a day of fruit-focused eating
I thought I’d dedicate a post to what I am eating on my high carb-low(ish) fat, fruit-focused regime (of the moment). I’m not usually a fan of photographing-every-morsel-type posts for a few reasons ….
a) I am lazy
b) I get hungry, so I eat. Where my camera is or what angle my food is most photogenic from are not thoughts that cross my mind when hunger strikes.
c) Photographing every meal seems a little obsessive to me, but I know that people are interested in what goes on the “meal-sense” around these parts. Once and awhile for the sake of an experiment is OK by me.
I don’t tend to follow the classic 3-meals-plus-2-snacks regime at all. I eat when I’m hungry – I’m not going to be a slave to the clock, that’s for sure. Anyway, the following is what I got through on one day…. I am eating a lot more fat than is recommended by 80/10/10 standards, and probably more protein too, but this is basically a completely raw, high carb eating style.
1 Monster Watermelon: I ate this throughout the course of the day – and Misty helped. I reckon I probably had about 15C of watermelon pieces. Phew.
Bananas: An absolute staple – always make sure your bananas are nice and ripe. Brown spots indicate delicious sweet glory that is easier to digest. Whenever I need an instant pick me up I eat a large banana – I eat at least 4 a day.
Huge salad: 5C finely shredded Swiss chard, 2C shredded Romaine hearts, 1 whole red capsicum, 1 cob of sweet corn, 1 small Spanish onion, handful of coriander all dressed in about 3/4C of my Mango Mayonnaise.
I ate a whole batch of Caramel Banana Bombes throughout the day – frozen. So good.
- 1T coconut butter
- 1T tahini
- 1 large mango
- 1/2C green shallots
- 1/8t sea salt
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2C baby spinach
Simply blended together until smooth and tossed with salad ingredients.
That really wraps it all up…. and yes, it IS quite a high volume of food to munch through, to ensure I am covering all my nutritional needs. I’m quite the grazer when it comes to food though, so it’s not as if I have to sit down to 3 HUGE meals throughout the day…. constant snacking really works for me, especially with maintaining energy levels.
The best thing about eating this way, is that apart from chopping/blending, the food preparation is actually super quick. Fruit is definitely the original fast food – peel (or chop) and eat. Simple.
Thoughts? Could you imagine yourself eating this way? Are you a food-grazer or do you stick to the 3-meal-thing?