I’ve had a crazy few weeks… 4am starts, 12am wraps, you know – all those glam ‘life of a model’ moments. Nothing I hate more than eating stuff that makes me feel lethargic, heavy and clogged. Unfortunately when working long hours or late sometimes models have to choose between skipping a meal or eat fatty, processed, or chemically treated food! Certainly not the ideal for a gorgeous figure and face that needs using again tomorrow, the day after, and hopefully the day after that.
Little collage of my green juice, quinoa salad, and lovely location of one of my shoots last week.
I usually pack an enormous fridge bag full of dehydrated snacks, green juices, organic salad vege’s and fresh fruits, bottles of my ‘Supergorgeous Almond Mylk‘ and plenty of raw chocolate options for snacking, such as my raw cacao protein bars (from the book), goji berries and cacao beans, and a nice big slab of raw chocolate.
It lasts a few days…
This time, unfortunately I ran out.
I was driving 4 hours homeward bound, late at night with only a few hours sleep from the night before and soo tired. I was wishing I had some delicious SOMETHING to keep me awake and there was no organic coffee, or organic anything at the service stations… So I asked for something crazy! I wanted a Chia Latte but without the ‘powder’ they make it on which is full of sugar, flavourings and other evil things… but they couldn’t get their head round that one, so I asked for a ‘Earl Grey’ (delicious tealeaves infused with Bergamot) Latte with a big pinch of cinnamon and a spoonful of honey and, made on non GM soy (lucky they had this!). It was the best of a bad bunch and ended up tasting delicious! I drank it with the last of my dehydrated cacao cookies and felt very thankful.
My delish raw cacao cookies, makes for perfect travel food ;)
On another big drive home I was fortunate enough to have access to a Boost Juice bar (a juice bar chain all over Australia) where I custom ordered a beetroot, pineapple, lemon and ginger juice and asked them to create a frappe with it adding in frozen mango, and green tea powder and it was PERFECT!
Organic farmers market tomatoes made a yummy energising snack!
I’m writing this post to encourage you to be bold! Go ahead, ask for crazy things to suit your needs! Even in places that you think won’t have anything you could eat. The more we do this the more people will realise the need to have healthier, raw, GF/ DF/ SF, organic, non-GM etc options available in places where now there is only fast food as an option.
Love Abigail xxx