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What a Nutritionist Eats

If you are like me and choose a healthy plant-based diet, people always look at you either in horror or confusion when they ask “Well…what doooo you eat then?” They cannot seem to think of anything else to eat, when you subtract meat and dairy, other than the lame “so-called” vegetarian alternative options such as; wilted Iceburg lettuce salad with a slice of radish, carrot sticks and ranch dressing, and a slice of cold, wobbly, unseasoned tofu. So, in order to bust those myths and shed light on the truth of plant-based eating, I am going to share with you a couple typical days of eating in my shoes. I hope that this inspires you to explore a bit outside your box, because as you can see there is a lot out there! So welcome to what a nutritionist eats!

Grocery Time!

Grocery Time!

DAY ONE

First thing in the Morning: 1 Liter of Water, Fresh Lemon and Minerals (liquid light)

 (drink before I eat anything)

Beauty Cleanse

Breakfast: Green Superfood Smoothie: Brown Rice Protein, Ultra Tocos, Maca, Guarana, Banana, Cinnamon, Coconut oil, Raw Honey, and Pollen 

Green Morning Drink

Lunch: Creamy Celery Root Purée  with Dill, a Drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar and Pink Sea Salt

Celery Root Soup

Afternoon Tea: Antioxidant-Rich Astragalus and Twig Tea

Astragalus is THE proven Anti-Aging herb

Afternoon Snack: Dehydrated Tomato and Pesto Bites

Packed with Vitamin C, Lycopene and Minerals

Dinner: Raw Sunflower Seed Burger and Sweet Potato and Dill “Chips”

Great Meat Alternative and Packed with Zinc (hormones, healing, blood sugar)

DAY TWO

Breakfast: Raw Apple Cinnamon and Walnut Oatmeal

Full of Omega-3s, Polyphenols and Fiber- Weight Loss, Cardiovascular Health

Lunch: Simple Arugula, Tomato, Avocado, Dill and Sliced Almond Salad

with a Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette 

Top Salads with Nutritional Yeast for extra Vegan Protein and B12

Afternoon Tea: South African Rooibos Powder Extract Tea

High in Antioxidants, Boosts Glutathione for Liver Detoxification

Afternoon Snack: Gluten-Free, Vegan and Tasty Seed Crackers by Mary’s Gone Crackers

A Simple Healthy Snack without the Bad Salt or Carbs

Dinner: Black Rice Pesto Burgers with Celery Root Purée

A Simple Vegetarian Option to Satisfy Any Meat-Eater’s Palette

DAY THREE (Weekend day)

Breakfast: Vegan French Toast with Sprouted Sourdough, Real Maple Syrup and Coconut Butter

A Healthy Version for Weight Loss, an Immune Boost and Hormone Balance

Lunch: Raw “Mock Tuna” Sushi with Carrot Cashew Soup

Packed with Vitamin A and Minerals for Eye Sight, Digestion and Skin Health

Afternoon Juice: Kale, Meyer Lemon, Cucumber, Green Apple, Cayenne and unheated Sea Salt

Tons of Vitamin C, Calcium and Vitamin K for Bone Health and Normal Blood Clotting

Afternoon Snack: Baked Sweet Potato Chips “Sweeties”

Full of Beta-Carotene and Anthocyanin- Great Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Dinner: Asian Purple Cabbage and Broccoli over Quinoa with a Miso, Nama Shoyu, Garlic Sauce 

The Cancer Prevention- Work on Detox, Inflammation and Oxidation

Dessert: Raw Cacao Cashew Cheesecake

All the Pleasure, None of the Guilt!

Go to the follow links to check out some of the recipes featured here:

Black Rice Pesto Burger and Celery Root Purée

Healthy French Toast

Raw Apple Cinnamon and Walnut Oatmeal

Superfood Green Smoothie

You can also purchase some of my favorite superfoods featured in these recipes here and don’t forget to learn more about them in my superfood guide:

Nutritional Yeast

Pink Sea Salt

Maca

Brown Rice Protein

Bee Pollen

Coconut Oil

Coconut Butter

Raw Honey

Astragalus Tea 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Johanna January 26, 2012 at 8:56 am

    amazing variety, beautiful colors! 🙂 Yes, I also get this question every time I say that I am vegan, and I am sure I am eating much more variety and interesting foods than most of the people who are asking this 🙂 Nice blog!

  • Reply Elenore Bendel Zahn January 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

    This is such a great piece, lauren! I found you through Sarah B and have just been laughing my way through reading here. Too often I hear the same sentence “well…what dooo you eat then” Much love and I´ll stop by again!

    • lauren
      Reply lauren January 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Haha I know! A few family members read it and were actually surprised it looked worthy of eating!

  • Reply sophie January 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    i am so happy and grateful to have found your blog! i already love it. thanks!

  • Reply sophie January 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    will you be posting the recipes to those mock tuna rolls?!??! and that chocolate pie thing?!!?! 🙂

    • lauren
      Reply lauren January 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Yes! So stay tuned 🙂

      • Reply sophie February 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm

        will you also be posting the recipe for the miso, nama shoyu, and garlic sauce muaha!? 🙂

  • Reply Aunt Debra February 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Love the photos!!!! And your happy smile!

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