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What is Nutrient Dense Food? (Scroll down for recipes)

Nutrient Dense Food is just that nutrients without the garbage. So why make the change? To become more alkaline and the more you can keep your body alkaline the better you will feel and the faster you will recover from activities. One option is eating raw so don’t cook your food and don’t eat anthing that you can’t eat raw. Although 100% raw is very drastic and NOT really recommended for active social lives – small changes to what you eat to begin with, is your best option.

If you want to try eating raw the best way to start is to replace one of your meals with a big salad for either lunch or dinner – make sure to add some high level extras to your salad like… Chia seeds, Nutrional Yeast, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Hemp seeds and have a homemade dressing – pine nuts are great too. Many of these extras are a great protein source. If you think you are up for changing everything you eat then try shooting for 80% raw. The first step is to replace your meals with some nutrient dense foods. Try a green shake for breakfast (recipe is below) and a big salad for lunch. Slowly cancel the meat protein and replace it with hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, cooked quinoa and whatever else you like on your salad. There is a basic dressing listed below.

You may suffer from headaches and other symptoms when making the changes but they will go away and so will the cravings.

The more nutrient dense your food is….. which may end up having less calories – that’s okay because your body can actually use all those nutrients and you don’t have to fill it up with extra calories.

Some high level extras to add your shakes are…. hemp protein, maca (very small amount), Chlorella or if you don’t like the taste of those then maybe try some Vega products. If you are adding protein just make sure it’s plant based and not whey. Your body will preform better and recover better on the plant protein.

The nice thing about eating 80% raw is if you want to have beer or a steak for dinner go ahead and the next day start with a green shake and you are starting another day eating raw.

For more information on nutrient dense food check out ‘The Thrive Diet” and the ‘Thrive Fitness” by Brendan Brazier. Or sign up for Thrive in 30 for more great information. http://thrivein30.com/sign-up-now/

If you have any questions on eating raw or nutrient dense – post a question.

Check out the recipes below.

Avocado Papaya Salad

Blender Breakie

Homemade Ginger Ale

Crunchy Coconut Granola

Killer Cranberry Orange Energy Balls

Chocolate Energy Balls

Pineapple Power Shake

Lisa’s Firey Fresh Salsa

Cool Cabbage Coleslaw

Basic Balsamic Salad Dressing

Green Energy Shake

Backpackers Pumpkin Bread

Butternut Squash Soup

Tortilla, Chicken, and Salsa Soup

Gluten Free Pancakes

Quinoa Greek Salad

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse

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