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: Water! Yerba Mate tea + Sunflower Seed Milk. The past two weeks I've switched up my morning cup - I like to experiment with my routines, and encourage all my clients to do so to. Yerba Mate is naturally caffeinated and made from the leaves of the South American rainforest holly tree. It contains lots of vitamins and minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. It's got a nutty, mild flavor and I'm really loving it! Also - sunflower seed milk - its a thing. It's super easy, and delicious, and I PROMISE to post a recipe soon!
Breakfast: Blueberry Buzz smoothie with tons of greens. An Emily staple. Yum!
Lunch: Sautéed tempeh, baby kale, Brussels sprouts, beets and sweet potato. Quick tip: As the temperatures get cooler, try adding more cooked food to your diet! Your belly likes to be warm!
Afternoon: Hmmm... lots of snacking happened here. No real pictures, but I was making a bunch of food (including this incredible chocolate! and some homemade almond butter) and did lots of nibbling. PLUS "The Remedy" juice from juice press (water, raw honey, lemon, ginger, turmeric, sea salt, spearmint, cardamon and cayenne).
Dinner: I'm going to be 100% honest, a "real" dinner didn't happen tonight. I wasn't very hungry, probably from all the afternoon snacking, and I listened to my body. While I definitely do not condone skipping meals, I DO encourage everyone to listen to their bodies. So I had two small pears (from my CSA - so good!) and a slather of almond butter, and called it a night. And slept great =) Quick tip: Your body sleeps best when it's not digesting a huge meal, so think light at night!
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.