What I eat in a day 2: Plantbased diet

I wrote this 'What I eat in a day', right after we started talking about having our own blog (I obviously got really excited) and recently found it between my documents on my computer. Since this week is kind of a hectic one, for me and Emilie, today seemed like a good time to post this one. 
I wrote this post in june, while studying for my exams, that's why some of the recipes might seem a little more summery. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy this blogpost.

Breakfast

Strawberry and coconut chia seed pudding, topped with some frozen strawberries and coconut pieces.

Strawberry and coconut chia seed pudding, topped with some frozen strawberries and coconut pieces.

For breakfast I had strawberry and coconut chia seed pudding, which I made a few days ago with a glass of orange juice and a cup of tea. This chia seed pudding is supereasy to make and really delicious.

Ingredients:

  •  200ml of coconut milk (you can go for real coconut milk or you can use a coconut drink, like the one from Alprosoja or Rude health, if you want to make it a little bit of a lighter meal)
  • 45g of chia seeds
  • 350g of fresh strawberries
  • 1 lemon
  • 1ts of vanilla extract
  • 2-3tbs of sweetener of your choice (I use agave sirup, but you can use honey, liquid sweetener,.. Whatever floats your boat)

How to make:

  • In a sealable container, mix together the coconut milk and the chia seeds. Stir well, cover the bowl and put in the fridge for about half an hour.
  • In the meantime, in a seperate mixing bowl, mash up the strawberries. Make sure to keep some to the side to put on top of you chia seed pudding. Mix in the zest and the juice of half a lemon, the vanilla extract and your sweetener of choice. Mix well.
  • After the half hour, combine the mixtures in your sealable container and put back in the fridge. Leave to thicken for half an hour and tadaaa, your chia seed pudding is ready. Enjoy!!
  • Your chia seed pudding will stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days.

Lunch

For lunch I had wholewheat pasta with a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce with brocolli. This is a recipe from “Isa does it”, a vegan cookbook. I really recommend this book to people who are just starting to discover a vegan/plantbased diet, because of the easy-to-make yet delicious recipes. I made this yesterday, but since I’m studying for my exams right now, I decided to make a bigger amount so that I can eat this for a few more days (I’m meal prepping, I feel so adult :p). I just put this in the fridge and when I need it I just heat up a portion in a small pot.

Wholewheat pasta with creamy sun-dried tomato and brocolli sauce. One of my go-to meals.

Wholewheat pasta with creamy sun-dried tomato and brocolli sauce. One of my go-to meals.

Dinner

I was not really in the mood to cook anything this evening after a full day of studying, so for dinner I just ate toast with strawberry jam. I get my strawberry jam from my local strawberry farmer. I love getting my food from local farmers and little markets (a blogpost about one of my absolute favorite markets will be coming soon as well).

I hope you enjoyed this 'What I eat in a day'. Let me know if you try any of the recipes or if you know any good vegan/plantbased cookbooks yourself. I'm always looking to find more ;)!

Talk to you soon,
Nakiska