I’ve been easing back onto whole plant foods since my juicy reboot. I’m still sticking to smoothies/juice for breakfast, and then increasing back to my normal vegan eats for other meals. I’m really enjoying all the delicious foods and flavours that I missed over the last week and definitely feel like I appreciate them even more and that my taste-buds feel more alive than ever!! These were my eats from yesterday:
I started the day with my usual hot water and lemon and then I decided to make Angela’s pumpkin pie smoothie for breakfast, I halved the recipe and left out the molasses and coconut cream as I didn’t have either. This was so delicious, I haven’t opened any pumpkin in a month or two and I definitely miss it! Tastes like autumn I will definitely be putting the rest of it to good use over the week!
Mid morning I had one of the kitchen-sink brownie batter balls I whipped up last night using Amber’s recipe. It made a pretty huge batch so I might freeze some for another time. I was planning on going to the gym then but I got carried away looking at holidays and using my new sprouting jar! I asked my mum to get me one for Christmas so she ordered one online and it is an absolute monster haha! I am attempting to sprout sunflower seeds for the first time, they are my favourite sprouts so I will see if I can pull it off, definitely easier having the mesh lid attached though!
I had 2 of these stuffed dates I got for Christmas pre-gym. So good, medjool dates are my absolute favourite treat! I headed off to the gym finally it was nearly 12.30 at this point, I did best body bootcamp strength workout A with cardio intervals in-between sets, it took around 50 minutes total.
Post gym I came back and made a mini protein pudding. My shaker is broken so I’ve taken to making protein pudding’s instead. I usually just use sunwarrior, chia seeds and tahini but I mixed it up today. I used a scoop of sunwarrior, a heaped tsp of maca, ½ tsp of chlorella, a tbsp tahini and some coconut water to get it to the right consistency. There is literally no way that was ever going to look good in a photo, but it tastes great which is all that matters!
I had a day off work today so I had a pretty restful day, spent mostly reading and relaxing. Mid afternoon I broke for lunch I made a salad with rocket, mixed leaves, cucumber, tomatoes, quinoa, lime juice, smoked tofu (which has been sat in my fridge for about a week oops!) and topped with some ginger peanut dressing and some pumpkin seeds- so delicious! I usually throw a heap of stuff together like this and call it lunch! Depends what leftover beans/grains I have lying around.
I made Nick a batch of cookies mid afternoon as I had promised to for the last few days. I based the batch on an Alicia Silverstone oatmeal cookie recipe from one of my new recipe books but I tweaked it so much that it was almost a new recipe so I will post it another day. These were Peanut Butter, chocolate chip raisin oatmeal cookies. I sneaked some of the leftover batter and one of the smaller ones- they were pretty darn good! I forgot to stir the chocolate chips in and then just saw them sitting on the counter, so I just placed them on the top of each cookie, hence why they look insanely chocolatey. They are vegan, gluten free and free of refined sugar!
I had really bad cramps again mid afternoon, not as bad as the other day though thankfully, I don’t know what is going on with me this month!! I had an unpictured persimmon late afternoon, totally addicted, my absolute favourite fruit of all time!
I wasn’t hungry at all later in the day, guess my body is still getting used to whole foods again. I decided to make a batch of chunky vegetable soup so I had a simple bowl of that. I’ll post this recipe another day too. I followed it up with a teeny tiny apple and a handful of mixed Urban fruits which I was taste testing and will post a review on another day.
Overall, I’ve had a pretty relaxing day, full of lots of yummy fresh whole foods, I’m still kind of readjusting to whole foods but overall I feel pretty great. I am missing drinking so much juice though! I just don’t want to clean the juicer for a few days ha!
Best thing you’ve eaten today?