A lot of you have been asking me to post more summaries of what I eat in a day for inspiration, and a better idea of what exactly a vegan keto diet looks like on a day to day basis. In the past when I’ve posted these, I’ve chosen days where there are meals, and I cook at least one thing, and there’s some semblance of effort going into the whole shebang. This is not one of those days.
It’s really hot out, I had a ton of work-work, and housework to finish, and I just didn’t feel like cooking…so I didn’t. Here’s a day where I’m following the laziest of keto, and making zero effort to try and put together an actual meal. It would be pretty embarrassing, but we’ve all been there. I also really think it’s important to show how I really eat, instead of trying to project a certain image. And okay, I am a little embarrassed…
So, without further ado, here’s the lazy version of a vegan keto diet.
Super Lazy Vegan Keto: 30-40g carbs
Like I’ve mentioned in my other What I Eat in a Day posts, I’m not really one for breakfast. I tend to fast until around 3pm. So…breakfast was coffee. Just coffee, pretty much all morning.
I went grocery shopping, and saw seaweed salad and olives on the salad bar. I LOVE both seaweed salad and olives, and impulse bought them, because why not? When I got home I ended up having some with the last serving of peanuts in the cupboard (gotta make room for new groceries by eating the old!), and some of the low carb vegan “lox” I made a few days ago (recipe here).
I also had some kombucha, because they’re delicious, and I felt like I should probably have some probiotics. The interesting thing about kombucha is that while the label says 7g of sugar, the FDA requires labeling based on whole ingredients, pre-processing. So, the sugar that was consumed by the bacteria and yeast is taken into account. I still count the full amount towards my daily total, but it’s interesting to note!
For the rest of the afternoon, decided to drink some water with a sugar-free electrolyte powder, to bring some balance to the metric tonne of salt involved in that meal. I really like the one made by Ultima.
- Calories: 398.2
- Net Carbs: 14g (half from the kombucha)
I ended up finishing up some work around 6, and really and truly considered making real food happen, but alas…it did not. It’s just so hot and humid, I can’t be bothered to do anything.
So, dinner ended up being half an ounce of Brazil nuts, and 2 tbsp of peanut butter. I also had an ounce of both pepitas and sunflower seeds, and a serving of homemade vegan keto kale chips (recipe here). Yeah, not really anything to post to instagram.
- Calories: 746.8
- Net Carbs: 15.77g (this was…a lot of food)
Later, I realized that I really didn’t eat much by way of vegetables today, and figured I should make myself a protein shake with a bunch of healthy stuff to try and absolve me of my sitting around and complaining about how hot it is.
I also ended up eating a half ounce of sacha inchi seeds. I was aiming for 2 ounces, to get all my calories in, but it was just so hot, I wasn’t into it at all.
Lazy Vegan Keto Protein Shake ingredients:
- Sun Warrior Plus Chocolate – 1 scoop
- Spirulina – 1 tsp
- nutritional yeast (from the whole foods bulk bin) – .5 tbsp
- Amazing Grass superfood blend – 1 scoop
- Calories: 258.5
- Net Carbs: 3.95
Totals for the Day:
- Calories: 1412
- Net Carbs: 32.5
- Protein: 71.9g
- Fat: 104.2g
I was aiming for closer to 1700-1800 calories, but really just couldn’t eat any more. A lot of people worry about eating too much protein on a ketogenic diet. I’ve never really noticed an issue in my own experience, so it’s not something I focus on too much.
I’m optimistic that the next “what I eat in a day” post will at least be more impressive, or thought out…or something. Who knows!