A lot of times I get asked what I eat. Sometimes because people can’t imagine I can eat normal things being vegan. There are still people who think I only eat lettuce. Luckily there are also people who are genuinely interested. So I decided to write about it. I just picked a random day and I made a picture of everything I ate and drunk on that day. The day I picked was a day I didn’t go to the gym. Because on those days I tend to eat a bit more, with a bit more protein. Also my evening routine of my eating habits on those days are a bit different. In case you’re interested, I will post another “What I eat in a Day’ article about a gym day. Just let me know!
So in the morning I always start with a big glass of water with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and 1/2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. Then I tend to wait for 30-60 min before I drink my green smoothie (the green smile). In the meantime I do my yoga and meditation. Then in the morning, like most days, around 9:30 I start to eat fruit. Most of the time it’s apples. This day I ate 3 apples. I eat fruit in the morning because that way my body can digest the fruit well and I can absorb the vitamins much better. Eating apples make me feel hungry. It’s like they clean up the whole inside of my body. I like that idea. That way I’m really looking forward to lunch and my body can easily digest my lunch too. For lunch (between 12:30-13:00) I alway eat a salad. I love my salads. I start with leafs, like lettuce and spinach. Then top it with any vegetable available. This day that was celery, tomatoes, peas and avocado. As a dressing I always use sesame seed oil. This is one of my big obsessions. I love sesame oil, I think it makes all salads delicious! I also use a bit of balsamic vinegar, a dash of lemon juice and ground black pepper corns. Salads like this will keep me going until about 16:00. To not feel hungry until dinner I eat a snack. This day I ate a Nakd bar and normally I tend to eat 1-2 pieces of fruit too, but that day I was too busy. I work until 18:00, what means that dinner is mostly around 19:00. Sometimes I have a little trouble eating a proper meal in the evening, because I just want to relax or have lots of other things to do. I always have to push myself a bit to look after myself in the evenings. This day I did and I ate some rice (white this time, but I mostly eat brown) with slow cooked tomatoes, pak choi mixes with spinach and chickpeas and some raw mangetout peas on the side. I love meals like this, it’s really a feast! A meal like this keeps me going the whole evening and I didn’t feel like snacking.
During the day I drink 4 cups of herbal tea. Mostly 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Also I drink at least 1-1.5 liter of water from my bottle.
Do you eat similar to me? Or do you have a whole different routine? I’d love to hear about it. Please let me know in the comments below or show me by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X