Just a reminder, I follow a gluten-free, vegan, no-GMO diet!
So here's my food for the day:
No time for the video? Here it is in picture form:
|5:00 AM Warm lemon water: 8 oz. warm water + juice of 1 lemon|
|5:20 AM: Pre-workout snack: peanut butter on toast|
|I use this Food for Life Sprouted Gluten Free Bread with Trader Joe's Organic|
Creamy Peanut Butter.
Workout: 60 minutes of Suzanne Bowen's BarreAmped Workout DVD. Read more of why I love this workout DVD in this post, "My Workout Routine".
Here's a preview of the DVD I did today: Suzanne Bowen's BarreAmped
Then I come upstairs and make my breakfast smoothie...
- 1 1/2 scoops Sunwarrior Chocolate Warrior Blend
- 1 1/2 cups of Trader Joe's Rice Drink
- 1-2 cups organic spinach
- 4 frozen banana halves
- 5 frozen strawberries
Blend + serve.
|6:45 AM: Breakfast smoothie. I make one smoothie and share a portion with|
Mila (as Avery is not a fan).
I eat it while I take a shower and get ready for the day. Here's my make up, flax seed hair gel, and my phone. I love the app, Audible since it lets me listen to books, as I don't have as much time to read them these days. The book I've been loving lately on there is Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game. Any other Audible or Tony Robbins fans?
|Then by about that time I get Avery and Mila all ready to go...and we|
read a few books.
|Just oil pulling while I drive...nothing to see here other drivers. ( :|
|First up, all you need are: some rice milk or water, a sweetener (I like this|
brand Lakanto) and some Ancient Harvest Quinoa Hot Cereal Flakes.
|Here's a close up of the flakes...|
|1. Bring 2 cups of water or rice milk to a boil.|
|2. Add in 2/3 cup of quinoa flakes (I do 2 servings), you could just do|
one if you wanted. Then stir for 90 seconds while it boils.
|3. Remove from the heat and let it cool, it will start to thicken. Then you|
can add some flavor. I add 1 1/2 Tbs. Lakanto sweetener and 1/4 tsp.
salt. It kind of reminds me of Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal from back
in the day.
|Here's the finished "Quinoa Oatmeal" that packs around 8g of protein and|
5g of fiber.
|Then around 12:00 I start warming up lunch with my hot plate. Read here|
about how and why I don't use a microwave.
|12:10 PM: Lunch: "Naughty and Nice Vegan Enchilada Casserole" from the|
blog, Oh She Glows with some Late July's "Chia and Quinoa Corn Tortilla Chips"
and Trader Joe's Guacamole. Instead of making our's into a casserole,
we skip the baking step, and make it more like a Chili Mac.
|1:15 PM: Drink up time: Daily Chia Seed Drink: 2 cups water+ 3 Tbs. chia|
seeds + 1 packet of SweetLeaf Stevia + juice from 1 lemon. I drink this
from around 1:00 to 3:00.
|2:30: Afternoon Snack: Leftover "Vegan Cheesy Casserole". Leftovers|
are one of my favorite things to have for an afternoon snack, or basically
my "second lunch" as I sometimes call it. It uses up the extra food hanging
around the fridge and it tastes yummy too!
Then around 5 PM I head home to be with this little one (and her sister and dad!), who has recently started "smiling" for the camera. It's too funny. Case in point...
|"Cheese" while she hangs out in the fridge.|
|5:15 PM Green Juice: 2-3 stalks of swiss chard, 1 gala apple, 1 knob of ginger|
3 stalks of celery, 1/2 a lemon peeled, 1/2 a large cucumber *all organic
|When Mila hears me turn on the juicer she usually comes running, ready|
to help me drop the fruits and veggies into the juicer.
|"Cheese" again while making our juice.|
|Then I go off and share my green juice with her and Avery.|
|1. First he spreads butter on the bread, Earth Balance Soy-Free Vegan Butter that is.|
We have Food for Life Gluten-Free, Brown Rice bread and he just uses
Rudi's Whole Wheat Bread.
|2. Then he lays the slices of Daiya Cheddar Style Block cheese, that he's peeled|
into these skinny slices, onto the bread.
|3. Next he cooks it on the cast iron pan for several minutes.|
|4. Then he flips it to get the other side cooked.|
|5. Then they're done!|
|This is my favorite non-homemade vegan tomato soup by Imagine brand.|
We simply pour 2 containers of it into a large stock pot and let it come to a
simmer then we're done with it.
|As I mentioned above we pair this with some organic russet potatoes|
and baby bella mushrooms that have been roasted at about 425 degrees for
40 minutes or so.
|6:45 Dinner: Vegan Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup with Roasted|
Potatoes and Mushrooms
|We recently swapped out chairs on one side of our kitchen table for a bench|
and I love it. Avery does too as she always cuddles with me while we eat.
|Dessert: 1/8 cup of Lily's Sweets Baking Chips (stevia-sweetened)|
Sometimes I don't have the time or energy to cook a fancy dessert or even just
a regular dessert, so I pour some chocolate chips into a measuring cup and eat
those for my dessert. Quick, easy, and satisfies my sweet tooth.
Anyone else like to eat just plain chocolate chips? ( :
Then I'm done for the day. I try to stop eating around 7:00 or so and I got to bed around 9 or 9:30 PM.
Did you see any food you like or currently eat? Share below and look forward to seeing you all for next month's "what I ate" post! If you want to keep the "what I ate today" posts going, check out last month's "Vegan What I Ate Today" post...
See you next time greenies!