Ok, guys, so here goes. Day 1 of the Vegan Whole Foods challenge was a success.
Breakfast was Banana Ginger Pancakes and a Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie. Recipe for the pancakes is from The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Dr. Neal Barnard. You can find the link to the recipe here: http://wholefoodideas.blogspot.com/2011/02/banana-ginger-pancakes.html
The smoothie was my own concoction:
1 cup rice milk
1 ripe banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh spinach
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender (I LOVE my Vitamix Pro 500)) and enjoy!
Please excuse my very poor food photography skills.
Lunch was leftovers from the other night – Tahini Lemon Brown Rice & Beans with Pan Fried Tofu. The recipe (minus the tofu) is from Vegan Yum Yum and can be found here: http://veganyumyum.com/2007/03/tahini-lemon-rice-and-beans/. I left out the seitan because I didn’t have any and making it from scratch takes a long time, thus why I added the tofu instead. It would still be great without either though. For the record, I haven’t met a recipe I didn’t like from Vegan Yum Yum, so check out her blog and/or cookbook for some delicious healthy dishes!
Dinner was a new recipe I found on Pinterest. I am in love with Pinterest…just like I love my cookbooks. The recipe for Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad can be found here: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2013/04/crunchy-cashew-thai-quinoa-salad-with-ginger-peanut-dressing/#more-5586 It was delicious and gorgeous!
I forgot to take a pic before we ate, so these are the leftovers in a tupperware. It looks just a gorgeous in tupperware as it did in our bowls.
Between lunch and dinner my sweet tooth kicked in so I indulged in one of the Raw Peanut Butter Cookies I made the other day. Shortly after I also had about 1 cup of raw sugar snap peas (no picture…I think you all know what those look like…they were super yummy though!). The cookie recipe can be found here: http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2013/01/raw-peanut-butter-cookies/. So yummy! The kids love these too and you won’t feel guilty about giving them this treat. They taste like peanut butter cookie batter…delish!
Workout: I have been doing the 30 Day Burpee Challenge for the last few weeks. http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/classes/30-day-burpee-challenge/ I’m on day 27, which calls for 85 burpees…so that’s what I did. This challenge ends for me in just a few days (thankfully), but I’m looking for a new one. Any suggestions? I’m thinking the 30 Day Squat Challenge or the 7 Day Pushup Challenge. The pushups would probably kill me as right now I can do about 10 modified pushups without my arms shaking. So, of course, that’s probably the one I’ll choose. 🙂
I also ran/walked 2.68 miles on the treadmill while watching some of the drama unfold on The Bachelorette. I didn’t see the end yet though…does James stay or go? Or who really cares?