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.
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 Tenders, and 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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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!