WHAT I EAT IN A DAY
We all know the saying "abs are made in the kitchen" ... Well, I'm here to remind you that the saying still reins true. I recently made the switch to a vegan diet, although I have been vegetarian for quite some time now. I personally believe it is better for the environment & my overall health! So with that being said- I'm going to share with you what a day of eating looks like for me.
I start my day around 6 AM and immediately have a cup of hot, black coffee. If i'm not feeling like having plain, black coffee- I'll add some Vegan "Nut Pod Caramel Flavored Creamer". This stuff tastes so good and if you're vegan but miss that dairy creamer you used to have- this stuff is for you. It's unsweetened + dairy free and has 10 calories per tbsp (if you count that stuff, I don't) ... and ZERO sugars. It's the best.
Around 8 AM I have breakfast. I love a classic cereal and almond milk, but recently I've been into this "Tofu Scramble" recipe. It looks like scrambled eggs, tastes like perfectly seasoned tofu, and it's super filling. This breakfast is also super easy to make.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 pack of Tofu (I like extra firm tofu)
- 1 can of Black beans
- 1 Tomato
- 1 cup Spinach (you can use kale if you prefer!)
- 2 tbsp Nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 2 tbsp Water
First, press your tofu so all of the water gets out. Then throw that onto a pan on medium heat with about 1 tsp of olive oil and stir it around. Let that simmer for about 5 minutes and then add the spinach. Cover this and let it simmer for about 3 minutes, and then add your black beans (drained & rinsed) and tomato, cut up. In a separate bowl- mix together all of the spices and 2 tbsp of water and add that to the pan. Mix that into the tofu until it turns bright yellow, similar to scrambled eggs. Then, you're done! It's a really filling breakfast and it's super easy to make!
After my workouts, I need to replenish my body so I opt for a protein shake. If I'm lazy and don't want to make one- I grab a Vegan OWYN Cookies & Cream shake. It's a Vegan protein drink you can buy at Whole Foods and it has 20 grams of protein. If I'm not being lazy, however, I'll make the BEST post workout shake in the history of shakes. I call it the "energizer". If you're looking for a vegan protein shake with tons (like, literally tons) of caffeine- stop here. You've found it.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 cup Unsweet Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 1/2 cups Ice
- 1 scoop Swiig Vanilla Plant Protein ( https://amzn.to/2HtB2pk )
- 1 scoop Columbian Coffee Powder ( https://amzn.to/2MnfaPU )
- 1 scoop Get Lean powder ( https://amzn.to/2MnaJV0 )
- 2 tbsp Espresso Beans ( https://amzn.to/2LKpgux )
Blend all of that goodness up and you're done!
For lunch, I'll make my favorite salad ever, a vegan "southwest salad". I posted this recipe on my Youtube channel in my "What I eat in a week" video but I'll repost here because it's just THAT good. To start, you'll need to make the dressing. I believe making your own salad dressing at home limits the sugars because dressings usually have a lot! It's also an easy way to spice up your salad and this particular dressing literally tastes like candy to me, which is great.
For the dressing, you'll need:
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 2 tbsp Hummus
- 3 tbsp Walnuts
- 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
First, chop up the red bell pepper and throw it onto the stove at about medium heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Let that brown a bit before taking it off the stove and add it to a blender (ps let it cool because if you blend hot stuff, it could explode!!!!) Then, add 2 tbsp olive oil to the blender, along with 2 tbsp of hummus, 3 tbsp walnuts, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, and 1 clove of garlic minced (aka chopped up). Then, blend it. It's as easy as that!
For the salad, you'll need:
- 1 Head of Romaine lettuce
- 1/4 cup Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 cup Corn
- 1 cup Quinoa
- 1/2 of a Lime
- 1/2 cup Siete No Salt Chips ( https://amzn.to/32bndUz )
For the salad, just cut up 1 head of lettuce and put that on a plate/bowl. Then cut up some cherry tomatoes and add those. Throw 1 cup of corn onto the stove and brown them a bit before adding them to the salad. Then add the quinoa and squeeze some lime juice on top of that. Add the dressing and crush up a handful of chips and BAM, best salad in the world is complete. It's a massive salad full of goodness and it's very filling so, win-win!
My dinner varies every single day, but recently I've been very into Amy's soups. You didn't think I was going to cook every meal, did you?! I normally don't have that much time. So my easy go-to dinner is a can of Amy's Vegan Soups. Here's all of the flavors I really like:
- Lentil Vegetable Soup
- Quinoa, Kale, and Red Lentil Soup
- Chunky Vegetable Soup
- Southwestern Vegetable Soup
- Lentil Soup
and that's it! I hope you got some ideas from my "what I eat in a day" blog post! Be sure to check out my Youtube channel where I have videos on what I eat in a day & what I eat in a week! Remember that a healthy, balanced diet goes hand in hand with exercising regularly!
what I eat in a DAY youtube video: http://bit.ly/whatieatinaday-hannacoleman
what I eat in a WEEK youtube video: http://bit.ly/whatieatinaweek-hannacoleman
See you in the next one!