Hello and welcome back!
First of all, I’d like to thank you all for such an amazing feedback on my previous post. I’m so thankful you guys enjoyed it, I couldn’t wish for a better response, I really appreciate your kind words, shares and likes. You guys are awesome!
As you can see, I’ve made another WHAT I EAT IN A DAY post. I hope you don’t mind, because I really enjoy making these and it seems like the feeling is mutual, at least I hope it is. But don’t worry, once I’m fully recovered and ready to get back to my 5-6 times a week gym routine, I’ll be showing off my vegan gains, tips and pics, as well as diet, because it’s slightly different when I’m training from what it is now. But until then,
Let’s see what I had for
As per usual, in a sunny summer day, my mornings start with a cold and refreshing smoothie. This morning I had a green protein smoothie (we already know, that I love anything that’s green. The greener, the better!). Please let me know, if you prefer to see the ingredients that I’ve used as well or just the end product. Sometimes it’s hard to take an aesthetically pleasing picture of kale and spinach, hah.
The ingredients are:
- VivoLife Raw Plant Protein & BCAA Madagascan Vanilla flavour
- 26g Neil’s Yard Wholefoods oats
- 7g Naturya Raw Organic Maca Powder
- 3g Aduna Baobab Superfruit Powder
- 11g Naturya Organic Chia Seeds
- 1 ripe banana
- 32 g kale
- 68 g spinach
- 350 ml Vita Coco Natural coconut water
I guess few people are wondering, what the heck is that?! But have you ever tried raw zucchini noodles aka zoodles? If you haven’t, I dare you to. Tip for a raw food beginners, I would recommend to make a raw cucumber noodles mixed with spiralized carrots and make a sweet but zingy dressing, your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised. But for more advanced eaters, like myself, I definitely recommend to try this recipe. It’s very filling, but it doesn’t leave you feeling bloated and heavy. And who wants to feel like that on a hot summer day?
For ingredients I used:
- Bunch of fresh basil leaves
- Handful of kale
- Handful of spinach
- Red cabbage (If I’m honest, the red cabbage spoiled the colour. If you wan’t the zoodles looking green and vibrant, I wouldn’t use it to make a dressing.)
- 155g Alpro Simply Plain Yoghurt (dairy free)
- 1/2 ripe mangoe
- 1 raw zucchini with or w/out peel
- 1/2 large cucumber with or w/out peel
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seed & goji berry mix
- 1/2 lime juice
- chopped red cabbage to decorate on top
Blend all dressing ingredients together, add water as needed. Using spiralizer make zucchini and cucumber noodles. Mix all together, add salt and pepper to taste, decorate and enjoy! Quick and easy to make, and tastes absolutely delicious!
For a snack, I opted for a juicy and sweet mangoes. I never really crave processed, sugary candy or a chocolate bar. Fruit fully satisfy my cravings whilst it gives my body the energy it needs. So, don’t be scared of fruit, I know that the mainstream diets claim that too much sugar will make you fat and give you diabetes, but in reality, it’s a different story. If you’re interested in the studies, I can give you some information or you can do your own research if you’d like.
And to finish the day, I had a simple yet lovely
I remember that I always had buckwheat when I was growing up. I had it either sweet or savoury, there’s so many ways to make a meal out of buckwheat. I haven’t had it for years, and I randomly picked it up in the shop, thinking that I will make a buckwheat flour to make ciabattas to go with a curry, but never got around grinding it, so I decided to make a dinner with it instead. Buckwheat with a sweet potato saute.
- 80g buckwheat
- 1 small chopped sweet potato
- 80 g red kidney beans in water
- Handful of spinach
- Handful of kale
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1 tbsp Engevita Nutritional Yest Flakes
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp turmeric
- Salt & Pepper
Fry red onion, beans, bell pepper, then add steamed sweet potato, then add greens and stir fry for another few minutes. Add spices to taste. Meanwhile boil buckwheat. Once all is ready, serve and enjoy!
And there we go! Another day of what I ate. Let’s take a look at the nutritional breakdown:
- The breakdown of nutrients for breakfast – Carbs 79g – Fat 9.8g – Protein 45g
- The breakdown of macros for breakfast – Carbs 54% – Fat 15% – Protein 31%
- Total calories for breakfast – 575 kcal
- The breakdown of nutrients for lunch – Carbs 57.6g – Fat 11.7g – Protein 23.6g
- The breakdown of macros for lunch – Carbs 54% – Fat 24% – Protein 22%
- Total calories for lunch – 421 kcal
- The breakdown of nutrients for snack – Carbs 93.3g – Fat 1.3g – Protein 0g
- The breakdown of macros for snack – Carbs 97% – Fat 3% – Protein 0%
- Total calories for snack – 463 kcal
- The breakdown of nutrients for dinner – Carbs 66g – Fat 3.4g – Protein 18.2 g
- The breakdown of macros for dinner – Carbs 72% – Fat 8% – Protein 20%
- Total calories for dinner – 362 kcal
TOTAL TODAY 1822 KCAL
- Carbs 296g – 67%
- Fat 26g – 13%
- Protein 87g – 20%
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