Every once in a while, I like sharing what I eat on a daily basis, since I get so many questions about what do I eat (as a vegan).
The food in this post was actually all eaten last Wednesday, since I am currently half-way through a 5 day juice cleanse. These meals were also chosen as cooling meals, to continue to balance out my Pitta dosha.
Since attempting to regain balance, I have made changes to my morning drink. I used to start off each day with a cup of warm water + apple cider vinegar + lemon + turmeric + cayenne pepper, to begin stimulating digestion & blood flow.
Vinegar and cayenne pepper are two items I needed to cut out, so my morning drink now consists of water + 1 cap full of cooling aloe + lemon.
4 AM-I start my days off pretty early, so I can get in some quiet, reflective time alone before meeting a busy day. After my water, I drank calming chamomile tea with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil melted in. I quietly sipped my tea while I read and journaled, then did my morning meditation. Finding time for quiet and calm is so vital for me and I found, for my Pitta dosha.
This is one of my favorite meals: avocado toast. I top 2 slices of sprouted grain bread with a quarter of avocado. Normally, I would also add garlic salt and red pepper flakes. But, those are aggravating foods, so I swapped them out for tomato, hemp seeds and hemp oil. This meal was packed with healthy fats!
Sweet potatoes + beans is one of my favorite meals. The combo is so flavorful. Normally, I eat this meal with spicy chili beans + cumin + garlic salt.
I swapped out those spicy additions and instead mixed my black beans with toasted walnuts, maple syrup and cooling coriander. It took some getting used to because I love that spicy combination, but this was still delicious. Topping it with a quarter of diced avocado also added to the flavor.
5 PM-I taught my beginners yoga class. I had planned to snack on some berries before class, but was still incredibly full from lunch.
6:30 PM-I stayed after my class to take the 90 minute vinyasa flow class. It was an intense, but rejuvenating practice.
8:30 PM-I was only slightly hungry (that lunch was a beast!). I kept it light with a cooling smoothie.
For two people, this smoothie contained; 2 bananas, 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 packet of Vega sport protein powder, 2 tablespoons of flax oil, 2 capfuls of aloe juice.
Note: bananas are not recommended when trying to balance Pitta dosha, but we still had some and I did not want to waste.
Balancing out my Pitta dosha is not as difficult as I thought it would be. It is taking some getting to used, since I rely on my standard favorite meals. It is taking some creativity and simple swaps in spices, but I am up for the challenge!