What I Ate Wednesday – Vegan
August 20, 2014
Happy Wednesday! Can you believe that it’s Wednesday already? I can’t! I have exciting this happening at the end of this week and I’m excited but also not ready for them! I also have a lot to do before then and I’m not sure if I’ll get it done. Time will tell! I’ve been working on all kinds of things all day and as soon as I post this, I’m calling it a day and going to do some yoga with a friend.Exciting, right?! But first I’m here to share with you all what I ate today to fuel me all day long.
Breakfast #1 : 1/2 watermelon
Yes, breakfast #1. I always like to have something before I workout and watermelon is my go-to. We all know this by now though! I had half of a watermelon to start off my day and hydrate me for my morning workout. Perfect! What’s your favorite post workout snack? Let me know!
Breakfast #2 : Fresh Orange Juice
I have gathered an impressive amount of oranges in the kitchen lately. It’s been unintentional, I swear! I don’t know how it happened but there’s an overabundance of them and I have been neglecting them lately. Poor little guys! That all changed today though. I made fresh orange juice blended with ice for a nice cool treat. Mmm. It’s so good. After I have oranges I always wonder why I don’t have them more often. Do you ever do that with foods? Anyways, I had about 5 oranges blended up into pure orange heaven. So good!
Lunch: Green Smoothie
I try to drink at least 1 green smoothie every day. For vegetables and stuff, you know? I’m getting much better with my veggie intake, but still love sneaking those greens into my smoothies. I post this one all the time and it’s obviously my favorite. It’s so refreshing! 10 bananas, spinach, and coconut water. Yum!! Plus, look at that beautiful color!
Dinner: Pasta, Zucchini, Tomato Sauce
I’m not a major pasta fan. I mean, it’s good! But I can’t eat it every day like some people. Still, it’s nice to have on occasion! I was cleaning out the cabinets yesterday and found some corn pasta that I bought a while ago made by a local company. I got excited and have been looking forward to it since my discovery! I chopped up some fresh garden zucchini and used some homemade tomato sauce too. It was a great way to end the night!
That’s it for today guys! I’ll leave you with these bananas that I’m freezing for some banana ice cream. Mmm!
Thanks for reading! Share with me what you guys have been eating lately!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bites – Raw Vegan
August 19, 2014
Hey all of you beautiful people! I have a great recipe to share today. I debated on if I should share it or wait a while. Why did I debate something like that? I have no idea! I want to share as many things as possible with all of you and the more I share, the more I’m motivated to create more. So here we are for another recipe. Woo!
I’m on a slight peanut butter kick lately. I hope that’s okay with all of you. If it’s not, then please stay tuned for future posting because I promise that not everything in the upcoming posts will have peanut butter in it. Anyways! I’ve been doing a high carb diet for a few months now and lately I’ve just been wanting a few more fats in my diet. (Listen to your body!) So I dusted off my peanut butter jar and broke into it again. Mmm. I can’t eat as much as I used to, simply because just a little is satisfying to me now. But I’m enjoying having a bit of it back in my life!
I made these Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bites to snack on throughout the day… if they last that long. They remind me of no bake cookies, only better! They’re 5 simple ingredients that you just blend together and let the magic happen! It’s so easy that I know that you’ll all be able to do it. I believe in you! So let’s get started!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bites
makes 8-10 medium bites
1 cup dates
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon oats
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon cacao
In your blender or food processor blend together the dates, 1/4 cup oats, maple syrup, and cacao. Remove from blender and roll medium sized balls. Once balls are rolled, toss them in remaining 1 tablespoon of oats and drizzle with peanut butter. Serve, enjoy!
Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Sunrise Oatmeal Recipe
August 18, 2014
Hello! How are you today? I hope you’re doing awesome! I am starting a new workout/training routine this week and I’m excited about it. It involves lots of running, yoga, biking, and some weight training as well. I’m preparing for something that I’m not going to share quite yet because nothing is official and I want to wait until then. But I think I might bring back “Fitness Friday’s” and share my journey with you all!. What do you guys think? Let me know!
So you’re probably wondering why I’m talking about working out when the title claims that this is an oatmeal recipe. Well it is! We’re getting there. Last year I loved oatmeal. I ate it every single day for breakfast and was so excited for it each morning. It gave me an opportunity to be creative and I’ll take any opportunity that I can get for that! I slowly fell out of the oatmeal habit this year and got more into watermelon and smoothie breakfasts. Now I love them more than ever and don’t want to change that. It’s been pretty chilly around here in the mornings lately (Where are you summer?) and I always drink my smoothies and get so cold afterwards. It was miserable because I hate being cold! I began to crave my oatmeal again to warm me up on chilly mornings and this is the first morning I had it again, so it had to be special! What about the watermelons and smoothies though? Well I still did that too! I got up to have a small smoothie before my workout and a small one afterwards. Then I made the oatmeal to warm me up. Woo, happiness!
This isn’t exactly a recipe, but more of an inspiration to make delicious, happy breakfasts each day to start your day off right!
Sunrise Oatmeal Recipe
1/2 – 1 cup of oatmeal, cooked as desired
A spoonful of chocolate date sauce, recipe below
Combine everything in a medium-large bowl any way you’d like. Serve, enjoy!
Chocolate Date Sauce:
1 cup dates
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons cacao
Blend ingredients together in blender. This recipe will make about 3-4 servings. I don’t think there’s a problem with that though! You can store it in the refrigerator if needed for up to 7 days.
What I Ate Wednesday – Raw Till 4
August 13, 2014
Happy Wednesday!! How’s everyone doing today? As I mentioned yesterday, I wasn’t feeling too hot. Well today I’m slightly better but still not 100%. Bummer! I rarely ever get sick anymore so this is frustrating for me to deal with. Especially in the middle of summer. What the heck!? I felt like sticking to my pure and simple foods to try to make myself feel better, but I wanted to switch it up and go without bananas today. Why? Well I don’t know. I usually eat 10-20 bananas a day and I just wanted to switch it up a bit! I never want to try new foods at home. It’s strange. I stick with the same things. But if I’m out at a (vegan) restaurant then I’ll try everything on the menu without thinking twice. Anyways, today was really great food-wise. Let’s check it out!
Breakfast – 1/2 watermelon
Is it really a “What I Ate Wednesday” without a watermelon breakfast? Absolutely not! I can’t even tell you how much I love watermelon. I mean, you probably already can tell. I’m sure you’re thinking, “really, another watermelon?” Well yes, another watermelon. Until summer ends, I will continue my watermelon affair happily. I also highly recommend trying it out! Even if it’s just a smaller glass before or after a workout. It does wonders!
Lunch: 6 oranges, 1/2 pound grapes
Before lunch I had some Chocolate Coconut Squares that you can find here! Anyways, this is the first time that I’ve tried this combo and I love it! I usually stick with just oranges or oranges and pineapple. But I honestly think that this smoothie is better! I added some ice to keep it nice and cool. It’s something different and I don’t know how to describe the taste. I guess you’ll have to try it out yourself. Let me know if you do!
Dinner: Zucchini, 1 cup rice, 1 large potato
When I was a kid I always ate plain white rice and no one understood it. Even growing up I ate everything plain. I hated ketchup, mustard, etc. and just ate things as is. I was considered weird for it so I started using BBQ sauces and stuff. They were good! But I still liked plain things just as much. So I’m back on a plain foods kick. Plain zucchini, rice, and potatoes. Awesome!! I love this so much. But if you’re not into plain things then a tomato sauce would go really well with this too. Mmm!
That’s it for today! What did you guys eat? Share with me in the comments below or on Instagram. I’d love to see!
I’ll leave you with this photo. This happened the other night and I was sooo excited! Woo! Have a great day!
Chocolate Coconut Squares – Raw Vegan
August 12, 2014
Happy Tuesday! I wasn’t feeling the greatest yesterday so I just lounged around and was very unproductive. Totally okay though, everyone needs days like that once in a while! This morning I woke up ready to be productive so I went into the kitchen and created these babies. Mmmm!! I love creating recipes because I usually go into it with a certain thing in mind but that rarely ever happens. The end result is usually much better too! That’s what happened today and I’m really glad it did!
It’s so fun to go into the kitchen and create all kinds of things, isn’t it?! It’s really quite amazing that you can make so so many different foods by combining various foods together. Ahh, I appreciate it so much! Appreciate the little things, my friends. It’s exciting!
These chocolate coconut squares have a chocolate icing and a gooey coconut base. It really can’t get any better than that, can it?! They’re very easy to make, like most things I share, and even easier to eat all in one sitting! Let’s do it.
Chocolate Coconut Squares
makes 8 squares
1 cup dates
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Blend all ingredients together in blender and shape into small/medium sized squares. Set aside.
1/2 cup dates
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons cacao powder
Blend all ingredients together in blender. Spread on top of coconut squares. Serve, enjoy!