I started off the day with a delicious, green smoothie. Filled with apple, pear, avocado, chard, raw honey, lemon juice, and hemp milk, this was very energizing with a subtle sweetness perfect for a morning drink.
I came across a product a year or so ago that was called ‘Lemon Almonds’. I absolutely loved it, but it carried a hefty price tag. I’ve kept it in mind for making myself, but since I now don’t eat almonds, I employed my favorite seeds…
I soaked the pumpkin seeds in a bit of fresh lemon juice for a bit, and then added in some salt, garlic powder, and onion powder, and what resulted was nothing short of incredible!
They had a slight, lemon-y flavor that wasn’t puckering, and I could not stop eating them!
Lunch was a large mixed salad filled with two kind of lettuces, red bell pepper, red onion, red cabbage, cucumbers, celery, grated carrot, raw walnuts, dried figs, and a homemade creamy Italian dressing. So delicious!
I had a crisp Pink Lady apple before heading off to the gym with the family!
Feeling a bit inspired by Candle Cafe in NYC, I made a Good Food Plate for dinner. I made a batch of quinoa and mixed in some salt, pepper, and coconut oil for one side, then I roasted some butternut squash and beet cubes for another side, and for the final side, I sautéed some shallot, mushrooms, and chard stems (leftover from using the leaves in my smoothies) in a bit of olive oil.
I spritzed the entire plate with fresh lemon juice and devoured it all!
I made a raw apple crisp for dessert…
The apples are tossed with a bit of lemon juice, maple syrup, and cinnamon, while the topping is made with walnuts, oats, chia seeds, and dates. Such a delicious and satisfying way to end the night, and it didn’t leave me feeling heavy!
What have you been eating this week?
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