It’s time for another edition of Monday In Meals where I share what I ate throughout the day. I also include in this post some of the supplements that I use on a regular basis. I’ve received a number of questions lately from readers, so I figured sharing them would be helpful to others too. With that, here’s what I ate yesterday + a recap of the supplements that I incorporated into my day!
- Breakfast: Scrambled eggs over Sweet Potato + Kale Hash (recipe on CNC tomorrow) + iced coffee mixed with Dandy Blend, coconut creamer, and collagen
- Post-workout: SFH protein shake + half of a croissant from Whole Foods
- Lunch: Trader Joe’s Broccoli & Kale Salad with baked chicken breast on top + Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough LARABAR
- Snack: Rice cake with cashew butter + a Beauty Burst
- Dinner: Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
- Dessert: Honey Nut Cheerios + dark chocolate chips + wine
I already mentioned some of these products above, but here are a number of supplements that I used throughout the day/on a regular basis:
Dandy Blend: I love this delicious (caffeine-free) alternative to coffee– both hot and cold. I love drinking it mixed with iced coffee, collagen, and some coconut creamer, which tastes like a slightly sweet dark roast coffee. I also like it mixed with protein powder, especially SFH Churro, and poured over ice as an afternoon pick-me-up (without the caffeine). FYI: Here’s why I’m cutting back on the iced coffee.
Collagen Hydrolysate: Love this stuff because it’s super versatile and has so many health benefits, including to help regulate the body’s metabolism, building connective tissue in hair, skin, and nails. (I’ve heard it can help the appearance of cellulite.) It’s friendly on the gut and digestive system, and it has 12g of protein per serving, so it an easy way to hit your macronutrient goals for the day! 🙂 It’s nearly flavorless and mixes right into hot and cold liquids and foods (like oatmeal, sauces, soup), so you can add it to just about anything! It’s a great alternative to protein powder, too!
Natural Calm: I actually didn’t use this yesterday, but I do drink it on a regular basis. I have the raspberry-lemon flavor and mix it into my water as a way to get some extra magnesium into my diet. Here’s why. I was asked if it makes me sleepy, and it doesn’t usually. It’s pretty diluted in my water bottle, so I guess my sips/small doses throughout the day don’t affect me all that much. I do notice, though, on the days that I consume at least a couple of teaspoons, I’m pretty relaxed before bed and fall asleep without any issues.
Beauty Bursts: Yummy collagen chews! They’re perfect for when you want just a small bite of something sweet. I keep them on my desk for when I need a little boost while I’m working.
SFH Whey Protein: I love this protein powder so much! It’s grass-fed whey, but it’s made from quality ingredients (GMO-free, minimally processed), so it doesn’t mess with my stomach. I also love that the flavors don’t taste fake and blend well, especially when it comes to recipes. Right now, I’m obsessed with the Churro Pure flavor (120 calories, 22 g protein). It’s so darn tasty as a protein shake as well as in recipes. I also love the Vanilla Recovery (80 calories, 16 g protein) for the same reasons, and it’s my go-to for post-workout recovery. Coconut Fuel (130 calories, 20 g protein) is really tasty too, especially in protein ball form!
Natren Healthy Trinity: Even though I’m on Entyvio, I still wanted a good probiotic in my life. I dillydallied for months and never purchased one until I heard Melissa Ramos on a recent Balanced Bites podcast. She was talking about hormones, and, long story short, mine are STILL messed up after having Qman nearly 3 years ago. I figured adding a probiotic back into my routine couldn’t hurt, so I took her recommendation for Natren Healthy Trinity. I’ve only used it for a couple of weeks now, so I’ll have to give you guys an update down the road if I notice any changes.
Question of the Day
What supplements do you use on a regular basis?
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