Diary Of An Ex-Carnivore: Day Two

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day in Portland OR with some friend’s of mine. It was my first day as a Vegan, and what better city to initiate that, than the one that has some of the best vegan spots in the nation. Unfortunately for me, by the time I got back to Seattle, it was almost midnight and I still hadn’t cooked for the next day.

This was a perfect opportunity to see how easy or challenging it would be to stay within my nutrition goals, with little to no prep. I posted an in-depth breakdown already today about my macronutrient ratios, calorie goals and other foundations for my dietary decisions. This is a breakdown of what I ate using the little time I had, the little money I had, and the quick grocery shop I did yesterday. So yes, you can be a gym vegan on the go:

Breakfast: Green Smoothy – 698 Calories


  • 2 scoops Essential Ten – Meal Replacement Shake Protein Powder
  • Half cup whole grain oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 3 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds


Pre-Workout: Protein Shake – 210 Calories

  • 2 scoops Essential Ten – Meal Replacement Shake Protein Powder

Post Workout (Lunch): Rice, Beans, Greens & Protein – 590 Calories


  • Half cup brown rice
  • Half cup Organic black beans
  • 174 grams steamed broccoli
  • 2 cup chopped spinach
  • 2 scoops Essential Ten – Meal Replacement Shake Protein Powder

 

Afternoon: Sweet Potato, beans, Greens & Protein – 668 Calories 

  • 2 cup sweet potato
  • 2 cup chopped spinach
  • 150 grams steamed broccoli
  • Half cup organic Black Beans
  • 2 scoops Essential Ten – Meal Replacement Shake Protein Powder

 

Dinner: PB Milshake – 685 Calories

  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 2 scoops Essential Ten – Meal Replacement Shake Protein Powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 64 grams natural creamy peanut butter

 

Total caloric intake – 2850 calories 

As you can see, I didn’t quite hit my protein goal and I went slightly over with my carbs and fats. This isn’t a big deal especially considering I had about 5 minutes to plan my entire day’s macros before I left the house this morning. Consequently, I just ordered a bunch of different plant based protein powders to test and hopefully boost my daily intake up to at least 1 gram per pound of body weight. 👌🏽

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