What I Ate Wednesday 7/8/15

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:  Lots of water, matcha green tea + hemp milk (recipe will come soon!)

Breakfast: Lulitonix Chia-X blend + decaf coffee.  I went to a morning rooftop yoga event (amazing, I know) and they had some Lulitonix blended drinks to share.  Lulitonix is unique in that all their products are blended (versus juiced).  This one was hearty - packed with nuts, seeds, dates, and coconut oil - so it was a good meal alternative. 

Lunch: Sweet and Simple Asian Slaw over a bed of quinoa and shredded veggies.  A crazy day running from meeting to event to meeting called for a packed lunch, and I apologize for the not-so-stellar-picture but I'm impressed I remembered to snap a picture between everything.  Quick tip: When I don't have appropriate time to eat my full meal, I eat half at a time, making an effort to chew each bite.  This meal was consumed in two portions, about an hour apart.  Maybe not ideal, but its better than shoveling it all in and then feeling BLAH because you didn't take the time to chew properly!

PM Snack: Kombucha with my friend Amy while chatting about our upcoming event: CHILL OUT with Essential Oils and Yoga (if you are in NYC this weekend, COME!! It's FREE!).  Quick tip: If you are feeling like an afternoon snack, but not sure if you are really hungry, have a drink!  Often times we are simply thirsty and drinking something totally crushes any hunger craving. I love kombucha (in case you guys didn't realize that already) or water with a drop of doTERRA lemon essential oil

Dinner:  Green Protein Smoothie + a little Chocolate Avocado Pudding.  Honestly, it was a long, HOT day and I just didn't feel like cooking, or eating for that matter.  Yes, I have those days too! So I whipped up this and it hit the spot: 2 scoops vanilla protein powder of choice, 1/2 avocado, 1 cup nondairy milk or water, 1 cup ice, large handful (or three) of greens.  No, I don't recommend having a smoothie every night for dinner but is it okay every once and awhile? SURE! 


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

Meet me back here tomorrow to hear about my favorite superfoods!