Tuesday, 23 February 2016

What I Ate In A Day #8 - Vegan

Hello hello! I'm back with another What I Ate In A Day post, which I've been sharing with you every Tuesday (you can check out last weeks' post here)! I follow a vegan diet/lifestyle, so all of the foods that I'll be showing you today are meat, dairy, and egg free. As always, I drink a ton of water throughout the day!

Breakfast

As I've mentioned in most of my previous What I Ate In A Day posts, I absolutely love starting off my day with a fruit smoothie. This morning I blended up a new concoction, partly because I had some pears that were about to go off and I needed to use them up! My recipe included 3/4 cup guava juice, 1 Bartlett pear, 3/4 cup blueberries, 1 banana, 1 orange, 1 TBSP chia seeds & 1 TBSP ground flax seeds. The pear flavour was the most prominent, but I found that all of the flavours were complimentary.  

Pear Blueberry Smoothie

Lunch

My husband has recently gone from vegetarian to vegan (Yay!!), and he's been completely obsessed with Gardein' s 7-Grain Crispy Tenders. So for lunch he made be a "chick'n" sandwich, using whole wheat lightly toasted bread, lettuce, Gardein' s 7-Grain Crispy Tendersand Hellmann's Carefully Crafted Dressing & Sandwich Spread (aka vegan mayo). I don't think that I've ever had real mayo, even before I went vegan - it just never appealed to me and kind of grossed me out, I mean it is an egg spread after all. But my husband bought this jar of Hellmann's vegan mayo and I actually really love it! 

Gardein Chick'n Sandwich

Along with my sandwich I also had a Fuji apple, which have been my favourite type of apple lately. I tend to get obsessed with a type of apple, and eat them 'til I'm sick of them. Well right now my obsession is with Fuji apples - they're sweet, super crispy, and delicious! Oh, and I've also become that annoying person who eats everything out of mason jars. #sorrynotsorry

Fuji Apple

Snacks

A few hours after lunch I snacked on 2 kiwis & some of my super delicious homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. I've been making these cookies for years (since before I become vegan 8 years ago!), and I've adapted the recipe to be completely vegan. I've given these cookies to non-vegans, and they're always shocked when they find out that they don't contain butter or eggs. 

Kiwi Halved

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Dinner

For dinner I got a bit adventurous and decided to make vegan sushi! I really love sushi, but I always find that it's a bit pricey to buy it pre-made. So the last time that I was at an Asian supermarket, I picked up a sushi mat and a pack of Nori seaweed. I decided to keep things simple and so I stuck with just using carrots and cucumber as my fillings, which is normally the type of sushi that I would buy anyways. This was a bit time consuming as it was my first time trying it out, but I was really quite impressed with myself! The rolls were a bit loose, so next time I'll try to wrap them a bit tighter. And I also need to pick up some sesame seeds and sushi ginger to complete my vegan sushi! Pictured below are the rolls that were most photographic, but I ate a lot more than just this! 

Vegan Homemade Sushi

Dessert 

And finally we have dessert - my favourite part of the day! To end of my day I had a few scoops of  
Almond Dream's Chocolate Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (aka vegan ice cream). This stuff is seriously delicious, you've gotta try it for yourself! It's smooth, creamy, and super chocolatey. My Whole Foods and local health food stores are always out of stock of this ice cream, so when I do manage to find it I always treat myself to a pint!

Almond Dream Chocolate Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

Well there you have it! Another documented day of vegan eating! I hope you've gotten some food inspiration from this post, or at least some kind of idea of what a typical vegan eats in a normal day. Remember to check back next Tuesday for another What I Ate In A Day post!

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6 comments:

  1. I saw one of the dairy-free ice creams the other day...I think it was the coconut one? Not 100% sure if it was vegan but it was a gluten free cookie dough and it sounded SO GOOD. Definitely going to have to pick it up as a treat someday! I love making sushi and it's pretty much always vegan because I don't trust the raw fish and I'm allergic to shrimp. I also love to add sweet potato (just microwave for a minute or two first) and AVOCADO (YUM) to mine! :) definitely did a great job for a first time and it also gets way easier.

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    1. Ooh you should definitely try that coconut ice cream out, it's absolutely delicious!!
      I've tried sweet potato in sushi before and I wasn't a huge fan of it surprisingly! And I think I'm the only person in the world that doesn't like avocado lol

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  2. Looks like a perfect yummy food-filled day :D I've only tried vegan ice cream sandwiches from the health food store and they were soo good (So Delicious brand I believe). You must try avocado in your sushi!

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    1. Yes, so much good food!! Oh man, those ice cream sandwiches are sooo good! I haven't had them in ages though!
      I think I'm the only person on the planet that doesn't like avocado! Although I can tolerate it if it's in sushi with cucumber :)

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  3. That sandwich looks super yummy!! And that chocolate ice cream... Om nom nom!

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    1. It was actually really delicious, and super easy to make!
      & the ice cream was such a treat :)

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