WIAW: Back to the Basics

Brining it back to the basics this week for WIAW. Special thanks again to Jenn @ Peas & Crayons for starting this trend!

I really enjoy eating whole, natural foods, in their most simple form. I adore fresh fruits and veggies and love how abundant they are during the summer. While I am not currently vegan (hey who knows, maybe I will venture down that road some day!), I do enjoy eating a lot of vegan foods. I am a tofu lover,   eat tons of fruits and veggies, and tempeh is my newest obsession. I have been experimenting more and more with vegan recipes, so stay tuned for those in the future!

Today, I am sharing with you a day full of vegan eats! I did not make an lavish meals, but instead kept it simple with lots of fresh fruits & veggies. I made sure to eat lots of hydrating foods since it was so hot out.

For breakfast I made a delicious vegan protein smoothie consisting of chocolate vega sport recovery (SO MUCH YES- LOVE IT!), frozen banana (frozen is best), unsweetened almond milk, and a bit of ice. I blitzed it up in my Ninja blender aka the best investment of my life and enjoyed it outside sitting in the sun. I like to drink my smoothies while relaxing outside because I get way too cold drinking them inside my ice box of a house.

Then, I decided to go roller blading for my workout since I had the day off work and did not feel like going into the gym. I bladed for about an hour and sweat completely through my Nike hat. I think I look like such a dork in hats, but found this one at Tj maxx and it didn’t look too bad- win!

Mmmmmm check out that sweat.

After roller blading I ran a few errands with my sister before coming home to have this delicious bowl of fruit. I also had a boatload of celery and Cedar’s Chipotle Hummus (only the best kind & flavor ever).

For dinner I made sweet n spicy roasted sweet potatoes (I may do a recipe post on these- they are super simple, but I love ’em!) and a chickpea salad. I will do another post on the chickpea salad as well. This meal doesn’t look too appetizing but it was my delicioso. I love combining common spices/flavors to create dishes that can be easily replicated, and these two dishes definitely fit that criteria.

Do you like vegan foods/ have you tried any vegan restaurants? How do you make sure to get your fruits & veggies in?? Let me know in the comments!

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