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What I Eat in a Day | High Protein Vegetarian

I’ve done What I Eat in a Day posts in the past, but since my eating habits continually shift, I thought I’d check back in and share an update. After playing with counting macros last year and trying the Tone It Up Challenge earlier this year, I’ve settled into a high protein, plant-based diet in recent months.

My diet and lifestyle have shifted dramatically over the last ten or so years since I first started getting interested in health and nutrition. There were periods where I didn’t workout, whereas now I workout once or twice a day. There were periods where I was fully vegan, fully raw, and fully paleo.

What I’ve learned with all of my trials, and a few errors, is that every body needs something different to fuel it. And, what your body needs may shift from day-to-day. With such a high level of activity these days, plus a super sensitive digestive system, I’ve settled on a diet that definitely can’t be described in one word. Or even a complete sentence.

I’d call my diet – Wait for it – Plant-based, high protein, gluten-free, and lactose-free with an emphasis on whole foods. I try to limit my processed food intake and focus on fresh produce and plant-based protein.

So, without further ado, here’s my high protein vegetarian variation on What I Eat in a Day!

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What’s YOUR favorite meal? Do you have something you look forward to eating all day?

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MCLV Mange: Protein Smoothie

I’ve been amping up my workout regime in recent months and one of the most important ways to stay healthy and promote recovery while you’re increasing physical activity is through nutrition.

Smoothies and protein puddings are a GREAT way to replenish your body, not only because liquids are easier for your body to digest than solids, but because you can throw in all sorts of great ingredients to get the most out of your meal.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Frozen Banana {Sometimes I skip the fruit entirely and add sweet potato instead!}
  • 2-3 Cups Organic Spinach
  • Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Maca
  • Acai
  • Bee Pollen
  • Wheatgrass

{Note: Whenever I get bananas I wait for them to ripen then peel, cut into fourths, and put in a Ziplock bag in the freezer. Instant ice cream or smoothies whenever a hankering hits!}

Directions:

  • Add ingredients to a blender or food processor
  • Add liquid of choice to achieve desired consistency {almond milk, coconut water – Whatever you’d like!}
  • Drink enthusiastically!

This is the recipe for my current favorite protein smoothie, but the beauty of smoothies is that you can add whatever you’re craving or whatever is in your fridge/freezer. At night when I’m in the mood for something sweet after a long day I’ll sprinkle shredded coconut, goji berries & chia seeds on top for an added boost.

Stay tuned for the next MCLV Mange installment and check out the previous posts from this series to see what you’ve missed so far:

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