I have been very excited to write up this blog post because I personally LOVE seeing what other people eat, as weird and nosy as that sounds! I find ‘What I Eat in a Day’ posts to be very helpful when looking for easy meal ideas, particularly when you are plant based or a health junkie like me. So in this post you will find images and descriptions of exactly what I ate this past Sunday. Keep in mind that on Sundays I have more time available to cook and prepare myself more elaborate meals. In the future, if you find this type of post interesting, I hope to share with you what sort of meals I would normally eat on a busy day spent at university!
Breakfast: Mango-Berry Smoothie bowl
This particular morning I was really craving a fresh and delicious smoothie bowl. This one I made by blending up 1 banana, a handful of frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, frozen mango, some warm water (to counteract the cold berries), 1 tbsp hemp protein, 1 tbsp ground flax, 1 tsp maca powder, 1 tsp acai berry powder. I then topped this smoothie with my homemade granola, banana coins, coconut chips, pecans, and pomegranate seeds.
Lunch: A mix of leftovers
Usually on my Sundays I like to prepare as many of my meals as I can for the week ahead. As a result, for my lunches I tend to have a mixture of things. This time I cooked some red quinoa, I baked some sweet potatoes in a delicious glaze (1 tbsp sunflower oil, 1 tbsp soya sauce, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1/2 paprika), and I cooked up what I call a lazy chilli with red kidney beans, chickpeas, onion, garlic, chopped tomatoes and celery. I served this with some fresh spinach and rocket leaves, a lot of cucumber and a big dollop hummus. So yummy!
In between my lunch and dinner I tend to develop a little craving for a snack. My favourite snack recently has been these fudgy Caramel Chocolate Protein Balls for which I have already shared the recipe. This batch in the photo, however, has been rolled in shredded coconut, which is why they look like little snowballs!
Dinner: Jackfruit Tacos!
On the weekends, my boyfriend and I love to have dinner nights where we embark on culinary adventures and attempt new vegan recipes! On this Sunday night we decided to try something completely new and that is cooking with Jackfruit! We had both previously tried jackfruit in dishes before and were really impressed with it’s ability to have a somewhat ‘meaty’ texture, making it a great and soy-free meat substitute. So for our first time cooking with Jackfruit, we decided to make a delicious seasoned taco ‘meat’. I won’t be sharing exactly how we made all ingredients for the tacos, but perhaps in the future I could share with you a proper recipe. In short, on a pan we sautéed onion and garlic, added in the chopped jackfruit, added in some taco seasoning and bouillon when needed. The jackfruit eventually turned soft enough to break apart and that is when it turns into this SUPER delicious meat replacement that made the best tacos I’ve ever had. In the second picture below, you can see what our jackfruit ‘meat’ looked like! With the jackfruit, we also made some refried pinto beans, some pico de gallo, guacamole, chopped iceberg lettuce, and a squeeze of lime juice. I am drooling just thinking about it.