What I Ate Wednesday - 5/27/15

Hi all!  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. 

So without further ado, here's what I ate this Wednesday:

Upon waking: Big glass of water, matcha tea with almond milk (not pictured)

Breakfast: Banana "Nice" Cream - Blended 3-4 frozen bananas with water and ALOHA Daily Good greens powder.  Topped with cacao nibs & hemp seeds.  Quick Tip: I like to eat fruit first thing in the AM as it is easy to digest.  Fruit digests quickly, so for optimal digestion, eat it alone or before meals. 

Lunch: Everything in my fridge in a bowl - Baby spinach, roasted red peppers, sprouts, radishes, avocado and a some hummus as my dressing.  Oh, and blue corn tortilla chips for some crunch factor (chips are one of my favorite salad toppings). 

Late Afternoon Snack: Watermelon before teaching an early evening yoga class + kombucha after class.  Quick Tip: Now that its getting warm out, its even more important to make sure you are hydrated!  Eating water-rich foods (like watermelon, cucumbers, and greens) is just as important as drinking water!

Dinner: Another bowl meal - Baby kale, roasted sweet potato, quinoa, cilantro, and more crumbled tortilla chips. And always avocado.  For dessert - one pitted medjool date stuffed with 2 raw almonds and cacao nibs.  A little bite to satisfy my sweet tooth!


And there you have it - my day in food.  If there's anything specific you are interested in, or would like to ask me, don't be shy - I'd love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comments below!