What I Ate Wednesday - 6/10/15

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: Water + shot of chlorophyll, then matcha tea + homemade hemp milk + raw local honey  Quick tip: Chlorophyll is found in leafy green veggies, and we know that greens are AMAZING for you. I buy liquid chlorophyll and take a shot in the AM if I feel like I need an extra dose of green (it's also great for boosting your bodies detox functions).

Breakfast: Medjool date + almond butter + bee pollen, green smoothie.  My green smoothie had bananas, baby kale, spirulina, homemade hemp milk (for protein!).  

Lunch: Random big salad: green leaf lettuce (from my CSA!), jicima, tofu, avocado, roasted Japanese sweet potato, cabbage, and horseradish.  Yes, I know horseradish may seem like a weird ingredient, but I love the flavor that it adds (when you mash it up with the avocado, its like a dressing).  When buying horseradish, try to get one with no added sugar!

Snack: Jicama sticks.  For those of you who have not tried jicama, it's delicious - both crunchy and juicy, its an amazing chip alternative for guacamole and salsa, but also tastes great sprinkled with cinnamon. 

Dinner: Baby kale + peanut ginger quinoa salad.  Yes, that's the same quinoa dish I made at my cooking class last week - what can I say, it's really good!  And for dessert (not pictured) -chocolate chia pudding.  To make this "desserty" I added cacao powder and maple syrup to my chia pudding recipe, plus cacao nibs and unsweetened coconut for crunch.  YUM!

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