After my usual huge glass of lemon water, for breakfast I made oatmeal and added frozen sweet dark cherries, cocoa powder, soy milk, and flax seeds, and topped it with chopped banana, chia seeds, fresh almond butter, goji berries, barberries, and black strap molasses. I love starting my day with oatmeal to get in some whole grains, fruit, and nuts, and it’s so satisfying and filling too!
For lunch I made tofu scramble by crumbling a half of a block of extra firm tofu in a pan and cooking it over medium heat with black beans and some turmeric and spices. I served it over brown rice toast topped with nooch and Tapatio. I made steamed broccoli to go with it by microwaving it with a lid covering it for 3 minutes with a little bit of water. Lucas showed me this tip–I used to use my rice cooker, but this way is easier and quicker. I also grilled a roma tomato for extra color and flavor. This meal had three servings of beans (the Daily Dozen recommendation!) and was incredibly filling and delicious!
For dinner I made my Colorful Kale & Avocado salad. This salad is a great way to get some leafy greens and fruit, and it’s so tasty too!
SNACKS (NOT PICTURED)
Lately I’ve been using Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen app to try to eat all of his recommended foods daily, so if you’re curious about how that breaks down, here it is:
Beans–2 servings of tofu, 1 serving of black beans
Berries–1 serving of dark cherries
Other Fruits–1 serving of banana, 1 serving of dried mango, 1 serving of fruit of combined barberries, goji berries, and strawberries
Cruciferous Vegetables–1 serving of broccoli
Greens–2 servings (actually more like 5 servings) of kale
Other Vegetables–1 serving of tomato, 1 serving of chopped onion/more tomato
Flaxseeds– 1 serving in oatmeal
Nuts–1/2 serving of almond butter in oatmeal and 1/2 serving of pumpkin seeds in salad
Spices–1 serving of turmeric in tofu scramble
Whole Grains–2 servings of oats and 1 serving (actually more like 2-3) of popcorn
Beverages–5+ 12 oz cups water
Exercise–I did P90x Shoulders & Arms/Ab Ripper X, which exceeded the recommendation of 40 minute of vigorous activity (or 90 min. of moderate activity.)