8) Don’t Be Thrifty: Don’t be scared to spend money food. Budget yourself where you can buy healthy food. Nowadays people buy unhealthy food because it is cheaper, but you have to spend to get the healthy things.
9) Skip Starches: Laird is very strict when it comes to starches. In fact he reveals, “If I eat any bread, it makes me want to go to sleep. In general, I avoid wheat and other starchy foods such as potatoes, rice, and pasta. I’m not saying I’ll never eat a waffle or a sandwich, but it’s a rare thing, and I’m not going out of my way to do it.”
10) Eat Sustainable Foods: “The closer it is to the wild, the better.” Make sure the protein you are buying is not laced with things you cannot even pronounce; make sure it is completely fresh.
Laird Hamilton’s breakfast smoothie recipe below:
1 tablespoon Catie’s Organic Greens (energyessentials.com)
1 tablespoon Catie’s Vitamin C Plus (energyessentials.com)
1 scoop Neuro 1 (nutrition53.com)
2 scoops Muscle Milk protein powder (cytosport.com)
1 tablespoon Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 Blend (udoerasmus.com)
1-2 frozen bananas
1 cup frozen berries (any kind; I like blueberries, boysenberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries)
½ cup organic apple or cherry juice or hemp milk
½ cup filtered water
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and mix at ice-crushing speed for 30 seconds. For a lighter version, eliminate the juice (or hemp milk) and substitute an additional ½ cup water, reduce the protein powder to 1 scoop, and use just 1 teaspoon oil and half of a frozen banana.
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Fitness Correspondent: Stefani Romagnoli