What I Ate Wednesday: Yoga Teacher Training [Part II]

Another week, another What I Ate Wednesday hosted by Peas & Crayons! Apologies for the lack of posts lately, but we’ve been so busy and even though I’m home by 6 each evening, I’m so tired I can’t do anything except my homework, eat and sleep.

Tuesday, July 22: Day 8 of Yoga Teacher Training

WIAW yoga teacher training edition

7:20 AM: Wake up

7:30 AM: Pre-breakfast

Again, I had a quarter cup of aloe vera juice with lemon juice and water, as well as three krill oil capsules.

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8:00 AM: Breakfast

In the car on the way to the studio, I had a coffee with coconut milk and a small applesauce. Sadly I forgot this Mojo trail mix bar on the kitchen counter so I didn’t get to eat it! That was really disappointing.

WIAW Yoga Teacher Training

8:30 – 9:30 AM: Hot Yoga

Our first hot yoga practice of the day went well but I was starving towards the end!

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9:45 AM: Snack

I really wanted that trail mix Mojo bar, but I had to eat what I had in my bag (at least I had backup!), which was a cookies & cream Quest bar.

10:00 – 11:15 AM: Hot Yoga

We went right into another practice, which I thought would be exhausting but it actually felt really good, even though it was tiring.

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12:30 PM: Lunch

We sat in a nearby park to eat lunch, which was nice. I brought a big container of leftovers from the dinner Maggie’s mom made Monday night: pasta salad with ham, fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, as well as zucchini, yellow squash, basil and chives from their garden! Food picked from the garden right outside the kitchen just tastes better, and so fresh.

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What I Ate Wednesday: Astoria

WIAW instant coffeeBreakfast: Sorry to reuse some pictures from last week’s WIAW post, but this was the day after and so I had a few of the same things! Again, instant coffee with organic soy milk & stevia…

banana chocolate soy smoothie

Breakfast: I needed to finish up the rest of the soy milk so I also made a smoothie with it: I just used some dark-chocolate syrup and a banana, and it was delicious!

WIAW hummus

Snack #1: six rosemary / olive oil crackers and homemade roasted red-pepper hummus, again.

lemon detox tea WIAW

Snack #2: I had a detox tea and then went to a one-hour vinyasa yoga class.

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Lunch: leftovers! This time it was some homemade honey banana cornbread with butter, and homemade red cabbage cole slaw.

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What I Ate Wednesday: Astoria

Another Wednesday, another peek into some of my daily eats… here’s what yesterday looked like:

WIAW instant coffee

Breakfast: instant Starbucks coffee (ew, but I got it for free so I’ll drink it) with stevia and organic soy milk.

WIAW overnight oats

Breakfast: overnight oats (all ingredients organic):

  • .5 cup old-fashioned oats
  • .5 cup soy milk
  • 4-6 walnuts, crumbled
  • 10-20 raisins
  • 2-3 tbsp. coconut flakes
  • 1 cap vanilla extract
  • .25 tsp. pumpkin spice mix

Combine all ingredients and let sit in an air-tight container overnight. Stir in the morning and enjoy!

WIAW hummus

Snack #1: 8 rosemary olive oil crackers and homemade roasted red pepper hummus.

soft-boiled egg over rice WIAW

Lunch: 1 serving (.25 cup before cooked) brown rice with sweet & sour purple cabbage and a soft-boiled egg, sprinkled with salt and pepper. This was really simple but pretty delicious!

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What I Ate Wednesday: Astoria & New York

making a smoothie WIAW

Welcome to yet another WIAW hosted by the awesome blog Peas and Crayons!

Breakfast: here is my smoothie in the blender pre-blending. I thought the vibrant orange and green looked pretty cool, so I took this before picture.

green smoothie WIAW

This smoothie consisted of (all organic except the cantaloupe):

  • Wheat grass powder
  • Matcha green tea powder
  • Maple syrup
  • Celery
  • Cantaloupe (frozen)
  • Lemon juice
  • Water

best vegan sandwich ever

Lunch: sadly, I had to eat at my desk, but at least I brought an awesome sandwich from home! I think this is one of my favorite vegan creations, and I ate it three days in a row last week. The whole-wheat bread sandwich is loaded up with:

  • Avocado hummus
  • Vegenaise
  • Homemade tahini pesto (I mixed olive oil and basil with tahini and lemon juice in my new food processor; amazing!)
  • Pickled beets
  • Capers
  • Lentil sprouts
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Arugula sprouts

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Three Doors Deli, Gothenburg

Three Doors Deli Gothenburg

Zan and I used Yelp to find Noba on our first night in Gothenburg, and we loved it so much that the next night we turned again to that magical food-finding tool. It guided us to a Swedish restaurant only a few blocks from our hostel, but when we got there, it looked a bit dreary and the people eating there didn’t look enthused. The sound of live jazz wafted into our ears from across the street; we turned to find the incongruously named “Three Doors Deli.” With fire-hoses as stanchions and excited people sitting on throw pillows at tables outside, laughing, eating and drinking with friends, we knew we had to cross over.

Gothenburg Firefighter Restaurant

Our waitress turned out to be the chefs’ daughter, which we weren’t expecting because the place seemed fairly trendy and not too small; definitely not your typical “mom and pop” kind of place.

Three Doors Deli Meze Plate

She said to us, “mom and dad are in the kitchen,”  and promised they’d bring us something good (we couldn’t read the menu since it was in Swedish, and her English wasn’t perfect). Spoiler alert: she was right, it was good.

Three Doors Deli Gothenburg Bar

We were also surprised to find that the restaurant had only been open for less than a year (this was the beginning of September). Their family, Persian immigrants, flew to Gothenburg from Iran in 1989 to escape their oldest teenage sons having to go to the military for the Iran/Iraq war. The restaurant is firefighter-themed because the oldest son is now a firefighter and be opened it on the side, “as a hobby” – who has time for such things?! Apparently people in Sweden. Their second son has a barber shop – right across the street. We could see it from where we were sitting.

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