Ever since going vegan, I have gotten a blood test done on average once per year. Even though I know I am eating a more balanced and healthy diet than ever before in my life, I have become more aware of the connection between diet and health, and want to be sure my body has all the nutrients it needs.
Fasting in various forms has been shown to have a number of health benefits and can not only prevent, but even reverse certain diseases. It gives your body a break, so that it can reset the digestive system and flush out accumulated toxins, leaving you feeling overall lighter and energized. On top of these main benefits, it can help you break unhealthy eating habits and stimulate fat loss.
To give you a better impression of what I eat on a day when I am home and able to cook for myself, I thought I could start a “What I Eat In A Day”- series. So here is a compilation of what I ate on a particular day in March. Let me know if you like these kinds of posts and want to see more of them!
I usually take my overnight oats to work in the morning because I don’t have time to make breakfast before I leave. Whenever I have time in the morning however, I make a green smoothie to give my body an extra boost of nutrients. And my immune system has thanked me so far.
I’m a true smoothie-lover. Most of the time I make green smoothies because I use every opportunity to incorporate more healthy greens into my diet. But this one particular morning we had some coconut milk, apple sauce and blueberries left over and I ended up with the best smoothie I’ve ever made. I kid you not. I was super impressed, so I had to share the recipe! 🙂
When I get the frozen bananas out of my freezer, it’s usually to make Nicecream. But this particular summer day, I just wanted a chocolate milkshake. Sometimes I miss having milkshakes. I used to love getting chocolate or vanilla milkshakes at fastfood restaurants when I was younger! But thinking about all the unhealthy & nasty stuff they put in there, I don’t feel the need to go there anymore. Much to my surprise, I created this absolutely delicious, thick and HEALTHY vegan chocolate milkshake!
I usually drink my smoothies out of a glass. But after seeing smoothie bowls everywhere on Instagram, I had to give this a try! If anything, smoothie bowls can be decorated a lot prettier than smoothies.. 🙂 This one I made after a run and packed it with plenty of superfoods to nourish my body with some iron, magnesium, fiber and lots of other nutrients it was craving after the exercise. Smoothies are definitely the easiest way to get your daily fruit & veggie servings! Ingredients: 1/2 frozen banana 1 apple 2 big leaves of swiss chard 1/2 lemon handful of oats* 1/2 tsp spirulina a dash of plant milk (depending on preferred thickness) toppings of your liking (in the photos I used hemp hearts, chia seeds, goji berries, raspberries and pomegranate) *use gluten-free oats & milk to make gluten-free Instructions: Wash and cut fruit/veggies, squeeze lemon and combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, pour into a bowl and top with superfood & fruit! ———————————————————————————————– Zutaten: 1/2 gefrorene Banane 1 Apfel 2 große Blätter Mangold …
Thanks to its load of vitamins, this smoothie has a cleansing and balancing effect on your body. Mixed with some calming herbs, and consumed at night, for instance as a dessert after dinner, this smoothie can actually enhance your sleep and help you feel more relaxed.
Good morning!! 🙂 One way to start the day off right is with a vitamin-packed smoothie! This Piña Colada smoothie is not only filled with loads of healthy fruits and seeds, but also tastes like a tropical vacation!
In those times when everyone around you seems to be getting sick, when it is cold outside and it’s still a long way from summer, the best thing you can do is load up on fruits and veggies to nourish your immune system.