We all need different things on different days and everyone is unique when it comes to what nutrition and lifestyle practices work best for them. I personally love being plant based, it works for me right now and although I am not dogmatic about my dietary practices, I know what to come back to when I want to optimize my digestion, energy and skin. Below is a typical week day for me (this does not include my daily supplements), it may give you a couple ideas for fast, easy and inexpensive meals xo Anna
Although I cycle my breakfast routine from time to time. I am really into my basic green smoothie again. After a summer of oatmeal with blueberries, I wanted something fresh and hydrating.
This is what I put into my high speed blender for the smoothie:
-2 cups of spinach
-1 Scoop of vanilla vega protein powder
-1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 a frozen banana
-1 teaspoon of spiralina (find in health food sections-also google it to see all the benefits)
-2 tbsp hemps hearts
Lunch is usually a post workout meal and it is often my largest meal of the day because I am restoring and repairning my body. For lunch I love to eat greens, protein and healthy fats. I love topping brown rice with steamed vegetables and salsa. I made my brown rice in bulk the night before, so all I had to do was reheat the rice and throw on my steamed kale and carrots. I also added some salsa, nutritional yeast, avocado and salt and pepper.
Whats in my Bowl:
-1/2-1 cup of cooked brown rice
-3-4 handfuls steamed kale and carrots
1/4 cup Nutritional yeast (availilable in health food sections-high in protein and B12)
-Salt and pepper
* a lot of times I will add black beans, chickpeas or tofu for extra protein
This is what I call an "empty the fridge" type of salad. On a busy night I basically through together what I have on hand. I used organic canned beans to make this mixed bean salad. I chopped up all the remaining peppers, onions, cucumbers and cilantro in my fridge and then squeezed lemon and lime over top and mixed it around (I usually try to make my own salad dressing to avoid all the salt and sugar in the processed variety).
What is in this salad:
-Organic canned chickpeas (rinsed well)
-Organic canned kidney and navy beans (rinsed well)
- Chopped left over peppers, onions, cucumbers and cilantro.
-Lemon and lime (squeezed over top)
-salt and pepper to taste
I snacked on blueberries during the day and I also had a 1/2 Cosmic cookie from planet organic with decaf coffee (google cosmic cookies- there are lots of recipes out there).
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