Spring is coming and the temperature are getting warmer even here in Miami. So, my body naturally starts to crave more raw foods again. I always listen to my body and only eat foods that I truly crave. Usually those are raw foods for breakfast and lunch and then something a little bit more satisfying and warmer for dinner, but today it was actually the opposite I had something cold AND warm for lunch and then cold again for dinner. Anyway, see for yourself below. 🙂
Today, I started my day with a Tropical Protein Smoothie. The smoothie was made with 1 ripe banana, 1 cup fresh papaya, 1 cup frozen mango, 1 cup cold water, 1 scoop of vegan protein powder (we use Garden of Life), 1 tbsp hemp seeds and 1 tbsp flaxseeds. I had my breakfast around 10am, I always try to give my body at least 14 hours of rest from eating and digesting food. I actually didn’t know that this was called “intermittent fasting” because that’s what I was already doing naturally but yea I guess I do intermittent fasting. The word “breakfast” actually says it, BREAK the FAST. So, in my opinion all of us do some kind of intermittent fasting, because we all go to sleep and don’t eat for a longer period of time until we break the fast with breakfast.
Anyway, let’s move on to my “lunch”, which I had around 1pm. I didn’t feel for a salad but at the same time I needed to have some greens in me, so I decided to make a Green Smoothie Bowl. Green Smoothie Bowls are a great way to incorporate dark leafy greens into your diet, without even tasting it. For my Smoothie Bowl I used a handful of kale (large stems removed), 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, 1 tbsp almond butter and 1/4 cup of oat milk. And for toppings I had, hemp seeds, chia seeds, coconut flakes and blueberries.
After an hour or so, I noticed that I needed something else in me, so I warmed up some of the delicious Shepherds Pie that I made a day before. It was absolutely fulfilling and exactly what my body needed at this time. The base was a mix between corn, green peas, red lentils, kidney beans and green beans and the top was just boiled & mashed sweet potatoes mixed with a little bit of sea salt and cashew yogurt. And the white layer on top of that, is homemade cashew cheese which was leftover from the homemade pizza recipe. You absolutely have to try this Shepherds Pie, it is so satiating!
After that big piece of Shepherd’s Pie I pretty much stayed full for the rest of the day until around 8pm when I decided to have something small for dinner. So, I made myself some hummus and I also prepared baked, crispy Tofu for some extra protein. I ate the hummus with raw carrot and cucumber sticks, (my favorite two raw veggies to eat!) The Hummus was quickly made with 1 cup of chickpeas, 1 tbsp tahini, pinch of sea salt, dash of garlic powder, 2-3 tbsp of chickpeas water and juice of 1/2 a lemon. The crispy tofu was also super easy to make, I just sprinkled some sea salt, black pepper, garlic and chili powder over it and baked it on 410F degrees for about 20 minutes. I then added some coconut aminos on top to give it a little more flavor.
And this was pretty much what I ate yesterday! During my meals I drank lots of ice cold water as well. I hope this gave you a little insight into my day of eating mostly raw vegan food. Hihi! Have a great day! xx