Shiva Rea: What to Eat Before a Long Day of Yoga

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Have you ever wondered what you should eat before a workshop, festival, or a long day of yoga? Shiva Rea provides a glimpse into her diet in this Washington Post interview.

Shiva tells the Post:

Leave yourself an hour and a half or two hours’ digestion time beforehand. When going for a whole day of yoga, you need to eat. And bring snacks: raw walnuts, raw almonds, fruit.I would make breakfast and lunch. In California, we worship avocados. It tends to be dry here, and they’re a great source of healthy fats. I use them in wraps. I also make a pesto with walnuts, basil and olive oil. I don’t even use garlic. It’s so good.You could make a fantastic omelet with lots of vegetables. Whatever feels healthy and wholesome is always going to give you good energy, especially if it has healthy carbs, fats and protein.I’m into food. Food is our fuel. Everybody’s ancestry plays a role. Whole foods always taste the best, as opposed to packaged, processed.

Shiva goes on to say that she was vegan for about 16 years -- but she's not vegan anymore. Shiva says her "body loves goat cheese and sheep cheese" and occasionally eats fish. What's her indulgence? Coconut ice cream made with coconut milk!

You can check out the entire interview over at the The Washington Post here.

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