MY DAY ON A PLATE
Maha and I are SO delighted by all of your excitement and commitment to making and enjoying Super Green Smoothies - we seriously can’t thank you all enough! Over the last couple of weeks, we've gotten so many emails from you, asking about what I eat the rest of the day after my green smoothie, and that’s a really great question.
Super Green Smoothies are energising, detoxing and satiating, but hey... we're all human. I try to live as balanced a lifestyle as I can, and that goes for my diet too.
There is one thing to say here, though, and that is that a healthy diet really needs to go hand in hand with an active lifestyle. Drinking Super Green Smoothies every day, I’ve got more energy than I’ve had in years and I can honestly say that it’s helped me get out of bed to tackle those early morning workouts and long, tiring days! My hope is that by following this plan you can also feel revived and refreshed - weight loss, glowing skin and boundless energy are all just added extras.
BREAKFAST: Super Green Smoothie! The Original Skinny, Flat Belly or White Out are my favourites, but I mix it up depending on what’s in the fridge.
MORNING TEA: Time for a caffeine hit - a skinny cappuccino or a long black from my favourite cafe, or somtimes a bulletproof coffee (you can read about those here). If I’m feeling really peckish, I’ll have something low GI to keep my energy levels from crashing, like a banana or some natural yoghurt.
LUNCH: I’m usually in the studio getting ready for The Daily Edition, so I’ll have something light and tasty. I love a yummy salad (tuna or goats cheese please!) or maybe 1/4 BBQ roast chicken with brown rice and veggies. Sometimes I will have a vegetarian kebab with extra chilli sauce.
AFTERNOON SNACK: I often have another Super Green Smoothie, but if I don’t have access to a blender I’m perfectly happy with an avocado (see why I love it so much here) or a piece of fruit. This is where 3.30-itis starts to hit me so I’ll have another coffee to keep me going.
DINNER: My weakness is pasta (you can see some of my fave recipes here) so I’ll have a big bowl of that with tonnes of veggies and sauce - yum! Otherwise I tend to go by the standard formula - one serve of protein, one serve of carbs and three serves of veg. I’ll experiment with different flavours (Mexican, Mediterranean, Moroccan, etc) so I don’t get bored.
LATE NIGHT SNACK: Around 10pm, I have a cup of warm almond milk - it’s naturally sweet, low in calories and rich in nutrients like iron and calcium. If I’m still hungry, I’ll have some natural yoghurt with chopped almonds, cinnamon and chia seeds - I like to think the omega-3 from the chia is powering up my brain for the next day!
This is typically what my diet looks like, but my line of work also requires me to go to lots of events (with lots of tempting food and drinks) and no two weeks are ever the same!
On the weekends, I still have my green smoothies, but I’m a bit more relaxed and I don’t tend to plan what I eat. I just make sure I eat small and nutritious meals every few hours, but that doesn’t mean I can’t occasionally have McDonald’s or go to yum cha with my girlfriends here and there. My main thing is to keep it simple and remember that moderation is key.
For those of you who asked, I hope you find this helpful. Don't forget to keep us posted on your road to green smoothie goodness by tagging us in your social media snaps @swiishbysallyo and #supergreensmoothies. And if you have any other questions, email us here at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Sal xx