(gentle music) – Hi, friends, welcome
back to another video. Today is a What I Eat in a Day video, and we are in London still. So the past two videos that you’ve seen that have been travel-related
are all based here in London. You saw my apartment tour. Last week was my grocery haul. And today I’m using some of the groceries that we bought in that haul for our meals. So not really sure what the day entails. We’re about to go. In like an hour, we’re gonna
go to a SoulCycle class. So I am starting my
day with Four Sigmatic. And I’m actually bringing
you today’s video in partnership with Four Sigmatic, and the reason why is
they are probably one of my favorite things to travel with. I am making a Mushroom
Mocha right now pre-workout. I actually love having these pre-workout because you get the
caffeine from the coffee, but there’s also mushrooms in
here, which is really great. This one has chaga, which
his awesome for energy. And Four Sigmatic, of
course you guys know, is, comes in these little sachet packets, so they are amazing for travel. I always have them in my carry-on bags, my backpacks, and (laughs) my luggage. So I make sure that I never run out. So I’m going to make this right now. And I also have a special
coupon code for you guys, like I always do. You can get 15% off by clicking the link that is
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orders from Four Sigmatic. So let’s go ahead and
dive in to today’s video. I’m gonna make this, go
to SoulCycle, come back, have some matcha, probably a smoothie, (laughs) and then we’ll
see what the day brings. I know you guys have seen me
make these a million times, but I am just heating up some water in the electric kettle
that came in our Airbnb. And then I just add the Four
Sigmatic packet directly into my to-go container. I have one of these Hydro Flask things. I’ll link it down below for you. But I am, like I said, using
the Mushroom Mocha Mix, which is a blend of chocolate
and coffee, which is so good. I add a little bit of monk fruit extract just for a touch of sweetness
and then some almond milk, which really helps make it creamy. And the almond milk that
they sell here is this brand, and it’s made with pure almonds, so it’s very creamy, which is great. I’m just gonna add a
splash of that in there. And then I top that with my hot water. And the thing that I travel with which I think if you’re a coffee drinker or a matcha latte drinker
is (laughs) essential is one of these frothers. It’s battery-powered. You don’t need to charge it. And it makes things super creamy, and it whisks them up to
be the right consistency. And you can see how frothy it gets. And since we’re doing pre-SoulCycle, I’m also gonna have half of a protein bar. These protein bars are from Pulsin. I bought them at the grocery
store, and they are delicious. I really, really like it. Half a protein bar is always
my go-to pre-workout snack ’cause it gives me just
a little bit of energy, but doesn’t fill me up too much. And we walk to SoulCycle. It’s in Soho, and it’s a beautiful studio. It was really, really fun. There’s a teacher that
we’ve both really liked, and she’s great. So it was just a nice way (laughs) to get moving in the
morning and get a sweat in. (gentle music) Post-SoulCycle, I made
my standard matcha latte, which has pumpkin pie spice powder, as well as my monk fruit
extract, some matcha powder, which I brought all of
these things from home. The beauty is that you
can also actually buy the Four Sigmatic packets
that are a matcha latte, and it mixes everything. I just didn’t wanna carry
all of those packets, so I do have a few of them as
I want to use them on the go, but I still brought my
traditional matcha ingredients. And then I bought some
coconut butter here, so we’re just gonna add a
scoop of coconut butter, top that with the hot water. And this is the blender that I bought, which I mentioned in the tour. And I just blend it up until
it’s smooth and creamy. You guys have seen this
probably a million times, so I don’t need to share everything. But standard matcha latte. My favorite way to start the day. Same old, same old. Once I have my matcha done, I’m also going to make a smoothie. So we bought some spinach
at the grocery store, so I’m just gonna add a
ton of spinach as always. I’m gonna use some
chocolate protein powder that I bought at the store. I really liked this one. This was my favorite protein
powder that I’ve tried so far. It’s from Form protein. And some raw cacao powder. Top that with some frozen peaches which I chopped up and
froze in the freezer. They were starting to go bad, so I just chopped them up and froze them. And they are so good in smoothies. And then I add a little bit
of ice and some almond milk and coconut water to blend everything up, and then I pop it on the blender base. And (laughs) I’m definitely not used to having these types of blenders because they aren’t quite as powerful as the one that I have at home, so it takes some shaking and some stirring and things like that to
get everything combined. But I was very pleasantly
surprised with the final texture. It was on the thicker side,
very smooth and creamy, and really tasty. So I topped it with some peanut butter and some Deliciously Ella granola, and that was my yummy little breakfast. (gentle music) So we are about to head
out for the afternoon. SoulCycle was so much
fun, as it always is. You guys know I love
a good SoulCycle ride. And then we came home,
showered, got ready, and you saw me make breakfast. And breakfast was delicious. I really like the protein
powder that I used. I’ll link it down below for you. And my matcha was just my standard matcha. I brought enough matcha tins to last me for the rest of the trip. I brought monk fruit extract with me. And then the powders that
I have are just gonna, I’m gonna use them, and then
I’m not gonna replace them. So I just brought whatever
leftovers I had at home and I was taking with me in Colorado and everything like
that, brought them here. And once they’re gone, they’re gone. So luckily I do have some of the Four Sigmatic individual packets, so of things like lion’s mane, chaga, and I think I also
brought a reishi packet. I can’t remember. So if I do feel like I
wanna add adaptogens in, I can do that once I’m
out of the ones I brought. The other benefit of being in London is that Four Sigmatic is also sold here. I’m sure it’s also in
other parts of Europe too. But I did see it at Whole Foods,
as well as Planet Organic. So if you are in London and
have those stores locally, you can actually find Four
Sigmatic there locally. So I’m really excited about lunch because I’m going to,
I have to switch hands. We are going to Farmacy, which I have already been
to once on this trip. Had never been there before. It was not included in my London What I
Eat in a Day last time. But it is incredible. It’s a fully vegan restaurant. It is so good. We already went, like I said, got the truffle mac and cheese, which is vegan and gluten-free
and out of this world. Definitely getting it again. And I can’t wait to show you guys ’cause it’s also just a
really cute restaurant, really great options on the menu, and it’s in a really great area. So I will see you guys at lunch. We found this cute little
tucked away hideaway spot off of a busy street in Soho. We just went to the Hideaway Coffee House. And it’s so cute back here. There’s some little shopping. There’s a secondhand bookshop over there. There’s a salad bar little place. It’s really cute. So for the coffee, I have been getting some
oat milk lattes sometimes. I really like the texture and consistency. I’m still not a huge fan of coffee, so I don’t get them every single day, but they’re kind of like
an afternoon treat for me. And this was really delicious. (gentle music) So we just got off at the Notting. Something is going on with
my camera, there we go. Just got off at the Notting
Hill Gate tube stop. I was gonna say (laughs) T-stop. The tube stop. I think that there’s a few around here that you can take to get to Farmacy. And so this is it. It’s in Notting Hill. It’s in West Grove, Westbourne Grove I think
is what it’s called. And I’m gonna show you Notting
Hill ’cause it’s really cute. It’s full of white houses
and very residential, but also really beautiful. And the tourist attraction
here is called Portobello Road, which is full of kind of
like vintage type shops and jewelry shops and things like that. We’re not going there. We’re going to a different area. But I’m gonna show you what
Notting Hill looks like ’cause it’s so pretty. (gentle music) So it’s fairly loud in here, so I’m not sure if you’re
gonna be able to hear me. But they have a seriously amazing menu. We are definitely getting
the mac and cheese. It’s so good. And they always label if
everything is gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, everything like that. So, as you can tell, tons
of gluten-free options. The last time, I got these, and they were good, but not awesome. This is the best thing I’ve
almost ever eaten that’s vegan. But I’m gonna go for one of these bowls, either the Macro Bowl, the Kimchi Bowl, or the Middle Eastern Bowl. And definitely getting dessert. And then the other thing
that I wanna show you is the cocktail menu because they have the best
margarita that I have ever made. It’s Tequila Mockingbird. It is absolutely amazing. And they have a really great wine list. And everything is just healthy and fresh and bright and delicious. So here is the Tequila Mockingbird. It’s with rock salt or sea salt, Himalayan salt on the back, on the thing. (laughs) I don’t even
know what I’m saying. But honestly, it’s so amazing. It tastes incredible. All right, friends, here
is the mac and cheese. – Thank you.
– My God, I am so excited. And then this is the
gorgeous Market Salad, which sounds like it changes daily ’cause they have different
stuff on it today. But we’re splitting this as our starters. I can’t wait for you to
see how good this is. (gentle music) Right, so there’s the pad
Thai, gluten-free, vegan. Looks really good. And then I got the Macro Bowl, which has avocado, roasted sweet potato, quinoa, kale, a yummy dressing,
pickled beets, seaweed. So beautiful. This is everything that
I love inside of a bowl. It looks so good. Finishing off with some
lemon verbena and mint tea. And you guys know I got that cake. Here is the gluten-free Victoria sponge, which is a light sponge
cake with a vegan frosting, fruit, vegan vanilla ice cream. (people chattering) Oh my God, it’s so light. Very good. So when we got home, we
had been walking for, I think we had like eight
miles on our step counter, so we wanted a little snack. And I chose to pull out
that vegan Camembert that I bought at the grocery store. And I was so excited to taste this. It literally looks exactly
like Camembert cheese, and it tastes so good. It has a really nice texture. It has that rind that Camembert has. And it was so awesome on top of crackers. It was such the perfect little
snack before we made dinner. (gentle music) And for dinner, we decided
to do the vegan raviolis. Again, if you haven’t watched
that grocery store video, this is stuffed with tofu
and roasted cherry tomatoes. So they are vegan, they’re gluten-free, they’re made with lentil pasta, and you cook them just like
you do regular raviolis. So I’m just boiling them in the pot. While those are boiling, I wanna show you what
we’re gonna add on top. So we’re gonna use the pesto, but then we’re also gonna
add some roasted tomatoes. And I do roasted cherry tomatoes. I’ve showed this on the channel before, but I roast them in the
oven with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic
for about 35 minutes, and they are the best
addition to pasta ever. They are so, so tasty. So if you want to try that recipe, I will link it down below for
you because it is heavenly. So while that cooks, we’re also gonna make
a quick salad dressing. Matt is the king of salad dressings. So he added some garlic, salt,
pepper into a little jar, and then he’s also gonna add
in some red pepper flakes and some chopped up shallot. We also add to that some olive oil and some red wine vinegar,
as well as some lemon juice. And you just stir that together. And I like to let this
sit for 10 to 15 minutes to let the garlic kind
of chill out a little bit ’cause raw garlic can be
quite powerful and potent. So just let it kind of sit, and it’s honestly the
perfect topping to salad. I love this dressing so much. It’s delicious. So once we are ready
to assemble everything, just drain the raviolis in the pot like you would regular raviolis. They don’t have a strainer here, so I had to (laughs) do it this way. We’re gonna add in two
big dollops of pesto, as well as all of those cherry tomatoes. And we had to add a little
bit of salt and pepper at the end ’cause the
pesto wasn’t that salty, but it was still so good. And I wanna make sure that
you can see the texture of these raviolis because
they are literally, I was so impressed. So they have a really
soft, tender pasta dough, again, made from lentils. And the filling was that
roasty cherry sweetness, and as well as the tofu. So it was just so good. And our salad was fabulous. It was a really, really good and also surprisingly easy meal. (gentle music) To round out the night, I had a cup of my favorite
Egyptian licorice mint tea. I thought that I had brought some Four Sigmatic hot chocolate, but I didn’t, (laughs) so I have this tea. And then we had stopped at Deliciously Ella’s Deli the day before, and we got one of her brownies. So we split this little brownie, and it was the perfect
end of the day treat. Okay, my friends, I hope you enjoyed today’s What I Eat in a Day video. Thank you so much for watching. We had a ton of amazing food. And if you ever come to London, you have to check out Farmacy
because it is excellent. And I also wanna thank Four Sigmatic for joining us in today’s video. You guys already know
how much I love them. They are one of my favorite partners. I love traveling with their things. So if you have upcoming travel, if you are on the road a lot, even if you just commute to work, Four Sigmatic is a great thing
to just throw into your bag and just keep with you at all times, whether it’s the coffee, the matcha, the turmeric latte if you
need (laughs) something to chill out with. Also the hot chocolate’s amazing, or some of their individual
mushroom powders, so the reishi and the chaga. They’re just great to have on hand. And if you do wanna try
Four Sigmatic for yourself, I highly recommend it obviously. Use the link right below this video. That will get you 15%
off your first order. So thank you so much for joining, and thank you for watching. I hope you guys enjoyed it. Don’t forget to also
check out my London guide, which is already on the blog, if you wanna see other
vegan and healthy places to eat in London. This city is amazing. It’s so fun. I absolutely love it. I could totally live here. And then if you haven’t
seen the other two videos that I posted from this trip, I will also link those down below, the London apartment
tour, which is this place, and the grocery haul, which includes some of the
food that you saw tonight, like our raviolis for dinner, as well as a bunch of other
really awesome vegan goodies that I found at the grocery store. So I’ll leave those down for you below. Otherwise, have a
fabulous rest of your day. Thanks so much, and I’ll see
you guys in the next one. Bye! (gentle music)