So, for the past couple of months I have been very curious about the Vegan lifestyle. I really don’t eat much meat, to the point that I feel I can’t live without it. I cut out red meat, and only eat Chicken, Turkey and Fish. Since changing to a healthier lifestyle a majority of my food is fruits, veggies and nuts/grains. I’m lactose intolerant and can’t do much dairy either. With all that I thought to myself, maybe now is a great time to test this diet out.
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Smoothie Bowls have become quite popular, and I can see why. They are gorgeous to look at, I mean any dish worthy of an instagram photo is right up my alley – lol. Beyond the beauty of the bowl, is the nutritional value loaded on top of the already amazing smoothie.
For the past two weeks, I’ve become Vegan obsessed! I’ve read recipe after recipe on vegan dishes. Pinned a bunch of great Vegan meals! Girl I even watched YouTube videos on how Vegans eat, intrigued by how delish all the food looks – lol! I just want to know as much about it as I can before I dive right into it, lol. Gotta test drive the car before you buy it, right?! Gotta try on the outfit before you commit you know!? Lol, well unless it’s on sale. If it’s on sale you buy it regardless, because who doesn’t love a good sale!!!
Anywhooo, after all my research, and being totally sold on the idea; I decided I was going to do a Vegan diet for a week. I figure let’s just do this thing! So with that said, all my recipes this week will be Vegan recipes. If you are Vegan, or have any tips please share with me. I’m all about learning more.
I found this cool health food store about 10 minutes away from my house that sells Vegan item’s, which is really exciting. I also plan to take the 40 minute drive to Whole Foods today (yes 40 minutes – which is why I never go), to get more items.
With that said, welcome to my Vegan week. You never know this might turn into my Vegan life haha! I’m so happy to take you guys a long on this journey with me.
Let’s start the week off right with this fast easy breakfast! You can top this bowl with whatever you like, these are just my suggestions!
What you’ll need…
1 1/2 Bananas
1 cup Strawberries
1/4 cup Coconut Milk
1/8 cup Shredded Coconut
1/8 cup Sunflower Seeds
1/8 cup Sliced Almonds
1/4 cup Blueberries
*Feel free to use frozen fruit to make the smoothie.
Let’s make it…
1. Place Strawberries, half banana, Coconut milk and ice in a blender. Pluse until smooth.
2. Pour smoothie into a bowl. Top with the remaining toppings and enjoy!
SOUND OFF… What are your favorite smoothie bowls? Do you have any Vegan dishes you love? Let’s talk in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!
Till next time
Peace, Happiness & Love