What the Kale?! Okay that was totally corny; but for someone who never thought she’d eat kale and now goes through a bag or more a week it’s pretty fitting! Keeping up with my vegan adventures made simple I’m going to jump right into these next two recipes. Here’s what I ate today for Breakfast and for dinner!
(Here is a copy and paste of my terminology section from my 1st vegan adventures post for those of you just tuning in)
“I eat Vegan”
I eat Vegan. I am not (haven’t yet decided/committed to be) vegan. I sometimes think I’m in transition to becoming vegan then i’m like look Shrimp! Nom Nom Nom! For the most part I eat vegan and vegetarian with the exception of shrimp (which I probably have once a month but still somehow struggle with the idea of ever letting go of it). I admire vegans and greatly appreciate the discipline it takes many warriors to live such a beautiful lifestyle. For that reason, I won’t pretend to be something I’m NOT. In order to love MY body as best I can I’ve decide to eat vegan at least 4 days a week. Sometimes more, and occasionally on a bad week, less. I decided this because of personal reasons. If I decide to share them one day I will but that a whole other post! Here’s the main part: when I eat vegan I feel good. Heck I feel great! Physically and mentally great. MY body feels better when the things I put into it are based on a more than 50% vegan diet. That bring me to my next term:
Pay close attention to that 1st word. That’s the part I really want to sink in here. I’m not writing this for Sara, Jason, Nicole, Latisha, Jasmine, or Aria’s body. Because, I made up those names and I don’t know what’s best for your body. So please when I am saying something works or is best, please give me grace and know that for the most part I mean for MY body. So please consult your doctor and do your research to find out what’s best for YOUR body! Sure many of these ingredients, or the absence of harmful ingredients, will benefit the average human body; but many of us have other circumstance that may effect us. That brings me to my last term:
This is my circumstance. PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, effect my body in many ways. Diet specific, PCOS makes it harder for me to lose weight and puts me at higher risk for things such as diabetes. Its so much more complex than that but I’ll keep it short. For me when it comes to PCOS one thing is certain; I eat better, I feel better, and my body responds better! Find out what your circumstances are and better yourself. Your body will thank you!
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Alright, lets jump into the beautiful simplistic adventure of my What the KALE day! Yesterday was a non-vegan day. My mom has been visiting from Ohio for the past month. She leaves on Wednesday. Since she arrived she been asking to go to Mellow Mushroom. So yesterday we surprised her and took her there for dinner. Not only was the pizza I had non vegan but it was mega cheesy. I haven’t had that much pizza in a while so I decided I’d do a post pizza day cleanse! Kale is today’s weapon of choice! My day is going to be packed with a ton of vegetables. So here what I ate for breakfast on this super-duper plant based jam packed day! Can I get a “KALE yea?” Anybody? Okay… moving on 🙂
1 cup water (or almond milk)
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 serving of whole almonds
2 cups kale
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 large ice cubes
Simplistic Adventure (Directions)
Mix all ingredients into a blender and… BLEND! LITERALLY. Just press the button. The most work you have to do here is rinsing the kale yo!
(Note: I paired this smoothie with 1 1/2 cups raw carrots left over from my lunch recipe! There is a delicious garden forming in my belly!)
1 baked tortilla
2 cups spring mix
½ cup kale
½ cup shredded carrots
½ cup peas (cooked and refrigerated)
Hand full sliced green peppers
¼ cup slivered almonds
Simplistic Adventure (Directions)
Cap full of Olive oil
Cap full of olive oil
Use fork to crunch tortilla at the bottom of the salads. Then, toss and enjoy!
With all the plant based nutrition I’m getting in today, along with the cardio and strength training I’ll be adding right after this post; I’m not worried about my total fat for today (almonds and olive oil). Not only are these healthy fats; the good I’m doing my body with these two recipes far outweighs the bad! So stick a fork in it and eat up. Your body will thank us both! Well my youngest just woke up from his nap and his foot is tapping the keyboard so that all for today! Tune in to my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/WGLblog later for the videos of me making these two recipes!