How’s your week going so far?! My brain isn’t fully awake yet but I wanted to get this What I Ate Wednesday post up for you guys! They sometimes feel repetitive to me, even though the meals are always different. Let me know if there’s something else you’d like to see, otherwise, I’ll keep up with these types of posts!
My morning hydration was water with liquid iodine – a new addition to my routine that I’m trying. Read more about that here! I won’t go without drinking tons of water first thing in the morning. It’s habit to me now, but I used to need friendly reminders to get my water in before diving into breakfast, which is why I share it here with you guys!
In case you were wondering, I drink out of this huge 32 ounce mason jar all day, because I can measure out how much I’m drinking (I aim for 2-3 liters per day) and I’m not wasting plastic water bottles. I also use this Aqua Gear water filter which is way better than Brita, but any filtered water is better than tap so do what you can.
In our luteal phase, there’s a reason we crave more carbs – because we our bodies need the extra energy! So I don’t fight it and instead, indulge in all the toast I want! It’s been amaaazing. I picked up the Angelic Bakehouse sprouted bread (love it so much!) and store it in the freezer. I’m almost done with the whole loaf, it’s that good. I smear 1/4 avocado on one piece of toast, and the Kite Hill dairy-free cream cheese on the other piece for the best of both worlds, duh.
Almond Butter Protein Smoothie:
- 2 handfuls spinach
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen (steamed first) zucchini
- 1 tablespoons flax
- 1 tablespoon chia
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 scoop vanilla Vega Sport vanila protein
- 1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup filtered water
That breakfast really kept me full, so I didn’t need a snack. Lunch was the yummiest kale and red lentil pasta bowl with steamed broccoli, cauliflower, grape tomatoes and chickpeas, topped with italian spices, nutritional yeast and balsamic vinegar. Sounds weird, but made for the best combo ever. I get my red lentil pasta from Trader Joe’s!
P.S. >> shop my distressed denim shorts (under $20!) that are SO comfy I could live in them!
Pre-workout snack on the way to the gym: a Health Warrior bar in the dark chocolate flavor!
P.S. >> wearing these black Nike power leggings that are my absolute favorite workout pants right now! They never stretch out, they’re not see through, they don’t snag on anything and I have them in every color… if you need a good pair, you must try them!! My mom just got them too 🙂
I downed a post-workout protein shake (Vega protein mixed in water) while making veggie tacos for Terry and I! If you follow me on insta, you would have seen these in my stories. They have black beans, chickpeas, onion, jalapeño, tomatoes, red bell pepper, green peas, spinach and taco spices, topped with avocado and fresh lime, in corn tortillas! We chowed down while watching Ozark on Netflix.
Way too many vegan dark chocolate chips 🙂
And my nightly cup of Calming Magnesium Beauty Sleep Tea before bed!
Hope you enjoyed this What I Ate Wednesday!
Did you make anything yummy this week?! Leave me a comment!
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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