Welcome to my first blog post! Here I’ll be posting recipes for my Instagram posts, new product discoveries and reviews and my general thoughts on being vegan; in the hope that I can educate and inspire people to adopt a plant-based lifestyle.
What is ‘Vegan’?
Veganism is a lifestyle, not a diet. There are many different reasons why people adopt a vegan lifestyle, including;
- To improve health and reduce the risk of disease
- To stop animal suffering
- To help the environment
Basically- vegans don’t eat anything which has derived from animals, such as; meat/fish, dairy, eggs, honey & gelatine.
Most of the time, I follow the ‘raw ‘till 4’ rule- so I eat raw/uncooked food in it’s natural form until 4pm, as digestion slows down throughout the day and raw food is more difficult to digest.
So… the big question- ‘Where do vegans get their protein?’
The first thing people ask you when you tell them you’re vegan is “What about protein?!”.
Clearly, as a vegan, I don’t get any protein… #naive
There are so many plant based sources of protein including;
- Quinoa (4.4g/100g)
- Nuts (8g-22g/100g)
- Nut butter (25g/100g)
- Legumes (4.9g-9g/100g)
- Tofu (although I don’t eat this due to a soya allergy!)
- Spinach (2.9g/100g)
- Hemp (23g/100g)
- Brown rice (2.58g/100g)
- Chia seeds, Sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, Flaxseed (20g-33g/100g)
- Nut milk (18g/100g)
- Oats (17g/100g)
- Potato (2.5g/100g)
…pretty impressive that you can get all that protein without harming a single living creature, huh?