Thank you Mike on Raw for the question! This is not exactly a typical day as I don’t usually eat oatmeal, especially not between fruit meals. And I don’t normally eat chocolate or coconut milk ice cream. I’ll be happy to show you numbers from a ‘perfect’ day as well. But usually anywhere from 40-60g protein.
January 6th, 2015
Breakfast: 2c pineapple, 1c mango juice (can), 1 lime peeled, 1 orange peeled, parsley-spinach-babygreens juiced 3oz, 1c coconut water: 7.6g protein
Snack: 1c quick oats, 3tbsp coconut sugar, 1 small mashed banana, cinnamon: 9.4g protein
Lunch: 3 medium bananas, 1c pomegranate juice (bottled), 1c frozen dark cherries, 2oz parsley-spinach-babygreens juiced: 5.9g protein
Snack: Leftover potato (1 med russet), 1tsp dijon mustard: 4.8g protein
Dinner: Brown rice fettuccine 4oz, cheater pad thai sauce 1/4 of the recipe (from Happy Herbivore Abroad – has some peanut butter in it), was still hungry but didn’t want to eat my husband’s leftovers meant for his lunch haha so I made myself some tortilla chips from 6″ corn tortillas x 3 cut into quarters dipped in 2tbsp store bought low fat hummus:
WOW! Okay need to break this one down further to see where the protein is coming from. Pasta: 8.1g, corn tortillas 4.1g, hummus 2g, cheater pad thai sauce
19.2g (this doesn’t seem right!! I’m going to double check that I entered the recipe correctly). After 20 minutes of investigating and calculating, Bragg’s was listed incorrectly! Now that it’s corrected it brings my dinner down to: 15g protein! And my total for the day down to: 44.9g.
Extras: 1 small square of dark chocolate: 1g, coconut milk ice cream: 1.2g
My brain officially hurts now. LOL!
Well wouldn’t my doctor be all smug now if she knew of this discrepancy? But still, 44.9g isn’t bad at all. If I was worried about my protein I would add more lentils, beans and perhaps a small amount of nuts.