This is a very special video because it is completely vegetarian! No meat, no seafood! If you’ve read a few of my posts, exclusively my Tuesday thoughts on vegetarianism post and Earthlings post, you will know that I’ve always wanted to try a plant-based diet but was a bit hesitant during that time because of a lot of blog posts, YouTube videos and news stories I’ve read documenting the secret health dangers of vegetarianism and veganism. Taking these into account, I still wanted to try it anyways and have been experimenting with my body and recipes to really cater towards my preferences.
So far, I am really loving the vegan breakfast, vegan lunch, vegetarian snack and vegetarian dinner system. I find that too much dairy makes me bloated, which is why I’ve greatly reduced my intake. However, Go Greek Yogurt is literally one of the best places on Earth and I could not leave The Village without stopping by to split a soft serve with my sister. I know, I had to. Sorry for any vegans who are watching this 😦
Anyways, back to the video and everything I ate, because you guys love learning about food the most and so do I! Breakfast started off with a pre-workout Cassie going through her fridge and kitchen to find that there were NO MORE RIPE BANANAS; eventually, I decided to cut up some organic tofu–always get organic and non-GMO tofu FYI–and freeze it as a high protein substitute, praying it would work while I was working out, and it did when I blended it with blueberries, acai, cacao powder, Stevia and water! Just look at this. It is so creamy, thick, filling, delicious, and rich from the combo of blueberries, acai and cacao. For beginners, use super silken and soft tofu, or even do so with a combination of ripe bananas, which is what I would’ve done if I had any.
I topped my smoothie bowl with some dark chocolate, Evoke Foods muesli, KIND granola, Nature’s Path Qi’a chia cereal, raspberries and blueberries.
As for Veggie Grill, ou may look at my lunch and think it’s chicken, but nope, it’s chick’n! It actually tastes super flavorful–almost better than the real deal! The blackened chick’n was tender, savory, while the kale leaves and agave-roasted walnuts were sweet and juicy. Probably one of the best kale salads I’ve ever tasted because it’s flavorful and I could enjoy it all year-round!
After lunch, my sister and I decided to split a soft serve from Go Greek Yogurt–I fell in LOVE with the pumpkin pie spice flavor and I wouldn’t mind having it again and again! I forgot to take a picture of it, but hey, you’ll see it in the video and it was absolutely delicious. If you eat dairy, definitely try this out and you’ll adore it.
For dinner, I ran out of tofu to make a tofu scramble 😦 so I just used regular egg whites, spices, spinach, mushrooms, pepper and salsa to make a very simple but high protein, low carb and filling meal. Eggs are a great source of quick and cheap protein that most people can tolerate, plus if you only use egg whites, you don’t get the cholesterol (but it’s not entirely bad).
Hope you enjoyed this video, and if you liked seeing my meal ideas! I recommend them all ❤ don’t forget to like it and subscribe for more!