A lot of people are curious about what people who are on a plantbased diet actually eat on a daily basis. So I decided to document it for you guys.
I try to exercise at least 3 times a week and today happened to be one of my workout days. I started my day with a ginger shot, like usual (recipe for which can be found in this post). Since I planned on going to the gym today, I prepared The Vegan Power Smoothie by Jason Vale.
This is a really thick and creamy juice that contains 1 banana, 2 apples, 1/4 of a pineapple, half of an avocado and a teaspoon of spirulina (both of which are high in protein). You juice all the fruit except for the avocado an then blend together the juice with the avocado and the spiruline. You're supposed to drink half of this juice before your workout and half of it when you are done, so that's what I did. The reason for this is that after your workout, it's best to get some protein in you. This way you will be less sore afterwards, because your body has the components it needs to restore you muscles. During my workout I drank lemon and lime infused water. I prefer this to just regular water, not only because of the taste, but also because you get a little bit of extra electrolytes this way. When you workout you lose electrolytes and water by sweating, breathing,... When you drink water after you excercise you do rehydrate yourself but you don't really get enough electrolytes. Adding some fruits that are naturally high in electrolytes to your water, can help with replenishing the electrolytes you lost (the Vegan Power Smoothie also helps with this).
After a nice hot steaming shower, I headed into town. I went to Starbucks, where I drank a soy latte, to study and because I had arranged to meet Emilie there for lunch.
Now, since we live in Belgium, eating out on a plantbased diet is not very easy. Your options are pretty limited and quite often you will have to make a special order. Today was no different. We went to two different places (where there weren't any vegan options except for a salad) before we settled on Ellis Gourmet Burger. I knew they had some really delicious vegetarian options there and thought I could probably make one of the options vegan with just a few adjustments, so that's what we ended up doing. I ordered the Portobello burger but asked them to leave out the goat's cheese (which I don't really like anyway) and the mayo and tadaaaa my vegan burger was born :). It had roasted veggies (yellow pepper, onion and zucchini) and of course a large portobello mushroom. We also got a plate of fries for the table, because why the hell not.
Normally, I would have a little mid-afternoon snack, but today we where so busy walking around at Expovet (an exhibition for veterinarians and veterinary students) to think about food. We did get really thirsty though, so on the way back we shared a bottle of water.
And now, for dinner, I am eating some leftover Indian Chili (recipe from Eat Smart by Niomi Smart) while finishing up this blogpost. It looks disgusting, so I won't show you a picture, but I promise that it tastes absolutely amazing! It's a mix between an Indian curry and a chili, so it's spicy but it also has a sweetness because of the coconut milk.
I hope you liked this kind of post. Please let me know if you did and maybe I'll do some more in the future ;).
Talk to you soon,