As I had just done a lot of sweating in yoga, some rehydration was in order with this Tropicana Juice ($7 for large). It has watermelon, pineapple, kiwifruit and mint. Unfortunately the pineapple and kiwifruit were the overwhelming flavours. It was fine, but I was really in it for the watermelon and mint.
I also tried out one of the Bowls. This is the Bubblegum Bowl ($15 for large): Acai, red dragonfruit, banana, coconut water and coconut chips. This was so yummy! Definitely one of my favourite bowls so far (I have tried others that I will talk about at later posts). As you can see, you get a lot of fruit on top. This bowl included a fig. I haven't eaten a fig since I was little, when I got awful ulcers when I ate one. I approached this fig with caution, but thankfully remained ulcer free afterwards! Everyone raves about figs. I thought it was OK, wouldn't go out of my way for one. Would go out of my way for this bowl
I picked up a salad to take home for dinner - the Falafel and Kale Salad bowl ($12.95). This is my favourite of all the salads I have had from there. So good! I did have to pick out a fair amount of capsicum from the kale salad part, but it was worth it. As well as kale salad there was a healthy serve of falafel, heaps of tahini sauce and some pickled radish. So much yum!
I also grabbed a wrap for lunch the next day. This is the Taco Wrap ($9.50). Unfortunately the girl who was at the counter was new, so didn't know what was in the wraps, so I didn't know until I bit into it the next day that it had corn chips in it. And unfortunately they were of course mostly soggy by then. The flavours were still OK. I would have liked more avocado and sour cream like they have in the taco bowl.
Finally, I also picked up a couple of cupcakes. They stock the Cloverly Cupcakes ($10 for 2). This was the Turkish Delight and the PBJ. The PBJ was definitely my favourite, although the amount of jam actually in it was tiny. If you are filling a cupcake, fill it good! But I love the PB frosting. The turkish delight was OK, though the frosting was very sweet and could have had more rosewater.
Charlie's Raw Squeeze - 47 Old Cleveland Road, Greenslopes, Queensland
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post
The reason I was at yoga and Charlie's that day, instead of being at work like I normally would be on a Thursday, was because it was the four year anniversary of Gizmo's passing (the 14th of January... that is how far behind I am in eating out posts!). I always take that day off work, because it makes it extra hard to mourn the loss of your own cat while dealing with health issues of other cats. Over the years, I have dedicated the day to the memory of my love, of course, but also to self-care. It took me a while to not feel guilty about doing things that I enjoyed on this day, but it is important to look after myself on a day that brings intense sadness. I miss my Gizmo, always and forever.