Happy Wednesday! My intention lately has been to eat more protein, specifically 20g of protein four times a day. So, here's what I ate on a random day this month.
Breakfast: I started the day with overnight oats I had prepped the night before. I've become quite the master of overnight oats, having created many different variations I love. Today, I had what I like to call my 'chai banana bread' flavor. It's oats, almond milk, chia seeds, half of a mashed banana, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and cardamom. I topped the oats with sliced banana.
After arriving at the office, I drank a protein smoothie that I made with half a frozen banana, cherries, pineapple, coconut, almond milk, MCT oil and chocolate egg white protein powder. Like I said above, my goal is to have four meals per day that consist of 20g of protein and this one contains 23g in the protein powder alone. Sometimes, I prefer to just mix the powder with almond milk for an easy chocolate shake, but today I made it a little special.
Lunch: For lunch, I had two really good stuffed and roasted bell peppers. They're stuffed with a mixture containing vegan 'ground beef', mung beans, brown rice, tomato sauce, turmeric, and other spices. I ate this for dinner the night before and they were great warm, but also great cold as leftovers. After roasting them, the top of the filling gets crunchy and it tastes kind of like a summer version of Thanksgiving stuffing.
Along with the bell peppers, I had a few blue corn tortilla chips and an amazing homemade fruit salad. I chopped up and added any fruit I could find at home and ended up with apples, tangerines, blueberries, watermelon, strawberries, and grapes topped with a lime-agave dressing and hemp seeds.
Later in the day when I needed a pick-me-up, I had a Sambazon energy superfood blend with acai, yerba mate, and guarana.
Dinner: As usual, I wasn't super hungry around dinner time so I had a really simple bowl of ramen and for dessert, some apple slices covered in almond butter, granola, and melted chocolate. SO good!