You recently went vegan, are thinking about going plant-based or are an old stager when it comes to a cruelty-free diet? Whatever your reason may be, I hope to inspire you with an insight in my healthy vegan food routine. If there is such thing as a routine, because a healthy vegan diet is as colourful and versatile as mother nature itself.
Changing your eating habits can be a tricky task. It might take a while until you get used to new flavours and learn how to cook delicious meals, but a healthy vegan diet will bring you one step closer to your fitness and health goals and will benefit not only your life, but those of thousands of animals and your environment, too. But, besides the challenge, learning to cook new dishes and trying new foods is a whole lot of fun, too!
Let´s see what I eat in a day, on a healthy vegan diet!
It is a beautiful Sunday morning and I am sitting on my desk with view over Prospect Park, a cup of tea in my hand and a hundred fresh ideas for this blog in the new year. Remember my new year, new me– article?! Time to make those New Year´s resolutions count!
So I am starting the day with a smoothie bowl that, to be honest, was not only made from scratch, but also with all the fruits and veggies I had left in my fridge (because it is Sunday after all and I skipped grocery shopping on Friday…damn me!).
Nonetheless, the smoothie turned out delicious! Here is what went into the blender for two servings – no I am not binging on smoothies, Joey is home and devoured the second bowl within a minute.
1 frozen banana
1 cup of frozen mango
1 ripe banana
2 sticks of celery
2 cups of soy milk, unsweetend
1 big tablespoon of unsalted peanut butter
What you do:
- Throw all in your blender and mix it up till you get a creamy and delicious result!
After emptying my fridge in the morning, I had no other choice but to go to Trader Joe´s. I say going, but I actually mean traveling to the other end of New York (Union Square). Ok, maybe it is the small town girl in me, but the 30 min train ride feels like a hike to me.
Once I arrived at Union Square, I made the first mistake of the day. I stopped by Barnes & Noble´s, a huge book store and got lost. For two hours. Well, it is Sunday. No problem I guess.
By the time I got out, it was already 2 pm and I was hungry. But I still had to got to the supermarket. As I walked into the store, I immediately regretted all the decisions that brought me here. The line for the checkout ended right at the entrance. This was hell. This was survival of the fittest, with shopping carts. I eventually made it back to Brooklyn and went for a quick lunch solution, that would still suite my healthy vegan diet!
I made a panini with fresh ciabatta, daiya vegan cheese, teriyaki baked tofu (leftover from Friday´s date night), some hummus, cucumber and an apple on the side. I treated myself to some artisan crafted dark vegan chocolate as dessert (the brand is called k´ul, this stuff is amazing!).
After indulging more than usual, it was time to hit the gym! I made it there around 6 pm, the gym closed at 7, so it had to be a quick session. I did legs and 30 min of cardio – this has gotten so much easier since Netflix introduced their download option 😛
I got home, hopped in the shower and worked on a short video for my You Tube Channel, before I decided it was time for dinner. To end the day on a good note, I made a kale salad, with apple slices, pomegranate seeds, mushrooms, cucumber and pan-fried tofu, topped of with my famous tahini lemon sauce!
It is actually so good, I think you should have the recipe and recreate it!
Tahini Lemon Sauce
3 tbsp Tahini
Juice of one lemon
What you do:
- Take a small bowl, add tahini and lemon juice, a little water if you like it thinner. Mix it up with a fork, add pepper and salt to taste. Done!
If you are looking for more healthy vegan dinner ideas, that are not only super easy and quick to prepare, then check out this article I wrote for 3dots.fitness.
You get hungry in between meals?! Why not try to incorporate healthy snacks like fresh veggies and homemade hummus into your diet? Gluten free and without preservatives, but highly nutritional and a wonderful source of protein!
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