Good morning and welcome back to another week! I hope everyone is enjoying the summer weather and starting to find some normalcy as life begins to reopen a bit.
This past week, I decided to film a video going through an entire day of my meals and snacks. As I’ve mentioned, I am currently teaching fitness classes online while still at home, so I filmed this video on a day where I was teaching two classes and definitely wanted to eat healthier and boost my energy. I thought it would be a good idea to go more in depth with each meal I eat and list out specific recipes for you all, so while I’ve linked my vlog from last week below, I’m going to walk you through another day in my life where I ate slightly different meals – still focusing on staying healthy!
To start every day, I drink either a hot lemon water (which I did today), or a hot lemon ginger tea. This helps wake me up and slowly start my metabolism for the day.
A few hours later, I’ll make an iced coffee – usually hazelnut – with just a splash of almond milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I’m trying to break my habit of drinking two coffees per day, so I find that if I can hold off on my first coffee until 11 or 12, I don’t end up needing one later in the afternoon.
Once I’ve finished my coffee and start to get hungry, I make my breakfast. On this day, I made my favorite green smoothie: two hand fulls of spinach (about half of the blender), 2/3 frozen banana, a hand full of frozen pineapple, a large scoop of almond butter, 2-3 tbsp hemp seeds, 1-2 tsp cinnamon, 1-2 scoops collagen powder, and either almond or coconut milk (I keep adding milk as I blend it until it’s the thickness that I want). I top my smoothie with coconut flakes and chia seeds, first to get more protein, and second to slow down how quickly I drink it!
For lunch today I had my usual avocado toast – a slice (or sometimes two) of any multigrain seed toast, half of an avocado mashed, lemon juice, sea salt, cracked black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Normally I use the Food For Life brand rice bread, but I can only get that at Whole Foods near me and right now it doesn’t make sense to shop at more than one grocery store, just to be safe! This is my absolute favorite lunch that I have most days, and it definitely fills me up enough to hold me over throughout the day.
With my lunch today I also had a bowl of SkinnyPop popcorn – another favorite snack, and not too filling. It’s nice to be able to mindlessly snack on something knowing it’s still (relatively) healthy!
For dinner I made a rice bowl with coconut white rice, and then topped it with roasted broccoli and cauliflower. I roasted the veggies with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and then topped the rice with coconut aminos (tastes like soy sauce). This is one of my favorite dinners – I love roasted vegetables – and it’s super easy to make. This also fills me up after exercising or teaching a class!
A little while after dinner, I end my night with a bowl of red grapes, and a cup of lemon-ginger-tumeric tea. I’m a big dessert person, so eating grapes instead of sweets after dinner was a good habit for me to pick up. Drinking this tea also helps me to digest everything from the day, reset my stomach for tomorrow, and calm myself down before going to bed.
I know this is just one day in my life, but I love coming up with new recipe ideas and playing around with my meals, so I will definitely do another post like this in the future if you are interested. Of course what I eat varies day to day, but for the most part, this is a pretty good representation of my diet.
I’ve linked below the vlog I filmed last week bringing you along another day in my life, and if you have any questions or comments, please let me know! Health and fitness is one of my main interests, so I love sharing this information and writing posts like these.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief day in my life, and I hope to see you all next week! Let me know if there’s anything you want to see in the future, and enjoy this start to the summer 🙂