daily eats: 5.14.12

Hey Friends! I’m here with another post of daily eats! I mentioned that I’ve been getting more into raw foods again (happens every spring/summer) which is why you’ll see some more raw foods than normal added into the day.


Morning: For some reason this morning I didn’t feel like coffee so I had some green tea.

Breakfast 1: I got out the juicer (hadn’t used it since we moved to California) and made a lovely green juice. This one contained: cucumber, celery, pear, lemon and spinach. Juicing pros: what leafy greens produce the most juice? I didn’t seem to get much from the spinach…

Breakfast 2: 1/2 pear leftover from juice + almond butter

Workout: I took a 75 minute yoga class and it was perfect – really tough, but in a good way. Some of the people in my yoga classes are amazing and I kind of stare with my mouth open at the ways they can move their body. Someday?

Lunch: Was supposed to be an amazing salad, but my avocado decided it wasn’t quite ripe yet, so I was only able to use a small piece of it. This salad, though not perfect, was still delicious. A bed of herb green mix was topped with tomatoes, goat cheese and seasoned with balsamic + olive oil + salt & pepper.

On the side I had some carrots and celery + hummus and olive tapenade.

Snack 1: bowl of hail merry grawnola + coconut milk

Snack 2: scoop of impromptu ice cream while we were at the bike shop.

Dinner: teriyaki quinoa from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan + shrimp + bok choy. I’m clearly still on a quinoa kick, and this was a fun and flavorful way to have it for dinner.

 With a few bites of cookie and some good old crime drama on TV, I called it a day. My Mom is arriving today and I couldn’t be more excited to see her!


  1. says

    Awww – have a great time with your mama! I hope my daughter is excited to have me visit her someday. :)

    I use celery, cucumbers or romaine for the ‘bulk’ of my juice. Kale stalks aren’t bad, but you get very little yield from spinach or kale leaves. You can also try running your pulp through the juicer a couple of times, but it is a big ol mess. My Breville is getting really inefficient and I have to run the pulp through at least 3 times to get a decent yield.

    How was the teriyaki quinoa? I’ve got some quinoa sprouting right now, mainly because I had it soaking for last nights dinner and then life happened and we ended up having cereal for dinner. I used the unexpected time to sprout the quinoa overnight.

    • Emily says

      The quinoa was great! I might try cooking the quinoa then sautéing it in the seasonings for more of a toasted flavor next time.
      Thank you for the juicing tips.
      AND, your daughter will definitely be as excited as I am! :)

  2. says

    yay! enjoy your time with your mom. :)

    i don’t get much juice from spinach either. if i use a leafy green, it’s almost always romaine. i like using cukes and celery to add green to my juices. also, broccoli stems are good to juice and that way it doesn’t go to waste!

    • Emily says

      It is really good! My favorite is the Lemon Agave Blueberry and they also make amazing raw macaroons.

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