Vegan Week: Day Two

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I watched Hungry for Change this morning. It’s your usual documentary that advocates a plant-based diet, but it stays well away from the animal cruelty aspect and focuses primarily on health. It focuses on the world’s addiction to sugar and other hidden (and potentially harmful) chemicals in our food and shifts the paradigm from ‘I want that and can’t have it’ to ‘I can have it but I don’t want it’. While it didn’t really inform me any more than I am already, it gave me a boost of motivation because I know that I just want to feel good and rid my body of all crap that’s been put into it lately! It also stars Jason Vale, Jamie Olivier and Joe Cross and I love them 🙂

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Breakfast: This is my standard breakfast, so you’ll probably be seeing a lot of green smoothies for the rest of the week! I usually have a green tea in the morning but I’ve run out, so this morning I opted for three fennel tea. Fun facts about fennel: it’s a mild diuretic and helps flush excess water and toxins from the body. It helps reduce bloating (and flatulence hehehe). It has anti-inflammatory properties and increases metabolism! It’s a super tea 🙂 Can I also point out my ever so classy and ladylike Carlsberg glass full of water?!

What’s in my smoothie today?
1 banana
2 handfuls of spinach
2 handfuls of frozen blueberries
1 tblsp hemp seeds
1 tblsp chia seeds
1 tsp spirulina
Almond milk
Water

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Lunch: I took some of yesterday‘s quinoa, added some sliced beetroot, spinach, left over roasted butternut squash and blueberries, threw everything into one pot and warmed over a low heat. The beetroot quickly turned the quinoa pink 🙂 A bowl of love is what this is!!

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Dinner: I had too much fun with my new spiralizer this morning -check it out at the end of this post, it is sooooo pretty 😛 !! It is unbelievably easy to use and I am incredibly excited to see how many vegetables I can turn into noodles!!! Oh the possibilities!! I stuck with an old favourite this morning and made courgetti or zucchini noodles for my dinner with butternut squash all tossed in a delish aubergine & avocado sauce. Because I made it at 10.30am, I had over a 7 hour wait to eventually dig into my yummy vegan dinner at work but it did not disappoint. My colleagues think I’m crazy, but I call it being a creative culinary genius!!

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Snack: I had no real snacks today other than two mandarins and two americanos at work. I am so happy that I don’t take milk in my coffee otherwise I would definitely have failed my vegan challenge today!! This blog post is coming you from my bed and fuelled by chamomile tea, if you could call tea a snack? I kind of view it as a staple part of my diet, like protein…!!

Yay, another vegan, clean, healthy eats day down! Easy peasy! 🙂

Until tomorrow,

Charlene

xoxo

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