It is very difficult to eat the meals I create at home while traveling the globe. Although I did find an amazing superfood bar at the SPG Palacio del Inka Hotel in Cusco. My diet is very healthy and considered a detox diet in itself. I try to incorporate superfoods and as much raw as I can. Whenever I get back from any trips I stick to this 7-Day Travel Detox diet below. The best motivator in my opinion is track everything in an app. My favorite is myfitnesspal mainly because it has a vast food database and tracks the water you drink as well.
Drink Water, Coconut Water, and Matcha Tea
Start out every morning with a detox drink. Mix water with fresh squeezed lemon, cayenne pepper, and organic honey. Also, take a probiotic pill which promotes a healthy digestive tract. Throughout the day drink at least eight glasses of water. The best way to keep track of this is to use the app.
Since I came back from Japan, I have been obsessed with drinking Matcha every morning instead of coffee. Out of all the antioxidants, the main component in Matcha, EGCg, is widely recognized for its cancer fighting properties. In a small cup mix 1 tsp of Matcha, add some hot water, and whisk vigorously with a wooden whisk until the tea is frothy.
After working out everyday I like to drink a coconut water to stay hydrated. Traveling can de-hydrate your skin BIG time. Especially airplane travel and some hotels. I like the 100% raw or any other organic kind I can get at the grocery store.
Breakfast: Acai Bowls
This is a staple in my diet. Depending on how much hemp and chia seed you add to the mix, it can be equivalent to the amount of protein you would get from eggs.
How to make: In a Ninja Master Prep (or any other blender–i just prefer the ninja) add a cup of ice and a cup of coconut milk. Add three tablespoons of Acai Powder, one tablespoon of Maca or Camu Powder, and one tablespoon of Chia Seeds. Blend together. I buy all of my Acai Powder on Amazon. It is so much more expensive at Whole Foods.
Pour into a bowl. Top with a tablespoon of Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, and unsweetened Coconut Flakes. Cut up some pineapple or blueberries for the top and drizzle with a tablespoon of honey. I do not like to use too much fruit on top because of the sugar.
Lunch: Superfood Salad
After the Acai bowl you should be feeling pretty full until lunchtime. I usually eat my superfood salad around 2pm depending on how much work I have to do of course. I mix kale and spinach and include peas, carrots, garbanzo beans, almonds, raw pumpkin seeds, cucumbers, and broccoli. I replace protein with the garbanzo beans and nuts, but if that isn’t enough for you, then you can add your favorite protein. For dressing I love to use Whole Foods avocado vinaigrette. Since you are unable to buy it from the bottle, I usually fill up 5 or 6 dressing containers and take it to go. The best thing is they never charge me for it at Whole Foods.
Dinner: Protein and Vegetables
The key here is to make your meal look very colorful. I eat mostly fish, but sometimes I will have a meat craving. I like to cook shrimp or snapper with bok choy and jasmine rice. The main idea is to have a healthy balance of protein, vegetables, and try incorporate sweet potatoes.