Hello and welcome back!
We all love hearty and indulging food from time to time, but it doesn’t have to be unhealthy processed food that’s full of refined sugars and saturated fats. Eating healthy is a big part of my lifestyle and I love to tweak the traditional recipes and make them “guilt free”. All plant based, of course.
My diet has recently changed in regards to how I eat. I’ve upped my calorie intake to +/- 2500 kcals as I’ve started to incorporate heavier weights in my workout routine and also I’m doing intermittent fasting with a 16:8 ratio, which means that I’m fasting for 16 hours from my last meal of the day until my first meal of the next day. I still follow 60/20/20 ratio for macros. Full macro-nutrient breakdown for each meal will follow at the end.
I knew I was going to have a relaxing weekend and thought that it would be the perfect time to track my meals for the day and share them with you.
So, without further ado, let’s see what I had for
I, honestly, think I have mastered the perfect pancakes, if I do say so myself. I mean, just look at them! These are protein chocolate pancakes with no added sugar. Healthy yet so delicious!
The recipe is so easy and simple, all you need to do is just blend the ingredients together. I added some superfoods and plant protein powder which is optional. The ingredients I used to make these heavenly delicious pancakes are:
- 1 cup flour (I used organic rye flour)
- 1-2 cups of plant based milk (I used almond milk)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 date (I would recommend adding couple more if you want them to be sweeter)
- Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- Tiny bit of bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tbsp organic cacao powder for chocolate flavour
- 1 serving protein powder (I used Vivo Sport PERFORM in Acai & Blueberry flavor)
- 1 tbsp organic maca powder
Blend all ingredients together. you may need to add more milk until you’ve reached the consistency you like. Aim for thicker blend so you easily can make round shaped pancakes on the pan.
- 2 servings PPB powder
- 1 ripe banana (or any other fruit)
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
Can you guess what I had for lunch? A green smoothie, what a surprise! It’s a great way to get your greens in, don’t be scared of the color, it tastes 10x better than it looks. I blended in some flax seeds and chia seeds for Omegas and healthy fats.
- Handful of spinach
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp chi seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp maca powder
- Almond milk
For dinner I made Macaroni & Cheeze which has become one of my favorite comfort foods thanks to Simnett Nutrition‘s incredibly delicious cheeze sauce. He recently released his e-book which has amazing recipes. Derek is a qualified nutritionist, so he know’s the deal when it comes to good food. Definitely check him out, he has been a massive inspiration to me, check his YouTube and Instagram for fitness and health inspo.
- 100g Macaroni
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 150g muchrooms
- 1 medium broccoli head
- 1/4 red onion
- handful of spinach
- 2 cups steamed cauliflower
- 1/4 cup raw cashews (soaked for two hours and drained)
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 pitted medjool date
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 cup water
Prepare pasta using directions on package. When pasta is nearly done cooking, add frozen peas and cook for couple more minutes. Stir fry the rest of ingredients and steam broccoli. Mash the broccoli and add it to pasta and peas then combine it with the stir fried mushrooms or add them as a side.
Blend cheeze sauce and add it to pasta as soon as it’s ready. Enjoy!
So there we go, my full day of eating. It may not seem like much, but the meals were so filling that I didn’t even crave any snacks like I normally do. Also the pasta dish is for 2 servings. And, yes, I ate it all. No ragrets.
Let’s have a look at the macro breakdown:
- The breakdown of nutrients for breakfast – Carbs 251.8g – Fat 23.9g – Protein 67g
- The breakdown of macros for breakfast – Carbs 66.4% – Fat 15.3 % – Protein 18.3%
- Total calories for breakfast – 1402kcal
- The breakdown of nutrients for lunch – Carbs 38.4g – Fat 11.1g – Protein 9.7g
- The breakdown of macros for lunch – Carbs 35.9% – Fat 48.8 % – Protein 15.3%
- Total calories for lunch – 452kcal
- The breakdown of nutrients for dinner – Carbs 112.7g – Fat 15.9g – Protein 49.4g
- The breakdown of macros for dinner – Carbs 58.2% – Fat 18.6% – Protein 23.2%
- Total calories for dinner – 731.4kcal
TOTAL TODAY 2606kcal
- Carbs 408.2g – 59.1%
- Fat 50.9g – 21.9%
- Protein 126.4g – 19%
Below you can see how easy it is to meet and even exceed RDA’s for minerals and vitamins and yes, even the protein, on a plant based diet. It really is the healthiest lifestyle and it’s growing rapidly which makes me incredibly happy. People are becoming more conscious of where their food is coming from and how it’s affecting our health, the environment and the beautiful animals on the planet…
This was a day of indulging, that’s for sure. But, hey! If it’s all good and healthy foods, I don’t feel bad about it. In fact, I’ll probably be making these pancakes every weekend. In fact, I’d be making them every damn day if I had the time and patience for it, hah!
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