What I Ate Wednesday is back!!!
It’s been ages since I’ve done a What I Ate Wednesday post! I love writing them, though, and I’ve heard that people love reading them. I know I’ve always enjoyed reading others’ WIAW posts, so I’m going to get back into the habit of posting them on a more regular basis. If anything, it’s fun to see what other people like to eat in a day, and I truly hope I can inspire someone to ditch the diet mentality and simply enjoy delicious, nourishing foods every single day! Without further ado, let’s get right into it.
I didn’t make a single smoothie bowl all summer, but now that it’s fall, I’m enjoying them again- go figure! I don’t love protein powder, mainly because it comes in a big plastic tub which doesn’t quite align with my low waste/zero waste goals I’ve been on a mission to thicken smoothie bowls naturally without protein powder, and I’ve come up with a solution: Soaking ¼ cup of rolled oats in ½ cup of non-dairy milk overnight and using that as the base, as well as adding some ground flax or chia to the smoothie. This particular one was a chocolate smoothie bowl; here is my recipe:
-¼ cup rolled oats + ½ cup non-dairy milk, soaked in a jar in the fridge overnight
-1 tablespoon cashew butter or other nut butter
-1 tablespoon cocoa powder
-1 large frozen banana, chopped
-1 pitted Medjool date
-1 tablespoon ground flax
-1 tablespoon hemp
-Up to ¼ cup more non-dairy milk, to thin
For lunch, I had some leftover sweet potato and white bean soup and a sandwich on millet flax sourdough bread from a local organic bakery with goat cheddar, dijon mustard, and cranberry sauce, plus some leftover kale salad.
I snacked on half a breakfast cookie (recipe coming soon) and half a slice of pumpkin banana bread (recipe not coming soon, because it didn’t turn out quite as expected, haha). I forgot to take a picture.
Dinner was my sweet and sour tempeh meatballs with quinoa, nut-crusted butternut squash (recipe coming soon) and steamed broccoli on the side! We hadn’t had them in ages, and boy, did they hit the spot.
I forgot to take a picture, but I had some homemade pumpkin spice granola from the Yum and Yummer cookbook with Greenhouse almond milk (the best, most creamy store-bought almond milk around), hemp, and half a banana.
Of course, I am a big believer in getting as many of your nutrients from whole foods. However, as a (primarily vegan) vegetarian, I take a multivitamin (Platinum Naturals brand) just to ensure that I am covering all my bases, particularly B12, and omega 3s (currently in the form of a tablespoon of Flora brand organic flax seed oil, but I also like NutraSea brand algae-sourced DHA oil).
Apologies for the sub-par photos- I am a holdout with my old iPhone! Hopefully you enjoyed reading and found something inspiring. If you’d like to read previous What I Ate Wednesdays, I have them all organized here.