Detox Resolution

Happy New Year to you all. It has been definitely an amazing summer in this part of The world Queenstown – New Zelaand.I love wearing light clothes and go for a walk in the sunshine, it reminds my home country Colombia. Beautiful and warm all year long!

Another Christmas is over and I have to say that I enjoyed so much my sweet, cakes, wine and extra food during the happiest time of the year. Christmas is about love, sharing, laugh and compassion with our loved ones. One of our primary food are relationships If we are sharing a good time with our loved ones, our health will shine from the inside out.

The only inconvenience about overeating is feeling bloated, constipated and everything that comes with that.When I feel this happens I know what I have to do, going back to my routines, having a cup of green tea the next morning and through The day If I need it and cutting out all the extra calories that I have the day before.

January… the whole world is turning towards being super body focused. Obsessing about diet, working out, and weight loss. Just 1% will say something like reduce the carbon footprints or read more books, laugh more. I like the word judgment as we use to judge how our body should be or why this person has that body, instead of appreciating what we have, and how we are.

“Judgment Detox”

What is your Judgment Detox this year?

What does it mean?

It is a beautiful practice. That means that you are more conscious of the ways you separate yourself from others and the world.

This requires an inventory of your thoughts, words and actions. When you look at the ways you judge, we judge ourselves.

What actions would you like to take this year? Maybe eating less saturated fats or eating less red meat? or maybe including whole foods or becoming vegan or exercise one more day a week, maybe drink more water or exercise more with your kids?

What is your action? and what is the cause of that change?

When I witness my judgment I can be proud of my willingness to heal and grow.

My Judgement Detox this year is being grateful every single day for all we have, stop dieting and start nourishing, it is time to stop counting calories.

I will teach my kids the benefits of eating real food, eat fat from whole food sources, eat carbs from real food sources and animal protein from real food sources,and If its animal protein make sure the animal has been raised eating the food it is supposed to eat not what humans have decided makes them grow faster.

To finish do the next healthy thing.

I don’t like the sentence YEAR RESOLUTION. When we make a resolution we try to plan the next month or the next year but honesty is a trap. We cannot control what is going to happen around the road. Pledging of going to the gym four days a week or never eat chocolate or cake for a year is a recipe for failure. So forget the future.Make the next healthy choice for yourself right now.When you follow this approaches you will find them easy as time goes on.

And remember to make your health a priority, and watch your health and body transform, and just as wonderfully free yourself from a life lived in the fear of weight gain, calorie counting, deprivation and never feeling good enough!

Your tomorrow depends on how you eat today!

My recipe for today is:

with love Andrea

SPINACH AND SHRIMP SALAD WITH ORANGE VINAIGRETTE

cooking preparation: 25 mins 330 calories

17 gr total fat

5 gr saturated fat

22 gr protein

23 gr carbohydrate 3 gr dietary fibre

FOR VINAIGRETTE:

3 Tablespoons (45ml) freshly squeezed orange juice (juice of one orange)

2 tablespoons ( 10 ml) rice vinegar

1 tsp honey

1/2 dijon mustard

1 tbsp extra virgin oil

1 pinch of salt

Whisk orange juice, vinegar, honey, mustard in a medium bowl.Drizzle in the oil while whisking. Add the warm shrimp and marinate for a few minutes in the dressing.

FOR SALAD

5 ounces (140 gr) cooked shrimps(about 1 1/4 cups) peeled tails removed

4 cups or 120 gr fresh spinach

8 thin slices or parmesan cheese halved diagonally 1/4 cup slivered dried apricots

1 medium shallot thinly sliced

2 tbs sliced almonds toasted

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper.

Combine spinach, cheese, apricots, shallot, almonds, and pepper in another medium bowl.Pour in vinaigrette holding back the shrimp. Toss salad with tongs and divide among salad bowls.

Place shrimp atop salad in each bowl and enjoy immediately.

With love and Happy New Year.

AndreaP