What I eat to get summer ready

What I eat to get summer ready

What I eat to get summer ready

This is an example of what I eat in a day to get summer ready!

Getting summer ready is not about being ‘perfect’, to me it’s simply about looking after my body by eating well and exercising – so that I feel more confident in my skin, and feel like I get out of my winter rut. This sounds so cliche to say, but I really feel like it’s true – when I choose to look after myself by eating healthy and doing consistent workouts, I just feel better in my body!

These meals are healthy, balanced, high-protein, gluten-free and dairy-free!

Hope you enjoy!

Liezl xo

See how I make these in my YouTube video (above)!

Breakfast: Mango + pink berry protein smoothie

– 1/2 to 1 cup coconut yogurt (or any plain yogurt)
– 1 cup frozen mango
– 1/2 cup raspberries
– 1/2 cup strawberries
– 1/2 to 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
– 1/2 tsp maple syrup
– 1/2 to 1 cup water (or as needed)

Calories: Roughly 350 (Estimated using 1/2 cup thick coconut yogurt, and 1 small scoop protein powder)
Protein: 17.4g

Lunch: Egg + sweet potato salad

– 2 medium boiled eggs
– 1 + 1/2 cups sweet potatoes (diced and roasted)
– 2 cups fresh arugula
– 1 cucumber slices
– 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
– 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
– 1/2 tbsp coconut aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
– 1/2 tbsp olive oil

Calories: Roughly 600
Protein: 22.5g

Snack: Coconut chia pudding + fruit salad

– Coconut chia pudding (1 serving)
– Fruit salad (1/2 cup watermelon, 1/2 cup cantaloupe, 1 cup green grapes)

Calories: Roughly 300
Protein: 5.3g

Coconut chia pudding recipe

– 1 can light coconut milk (stir or blend it first if it has partially solidified)
– 1/2 cup chia seeds
– 2 tsp to 2 tbsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
(serves 4-6)

How to:
– Mix all of the ingredients together and store covered in the fridge overnight
– Blend the light coconut milk first if it has partially solidified

Coffee: Coconut milk coffee

– 1 tbsp ground coffee (I use decaf)
– 1/2 cup light coconut milk (from can, foamed)
– 1 cup hot water
– Optional: 1 sachet ‘get off your acids’ powder (acid reducer)

Calories: Roughly 70
Protein: 0g

Dinner: Weeknight chicken noodles

– 1 pack ramen noodles (without the flavor sachet – I use gluten-free, I like ‘Lotus foods millet & brown rice’)
– 1 cup shredded chicken (pre-grilled, 250-280g cooked)
– 1 tbsp coconut aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
– 1 tbsp sesame oil or olive oil
– 1/2 avocado
– 1 cup green beans
– Garnish: fresh cilantro and sesame seeds
– Optional: Pickled ginger or pickled onion, Sriracha or chili sauce

Calories: Roughly 700
Protein: 48.3g

Snack: Chocolate + tea

– Ginger tea (I like ‘Traditional Medicinals ginger tea’)
– Dark chocolate (I like ‘Evolved signature dark’, ‘Hu almond butter + quinoa’, ‘Hu hazelnut butter’)

Calories: Roughly 180 (Estimated from 1 serving almond butter chocolate)
Protein: 3g (Estimated from 1 serving almond butter chocolate)

Photos, recipes and video by Liezl Jayne for liezljayne.com