A question I almost always get is, “What do you eat?” because for some reason, people think that being raw vegan means “starvation” and no food options…
Sooo… in this article, I’m sharing with you what I ate today to give you insight and show you what I typically eat in a day. Keep in mind, that what I eat daily may vary depending on what’s going on that day, what I’m doing and most importantly, what food sources are available to me.
Today I’m home, so I’ve made the time to prepare my meals and share them with you, starting with breakfast…
First, I started the day filling up my water bottle with distilled water and fresh squeezed lemon juice. It’s what I take with me to the gym to keep my body hydrated and alkalized.
I like to use distilled water because it’s the next best thing to your fruits and veggies which contain the most purest form of water available to your body.
It’s also the best way to start out the day upon awakening to rehydrate and alkalize after a night of detox. Which is what the body does for you overnight.
Next was breakfast…
For breakfast, I had a fruit post-workout smoothie and this I can tell you is what I generally eat every single morning without fail unless I have a smoothie bowl which I’ll share some recipes on in future videos.
Fruit smoothies in the morning are ideal for optimal nutrition, mental clarity, athletic performance and to energize the body for an optimal and productive kind of day!
It’s the time of day when your body craves nutrients and being that you have an empty stomach, it is key for optimal nutrient absorption.
In today’s morning smoothie, I used –
- 1 scoop Garden of Life Vanilla Raw Protein powder
- ½ a pineapple
- 1 apple
- 1 cup of frozen jackfruit
- 1 cup of mixed berries
- a thumb size piece of aloe vera
and about a ½ cup of 100% coconut water.
You can add more or less if you choose. I like a thick smoothie but some people like it liquified so it all depends on what your preference is. If you want it thicker, use less water; if you want it liquified, use more.
I had a later start today because I was doing an intermittent fast with an 11a to 7p eating window. So I timed my workout to be completed around 10:45a so that it can put me right at 11 for my first meal of the day.
Next was lunch…
For lunch I had a canary melon mono-meal. A mono-meal is the consumption of any one single fruit to the point where you are feeling completely full and satiated.
Canary melons are sweet and delicious. So, if you like melons, I highly recommend this one!
Other easy, yummy mono-meal options and some of my favorites to eat are:
- Honeydew or any other kind of melons available ( I love melons!😋)
I would suggest eating a mono-meal once daily or every other day if possible. They are great for easing your digestive system and allowing the body to recharge and smooth things out!
Watch the full video on YouTube HERE.
For dinner, I made a delicious kale rainbow salad, loaded with nutrient bursting goodness and, best of all, no animal was killed for it.
YES, it is more than possible to eat savory, hearty vegan meals that don’t require hurting another living being.
As a matter of fact… I can veganize any non-vegan meal because now a days’ more and more ingredients are being created to support the vegan community and to encourage and inspire others to give it a go.
So, if there’s a non-vegan meal you love to eat and would like a vegan recipe for it, let me know in the comments below👇🏼 what that meal is, and I will create a recipe for you! Plus, post it in a future video just for you.
Let’s move on to today’s dinner recipe…
For today’s rainbow kale salad dinner, I used –
- 1 bunch of red kale leaves
- 1 sumo manderin, pieced apart
- 1 diced mango
- A medley of cherry heirloom tomatoes
- 1 diced avocado
- About a ½ cup chopped cilantro, parsley or herb of choice
- 1 sliced watermelon radish
- 1 diced cucumber
- Approximately 1 cup purple cabbage
- A sprinkle of Dulse granules
- A sprinkle of Wakame
For the dressing, I made a sweet avocado dressing with –
- 2 small ripe avocados
- the juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp Agave
- ½ tsp of himalayan salt
You can either combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash it up well with an avocado mashing tool like I did OR you can simply just use a fork or a spoon.
Before getting started, be sure to wash your greens and veggies real good. I recorded a video on how to thoroughly wash your greens last week and will post that link in the description box below in case you missed it.
Next, add all ingredients to a large salad bowl and enjoy!
So, that’s it…
If you choose to make any of today’s recipes, don’t worry about having all the ingredients, if you don’t have them all, it’s OK. You can always substitute with what you do have and make it your own.
Eating healthy should not be stressful. So, be mindful of that and enjoy whatever food sources from the earth you can get your hands on and keep as much of it raw as you can…
It’s what our bodies were born to thrive on!