In this post you will get to see an insight into how a vegan eats on a typical day in the life, while making sure to get all the required nutrients and to simply enjoy food. There are a few different kinds of diets people in veganism follow such as; raw, gluten free (GF), High Carb Low Fat (HCLF) etc. For me I follow a HCLF diet eating wholefoods and eating as much as I want (if I’m hungry I will eat a lot) I don’t believe we need to restrict what we eat, it causes a lot of problems, from personal experience we got to learn to enjoy food.

Rise and Shine Sleepy!

When I wake up, I drink some water probably 500ml infused with fruits (today I had strawberry water) YUM! You probably wonder why I do this? After sleeping for 8 hours your body needs a wake up alarm; this is what the water does and helps to refresh you for day ahead.

I then meditate for 20-30 minutes to prepare for the new day ahead; giving yourself some time to clear your mind and saying a few positive affirmations, such as “I will have a stress free day” etc. doing this every day will help you feel more mindful and less stressed.

Meditation has a lot of great mental health benefits; I was glad I started. Have you got a stressful life? Are you always rushing through life not enjoying the journey? then I challenge you too try meditating for 5-10 minutes every day (there are so many YouTube channels offering meditations for beginners) I guarantee you will fall in love with it.

What I Eat in a Day

Breakfast 

Ok so by this time after my meditation I am getting a little hungry; so I go mix my daily detox juice (it is usually just apple cider vinegar, turmeric, lemon and hot water) before eating.

But today I decided to add these to my green juice  which I created yesterday it was simply kale celery and apple, then I just added the vinegar lemon and turmeric. The taste is a little strong but it does wonders for your body; it flushes out all the nasty toxins that gathers from a range of different things such as alcohol and caffeine etc.

Downing this creation while trying to cook my breakfast is always a fun task. Today I was feeling like oatmeal for my brekkie; so I made my cinnamon and ginger oatmeal with incredible toppings. My favourite part is toppings! 😛

Peaches, Blackberries, chia seeds, flax seeds and homemade strawberry sauce. How yummy does this look?!

This meal is so filling and nutritional its such a super way to start your day lots of energy and fuel to keep going through to lunch. I honestly plan everything around food now, it is a healthy addiction; definitely something I did not think I would have said a year ago. Its wonderful how much a year can change a person, of course for the better.

Lunch!

After breakfast I spent some time with my mammy; we watched a couple of Chicago Fire episodes drinking some green tea, then it was time lunch! I had some chickpea celery curry left over from yesterday (check out my recipe here: chickpea and celery curry recipe) I reheated some of it while cooking potato chunks in turmeric (yes I have a slight obsession with this spice) heated some frozen peas and a Linda McCartney vegetarian sausage topped with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pine kernels sesame seeds, chia seeds and Yeast flakes.

I love to add a lot of different seeds to my food for an increase in the nutritional value of that meal and because they just taste awesome. However as a once obsessed meat-eater I would have never ate seeds I probably would have thought “Wait since when did we become a bird?”  I guess this is what you are thinking right now am I right? Read up on the benefits I am sure you’ll start to incorporate them into your diet.

Dinner!

After lunch I had a driving lesson; which went well. Hopefully won’t take me too long to pass the test. Yes I know driving is not environmentally sustainable but a skill that is handy to have; living out in the countryside it is difficult to get places so I had decided to take lessons before starting university in September, I’m not planning on getting a car any time soon though.

Ok so for dinner I just wanted something simple and quick to make; I decided on a bowl of some veggies with a lot of seeds on the top and boiled rice in turmeric. I ate dinner while watching some YouTube videos (ThatcherJoe and Caspar Lee channels)

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14 Comments

  1. January 9, 2017 / 11:13 PM

    Sophie, out of curiosity, what do you do with the fruit from your ‘fruit infused water’?

    • January 9, 2017 / 11:15 PM

      Do you mean after I finish the water? Then I would add it to a smoothie. What do you do with yours, if you use fruit in water?

  2. January 11, 2017 / 9:33 PM

    Your dinner looks so tasty! I’m learning to drive at the moment too, i pretty much live in the countryside too so i know how much of a pain it is to not be able to get anywhere. x

    • January 12, 2017 / 12:16 AM

      Thank you! Oh really that’s awesome? yeah it really can be a pain, how are you finding your lessons? x

      • January 12, 2017 / 12:04 PM

        i had 6 lessons so far and i’m slowly getting there, but the thought of going over 35mph scares me aha, how are you finding them?X

      • January 12, 2017 / 1:05 PM

        Oh same here! Hehe my instructor has me at 40mph and I’m pure bricking it😂 haha. Hope you have a great day hunny!x

  3. January 14, 2017 / 9:02 PM

    These meals sound great! I like that you’ve added seeds to your meals, I usually just do it for breakfast but I’ll have to try it out x

    • January 14, 2017 / 9:13 PM

      Thank you, I’m glad you think so. I like adding them to all my meals; just personal preference hehe but definitely give it a try hunny x

  4. January 21, 2017 / 8:19 PM

    Love this, your food looks delicious! I’d love to do a blog post like this one day x

  5. April 1, 2017 / 11:28 PM

    Awesome post!!! Thanks for sharing & I’m def gonna try the chocolate yogurt option – need something for the sweet tooth!

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