Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
Alrighty! I’m back! I was finally able to finish off some projects and can get back to posting more on my blog. So, what better way than to start with a food journal. Here is what this breastfeeding, exercising mama ate today…
Breakfast: Shake of 2 scoops SunWarrior chocolate protein powder, 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (not raw), banana, frozen blueberries. 1 cup of decaf organic coffee.
Went to work out, did about 50 minutes of cardio by circuiting through four different machines. After my workout I ate: 2 T pistachios, 2 medjool dates, 1 scoop SunWarrior chocolate protein shake w/ a few dashes of cinnamon
Lunch: grapefruit, Cucumber Avocado Boat (Greg and I split this). Kraut Sandwich with hummus and loads of raw sauerkraut between two pieces of gently toasted whole grain bread. (I have a delicious batch of raw bread I’m making in the dehydrator right now… will share recipe soon!)
Snack: 3 cups shake made with 1 heaping T Vega’s Tropical Shake & Go, frozen blueberries, banana, 1 scoop SunWarrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 c coconut milk (not raw), water, and 1 T cacao nibs
Snack: GoRaw granola bar (turns out Kamea loves to teeth on this) and grapefruit
Dinner: homemade black bean veggie soup and two pieces of toast (I went a little heavy on the bread today, but oh well! I’m in a weight gaining mode right now)
Dessert: 2 raw chocolate butter balls
I’m a breastfeeding, working out mama so I’m a calorie burning machine right now.
Breakfast: 2/3 c cooked oats, raw pumpkin seed milk, banana, SunWarrior shake double scoop.
Went to the Gym (hour of cardio): after had 1 banana, double scoop SunWarrior protein powder shake
Lunch: grapefruit, sandwich (sprouted bread toasted, lettuce, raw Onion Basil Spread, tomato). Carrot / celery stick
Vega shake & Go (Choc-a-lot) with 1 banana, handful of spinach, ice, 1 cup raw pumpkin seed milk
Dinner: big bowl homemade black bean soup with cauliflower, kale, carrot, onion, tomato, garlic, spinach, curry powder, zucchini
Dessert: 2 Chocolate Nutty Buttery Treats
Snack: walnuts and pistachios (about 1/2 cup)
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Just weighed in at the gym and wearing my shoes I was 119.4. I’m not trying to lose weight, but I’m creating quite the calorie deficit when breastfeeding and working out as hard as I am. I need to eat more!
Top of the morning: Ate 1/2 a melon. Then, 30 min later in preparation for my workout I had a small green smoothie – filtered water, 1 T hemp seeds and 2 T hemp protein powder, 1 banana, handful of local CSA grown arugula, ice, 1/2 t homemade curry powder (I like adding spices to my smoothies for their antioxidant and anti aging powers!)
I went to the gym and had a GREAT workout. By the way, when I’m there, I usually have my water bottle filled with filtered water and a bag of organic green tea and a bag of organic raspberry leaf tea inside it. After my workout, while still at the gym, I had Vega’s power packed Sport Performance Shake in chocolate. Once I was home, I had a banana.
3cups Green Juice made with my Breville Ikon (love that machine): 2 cucumbers, 1 bunch curly kale, 1 stalk broccoli, 1 carrot (Greg and I split this) Read More »
I’m still breastfeeding full on, and I’m now working out daily in the gym for an hour. I have to keep my calories up!
Melon Slushie - Started the day with 1/2 a melon chopped up and thrown in the blender with some ice.
Boku Bar - Ate this on my way to the gym. Was afraid the melon slushie wouldn’t sustain me.
Vega Sport Performance Protein shake – I brought my shaker bottle with me to the gym and a packet of Vega’s Performance Protein powder to drink immediately after my workout. I opted for chocolate today. Pretty tasty, but not like the Shake and Go line! However, the Sport Performance Protein has, well, performance factors added in that I want after a workout! Things like spirulina, BCAAs, etc.
Green Juice - Drank 3 cups of this anti-aging elixir and Kamea had a few sips as well. She loved it! The contents: cucumbers, broccoli, kale, and celery. Simple and powerful.
Bruschetta-like snack – I toasted two thin slices of whole grain organic bread. Spread it with my raw pine nut cheesy onion basil spread, and topped it with CSA grown organic sliced tomatoes and arugula. I followed this snack with a small bowl of Go Raw’s chocolate granola (I’m not a huge fan of the new recipe they made. I like it, sure, but I liked the old version a bit better) doused in raw pumpkin seed milk. Raw pumpkin seeds are so nutrient dense – iron, zinc, magnesium, tryptophan, and all kinds of goodies! I also had 1/2 a kombucha.
Raw pistachios and dried cranberries
Grapefruit and a slice of whole grain bread
Homemade cooked lentil soup loaded with CSA root veggies, broccoli, and kale
Glass raw pumpkin seed milk
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
A quick food journal post… been swamped with motherhood lately :) Today was moderately raw, all vegan, and all organic.
Large serving of (cooked) oat groats topped with raw almond milk (I’m soaking my oats tonight so I can have them RAW tomorrow) – oats are great for building my milk supply… not that I need the help, but it’s still a good tip.
Went to the gym and had a great strength training workout. On the way home I ate a Boku bar.
Took a nap with Kamea (she was up most of the night prior so I was tired!). Woke up from nap and had one apple and 1/2 grapefruit. About 20 minutes after that Greg and I shared Cucumber Avocado Boats but this time I used red onion in it and fresh basil from our CSA. I was still hungry after that so I had 3 cups of green smoothie (water, raw cashew milk, frozen blueberries, romaine lettuce, banana, cayenne pepper, homemade curry powder, fresh ginger, and Sun Warrior protein powder)
Partially homemade (semi-cooked) soup. So, here is what I do. I take a box of Fig’s vegan soup and put it in a pot. I add a can of Eden Organic’s beans and some water. Then, I added CSA grown turnip, carrot, zucchini, and onion. Also added nutritional yeast, hot sauce, clove of garlic, and tamari. Let it warm. Delish!!! I had two big mugs of it. And…. I was still hungry! What can I say? I’m breastfeeding (burning major calories) AND working out hard in the gym. I gotta eat! I had two slices of Ezekial toast and a fabulous raw spread on it that I didn’t write the recipe but it was basically: 1/2 cup soaked cashews, water, one small onion bulb from the CSA, 5 to 6 leaves of basil from the CSA, 3 to 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt, couple pinches of black pepper, and splash of lemon juice. It. Is. So. Good!
I probably still didn’t eat enough though… maybe I’ll snack on something later tonight if I’m not asleep.
I’m taking a break from supplements the past couple of days (I like to do that every couple of weeks).
Here is Sunday’s Food Journal. Scrumptiously delicious and satisfying. It’s organic, vegan, with lots of raw foods.
Honeydew Melon Slushie – Kamea and I enjoyed this together. It was so refreshing, sweet, and easy on the digestion having it first thing in the morning. Who need coffee when you can have something nutrient packed and fun like this?! Simply blend together melon and ice.
Boku bar – Before I headed to the gym I grabbed one of these to eat. I felt like I needed more oompf for my workout than just the Honeydew Melon Slushie.
TLT Sandwich – One of my favorite treats is going to Dr. Weil’s Tru Food restaurant and having his TLT sandwich. TLT stands for “tempeh, lettuce, and tomato.” We didn’t get there this week, so I decided to experiment and make a Kristen Suzanne version. It was fab! The contents: Toasted ezekial bread from Whole Foods, tempe that I dry toasted in a skillet with a little hot sauce, tamari, and mirin, (raw) Garlic Cheese spread, thick slices of tomato, sliced cucumber, a pile of green leaf lettuce. So, as you can see, there is quite a bit of raw in this sandwich with the Garlic Cheese spread, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce – making this a great raw vegan transition type meal.
Vanilla Chai Frozen Shake – HELLO! This was fantabulistic! It’s a MUST MAKE. Sun Warrior sent me some of their vanilla protein powder to try (I heard they improved it since I last had it). The shake recipe is below. Read More »
Today I had a nutritional blood analysis and I’m really excited to get the results. I always get my routine blood analysis done yearly for things like B12, vitamin D, cholesterol, iron, etc. But, this is a unique panel that will tell me how the nutrient levels in my body are. It’s a micronutrient test for nutritional deficiencies which I think is extra important while breastfeeding. This is the image from SpectraCell’s website. I had the blood drawn at a facility called Any Lab Test Now.
Results will arrive in 10-14 days and I’ll let you know how they turn out.
Food Journal Time! I love that y’all are excited when I post what I’ve eaten for the day. Today is High Raw, Organic (vega is 65% organic), and Vegan. Supplements: B12, D, vegan DHA, chlorella, zinc, iron, probiotics. Read More »
My counter today: all organic goodness… papaya, pineapple, bananas, tomatoes, citrus, apples, garlic, avocado, and melons. Yum! I get so inspired to stay on a healthy raw path when my kitchen is filled with goodness like this, don’t you?!
Here is today’s food journal! Awesome raw deliciousness… today was High Raw (it was basically all raw with some minor exceptions) – All Vegan – All Organic (with exception to the vega smoothie only being 65% organic). By the way, Greg ate along with me. He usually does. He doesn’t eat the watermelon typically or as much fruit as I do, but he subs with more protein shakes. Read More »
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
I’m so glad to see the excitement surrounding the food combining app for iPhone that I blogged about here. Thanks for chiming in to let me know about your thoughts on it.
As many of you know, one of the ways I stay on track with my eating is to write it all down. I usually use my “notes” app on iPhone, but lately I’ve been tinkering with an app called My Fitness Pal. It’s great for tracking food and exercise, and it helps you count calories. I’m not a big calorie counter, as most raw fooders aren’t, but I do like to make sure I’m taking in enough while breastfeeding. I thought it was neat that the app had the calorie info for Boku bar! Turns out, users input data that’s not in there, so some other Boku bar loving person must have done that. I’ve also found Sun Warrior protein powder in there. :)
Today’s food intake list is big! I just felt hungry most of the day so I kept eating. :) It’s a High Raw, All Vegan, All Organic day
Breakfast: Teeccino with raw almond milk (recipe here). I waited about 20 minutes and then had a few cups of organic watermelon. I’m a total watermelon nut – so now that it’s in season, expect to see a lot of it in my food journal. About a half hour later, I had raw granola with raw almond milk.
Lunch: Watermelon. Waited a half hour and then had cucumber boats with brazil nut garlic cheese sauce and a Boku bar. Read More »
It’s been awhile since I posted my eats. Here we go! It was a day filled with all organic, all vegan, high raw foods.
Breakfast: Apple and grapefruit AND Toasted whole grain, sprouted english muffin topped with raw garlic cheese sauce and raw veg
Snack: 3 brazil nuts (this is where I get my selenium – super important nutrient!) AND 1 date (OMG – so moist and plump…. delish!)
Snack: Sun Warrior protein shake (cold filtered water and 2 scoops – chocolate flavor)
Lunch: Cucumber boats with raw garlic cheese and diced red bell pepper AND Smoothie: frozen blueberries, frozen banana, cinnamon, flax meal (Kamea had a few bites of the smoothie and loved it. Note to self… feed her when she’s not wearing clothes)
Snack: Lara Bar AND Kombucha
Dinner: Big salad of romaine, cucumbers, purple cabbage, red bell pepper and topped with a raw, low-ish fat lemon dill dressing AND Cheesy Corkscrew Macaroni (I made this the other night for my step-dad. It’s one of his favorites. He begged me to make it again tonight – it’s such an awesome transition meal for people wanting to add more raw to their life but not going all the way with it. Recipe available in my latest book, Kristen Suzanne’s Easy Raw Vegan Transition Recipes.)