I have recently started exercising more. My goal is to gain more strength in order to do some more challenging yoga poses, have a fit and healthy body and just generally be happy all round! As I have a fast metabolism, I usually have to eat quiet a lot to gain muscle and to have a sufficient amount of energy to get me through the day. I found I usually have to eat 3 full meals a day that are high in protein and carbohydrates. In between these meals I try to snack on fruit, nuts or smoothies. I definitely notice a difference in my energy levels when I eat whole foods that are predominantly plant based. Not to mention my skin condition is better, my head feels clearer and I’m more switched ‘on’. After a workout or yoga class I try to eat something 15 minutes after, when my body is still burning fat. If I do not eat, I crash really quickly.
Yesterday I combined a mini core workout with a yoga flow. After, I made this vegan protein smoothie bowl to repair muscles and re hydrate my body. Here is what went in it-
I really like the one I have been using. It contains iron, digestive enzymes and prebiotics, organic sprouted bio-fermented protein and is free from gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, preservatives, corn, additives & GMO. It tastes really good too, so prefect to add into smoothies.
My favourite green vegetable. I eat baby spinach every day and it makes my skin glow and my hair and nails super healthy. It contains iron, protein, vitamin K and A, calcium and potassium (the list goes on and on). It is a super food, get on it.
I eat bananas everyday without fail too. I like the carbohydrates from the natural sugars because it provides me with long lasting energy. They are also high in potassium and great for gut health.
B1, B6, vitamin C and folate.
Omega 3, protein, fiber, iron and calcium.
Magnesium and manganese, copper, protein and zinc.
Fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.
Fiber, iron, antioxidants and magnesium.
Vegan Protein Smoothie Bowl
Make 1 smoothie bowl
1 large frozen banana
2 cups baby spinach
1 scoop raw protein isolate
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk (can use any plant based milk)
1) Blend all the ingredients in a blended until smooth. You want to texture to be thick.
2) Pour into a bowl and top with the ‘toppings’.
Take it easy