Does anyone out there love ice cream as much as I do?? I used to work at an ice cream shop, and boy was a feeling like CRAP. This is ice cream that makes me feel AMAZING and it does not compromise taste for health. It is sweet, smooth, thick and creamy and can be made the way you like with whatever animal free ingredients you have. Feel high on life all day eating ice cream for breakfast, and reap the benefits of all the cell and DNA protecting antioxidants, phytochemicals, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Serves 1: ~336 Calories
Uses food processor or high speed blender.
Easy, takes about 5 minutes.
Prep: Freeze 2 ripe bananas for 6 hours or overnight
Thinking about going veg but don’t know how to start!? First of all, thank you for saving the whole fricken world and honoring your body and just THANK YOU. Second of all- these tips will deff calm your nerves! Click here to watch the video.
Go Meatless: Vegetarian options when eating out and slowly increasing the plant based meat alternatives
Plant Milks: Hemp milk, almond milk, soy milk, vanilla, unsweetened, nonfat, there are so many plant milk options out there, there’s bound to be one that you like
Egg Alternatives: Tofu scramble with veggies is AN INCREDIBLE alternative to the cholesterol and saturated fat in real eggs. In baking, use a 1:3 ratio of 1 Tbsp flax or chia to 3 Tbsp water. It gels up just like an egg! Also, a mashed banana works as a great egg, there are also great products out there like ENER-G Egg Replacer.
Vegan Spreads: Who needs cheese when we’ve got avocado, peanut butter, hummus, guacamole, salsa, marinara, not to mention all the brands of vegan cheese on the market and even ferment or blend your own cheese using almonds or cashews! Healthier you, happier future and seriously saving the planet
Calcium: Kale, broccoli, collard greens, okra, figs – great plant sources of calcium naturally. Fortified foods like soy milk and other plant milks also have plenty of calcium. Even orange juice is fortified with calcium and vitamin D these days!
Iron: Lots of greens, beans, peas have plenty of iron. Heck, even raisins have iron! Just try to combine sources high in iron with vitamin C by sprinkling your salads with lemon or orange juice. Non-heme iron (the iron in plant foods) requires vitamin C for peak absorption
Essential Fats: are ESSENTIAL meaning our bodies can’t make them. So we need to eat them from the diet. Flax, hemp, chia, walnuts and even leafy greens have omega-3 and omega-6 is in nuts, avocado, seeds and basically most plant fats. It is important to eat healthy fats WE ONLY NEED A LITTLE BIT just a couple of tablespoons does the trick!
B12: If you’re considering going vegan, definitely consider a B12 supplement. B12 is also in lots of fortified foods like milks, nutritional yeast, and even cereals and energy bars like cliff bars. However, enough B12 is not naturally occurring in a vegan diet since our soil is so devoid of microbes so it is important to supplement.
Experiment! Variety! Sprouts! Have you tried all the different kinds of beans?! I haven’t even tried them all yet- there’s so many things out there to try! Go crazy!
HAVE SO MUCH FUN! This should be the most fun journey of your life! The vegetarian restaurants! The recipes! The vegan food porn! The epic plant based meal FAILS you’re gonna have! Enjoy it! No stress, you are human just like the most “perfect” person out there! xoxo thanks for saving the world!
Happy August! The fall semester is coming up faster than you think. Before I went to college, I was nervous about gaining weight and not being able to eat healthily. Studies show that 60.9% of college students gain on average 7.5lbs their freshman year.
Get a group fitness schedule. Group fitness classes offer all kinds of workouts from interval sculpt, to yoga, to Zumba and beyond. It is also a great way to meet like minded people.
Get it done in the morning. By the end of the day, the workout is likely to not happen. Let the workout energize you and get you ready and fresh to focus the rest of the day.
Sneak it in. Try a 2-minute wall-sit while brushing your teeth, walking an extra block or taking the stairs.