“I know someone that is vegan and they look very sick and skinny?”
“I couldn’t be vegan that is just too hard for me because I love bacon in the morning!”
If you are a soul-committed vegan and have seen the power of living food change your health and your outlook on life, you are bound to hear some of these questions or statements, particularly around holiday gatherings or family functions. In my experience, it is best not to speak about the powers and benefits of a vegan lifestyle as your family eats their omelet and fried bacon around the dining table! Instead, when visiting your non-vegan friends and family make yourself a quick breakfast, so that you are not taking up too much space and time in your guest’s kitchen and it will leave you full for breakfast and well satisfied.
Here are the ingredients for my Protein-Packed Breakfast Green Smoothie (pictured above in my wellness kitchen) that I love for breakfast and it tastes so yummy:
Spinach – alkalizes the body, source of omega 3 fats, loaded with vitamins and trace minerals and iron
Hemp Seed Powder – high in protein, fiber
Mango – rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C, A and E-which supports hormones
½ Banana – high in potassium, contains tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter
Pineapple – rich in bromelein - a great anti-inflammatory and help digest protein more efficiently
Coconut Milk (You can try with an alternative plant-based milk such as almond as well)
1-2 Dates – rich in fiber and sweetness
"The journey to wellness begins with a sip!"