Day 3, #30VeganDays
Today we had to wake up early as I had to work. Fortunately we had our breakfast half ready as we normally prepare pancakes for Saturday and Sunday so it was just a matter of re-heating them, cutting some fruits and making some tea. I forgot to tell you yesterday that we added half a tea spoon of matcha to our vegan pancake recipe to get some more antioxidants and a flavor twist:
Despite we did not sleep much, we did not feel so tired. Perhaps because a vegan diet is lighter on your body: your body needs less energy to process vegetables, nuts and seeds than meat or dairy.
For lunch Elise prepared a vegan version of a French dish called tomates farcies, stuffed tomatoes, in English. You can check the recipe out by clicking on the dish’s name.
We watched Roland Garros final’s where Novak Djokovic became the latest champion. He’s a clear example of how changing your diet can have a huge impact on your life. If you do not know Novak’s story, take a look at his book called Serve to Win where he writes how switching to a gluten-free, plant based diet boosted his career to the top. On April 2016 Novak and his wife Jelena opened a vegan restaurant called Eqvita. Djokovic’s current diet is not public but at today’s finals you could see him having some dates as a snack. Would a vegan diet be Novak’s secret? Maybe. What is 100% sure is that the current number 1 tennis player in the world is also a holistic health champion: he reportedly does yoga, meditates and even does tai-chi.