What I Eat in a Day for Balance | AD

If you could have the ultimate balanced day, what would you make? My favourite days are the ones where I have enough time to make a healthy breakfast, varied lunch, and a tasty dinner. In an ideal world this would be every day, but alas it’s difficult to find the time!

To cope with the busy days and busier nights, I’ve refined a few of my favourite recipes so that I can make them quickly, and know they will give me the energy to go about my day, no matter what I have planned.

Breakfast: My favourite smoothie

What I Eat In A Day - Breakfast | Curiously Conscious
Every morning, I wake up thinking about this smoothie. I know it seems dull – I mean, it could have berries in it, topped with dragonfruit, etc. etc. – but there’s something that keeps me hooked to my frozen banana and cacao smoothie. Also, here’s why you should use cacao over cocoa.

  1. The night before, slice and freeze one ripe banana
  2. In the morning, put your frozen slices into your blender, adding a cup of plant milk, teaspoon of cacao powder and a teaspoon of peanut butter
  3. For an additional caramel taste, add maca powder too
  4. Blend up until smooth
  5. Enjoy!

Lunch: Rocket salad and friends

I like to feast at lunchtime. Growing up on packed lunches, I still like to give myself a variety of foods to eat (but no more sandwiches please!) Alongside my rocket salad, I like to have sticks of cucumber and celery for dipping in hummus, and a good handful of Yushoi snacks – these barbecue ones are made from lentils and are a good source of fibre and protein!

  1. Slice cherry tomatoes in half, cucumber and celery into sticks
  2. Dice some vegan cheese (optional)
  3. In a frying pan, cook a handful of pine nuts on a low heat, tossing until toasted
  4. In a bowl, add your washed rocket, tomatoes, cheese and nuts
  5. Top with a splash of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of salt
  6. For an added twist, top your hummus with a sprinkle of dried chilli flakes
What I Eat In A Day - Lunchtime | Curiously Conscious

Dinner: You guessed it…

What I Eat In A Day - Dinner | Curiously Conscious
Who would I be without my bolognese obsession? My vegetarian bolognese recipe has appeared on the blog before, but in truth I like to make it differently every time I do it. My latest version has used lentils as a base, which adds a boost of protein and iron to the dish.

  1. In a sauce pan, add a cup of lentils and two cups of water, simmering on a low heat
  2. Once the water is absorbed, add chopped onion, garlic, mushrooms, tinned tomatoes, vegan mince, and herbs (I like dried italian herbs)
  3. Add any extra veggies you have lying around – anything from bell peppers to celery is good!
  4. Leave to cook for 20 minutes, preparing your pasta (or courgetti)
  5. Serve and enjoy!
This post is sponsored by Yushoi.