What I Eat In A Day / by Alexandra Elle

Warning: To a lot of you it might seem like I eat a lot... or just incessantly often. When I spend a whole day with my friends, a lot of them are shocked and/or annoyed at how many times throughout the day I need to be fed. I get a lot of, "You're hungry again?!" Whenever I hang out with my friends, I really realize how much more I need to eat than some people! I can't help it that I have an efficient and fast metabolism, I'm extremely active, and I eat a lot of fibrous plant-based foods. I've gotten to the point where on most days (when I'm in a good place mentally), I can eat pretty intuitively. This means I eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm satisfied. That also means that on some days I eat the entire world, and other days I simply don't have as much of an appetite. It all balances out in the end.

Here are all of the delicious eats of today!

Breakfast 7 AM::: Green Juice+Instant Superfood Oats

I absolutely LOVE starting my day with a green juice right upon waking up. It's the most nourishing and hydrating thing for your body after sleeping for (hopefully) 8 hours+!! 

I was in a hurry, so I went for instant oats. I'm actually really into the texture compared to regular rolled oats. and I love that the cook, well...instantly. I boosted my oats with lots of superfoods as an easy way to up the nutrients and protein content of my breakfast to keep me fuller longer.

I mixed:

  • 1 sachet of instant oat cereal with boiling water
  • 1 serving of Moon Juice Shop Brain dust
  • 1 tsp Philosophie Green Dream
  • 1 tbsp Philosophie Vanilla protein
  • Cinnamon
  • Dash of pink sea salt
  • Topped with almond butter and golden berries

Lunch 11 AM::: Superfood Salad+Gluten Free Crackers with sprouted red pepper hummus

I feel like the word "salad" doesn't give what I ate justice. "Salad" is synonymous with "boring," "tasteless," and "bland"...which I can assure you my meal was not. Salads are also associated with being a diet food, and well...EFFF THAT!! Let's call this the Anti-Salad Salad? I love making a big salad the size of my face for lunch. I pack in lots of greens, superfoods, and density. By density, I mean that I always include lots of healthy fats and protein to keep me full+happy. This one included:

  • A bed of greens (spinach, arugula, kale)
  • 1 cup of fluffly quinoa
  • 1 lightly fried egg in coconut oil
  • black beans
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tsp Philosophie Green Dream sprinkled on top
  • dressed with EVOO, balsamic vinegar, Mango Fish Oil, and spices

Snack 1, 1 PM::: Guava Goodness Kombucha

Snack 2, 4 PM::: Maple Sea Salt Rx Bar

These bars are delicious! I love the real food ingredients and high protein content! I love the flakes of sea salt in this flavor. Salty+sweet is a match made in heaven!!

Dinner 6:30 PM::: Shroomami Salad from Sweetgreen+bread

I absolutely adore Sweetgreen! It's so great for an easy and satisfying, yet healthy meal on the go. It's basically fast food done the right way. They try to source all of their ingredients locally, and are dedicated to premium quality. I go through cycles of my "usual" order, but right now I'm obsessed with the "Shroomami" Salad. It has a bed of greens and wild rice, miso portobello mushrooms, sesame tofu, bean sprouts, raw beets, sunflower seeds, basil, and spicy broccoli, with a miso vinaigrette dressing. It comes with a piece of free buckwheat bread on the side. YUM!!

Dessert 9 PM::: Gigi's Remix bar + brewed chamomile tea

Dessert is life. 'Nuff said. Gigi is my friend who makes these bomb sprouted chocolate bars that they sell at Alfred Kitchen on Melrose. It goes perfectly with a cup of calming tea!