It's time for What I ate Wednesday! I didn't choose a healthy day to share, I want to keep it real :)
I've been eating a lot lately!
Breakfast was a pudding bowl with rhubarb, hemp, pollen, coconut oil, honey, coconut flour, protein powder and buckwheat muesli, two almond milk lattes and chocolate. I found this great VIVANI organic dark chocolate Mango-Green tea that I adore! and a dark 92% chocolate. I've been having a lot of these chocolates lately! So delicious!
Lunch was something I haven't had in a long time, It's a traditional bean soup with red onion, served in fresh baked bread. So good.
I ate the bread too.
Desert was a cooked banana with coconut oil, and with my homemade Nutella and some fresh strawberries.
For dinner I had some fresh and steamed veggies with a dijon dressing.
And a raw chocolate pudding (raw vanilla protein, honey, coconut flour, water, coconut oil, cinnamon, cacao), and some fresh baked apricot cake :) Ok, a lot of cake :)
Ok so the past few days I haven't been eating very "clean".. but I will share anyway! I've been eating a lot more than my usual!
My breakfast was different this time. I had chocolate-porridge-cornflakes.
I havent had cornflakes in a very long time, plus a whole bag of chocolate filled cereals, and a mix of oats/quinoa/buckwheat porridge. And I added some healthy sprouted muesli, raisins and chopped dates. Very sweet! All Dipped in hot almond milk, cacao, a lot of honey and cinnamon and this was my perfect comfort food.
I had 2 (two) large bowls! The quality of the photo is quite bad, but this is kind of what it looked like.
Plus Two lattes. And some tahini and honey by the spoonful :) not joking!
Then i snacked on half a large watermelon. This is only 1/2 of what I had.
And for lunch I had hummus sushi. Vegan and very quick to whip up. Maybe 3 minutes to put it together, chop some tomatoes, steamed some asparagus and rolled up a sushi. Dipped in soy sauce and wasabi and yum!
Later I had a veggie place with garlic mashed sweet potato and cauliflower, hummus, beetroot and salad.
Three glasses of red wine, and a lot of pumpkin seeds. (sorry no photos)
I also made a protein chocolate pudding that looked something like this, but I will post a recipe for it later.
Ok. This is the best almond butter I've made lately. Maca gives it a special flavor and a nutritional boost. It's raw and vegan and creamy. Sweet and Salty at the same time, it's a burst of flavor and taste.
- 250 gr raw almonds
- a handful of hazelnuts and walnuts
- 1 teaspoon raw organic maca powder
- 1/2 teaspoon himalaya salt
- 1/4 teaspoon raw cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon raw green stevia powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend the almonds and nuts until they become creamy. It took me about 10-15 minutes in my food processor. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend a little more.
Store in a glass jar, can't tell for how long, I usually eat it in 4-5 days :)
I like to add it every morning in my breakfast bowl, and I love it with banana or apple.
Unt de migdale crud cu maca Acest unt de migdale este cel mai bun pe care l-am facut in ultima vreme! Maca ofera un gust superb si multe beneficii! Este putin dulce si putin sarat, o combinatie delicioasa!
- 250 gr migdale crude, cu coaja
- un pumn de alune de padure si nuci
- 1 lingurita pudra maca
- 1/2 lingurita sare himalaya
- 1/4 lingurita pudra de cacao cruda
- 1/2 lingurita scortisoara
- 1/2 lingurita pudra stevie verde cruda
- 1/2 lingurita vanilie
Se pun migdalele in robotul de bucatarie la viteza aproape maxima. Mie mi-a luat cam 10-15 minute pana s-au transformat intr-o crema moale. Am adaugat apoi restul ingredientelor si am amestecat din nou.
Se pastreaza intr-un borcan de sticla, nu pot spune cat timp, la mine rezista cam 4-5 zile :)
Eu o servesc in fiecare dimineata in micul dejun, sau cu o banana, sau mar.
Breakfast was my usual pudding bowl with superfoods and fruit: with maca, lucuma, coconut flour, stevia, raspberries, bee pollen, hemp seeds, sea buckthorn, banana, and a small bowl of homemade jam.
I just got my Sunwarrior in the mail so a late breakfast was some protein powder. I love the vanilla flavor! I also had some dark chocolate.
Lunch was a nori hand-roll :) which is stir fry veggies with tamari and a tomato-nutritional yeast cheesy spread/dressing. It had zucchini pasta, sprouted beans and seeds, sesame seeds, pickled red bell peppers, leafy greens, and a side bowl of pumpkin seeds.
Saved leftovers for later !
I snacked on this big watermelon. Delicious!
Later I had another hand-roll, dark chocolate and pumpkin seeds.
Late night snack was a bowl like my breakfast with superfoods and fruit.
And some red wine.
Nutella. Homemade, raw, vegan, gluten free. The healthiest Nutella in the world!
I did it again. Nutella. I love it. The taste and recipe just keeps getting better and better.
So simple to make and so healthy that I eat it by the spoonful. Chocolate by the spoonful. And a jar usually lasts a few days. (Or sometimes just one day.....)
- 500 gr raw hazelnuts (or any other nuts like almond, walnut, pecan, macadamia, brazilian nuts, but to get a Nutella-like taste I prefer hazelnuts)
- 1 tsp Himalaya salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract/powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 teaspoons raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp liquid stevia (or any sweetener of your choice: use coconut sugar or honey, agave, maple syrup)
You will need a food processor, or a high speed blender like Vitamix.
Process the hazelnuts first until they turn into a creamy spread. Add the other ingredients and process a little more. Store in a jar in the pantry or in the fridge.
Nutella facuta in casa. Vegana, de post, fara gluten, cruda, fara zahar. Sanatoasa :) Ingrediente: - 500 de grame alune de padure (sau orice alta nuca:migdale, nuci, macadamia, braziliene, pecan, caju. Eu prefer alunele de padure fiindca au gust de Nutella) - 1 lingurita sare de himalaya - 1 lgt extract de vanilie - 1/2 lgt scortisoara - 3 lgt pudra de cacao cruda - 1 lgt stevie lichida ( sau orice alt indulcitor, dupa gust: zahar de cocos, miere, agave) Adaugati alunele de padure in robotul de bucatarie si procesati pana devin o crema. Apoi adaugati restul ingredientelor pana se incorporeaza in crema si obtineti o ciocolata cremoasa. Se pastreaza intr-un borcan la temperatura camerei sau in frigider. La mine sta doar cateva zile, deci nu pot spune cam cat se pastreaza.
Later I had a pea soup with fresh veggies. I boiled the peas and onion for 10 minutes and after it boiled I took it off the stove I added the fresh green veggies and spices without boiling it.
Then I had sweet potatoes with a spicy cheesy dressing and tomatoes and seaweed.
Snack was my usual bowl of pumpkin seeds, a bowl of chocolate protein pudding, more dark chocolate and sweet red wine. (didn't take photos of everything).
I like to eat a sweet chocolate pudding at night, the same as my breakfast. :)
I like to practice yoga anywhere I am, it feels good especially after travel. After sitting in a car/plane/bus for a few hours it's always great to stretch and do some poses anywhere. It doesn't have to be anything advanced, just some backbends, leg stretches, splits, and meditation feels great and will energize anyone anytime!
This is my version of dancer pose, or full bow, Natarajasana, and is one of the postures I learned in the Bikram Yoga Advanced classes. It's a great back opener and the stretch feels very good.
I am aware my standing knee was not completely locked in the picture I believe I was loosing my balance just as the photo was snapped :)
It's Wednesday again! Time for What I ate Wednesday!
For the "pudding: Buckwheat flakes, coconut flour, hemp seeds, honey, carob, coconut oil. Topped with homemade nutella, bee pollen, walnuts, dried maracuja and hibiscus, sprouted crunchy buckwheat. I also had 2 coffees and more Nutella! yum!
Later I had some steamed and fresh veggies with dijon and my garlic cheesy dressing, and a bowl of roasted pumpkin seeds.
Later I had some grilled veggies, and a lot more pumpkin seeds and red wine.
I had some extra dark chocolate, and more wine :) and a large chocolate pudding with Nutella and raspberries, the photo doesn't look that appetising but it tastes amazing!! (I used an older photo for the pudding, but this is my go-to recipe!)
Welcome to What I Ate Wednesday #5! It's a summer edition because it has been 25-30 degrees here in Romania lately, sunny, and feels like summer!
For breakfast, I had a "shot" of barleygrass made of 1 teaspoon sprouted barleygrass powder and water.
Then I enjoyed 2 soy milk lattes with cinnamon and dark chocolate, (picture next time!)
I cheated and used an older photo, but I had the same chocolate Heidi 85% and 2 of these coffees.
Breakfast is almost the same every morning, today I had raw vanilla protein powder with coconut flour and coconut oil, with bee pollen, hemp flour, honey, homemade peanut butter, lucuma powder, goji berries, carob powder, sprouted buckwheat, raspberries, half a mango, sea buckthorn, cinnamon. I also added a few drops of natural lavender oil for a different flavour.
Mid morning I had half of a large watermelon - I love cold watermelon in summer and I can't wait for the local sweet juicy ones!
I was not hungry at all today because it was so hot outside, but I forced myself to eat some veggies, avocado, and pickled peppers. Yum.
Later I was not hungry at all, but I know I have to eat, and I had a large sweet potato, cooked in coconut oil topped with chilli powder and dijon, cucumbers and tomato.
Late night snack- my everyday bowl of pumpkin seeds and my usual 2 large glasses of sweet red wine.
Update: I also had a bowl of oatmeal in the middle of the night - so delicious! I used 1/2 cup oats, 2 tablespoons coconut flour, soy milk, quinoa flakes, 1 Tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Simple and delicious! Tastes like rice pudding or semolina pudding from my childhood. So good!