Hey hey, guess what today is? It’s What I Ate Wednesday! I like these posts because it’s fun to share recipes and meal ideas, all of which are vegan of course and also gluten and oil free.
This breakfast was inspired by one of my best friends Julien, who isn’t vegan but has been making an effort to eat less animal foods. Lately he’s been having coconut yogurt with fresh berries and granola for breakfast–yum! For my breakfast I had soy yogurt and added some homemade chocolate granola, cocoa nibs, fresh blueberries, and barberries. It was tasty and a fun change from my usual oatmeal.
In case you haven’t noticed, I love breakfast and often make breakfast foods multiple times in one day. So for lunch I had one of my fave taco recipes, the Wake and Shake Scramble breakfast tacos from The Taco Cleanse, with fresh guacamole and Foundational Tempeh Bacon (recipe from the book as well). These tacos are so delicious and filling! I love them so much that I adapted the recipe to create Mushroom & Cauliflower Tacos, which are also amazing.
To make up for my lack of veggies earlier in the day, I made a green smoothie bowl for dinner. I’d seen bloggers post about using frozen cauliflower in smoothies, so I decided to try it out, and added it along with frozen bananas, pineapple, and mango, baby spinach, flax, and spirulina to this smoothie. I found the cauliflower taste to be overwhelming though, so I added a couple of dates and some maple syrup, and honestly it still tasted a little too much like veggies for my taste, lol. I love smoothie bowls, but I prefer sweet, fruity smoothie bowls that I can sneak veggies into without even tasting them. I still ate it though of course! I added banana, walnuts, and chia seeds on top.
GOLDEN SOY MILK
I often make tea to warm up after eating a smoothie bowl, and this time I had period cramps so I made a cramp-fighting concoction of warm soy milk with turmeric, black strap molasses, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and pepper. It sounds like a weird combo, but it was actually really good, and I’ll probably make a recipe for it soon. Last year when I got off of hormonal birth control after being on it for 10+ years, my period cramps got worse, and as I was googling about how to relieve them naturally, I read that black strap molasses is helpful because it has iron, magnesium, calcium, and other vitamins, and I discovered that I do feel better after I have tea or drinks with it. Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory and something I try to consume daily.
I’m in the middle of a pretty intense Scandal addiction at the moment, and lately I’ve been having one of my fave snacks, popcorn with nooch, in the evenings while I watch it. I use this popper to air pop it without oil.
*I also take a b12 supplement since as a vegan I don’t get it from food.
Did you make any delicious vegan meals this week? Let me know in the comments!