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5 Foods That I Eat Every Day

1. Cucumber

I juice it every morning with other vegetables. It is so hydrating for the skin. Cucumber will make your skin look young and fresh.


I use kale in my salads as a green base; I add other veggies as well. Or I use it in my green smoothies (banana, apple 1 cup of water and kale). The other way to use kale is to juice it with other veggies and fruits. Kale contains lots of fiber, vitamins K and C, calcium.

3.Himalayan Pink Salt

Your body needs 1 teaspoon a day of a high quality salt. I love Pink salt, it is full of minerals and it makes everything tastes better! I add a pinch of Pink Salt at the very end, so I don’t destroy vitamins and minerals in a cooking process.

4. Olive Oil

Our bodies need a good fat to keep us healthy and slim. Choose Organic Cold Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Toss it in your salad instead of mayonnaise or any other commercial dressings. I use 2 – 4 Tablespoons a day.


Every morning I squeeze a fresh lemon in a glass of water for an extra detox. Contains Vitamin C for immune system, but the best quality of a lemon is that it keeps our body alkaline.

This is not the only food that I eat! Those 5 foods I include in my diet every single day TOGETHER with other whole foods: fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, dark chocolate, green tea, organic coffee and last but not least – pure clean water!


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14 Responses to 5 Foods That I Eat Every Day

  1. baumane September 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    Valentina,i love your posts!:) By the way-do you think there are some health benefits in coffee as a reason to drink it or its just something you can’t give up? As i see in pictures,you have very beutiful skin,I am trying to stop drinking it as i get very emotional if i drink it too much and really feel difference when i don’t ,my skin gets a lot better!

  2. Valentina Zelyaeva September 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Hi Ruta! i have to agree that coffee is not the best beverage to drink, but i love a freshly made organic cup of cappuccino with almond milk! i dont drink it every day, you are right, coffee makes a difference in your skin appearance – because coffee dehydrates your organs. If you cant give up a coffee, then make sure to drink lots of water and vegetable juices.
    also, try to limit yourself to just one cup of coffee a day. and make sure it is organic – because coffee plant is one of the most sprayed with pesticides plants out there. xoxo

  3. Lisa September 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    YUM! love all these foods to the extreme! Especially cucumber & kale. Would love to see one of your pasta dishes ;) so delicious. Mallory posted a great one too the other day. xoxo

  4. Anne-Marie September 15, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Yummy! What Pink Salt brand do you use? Would love to get some for myself. Xox Am

  5. Lisa September 16, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    Valentina – what type of organic coffee do you buy & what type of machine do you use to brew it? ;) I definitely agree with your view on coffee! I just make sure I drink extra water to balance out the coffee! xoxo

  6. Lisa September 17, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Thanks Val!! Is it an espresso maker ? Or just a simple coffee machine? I really want to buy a machine ;)) xoxo

  7. Valentina Zelyaeva September 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    i have this model –> “Delonghi Fully Automatic Compact Coffee Machine – ECAM23210B” xoxo

  8. Lisa September 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    Thanks Val! Looks amazing :)) xoxo

  9. Anne-Marie September 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Hi Valentina, Thanks! I was at One Lucky Duck a few days ago and saw the salts. I thought let me wait for Valentina’s answer before I buy it ;) Will buy it next time I’m there! I trust your judgment. Xx Am

  10. Viviana September 19, 2011 at 6:15 am #

    How do you make your juices? In a blender or a juicer? And with water or milk or something? Love, Viviana

  11. Valentina Zelyaeva September 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    hi, Viviana! i make my juices with a juicer –> “Green Star”. you can add water to your juices, but i prefer without it. kiss xx

  12. abigail October 9, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    So inspirational Valentina. I find the foods you’ve listed to be excellent for balancing the body from stress, overwork, and even the occasional (organic) coffee treat, as they are packed with vitamins & minerals. Excellent tips xxx

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