Vegan Meal Guide: Protein 101

Vegan Meal Guide: Protein 101

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On to the post!


I’m so excited to share again another what I ate post! I get asked this question all the time and since I frequent the gym, the word protein gets brought up a lot. This particular day, I worked my legs so I was craving all the carbs!

I workout in the morning before I eat so that my stomach doesn’t get upset and I can replenish my muscles right after my workout.

Morning Routine:

Wake up & REHYDRATE! I always have a liter of water next to my bed and if I didn’t drink it throughout the night (which I normally don’t since I sleep like a rock) I chug that first thing in the morning.

Do a quick 2-minute meditation with deep breathing and counting my breaths.

Drink my pre-workout and head to the gym for a good sweat sesh! I shower and get ready at the gym before work (I get ready in less than 20 minutes!)

Make a smoothie with my nanny kiddos (see recipe below)!

Vegan Meal Guide: What I Eat in a Day

Before I go through what I eat, I want to share a few “rules” that I try to stick to on a normal day that keep me feeling my very best!

  1. Consume 3-4 Liters of water daily
  2. Greens first! Best in a smoothie or juice & always before coffee
  3. Eat 3 large meals versus a bunch of smaller meals – this gives the body time to digest!
  4. Finish dinner 2 hours before bed & practice “intermittent fasting” for 13-14 hours before breakfast (example: finish dinner at 7:00 pm and don’t eat breakfast until 9:00 am)
  5. ALWAYS eat plant-based foods even if they are “cheat meals” or treats! Check out the Plant-Based Starter Guide if you are interested in doing this yourself!

Breakfast: XL Tropical Green Smoothie

Lunch: Mashed Chickpea Salad

  • 3 cups Arugula
  • 1 cup Chickpeas (mashed with yellow mustard, almond milk, and seasonings)
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Diced Onions
  • Vegan Dressing

I also had a few slices of french bread roll to top it all off!

Dinner: Vegan Loaded Tacos (with nacho cheese)

  • Taco base (Extra-Firm Tofu, TVP, Black Beans, Chili Powder
  • Sauteed Onions, Jalapeños & Bell Peppers
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Fresh Avocado
  • Chopped Romaine
  • Nacho cheese recipe here!

START EATING MORE PLANTS!

If diving into that vegan lifestyle isn’t what you’re ready for yet, that’s okay! It took me 6 months to finally commit to veganism – now I can never see myself going back! Everyone’s transition is a little different; some go overnight and others take years!

Are you ready to start your transition process to a plant based-diet right now? Check out my Vegan Starter Guide: The Plant-Based Difference! Now available for instant download! Make sure you subscribe and check your email so that you can get your 5% off code! 🙂

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xoxo Lexi

Vegan Meal Guide: Protein 101

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