What I Ate Wednesday 10/7/15

In an effort to show you all more of what I eat as a primarily plant-based, active adult, I'm starting a new series here on the blog - "What I Ate Wednesday."  Each Wednesday I'll snap a picture of everything I eat and post the pictures plus descriptions here on the blog.  I'll share helpful information on what I'm eating and why. 

PLEASE, please, please do not think that your food choices should directly mirror mine - we are all different and what works for my body may not work for your body, and vice versa.  I'm still figuring out what works best for me and guess what?  It's changing all the time.  I'm simply sharing my choices with the hopes to give you more ideas when it comes to plant based foods and meals. 

Here's what I ate this Wednesday: 

Upon waking: Big glass o' water + easy matcha latte (check out the recipe here!). Note: This healthy latte is my latest spin on Bulletproof coffee - it's more than just tea, but a meal of sorts. I have this before I teach or workout in the morning. It gives my body some easy calories to work with without weighing me down.

Breakfast: Smoothie with LOTS of ginger, avocado, greens, protein, cinnamon and macs powder topped with my Almond Butter Granola. Quick tip: maca is a root that has been used for hundreds of year as a natural energy booster. It's also great for balancing hormones and increasing your libido! See this video for more on maca and my other favorite superfoods.

Lunch: Sautéed greens (baby kale, spinach, and radish tops!), roasted kabocha squash, honey-sesame tempeh, and homemade kraut PLUS a square or three of this dark chocolateKabocha squash is AMAZING - sort of a mix between a pumpkin and a sweet potato. I roasted this with a little coconut oil and sea salt. YUM. Tempeh is a fermented soy cake. I don't eat a ton of soy, but when I do I choose fermented soy products like tempeh and miso as they contain good-for-your-gut bacteria (probiotics!). I'm playing around with this recipe and hope to have it on the blog for you all soon!

Afternoon snack: Small baked Japanese sweet potato with cinnamon, sea salt, and a drizzle of almond butter. 

Dinner: High protein avocado toast + Lulitonix Fresh! blend. I love the Lulitonix products because they are BLENDED (which means you have all that good for you fiber in there) and LOW in sugar. Fresh! and The Blend are my two favorites - they are more like chilled soups since they are savory (vs your traditional sweet smoothie).

And there you have it - another day in my food life!  Questions on anything I've noted above?  ASK ME - I love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comments below.