When you’re first transitioning to a Paleo Lifestyle, the amount of nutrient dense foods thrown at you can be a little overwhelming.
Eat raw sauerkraut!
Don’t forget your fermented cod liver oil!
Never leave the house without your sardines and liverwurst!
Okay…maybe it was just overwhelming for me.
When I first started eating a whole food diet, I stuck with pretty basic foods: veggies, meat and fruit.
It wasn’t until I got the basics under my belt that I started incorporating some superfoods into my routine. Honestly, the thought of getting all of my vitamins and minerals from food had me dumbfounded.
I had no idea how I would get all the nutrition I needed if I wasn’t taking a multivitamin.
Slowly, but surely I started incorporating more and more ancestral superfoods into my day, and now I’ve got a schedule that works for me.
So, I thought I’d share my Superfood Nourishment Routine with you so you can see how I do.
In the mornings, I slide out of bed and fix my coffee with coconut oil and grass-fed butter.
I also take a 1/2 tsp of Fermented Code Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend from Green Pasture. Call me crazy, but I actually like the taste of it…so I just scoop a little into my mouth and swallow it down.
When I’m hungry for breakfast, I’ll fix some eggs, and throw them over greens with some raw sauerkraut on the side. (My sauerkraut is Bubbie’s brand– still working out the kinks in my own fermentation process.)
Recently in the afternoons, I’ve been snacking on chicken liver pate with either some plantain chips or sliced veggies.
I usually also have some kombucha in the afternoon. Either my own brew… …or, if I’m feeling like a big spender, some GT brand.
I might also have a cube or two of herbal tea Jello as a snack in the afternoon.
Then after dinner, when I’m looking for something warm in my belly, I’ll have a cup of broth.
It might seem like I’m jam-packing my day with weird, nutrient dense foods, but it doesn’t feel that way to me.
The description above is typical of when I have all my ish together– I’ve taken time to prepare everything (broth, pate, jello, kombucha). 30% of the time, I will have been too lazy to prepare one or more of these things…in which case, I’ll either buy it or go without.
You can see there are some foods that I still haven’t worked in there. The next foods on my list? Brewer’s yeast for some chromium, oily fishes for omega 3 fatty acids and a wider variety of offal.
My Nourishment Routine is a work in progress.
Do you eat ancestral superfoods on a daily basis? What tips and tricks do you have for packing your day with nutrients?