What I Ate Wednesday 8/10/16 [Orange County Edition]

In an effort to show you all more of what I eat as a plant-strong, 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 healthy foods and meals.

Here's what I ate this Wednesday:

 

Upon waking - A BIG glass of water. ALWAYS. Then, a mocha from Bulletproof Cafe - delish!! This is my favorite coffee drink I've had from here so far.


Breakfast - Acai bowl with celery, spinach, hemp milk + hemp protein, topped with berries and granola from Banzai Bowls. This was definitely the most epic acai bowl I've ever had! Quick tip: Many smoothie places ADD sweetener to their acai blends because the acai fruit is inherently not as sweet as other fruits. I always ask for no additional sweetener - the toppings add enough sweetness. And speaking of toppings, go easy on em! Granola is delicious but again it can contain tons of added sugar and the amount included is usually way more that 1 serving.  I took off about 1/2 of the granola on this acai bowl before enjoying it.


Lunch - Big ol' kale Caesar salad with tofu, a jackfruit BBQ slider (get my recipe here!) and a guava kombucha from Seabirds Kitchen.


Snack - A green juice with all the greens, lemon, ginger + turmeric from Juice Crafters.

Dinner - So dinner was a little weird since I was driving during usual dinner time. Before my drive I had a Chocolate Collagen Protein bar that I picked up from Bulletproof Cafe earlier. After my drive I had a 'Freeze' from Pressed Juicery which is frozen soft serve like almond milk with yummy toppings. Normal dinner fare? No. Halfway nutritious and delicious? YES.  #balance ;)

 

And there you have it... an especially adventurous day in my food life! As I've mentioned before, I'm always striving for balance - enjoying food and life, but also sticking with the foods that I know make me feel my best. Do you think you could use some guidance in finding what foods work best for your body and LIFE? Schedule a complementary strategy session with me!

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