Thursday, May 20, 2010
Sorry for the Lack of Posting : (
I am always excited to share all of my new and exciting recipes but I am boxed in right now with my menu. My doctor has me on a 1300 calorie diet which has really limited my creativity in the kitchen. Here is my menu as of late:
7:30 Green Smoothie
9:30 Pure Bar
12:00 Green Smoothie
2:00 Carrots and Raw Hummus
4:00 Chocolate Raw Protein Smoothie
6:00 Salad w/ lots of veggies and my Tahini Dressing
Yep, pretty boring. The doctor wanted me to get more protein in because of all the weight lifting I am doing. I am to drink 3 protein drinks a day. To do this, I added the Raw protein to make a chocolate shake and I add hemp protein to my green smoothies. I am keeping track of my protein intake and I am getting around 70-80 grams a day. This is a far cry from the 130 I used to eat when I was non-vegan and I was averaging about 25 grams on my Raw diet before I added the extra smoothies.
When I go back to see the doctor next Tuesday I'll be able to tell if all of this extra protein was worth it. She will be taking my body fat and cell hydration levels again. She will also check if my basal metabolic rate is up because of the extra protein. I hope it's been worth it. I also hope she lets me add more calories in so I can have some variety.
The good news is I don't have to put a lot of thought into my meals at this point. The bad news is my creativity in the kitchen is yearning to get out again and it can't : ( My beloved kale chips, oh how I miss you, sniff, sniff.......