People are often surprised when I tell them that I follow a mostly plant-based (vegan) diet. I am frequently asked, “what do you eat?” Many often assume that all I eat are salads, raw vegetables, and fruits. Since adopting this lifestyle, I have come to know that is far from true. In fact, with a little bit of creativity and some guts (to try new things!), a plant-based diet is darn delicious. Let’s take a look at my Saturday eats so that you can see just how simple, yet delicious a vegan diet can be.
What I Ate
The first part of my breakfast was drank prior to go to the gym for my workout: a green smoothie with almond milk, Vega One chocolate protein powder, 1/3 frozen banana, frozen peach slices, frozen blueberries, and LOTS of spinach. I am hooked on these. Who knew getting in greens could be so tasty?
After the gym and a hot shower I ate a batch of oatmeal raisin pancakes (recipe to come) topped with melted blackberry jam and peanut butter. These were awesome!
Lunch was sauteed sesame tofu dipped in barbecue sauce. I seriously think I could drink barbecue sauce right out of the bottle ;). On the side I ate homemade coleslaw that I made with my Nasoya vegan mayo.
Afternoon snackage consisted of Blue Diamond coconut almonds (seriously awesome!) and raisins.
I also ate my favorite weekend afternoon snack: a sliced apple dipped in nut butter. On this day I chose some crunchy Nuttso.
A new-to-me flavor. It is good, but I still prefer the cola flavor.
Dinner was a twice-baked pizza sweet potato (recipe soon!). Combining two of my favorite foods (pizza and sweet potatoes) was definitely gooood thinking at its finest!
My evening snacks consisted of:
Celery and baby carrots with hummus,
a Cutie and red grapes,
and popcorn. I can never go too many days without eating some popcorn. It is definitely a favorite of mine.
See? A full day of healthy, protein-packed, delicious, varietal, VEGAN eats! Oh, and plenty of future recipe teasers. Please forgive me ;).