Happy Wednesday, readers. Ready for another rousing rendition of Peas and Crayons WIAW: Love Your Veggies Month?!
As usual, I started out the day with hot water + lemon, then did my HIIT workout(s). Zuzana #4 + a Fit Sugar arm video + 3 minutes of plank. After that I chugged this jar of green juice. Last time I mentioned how I don’t drink all of this green juice, but after doing some reading this week on the topic, I’m actually trying to take in more calories immediately after muscle-intense workouts, so I drank the whole thing.
After yoga, I had some overnight steel cut oats. I’m trying to replace my regular rolled oats with steel cut oats, because there is less natural sugar and they are less processed. The problem is that they take a lot longer to cook. So to help with that, I do the “overnight oats” method, which just involves putting 1/4 oats in a jar (old almond butter jars work well), about 1/3 c almond milk + 1-2 T chia seeds. Shake it up and store in the fridge over night. Next morning, you have creamy, voluminous steel cut oats. I re-heat mine with berries, 1/2 banana, protein powder, and a dollop of almond butter. I also ate the remainder of that banana with some more almond butter:
Since Tuesday is my long day at school, I packed what usually suffices to tide me over until dinner. Some sort of proteiny bar + fruit or veggie. Stepping up to the “Love Your Veggies” month challenge, I choose a bag of greens + sprouts over an apple. This sprouted raw bar was pretty tasty, and I swear, eating raw baby spinach and alfalfa sprouts is an awesome snack!
Unfortunately, this did not fill me up, and by the time I got to the class I TA for, my stomach was growling and I was getting to that low-blood sugar, cranky point that I am susceptible to. I had no food, and no dollars, but one of my co-TAs insisted I go to the vending machine to eat something. The vending machine?! What could it possibly offer me, a health conscious vegan?!? Well, turns out, refined sugar free, vegan, gluten-free nut clusters is what it had to offer me. Cool!
Dinner was one of our favorite soups, the Moroccan-style chick pea stew. Oh my gosh, this soup is SO good. We made it the night before, so all we had to do was reheat the left overs. Yum, yum, yum. Make this soup!
Dessert was a brownie from a batch I made over the weekend. I used Angela’s recipe for gluten-free brownies, but replaced white sugar with coconut sugar, and didn’t have any walnuts. Very yummy.
How were your eats?