In order to gain inspiration for my blog, I started following vegan food instagram accounts. I was immediately drawn to the HCLF ones. For those who do not know, it stands for high carb low fat. All their bowls and fruit displays looked amazing! It looked much more appetizing than the vegan junk foods I have loved.
I began researching HCLF, Raw till 4, and the 80/10/10 diet. There is so much information out there and I wanted to do it in the healthiest possible way. I saw where some people would eat 40 watery dates blended or 30 bananas a day. First off, I cannot afford to eat that many bananas. I can eat like 2 a day. Also dates aren’t cheap, I would probably cry if someone blended 40 dates I paid for. That is also insane to me. After much reading, I found a way to go raw till 4 that would notbreak my bank account.
The past few days I have been making a smoothie every morning. It has 1-2 bananas, berries, cashew milk or almond milk, and either matcha or vegan vanilla protein powder.
For lunch I have a salad. I do use vinaigrette dressing and some gardein chicken. But it is mostly raw. The greens are always spinach and baby kale.
For snacks I have fruit. I also only drink water.
For dinner I have had fried rice with white button mushrooms, onions, corn, and peas. Only because its free at work. But on the days I don’t work, I won’t eat that.
Sometimes for dessert I will have 2 Endangered Species dark chocolate squares.
It isn’t a perfect diet, but I am working on it.
Things I would like to slowly buy and add to my diet:
🍇Acai smoothie packs
To buy all these at once would be really expensive. But the powders would last and I can try getting one of these big things once as week.
I can also keep my kitchen stocked with all these things once I get my grown up job in one year. It is really sad that my fantasy is a kitchen with fresh herbs growing and a cabinet full of superfood powders. Who am I? Whatever at least I will feel good and be healthy.