Day Nine ~ Vegan Challenge

Day 9
Eat Drink
Wake Up 8 oz of water
Breakfast Oatmeal with a variety of toppings OR a piece of fruit (apple orange or banana) with EITHER 2 pieces of whole wheat toast topped with a nut butter of your choosing or a homemade Larabar (this is for coconut cream but her website has other Larabar recipes too!) 8 oz of water
Morning 8 oz of water before lunch (I always keep a water bottle handy)
Lunch Leftover Over Mediterranean Bake Tofu with rice 8 oz of water
Afternoon If you're hungry any time throughout the day have an apple with a handful of almonds; Kale Chips; or if you didn't have a Larabar for breakfast have one for a snack 8 oz of water before dinner
Dinner Kale with Tomato Risotto 8 oz of water
Exercise At least 16 oz of water after exercise to rehydrate

I was craving some homemade Larabars after I saw the Coconut Cream Larabar recipe on My Whole Food Life. I had one for breakfast with an apple. And to be honest, I had one for a snack too. They’re just so good! If you’re not a fan of coconut, feel free to try another recipe. But seriously, these are amazing!

coconut cream larabars

The recipe made 10 bars for me. I cut them roughly to the size of a typical granola bar. I want to eat another. Go make them right now! And then come share them with me. I’m in love.

coconut cream larabars

The left over tofu was pretty good. I still had some rice but had eaten all of the broccoli I made with it last night. I added a little lemon juice for flavor.

What really stole the show today was the Kale and Tomato Risotto. I love risotto. It has to be one of my favorite dishes but I haven’t had it in a long time. I didn’t have any Arborio rice, which is why it didn’t turn out as creamy, but it was still just a flavorful!

kale with tomato risotto

I’m still just doing my shoulder exercises, but continue the the Five Day Workout Plan.

Five Day Plan Day 2

Try using 10 lb weights if the 5 lb is too easy. And don’t forget to stretch! This is a good yoga video to loosen you up a bit.

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