I haven’t posted many ‘What I Eat In A Day’ blogs before so I figured why not? This shows exactly what I ate on Sunday, September 17th. It was the weekend so I had more time to actually prepare some of my food as opposed to carting leftovers to work every single day. As you know, I have been a vegan for nearly 5 years. It was the best decision I ever made and I have honestly never felt better. Veganism healed my relationship with food. For 95% of the time, I eat healthy whole-foods like what you will see today. I try to avoid food that is overly processed and high in unhealthy fats. Of course, I treat myself from time to time but I find this way of eating makes me feel and look my best. Let’s get into it!
It was a beautiful spring day on Sunday so I decided to walk down to the main street of shops in my area and eat at Acai Bros. This store recently opened up near my gym and I could not be happier. I ordered the ‘Mango Madness Acai Bowl’ which contains acai blended with frozen bananas, frozen mango and coconut water. Mixed through are crunchy buckinis (activated buckwheat) and 3 fruits of your choosing. I picked apple, strawberries and kiwi. It was absolutely delicious and nutritious. A great way to start the day!
For lunch, I toasted four slices of wholemeal bread and spread one whole smashed avocado on top. I like to combine lemon juice, black pepper and a pinch of garlic into my mixture. To finish, I added some peeled green cucumber slices and nutritional yeast flakes on top. Amazing and so filling!
Later on in the afternoon, I snacked on dried mulberries that I purchased from The Source Bulk Foods. They were super sweet. I love adding them to my morning oats.
For dinner, I made a coconut curry for Francis and myself. In a saucepan, I added two steamed diced potatoes, half a head of steamed chopped cauliflower, frozen mint peas, a can of rinsed chickpeas, a 1/2 can of light coconut milk, a tsp of oil-free red curry paste (make sure it is vegan – no shrimp paste added) and a squeeze of lemon juice. Once everything is cooked, I serve it with rice. I prefer brown rice and Francis prefers white so I cook them separately. So quick and tasty!
This is everything I ate – all 100% vegan and healthy. I have not counted calories since becoming vegan simply because I don’t need to and it’s not a mentally healthy way of living. I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. Since finding this lifestyle, I’ve learnt that I can eat abundantly and feel great. I used to restrict my calories years ago (before becoming vegan) when really, none of us need to eat less, we just need to eat better. I hope you enjoyed this post and if you want to see more ‘What I Eat In A Day’ blogs let me know down below!
Peace & Love xoxo