What I Eat In A Day // Vegan

I absolutely love food! I love to be creative in the kitchen, I love experimenting with new flavors, new combinations of textures and I love to eat the delicious foods afterwards. As you might know I follow a vegan whole food diet, eating mainly fruit and veggies which had been completely life changing for me. I have never loved food more than I do now eating a plant based diet. Not to get too cheesy (lol) but it is so hard to put into words, there is something so… so enriching and so satisfying about the power of plants in a way I have never experienced before.

So, enough of my head over heels love for vegan food - what do I eat in a day? Well, let me show you. Here is what I eat on a pretty standard day:
9:47 - It is time for breakfast! Every morning I drink a smoothie and it is the same smoothie every morning. Well, with some small variations.. but that depends on what I have in the fridge/freezer and if there is anything that needs to be eaten. The smoothie I drink every morning is a heavy metal detox smoothie containing the five important elements; cilantro, dulse, Hawaiian spirulina, wild blueberries and barley grass juice powder.

Here is how I make it: 
3 big or 4 smaller ripe bananas
2 to 3 handfuls of thawed wild blueberries
1/3 cucumber
A handful of parsley
A handful of cilantro
A handful or two of spinach or other leafy greens
1 tbsp. dulse
1 tsp. barley grass juice powder
1 tsp. Hawaiian spirulina
Water to desired consistency

If I am feeling like it, I will also add a handful of thawed strawberries.

I blend the ingredients together and there you have it! And you might think; hm, that does not sound like it tastes good.. and you are kinda right - this is definitely not something I would have wanted to eat a year ago but now I love and almost crave the taste. I slowly built up the cilantro and parsley and when I started drinking the smoothie I also added dates to make it sweet.

11:49 - A couple of hours after breakfast I like to snack on either an apple or two or half to one cucumber.

14:16 - It is time for another meal and I likely make a sweet potato salad. This is super easy to make and you can customize it to contain whatever you want in your salad. I have never really been a salad person but I really like this and I always have the ingredients lying around. Another reason why I love this salad is because I can also use different spices depending on what I am in the mood for.

For this salad I typically use:
3 medium to large sweet potatoes
2 medium tomatoes or a handful of cherry tomatoes
Half a red onion
1/3 cucumber
A couple of handfuls of spinach

If I am feeling fancy I like to add around 100g finely chopped raw mushrooms.

How to prepare the oven baked sweet potatoes:
Preheat the oven to 210 degrees Celsius. Peel and cube the sweet potatoes and place in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp. water or melted coconut oil, the spices of your choice, some salt and mix. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and put the sweet potatoes in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Mix with the rest of the ingredients.

17:14 - Oven baked potatoes with pea salad: For dinner I always eat potatoes. In one form or another I eat potatoes for dinner 98 per cent of the time. This day I went for oven baked potatoes and a delicious pea salad. Over the past few years I have really fallen in love with the simple meal of oven baked potatoes with a delicious salad. It is so easy to make and again, the salad and the spice I use can be switched up depending on what's in the fridge.

I peed and cube about 1 kg potatoes, spice them and place them in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes.

In the pea salad I added:
A handful or two of fresh peas
Two handfuls of leafy greens
Around 5 cherry tomatoes
Half a red onion
1/3 cucumber

All, beside the peas, chopped into smaller pieces. 

19:58 - It is Friday and I like to snack on something and today my mother bough fresh strawberries.

So, this is what I typically eat in a day. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon. I would love to make this a series but as mentioned, this is a very typical day for me so maybe on days where I don't eat exactly.