So you're thinking...'RawFitnessChallenge'??? Am I going to be eating broccoli for 30 days? Well although I use the word 'Raw', this challenge is in no way only 'raw' foods! RawFitnessTV.com and Raw Fitness personal training use the word RAW to describe the approach to nutrition, exercise and lifestyle habits. RAW can stand for Real, Authentic, Wholesome in relation to food, nutrition and lifestyle. RAW can stand for Ripped Ass Women or Ripped Awesome Workouts when it comes to exercise and fitness. Basically, I want you to be friendly to the environment and use what 'the good lord gave ya'! Food should be from the earth to your table, unprocessed, unrefined, organic farming practices, wholefoods baby! Exercise should be functional, bodyweight and minimal equipment and machinery. Your body weight is a sufficient amount of weight for your workouts to get you trim, slimmed, lean and toned...and feeling great! Get back to the basics! Oh, and there is more info about how to join the #Rawfitnesschallenge at the end of this post, so don't miss that! A fantasticly tasty meal that is aligned with the RawFitnessChallenge is my MacroVegan Sushi rolls made with Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Avocado & Zucchini. SO GOOD! AND SATISFYING!
If there is anything that could help satisfy a sweet tooth craving, it would be the combination of a slice of sweet potato, a slice of avocado on top, and a sprinkle of sea salt or dulse flakes...and if necessary a drizzle of agave...so good. But you put that combo into a sushi roll and you've got yourself a pretty delish meal for a warm summer night. Refreshing, satisfying, filling yet light. Remember, your dinner should not be super heavy and filling, you will be sedentary after din din and going to bed soon...so there is no reason to load up on the calories.
Super Satisfying Sweet Potato-Avocado Sushi (Macro-Vegan, RawFitnessChallenge worthy)
Sushi Ingredients: (All Organic)
- Quinoa (1/4 - 1/2 cup per person)
- Avocado (1/2 Avocado per person)
- Sweet Potato (1/4 - 1/2 Medium Sweet Potato per person)
- Zucchini, julienned (1/3 Large Zucchini)
- Ume Plum Vinegar 1 -2 tsp (or Apple Cider Vinegar)
- 1 Nori Sheet per person
Marinade Ingredients: (All Organic)
- A few dashes of dried basil, oregano, dill, pepper and dulse flakes
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ume plum vinegar
- 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
First combine marinade ingredients and put your julienned zucchini into a bowl with the marinade and let sit, to soften and infuse the zucchini. Cook sweet potatoes in a pressure cooker for about 10-15 minutes depending upon how many potatoes you're cooking. Remove from pressure cooker and place in tupperware on the side/countertop while you make other ingredients. Cook up your Quinoa before or during prep. You should soak your quinoa, then cook in pressure cooker for around 10 minutes. You can use it hot or chilled, it's up to you. Lay one nori sheet on a sushi mat, shiny side down. Place about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of Quinoa onto nori sheet and spread out over one half of the nori sheet. Drop a line of ume plum vinegar down the middle of the quinoa on the nori sheet. Lay your sweet potato slices (1/4 inch thick slices), avocado slices (1/8 inch thick), zucchini slices down the middle of the quinoa and drizzle the extra marinade over the quinoa evenly. Roll it up, slice it up and plate! I used any extra avocado, sweet potato and zucchini slices to put atop my romaine side salad. Very delicious and satisfying dinner for a warm summer night! Enjoy!
For the RawFitnessChallenge starting on July 1st read the blog post '30 Days to Re-Vamp'. Additionally, we will be chatting with eachother over the world wide web to keep each other motivated not only on Twitter.com but you can join the conversation and interactive community directly on Tweetchat.com too using the directions below. Remember, if you want to join the challenge you must post your 'commitment statement' on Twitter.com using hashtag #rawfitnesschallenge now...do it now...the instructions are in the '30 Days to Re-Vamp' post. And any tweets you make in reference to this challenge on twitter.com use the hashtag #rawfitnesschallenge.
Get Involved in the Interactive Online RawFitnessChallenge Community:
- Go to tweetchat.com
- Sign in using your twitter account on tweetchat.com
- Enter rawfitnesschallenge as the hashtag to follow.
- It will take you to a 'wall' with all the posts related to rawfitnesschallenge so we can share our experiences and keep each other motivated, share exercise routines and recipes, and do a little Q & A.
See you there! Make your commitment statement now!