Sometimes it’s easy to lose vision for why we do the things that we do. Even when your health has become a habit, rather than a trend, we slip up from time to time. That’s why it’s important to have a couple of handy tricks in your back pocket to keep things lively! Here are a few of my favorites that help keep me joyfully on track with my plant based lifestyle!
1. “Nice” Cream
It will be nice to your digestive system- that’s for sure!
This is one of my favorite desserts/snacks to make (especially in the summer time!) It satisfies my sweet tooth, and makes me feel incredible!
This is not your average “I need lay down after eating this” indulgence!
How to make “nice” cream:
– Peel and freeze a few bananas for about 12 hours (or overnight)
– Put them in a food processer, and and let them blend until they create an ice cream-like consistency.
– Add in your favorites!
A couple of my favorite add in combos are:
– Cacao Powder and Cinnamon with Coconut Shreds on top (shown)
– Strawberries and Mangos
Depends on the season!
This is not your average bread. It’s made with wheat, barley, soybeans, lentils, millet, and spelt. They offer a lot of nutrients, and it tastes good!
The company is vegan friendly, and has an entire page on their website dedicated to that.
My favorite way to eat Ezekiel Bread is toasted, and covered a little almond/peanut butter and some banana chunks. SO GOOD, and filling too!
3. Change it up
It’s important to have some variety in your health life! I’m one of those people who could be completely content eating the same food every single day (many days I do), but I find myself becoming more envisioned and re-excited about my lifestyle when I branch out and try different things!
Last week, that was switching my workout routine and doing some Insanity workouts (it was cold outside), and also making rutabaga pasta with a friend!
Though this picture isn’t the best quality, let me assure you that it was good!
– Spiralize or Shred about 4 medium Rutabagas (we used a shredding disc in my food processor)
– Boil it until tender
– Enjoy with your sauce of choice! We made an avocado/basil sauce with some lemon juice. It was awesome!
How do you keep yourself excited about staying healthy?