Philosophiemama's Food Journal

I’ve had several requests for a post sharing what I eat in a day. So, here goes! 

 

Sophie Jaffe in kitchen - philosophie superfoods

 

Remember that preparation is everything in eating healthy. No excuses! Pick two days a week and prepare by chopping veggies, making smoothies + soups, + going grocery shopping.  Smoothies + Soups will last 2-3 days in a closed container + both can be frozen for 2-3 weeks and then defrosted by placing in fridge the night before. 

 

philosophie mama grocery cart- philosophie superfoods

 

 

Philosophie mama fridge - philosophie superfoods

 

I start my day {around 6:30am} with a big glass of room temperature alkaline water. After the glass is finished I have a small tea cup filled with warm/hot water with lemon, a pinch of cayenne pepper, 1 t apple cider vinegar, a touch of fresh ginger juice + 1 t green dream or berry bliss manuka honey. 

 

philosophie mama superfood manuka honey - beegreen superfood honey

 

From then, I’ll have breakfast. During that time I’m making food for the kids, and it took a lot of self discipline to learn not to snack on their food mindlessly. I actually did my 14 day cleanse in order to get out of that bad habit that I couldn’t seem to break. After day 7 of the cleanse I didn’t even WANT their food, I couldn’t wait to dive into my own breakfast when I was ready.

 

 

Most days I will have a large breakfast {listed below} but on days when I have a workout planned for early I will either have a piece of fruit or start with a green juice. Something simple. 

 

{Philosophie Cacao Magic Chia Seed Pudding}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Berry Bliss Superfood Parfait}

 

 

For most larger breakfast days I will have a huge bowl of superfood egg white oats, chia seed pudding, green eggs with tons of veggies or a gigantic 30oz Superfood smoothie. I always add my super foods to everything above to add nutrients, vitamins + bonus protein. It also gives me more energy to start my day instead of just eating those foods plain. These foods POWER ME UP for the day + activate my brain + focus. 

 

 

On the weekends we will sometimes have brunch with my parents and make superfood gluten-free pancakes. 

 

 

Philosophie Superfoods Glutenfree Pancakes

My husband is Israeli + I will NOT give up an opportunity for shashuka if it presents itself! {a traditional israeli breakfast with over easy eggs, tomato + lots of herbs}

 

healthy egg breakfast - israeli shashuka

About an hour and a half or 2 hours later I will have a large 160-20oz green veggie juice. This is filled with mostly green leafy veggies {spinach/collard greens/kale/swiss chard etc} cucumber, celery, parsley, dandelion root, apple cider vinegar, ginger, extra liquid chlorophyll + a pear or apple to sweeten it. Most days, a piece of raw chocolate needs to fit into this snack :)

 

Green Dream smoothie - Green fresh juice

 

philosophie cacao magic truffle - superfoods chocolate

 

 

Then I drink alkaline water with peppermint essential oil or lemon until lunch. This is what I sip on most of the day in between meals. I try and wait 15-20 min after the meal so I can properly digest before flooding my system with water. Then after the time has passed, I’ll drink as much as I possibly can before I eat again. 

 

 

 

For lunch I usually always have a superfood smoothie or a large salad. The majority of days I’m on the go at a demo in a store or working with my team at our headquarters so we will just make a large vat of smoothie for all of us to have in between the insanity that ensues. If I’m at home, I almost always have a large salad like the one I shared on New Beauty’s youtube channel.

 

 

 

 

Philosophie mama superfood salad - vegetarian, vegan

 

doing a Philosophie Superfoods demo at Mother’s Market in Brea: 

 

Philosophie mama of Philosophie Superfoods - demo in Mother's Market

 

mid-afternoon, around 3p, I’m back with my kiddos and we all share a snack. Usually this is sipping on fresh juice or a smoothie with something I’ve made like raw cacao magic chocolates, truffles, homemade energy bar or a baked good I created with the superfoods. 

 

 

We are usually outside or at the park so this is the easiest thing to bring 

along. We all share the juice or smoothie so it’s just enough to take the edge off until dinner. 

 

cacao magic muffins - philosophie superfoods, vegan, gluten-free muffins

 

Sometimes we will just bring fresh fruit and raw veggies and they do really well with that because it’s so refreshing while they are playing hard. It’s so hydrating for their widdle bodies :) Then we are all sipping on water while we play + enjoy each other. 

 

 

 

Sometimes I will sneak a little snack for myself like a spoonful of almond or coconut butter to hold me over for dinner. It also helps me not to overeat at night if I eat enough during the day. I hate feeling ravenous at night so I’ve learned over time to pump my body with NUTRIENT DENSE FOODS all day long so I can eat like a normal human when the sun goes down and not like an animal. 

 

While I’m making dinner I’ll listen to beautiful music, my favorite is Krishna Das, + I try to drink water the entire time instead of having wine or something else. This time is sacred for me, it feels like a moving meditation as I chop veggies + prepare food with love for my beautiful family.

 

Gluten-free stuffing recipe:

 

 It’s really important to me to make dinner for the kiddos + that we all have homemade dinners as a family, sharing our day, experiences + lives together. While the kids are waiting + playing I will put out “appetizers” of raw veggies cut up with some sort of dip like hummus or tahini.

For dinner my go-to meals are either a stir fry made with TONS of fresh veggies or a veggie curry with coconut milk + turmeric. 

 

We get all our veggies from the farmers market or from our delivery box LOVE. It’s so fun to get them delivered because then you are forced to go outside your comfort zone + learn about new veggies + fruit instead of getting stuck in a boring routine. 

 

 

Every week it’s slightly different + i feel more connected to nature + the environment because of what’s in season. Oftentimes I’ll just take whatever veggies are left over and bake them so I can keep playing with the kids. I love making gluten-free stuffing. Whatever works, right?

 

 

3-4 days of the week my husband joins us for dinner. On those nights we will sometimes add a protein to dinner, salmon, organic grass-fed meat, organic turkey or chicken. I don’t prepare meat… I’m a raw vegan food chef so all my cooking/training has been in that cuisine. So if Adi is home, we will eat non-vegan food :) 

 

Occasionally when I’m feeling lazy or don’t feel like chopping veggies I will make gluten-free pasta + add Green Dream to the marinara sauce to make it more nutrient dense. I always add fresh herbs to everything I create for extra nutrients. 

 

 

Other times we’ll have a vegan superfood soup which can be made ahead of time and just warmed. The kids love slurping it with a spoon! 

 

Vegan Gluten-free soup - in the Nourish Cookbook

 

The kids have amazing palettes + eat just about every single thing I put 

on their plates. I feel INCREDIBLY grateful for that, as I know it can be really hard for many parents. My best advice is to just keep trying. They will eventually come around if they keep being exposed to it + most importantly see YOU enjoying it regularly. 

 

After the kids are asleep I usually want something else to nosh on so I will either have some sort of vegan ice cream (mint chip is my FAVE), raw or dark chocolate or a glass of wine. If I’m in a non-lazy mood I will make the ice cream myself with frozen bananas and my superfood blends or a chia seed cacao magic pudding.

 

 

 I’d much prefer to waste those calories on dessert… my sweet tooth will just about always win :) I usually always have a tablespoon of nut butter before bed. I’ve read a few studies that say that this will help balance your blood sugar levels while you sleep. I’m all for any excuse to eat nut butter :)


 

 

vegan ice cream - superfoods philosophie

 

That’s it! Let me know in the comments if you have any specific questions! I tried to share as many deets as I could without getting so lost in them + boring you to death. What are tricks you have to stay energized throughout the day? Do you ever feel like you don’t eat enough + then at night you stuff your face? Let’s work as a team to get through some not so awesome habits! Please let me know if I can share anything else that may help your journey xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (11):

Desiree on

Hi Sophie! Just curious what those little bottles next to the water bottle are? We live in the middle-of-nowhere Oklahoma, so getting my hands on alkaline water isn’t easy! Thanks!

adrienne! on

THANK YOU for sharing!!!! must have taken a lot of work and thought!! i’ll definitely keep this in mind when making lifestyle choices – especially post-cleanse!! :)))

Jana on

Hi Sophie!!

I finally made it off Insta and on to your website! Every time you post something about your Cacao Magic, I start salivating!! As soon as I get back from Canada, I’m going to stock up. In the meanwhile, tell me — what kind of Alkaline water are you drinking? Kangen? Do you have a system in your own home? Or are you getting it from that place on Main St.?

Sophie on

Rachel: the dinner recipes (curry, etc) will be posted this week! thanks for the request! :)

Sophie on

Hey Robyn!

it’s not that I “can’t” snack on the kids breakfast, or that it isn’t healthy, it’s that even the healthiest of foods shouldn’t be eaten ALL DAY LONG. With kiddos (which I’m sure you know) food is always around, and for my JOB I am constantly playing with new recipes + making food for clients so it can be challenging not to eat ALL.DAY. the kids eat earlier than my body is ready (they sleep for 12 hours straight so their bodies are needing nourishment) so I generally drink my liquids while they eat then attempt to SLOWLY eat my own breakfast without having to run around like a maniac like I have to do while they are eating. make sense? thanks for commenting! xoxo

Sophie on

Hey Kristen!

Usually when I juice I make a large VAT and store it in mason jars for 2 days. If you aren’t using a pressed juicing machine the nutrients aren’t stored as well as pressed, but it is still amazing for you and full of vitamins. You do lose a percentage of the nutrients though. For me, I’d rather have juice that’s a little less nutrient dense than none at all. We have a local juice bar 2 blocks from my house so I typically just purchase several juices at a time and store them in the fridge. I’ve calculated the difference in energy/time/clean up/cost and it’s about equal (buying organic produce to juice it all at home vs purchasing a $9 juice). It’s a PAIN to have to juice everything at home and if it ends up being the same price, I will oftentimes just purchase them. Hope this helps! sending love.

Heather Williams on

Your diet sounds so much like my own Sophie!:) Thank you for sharing this with me:) My life hasn’t been the same since I added Philosophie Superfoods to my day:) Thank you for sharing them with the world!:) I love, love, love them! Do you accept people to do demos anywhere across the country? I’d love to!:)

Kristen on

Thanks for sharing! I have a question about juicing- do you make the juices for yourself daily? Any tips for making juicing more convienent? I know you said you prep your veggies before hand so that could help. Let me know:) I need to add more green juice to my life!

Robyn Law on

Love this! It’s very similar to what I do with our family, although I will prepare the meat/protein but we try to not eat it that frequently. Sometimes I’ll join in with some salmon but here in Saudi we don’t really have much access to organic, grass fed chicken or free range anything! I am curious though, what do you prepare for the kiddos for breakfast that you cannot snack on? As for the afternoon in the park we have VERY similar snacks. My kids LOVE fruit and veggies and smoothies!! Love love loved this!

Rachel on

Will you share some of your dinner recipes (curry or stir fry)? Sounds delish!!

Wholly Eva on

Such a great post Sophie! XO

-Eva

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