It’s the first day of this year’s Vegan MoFo and my theme is the rather ridiculous ‘eat as much raw as possible but any cooked food is to be oil free and oh while I’m at it everything is gluten free too’. I chose this theme because I have wanted to try oil free for a while, plus I need to be more disciplined with going gluten free and I want this to be an experiment to see how I feel overall. I’ve blogged before about my short mostly-raw food trial making me feel and sleep fantastic and I’m very curious to see if I can have that again. I’ve also stacked on a little weight and feeling blah about it. Yep, when I do my aeroplane seatbelt up and notice my stomach flopping over the top of it, it’s time to re-think my eating and lack of aerobic activity.
Most days I have a smoothie or some kind of juice for breakfast but for MoFo I want to get back in to green juices daily. My day 1 MoFo smoothie was made with frozen banana, peanuts, raw cacao powder (I put too much in by accident) and ground flax:
As we hadn’t gone shopping since returning home from our holiday, I made another smoothie for lunch. This time, frozen bananas, oats, a date, non dairy milk and cinnamon. I know I know, oats aren’t exactly gluten free but there was nothing else to eat and I wasn’t sure when we’d go shopping nor when I’d eat next:
Finally we went shopping and I loaded up on fresh produce. I had a precooked dinner I’d made and frozen so that I wouldn’t have to cook for a few days after returning from Sydney. Everything was set, then we dropped the kids off for a sleepover at my mum’s and then as it is Fathers Day here in Australia, I asked Husband what he’d like for dinner. Aaand he suggested Magic Mint Cafe in Moonee Ponds, our go-to Indian restaurant. Aaaaaaaaaaand I got the veggie pakora which are, you know, deep fried in oil. And my main of Aloo Gobi Mattar had oil in it. Aaaaand I got some stuffed naan as well which is… gluteny. I supposed I can wriggle out of my day 1 fail by saying “BUT I said the food I cook would be oil free, I didn’t say anything about other people cooking for me so nyerrr”. Plus my mum gave me some stuffed veggies she’d made for me and they’re cooked in oil.
Dinner at Magic Mint was great as always though:
Let’s hope I get some more raw happening tomorrow!