Going Vegan Days 1 & 2
So far days 1 & 2 have been going well. The hardest part aside from reading labels has been drinking the protein shakes. They lack any flavor and are chalky in nature. Typically I just mix the powder with some water, but in the coming day I’m going to try making it with some soy/almond milk and blend in some fruits. Hopefully this will make it less of a chore and more palatable. My diet has basically consisted of the following items throughout the day:
- A Banana & Protein Shake (Breakfast)
- Celery, Broccoli, Carrots, Cliff Bar, Nuts, Dates, Orange, & Apple (Snacks & Lunch)
- Lentils / Fake Meat, Quinoa Bread, Mixed Greens (Dinner)
- With plenty of water throughout the day as well.
I will have to admit that by the time I head home from work I feel really empty and hungry. To resolve this I plan on adding some complex carbs into my diet.
We had a buddy that wanted to go out to dinner yesterday and since Imran and I have started this vegan journey we knew going out to eat would be difficult. So I did a little research and found out that Zpizza has a vegan option. We ended up getting the Berkeley Vegan Pizza: marinara sauce, vegan cheese, veggie burger crumbles, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, red onions, bell peppers. It was really yummy and the fake cheese was not as dreadful as I expected. Yes, its consistency was a little off, but overall it was quite good and makes me excited to try more vegan places in the DMV area.