The 22-Day Revolution: Vegan Diet Day Ten

It’s day nine of my vegan diet challenge! If you want to find out more about Marco Borges’ 22-Day Revolution, and begin with day zero, click here!

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Day ten began with a glass of All You Need Is a Cape Juice – with a really involved list of ingredients! Good job it was Sunday morning so I had plenty of time to prepare everything! You need spinach, kale, cucumber, lemon, ginger, fresh turmeric, parsley, carrots and a Granny Smith apple. I was going to sub dried turmeric for the raw in this recipe as suggested in the book, but luckily I stumbled across some in Rice Up Wholefoods while I was stocking up!

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The 22-Day Revolution: Vegan Diet Day Nine

It’s day nine of my vegan diet challenge! If you want to find out more about Marco Borges’ 22-Day Revolution, and begin with day zero, click here!

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So, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I prepared some granola yesterday, which involves a fairly simple process of combining oats with maple syrup, nuts, and sea salt, and baking them until golden brown. You’re supposed to mix these with sunflower seeds and cashews as well as almonds, but I only had flaked almonds, so I used those. The calorie count for a quarter of this mixture is 291.

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The 22-Day Revolution: Vegan Diet Day Eight

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. Continue reading

The 22-Day Revolution: Vegan Diet Day Seven

Welcome to day seven 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! Please note that these recipes are for day four of the plan as I had to wait until today to get my tapioca flour!

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Day four should begin with some chia pudding, but I enjoyed yesterday’s almond spread on toast so much I had it again today! 298 calories, served with the blueberries, but not the banana.

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The 22-Day Revolution: Vegan Diet Day Six

Welcome to day six 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! Also, please note, these are recipes from day seven of the plan, as I’m skipping day four until tomorrow, waiting for my tapioca flour!

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As much as I’m enjoying this diet, I had a bit of homesickness for ‘regular’ food, so I was really glad to see toast and sandwiches on the menu for today. It’s the same as going on holiday and trying new things – somehow even though the new stuff is great, you just have a yearning for something familiar.

So, breakfast was vegan, gluten free bread spread with almond butter, served with blueberries and bananas. My bread slices were super tiny and I cut my banana in half (what to do with that extra banana? Cut it into slices and freeze it! Add it to smoothies and juices or blend it for ‘nicecream’). So, my calories for this breakfast was lower than it probably should have been, at just 361.

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The 22-Day Revolution: Vegan Diet Day Five

Welcome to day five 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! Also, please note, these are recipes from day six of the plan, as I had to skip day four until my tapioca flour arrives!

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The 22-Day Revolution: Vegan Diet Day Two

Welcome to day two 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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In the interests of not turning yesterday’s post into a novel, I decided to save my discussion about the cost of this diet for today. Cost is always being bandied about as a major factor in rising obesity levels, as people claim that healthy food is unaffordable. Personally, I’d argue from a slightly different angle: that unhealthy food is just pretty cheap and easy. And, let’s be honest, if you’ve had a crappy day at a crappy job, a plate of chips is a much better treat than a salad. That’s just human nature!

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The 22-Day Revolution: Vegan Diet Day One

(This is day one in my vegan diet plan. To find out what it is and why I’m doing it, read my post here!)

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Marco Borges’ diet plan in The 22-Day Revolution is laid out in a very precise manner. Instead of a general recipe section, it’s laid out with recipes for each day, which have been formulated to work with each other to deliver the right nutrients at the right times. This is what appealed to me right away – I wanted a rigid plan I had to stick to, because too much choice for me sometimes leads me very much astray!

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The 22-Day Revolution: Vegan Diet Day Zero

If there’s one thing I enjoy, it’s speculating about new diet crazes and food fads. Life is short, the same old food gets boring after a while, and even though I roll my eyes every time they discover a new superfood, I’m still happy to jump on the bandwagon and give stuff a go. When I saw Beyonce hitting the news for her foreword in Marco Borges The 22-Day Revolution, I was completely intrigued. The concept of the plan involves 22 days of vegan food, based mostly on non-processed, whole foods. (Don’t forget, you could eat chips and Oreos for 22 days and still be a vegan! Vegan doesn’t mean healthy by itself!)

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