As requested via Instagram, I have recorded everything I eat in a day. I’m not sure what my eating habits will look like to y’all – but, here goes. Keep in mind this has been my current, “sort-of”, meal plan…but due to the times, most of us don’t have access to all thee ingredients and foods we prefer…so I make do with what I have.
Also: I always eat vegan and whenever possible…organic, gluten-free and soy-free.
Morning: LEMON WATER
Immediately upon rising I brush my teeth and then consume 32ounces of Lemon Water (room temperature). I sometimes squeeze 1/2 or a whole lemon in there. If I’m feeling spice, I add cayenne. I love it because half my recommended water intake is complete just minutes after waking up. It also helps to move things along in the bathroom…which I like. Then I head back to bed for 20 minutes of meditation.
I usually don’t eat much breakfast. Also anyone who thinks “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is brainwashed by marketing (WATCH HERE). It’s not true. You should eat when you’re hungry. Sorry for meandering…anyways…lately I’ve been eating fresh fruit for breakfast. I consume what I have. Today I had organic apples and organic ripe bananas (*I only eat organic and no, it’s not always expensive and out of reach). I also ended up eating another apple.
Pre-Workout: MATCHA LATTE
I’ve taken a break from coffee and switched to green tea and Match. It’s so easy to make at home. You can get a matcha set with a whisk and matcha bowl, I love it. I also forgot to take a photo of my matcha halfway through drinking it, so it doesn’t look as cute as it did when it was born.
Post Workout Snack: BLUEBERRY CASHEWMILK YOGURT
I should also note, I don’t like to eat big meals. I prefer snacks and small portions, which means I eat more often – scattered throughout the day. This day I had cashew Forager Cashewmilk Yogurt – which is so good. I really got into the yogurt game late in life.
Normally, pre-quarantine, I’d opt for one of my raw soups for lunch. They are low in calories and HUGE in nutrition. But, since the 🦊 is working from home and likes to jokingly ask me “what’s for lunch” – I’ve found myself rising to thee occasion and cheffing it up. On this day I baked sweet potato slices with Himalayan sea salt, black pepper. Then I made homemade hummus, which I smeared on the sweet potato slices and then added a white bean salad with avocado, cucumber, cilantro and Himalayan sea salt. PEEP THE RECIPE HERE!
Snack: HUMMUS & RAW CRACKERS
I love to snack on my hummus with these hot kale raw crackers from Brad’s. I’m obsessed.
Snack (2 hours later): SALTY AND SPICY CUCUMBERS
Lately, I love having cucumbers with salt, black pepper and cayenne. It reminds me of a Trinidadian dish called a chow, but not as amazing as that.
Dinner: BEAN DINNER SALAD & BUTTERNUT SQUASH SPAGHETTI WITH MARINARA
For dinner, I love a big dinner salad. This was cannelli beans and cucumber (leftover from lunch) mixed with kidney beans, kalamata olives, tomatoes and spinach. Garnished with lemon juice and garlic. I should also note, I hate oil in my food and usually cook without it.
Oh and also I started making these 2 ingredient wraps that are SO DAMN GOOD. All you need is cassava flour and caufliflower! Super low calorie, vegan, gluten-free and filling. PEEP THE RECIPE HERE!
For this easy to make meal, PEEP THE RECIPE HERE!
Dessert: VEGAN ICE CREAM
Van Leewueen has been a very naughty habit during this quarantine. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is my vice, what can I say. *Not Pictured because I always eat it so quick and forget to capture the moment!