Hello my loves. Happy International Women’s Day and What I Ate Wednesday! I’m a little grumpy as I’m taking a break from coffee… ugh. The addiction is so real.
Hope your week is going fab. Let’s get into my plant based, caffeine-free eats.
Every single morning, water, water water, before anything else, as you guys already know!
I drink 24 ounces (3 cups) of filtered water, today with 1/2 lemon. I use this ginormous mason jar all day every day because no one cup is ever big enough?? Plus, I can measure out my water intake and try to drink 3 mason jars filled with water per day. Water helps to rehydrate the body after a long night’s rest when we get dehydrated and is so essential to wake up the body and start on the right track. Also, my skin looks so much smoother and stays clear!
Like I mentioned above, I’m taking a break from coffee… literally THE WORST.
This week, I’ve been feeling totally burnt out. Like no energy whatsoever, even though I sleep 7-8 hours. I’m not sad or depressed, just literally drained and little things like cleaning up the kitchen are exhausting. It’s super weird..? I eat plant based nourishing foods. I take B vitamins. I drink a ton of water and exercise 3-4 times per week, doing yoga when I feel necessary, so idk??? I’m tired of being tired all the time! So I’m figuring it out and coffee is first up on the list to go. Stay tuned!
Instead of coffee, I’ve been inspired to make golden milk turmeric lattés by the lovely Alexis of hummusapien! I’ve seen them all over her instastories lately and figured it was the perfect replacement for coffee, since it’s warming and seriously the yummiest, most luxurious cup of liquid gold (as shown in the picture above!). Go make it now!!!!!
Here’s my go-to Golden Milk Turmeric Latté:
1 1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of black pepper (to help absorb the curcumin in turmeric!)
1 teaspoon maple syrup
**In a small pot over the stove, heat and whisk all ingredients together until hot! You can also warm the almond milk in the microwave and then whisk in all the ingredients. It’s so luxurious and warming and I most definitely need to do a blog post on it.
It was a everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of smoothie day, because I needed all the energy to make up for the lack of caffeine… 2 big handfuls of spinach, 2 ripe bananas, 1 cup frozen berries, 3 tablespoons hemp seeds, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon spirulina, 1/2 teaspoon maca powder, 1 scoop Vega Protein and Greens and 1.5 cups water! Topped with cherry granola and cacao nibs. YUM.
While working, I snacked on the usual.. apple with Justin’s Almond Butter which is literally the best. And almond butter right out of the jar because it’s ALL MINE. No shame ha.
Pretty much anything goes! Lunch was a sweet potato quinoa glow bowl with spicy pico de gallo, crumbled tempeh and 1/4 avocado. LOVE this combo.
I took a work break to make these No-Bake PB Energy Balls because they’re my fave and super easy to whip up. Plus, I was totally dragging with a headache and just wanted to eat something sweet. Roll in shredded coconut for extra sweetness! The only problem: I could eat the entire batch in one sitting if I let myself. I prob had 4 of these little bites this time tho.
After some light yoga and tons of water, I made another bowl. Are you surprised? Bowls are the best. This one had kale, quinoa, cauliflower, tempeh, the remaining avocado from lunch and raw probiotic kraut from Farmhouse Culture. Plus, this homemade tahini dressing, which I make every week now for salads and bowls!
I also had way too many vegan chocolate chips, a cup of peppermint tea and a rice crackers while watching Real Housewives…
Hope you enjoyed this What I Ate Wednesday!
Did you make anything yummy this week?! Leave me a comment below!
Also, if you’re ever wanting to look at past ‘What I Ate’ posts, they’re archived under the ‘What I Ate‘ category.
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Love you guys!