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Today I played gardener, handy(wo)man, cleaner, laundry-lady, interior (re)decorator, and yogi. Come 6:30pm however, I just didn’t have the energy to add grocery-shopper or gourmet chef to that list!
I didn’t eat much all day – about 8 bananas, a dozen medjool dates, and a load of water, so definitely had an appetite after yoga. I also felt like something warm, so for those pure raw foodies out there, this one is cooked; and for those of you who don’t eat legumes (which is usually me, btw!), this has lentils. But for those who are eating low-fat and/or whole-food, plant-based (wfpb) vegan, this is totally yummy!
I am reserving the right to come back and comment on how the digestive system takes to the lentils though… I’m a little nervous :)
Before we get started, I two confessions… I used some pre-packaged goods to make this tonight! I usually make everything from scratch but for some reason, I had a random collection of things in the pantry that I could use for this recipe. And this is a knock-off inspired by Lindsay Nixon’s lentil soup in Everyday Happy Herbivore which I got for Christmas. I didn’t have all the ingredients and used a lot more lentils and vegetables. I also didn’t measure out the spices, so I will use Linday’s suggestions…
Although I would suggest not enjoying too much at once… my eyes were bigger than my belly and an hour later, I’m feeling very full :)
Guide: vegan | whole food, plant based | gluten-free | nut-free | sugar-free | soy-free
I noticed you said you ate 8 bananas. How is your digestion from eating so many in one day? How many bananas do you normally eat on a day-to-day basis? I ask because I have been reading up on the 30 Bananas a Day diet.
My digestion LOVES it! I put 5-8 in a blender with a cup or so of filtered water and drink it for breakfast – and it’s a great after-gym thing too. I’m not sure how people eat 30 a day though! I would recommend you read the 80-10-10 diet if you are interested in a fruitarian diet… I found it really helpful in a lot of ways, I just haven’t been good at implementing it consistently :)