What a Personal Trainer Eats: Day 3 of 7
This post is a follow up to a previous post. If you are just now reading this you might want to start with the first post.
Homemade Cereal with Unsweetened Vanilla Hemp Milk and OJ
I was in a bit of a hurry this morning so I just threw together some ingredients to make my own cereal. It was made up of raw buckwheat granola, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, puffed quinoa (yea… that stuff exists), raw almonds and dark chocolate covered hemp seeds. Yes, I have all this stuff randomly in my pantry… we use it for oatmeal and yogurt. Mixed it all with some hemp milk and off to work I go!
Tips: Buy some mason jars, fill them up with healthy add-in’s: nuts, coconut shreds (unsweetened), puffed quinoa, raw granola, goji berries, dried cranberries, raw cacao, seeds, etc. They make it really easy to make your cereal, yogurt, oatmeal more nutritious and filling.
Whole Foods Mocha with Almond Milk
Whole Foods makes a really good mocha. Mine… same as Monday; almond milk, two shots of espresso, non sweetened chocolate, except I forgot to say no whip… bummer… no not really, it was delicious.
Tip: If you love your coffee with milk try ordering a small (12oz) with your normal amount of espresso (hopefully not more than two shots), that way you are drinking less milk. You’ll get used it after a while if you are used to drinking a 16 or 20oz coffee. You’ll take in less calories but still get the kick.
I make these at home all the time with my super rad vitamixer. I usually just blend whatever I’ve got around. Today it was made up of coconut water, spinach, kale, cucumber, strawberries, half of banana, and pineapple. Then I threw in some flaxseeds, and some other superfoods powders like maca and reishi.
Tips: Green smoothies/drinks are one of the best ways to get your veggies in. Blend it up and drink them down. They fill you up so if you throw in a little protein powder it could easily turn into a meal.
We are gonna take a workout break here for a sec. I worked out before lunch and had a chance to work on my power cleans. I was able to have some one video so I could share it with all of you. My cleans are no where near perfect and my weight is really light but I more so want to show you, mostly the ladies, that you can do big moves with lots of weight and NOT get big. Plus it’s sooo much fun!
Veggie Salad with a Protein Shake
Salad made with spinach, kale, sprouts, micro greens, cucumber, tomato, avocado, sesame seeds, and almonds with shiitake sesame dressing. And accompanying that yummy salad was a vanilla almond protein shake (mixed with only water).
Tips: Dressings sometimes have a ton of calories and can sabotage our healthy salad. Making your own is the way to go. I mostly use olive oil and vinegar but when I have time I like to make my own dressing. This recipe for an asian ginger dressing is one of my favorites… although I use bragg’s amino acids instead of soy sauce.
Kale Chips, Handful of Organic Cherries, and Half and Avocado
On my way home I got stuck in traffic so I munched on some kale chips and then ate some cherries and some avocado once I got there. I also had a small bite of dark chocolate… just cuz.
Tip: Kale chips make a great snack! You can make your own veggies chips, it’s super easy and that way you know what it’s being made with. Here are three yummy recipes to try: Cheezy Kale Chips, Oven Baked Zucchini Chips, Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Beans.
On Wednesday’s I finish the day with an hour of hot, so I tend to eat a little lighter at night so I’m not digesting as I’m practicing. Feels so good to do before going to bed. Hope you all are enjoying these posts, tomorrow Jonathan and I go out for dinner and it’s usually his picking so it will be interesting what photos are to come… 🙂
Thanks for reading!