Just had an all-American lunch break!! Left my office and strolled down a delightful downtown to grab something to eat in the nice weather.
Not sure how many Americans go out for vegetable juice, but I did!!
Berrybrook Farm is one of Charlotte’s few true health food stores. And they have a tiny juice bar that serves juices, sandwiches and soups where you can get lunch to go. Lucky for me and this awesome work location, it was a 5 minute walk!
The menu was quite hectic to read, but I decided I wanted a juice and a sandwich of sorts.
I went straight to the wildest, most vegetable-filled juice I could find: The Everything.
Contents (which I wrote on the back of my receipt to remember)
- Green pepper
And garlic, which I politely asked them to exclude!
The juice was vegetably all right!! Not exactly a palate pleaser, but it tasted amazing because I knew it was so nutrient dense 🙂 Wasn’t bad though!
I was killin’ for some hummus but sadly they only have that on Mondays, so I got an avocado + veggie wrap on a whole wheat tortilla. It came with a lemon-garlic dressing (asked them to go light ’cause of garlic breath!). The wrap was very fresh and totally delicious!! Had avocado (not very much though), cucumber, carrot, lettuce and cabbage (hold the onions!)
I ate on a porch swing with a stump for a table!
I sort of wish I’d asked to add in some black beans or something into my wrap because I’m not sure how filling this will be, but I wasn’t terribly hungry going into lunch (hello pumpkin oats!) so I think this was just what I needed (I feel 100% satisfied). I’ll have an early snack if need be. Intuitive eating!
But to balance all of my nutrient-dense lunch bites, I had a few Jelly Bellys from the office jar. I offered to eat down the licorice stash for them! I love licorice.