I ate my first meal of the day a bit later than usual, but it was so comforting and filling that it kept me satiated for the remainder of the afternoon.
You just can’t beat beans on toast. I love it and lately, I’ve been eating it often. People always look at me weird when I add onions to my beans, but seriously it is the only way to eat them in my opinion. Plus, it sneaks in some more veggies and it tastes awesome.
I used the Burgen, soya and linseed bread which I spread with a generous amount of chargrilled pepper hummus and topped with reduced sugar and salt baked beans and combined them with Quorn sausages and sprinkled with some Vegusto no-moo classic vegan cheese.
You just can’t beat it.
Lunch – 3pm
By 2pm I still wasn’t hungry so I had a matcha latte with Alpro single ‘cream’ using the matcha powder from pure chimp that I purchased yesterday. I bought the matcha green tea to bake with, but I thought I’d give it a go as a drink.
It is definitely different. I never liked green tea, so I don’t know why I was expecting to like matcha. But, I bought it to make raw chocolate and that’s exactly what I plan to do with it next.I’ll have a full review up of the matcha powder over the weekend.
Dinner – 4pm
My first Buddha bowl. I’ve seen them a lot over Instagram and I wasn’t sure what they were, but they always looked so delicious. I assumed a Buddha bowl was just a bowl full of food that would make you feel like a Buddha after you’d eaten it all. I feel that’s a good assumption to make based off the title.
However, I later discovered that it’s called a Buddha bowl because the bowl is supposed to be piled so high, that it forms a round shape that emulates a Buddha’s belly. I know. The things people come up with these days.
Although, I’m not sure I achieved the Buddha bowl look.
I filled mine with whatever I could get my hands on and it was delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed it and savoured every mouthful. I can see why these Buddha bowls are so popular, they are plant based and packed with so much variety and flavour, that every bite is just a party in your mouth and by the end of this food experience, I wanted to join a yogi party and sing kumbyah around a campfire, it was life changing.
Evening Snack – 9pm
If you are an avid reader of my weekly full day of eating posts and I’m sure you all are 😉 you’d know that I’m very new to using soya products and still very nervous, and sceptical of them too. Even so, I am really enjoying the Alpro plant based products at the minute.
I managed to pick up some of these chocolate puddings for £1, as well as the vanilla flavour puddings too.
If you remember those really chocolatey, decadent, rich desserts that were around back in the 90s (the one’s with whipped cream on top) then you will be close to imagining how these vegan desserts taste. They are incredible. I was surprised because I always expect vegan products to suck, but they are proving me wrong, time and time again.
I’ll be having one as my evening snack tonight, as well as a banana. I’ve absolutely loved my food today, it’s been packed with nutrition, flavour and it’s all been so easy and simple to cook.
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