In all my excitement about the 31 before 31 wrap up, I forgot to tell you about my super excellent post-hike meal. I took a picnic and snack with me on the mountain, but quickly realized when I was driving home that I was famished, almost to the point of being sick. I decided that a giant meal at Nature’s Express in Berkeley was exactly what I needed! I had only been to Nature’s Express once just after they opened, so it was high time I tried it again.
Apple, kale and cucumber juice. I was hoping for a green juice with a hint of apple, but this was quite the other way around. Still tasty and hydrating!
I chose the Mushroom Cheese Burger with the Chik-Un patty, and air-baked sweet potato fries. They make their own ketchup and mayo, which is pretty cool.
I know this picture isn’t very appetizing, but you can trust me that the burger was great. Oddly, I didn’t really like the first few bites, but once I got into it I was very happy. They grilled the chik-un patty well, so that some parts were charred and a little crispy.
I was definitely full enough that I didn’t need dessert, but…vegan soft serve! And, the flavor of the day was vanilla-almond, which is right up my alley. The flavor and texture of this soft serve was fantastic, and the ice cream headache was well worth it.