If you have never done a naked yoga class before but have considered it, you have probably thought about some of the following things: will people be staring at me? Will I be staring at others? Will my instructor adjust me during poses? Should I do some manicuring first? The thought of naked yoga is certainly intimidating at first. To give you the confident edge you’ve been looking for, consider trimming down your diet before starting.
A diet of different juice drinks and smoothies will cut any extra jiggle before this big day. Not only will you enter the class leaner, you will detoxify the systems of your body and be filled with great nutrition. The following recipes are all vegan and include the incredible yoga super foods: chia seeds, raw cacao powder, and spirulina. Here are a few recipes in the days leading up to your first naked yoga experience.
Tropical Chia Smoothie
¾ cup coconut milk, unsweetened (not the canned kind but the variety that can be found next to the soy milk)
1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
1 cup mango chunks, frozen
1 tbsp chia seeds
Pour coconut milk, mango, pineapple, and banana into a blender and mix until smooth. Pour in chia seeds and blend shortly, just until mixed in.
* Recipe courtesy of www.yummymummykitchen.com
Spinach and Spirulina Smoothie
Handful of strawberries, frozen
Handful of spinach
1 banana, sliced
1 tsp spirulina powder (or more depending on your personal preference)
1 tsp agave syrup
½ cup almond milk
Place the banana, strawberries, spinach, spirulina powder, agave, and almond milk into a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy right away.
* Recipe courtesy of wholefooddiary.com
Cherry Berry Beet Avocado Smoothie
1 cup fresh strawberries
½ cup fresh, pitted cherries
1 cup almond milk (maybe more depending on what is needed while blending)
2 tbsp cacao powder
4 large romaine leaves
1 small beet (raw if you have a high speed blender, roasted if you don’t)
Stevia to taste
Place all ingredients in a blender on high and drink right away.
* Recipe courtesy www.choosingraw.com
The benefits of chia seeds, cacao powder, and spirulina will give you just the edge you’re looking for in these fantastic smoothie recipes. If trying to lose a few pounds in general or before your first naked yoga experience, these recipes are intended as meal replacements. Low in calories but still packed with necessary protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, you will feel great and look great too.