What I Ate Today

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I have a confession to make .... I'm obsessed with watching 'What I Eat In A Day' videos on YouTube. I seriously cannot stop! The watch later button keeps getting pressed on almost every video that pops in the 'what to watch' section and suggested videos, and along with other videos I watch, I think my watch list now ranks up to about 80 videos. I am slowly getting through them, but then I add more. This then results in me not doing anything that productive.

As I love watching the videos, I thought I'd do something similar myself. Possibly even make it a regular thing. Although, I must say that I am one of those people who can eat the same meals for like 4 days in a row. But hey, if you enjoy it, why not eat it as much as you want.

What I Ate Today

It would probably be helpful if you knew about my diet. No, I'm not ON a diet, it's just MY diet ( hopefully you understand what I'm getting at, it's just sometimes when you say the word 'diet', people automatically associate it with restriction, losing weight etc). I went vegetarian round about the end of March. However, long before this, I came across veganism and I was really interested in it and the fact that people are thriving of fruits, veg etc. Although I was really interested in it, I found it a bit overwhelming when I considered turning vegan. What I mean is, when you've grown up being told to ''eat that piece of meat to make you big and strong'' and ''you need to drink your milk otherwise you'll have weak bones and terrible teeth'' etc, finding that there are so many people have amazing health, energy, great skin and hair and so on feels like a bit of a shock. 

After a while of watching people along the likes of Essena O'neill and Bonny Rebecca and following vegan instagramers like superfoodsioban, plantbasedjudy and carolinejuliab, I discovered the ethical side to veganism. I'm not going to go too much into it because I'm not someone who is filled with a bunch of facts.

So anyway...I'm not going to class myself as 100% vegan (yet) because I do sometimes end up in the 'treat' cupboady - which my mum really should stop keeping so stocked up! But overall, I think for the past month I have been eating about 95% plant based. Since doing so, my energy levels have increased quite a lot (but, yes, I still get tired when I stay up to late on YouTube or netflix). I'm also doing research into skin care, hair and beauty products which are cruelty free and hopefully contain nothing derived from animals; so that when what I have now is used up, which isn't vegan, can go.

Breakfast

I always start the day by drinking lemon tea - half a lemon squeezed into some warm water. Perfect way to start the day.

Lemon tea, lemon water


Due to the brilliant weather the UK has been having (please stay this way so we can actually have a summer), I decided to finally try out banana ice cream. Oh my goodness! If you haven't tried it already, do it! I simply froze 3 ripe bananas overnight then blended them together in the morning - so simple, but so good! I topped this bowl with rawnola and strawberries (because they are amazing at this time of year, plus because of Wimbolden in which my grandma is glued to every year).

Banana ice cream, nice cream, vegan, topped with rawnola and strawberries


Dinner

For dinner I made pasta with 'meat'balls - which I made a few nights before. The recipe I used was by plantbasedjudy - they're delicious! I also realised, by the time I'd heated the meatballs and cooked the pasta, we had run out of passata. So I ended up making the pasta sauce from fresh chopped tomatoes and just mushing them a bit - but it was still very good.

Plant Based Judy's Vegan meatballs and pasta


Tea

This meal was one of those 'what veg can I find in the fridge, lets throw it all into the pan' kinda meals - which I do fairly often to be honest. I also went out that afternoon to pick up some passata (because staple!). It ended up being a chilli and was delicious. 

Vegan chilli


Snack

Before bed I like to enjoy a nice cup of tea and usually something to eat. So here I'm having some homemade banana bread.

Vegan banana bread


P.s - This isn't actually what I ate today, but what I ate on Wednesday. 

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10 comments

  1. I really want to try out banana ice cream and bread but doesn't it slow down your digestion?

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    Sarah
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    1. Definitely do! I haven't found any troubles. You have to make sure the bananas are ripe and when I say ripe I don't mean yellow, I mean when they are covered in spots - that's when they are best digested : )

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  2. I've been wanting to do one of these posts for ages but then I feel bad because I'm not the most healthiest person haha! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Very informative post of "What I Ate today" Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

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    Kathy Shea Mormino
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    1. Thank you for stopping by : ) And I sure will be

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  4. This is such a great idea for a post, I love seeing what other people eat!
    I should do this, it would probably make me realise just how badly I eat haha!

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life Wales

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    1. Hahaha, we all have our good and bad days and I'm glad you liked it : )

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  5. I love having lemon in water first thing in the morning too! Or apple cider vinegar too - about 1 tsp in a glass of water :) great to see your delicious plant-based meals for the day! I've been thinking about doing a post like this too..

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    1. I've never tried apple cider vinegar, is it good? And ooooo, I'd love to see you do a post always great for inspiration : )

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