Hello and welcome back!
I have to start by apologizing that my intended weekly posts have turned into monthly posts..but keeping up with my 17 personalities is as challenging as it sounds. And sometimes things don’t go as planned, but hey! I’m trying 🙂
As you can tell by the title, this is another food post. But let’s be honest, who does not like to look at pictures of food? If you’re not a foodie, then I’m sorry, we can’t be friends. But I can give you a very bold promise that my next post will be something different. No spoilers though, I’d want you to come back to see it for yourself.
So, without further ado, let’s get straight into it!
I’ve been feeling under the weather recently and have been trying all sorts of remedies to kill that nasty bug inside of me. And I must say, apple cider vinegar does wonders to your body. I made this simple, quick and healthy drink to start the day off right.
By adding some spices to it you can make this drink into healthy power bomb. There are so many ways to include apple cider vinegar in your diet, I wouldn’t even know where to start to list all methods. You can have it simply with hot or cold water, or you can add:
- 1 Tbsp (30 ml) apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tsp turmeric
- Fresh ginger, chopped (no more than a size of your fingertip)
- 1 Tbsp agave syrup
- Fresh juice of lemon or lime
Simply pour in hot water and mix it all together (you can also have it cold with some ice). Leave it to brew for couple of minutes and enjoy the zingy, refreshing, healthy drink!
This time I craved chocolate porridge oats with all the fruit I had. I love a sweet breakfast, it’s like a bowl of happiness in the morning and it keeps you away from that cranky morning mood. My taste buds were very pleased with every bite I took. This is probably one of the quickest and simplest breakfasts one can make, it doesn’t take longer than 10 min, you should definitely give it a go. 🙂
For the ingredients I used:
- 65 g porridge oats
- 4 Tsp organic cacao powder
- 10 g organic maca powder
- 1 Tsp organic baobab powder
- 1 Tsp organic chia seeds
- 1 ripe banana
- Handful of blueberries
- Organic agave syrup
- Plant based milk of choice
Mix all the dry ingredients and add half of banana, add the milk and put the pot on slow fire. Once ready, top with fruit of your choice and drizzle it with syrup. So simple, so delicious!
Obviously, this wouldn’t be a WHAT I EAT IN A DAY post without a green protein smoothie feature.
If you’ve been reading my previous posts then you know how impressed I am by PERFORM protein powder. They have released new flavors on https://www.vivolife.co.uk/ I would definitely recommend to check them out if you’re planning on buying the healthiest protein powder on the market. It won’t leave you disappointed.
I made the smoothie with spinach, banana, blueberries, oat milk and the protein powder. Delicious and nutritious as always!
Couple of weeks ago I traveled back home to Latvia to visit friends and family. One of the things I was the most excited to incorporate in meals were chanterelle mushrooms. For some reason I can never find them in stores in UK, so I brought a full bag of them back here. It was quite funny to go through security at the airport and just put a bag full of mushrooms on the line, but it worked! And I’ve been making all kinds of yummy dishes with chanterelles. Such a posh name for a mushroom, I must say, it lives up to taste as well.
I made this simple yet filling dinner with only couple of ingredients:
- 175 g chanterelle mushrooms
- 70 g quinoa
- 150 g broccoli
- 165 g red kidney benas
- 1/2 can chopped tomatoes
- 60 g spinach
- 45 g (1 spoonful) hummus
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 120 g baby plum tomatoes
- Salt & Pepper to taste, + other spices by choice ( I used cayenne pepper and turmeric)
Boil quinoa and steam broccoli. Start by frying onion and garlic, then add chopped chanterelles. Stir fry for about 5-8 min. Add chopped tomatoes and tomato paste for thicker consistency (optional). Add spinach and stir fry for couple more min. Once ready, add spoonful of hummus and mix it together. Fry red kidney beans. Once everything is ready, serve the dish and enjoy the meal! It takes up to 25 min, so it’s a very quick and easy dinner to make. I had some leftovers that I packed for lunch at work as well. So tasty! 🙂
And this is it. Another day of what I ate, healthy and delicious plant based meals that will satisfy anyone in your household.
Let’s see what the breakdown of nutrition is for today:
- The breakdown of nutrients for breakfast – Carbs 128.8g – Fat 7.3g – Protein 16.6g
- The breakdown of macros for breakfast – Carbs 80% – Fat 10% – Protein 10%
- Total calories for breakfast – 695 kcal
- The breakdown of nutrients for lunch – Carbs 70.1.6g – Fat 5.4g – Protein 32.9g
- The breakdown of macros for lunch – Carbs 61% – Fat 10% – Protein 29%
- Total calories for lunch – 471 kcal
- The breakdown of nutrients for dinner – Carbs 69.3g – Fat 17.2g – Protein 29.1 g
- The breakdown of macros for dinner – Carbs 51% – Fat 28% – Protein 21%
- Total calories for dinner – 611 kcal
TOTAL TODAY 1777 KCAL
- Carbs 268g – 65%
- Fat 30g – 16%
- Protein 79g – 19%
I hope you enjoyed this post, I was really excited to make this. I will appreciate any recommendations and feedback, I’d like to know your thoughts.
Thank you so much for the ongoing support and kind words, it makes it all worth it! I will see you very soon with another yet different blog post. Best wishes 🙂