If you’re like us, you indulged in a few goodies during the holiday season that you don’t normally eat. That’s fine. Sometimes, we need a bit of something decadent as a treat. But, as the New Year comes upon us, it’s time to recommit to a lifestyle of eating mostly nourishing food. It’s time to get back to healthy eating, and we have some delicious ways you can do just that.
The following are a few recipes that are yummy but super healthy. They’re recipes that you can use to make delicious food that also puts you on the right track to a fit future.
Detox Green Juice
As you enter 2016, take some time to purge anything that is not bringing you to the peak of wellness. You can do this, in part, by drinking a detoxifying green juice each day. This green juice is made from water-rich fruits and green veggies that help you flush out any bad stuff substances that might be hanging over from the holidays.
1 handful organic kale
1 celery stem
1 organic green apple (stem removed)
1 lemon (peeled)
Process all ingredients through a juicer. Makes 1 glass of juice.
Raw Pesto Pasta
This Raw Pesto Pasta is filled with water-rich veggies, and it’s unprocessed, giving you nourishment and pure food to clean up your diet.
1 cup spiralized raw zucchini (these are your noodles)
2 bunches fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup expeller-pressed olive oil
2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
1/2 teaspoon pink sea salt
1 cup organic arugula leaves, stemmed
1/2 cup organic cherry tomatoes, halved.
1/4 cup black olives, pitted and sliced.
Ingredients for Nut Parmesan
1/2 cup raw Brazil nuts
1/8 teaspoon garlic, peeled and crushed
Pinch of pink sea salt
1. Place spiralized zucchini noodles in a large bowl.
2. Combine basil, olive oil, garlic, and salt in a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour onto zucchini noodles.
3. Add arugula to zucchini noodles. Stir noodles, pesto, and arugula until well incorporated.
4. Prepare Nut Parmesan by pulsing Brazil nuts, garlic, and salt in a food processor or high-speed blender.
5. Serve noodles on individual plates topped with cut cherry tomatoes and olives. Sprinkle with a generous serving of Nut Parmesan.
In addition to making detoxifying, healthy recipes like the ones we’ve mentioned, it’s important that your New Year approach to health include drinking lots of water, getting adequate rest, keeping committed to your fitness routine, and staying positive in your outlook on life. As we begin the New Year, the staff at our A4 Fitness in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Culver City is looking forward to seeing you in our studios and talking with you more about a healthy and fit approach to living.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding thousands of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.