My day's meals and activity went as follows:
8:30am 32oz water
10:00am Green Smoothie [recipe after the break!!]
Breakfast Bake, strawberries, and Banana Bread Waffles [recipe featured next weekend!]
2:00pm Snack time! Grapes, baby carrots, chips and guacamole
6:00pm Cilantro-Lime Farro Salad + Gingerade Kombucha
6:30pm 1.8 mile walk with the pups
8:30pm Medjool date-based "frappuccino" with Vega Viva Vanilla protein (yes, I use plant-based supplementary protein -- usually after high-intensity and strength training workouts, but I was a bit low on my protein intake today)
Don't forget that you can take a look at my daily nutrition breakdown on MyFitnessPal and friend me on DailyMile!
We snacked on chips and guac, pretzel crisps and hummus, grapes and carrots in the afternoon along with iced tea or rootbeer. Cameron and Kevin also had the leftover Chipotle Lentil Burgers before leaving for the evening.
My parents and I had a classic vegan bean, grain, and veg salad adapted from an Oh She Glows recipe.
Update on my brothers from last night: Kevin had the burger because he had not eaten since breakfast and would not have had enough to eat had he not had the burger. This is a perfect example of what happens without proper planning. This lifestyle is only realistic when you have the foresight to anticipate what you might need. No one wants to be hangry!! My brothers also went to Buffalo Wild Wings later in the evening, where Kevin had a black bean burger and Cameron had jalapeno poppers, which he thought were vegetarian, but later found had "bacon bits". Whether or not these were made of real pig is unknown. Oh well, moving forward! I gave my brothers a "pass" to follow a vegetarian diet for this weekend's evening meals, but after that it should be back to strictly vegan (other than eggs).
Recipe for my favorite green smoothie after the break!
My Fave Green Smoothie
1 TBS flax seed meal
1/4 - 1/2 cup orange juice
1 banana, frozen and in chunks
1 cup frozen pineapple (or whatever fruit you'd like)
1. Place spinach into blender first, then add flax meal and orange juice (add as much as you'd like to reach your desired consistency, I like mine on the thicker side).
2. Blend the first three ingredients until the spinach is blended and you have a beautifully vibrant green juice.
3. Add in banana and blend until smooth.
4. Add pineapple (I add as much as I can until I hit the "max fill" line on my single-serve blender cup) and blend until smooth and even in color. Enjoy!
Nutrition facts: 277 calories, 3g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 6g protein, 48mg sodium, 56.5g carbohydrates, 8g fiber, 80mg calcium