A plate full of goodness ✨😋 (hijiki, tofu dip, gobo, bean sprouts, daikon radish, stewed vegetables, kabocha pumpkin, kidney beans, lotus root, chilled kale, sauerkraut, and brown rice). 👌🏼I'm currently reading doctor Micheal Gregor's book "How Not to Die" and it is so eye opening, I cannot recommend it enough! Doctors are good at treating illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. A plant-based diet prevents and fights many of the causes of disease-related death, resulting to longer lives that's free of medication! In other words, food is medicine! I feel like it's my obligation to spread this message out to as much people as possible, it's so important to fuel our bodies with the right nutrition! 💖
Wanna bite!? This was dinner tonight 😋 falafel, hummus, cucumber tomato salad, and turmeric rice all wrapped up in a nice warm pita. I've been slacking on my insta game. I got lasik (woo fresh eyes) and I've been nannying, so its been lazy (unphotogenic) meals these last few days. I've been gathering new recipes- I must have checked out every vegan cookbook at the library- and making some plans to try a bunch of new things. Stay tuned, my friends ☺️ PS my backyard is still the only good place I've found to take pics 🙈
It's been awhile since I uploaded anything from my local farmer's market. Here's where we go to get most of our produce. The prices are amazing!! Plus they have auctions every Saturday. So here is my first slideshow to help give you a tour of this wonderful place 😊😋😄
Lunch done ✅ Got a plate full of spinach, sweet potato, chickpeas, avocado, steamed veggies, cherry tomatoes, and guac 😋Whole foods are just so naturally colorful 😍🌈 I have a serious sweet potato and avocado addiction 😅 I don't think that's a negative thing though, just as long as the world doesn't run out of potatoes everything is gonna be okay 😉 It concerns me that some people think potatoes are "bad" 🤦🏻♀️ They're one of the healthiest foods on the planet! Not sure what I'd do without them ❤️
So I've been lost in my own self wallowing for over a year. But a sequence of events changed that. 1. I got sick of my own bull crap 2. I physically feel like shit. 3. I reached out to friends and family and talked about my struggles. 4. I wrote Dr John #mcdougall himself and he wrote me back by the next morning!!! I remember @therealchefaj joking in one of her videos about he's so quick to reply that some people say he's replied to you before you even hit send. But I thought that applied to his colleagues. Apparently he is such a caring soul that he replies to EVERYONE that emails him. It really meant a lot to me and helped spark some inspiration. 5. I remembered that walking brings me joy. So I'm going to go to an indoor track here cause I live in a temperate rain forest and it's like a monsoon outside.
I guess just a mixture of these things all came together last night for me. After over a year of binging, wallowing, obsessing, etc, I'm just done. I'm done being crazy with food and being depressed. So today is the first day of the rest of my life. This is different than all the other times because I TRULY want my health back. Not just weight loss or whatever. I want to be HEALTHY and HAPPY.
Hell week at work has me feeling like I just want to jump into this bowl of CHOCOLATE ACAI ice cream 🍓🍫🍦 This is seriously becoming my new favorite combo guys! Frozen banana, half a @traderjoeslist acai pack, frozen blueberries, cacao powder, and almond milk makes for quite the delicious bowl 😋 I've been loving fruit so much lately if you can't tell 😜 But I just do not get how people won't eat fruit out of fear it will cause weight gain!!!!
🌸NEW BLOG POST🌸I just posted a new recipe all about how to make this easy yummy spicy coconut curry (the stuff on the far right👅). I decided to make this the first post in my back to school series on my blog 🙆🏾🙌🏾🤸🏾♀️ if you're interested then please click the link in my bio 🌸🌿💫✨ #vegan 🌿
Sweet potato and pumpkin soup with rice, lime and beetroot sprouts really made it perfectly in my Coconut bowl 👌🏻 favourite dish that takes literally 15 min to make 🙈 just the way I like it, fast and tasty! #effortlesseating
Homemade vegan Peanut butter ice cream and Coffee ice cream 🍦. The peanut butter icecream has a peanut butter swirl, and the coffee icecream has a chocolate syrup swirl 🍫. The peanut butter ice cream turned out the best. It is so good! It reminds me a lot of the butter finger candy bar which I haven't had since going vegan. So I might call that one vegan butterfinger ice cream🤷🏼♀️☺️🍦.
I want to share some color and love to fight all the darkness and hate on our planet! 💜💙💚💛❤️
You can call me naive but I'm still dreaming of a world without war, without terrorism, without famine, without racism, without fear, without hate. 🚫
Just love, peace and happiness. ✌🏼
And no one will ever be able to take this dream away from me. 💭
I won't ever stop spreading the word about a peaceful world. 🌎🌍🌏
Fiber is the new protein. 💪😉🌱
Okay, but seriously though. The average American eats about 15g of fiber per day, and 70-100g of protein. The general dietary recommendation for fiber is about 25-30 grams per day (25 for females, 30 for males), while daily protein needs are 0.8g of protein per kg. Assuming most healthy adults weigh an average of 70kg (154lbs), that's about 56g of protein needed per day.
When you step back and really look at these numbers, you realize that most Americans are eating roughly HALF the amount of dietary fiber they need, but 1.5-2 times their daily protein needs.
In terms of weight loss, general health, and disease prevention, I highly recommend that people focus more on fiber! Fiber helps to prevent colon cancer, feeds our gut microbiome, helps to lower bad cholesterol, keeps us regular, and helps us maintain a healthy weight by keeping us full on fewer calories.
I know protein is a popular nutrient right now, and it's certainly important for growth and healing, but if you're eating a wide variety of whole foods and consuming enough calories, you REALLY don't need to worry about your protein intake. What you SHOULD be concerned with, however, is the amount of fiber you're getting!
I decided to put everything I ate yesterday into a nutrient database to see how much fiber I consumed, and yesterday I had roughly 70g of fiber!! Plus, I met my protein needs without adding any protein. I easily consumed 57 grams of protein from about 2,000 calories of whole plant foods!! ❤🌱
How much fiber did YOU get yesterday? 🙃
Hello people 😋 hoffe euch geht's allen gut 😊 findet ihr auch, dass sonniges und warmes Wetter nur so nach nicecream zum Frühstück schreit? 😍😋 oh Gott ich liebe es 😋 diese hier gab es gestern zum Frühstück, heute war ich leider schon ganz früh unterwegs, da war dafür keine Zeit 😬 diesmal hab ich neben 🍌 noch Himbeeren dazugegeben und die Bowl mit Zitronen-Granola 🍋 von @dm_dmbio, Kirschen und Hanfsamen getoppt👌🏻😋 ich wünsche euch noch einen schönen Abend 🤗💖
Was für ein ereignisreicher Tag geht langsam zu Ende ... Um 4 Uhr raus aus den Federn, gut gegessen und gekocht, Projekte beenden können und Neues anfangen. Unter anderem gibt es das Team "HighCarbNerds" auf Strava, wer möchte, kann sehr gerne joinen 🥑🌱https://www.strava.com/clubs/highcarbnerds
WHO GOT THAT VEGAN BOOTY? 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 Loooove wearing yoga pants like this to spread the vegan message in a positive way! These are from @iapparel Aren't these the coolest leggings EVER? 😍😍 Please guys give love to every living being. Animals have the same value as humans. All living being should be able to live a happy life ❤️
I was inspired by @minimalistbaker to make these granola bars 🙆🏼♂️ I used her 5 ingredient Granola Bar recipe + subbed coconut nectar, Tahini, sunflower seeds, and coconut shreds in! I didn't have any dates, which probably made the consistency of these less.... put together, but nonetheless I prevailed and made delicious snacks for the next few days! The original recipe for these bars is on the @minimalistbaker website!
Eating the rainbow 🌈 Who doesn't love a ton of different vegetables? Including a variety of colour in our diet is so important in order for our bodies to thrive 🍅🍆🥒🥕🌽 The different colours mean different antioxidants, minerals, phytochemicals and nutrients and each plant food has its own perfect benefits. Which is your favourite vegetable? Mine's probably broccoli 💚