How To Make A Delicious Spinach Smoothie

How To Make A Delicious Spinach Smoothie

Intro: Smoothie With Spinach

Spring and summer are my favorite months for smoothies. It’s actually really easy to make a smoothie with spinach. But how to make it delicious is the important question. Because sure you can throw spinach in a blender with whatever but if it’s too spinachy you won’t want to eat it and you definitely won’t want to make it again. Let me show you how to make it taste so good!

This smoothie with spinach combines it with pineapple and kiwis. Nutrients in 5.8 ounces pineapple includes: Calories: 82.5, Fat: 1.7 grams, Protein: 1 gram, and Carbs: 21.6 grams. It also contains Fiber: 2.3 grams, Vitamin C: 131%, Manganese: 76%, and Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDI. More nutrients in pineapple are Copper: 9% of the RDI, Thiamin: 9%, Folate: 7% of the RDI, Potassium: 5%, Magnesium: 5%, and Niacin: 4%.

How to make this smoothie with spinach taste delicious is to use citrus like pineapple! More nutrients in pineapple include: Pantothenic acid: 4%, Riboflavin: 3%, and Iron: 3%. Kiwi fruit, lemon juice, ginger, and almond milk also contain a lot of healthy ingredients!

Nutritional facts for one serving of this vegan drink:

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Spinach smoothies can taste super delicious

Nutrition Facts:

  • Servings: 1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories 180
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 3g 4%
  • Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 168mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
  • Dietary Fiber 3.5g 13%
  • Total Sugars 29.7g
  • Protein 4g

What ingredients do you need for this smoothie with spinach?

How to make a spinach smoothie that tastes good vegan plant based low calorie
Add spinach to blender
  • 3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks 
  • 1/2 cup frozen kiwi chunks
  • 1 cup spinach 
  • 2 tsp lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp ginger paste 
  • 2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener 
  • 1 cup almond milk 

How do you make it? 

How to make a spinach smoothie that tastes good vegan plant based low calorie
Add almond milk
  • Just combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until thoroughly combined! 
  • I like to blend the spinach and liquid first because it helps shred the spinach into smaller pieces so it’s less leafy. 

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  • Perfect for spinach smoothies

What Is Monk Fruit Sugar?

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Add Monk Fruit Sugar To Smoothie
  1. What Is Monk Fruit Sugar?

    Monk fruit has been consumed for 1000s of years, and there has never been a complaint! Also known as 
    LUO HAN GUO for the monks that discovered it, monk fruit was prized in the remote Highlands oh China. It’s a small round green fruit whose zero calorie sweetness comes from antioxidants called mogrosides!

Jump To Recipe: Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

These fresh vibrant flavors are packed with nutrients!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, healthy, plant based diet, smoothie, weight loss
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Blending time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Servings
Calories 180 kcal
Author admin

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen kiwi chunks
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Just combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until thoroughly combined! 

    How to make a spinach smoothie that tastes good vegan plant based low calorie
  2. I like to blend the spinach and liquid first because it helps shred the spinach into smaller pieces so it’s less leafy. 

    How to make a spinach smoothie that tastes good vegan plant based low calorie

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts, Calories 187, Total Fat 3.3g    4%, Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%, Cholesterol 10mg 3%, Sodium 78mg  4%, Total Carbohydrate 36.7g 13%, Dietary Fiber 5.1g 18%, Total Sugars 26g, Protein 6.6g, Vitamin D 1mcg 3%, Calcium 222mg 17%, Iron 1mg 8%, Potassium 666mg 14%

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The 5 Best Vegan Protein Powders 2022

The 5 Best Vegan Protein Powders 2022

Are Vegan Protein Shakes Healthy? Check Out These Brands

Are vegan protein shakes healthy? Yes many brands are full of plant based vitamins and minerals! someone who is vegan and enjoys a protein shake or powder from time to time I had to try these 5 best vegan protein powders of 2021! Some of them were so delicious and made me feel great while others were a bit dry and chalky. Well others were OK tasting but super rich in vitamins and minerals. Here’s my list of the 5 best vegan protein powder for 2022 based on taste, price, and nutritional value.

  1. Ka’Chava Meal Replacement Shake – A Blend of Organic Superfoods and Plant-Based

This product is very expensive, it’s costs $80 to $90 for a 930g Bag. For that price you get a pretty tasty vegan and plant based protein powder however it is a bit difficult to blend all the way smooth. So you definitely need to add a little liquid at a time and blend so it does not turn chunky. Ka’Chava Meal Replacement Shake contains more than 70 plant based superfood ingredients such as: Maca, Sacha Inchi, Chia, Camu Camu, Coconut, and Kale. One serving contains 240 calories and does keep you full for a few hours. It also contains 25 grams of protein and is rich in Fiber, Omegas, Greens, Antioxidants, and Adaptogens. Furthermore it is Gluten, Soy, and Dairy Free. I give it a 6 out of 10, deducting points for the crazy high price. It still makes my list of the best vegan protein powders because it’s tasty and nutrient dense.

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2. Organic Vegan Protein Plant-Based Protein Powder – Sweet Vanilla Bean

This product has a much more affordable price tag at around $30 for a 2 lbs jug. It’s relatively tasty as well however I will acknowledge that the artificial sweetener is a bit more noticeable than others. I would say it’s best use in food such as oatmeal, muffins, grits, etc. over mixed with water as a drink. However if you make a thick smoothie that includes peanut butter and bananas for example that does taste really good. It contains healthy ingredients such as: Organic Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic, and Chia Seed. One serving contains 21 g of protein, 150 calories, fiber, iron, and potassium. I gave it a six out of 10 because of the affordable price but it certainly doesn’t have the abundance of super food nutrients like the previous brand. Overall it’s not the best vegan protein powder but it is in the top five. 

3. Garden of Life Raw Organic Shake & Meal Replacement, Vanilla 

This plant-based protein shake powder is going to cost you around $30- $45 for a 34.2 ounce canister. This one actually has one of my favorite flavors! However I do feel it has a bit of a gritty texture and consistency that’s why I like to blend it in with things like oatmeal or peanut butter banana smoothies. One serving has 120 cal and 20 g of protein. It also contains fiber and is low in carbs. This product is actually really rich in nutrition with a lot of vitamins and minerals, it also has a pretty good taste, and affordable price. This powder is one of the top favorites for the vegan bodybuilding diet because of the high protein and nutrients . For these reasons I give this product an 8 out of 10 for being the best vegan protein powder of 2022.

Plant based meal replacements should taste good and be nutrient dense!

4. Clean Vegan Protein Vanilla Birthday Cake

I am a statement I’m a sucker for flavors like birthday cake. Anything that reminds me of cake or baked goods it’s worth a try in my book. A lot of vegan protein powders only come in plain, chocolate, or vanilla. And the birthday cake flavored one is actually really tasty. One serving has 120 calories, 25 grams of protein, only 2 carbs, 4 grams bcaas, an amazing amino acid profile, tons of antioxidants and greens and digestive enzymes. The price of around 31 ounce container is going to run you about $50. It also contains calcium, Iron, and potassium. I give this product an 8 out of 10 for being the best vegan protein powder of 2022. That’s because it has an OK price but it is nutrient dense and I just love the birthday cake flavor so much! 

5. Nuzest CLEAN LEAN PROTEIN- Wild Strawberry 

Another tasty flavor outside of vanilla or chocolate so of course I am on board! A container that is a little bit over 17 ounces it’s going to cost you around $40-$45. One serving has around 20 g of protein and only one carbohydrate and zero sugar. This product is Vegan, Dairy Free, Soy Free, GMO Free & Gluten Free. Although you can definitely tell it has artificial sweetener however it’s still very tasty. When blended properly with something like soy milk, bananas, fresh fruit, etc. it blends really nicely. It’s nutrient dense however it is not rich in fiber. But that’s to be expected in keto friendly products. It is rich in iron, phosphorus, Zinc, copper, magnesium, and selenium.I give this product a 7 out of 10 for being the best vegan protein powder of 2022. The price is OK but the flavor is really great and the nutritional value is dense.

20 Non Perishable Vegan Items To Stock Up On

20 Non Perishable Vegan Items To Stock Up On

I started thinking about making a vegan non perishable foods list. If you’re wondering what’s the best non perishable food items to stock up on, keep scrolling! You can make plenty of plant based food recipes with these every day vegan pantry food items! So what is a non perishable food?

  1. What Is Non Perishable Food?

    Non perishable foods have a long shelf life and can be stored at room temperature.
    For example:
    1. Dried and canned beans.
    2. Nut butters.
    3. Dried fruits
    4. Vegetables.
    5. Canned meats
    6. Nuts and seeds.
    7. Grains. 
    8. Canned vegetables and fruits.
    9. Dehydrated foods.

1. Canned/ bagged beans – 2 to 5 years

Canned beans are a smart and cheap non perishable vegan item to have. There is a wide variety of beans as well. Some of my favorites include chickpeas, white beans, and vegetarian refried bean. They have a shelf life of 2 to 5 years.

For example: “Chickpeas! Buy them by the bag and cook them yourself to save money and have them last longer! Put them in soups, curry, vegan pot pies, and even cookies.” stresslessbehealthy.com

What can I make with beans?

Try this delicious chocolate chip chickpea cookie recipe that can be made using all non perishable food pantry staples!

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“Canned chickpeas cause I can’t live without hummus. To be more serious chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient you can use them is so many recipes like curry, stew, falafel, mock egg salad, snack” – https://mypureplants.com

Delicious homemade hummus which is packed with protein.

“I always keep a good supply of dry beans in my pantry. Furthermore I use them for things like soups and making mock meats, and use the cooking liquid (aquafaba) as an egg replacement in baking. I love that dry beans come in less packaging and cost less than canned. Dry beans last a long time, too – as long as you store them in an air-tight container.” – https://instantveg.com

This is one of my favorite recipes using dry black beans: https://instantveg.com/vegan-black-bean-soup/

2. Applesauce – 12 to 18 months

The proper shelf life of unopened applesauce in a sealed contianer is 12 to 18 months. “Applesauce is a good vegan pantry staple to have on hand. It has so many uses in baking, but it’s also yummy served simply with just a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.” –

These are made with just five simply pantry ingredients. They’re gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free.

3. Canned Diced Tomatoes – 18 months

High acidic canned foods like tomatoes have a general shelf life of 18 months. Canned diced tomatoes are a smart non perishable food that is vegan! “My top item is canned diced tomatoes. It is so versatile and can be used in pasta sauce, tortilla soup, stews, chili, succotash, or in the fillings for tacos or enchiladas!” www.blackberrybabe.com

“Canned dried tomatoes in oil are perfect for a little extra zing to your vegan meals. They have meaty texture and can be stored for a very long time. This creamy, delicious, healthy, satisfying vegan pesto pasta is the perfect marriage of comfort food and culinary art that comes together quickly and simply.” – https://happykitchen.rocks/

Plant based food recipes Like dairy-free pesto pasta dinner is flavorful and fast, making it the ideal family dinner or an easy one to use when you are meal prepping for the week. 

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4. Lentils – 2 to 3 years

Lentils are another great vegan pantry item that you can stock up on. It’s packed with plant protein and fiber. You can use it to make veggie patties, sliders, soups, and more. Like these lentil veggie patty sliders that use another pantry item- croutons! Dry lentils have a shelf life of 2 to 3 years if you keep them properly sealed and store them far from heat and moisture.

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Other Plant based food pantry recipes with lentils:

“Learn how to cook vegan non-perishable pantry Lentils perfectly on the stovetop, oven, and pressure cooker so that they don’t end up mushy. A nutritional powerhouse filled with protein, fiber, and minerals, learn about the most popular types of lentils, how they differ, and easy ways to incorporate more of these mini-sized legumes into your everyday cooking.” –https://theforkedspoon.com

5. Quinoa – 2 to 3 years

Quinoa is another healthy vegan whole grain. This item is a favorite on the non perishable foods list. It can be used to make veggie patties, soups, and protein bars. Dry quinoa will last 2-3 years from the date it was produced when stored in a cool dry area.

“Quinoa is high in nutrients especially proteins and can benefit your health. It’s my go to pantry grain choice which can take on any flavor seamlessly. And it cooks quickly.” – https://profusioncurry.com/ 

Check out this tasty quinoa soup recipe as well! This non perishable foods list will get you through an extended Period at home!

6. Rice – 2 to 3 years

This is another smart vegan non perishable food!“Rice is inexpensive to buy and easy to store. Since it has a neutral taste, it can be used in many dishes from soup to stir-fry. After cooking a big batch of plain rice you can portion it out and freeze it to use for different meals thriving the week.” – Mommysaurus.com

For example: This rice recipe is vegan, uses pantry stables, and super cheap to make.

7. Frozen vegetables – 8-12 months

“Frozen veggies are the simplest way to add vegetables to a meal. They’re flash frozen when fresh so you don’t have to worry about seasonality. I always have frozen broccoli on hand to add to stir fry.” – Mommysaurus.com They will stay fresh and edible for 8-12 months when stored in a sealed container in the freezer.

8. Canned Coconut Milk – 2 to 5 years

“My favorite vegan non perishable food is coconut cream! Coconut cream is a versatile canned good and can be used in place of vegan butter or eggs in many baking recipes.” – https://zardyplants.com

Here is a great recipe featuring coconut cream and other pantry staples like flour, sugar, baking powder, and even matcha powder! Canned coconut milk lasts 2 to 5 years unopened, once opened its good for about 5 to 7 days.

9. Masa Harina – 9 to 12 Months

Masa harina is a traditional Mexican flour used to make tortillas, tamales, and other dishes. The Spanish translation is “dough flour,” because the flour is made from dried masa, a dough from specially treated corn.

“We always keep masa harina in the pantry. It’s easy to make recipes with it all day. You can make corn tortillas, papusas, quesadillas, enchiladas and our favorite, tamales.” – https://24bite.com/

Here is a recent vegan tamale recipe.

10. Instant Ramen Noodles – 1 Year

This vegan item absolutely belongs on this non perishable foods list! Ramen is a great plant based food item for pantry recipes.

“Ramen noodles are such a versatile thing to have on hand for a quick and easy meal.” – https://moonandspoonandyum.com/

11. Cashews – 6 months to 2 years

“You can use cashews for everything from plant milk to creamy pasta sauces. They make the most delicious homemade coffee creamer. And they’re just darn good to snack on all by themselves!”  –https://www.kitchentreaty.com/ They are good for 6 months in the pantry, 1 year in the fridge, and 2 years in the freezer.

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12. Legumes – 2 to 3 years

Dry legumes have to be on your vegan non perishable foods list! “Dry legumes are possibly the best vegan item for meal-preparation. They are very inexpensive, highly nutritious, and you can cook them up in large batches to eat for 1-2 dishes per day for a week. Also, vegan protein powders because they are an economical way to get protein intake and they are quick and easy to make. They can be bought in bulk or semi-bulk so they will last a while.” –https://theveganbodybuilder.com/vegan-bodybuilding-blog/ 

13. All Purpose Flour – 9 to 12 Months

“It’s so basic it can be overlooked, but with just flour and a few other ingredients you can make all kinds of things to tie together your meal, from bread to tortillas, crepes and homemade pasta.” – https://veryveganval.com/

Like these delicious and beautiful vegan crepes!

14. Chia Seeds – 2 Years

When Chia Seeds are stored properly in the pantry they have a shelf like of a minimum of 2 years. In the refrigerator chia seeds can last over 4 years. Chia seeds are packed with protein, fiber, and calcium. Also manganese, magnesium, and Phosphorus. And zinc, vitamin B3, and potassium.

15. Hemp Seeds – 2 Years

Raw hemp seeds unopened have a shelf life of 24 months. Hemp seeds are packed with plant protein. Also potassium, magnesium, and Phosphorus. They are packed with calcium and low in carbohydrates.

16. Dry Oatmeal – 2 Years

Unflavored dry oatmeal has a shelf life of 3 to 5 years. Its the perfect pantry plant based food item for recipes. That’s why is a great vegan pantry item to stock up on!

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17. Tofu – 4 to 6 Months

“Silken tofu is a fantastic pantry item for its long shelf life and it’s super easy to use. You can turn it into an easy vegan egg salad or tofu scramble or even blend it with melted chocolate and soy milk for delicious fudgesicles!” – https://yumveganlunchideas.com/ It will stay fresh 4 to 6 months in the freezer. Once opened it will expire in 4-5 days.

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18. Couscous 6-12 Months

“Couscous is such a versatile and handy ingredient to have in your pantry. It can be added to salads, vegetables and you can also use it to bulk out the main meal. Or why not just have it plain” – https://recipesfromapantry.com/

19. Muesli 12 to 18 Months

“Muesli is a great alternative to regular breakfast cereals. It is rich in fiber and aids digestion. This Crunchy Instant Pot Muesli Bread recipe combines muesli, coconut and apricots into one perfect crusty bread loaf. Best of all, you use the Instant Pot to get your bread dough to rise, with no kneading required at all! Suitable for vegan diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.” – https://recipesfromapantry.com/instant-pot-muesli-bread-no-knead/

20. Pancake Mix – 1 Year

Vegan brands of pancake mixinclude Bisquick Original Pancake & Baking Mix, Aunt Jemima Original Pancake & Waffle Mix, or Hungry Jack Complete Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix.

“Pancake mix is such a versatile food that it’s a great pantry staple! In addition to the typical biscuits, pancakes, and waffles that you can make by using certain vegan ingredients, you can also make some other creative foods, such as a pizza crust or muffins.” – https://mealsandmilemarkers.com/

So stock up on these vegan non perishable food items, let us know your favorite.

10 Ways The Egg Industry Is Cruel And Unsustainable (And What To Use Instead)

10 Ways The Egg Industry Is Cruel And Unsustainable (And What To Use Instead)

10 Ways The Egg Industry Is Cruel And Unsustainable (And What To Use Instead)

In the United States it is estimated that each person consumes almost 300 eggs per year. As of 2018 we have an estimated 57.5 million laying hens to feed the egg demand. Not only do the female hens live a miserable existence, the males are immediately killed. Furthermore the egg industry is unsustainable, causing irreparable damage to the environment.

The egg industry is horrendously cruel to the hens. They live a miserable 2 years of life starting from birth to death. Baby chicks born in this industry never see their mother. They are all born in giant incubators before being separated into groups of females and males. 

Female Chicks

The female chicks have their beaks removed by a hot blade so they don’t peck each other in their tight cages or small living spaces. Male chicks are tossed alive in the trash to suffocate to death, or ground up alive. 

5 to 11 female chickens are put together in one cage at a time. These cages are usually stacked on top of each other which causes the lower level hens to be covered in urine and feces. Hens often die in the cages and are left to rot next to living hens. After 2 years, those that survive, are sent to slaughter. 

(Reference https://www.peta.org/features/egg-industry-cruelty/ )

“Cage-free” doesn’t mean cruelty free either.

Although hens fortunate enough to be born in a cage free environment do suffer less atrocities. For example they are permitted to walk, spread their wings and lay their eggs in nests. However cage free businesses still support hatcheries that kill the male chicks upon hatching, female chicks still have part of their beaks burned off, and they are still slaughtered at 2 years of age. 

Other inhumane conditions of cage free egg businesses include the practice of transporting the “old” hens to slaughter long distances without food or water. 

Affects To The Environment

(Reference https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/cage-free-vs-battery-cage-eggs)

In addition to the inhumane treatment of these birds, the egg industry has detrimental impacts on the environment. Negative impacts on the environment caused by the egg industry includes emission of greenhouse gases or and contamination of soil and water.

A group of scientists from the University of Oviedo in Spain analyzed the environmental effects of intensive egg production. They focused on 18 categories, including ozone depletion, climate change, terrestrial acidification, human toxicity and land occupation, among others. Furthermore there are negative effects associated with the manufacture of materials used in the packaging of eggs also harm the environment.

According to Amanda Laca, a researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology at the University of Oviedo to Sinc, “The most affected were the transformation of water and land toxicity.” 

(source Journal of Cleaner Production https://pubag.nal.usda.gov/catalog/5912054

Another aspect to consider is the land usage and resources used to produce the chicken feed such as soybeans.

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This leads to more deforestation, which is the destruction of natural plant life in order to plant crops. Deforestation is associated with all animal agriculture, not just the egg industry. All these environmental impacts are reasons the egg Industry is unsustainable.

What Vegan Eggs Are Available?

What should you consume or use instead of eggs for baking? Thankfully there are multiple vegan options for egg replacements. Egg replacement has never been more easy for baking. Your choices include things like nut butters, such as peanut, cashew, and almond. Also bananas, sweet potatoes, and apple sauce. 

Even more egg replacements for baking include chia seeds, flax seeds, and specifically designed products by vegan companies. Such as Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacement Powder, Just Plant Based Egg, and Vegan Egg (by follow your heart).

Furthermore there are a variety of vegan “egg” recipes such as tofu scrambles and omelettes. Vegan egg recipes are also made with ingredients such as chickpea flour, rice flour, cornstarch, and arrowroot powder. With so many delicious and nutritious environmentally friendly egg replacement options, there’s no reason to not cut back on our egg consumption as a whole.

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In conclusion the egg industry is inhumane and cruel. The miserable lives and deaths of the hens and male chicks is nothing less than torture. Furthermore it’s completely unnecessary because of the multiple egg replacements we have available. Additionally this industry is environmentally unsustainable and causing irreparable damage to the earth, which is also unnecessary. 

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30 Easy Vegan Recipes Kids Will Love

30 Easy Vegan Recipes Kids Will Love

30 Easy Vegan Recipes Kids Will Love

If you’re looking for easy vegan kid friendly food and recipe ideas for families that will please picky eaters this is the list for you! These plant based meals are healthy and fun. They are all meat, dairy, and egg free and packed with flavor. Keep scrolling for these 30 Easy Vegan Recipes Kids Will Love.

Oven Baked

Vegan dinners for family and kids like shells always please. This easy pasta dish is filled with creamy tofu ricotta and spinach. It’s then smothered with tomato sauce and baked to perfection. 

Perfect For Picky Eaters

The family will adore oil free vegan chili cheese fries. They are oil-free and topped with nutritious bean chili and simple queso cheese sauce. 

You only need simply common household pantry items for these plant based burgers. For example pinto beans, olive oil, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, onions, spices, flaxseed, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup!

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Kid friendly vegan recipes for picky eaters 

The best chicken replacement for nuggets is jackfruit. The flavor and texture will impress even the pickiest of eaters.

Like these quinoa veggie patties. Quinoa veggie patties make the best kid friendly vegan recipes. Furthermore they’re packed with nutrition.

quinoa avocado veggie patty recipe
quinoa avocado veggie patty

I want the people I love the most to eat healthy as much as possible! That’s why I made this list of meals and Vegan dinners for family and kids like rainbow lasagna.

Snacks

Kid friendly vegan recipes for picky eaters Have to include snacks! These little muffins are made with vegan pancake mix. That’s why they’re cheap and simple to make.

These apple chips are the perfect vegan snack for the kids after school or after dinner. That is because they are all natural and cooked in the air fryer. I love to toast air fryer apple chips with cinnamon and stevia.

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Air Fryer Apple Chips Recipe

Lentil tortilla wraps with carrots and avocado is the perfect recipe to make for your kids school lunch! These lentil veggie patties are great too.

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Sweet potatoes are lower in calories yet high in nutrients. Sweet potatoes contain protein, fiber, and calcium. They contain 120% vitamin A. Also vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. I love toasting them up in my air fryer.

These rainbow donut holes require zero cooking with maximum flavor. They are packed with fiber and antioxidants too. Stick one or two in your child’s lunch or have one as a pre workout treat.

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Rainbow vegan donut holes recipe

Perfect For Dinner

These thick slurpy noodles are full of flavor and fill big and little bellies! Its super affordable and can be made for lunch, dinner, and on the go!

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Vegan slow cooker orzo soup recipe is the perfect vegan side dish. Furthermore it’s so filling it can be it’s very own meal.

Vegan Mac and cheese with butternut squash is healthy and delicious. This Dairy free Mac and cheese sauce is totally plant based. Kid friendly vegan recipes for picky eaters

If you’re looking for family friendly dining try this  vegan mushroom and pea risotto recipe! The combination of nutritional yeast and miso creates a delicious creamy flavor you won’t soon forget.

Kid friendly vegan recipes for picky eaters

One of the very first vegan recipes I ever created was a pizza. It’s really easy once you know what ingredients to get. Check out this

Vegan dinners for family and kids
Kid friendly vegan recipes for picky eaters 

It’s Delish bacon bits taste like real bacon but are totally vegan. Your family won’t know the difference. It’s one of the best Vegan dinners for family and kids. This vegan baked mac and cheese sauce turned out super delicious! I like it even better than cashew cheese sauce. Adding the vegan bacon bits made this dish insanely scrumptious.

Kid friendly vegan recipes for picky eaters

As a mom and wife it can be hard to cook Kid friendly vegan recipes for picky eaters or something the entire family is willing to eat. And then throw “making it vegan” and it can be nearly impossible to please your entire household. That’s why I make easy vegan kid friendly food and recipe ideas like vegan grilled cheese. 

Vegan dinners for family and kids

Vegan dinners for family and kids like these are packed with plant protein. That is why i love making it for my kids and husband. And of course I love to gobble it up as well.

Vegan dinners for family and Kid friendly vegan recipes for picky eaters
Anything in a crockpot is going to be an awesome Kid friendly vegan recipe for picky eaters! 

This slow cooker potato and corn soup is so thick and creamy. Vegan crock pot potato soup recipe is so easy to make for dinner, meals, and meal prep. The kids will eat it right up also.

Black beans with sautéed mushrooms in a tortilla is sure to please kids and adults alike. Just leave out the chili spice for youngsters.

Recipes with sautéed mushrooms bean tacos

Tempeh is a next level vegan ingredient for family dinner. That is because it is packed with protein and has a delicious meaty texture.

When all else fails a simple baked potato with vegan butter can make it work. I like to add salt pepper and some nutritional yeast, you could even top with some beans and hemp seeds.

Vegan Desserts Kids Will Love

This oatmeal bake uses 100% pantry items. It’s easy, delicious, and gluten free. You can use any dried fruit you like, I just so happened to have cranberries and apricots.

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Dried Fruit Oatmeal Bake

Kid friendly vegan recipes for picky eaters With fruit always satisfy! My kids love real fruit based popsicles Like these mango ones.

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Healthy Rainbow Fruit Popsicles Recipe

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7 Ways Ditching Animal Products Is Saving Your Life

7 Ways Ditching Animal Products Is Saving Your Life

Humans have been consuming animals in one form or another for 1,000s of years. For the majority of human history in some areas of the planet it was probably necessary for survival. So does being vegan help the planet? How does being vegan help the environment? Let us talk about the 7 Ways Ditching Animal Products Is Saving Your Life.

However it is 2019 and consuming animal products and the consequences of animal agriculture is conclusively detrimental to our health. Where domesticated live stock, such as cow and pigs, once made it easier for families to survive droughts and starvation, it is now doing the complete opposite.

Animal agriculture is now destroying our bodies and our planet. Keep reading 7 Ways Ditching Animal Products Is Saving Your Life. And how does being vegan help the environment?

1.Processed and red meats are classified as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization

So what is considered red meat? Red meat is any muscle meat from a mammal. This includes beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse, and goat.

Now what is considered processed meat? Meat is processed in many ways to increase preservation time for maximum profit.

This decreases flavor so other forms of processing is included to increase flavor. Forms of processing include but are not limited to: salting, curing, fermentation, and smoking.

7 Ways Ditching Animal Products Is Saving Your Life

Dangers Of Red Meat

 “The strongest, but still limited, evidence for an association with eating red meat is for colorectal cancer. There is also evidence of links with pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer.” WHO

“The IARC Working Group concluded that eating processed meat causes colorectal cancer. An association with stomach cancer was also seen.” WHO

“According to the most recent estimates by the Global Burden of Disease Project, an independent academic research organization, about 34 000 cancer deaths per year worldwide are attributable to diets high in processed meat.” WHO

Furthermore The Antibiotics and anabolic agents used in livestock are detrimental to your health. Does being vegan help the planet and ourselves? And how does being vegan help the environment?

2. Eating a diet high in plants has optimal health benefits 

Studies have proven that people who consumed a plant based diet have a lower risk of heart disease. Furthermore they had more energy and a better physical condition.

How does being vegan help the environment?

Whole Foods are minimally processed natural foods that grow from the earth. Furthermore plant proteins are also high in fiber unlike meat proteins. 

Among all the preventable health issues associated with our diets, obesity is one of the main factors. It’s nearly impossible to maintain an obese body mass on a whole food plant based diet.

A plant based diet lowers your risk and reduces symptoms of certain chronic diseases. Diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Furthermore is reduces the risk of many cancers such as colorectal and gastrointestinal. 

Another health benefit a plant based diet is delayed cognitive decline. Studies have shown eating mostly plants may help slow or prevent cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.

The bottom line is that plant based foods are high in nutritional value and low in sugars and saturated and trans fats. They grow from the earth and are naturally healthy for the body. Does being vegan help the planet? Yes and your body.

3. Animal Agriculture is the biggest contributor to Climate Change. Period.

Animal agriculture affects the environment to such a degree that it is indeed contributing to climate change. More so than any other one factor. Factory farming livestock and poultry affects the air, water, and land. Animal feces (manure) is a huge cause for concern. 

Recently it was estimated in the US that we produce 120 million metric tons of manure in dry weight. Animal Agriculture contributes 11% to global greenhouse gasemissions with ruminants adding methane.

Among the gases from livestock and poultry that are potential problems are the following: carbon dioxide, ammonia, total reduced sulfur including hydrogen sulfide.

It is due to the fact that these animals are so densely packed in these huge industrial factory farms that the amount of manure is out of control. The land simply cannot absorb that amount of animal waste.

Furthermore the feces contaminates the land, ground water, and nearby rivers. Animal excrement has contaminated over 1/3 of our rivers. Thus Poisoning the water life. 

4. In land Water Usage and Contamination 

How Water Is Affected

The amount of water required to produce the amount of meat we consume is absolutely absurd.
Approximately 70% of the world is water however only a small percentage is actually drinkable. About 2.5% to be exact. Helping to reduce meat consumption is part of how being vegan helps the environment.

Billions of people aren’t fortunate enough to have plentiful access to drinkable water. In fact an estimated three in 10 people worldwide—2.1 billion—lack access to safe drinking water. Furthermore our drinkable water sources are being depleted at an alarming rate. 

“According to data from the Pacific Institute and National Geographic, a single egg takes 53 gallons of water to produce, a pound of chicken 468 gallons, a gallon of cow’s milk 880 gallons, and a pound of beef 1,800 gallons.”

“Growing crops to feed animals killed for food consumes 56 percent of water in the U.S.”

1/3 of the worlds drinkable water resources are used specifically for animal agriculture. 

“Animal agriculture is responsible for 20 to 33 percent of all fresh water consumption in the world.”

“One hamburger requires 660 gallons of water to produce—the equivalent of two months’ worth of showers.”

“A pound of chicken requires 71 percent more water to produce than a pound of soy.”

Deforestation

5. Deforestation 

7 Ways Ditching Animal Products Is Saving Your Life Does being vegan help the planet
Amazon Rainforest

Deforestation is the intentional removal of trees and plant life especially in areas densely populated by trees. These lands are over 90% cleared for the purpose of growing grain to feed the livestock used for food.

There is no such thing as sustainable meat. Deforestation is rapidly causes loss of species known and unknown.

1-2 acres of rainforest land is cleared ever second to accommodate the expansion of animal agriculture. The quantity of livestock and the grain needed to feed them is constantly expanding. 

“Up to 137 plant, animal and insect species are lost every day because of the destruction of these biodiverse regions of our planet.”

91% of all deforestation is due to the ever increasing need for livestock accommodations.
So ask yourself again “Does being vegan help the planet?” We absolutely need the Amazon Rainforest the most as well as the rest of plant life. The Amazon Rainforest is referred to the lungs of the earth. It’s responsible for absorbing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and producing oxygen, upon which all living beings depend for survival.

How Marine Life And Oceans Are Affected 

6. Marine life and ocean destruction 

We need the ocean to absorb about 2/3 of carbon admissions in the atmosphere. The more carbons it has to absorb the more acidic the ocean is becoming. Oceans produce over half of the world’s oxygen and absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. 

I actually love eating fish. And would if it was sustainable and not contributing to the destruction of marine life. However fishing has become so destructive to our oceans I just can not in good conscience contribute to it in any way.

We are over fishing to the point that the marine life can not reproduce what has been taken. Many types of fishing has massive casualties other than just the intended fish.

Sea floors and habitats are destroyed, unintended wildlife is caught in nets and discarded. Bottom trawling can leave marine ecosystem permanently damaged.

What is bottom trawling?

“Bottom trawling is an industrial fishing method where a large net with heavy weights is dragged across the seafloor, scooping up everything in its path – from the targeted fish to incidentally caught, centuries-old corals. Bottom trawls are used in catching marine life that live on the seafloor, such as shrimp, cod, rockfish, sole and flounder. Bottom trawls are also commonly used to fish seamount species such as orange roughy on the high seas.”

How does being vegan help the environment?

The bottom line is that plant-based foods are high in nutritional value and low in sugars and saturated and trans fats. They grow from the earth and are naturally healthy for the body. Does being vegan help the planet? Yes and your body.

So, try eating a plant-based diet for a natural and healthy body. Also try to use vegan products such as cruelty-free shoes, accessories, natural serums and essences etc. Not only will it help you, but it will also help the environment.

In conclusion unless we largely reduce animal agriculture our bodies and planet are hugely at risk. So if you want to be healthy and live a full life and you want there to be a sustainable planet for your descendants to live on, stop contributing to animal agriculture.’ Can you now better answer the question “Does being vegan help the planet?”

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