I love seeing what other people eat so I thought I’d share too! I eat a plant-based, nutritarian diet. This basically means I eat an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, rice, quinoa… you get the idea. I don’t consume any animal products, refined sugar, oil, or anything artificial.
Before this scares you off and you think how limited this diet is – it’s not! I’ve made some of the most delicious dishes and my non-nutritarian friends love them as well. I’m able to really taste flavors and feel good about what’s fueling my body.
So here it goes!
BREAKFAST: I workout every other day, and usually start my morning with a cup of coffee (not exactly nutritarian, but it’s my guilty pleasure). After my workout, I eat breakfast. I’ll have anything from a fresh fruit bowl and nuts, oatmeal, raw almond butter and apples, or my favorite- veggie cereal!
- 1/2 Cup Broccoli
- 1/2 Cup Cauliflower
- 1 Sweet Apple
- 2 Carrots
- 3 Tablespoons Raw Pecans
- Cinnamon to taste
- Sprinkled with Raisins and fruit of choice
- Almond milk (use like you would in cereal)
Blend broccoli, cauliflower, apple, carrots, and pecans in a food processor (I do it one ingredient at a time because of how the texture turns out, but you can toss it all in if you want… the taste is the same!) Sprinkle with cinnamon and raisins.
LUNCH: I almost always have a green smoothie for lunch. It takes me over an hour to drink it and feel fuller longer. I’ll add whatever I have on hand, but always try to get my GBOMBS in!
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Beet with Leaves
- 2 Collard Green Leaves
- 2 Carrots
- 1 and a 1/2 Ripe Banana
- Tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 1/4 Cup Black Beans
- 4 frozen brown baby mushrooms (previously steamed… raw mushrooms can be toxic)
- 4 frozen strawberries
Blend! I use a Vitamix. Makes around 32oz.
Don’t let the beans and mushrooms scare you, can’t even taste ‘em! This combo also gives me almost all my GBOMBS (except onions, because that would be absolutely terrible tasting). You can also add a date or two for sweetness.
With the smoothie I’ll have either an apple and almond butter, nuts, avocado on an organic rice cake… etc.
DINNER: This is my favorite meal. I like to consistently try new recipes, but my all-time favorite is a Vegan Ceaser Salad, omitting the oil. I top with a homemade vegan parmesan, and roasted chickpeas for croutons!
Sometimes I add a homemade soup if I have some prepared on hand.
DESSERT: I usually have a cup of tea/coffee with either a berry fruit bowl or pitted dates filled with raw almond butter, sprinkled with raw cacao. Delish!
I never count calories. I never restrict myself. I never stress about what I’m going to eat like I used to. I make sure everything I put in my body is nutrient rich! I feel healthier, look healthier, and have noticed so many changes in my body. My allergies are slowly improving, and I haven’t had full-blown anxiety attack in a long time!
Hope this gives you some ideas!