ingredients you can understand and pronounce. Avoid fast food, processed foods, and soft drinks, or fruit juice with added sugar and artificial ingredients.
Find a balance that works for you keeping in mind your goal of developing clean and sustainable eating habits. If you have a busy schedule take a day to meal prep your meals for the week. Mason jars work great for overnight oats or salads. Prep your sauces or soup base ahead of time so they are ready to go. You can even find fruits and veggies pre-cut and ready to cook.
We want to share with you some easy recipes to transition into clean eating from our Healthy Lifers Community. You can access more great ideas in our Healthy Lifers Community or one of our healing with joy & food digital books developed in collaboration with Holistic Nutritionist Gabriele Zoebl.
Blueberry Basil Smoothie
Blueberries are packed with powerful antioxidants, they burn fat, boost your immune system, and many more benefits. Basil helps combat stress, promotes healthy liver function, lowers cholesterol, and lowers blood glucose levels. We love this smoothie to start our day.
11 Ingredients 10 Minutes 2 Servings
2 cups Frozen Blueberries
½ Avocado (small, pitted, peeled)
10 Basil Leaves
1 tbsp Tahini
1 ⅓ tbsps Bee Pollen
2 tbsps Hemp Seed
1 oz Collagen Powder (1 serving size)
1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
1 cup Kale Leaves
2 tbsps Organic Dark Chocolate Chips (Nips, raw)
1 tbsp Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed, to taste)
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
Garnish with chocolate chips. Enjoy immediately!
Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast
Salmon is filled with protein, a good source of Omega-3 and contains calcium, iron, and vitamins A, B, and D lowers bad cholesterol and raises your good cholesterol. Salmon is also known to improve brain activity and works as an anti-depressant. Avocado reduces inflammation, contains more potassium than bananas, boosts your immune system.
7 Ingredients 5 Minutes 2 Servings
2 slices Organic Bread (toasted)
3 ozs Smoked Salmon (cut into bite-sized pieces)
¼ Yellow Onion (thinly sliced)
1 tsp Capers
1 tbsp Fresh Dill (chopped)
½ tsp Lemon Juice
Mash the avocado onto your toast. Next add the smoked salmon, yellow onion, capers, dill, and lemon juice. Enjoy!
Clean Eating Recipe Notes
No Yellow Onion - Use red or green onion instead.
No Bread - Use a large cracker or flatbread.
Gluten-Free - Use gluten-free toast or crackers.
No Dill - Use another fresh herb such as parsley.