Wednesday, May 2, 2018

What I Ate Wednesday (A Day of Vegan Eats)

I'm on a real juicing kick of late. For the past week or so, I've left my juicer out on the counter and I make a tasty blend of fruit and vegetable juice to start my day each morning. I generally put in carrots, celery, apples, an orange and a chunk of cucumber. I've been able to continue the practice largely because I'm committed to cleaning the juicer right away after making my juice.

In the past, I've tended to give up juicing after a couple of days because of the inconvenience of cleaning the machine. But it's really not so bad if you do it relatively quickly. At least give it a quick rinse and you can clean it more thoroughly later. I feel like, since spring is finally here, it's a good time for a rebirth of sorts, ie. getting lots of fresh nutrients into this just-out-of-hibernation body. Exercise wouldn't hurt either. But that's for another day...

Onto a full day of vegan eats. I started with - you guessed it - juice. This one was slightly different (darker) from the last juice, because I added a handful of baby spinach and a few blackberries. I have been using an increasing amount of celery. It's probably an acquired taste but I actually like it.

I followed it up with berries, decaf green tea and delicious vegan coconut French toast, made from a recipe in one of my go-to favourite cookbooks, Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week. The coconut gives this French toast such a lovely, decadent feel. I top it with vegan margarine and real maple syrup.

For lunch I had leftovers of my favourite super easy, tasty vegan chili recipe. On this occasion, I added vegan ground round (faux hamburger meat) and topped the chili with green onions, tortilla chips, vegan sour cream and guacamole.

When I was making the coconut French toast in the morning I spotted another recipe in Isa Does It that I decided to try making at dinnertime. It's a miso soup with chunky vegetables, such as carrots, cauliflower and green beans. I added chickpeas (the recipe calls for kidney beans). Even though it was a pretty hot day, I enjoyed this simple yet tasty soup. I also had toast topped with hummus. I probably had some sweet later in the evening but I forgot to record it.

Do you do any juicing? If not, why not? If so, what veggies and/or fruits do you like to juice?

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  1. Sooooo... I flaked last week on WIAW. Life happened. Sorry! Your eats look good though. I promise to have it up this week!

    1. No worries Laura! I understand. I hope to join up this week. :)