Day 2, #30VeganDays
We love tennis and we were fortunate enough to get some tickets for the Women’s Final of Roland Garros this year and it was something we were very much looking forward since we bought them.
For breakfast we prepared our delicious vegan pancakes (that’s what we normally prepare for the weekends) and then we took off to RG.
It is the second time I have been to the French Grand Slam (the first time was in 2014) and this time two things got my attention, besides the surprising defeat of Serena Williams by Garbiñe Muguruza:
- The organizers say the tournament is entirely run with renewable energy which for me was quite amazing.
- The lack of a vegan offer on the different restaurants and food stands.
I find it really great that they are trying to lower their environmental impact nevertheless I would have loved to see some vegan friendly menu on any of their restaurants. Anyway, we were prepared for the occasion and we prepared some simple pasta with carrots and tomato sauce:
Nothing fancy and quite easy to prepare. Our water bottles with chia were confiscated at the entrance as the lady said it was made of “hard plastic” but we got them back at the exit.
We had a lot of fun despite it was a bit cold for June (remember we mentioned climate change before?) and we proved to ourselves that with just a little bit of preparation you can live a happy vegan life while attending a major sports event. I cannot forget to mention that for snack we brought bananas and that we managed to see Novak Djokovic giving an interview not far from us:
For dinner we had a standard salad: some lettuce, tomatoes, sprouted mungo beans, carrots, avocado, shallots sprinkled with zaatar topped with vinegar and olive oil.
To finish the day we watched Cowspiracy, a documentary that some friends recommended but did not have time to look at. You can either check their webpage or watch it at Netflix as we did. It was surprising to see that Leonardo DiCaprio was the film’s executive producer and it was also quite surprising (at least to me) to see that they also proposed a 30 day vegan challenge. I am really glad to see that this is much more mainstream than I thought and I sincerely hope much more people join the vegan movement.
That was our 2nd day of our #30VeganDays. Stay tuned, please help us spread the word and dare to join the #VeganChallenge.