Hemp Protein Salad Bowl
I’m not vegan, I’m just passionate about correct meat consumption, and part of that is eating less meat and eating it mindfully (not wasting it etc). I totally consider myself plant based since about 80% of my diet is veggies, and when I’m having a meat-free meal, this is one that I go for!
Using hemp protein in this way takes some getting used to but I love it! Also please note, yes I do follow a mostly keto-ish diet by eating low carb and practicing intermittent fasting, but that doesn’t mean I eat meat all day every day! I eat more carbohydrates than the typical keto diet because I eat A LOT of veggies, like I’m talking a lot a a lot. And I definitely don’t track this! I haven’t tracked a singe calorie in years and have never and will never track macros, for me it’s more about what I’m eating and how I build a meal, rather than any kind of numbers. Honestly f** counting and tracking numbers!
So how do I build a meal? Well I only eat 2 meals a day and they are always both #livbowls 😀 Sometimes they have meat and animal products, sometimes they don’t! The below recipe is an example of a vegan #livbowl that I would typically eat.
I’m not a measurer but I’ve estimated some measurements here… In reality I just drizzle things like olive oil and apple cider vinegar and tahini straight from the bottle or jar. Often I’ll add in some shredded cabbage, random veggies I have lying around and toasted nuts, seeds or coconut for a bit of crunch!
Private: Hemp Protein Salad Bowl
I totally consider myself plant based since about 80% of my diet is veggies, and when I'm having a meat-free meal, this is one that I go for!
- Prepare the kale by placing it a large bowl with a generous pinch of salt, a good slug of apple cider vinegar and a good plug of olive oil. Using your hands, massage the kale until it is broken down, wilted and coated in dressing. This is the only way to eat raw kale - far easier on the digestive system. It should be almost halved in size.
- Add in the tahini and continue to massage.
- To the same bowl, add in the zucchini, carrot, hemp protein and hemp seeds and toss to combine.
- Transfer to a bowl, top with avo, an extra drizzle of olive oil and a few more cracks of salt and pepper. Optional to top with some toasted nuts and seeds and sauerkraut here.