What I Ate Wednesday 3/9/16

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."  Every other Wednesday (or so) 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: Big mason jar of water!! Every, single day! Then, espresso + almond milk. Quick tip: wondering why your latte doesn't make you feel as jittery as a regular cup of joe, even though it tastes stronger? Espresso generally has less caffeine and a smoother buzz than drip coffee.

Breakfast: Cacao Banana Smoothie. I will be sharing the recipe in my newsletter on Monday (plus the download on my most recent fave superfoods), so make sure you are on the list: Subscribe here!

Snack: Justin's Peanut Butter + Coconut water. Quick tip: Eat nuts in moderation. I know, I'm totally guilty of overdoing it in the nut department so I've found these single serving peanut and almond butter packets to be very helpful. See the photo above (or click here) for some of my other favorite to-go snacks.

Lunch: Kale salad + spicy mushrooms + paleo "bread" (not pictured). Turmeric kombucha. All from Hu Kitchen. Yum! I'm getting settled into a new place, and can't wait to get back to brewing my own kombucha. This flavor will be first on my list to crack!

Early dinner: Vanilla Protein Smoothie from Juice Press. Honestly, I'm generally disappointed when I order smoothies out - this one was pretty bland (next time I would add some cinnamon and ginger!!), but it did have 20g of protein which is a plus.

Later snack: 1 small avocado mashed with sauerkraut.

 

My schedule has shifted so I teach A LOT on Wednesdays (4 classes!). When I'm teaching this much, I find I need smaller meals, more often, and lots of healthy fats. I've realized that this works best through experimentation, and trial and error. Want some help in finding what foods work best for your body and LIFE? Schedule a complementary strategy session with me!

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