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
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.
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.
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)