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What I Eat in a Day + VIDEO

I’ve seen loads of blog posts on this topic and have watched a few Youtube videos too, and they always tend to inspire me and spark ideas, so I thought it’s definitely time for me to share what my nourishment looks like in a day. 

It’s always so interesting to see what other people eat, when they eat, and how much they eat. Interesting to me that is! And I also find inspiration in the creativity of the food that people eat.

Food is so personal. It can tell a story. It can tell you about a persons culture, what they were craving, what they enjoy. So intimate! Food sustains us and nourishes not only our bodies, but our minds. It reminds us of people, places and spaces in time, shaping our memories and our cultural heritage. It’s a form of personal expression, and helps bring people together. 

Now, something so special and meaningful should be full of absolute goodness, right?!? I believe food has energy. I encourage you to look down at your next plate of food and take a moment. How does the food on your plate make you feel when you look at it? besides hungry, I hope! Take that moment to connect, and maybe express gratitude for the energy and nourishment it’ll give you.

Food is powerful! Not only in all the above mentioned capabilities, but in nourishing and fueling your body. Illness can be cured and treated with food, and that alone is huge! Does the food you eat tell a story to be proud of? If not, maybe it’s time to add a little nourishing sparkle to your plate. You may find some inspiration below:

What I Eat in a Day 

Every night, I make sure I’ve taken my bottle of water to bed. I do this to ensure I’m hydrated from the time I wake up. When you sleep, you’re mind may be at rest but your body is working super hard to repair and maintain perfect balance. All of this energy uses up water, hence the importance of replenishing the used supplies the minute you wake up.

I then like to exercise, be it a workout or a yoga flow. I find that early morning practices work so well for me, and this year I’m trying really really hard to keep at them, and am doing pretty well so far! 

Once I’ve exercised and sat on the balcony in the fresh air, appreciating the new day and hydrating again, I shower, get dressed and head to the kitchen. 

Breakfast

Lately I’ve been so prepared that I’ve been making these overnight Bircher Muesli Jars, making breakfast is so easy, and giving me so much more time in the mornings. I pop on the kettle and let a herbal tea strain while I get my muesli on! I’ve been loving the Organic Rooibos and Orange that I recently got from The Hollow. It is so smooth, full of antioxidants, and I’ve been loving it in the mornings. 

Overnight Soaked Bircher Muesli

Snack

{ Not Pictured } This particular morning I had a sneaky soy cappuccino and a date stuffed with peanut butter. So naughty! But hey, I’m being honest. Definitely gave me a boost of energy! 

Lunch

A big Green Smoothie was on the cards for lunch, and if I’m honest, I’ve been having this smoothie for lunch most days. It’s really tasty! And I tend to add spirulina, matcha and whatever else I can find in the fridge to boost it’s nutritional profile. However, this day, I kept it simple. 

I use my Nutribullet pretty much every day. From smoothies, to sauces, to pestos and hummus, it really is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets!

Green Smoothie

  • Big Handful of Baby Spinach
  • 4-5 Slices Fresh Ginger
  • 1/2 Fresh Lemon (Peeled and seeded)
  • 2 Small Frozen Ripe Bananas
  • Handful of Frozen Mango Chunks
  • About 1/2 Cup 100% Coconut Water

Snack

{ Not Pictured } For a mid afternoon snack I had a few cucumber sticks that I had, already chopped, in the fridge and needed to be eaten. I had them with some hummus and a couple tablespoons of nutritional yeast! I love this stuff so much! Vitamin B12 overload!

Dinner

This plate was thrown together in no less than 5 mins, if that! Left over quinoa, the burger patty and aubergine had already been cooked, and the rest was just added. I threw together a quick salad and that was that!

I love leftovers, they’re extremely handy to have in the fridge, and make throwing meals together a breeze. I like to cook a big batch of either quinoa or brown rice and keep it in a container in the fridge for about 3 days, adding it to lunches and dinners. It saves such a lot of time and tastes just as good. The thing with healthy eating, is that if you just take a few moments to prepare your meals and snacks, it really can make the world of difference. It’ll lessen the stress, save time and make eating healthy that much easier. 

Kumara Burger, Quinoa and Salad

  • 1 Bean Supreme Black Eyed Bean Kumara Burger
  • 3/4 Cup White Quinoa
  • 2 Slices Grilled Aubergine
  • 1 TBS Sauerkraut
  • 1 TBS Pesto
  • Salad – Mixed greens, cucumber, spiralized beetroot, red cabbage and sliced radishes)

I broke down the Nutritional Values as best I could using the very handy app Cron-o-meter. This way it’s easy to see the calories and nutrients you’re eating and what areas you should be improving on. I’m pretty happy with my recordings, but I did forget to add my daily water intake – which is usually around 2 1/2 liters.

I hope you enjoyed what I had to share, and I’d love for you to watch the short Youtube video I created for this post.

Much love …

 

 

 

 

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