Being a nutritionist and passionate foodie I make sure I fuel my body with healthy, delicious food every day. Not only does it make me feel good, but I use food as medicine, it provides me with energy to get through long busy days. My day on a plate often changes depending on the season, how I'm feeling or how busy I am, but what I'm going to share with you is a little glimpse into my life of my most common choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, if you don't already follow me on Instagram.
6.00-6.30am Wake Up Drink
My mornings always begin with an alkalizing drink that supports my liver. Recently I’ve been enjoying 1 big glass of warm water with around 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar.
The mornings have been a lot warmer lately so I’ve been craving cold refreshing smoothies. I generally have a few fav’s which I switch between such as mood boosting smoothie or a berry banana protein smoothie. Most weekdays recently I’ve been loving a cleansing and refreshing my pineapple, spinach and turmeric anti-inflammatory smoothie.
Ingredients: 1 cup pineapple, 1/2 banana, 1 large handful of spinach, 1 tsp maca powder (I use natava superfoods), 2 tbsp seeds (I vary between chia seeds, flaxseeds, sunflower and pumpkin), 1 cup coconut water, ½ teaspoon turmeric, 1 scoop clean lean vanilla protein powder, pinch of black pepper (it helps with the absorption of curcumin, the potent ingredient in turmeric).
I always make a big pot of green tea or if I'm working form home I'll make a delicious matcha latte .I'm don't generally have a morning snack unless I'm starving or had breakfast super early. I find my breakfast always gets me through to lunch time.
Lunch is usually a nourishing bowl that I’ll throw together using leftovers in the fridge or food I’ve prepped the previous weekend. This lunch is a pretty staple lunch in my world during busy working weeks.
Left over roast chicken, and roasted veggies such as pumpkin, sweet potato, spinach, grated carrot (under the chicken and roasted veggies) and avocado. It's full of healthy fats, protein and complex carbohydrates.
I always try to keep my snacks simple and light. Last weekend I made a large batch of my chocolate bliss balls so this is what I'll be snacking on this week. These are my absolute fav go-to snack as they contain medjool dates which are sweet, chewy and delicious. They just hit that sweet tooth perfectly if it comes on! They literally take 10-15 minutes to whip up, you can make a large batch of them and keep them in the fridge for a week.
My dinner varies a lot as I like to consume a wide variety of foods to ensure I am meeting all my nutritional needs. Dinner last night was something I enjoy for dinner at least one night a week. It’s my absolute favourite dinner. It’s super simple, healthy and satisfying. Salmon with black or brown rice (whatever is in my cupboard) about 1/2 head of broccoli drizzled in my fav tahini dressing.
Now it's time to wind down ...
Every night after night i enjoy a big cup of herbal tea, normally peppermint or a sleep tea and a few nights a week I'll enjoy that with 2-3 squares of dark chocolate, I love lindt dark chocolate 70% or 85%. That satisfy my sweet tooth perfectly!