I thought it would be interesting to show you all what I eat in a day. By no means am I the healthiest person, but I really enjoy cooking and find joy in cooking simple, whole foods. I’m learning better ways to prepare food so if you have any advice then let me know!
8:00am lemon water
I love to wake up and drink lemon water in the morning. Not only does lemon water kickstart your digestive system, it also stimulates the liver and works to flush out toxins. All I do is squeeze half a lemon into a cup of warm water and that’s it.
8:30am green smoothie + herbal tea
Ingredients in breakfast smoothie
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- a few frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut water
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- chopped ginger
- drizzle of local honey
I love how I feel after drinking this smoothie. I have enough energy to last me a few hours and I don’t feel bloated at all.
I used to eat oats every morning in the winter, but have since switched to blending smoothies. Since the weather is getting a bit warmer, I’m starting to crave colder foods like salads and watermelon. Anyone feel the same when the seasons start to change?
I also usually drink my smoothie followed by a tea. I absolutely love herbal tea. My current obsession is Pukka’s cleanse tea. It contains cleansing ingredients such as nettle leaf, dandelion root, fennel seed, peppermint, and aloe vera. These purifying ingredients promote clear skin and help flush out the body.
1:00pm asian quinoa bowl
Ingredients in lunch
- Red quinoa drizzled with ACV + lemon
- Sauteed kale
- Pickled ginger
- Sliced avocado
I really enjoy making lunch bowls because you can essentially put anything from your fridge in them. They are super versatile and can’t really be done wrong. I enjoy this bowl because i’m a big fan of Asian cuisine so I can get the tastes without the bloating of short grain white rice. Swapping out white rice for red quinoa helps stabilize blood sugar since it has a low Glycemic Index. Eating foods with a low GI will make you full for longer. Read here to learn more about which foods promote a low GI.
Kimchi is also another one of my favorite foods that I don’t eat enough of. Kimchi is a staple in Korean cuisine and made from fermented cabbages, radishes, with lots of seasoning. Kimchi is a probiotic which supports the growth of gut-boosting bacteria. Kimchi is a much healthier alternative to yogurt, which irritate many peoples digestive systems and skin. Read the story behind why I quit dairy.
3:00pm apple and peanut butter
Sometimes I’ll have a snack in the afternoon depending on how hungry I am and whether or not I worked out that day. My go-to snack is a sliced apple with some peanut or almond butter on it 🙂 It is definitely filling and has a decent amount of protein to hold me until dinnertime.
7:00pm sweet potato, veg + kale roast
Ingredients in dinner
- Brown rice (note this pain in the ass takes 45 minutes to cook unlike white rice which takes 15-20)
- Sweet potato roasted with cinnamon, turmeric (incredible anti-inflammatory), olive oil, and salt
- Broccoli, carrots, kale, leek, red pepper, and zucchini (roasted at 400 F for 35-45 minutes)
This also goes really well with an poached egg on top 😉 & there you have it. You can easily slice up some avocado or toast some pine nuts to make it more filling. It’s super simple but so satisfying.
Sooooo yeah that’s all I eat. Besides sometimes some mint dark chocolate or popcorn… I’m only human.
I hope it was interesting to see what I usually eat in a day in Copenhagen. I learned to have a healthy relationship with food and if my meals are generally healthy, it’s okay to slip up sometimes. The key is balance and moderation.