What I Ate Wednesday 8/5/15

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 + Lemon Essential Oil (I was out of fresh lemons!) + Matcha Latte with 2-Minute Almond Milk

Breakfast: Blueberry Buzz Smoothie + lots of greens!!

Snack: Superfood Trail Mix + Unsweetened Flaked Coconut + Bee Pollen Quick tip: Coconut is a great healthy fat!  Buy unsweetened flaked or shredded coconut to mix into smoothies, trail mix, overnight oats, or to snack on plain! It’s naturally sweet and satisfying.

Lunch: A small avocado + salad with lettuce, parsley, cucumber chickpeas, olives and leftover vegan caesar dressing from my Blissful Backyard Yoga Brunch.  

Dinner: Smoothie with ALOHA Chocolate Protein Powder, raw cacao nibs, and almond butter (not pictured).  I had a super late lunch and had an event this evening, so a smoothie was it for dinner.  I don’t have smoothies for dinner most nights (although looking back it seems like it from some of these posts!!), but when I know I’m going to be teaching late I try to have a bigger, later lunch and have something light and easily digestible for dinner.


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.