It has been more than two weeks that we are on a vegan diet… Before this fast, the concept of being vegan was very foreign to me. I learned already a lot from last year’s experience. This post might give you an insight of what you can eat on a vegan’s diet or give you ideas of meals if you are already familiar with this plant-based diet.
Here are a few meals that we enjoyed:
Lemon juice in lukewarm water 30 minutes before food (really good to get your gastric juices started and help the liver secrete bile).
Cereal bowl or smoothie with:
- Unstabilised rolled oats
- Frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries: antioxidants anyone?)
- Chia seeds
- Almond / oat or rice milk (unsweetened)
- 1 teaspoon of ABC spread (Almond, Brazil Nut and Cashew nuts) or organic peanut butter
- 1 scoop of protein powder (at the moment we are using Amazonia Raw Protein Isolate, vanilla flavour. It is made with bio-fermented live ingredients and natural enzymes, pea and brown rice protein so easy to digest)
- Flaxseed or coconut oil
Recipe coming up shortly
Salads, curries or muffins
- Yellow capsicum (contain more … than other capsicums)
- Kim Chi
- Organic potatoes with the skin for optimal nutrient content
- Sweet potato
- Green beans
- Spicy blends made with
- Adzuki beans
- Pinto beans
GF = Gluten Free
- Quinoa (GF)
- Spelt (GF)
- Millet (GF)
- Coconut milk
- Coconut oil or aminos
- Olive or macadamia oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Lemon juice
- Horseradish, garlic and turmeric
Kale, carrot vegan cakes
Recipe coming up shortly
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- Avocados filled with Kim Chi
What is Kim chi? It is a traditional fermented Korean side. The mix of fermented ingredients includes organic: cabbages, onions, carrots, cayenne pepper, ginger as well as wakame, kale, Himalayan pink salt and a multistrain dairy free probiotic. It is slightly spicy and sour.
- Carrots and celery sticks with hummus or guacamole for healthy essential fatty acids
- Nuts: almonds, cashew, pecan or Brazilian
- Seeds: pumpkin, sesame, linseed or chia
- Organic chips (e.g from Late July )
- A piece of fruit: we particularly enjoyed organic apples and oranges
- 70-80% dark chocolate (Pana chocolate always picks up my mood and energy levels)
- Apple, sultanas and super foods clafouti
Recipe available soon
- I love these energy bars. Hammer Nutrition Vegan Recovery bar (made with vegan protein and healthy fats and without GMO, gluten or soy) or a Cocobiotics energy bar rich in fermented lactobacillus probiotics, medium chain fatty acids and cacao nibs! Or the Raw Bliss Balls from Food to Nourish (I actually interviewed Danielle recently on the blog. You can read the article here: Interview Danielle from Food to Nourish)
- Plenty filtered water (for flushing the toxins out)
- Green tea (to add more antioxidants to our diets. It is particularly important when you are doing a detox)
- Coconut water (to balance electrolytes)
- Black coffee (if you are doing a detox, try to avoid caffeine all together, if not limit your consumption to one a day).
Are you or have you ever tried to be vegan? Do you do meatless Mondays? If you have any question about any of these foods, do not hesitate to leave your comments below!
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