Since quarantine started, I have been trying to really focus on letting myself eat truly intuitively. I have told myself that I was pRaCtIcInG intuitive eating in the past, but I still had some sort of restrictive thoughts going on. I feel like I finally am at peace with my relationship with food and my body again… and to best honest it feels fucking amazing.

Now let me tell you, this wasn’t one easy flip of a switch fix. It has taken MONTHS to get me back to this mindset (pre-freshman20 lani did not care about low carb this, low fat that). It feels great to intuitively eat and exercise. As always, I recommend the book, The Fuck It Diet by Caroline Dooner, for anyone looking into intuitive eating or who is tired of the toxic and draining diet culture crash diets and rules. I promise you, you are NOT alone and this book will help start your journey.

If you would want a post more about my intuitive eating journey… let me know in the comment section or by sliding into my DMs on my IG page. Also feel free to slide in there to just chat because why not? It’s fun!

As a little side note, this blog post is a sister post to my YouTube video ‘what i eat in a day: simple + intuitive eating’, so if you’re not coming from there, I suggest you go check that out (oh and like, comment AND subscribe while you’re there!👼🦋✨ )

BREAKFAST

ACV Shot
I take this on an empty stomach because it’s apparently good for gut health and that’s what I am here for these days. I am truly just a girl trying to manage her ibs symptoms so, experimentation is my bff in iso. I go through phases where I take it and where I don’t, right now I am in a ‘take it’ stage. How I make it:

  • ~1 tbsp apple cider vineger with the mother (I use this one)

  • ~2 tbsp water

Warm Lemon Water
I’ve been drinking this is in the morning for past 6 months or so consistently. I find it refreshing and hydrating. I don’t like it too hot, so I’ll half boil the kettle and add some old water to my mug. I’ll drink this after my ACV shot while I make my breakfast. How I make it:

  • 1/4 lemon, squeezed

  • 1/2 mug hot water

  • 1/2 mug cold water

Coconut Yogurt Protein Fruit Bowl
OMG - it’s not a smoothie! You read that title right loves, Lani isn’t on her smoothie kick… for the time being (we all know I will be shortly back into my smoothie game). Sophie Jayne has got me OBSESSED with this combination (so I cannot take credit), although I did use to make something fairly similar back in the day before the smoothies. Think of it like an undone smoothie mixed with nice cream mixed with a refreshing parfait. You’ll thank us later. How I make it:

  • 1 serving coconut yogurt (I use this one)

  • 1/2 serving plant-based protein powder (I use this one)

  • Frozen blueberries

  • 1 banana, sliced

  • A few raspberries

^^ Mix all together. The top with:

  • ground flax seeds

  • chia seeds

  • cacao nibs

  • coconut shreds

  • cinnamon

  • goji berries

MORNING CAFFEINE

I like to switch it up between matcha and coffee. In this video, I was feeling an iced coffee… with a twist. I’ve been loving using coconut water and collagen to make my lattes. The coconut water makes it hydrating while the collagen makes it creamy and sweet. How I make it (iced version):

  • Froth together 1 serve vanilla collagen, nut mylk + coconut water

  • Brew coffee over ice OR use premade iced coffee (I use this one)

  • Pour collagen mylk + coffee over ice

  • Add a straw and enjoy!

ps. use LANIBFIT for 20% off the collagen (I like their vanilla multi-collagen).

LUNCH

“SALAT”
Maya has gotten me hooked on Israeli salad (aka what she calls salat), I love how refreshing, light and yummy it is. How I make it:

  • Dice cucumber and tomatoes and place in a bowl

  • Add fresh lemon juice, ~1 tsp of tahini and extra virgin olive oil

  • Season with salt and pepper

  • Toss and enjoy!

Vegan Avocado Grilled Cheese
I haven’t had a grilled cheese craving for I don’t know how long now, but let me tell you it was THRILLING to satisfy it. Ever since cutting out dairy of my diet, I have HATED vegan cheeses. Vegan cream cheeses have been alright in the vegan department, but I’ll just say Daiya scared me 2 years ago. HOWEVER, things have changed! Enters, Fieldroast Chao Creamy Original (no this is not sponsored). It is a GAME. CHANGER. I recommend you look at my YouTube video for my reaction. How I make it:

  • Heat up your sandwhich maker

  • Butter your bread, add a slice or two of cheese and some avo sliced or smashed on top

  • Make a sandwhich and put in maker until toasty

  • Enjoy and thank me later *chef’s kiss*

SNACK

I always need a little something sweet which 3pm comes around. So, naturally I had my almond butter chocolate chip cookies. Recipe can be found here. I typically bake once a week and have those goodies throughout the week.

DINNER

Another Sophie Jayne recipe is entering the menu (I really recommend checking out her channel and getting her recipe e-book). I had sweet potoato corn chips as my appetizer followed by almond butter pad thai with tofu. It was DELISH and so satisfying. I find having a heavier carb meal for dinner is very satisfying for me and keeps be sustained. Most nights I don’t really need a follow up snack besides some chocolate and tea.

DESSERT

I was just craving some ice cream. Today was a day of satisfying cravings my friends. So I made some nice cream. Here is how I made it:

  • 1 frozen banana

  • 1 tbsp cacao powder

  • 2 tsp almond butter

  • a little water (start with less than add more as needed)

^^ Blend it all together. It should be thick and creamy. Top with:

  • chocolate chips

  • coconut flakes

  • almond butter

NIGHT CAP

I always finish my night off with a row (sometimes multiple) of dark chocolate and digestive tea. Right now I have been loving doing a cup of Pukka Feel New and Organic India Tulsi Peppermint. Both of these teas are decaf and calming. For dark chocolate, I love Zazubean or Hu Kitchen dark chocolate.

I hope you enjoyed this little blog post of what I eat in a day. If you want more of these, comment below!

xx Lani

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