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What I ate in a day as a High Carb Vegan

If you have read my “What I ate Wednesday” blogs you probably already get the picture. If you are reading my food diary for the first time you might get slightly shocked with it’s simplicity and seemingly minimalistic nature. To simplify my diet for anyone new to my blog I will tell you that I eat mostly whole plant foods. My diet is high carb, low fat, plant based and mostly raw and I am a firm believer in it’s healing benefits. It is the lowest ecological footprint diet, the diet that is most abundant and most energizing of all the possible dietary approaches out there. Such life style will keep you lean, flexible and strong while keeping you full and satisfied at all times.

A few have asked me do I ever get unhealthy cravings. The answer is not any more. I have been eating plant foods as my staple for many years now and that’s what my body craves. The worst dietary offense I have had in a while is Clif Bars and that’s not that bad. It was not a craving as much as I had to grab a bite before a yoga class. All in all when I am hungry I crave oranges, broccoli and bananas πŸ™‚ (not together)

Here is my WHAT I ATE BLOG

Breakfast

Yogi tea, water, lemon water.

organic local lemon

organic local lemon

lemon water

lemon water

YES! I recicle jars like nobody’s business!! πŸ™‚

I had a small serving of millet cooked in coconut milk, water and molasses. I love millet with no add-ins too. But if I feel like being all fancy and stuff I will add stevia, cinnamon, curry, etc.

Then I was on my way to griffith park for a yoga class shoot. And had some cliff bar on the way.

clif bar chocolate chip

clif bar chocolate chip

griffith observatory

griffith observatory

I did an over hour long deep vinyasa fluid stretching class which I cannot wait to share with you as soon as the voice over is done πŸ™‚

griffith park compass pose Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana

griffith park compass pose Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana

griffith park arm balance yoga transition

griffith park arm balance yoga transition

The view was spectacular and I felt so energized and rejuvenated in this place that I am sure to return and shoot another long class there again soon.

I had some Sea buckthorn Juice Β before and after the yoga practice.

sea buckthorn juice

sea buckthorn juice

sea buckthorn juice

sea buckthorn juice

Yes, the bottle is empty. My camera guy loves sea buckthorn juice πŸ™‚

After yoga I had some veggies and sprouts at Govinda’s Hare Krishna LA Restaurant. You can see my friend’s dish – vegan rice and veggies and tofu.

govindas vegan raw plate veggies

govindas vegan raw plate veggies

 

govinda's los angeles ca

govinda’s los angeles ca

Oh and this is a plate of Govinda’s grits which I didn’t have but I think it’s worth sharing as wheat grits can be a delicious idea for a desert.

wheat grits

wheat grits

 

I took a photo of this page of the book HIGHER TASTE which was sitting on the table.

DO ANIMALS HAVE A SOUL? I found the answer simple yet on point and worth sharing. πŸ™‚

DO ANIMALS HAVE A SOUL

DO ANIMALS HAVE A SOUL

A few hours later I had 1-2 liters of water and some farmer’s market tree ripened oranges.

california farmer's market oranges organic

california farmer’s market oranges organic

After the oranges I had a few big bowls of frozen bananas with coconut milk, lucuma powder, cacao powder and stevia- ice cream/chocolate covered bananas creation that I have almost every day right now. it my lazy ice cream creation- no juicer, no blender; just plain frozen whole bananas covered in coconut milk cocoa mix. It’s delicious, filling and decadent yet healthy and light.

My friends cooked some indian fried rice that I didn’t have but I will share the recipe soon for anyone looking for tasty vegan alternatives to heavier meat dishes.

vegan fried indian rice broccoli peas

vegan fried indian rice broccoli peas tofu

 

These are all the munchies I had in a day. I am not sure about the caloric value or the exact ratio as the clif bar had some fat in it but overall I think it falls at around 80 10 10 for the day. I am pretty relaxed about the 100% raw rule and I find cooked potatoes, millet, buckwheat, winter squashes, etc to be very healthy. Β I do have mostly raw fruits and veggies over all but I don’t need the dogma of anything 100%. A healthy mind is more valuable than a stuck mind πŸ™‚ So I stay “flexible” <3

LOVE AND PEACEFUL BLESSINGS

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    laurajones-miller1 11th May 2014, 6:49 pm

    I have the frozen banana with coconut milk at night too…I love it!!! I sometimes add sesame seed or coconut sugar…yummy and soothing! I have never tried a Cliff bar…do you have a favorite?…Handy for the “public” emergencies…nothing in sight to eat…starving to death kinda days…right? Thanks as always for the share Ali…I always learn something new…or, am validated with these postings…a very valuable thing to many of us…love

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