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|
|While drinking this I like to write in my journal and get my food ready for|
the day to take to work.
|5:20 AM: Pre-workout snack: Quinoa Chia Crunch cereal with rice milk.|
Workout: 60 minutes of Bethenny Frankel's Body By Bethenny Yoga DVD. Never mind that big blue, red, and yellow thing in the background...that's my girls' bouncy house and this is what it looks like when it's deflated.
|This DVD gives me such a good stretch.|
Here's a preview of the workout DVD...
Then I come upstairs and make my breakfast smoothie...
I blend it all up and pour it into my mega mug and leave a little in a bowl for Mila to have for her breakfast.
|7:30 AM: Breakfast smoothie. I make one smoothie and share a portion with|
Mila (as Avery is not a fan).
|With my smoothie buddy.|
After I leave for work, I oil pull in the car. In case you don't know, oil pulling is where you swoosh coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes or so and then spit it out. It can help improve oral health as well as helping your body detox, among other issues. Here's a post I did a while back on the topic, "Oil Pulling: What is it & How to do it."
|Just oil pulling while I drive.|
Sweet Potato Biscuits". I like to top these some Earth Balance vegan butter and Trader Joe's no sugar added strawberry jelly.
|I warm them up in my handy little toaster oven.|
|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 organic corn tortilla chips.
|2:30 PM: Snack time, for this I've been having|
one of my favorite new snacks: a protein
Chia Protein Drink
- 1 1/2 cups of rice milk or non-dairy milk
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons of Sarvaa Superfood Pacha Protein
- 3 Tablespoons of chia seeds
Combine all ingredients into a jar and shake well. Store in the fridge for at least 20 minutes for the chia seeds to gel up.
Then I later in the afternoon I drive home and then it's time for green juice. I try to wait 2 hours after my chia drink before my green juice.
|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, 3/4 a large cucumber *all organic
|Then in comes my green juice helper. Since it's a slow masticating juicer it's|
safer for her to help me with and she loves it.
|Then it's time to drink up!|
|In comes green juice buddy #2!|
Homemade Oven Roasted Fries
|2. Spread them onto a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.|
|3. After 15 minutes of cooking, take them out and flip them so they can|
cook on the other side. Place them back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
|4. Then take them out and let them cool.|
|Once they have cooled, they are ready to serve. We love having them|
with some organic ketchup.
|6:45 PM Dinner: "Mushroom Broccoli Skillet" with short grain brown rice,|
broccoli, mushrooms, and a homemade vegan cheese sauce.
|We love to have it with some gluten-free toast.|
|Dessert: Gluten-free, vegan mini chocolate cupcakes from Minimalist Baker|
and my "Healthier Vegan Frosting" colored naturally with
India Tree's Natural Food Colors.
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. See you next week for my next green tip!