Hi & happy Friday!
Friday: Let’s talk daily eats! In my early days of blogging, I used to share what I ate on the daily all of the time. It’s exhausting just thinking about the time I spent documenting my meals. I didn’t have an iPhone in 2009 either, so that meant I was lugging around a point+shoot camera. Long story short, I thought it might be fun to do a daily eats type post. I know that I personally enjoy seeing what others eat, whether it’s via a blog post or Instagram, so I thought this might give you an idea or two.
Let’s get to it. Here’s what a day of intuitive eating looked like for me yesterday.
8:00am (not pictured)
1 cup of half-caffeinated black coffee + 1 scoop of Vital Proteins unflavored collagen peptides
glass of water + juice of 1/2 a lemon
A hot cup of coffee is what gets me out of bed in the morning (not the best habit, I know!). I like dark roast coffee, served black. I drink haff-caff because I surely don’t love being dependent on caffeine. I also do it to reduce my caffiene intake for various reasons: anxiety, sluggish liver, tender cystic breasts.
I’m trying to make it a habit to drink lemon water upon waking. It doesn’t always happen, but when I do, it seems to aid my digestion; it’s also supposed to help the liver do its job of flushing out unwanted toxins.
2 “paleo” toaster waffles (Birch Benders brand) with cashew butter, fresh organic raspberries, ground flax & hemp seeds
I used to eat immediately upon waking, but now I’ll often exercise or sip coffee/lemon water before diving into my first meal. I’ve been enjoying these waffles as a grain-free “toast” option. And fresh raspberries over jam any day!
roasted potatoes & broccoli (with avocado oil, s+p), 1 egg, avocado, drizzle of vegan kale pesto (Trader Joe’s brand)
I don’t normally eat lunch at this time, but since I didn’t eat my first meal of the day until late morning, I wasn’t hungry for lunch until late afternoon. I didn’t finish the entire plate – which was served on a small salad plate, for reference – as my appetite was a bit wonky (probably due to fact that it’s that time of the month).
matcha latte: unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop of Vital Proteins matcha collagen, ~1/2 tsp. maple syrup, maca & cinnamon
I was craving something sweet, warm and soothing after lunch (thunderstorm = cue the cozy vibes). This cinnamon matcha latte hit the spot. I sipped on it as I did a couple hours of work at my desk.
1 small grain-free almond flour banana muffin (I added blueberries and cinnamon to my all-time favorite muffin recipe)
spoonful of cashew butter with cacao nibs + more plump organic raspberries because I can’t get enough of them!
I don’t usually eat a muffin for “dinner.” I’ll say that again. That said, I want to show you what an actual day of eating intuitively looks like for me. Seeing that I ate a filling lunch super late in the day combined with the fact that I had menstral cramps, I didn’t have an appetite for a savory meal come “dinner time.” I usually make Nick and I dinner (or we’re cooking something on the grill), but he wasn’t all that hungry (unusually!), so it worked.