It’s been so long since I posted a food journal for the What I Ate Wednesdays blog link-up; my last entry was June 26th right before Alan and I left for Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Getaway. Now that I’m blogging much more frequently for Vegan MoFo (see my outline here), I’ve dedicated Wednesdays to this weekly event.
Yesterday’s breakfast was, surprise, surprise, my Choco-Green Smoothie recipe. I changed it up a bit by using spinach. I also used quite a few strawberries:
I was feeling like I needed some broccoli in my life, so I threw in a few frozen florets:
The whole shebang:
I followed that with a hot cocoa made with about two tablespoons of cocoa powder (I told you it was addictive for me), some unsweetened soy milk, and a dropper-ful of liquid stevia:
Lunch was a little strange, I made a platter with my Dessert Hummus, celery, red bell pepper, and an apple:
Dinner was inspired by my friend Jan-Marie over at My Midlife Mumblings who made crustless pizzas using portobello mushrooms. I served mine with some hummus and a salad for dinner:
I’ll be sharing the full recipe for these tomorrow, it’s a winner.
What do you think about my day of vegan eats? Are you surprised I’m using stevia again? I was hesitant to share that news with you because many of you follow Dr. Fuhrman’s approach that doesn’t include sweeteners. I tried abstinence for a full 7 weeks from chocolate and sugars or sweeteners in July and August. For awhile, my cravings diminished, but it was very, very tough and, for now, I’m not willing to devote the energy to that fight. Also, I know it’s probably a brain chemistry thing, but I am happier with chocolate in my life. Feel free to give me supportive or challenging comments on this topic, but I couldn’t bear not to be honest with you where I am with this thing.
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