Welcome to day eight of my summary of my experiences on Marco Borges’ 22-Day Revolution. To find out why I started this vegan diet challenge, and to begin with day zero, click here!
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Day eight started with a glass of Immunity Juice, a blend of pears, apple and blueberries. I couldn’t get the specific types of fruit required so I made do with plain old Conference pears and Jazz apples. Tasty! Calories: 216.
I was really looking forward to lunch, and it was just as good as I expected! I didn’t follow the method for the sauce exactly, so I ended up with a fairly chunky sauce for my gluten-free pasta with tomato and basil. I subbed spaghetti for linguine as I couldn’t get the right shape in the shop. This is an easy, simple meal that’s good even if you’re not on a diet! Calories: 345. (I basically quartered the recipe and gave myself a portion of 75g of spaghetti.)
Dinner was intriguing me – hearts of palm salad. I’d never in my life eaten these and wondered where to get them – turns out, they’re with the rest of the canned vegetables in Tesco! Who’d have thought? I have no idea why this is, but they really remind me of tuna – meaty kind of sticky texture on your teeth, and the smell of the canned liquid. Maybe it’s also because I ate this with avocado, who knows? I know that sounds off-putting, but I enjoyed it! This salad contained cooked quinoa, hearts of palm, cherry tomato, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, broccoli, oil and lime juice. The recipe states that it serves two, I just made half! Calories were 522.
I must confess, I went a bit nuts with snacks today. I had some pitted dates, two Sharon fruit, and some of the homemade granola that’s for tomorrow’s breakfast (pro-tip – always read ahead for the next day, to make sure you don’t have to soak some beans or prepare something in advance!). Along with rice milk, my calories were 1412.
Maybe a wakeup call here – from yesterday, I gained a pound! Uh oh!
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2 thoughts on “The 22-Day Revolution: Vegan Diet Day Eight”
Wow I’ve completed a week and I’m feeling really good. I lost 2.3kg in 7 days. I love that I can look ahead at your comments and recommendations and I can tweak the recipes accordingly. I did not make the pasta as I work full time with a child, so I’m finding some of the lunches very labour intensive. I try to prep as much as I can the night before. I couldn’t find heat of palm any where, so I just left it out, although I was looking forward to trying it. It’s winter here in Australia so it’s hard sometimes just having a salad, when I’ve made my family something hearty for dinner. Looking forward to week 2 and following your journey.
That’s awesome, I’m glad that you’re enjoying it! It feels great to have completed a week, doesn’t it?! I agree, the lunches and the dinners are fairly interchangeable as far as how much effort it takes to make. Luckily I work from home so I have time to do these (and take photos!) but it wouldn’t be as easy otherwise. Also, I was actually just thinking the other day that this is the perfect summer diet, although I wouldn’t fancy it in winter! I can’t imagine blending up a cold smoothie for breakfast when it’s dark and cold outside… I hope you look forward to things like the vegetable curry or the lentil burgers, they’re pretty hearty.
I couldn’t believe we had hearts of palm here to be honest. It’s a very unusual vegetable – I’d love to know how else it’s prepared. I’m not sure what cuisine it’s from, but maybe you could try some world food shops if you have any? The salad would be just as nice with extra avocado, in my opinion!