Well hello there! I'm just sipping on some Dr. Stuart's naturally caffeine free tea that will hopefully cleanse and purify my skin from the inside out! Hahaha, let's see if it works!
This is just one of the many purchases we made from the health food shop today! It's part of our new "experiment" that my fiancé and I have decided to do. Last night we did a lot of research on vegetarianism, veganism and going dairy and meat free. We watched a lot of YouTube videos, but the ones that stood out to us the most were the Bill Clinton one and this video of Alicia Silverstone talking about her book, The Kind Diet. What we understood from all of this was that vegans tend to feel better, live longer, have more energy and are all-round healthier than people who eat meat and dairy. Whether this is actually true or not, we both honestly don't know. So we thought we'd try it for a day, see how we felt and then attempt to go vegan for one week. After the week is over, I'll update you guys and let you know how I feel!
I want to make it clear though, that I am NOT doing this to lose weight. Jonathan and I are just doing this to see if it makes us FEEL better and healthier! If it works, that's great but if it doesn't suit us and we don't see a difference, then we'll stop! I'm up for the challenge though, and I think this will be a fun experiment! My biggest challenge will be the dairy. I love cheese so that will be the hardest to give up! Jonathan's biggest challenge will definitely be meat. He loves eating meat but he doesn't really like dairy products anyway. I don't eat a lot of meat. If we could combine the two of us, we would have the perfect vegan, hahaha!
So first off, we stopped by our local farmers' market and bought some hummus, semi sun-dried tomatoes, red and green chili sauce and a jar of apple chutney. We had a lot of fun tasting everything when we got back and Jonathan was amazed by how much he liked the hummus! For lunch, we had bagels with hummus and sun-dried tomatoes...YUM!
After lunch, we ventured into Holland & Barrett, the health food shop and picked up a few goodies!
We picked up two different types of Dr. Stuart's naturally caffeine free tea. Jonathan got Echinacea and I got the Skin Purify one.
Jonathan got some Hemp protein powder to put in his smoothies for breakfast.
I got some of these 100% raw Nakd bars, which are SO amazing!! Unfortunately you can't buy them in bulk though :(
Jonathan got some Goody Good Stuff vegan sweets to munch on.
And I got some of my favourite dried fruit - mangoes and apricots! Albicocca! Hahaha!
We then stopped by Tesco (how boring of us!) and picked up some bananas, clementines, soy milk and a smoothie. We actually wanted almond milk but they didn't have any. The Innocent smoothies are for Jonathan's breakfast...these are sooo good and they have nothing but fruit in them!
(Watch our vegan food shopping vlog here!)
Oh, and we also found these two lost little pups along our way...hahaha, not!
Watch my vlog from yesterday and help me make a big decision concerning Albi and Sina!
Although I think it may have come across wrong...I was actually talking about both dogs together, not separating them. But anyway...if you watch the video you'll understand :)
Let me know your thoughts on going vegan...I know it can be controversial but I'm curious to know how many of you are vegan/vegetarian and how you feel about it all. Let's see if we can survive this week!!