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Easy Vegan Meal Prep (Healthy + Gluten Free)

Hey everyone its Caitlin and welcome to another video in this video I’m going to show you some easy recipes that would be a perfect for meal prep for the school or work week we’re going to be making some golden milk chia seed pudding for breakfast some tasty beans and rice for lunch and last but certainly not least some sheet pan fajitas for dinner with chipotle lime tofu before we get into these recipes I am legally obligated to inform you that this video is sponsored by thrive market as you guys know I team up with thrive on a monthly basis to bring you all these awesome recipe videos and if you live in the US and haven’t checked out the rice market yet what are you waiting for but you can click the link in the description of this video to get $60 worth of organic grocery credits plus a free trial plus free shipping so you know a very good deal I’m sorry guys I don’t really know what’s coming out of my mouth today I think I had too much caffeine or something but anyways let’s just get into the video so first we’re going to make some golden milk chia seed pudding this recipe is so easy and it is perfect for meal prep so to start out you’re just going to add some chia seeds to a bowl I’m using some white chia seeds because it makes the pudding look prettier TBH but you can use black ones to thrive market cells both then we’re going to add in some turmeric cinnamon ginger cardamom cayenne and black pepper you can’t taste this but it helps with the absorption of curcumin in turmeric which is healthy and they were also adding a pinch of salt then we’re going to add some plant-based milk I am using some coconut milk I got this one on 5 market and I like how it is unsweetened because I prefer to just sweeten my breakfast with fruit but on that note if you do want to make this sweeter you can also add in a few tablespoons of the maple syrup I’m also adding in some vanilla extract then you’re just going to whisk everything together until all the spices are well incorporated and you don’t get any clumps of anything then you’re going to let this sit for about 5 to 10 minutes and then just whisk it one more time because sometimes you get these really big clumps of hard chia seeds and it just helps everything to be more evenly incorporated so then you can plop this chia seed pudding into some mason jars or Tupperware for an easy breakfast and then before serving you can top it with fresh fruit like some blueberries as well as whatever else you want I used some coconut and pumpkin seeds but like I said the world is your oyster that’s not very vegan but you know do what you want with your toppings but anyways I love this breakfast it’s so warming and cozy and it keeps me full until lunch speaking of lunch we’re going to be making some instant pot rice and beans and this actually only requires five ingredients but tastes so good so first you’re going to add your dried beans to your instant pot I’m using some red kidney beans from thrive market I like buying dry beans because it’s more cost effective but you can use any beans that you want in terms of variety then we’re just going to add in some vegetable broth some rice and then some water just to top everything off and make sure there’s enough liquid in the instant pot then we’re just going to give that a good stir to make sure the rice and beans are evenly distributed throughout the liquid then we’re going to be adding in some chopped cilantro I chopped my cilantro stems for the most part because they still have flavor and are going to like sort of dissolve into this and you won’t get big bites of them and then you could save the leaves for a garnish or something else then we’re also going to add in a little bit of salsa and this combination it just makes the flavors amazing ooh and I also wanted to note that this is the vegetable broth I use I actually buy it on thrive market and it is a paste and I like it because you get 38 cups out of this container and it’s super convenient to use rather than buying those cartons of vegetable broth over and over again so just going into it set your instant pot to ceiling and then it cook this for around 25 or so minutes then afterwards you’re going to let it naturally release for 10 minutes then release the pressure and then just give everything a good stir and Europeans and rice are done this meal doesn’t look the prettiest but I promise guys the flavors in it are so good so if I was taking us on the go for meal prep I would probably serve it with some of those fresh cilantro leaves and some avocado as well and you can also add any other snacks that you want from lunch so there for dinner we’re going to making some sheet heeda’s which a poll a lime tofu I saw someone post sheet pan fajitas with chicken once and I was like oh my gosh that’s genius I need to do it so for our veggies we’re going to start out with some portobello mushrooms I’m just cleaning them with a cloth and then slicing them into big chunks and to season our portobello mushrooms we’re going to add some tamari and some chili powder just mix that all up and then add it to a greased or lined baking pan I’m using a reusable silicone mat I can link it in the description below next up we’re going to chop our onions for our fajitas so I kept them pretty big because I like how they give texture to the fajitas and for these I’m just adding some black pepper and some sea salt mix it up again and then put that on the train next to the mushrooms then we’re using some bell peppers you can use any colors you want but I used red orange and yellow for the Instagram because you know it looks prettier so then after you chop all of those up you’re going to add them to a bowl and also wanted to note that I get all of my spices from a thrive market I like to purchase organic spices because non-organic spices are often irradiated with heat which takes a nutritional value away from the spices and some cheaper spices also have fillers or other gross things in them so that’s why I buy organic but anyways here we’re using chili powder cumin cayenne and salt then you can place this on the tray and last but not least we have our tofu I pressed my tofu and then cut it into these rectangular sort of cubes I wanted them to be a little bit thicker for these fajitas so they had a nice bite to them and to season our tofu first we’re going to add the juice of one lime then we’re going to add some nutritional yeast so much Chipotle powder and some salt and just mix that up until all the tofu pieces are pretty evenly covered in this cheesy delicious Chipotle a mixture and then we’re going to plop them onto the tray with the rest of our veggies that we’re going to bake these in the oven for 30 minutes but after 15 minutes we’re going to take them out of the oven and flip the veggies and the tofu and then pop it back in the oven for another 15 minutes and this is what they look like when they come out also I didn’t include it in the video but I do want to say that this recipe makes 2 trays worth of oh geez I also toasted up some tortillas to serve with my fajitas you could also serve them with some rice on the side if you want a little bit of a heart of your meal but that is pretty much it they store really easily for meal prep and then when you’re ready you can just assemble your tacos eat however many you want and then I topped mine here with some salsa and some fresh cilantro plus some lime as well also for the record I used to work at a tex-mex restaurant and I think these behaves were better than the ones we sold and that is it for the recipe portion of this video let me know in the comments below which recipe was your favorite and which one you went to try out first also let me know if you like these meal prep style of videos and if you like me to film more like them it’s really helpful when I get your feedback because at the end of the day I do make these videos to help you guys also don’t forget to check out that awesome offer to a thrive market that I have linked in the description below I’ve personally been using fresh market for over a year and I genuinely love the website and love the company and I love how they carry all of my favorite healthy and organic brands and products so I don’t have to go to the health food store and pay like twice as much for them and I also can go grocery shopping for my non perishable items in my pajamas if this is your first video of mine that you are seeing and you like what you see here feel free to hit that little subscribe button right down there I post two new videos every single week ranging from easy vegan recipes to vlogs to meal prep to a budget-friendly recipe so we got a whole lot of things going on they’re all delicious and they’re all vegan so if that sounds interesting you know what to do other than that thank you all so much for watching I really appreciate it and I hope you have a great rest of your day whatever time of day it is for you I will see you in the next video bye.

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Vegan Millionaires Shortbread YEAAAAAAAHH!!!

Hi, today I’m going to be showing you guys how to make vegan millionaire shortbreads I know what you’re thinking ah that sounds long it’s not it’s really easy but the one thing that you really do need for my recipe is a condensed a condensed can of soy milk a can of condensed soy milk and there are other ways of doing it which you can look up online but this is the one that I found the best for like holding its shape and you if you follow me on instagram you might have seen that I was doing it giveaway for said before you get millionaire’s shortbreads and these are the exact ones I’m gonna be giving away so if you were the winner you can see me picking my nose where they’re making them and working it in the batter quick sidenote firstly I don’t know what’s going on with my eye makeup today I cannot get it even you know people are like oh why browser sisters not twins for what what’s the thing with winged eyeliner and secondly what’s gone on here my hair started to go kind of greeny gray I’m not mad at it though I don’t mind it anyway complete side note that let’s actually get on with some cricket are we okay so let’s get started what I’ve weighed out so far is a hundred grams of caster sugar and 220 grams of plain flour in my bowl I’m going to give them a stir we’re making a shortbread base first just make sure all the sugar and all the flour is combined before you add the butter just to make sure it’s all mixed evenly really okay oh me whoops hey well annoyingly that was just off camera but I did actually flick flour all over myself now I’ve had a quick clean up after the break I’m gonna add in 125 grams of soy butter I’ve got this dairy-free pure one you can use whatever you want vital lights another good go to say 125 grams are going in here Oh oh my god 124 let’s leave it there cuz otherwise I’m gonna go over it right you do not leave this guy’s misstep and are we on camera yes you’re just gonna go in with your hands so I’ve taken off all my lovely little sparkly rings and we’re just gonna start combining this bit is really fun it’s kind of it feels kind of gross but also lush so I’ve lined my Tim and this bit is really important so don’t try to get away without doing it which is something that I probably would have done back in the day before I was a genius I’ve just put parchment paper in and these sides have got a bit more of the soy butter just spread around it I promise you you are not getting this guy out of the tin if you don’t mind it like I said be sensible and do it got my dough here look at that for buttery biscuit base I’m just gonna press it in and then we’re gonna work it into all of the corners so it’s nice and even and super flat and I’m probably going to fast forward this bit because I doubt you want to be doing this for 10 minutes right it’s all pushed into the corners nice and evenly the neater you can get it the nicer it’s going to work when you take it out I’ve pricked it with a fork to ensure an even think as Mary berry would say and I’m going to put it in the other at the moment I’m on gas mark 6 so I think about between 180 200 200 might be to got 180 in a fan of them and I think it’s going to go in for about 15 minutes but I’ll let you know cuz sometimes everyone’s oven is different everyone’s having gets hot then of the Robins just make sure it’s in the middle of the oven so that one side doesn’t get more cooked than the other okay let’s do this right the shortbread still in the oven don’t start heating the caramel until the shortbreads out and quite cool I’m just going to show you basically the start of the caramel so in here I’ve got half my tin of condensed soy milk which I threw away this is the brand that I had set on the camera yes it is so yeah so I’ve got half a can of that I’m doing this recipe in half quantities because I made it the other day so I only had one pan just double it if you want to make a big batch but yeah half of that went into here and then I put in a tablespoon of golden syrup and then 50 grams of brown sugar and I’m just gonna mix it all together before I put it on the heat I just wanted to show you what it looks like and then I’ll show you again when I’m heating it and what it looks like then so my shortbread base is out I think it was in for about 20 minutes it’s nice and golden oh my god I can smell it smells so good so now that’s how I’ve started to put the heat on on the old caramel should probably move the camera but it’s just starting to melt so I’ve got it on a really low heat and it’s probably going to take about five six minutes to be the consistency that I want it to but basically you want all the sugar to have melted all the butter to have melted and it will start to thicken up just keep you need to stay in the room with it so don’t go off and go to the toilet or anything like that and yeah I’ll show you what it looks like when it’s done oh hey I’m so annoyed right it is pretty much at the consistency that I want now you can see how much it’s not even on the camera yeah how much it’s thickened up but it’s still a pourable which is great because once it starts to set it’s really hard to spread evenly so I’m gonna pour it on in a sec alright guys we’re going in oh my god make sure you get every single last bit this is actually a great tip that I’m about to share with you that I haven’t done but I’ve just thought of have a pan up our pan a oh my god look at that I’m gonna move it around a bit in a sec fill in all the little gaps isn’t gonna be so great what I was gonna say is have a sink of hot water ready because once it’s set onto your pan you’re gonna be right that’s that bit done now we just need to leave it to cool yeah right now we are going to make the top at the chocolate top the caramel isn’t completely set but it is hard to the touch still a bit warm though and this is perfect for pouring it on because it’s not going to mix it and it’s still at the top it’s gonna sit on top I am making my chocolate for those of you again who follow me on instagram you’ll see that quite often I post little handmade chocolates this is how I make them and I just really like to do it it’s basically just coconut oil golden syrup or agave if you want to be sugar free but if you want to be sugar free don’t do this recipe because you’re a heart attack and cocoa powder ah basically you just combine like this quarter cup of melted coconut oil with a quarter cup of cocoa powder make sure it’s all in there you can’t just use store-bought chocolate if you can’t bother to do this thing or if you can’t get a hold of coconut oil and mix it together it’s so chocolatey and so like rich and it just sets in the fridge when the coconut oil goes hard I just really like making it but like I said buy your own from just make sure it’s vegan dark chocolate and you can just Mouse it with a tiny bit of soy cream or even a splash of soy milk just to make it a bit more ganache like so it cuts nicely and doesn’t shatter right so that’s the chocolatey syrup but if you eat it like this it will taste disgusting because it will be so bitter so we’re gonna add some golden syrup and I’m putting in about a tablespoon I don’t want this to be too sweet because the whole thing in itself super-sweet so again combiner and if you’re making if you’re going to use this to make little chocolates this is the stage as you can see it’s getting like really glossy and beautiful this is the stage when you just pour it into the little molds to make sure it’s all whipped up if you don’t mix it properly it has a habit of separating and all the sweet stuff goes at the bottom and then you get a very bitter cocoa on top it’s actually not that bad because it kind of tastes a bit like a truffle but I don’t want that for this because I’ve got a post them as well so these need to hold up in the post okay now I’m going to pour it on there will be a link below to a CD available with one of my singing on it they went really I did not know by man my mum okay that’s make sure you’ve got all of it you don’t have to rush massively with this part because the coconut oil doesn’t really satin till it’s gotten pretty cold in the fridge they pour it on just drizzle it around make sure that all of the caramel is covered oh my god there it is now it’s gonna go back in the fridge to set when it’s kind of half there I’m going to put some decorations on the top if you put them on now they’ll literally just disappear free the chocolate look in that is how you make raw vegan chocolate by the way so I’m gonna put it in the freezer because I want it to hurry up but if you’ve got all day put it in the fridge so that’s it they’re done it was a sip as that thank you so much for watching and as always if you make any take a picture and tag me on Instagram or Twitter or whatever you want to do just let me know because I love to see you guys making my stuff thanks again bye

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MILLIONAIRE’S SHORTBREAD | BOSH! | VEGAN

MILLIONAIRE SHORTBREAD

We have brought you such a treat today! Millionaire Shortbread is a favourite here in the UK and there’s no question why. The gooey caramel centre with the crispy biscuit base plus the smooth chocolate top makes this the ultimate treat. These taste incredible, and we have no doubt that you’ll love them too! Relax and enjoy one of these with a cup of tea on a Sunday afternoon or any time you like.

This dish is relatively easy and time efficient to make. First, we whip up the base and put it in the oven to bake. Whilst it’s in the oven we can make the caramel sauce and lastly, melt the chocolate. It’s then a case of layering everything together and leaving it to set in the fridge. It’s that easy! You’ll be eating your millionaire shortbread in no time.

We hope you love this amazing recipe! It’s…

Decadent
Sweet
The perfect treat
Chocolatey
100% plant-based and vegan

Enjoy this incredible recipe, just try not to eat the whole tray!

Recipe

Ingredients

Shortbread Layer
150g brazil nuts
150ml mild olive oil
150g golden caster sugar
100g demerara sugar
¼ tsp of salt
200g plain flour
100g semolina

Caramel Layer
2 cans of evaporated coconut milk
250g golden caster sugar
100ml golden syrup
125g coconut oil
pinch of salt

200g 70% cocoa solid dark chocolate

Method

Heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark four and use a splash of olive oil to grease a square baking tin 20x20cm in size.

Blitz the brazil nuts in a food processor until they start to form a paste. Add the oil and blitz again until completely smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the food processor and blitz again.

Put the sugars, salt, flour and semolina into a bowl mix well. Add to the food processor and pulse, the mixture should form a moist crumb the colour of sand that sticks when pressed together.

Press into the tin, prick all over with a fork and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until golden and crisp. Allow to cool.

Put all the ingredients for the caramel in to a heavy-based pan, and heat gently, stirring to melt the coconut. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally and continue to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until reduced by about half and thick and fudgey. Pour over the shortbread
and smooth with a palette knife. Set aside and allow to set.

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water spread evenly over the set caramel. Leave until solid, then turn out and cut into squares.

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WHAT A VEGAN FITNESS COUPLE EAT IN A DAY TO SHRED

What’s up guys and welcome to another episode so today’s video we’re going to show you everything that we both ate in a day I will pop all my macros and calories that I’m currently on at the moment but latest addition to the menu is this new blast routine we have just been on this black probably 2 to 3 days and we’re absolutely loving it so this one is a chopped coconut flavor we also tried the vanilla try which amazing and then they’ve also got a salted caramel which we haven’t tried I’ve also got some LSA this is linseeds sunflower seeds and also an almond meal I just pop that in my smoothie because it’s higher in fat and it makes it tastier good for 5 extra fiber guys and then also another healthy fat I put into my smoothie is peanut butter almond milk and then I only put in one frozen banana so I’m gonna whip this off show you guys the original [Music] oh my god is so great so to be totally honest with you guys I have not had the greatest week like mentally I’ve been really quite hard on myself this week and just had so much stress and doing this so much that I just kind of let myself go and I haven’t been like concentrating on me but I’ll give you guys a bit of a physique update so today is the first morning that I’ve woken up feeling it not so negative towards myself which sounds really bad but I have been severely bloated like all week where my stomach has just been in agony the only thing that I can put it down to is obviously stress and also because we had those burritos last week and I haven’t had wraps in a while and I thought maybe it could be gluten so I think I might have to get like an allergy test towards gluten because sometimes it does bloat me this is me first thing in the morning currently seven weeks out today not feeling too bad I’m feeling maybe like a week or two behind but I feel like I can definitely catch myself up and also everyone always asked me where I get my bikinis I get all my bikinis throughs Apple these are my latest pair they’ve got like little bananas on them they’re really cute and JD is going to have the same smoothie but he’ll have obviously different macros or in the process of currently signing you guys up to our four week program yes you tied babe the gram I’m gonna go make my smoothie but I get more calories than Amy tape I’ll be a big blob Caroline hundred hearts and bake so major here caught in the same weave the last place to go he’s usually in our Mayo section Tina the talking tell me I’m exactly the same it’s a lost fight for me to go not in my legs pshaw is the best vegan protein I’m going to say it right there yeah meet her a lot of you guys actually listen trance this thing that whisp want to buy final wanted that we do not get anything from final on like free or discounted own even have a discount code we only get that the team jack yeah we get I’m just can’t do it for you guys we get no affiliate no products nothing that’s what I was honest about heart we’re just completely transparent with you guys if we like a product to tell you and this is a product that we like so yes we will never tell you things that we don’t believe in and we like this so we’re still grinding it’s 11:20 you haven’t had anything else to eat yet just been signing you guys all up to our full weight jacked program so if you guys want to jump on board you probably still can and get Jack take your chocolate and the beauty of it is it’s only a four week program guys so you watch exactly and if you don’t have a lot of money this is more the program this is what we did it for is so that people with a bit less money and they didn’t want to commit to an eight-week program this is nice and quick JD’s just rippin up our favorite pasta showed you guys so many times but we’re gonna try the mung bean one because they didn’t have the fettuccine one in our local store how we make our pesto pasta this is something we get asked a lot so I’m going to show you guys one more time the ingredients and how to make it because it’s so easy so all you need is some baby spinach obviously some Faisel we use hummus lime juice nutritional yeast flakes and pine nuts or you can use cashews and we usually use a sprinkle of forget our part we’re going to use a little bit of this chicken stock so this one is vegan no MSG no animal content dairy free gluten free and plant base and what we do we never go by recipe or ingredients guys literally we just chuck it all in here and just go by taste test and this way every time it tastes different sometimes we don’t put a nutritional yeast flakes sometimes we put cash and sometimes like we said we use the forget off so it tastes different every time we make [Music] and that’s it guys so simple you got a blender or a food processor what’s that that’s the dishwasher alright guys so we’ve actually just had a bit of a light bulb moment here I put into my fitness power mung bean one right just to prove that like different sort of foods can have the packets not exactly always read the back of the packet as you can see for a hundred grams mung bean fettuccine 370 calories chickpea fettuccine 331 calories so if you are on a cut obviously we like to go lower our carbs so thirty six point seven grams of carbohydrates for the mung bean one if you check out the chickpea one only 23 grams so the same type of food can actually have different calories depending on the brand sometimes but also just angry just the ingredients because this is a bit of mung bean instead of chickpeas and also with the ingredients on the back like one all of them like they’re also like mung bean or chickpea they’re all edamame ninety percent of all these part all these pastas is made from edamame and then the ten percent is made from the mung beans or the chickpeas or a black bean so from now on we are definitely getting the chickpea 100 liter because that’s way way better macros and Colorado so you’re going to have our pre-workout feed Jani is gonna have his pasta the pesto and he’s also cooking up why not to release bags through them two of these veggie Delite not burgers and I’m just making up my protes I’m just going back on to rice flakes just because I enjoy them more than the quinoa flakes so I’ve got 40 grams of rice flakes and 50 grams of yoghurt 10 grams of less protein powder and just a splash probably not a splatter by milk a drowning a bomb and me [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] back from the gym I already had a first workout smoothie we ended up picking up the vanilla try and it tastes amazing so I’m about to make myself up like a person without food I’m absolutely starving what I’m gonna have is I don’t have two of these veggie sausages I’ve got some protein pastor there some pesto mix there got some avocado so I’m gonna make a salad and I want to make up some like garlic mushrooms as well and for my dressing I’m just going to use a balsamic vinegar JD just finished polishing off his body don’t make me say no last long the recipes in that for a bacon burrito and it’s so so quick and easy but the end result guys I’ve got my pesto pasta my two sausages got a salad with avocado also put some tin pineapple in there because I just love pineapple and cooked mushrooms there and I put some tumeric in there for trim works really good for anti-inflammatory and also put a little bit the chicken stock for an added salt as well so this is my biggest meal of the day and I always have it after my workout to refuel and refine my muscles and then I’m also gonna have some of this mineral water it’s got the peach play well I like the peach lime or raspberry and yeah this is zero calories and no sugar here eat this out on the balcony MJ days editing and I relax out here cuz I’m nature let me put down there some actually started incorporating these as well as a little treat for my dessert they’re gluten free wheat free but free lysate healthy but they’re the better yeah that’s it they’re the healthier version so there’s always a healthier option of something no matter what so this is the healthier option for cereal to get rid of those chocolate cravings paired along with simplest protein I’m having what do you got oh actually no added sugar dark chocolate with peppermint and then made with a reduced fat dark chocolate when it’s this allergy advice so it contains soy may be present serious pretend include milk tree nuts and peanuts that doesn’t mean it’s in it guys it just means that it it could be manufactured in the same sort of high protein snack and they’re also great at getting rid of parasites and worms as well I love chips like I love potato chips so these are sort of a replacement not good but yeah so tomorrow we’ll be going to Jenny’s parents place because they’re going on a cruise and we need to look after the puppy dog then you can say a lot of the puppies so yes next vlog will be at at just as parents and this dogs will be with us that’s exciting it’s gone of annoying because we like just move but we’re treating it as like a retreat so we’re gonna you know go there work on our mind you sauna and then but like it Merlin stops we are tired okay you couldn’t tell so it sorry with this whole weights been very hectic so we’re just trying to catch our breath at the moment yeah and yeah we’re just been working really hard so let’s wrap this video up so big thumbs up and subscribe if you haven’t already and hit the other up but until you guys get notified every time we upload it I will see you next morning guys and welcome to movie

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WHAT I EAT IN A DAY + WORKOUT ROUTINE | VEGAN

Hey y’all so I am here to share with you guys what I have been eating well some of what I’ve been eating on my fitness journey for my bikini competition so but before we start and get into this I want to let you guys know that on our website my national sisters comm we have a giveaway we do giveaways each month and this month we are partnered with a special brand Lush Cosmetics they absolutely love this brand they also cater to vegans in a lot of ways and I absolutely love their products been using them for years and two people are going to be chosen to win a hundred dollar gift card all to Lush Cosmetics go ahead and click the link down below if you guys finish watching this video to my natural sisters com2 in turn it is free to enter okay also make sure that you guys also follow us on snapchat because we have been sending up in a little bit more since we have a little bit more time and yeah so now for the juicy stuff what have I’ve been eating okay I’m going to give you guys a lowdown on what I eat pretty much on a high day into my competition so my competition is July 30th the Lila burrata show in PC competition sticking to this diet has been it’s been a breeze but these last couple of days for some reason have been like really really challenging but I’ve been carb cycling these past three weeks so I have like a high day where I eat a bit more higher calories and higher carbs and then have a really really low day where I’m eating really low cal lower calories and lower carbs but basically my calories range right now because they tape it off since I’ve started dieting for this competition they have been tapering off slowly and so have my carbohydrates so do I recommend this diet for someone to get in shape on a daily no I don’t know to me it is not healthy this is not a Oh a like this everyday you can totally mess up your metabolism so my calories have been ranging from anywhere between 1100 in 1350 M our carbohydrates on a high day are about 95 grams to 100 grams they basically below 100 grams and in on my low days they’re about 45 grams to 50 max grams on a low day so I just one let you guys know no I will not continue to eat this way after the show I will keep you updated on how I’m doing I am looking into doing a reverse side I’ve been researching to figure out what’s going to be best for me I do not plan on going back to where I was to the way I was eating before where I was eating a ton of calories way to me for my body and way too many carbohydrates I’m not doing that but I’m also not going to continue the diet that I’m on now because it is not healthy so I’m going to find a nice medium in between and go from there and I will keep you guys updated on that as well so let’s start with breakfast okay so to start my day off I’m going to have a oatmeal tofu smoothie and I’m going to use my Vitamix blender to get the job done so I’m going to use 1/3 cup of oats about 1/3 cup of strawberries I’m going to use 1/4 of a block of firm tofu and I’m also going to add in half a cup of unsweetened vanilla cashew milk and I’m going to add about 8 to 12 ounces of water and I’m going to blend it all up for about 10 to 15 seconds and I am going to serve it in a mason jar and on top of it I like to sprinkle a bit of cinnamon that instead that this hopes to also burn fetch I don’t know I just really like taste and stir it all up and that is breakfast okay so from our post-workout meal I do just a simple protein shake using my garden alive organic a protein powder this is the vanilla flavor and I just simply mix it with water and I do this twice a day once from after my first workout and once after my second and as an on the go snack have packed a apple cinnamon rice cake here for when I needed and I eat this before my lunch so for lunch I am going to do tofu sweet potatoes and broccoli in I like to go ahead and preset the oven for my sweet potato to about 425 degrees Fahrenheit and of course I rinse my sweet potato out and I poke holes with a fork inside of the sweet potato just so to cook faster and more thoroughly and I wrap it in foil and put it in a non-stick baking sheet pan and I let this cook for about an hour and during that hour I prepare my other food so I’m going to start off with boiling some water for my frozen broccoli I’m going to add three cups here of frozen broccoli Emma let this cook while I prepare my tofu so I’m going to use extra firm tofu here and I’m going to use a knife and a cutting board to do job and I’m going to cut half the block into fours and I’m going to cut this side that I’m using it to 16 pieces and I’m going to use eight pieces for lunch I’m going to eat eight pieces for dinner so to flavor my tofu I’m going to use onion powder garlic powder ground cumin and paprika and I wait until the water warms up a bit and then I add in my seasonings and I kind of mix it up a bit and then I add in my tofu and kind of saute it and let it cook and I cook this all the way through until the water kind of runs out and tofu holds a lot of water so I try to cook it to where there’s not a lot of water in the tofu so during that time while my tofu was cooking up I strain out my broccoli and I began plating and I only eat half of the sweet potato here and I like to sprinkle on top some cinnamon because I love cinnamon and I’m also going to use some salt free chipoltle a seasoning by mrs. – and I’ll spring some on top of my tofu so that is my lunch ok now off to my afternoon snack I’m going to use my chocolate protein powder unsweetened cashew milk and organic frozen strawberries in some water so in the blender I’m going to mix two scoops of my chocolate protein for strawberries 1/2 a cup of unsweetened cashew milk and about 16 ounces of water and I’m going to blend that up for about 10 to 15 seconds in my Vitamix and I am going to drink that all up and now I’m having dinner so I’ve already precooked my tofu in my brown rice and so all I’m going to do here is cook my frozen asparagus and I’m going to cook the whole entire pack I’m going to eat the whole entire pack it’s not really a lot of calories but it looks like it and I let it cook for about six to eight minutes let it boil strain my asparagus and then i plate my food so all I’m gonna have is my 8 pieces of tofu in a half a cup of brown rice plain Jane and on top of my asparagus I like to use lime juice it’s zero calories zero sodium with mrs. Dash’s salt previous the lime seasoning and voila that is it so all someone like to add that I do drink about two gallons of water a day and I’m also taking a Fabri and I know they mentioned this earlier but it is by alpha mean and I also came across a vegan friendly VCAA powder but Lila Prada himself the guy who’s hosting the show that I’m actually going to be competing in okay so that’s the insight on my diet and it changes and it has changed constantly throughout the whole entire process and how it came about planning my diet I read a vegan muscle in bodybuilding book it’s called the vegan Muscle & Fitness guide to bodybuilding competitions in this book and I’ll show you what it looks like here on the cover has helped me out a ton and I also got tips from Danny my trainer and Carmen babysit say um also gave me tips along the way of you know what to do and what not to do as well I have been doing my diet this whole entire time and I pretty much used this book as a guide and pretty much tailored the meal plan to fit my needs and I’ve learned a ton by just doing my own diet myself so diet Liz was my little baby in this whole situation and training is pretty much Diddy so I want to give you guys the rundown on what my workout routine is during the week sunday is just simply a cardio day and we’re almost one week out from the show I’ve been cutting down on my cardio but for the most part I’ve been doing 45 minutes to an hour of cardio and I’ll try to switch it up sometimes I do Stairmaster sometimes I get on a treadmill um lately I’ve been like these past two or three weeks for like two weeks I don’t know I don’t know it’s like two and a half weeks I don’t know I’ve been going to the track so I’m going to track with Danny and I’ve been to the track requirement once it was a wake up call because I had ran track in long a long time I don’t like running but I needed to get my legs down my legs are pretty thick they’re hefty but I like my legs but for the show you know you gotta be a little slender than usual so um the track has much definitely hope that Danny and I we do Sprint’s bleachers job this job the Straits walk the curbs what I gave a car man was we pretty much sprinted the straights in job the curves I think five times around the track but there’s different different routines different workouts you can do the track and it pretty much helped get my legs down mondays are two a days I have five days out of the week where I workout twice so that’s like a cardio in a weight training day on Mondays I do cardio in legs and on Mondays I work out by myself or train by myself um and I’m pretty good with training my legs I feel confident all that stuff so I’ll do cardio you do it in the afternoon or the evening but I’ve been doing my weight training in the morning and my cardio in the evening all the days that I work out by myself that I wait trained by myself so Tuesdays I work out with Danny then the man and I do cardio in the mornings and I do back and biceps with him on Wednesdays Wednesday is another just playing cardio day it’s my choice of what I want to do for cardio Thursday is another day that I work out with Danny so I do cardio in the morning and I wait train with him in the afternoons and on Thursdays we do shoulders and we train hamstrings so we do shoulders and hams on Thursdays Fridays I train with Danny again I do cardio in the morning and we do legs together and so we hit legs Saturday I train by myself it’s another two a day and I’d like to do my weight training in the morning just to get it out of the way but if I can’t sometimes I’ll do cardio in the morning when I weight training by myself but I do chest and triceps in the morning on Saturdays and cardio in the evenings and sometimes here and there Danny will have me work on other muscle groups with him if I need the extra help like my triceps it was so hard for me to like they were being stubborn so it’s hard for me to trigger that muscle so he held me I’ll take quite a bit I’ll work out three times out of the week with Danny and he’ll give me the you know tips on what I should do for cardio or you know training certain muscles like my tries or my legs he’ll give me tips on what to do when I’m by myself so he has been such a big help to me in such a guide and such a great friend throughout this whole entire process he’s an amazing trainer and I couldn’t ask for more I’m so happy that I’ve met him how we begin our training through this room we began preparation for the show is we did heavier weights in less reps and so now that we’re getting closer I guess you call that bulking so it was bokken moon doing heavier weights less reps that was with during our poking phase and now that we’re closer to the show we have been doing lighter weights in more rifts so we’re in a cutting phase right now and he’s getting ready to cut my my cardio just so I can retain most a little bit more and yeah we’ll start depletion next week so I’ll be cutting out my water and I’ll be taking some diuretics in order to release water weight from my body so that you can see the muscle definition a bit more he said I’ll be cutting out my protein shake so my diet of course is going to change and I’ve got to be hydrated so that should help out with the tofu retaining water stuff like that if I have to increase my tofu or tempeh intake tempeh doesn’t really have a lot of water but it’s the tofu does but yes so that is my workout routine I do want to mention that I believe that you can train for show without the use of a fat burner and other supplements I’m using them because I ran into diet issues earlier on in preparation for the show and needed substance pastor in order to be competitive so if you’re doing it without subs allow yourself a generous amount of time to prepare for a show okay so if you guys have any more questions or comments please leave them down below so that I can interact with you I will be posting my last video next Friday before the show so I will see you guys then love you

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Is this the new Vegan Internet ?

hello everyone thanks for joining me and we actually have a sunny day here in the UK so apologies for the glare maybe in the video if my glasses never think but I wanted to come and talk to you about a new sort of app a new social media new thing that has come to the vegan movement which i think is going to be fantastic I think it’s definitely gonna make going vegan and staying vegan for the foreseeable future so much easier and it’s gonna allow other companies other brands that are vegan to grow together and create a community where people can find everything they want under one place so this thing that I’m talking about it’s called the V society and you can get it as an app on the you know the on app or you can get on Android obviously you can look it on the internet like that obviously I downloaded it today and found it on my phones I’ve down there have been looking for it for and everything and the idea of it basically is you can find everything you want within one thing they’re dubbing it the vegan internet so basically if you want to find articles if you want to find news if you want to find videos you want to find content creators if you want to find clothing food recipe arts literally everything about the vegan moon everything within the vegan room everything you could possibly want to know about going vegan how to stay vegan everything like that reach out to new content creators finding people you can interact with meetups things like this everything that makes being vegan fantastic about like interacting with other vegans you know food clothing everything that that you might find difficult finding out life you go on Google different websites everything is gonna be under one site and they’re meant to be rolling this out further in other countries of these in the UK and everything like that and there can be branching out but something like this is such a powerful tool this is gonna be somewhere like you know maybe like me if you could first me as a content creator you know people on YouTube on Instagram for everything like that where they’re spreading the vegan message there are different things you can come in as you know whether it’s contact great where it’s just a normal community profile whether it’s someone who is an activist this is another platform where you’re able to reach people another way in which you are able to interact with people and ever way in which you’re able to create a community and this is so important obviously when you first go vegan sometimes it can feel very very strange you might be the only vegan within your group of friends within your family within your own little sub sector you know your little group of friends whatever it is to have another community you’re able to reach to maybe finding an area where like if you’re interested in different foods where you can eat different clothing things you might just find confusing all this information is under one site and obviously now that it’s coming as a map and everything like that it makes it so easier to reach and you can message people different like you can follow different groups you can create groups it’s basically another way well what makes Facebook great is the fact that they’ve got groups on there okay but the problem is you’ve got so many different people if you’re gonna be putting up posts trying to spread awareness or just talking about some your incident or just asking questions it’s very very easy to get negativity people you know giving you hate whatever it is for being a vegan if you come into an area which is dedicated just to vegans dedicated for people that want to spread awareness spread information help people wanna meet up weather people create friends this sort of environment is all you could say are protecting them a protective environment but it’s an area where if you’re a vegan you’re interested your transition wherever it is this community is going to have everything you could possibly want and a lot of people when they fail or they’re no longer vegan a lot of time it is because they don’t have that supported out that community they struggle finding things to eat they struggle you know finding out information they just you know a and out with other friends out there’s so many different things that go into some people failing but something like this it’s gonna make going vegan and staying vegan so much easier so I definitely recommend any of you who are curious anyone who’s transitioning and on who’s already vegan download this out whether you want to go online on your PC into it that way or you want to download it I recommend download it give it a go try and interact with people try and create a community if you want to search for me on there my name is under there the same as like my channel name so anyone wants to reach me on their internet it’s just another platform where we were able to reach people and I think that is fantastic sorry I’ve been away for so long I’ve been away from my birthday I went to Central Park so I wanted to sort of just have a bit of a break from constantly thing about ideas and trying to put out stuff so I’m back now I’m gonna be sippin out some more content again so thanks for tuning and I know that I’m over 1500 now so for any of you that have subscribed viewed everything like that thank you your support is appreciated obviously I’m now moving towards 2000 that’s gonna be my next target so thanks for sticking around for me please make sure that you share these videos other people help this channel grow to help reach more people to build a community and I will see you guys in the next one

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VEGANISM IS GROWING AMONGST YOUNG PEOPLE – Vegan Activist James Aspey

James Aspey is a animal rights activist from Sydney, Australia.
At the age of only 17 he was diagnosed with leukaemia and told he had 6 weeks to live. He beat cancer after 3 years of chemotherapy and during that time he began partying and abusing drugs.
He turned his life around once again and became a passionate personal trainer so he could help others with their health.

He spent 7 years working on a cruise ship, and partying a lot was the norm. That lead to an eating disorder. His journey changed direction when he met a wise Indian man who told him eating animals is bad karma.

He went vegetarian for a 7 day experiment and felt surprisingly great. He researched into the health benefits and realized how much he has been missing out!

Upon more research he discovered the shocking and violent truth of what is being done to animals for food, clothing, entertainment and medical testing. It led him to the question, “If we don’t need to kill and eat animals to be healthy, what are we doing this for?” The best justifications he could find or hear were incredibly weak.

In 2014 he took a 365 day vow of silence and cycled 5000 kilometers to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence.

He broke his vow during a live interview on Australia’s most popular morning TV show.

James is now travelling the world giving free speeches to make our planet a more sustainable place.

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Lets Cook Vegan Pasta-Easy recipes

And my god some of the best food you’ll ever eat right here vegan pasta ladies and gentlemen alright guys what’s up welcome to another underground metal gamer cooks vegan so what are we having tonight well you know I figured I would make vegan pasta for you guys so without further ado let’s just get right into it so what am i easy for this first I’m gonna make a sauce base and we’ve got some habaneros I’m cutting up got some onions a green and a red pepper that’s going to go in there and you’ve got all whirs accents canned tomatoes that are gonna go in there you’ve got some basil here we got some mrs. – we got some fucking pepper we’ve got seasoning salt and we have some cayenne pepper but we also need the sauce great well we’re gonna throw in Montana’s habanero hot sauce we’re gonna throw in obviously we’re gonna make the sauce based on the sweet basil marinara from classical so we’ve already got then cook yep we’re gonna get that going right away after I cut off everything here then we’re going to throw it on the Mexican ground around veggie this is going to be fucking amazing so what I’m going to do is I’m going to cut the video here we’re going to get everything prepared and starting to cook and then I’ll show you guys what to do next once they get everything chopped up on resume the video and I’ll show you how I make my sauce so we’ll see you guys in a bit all right guys we’re back and so we’re just getting the rest of the ingredients into the pot here so what do we got in this pot we have half of the green pepper half of a red pepper we have a quarter of an onion and we have three Thresh habaneros now I’m going to crack open my tomato we’re gonna get those in there and then we’re going to throw in this we’ve got the pastas boiling on the stove right now so these three show you guys this is a really easy sauce base to me because everything going in a fog you cook it up nice go to veggie ground ground in there one half of veggie ground ground and apart as well I want three tomatoes in here one whole can of those you’re gonna want to throw in your sauce here remember you can only save this dude I’m not going to use all this tonight obviously need a lot some some seasoning salt going coming out if you want some kick to it remember I love hot shit so [Music] you probably have in there right there you go we’ve got some basil here I’m also going to make up the garlic margarine to go in there too which is just simply the source of margarine in a dish and then you add some seasoning to it to make like a butter base for it which I’m going to add after which is going to give it some more flavor and stuff like that we got some basil we’re throwing in here lots of fucking basil without any nice we’re also gonna curl in a little bit of parsley you can throw in a little bit of onion salt too nice a little bit then of course a little bit of pepper here yourself you putt the ball in there you don’t miss it – toss it in here nice healthy dose of that and you’re gonna like throw in some of this habanero sauce you want to talk with me nearly enough so yeah we’re going to want to start cooking this up after the fastest world you’re going to start this up I’m also going to get like garlic butter going and this is well this is your sauce these are in here by the way show you guys what that looks like so I mean doesn’t that look good it’s not even cooked yet so I’ll just put that down here stand up the camera against or you let that go good alright so that’s what the sauce piece looks like oh no we’re going to get butter going so let me just empty this out you’re just gonna put some margarine in this container because it’s already got marks on it no I’m going to heat it up or barging in there perfect also you’re going to want to season this up too I mean you can if you want I won’t see me stuff up myself so we’re going to put pepper in it and of course it should be put into mrs. s now this has garlic in it so you don’t really need to add too much into that but like I said I want to make it go like this [Music] starting to boil up here there’s the basil a little bit of this one horse and you’re going to microwave this or will help back only and start mixing up in your sauce here and eat or not meet your vegan stuff does it say you can turn this on mr. cook in this book starting to blow the lights over here twice this closer nope check the zoom settings we’re zoomed in good that’s good alright I’m gonna start cooking up your soft base in your vegans if he can meet and your vegetables this is going to be absolutely check on our butter over here obviously not quite melted go a little longer in there these dirty gold here welcome goodness it wasn’t that basically chilly you’re making no it’s not this is just a bit cloudy pass the sauce that will add a lot of flair to your pasta obviously what people think pastas boring but you can make it absolutely delicious Imlay cheese and then you go to sauce base for later you can put it away you can even freeze that if you don’t want to use it all it’s perfect it’s awesome it’s perfect yeah we’re going to get this cooking it’s delicious and then we will come back and I’ll show you guys how to combine it all and stuff like that ones to get my big cooking pan out there once we get all these ingredients clicked up nights after the packet is done however you’re going to want to shock it in a strainer so you’re going to want to put a strainer in the sink then you’re gonna want to put a bit of oil on the pasta so it doesn’t stick to the pan and it also helps to cook in all the flavors of your sauce space right here and all your vegetables your vegan meat without the sauce tomatoes everything else you got going in there there is our sauce for our garlic butter all good good to go there that down for a minute sorry hope the camera guys so that’s all ready to go now and this is currently cooking nice and so is this so what I’m gonna do is we’re just going to stop the video for a bit then I’m going to get them a big pan then once everything’s done we’re going to combine it all and we’re gonna make this fucking delicious so I will see you guys in a little bit and you’ve got this everything already here and we got to get the pasta into the pan now actually my phone go through so we’ll just edit this out seconds alright so we’re gonna get the pasta into the pan here go start getting this cooking then of course you’re going to want to add your then of course you’re going to want to have your everything you cooked in the pot here your vegan meat your vegetables your hot sauce this is going to be a green you’re gonna fucking love this ladies and gentlemen let me tell you add as much or as little as you want I’m sure you guys know this looks a minute and you’re gonna want to start cooking this on medium heat okay and you’re gonna want to cook this in with your pasta verb I’ll show you guys how this looks you’re gonna want to cook this in for at least I’d say about 20 minutes again does you want to cook all your flavors into this doesn’t that look amazing does doesn’t it I know looks amazing all right let’s just put this down again that we’re gonna add a little bit more of our sauce here one more scoop get that all mixed in nice and this out of the way that’s gonna be for our next batch of pasta we’re gonna make us cook up you can add more seasonings at this point if you want but I think I’ve added plenty I mean you can add more pepper more salt more missus – you know whatever you want but I’m just going to leave it as it is because I did add more when I cut the video before so let’s get a plate ready when this masterpiece of a meal is ready to go [Music] yep this is gonna be scrump fucking daily ladies and gentlemen scrum fucking daily start picking it up nice as you can see it’s starting to warm up it’s starting to get nice and steamy [Music] [Applause] looks delicious guys so we’re just gonna keep cooking that up here run just let the video fucking play um now some people might be asking me okay so you make all this great vegan stuff but is it enough protein are you healthy you you know do you have any health complications from not eating meat no absolutely not if you know what you’re doing you can go without means period it’s also a lot more healthy and it’s ethical so a lot of people think that you know we need meat to survive now a lot of people will disagree with me even some nutritionists would disagree even some dietitians but there’s a lot more dietitians on the side of a clean vegan diet than there is on the meat side of spectrum so you might want to do some research on that if you think that I’m bullshitting you and all about vegan without being on a vegan diet it’s a lot more fucking palatable there is a reason that I maintain a good body weight there’s a region reason that I have such healthy energy levels and then I sleep perfectly at night for the most part some nights I don’t sleep as good as I’d like but I mean that’s that’s you know that’s like anybody some people you know when you get insomnia happens so this is starting to cook really good here and again what did we use for this we have rotini noodles we’ve got Greek half the green pepper half a red pepper quarter of an onion three heaven eros veggie ground round from the Ives the Mexican style then we had one can of all Liars diced tomatoes Chile style then I added a classic oh sweet marinara sauce then I added some Montana’s habanero hot sauce we added mrs. – bourbon garlic salt and pepper seasoning salt basil and cayenne pepper so there you go that’s how easy it is to make a delicious vegan meal you don’t really need a side dish with this either I mean this is everything you need right here for a solid dinner meal I wouldn’t know you could make this for lunch – I mean it doesn’t have to be specifically for supper you can make this for lunch as well so if you guys are enjoying this cooking series I love doing these videos for you guys it’s some new content check out my top 10 thrash metal albums right there in the card should have popped up on the screen and don’t forget to subscribe guys officially more subscribers and patrons if you feel like supporting the channel you can get more great vegan recipes like this one and you can help me make more healthy food to make more vegan cooking videos for you guys as well as upgrade my production in my studio and things like that I am saving up to get Vegas Pro 16 the full version with all the bells and whistles however tomorrow I got big news for you guys interviewing Gail Cartwright shadows of death records we have launched a business deal and I’m going to be his band’s fans etc etc it’s going to be a lot of fun so a big shout out to Gail heartburn go check out shadows of death records and all the band’s own is lofty they fuckin kick ass so guys this vegan pasta is practically done so you’re cooking up nice here for about ten minutes I’m gonna let it cook for about another ten more minutes and then I will come back to the video so I’ll see you guys in about 10 minutes yes we’re back and this looks about ready let’s have a peek my god some of the best food you’ll ever eat right here now vegan pasta ladies and gentleman does not look fucking scrub dilly get some on the plate OOP let’s get into the moment of truth the heat now I let this cook in here with the noodles for about another 20 minutes so total preparation time for this is about 45 minutes but if you want to cook your food in I mean your flavors in you’ve got to cook food for at least 60 minutes that’s just how it is that should be good enough to start with it looks delicious alright vegan pasta [Applause] [Music] [Applause] what secret garlicky peppery some nice basil flavor in there nice labor phone oil parsley the new marinara is coming through nice the sweet marinara the heat from the habaneros is coming through nice green pepper red pepper flavor and of course you have the Mexican veggie ground ground and then the olive and garlic from all Myers based mammals is coming through this as well this is just go it’s not just the right amount of heat if your chili head this is perfect this [Music] is absolutely delicious really good yeah this is really fucking good yeah you guys need to make this it’s delicious [Music] that’s so good okay all right everybody that’s vegan pasta as always I hope you enjoyed this video like comment subscribe check out patreon all that good stuff and it’s it for stay tuned for more cooking videos and tomorrow the interview with Gayle Cartwright and shadows of death records is coming up is gonna premiere on Saturday at 12 p.m. so look forward to that I’ll likely edit and publish this video tomorrow simply because it is getting on in the night and I do find that I get more reviews in traffic during the day so this video will probably premiere tumoral we’ll see how long the editing takes have yourselves an awesome night this is the underground metal gamer series let’s cook vegan we’ll see you in the next fuckin video stay metal Cheers

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VEGAN JANUARY 2019| (UK VLOG) DAY 1 | VEGAN FOOD DIARY | VEGANUARY| VEGAN RECIPES IDEAS

Happy new year so this is my first vlog in 2019 so basically I’m on my way to the supermarket so I’m gonna be doing seven day a vlog for you guys of something that’s called a vegan earri basically what it is is a lot of people try going vegan for the month of January after the festive season just as are we it’s a kind of cleanse and detox themself so I’m just under super-marv I’m just going to the supermarket now and I’m gonna show you some of the things that I will be getting and then what I’m gonna be doing with with that is basically I’m gonna give you guys seven-day video so basically a weeks or the video of like a full diary of what I’m eating each day in terms of being vegan meals so yeah I’m just adding to supermarket now and I will see you once I get there under the pressures off you live on it on my time pick it up now IDI down full full pick it up when their bills them come on with me for every trouble there’s our that brings everything together together everybody wanna feel so that’s my main reason for wanting to do this is because I’m actually an aspiring vegan I want to like stop eating like animal products full stop but like put everyone I know that sometimes it’s hard and for me I don’t want any labels like I said I don’t want to not be good I’m not vegetarian I’m not any of those stuff because people get too caught up in the label and then then they feel like they’re judged by other people you know I mean like if you can’t hold it together or whatever to me it’s a process and it’s about your own personal growth and it’s about your own personal health it’s not about anyone else and if you’re doing something better towards your your overall well-being in health today that was better than yesterday it’s still progress so you know like a lot of people just expect you you’ve been eating meat all your life your brain is used to that the chemicals you you know I mean your brain is used to it your palates used to it you you’re used to the taste the texture to smell everyone else around just gonna be doing it so it’s not that we’re gonna be that easy to just like stop eating meat like that a lot of people find it quite challenging for me personally it’s not that challenging because I grew up in a vegetarian family so I was already used to eating like a plant-based diet even though like you know my mom cooked me and stuff like that so it wasn’t hard for me and I think what makes it hard for me is that for instance when you’ve got kids or you’ve got family and not everybody is on the same part there’s you and you have to cook in separate stuff or you know that type of thing but for me it’s not about anything else like it’s not about being strict and to the book because I’m a vegan and I have to live up to this label it’s not about the labels it’s not about any of that it’s about morals and principles for me it’s about what I feel is right I feel I don’t feel like I need to necessarily need the consumptions I don’t necessarily feel like I need the consumption of animal flesh to survive I’ve had diets where I’ve had meat I’ve had diets where I’ve had just mostly plant-based and in my experience my body feels so much better my body my energy therefore my overall well-being my overall well well-being feels so much better and I plan plant-based diet so I’m doing this vegan everything for you guys well I’m doing just be kind of everything so I can share with you guys what the journey is like and to share with you like what type give you ideas because I think that’s where a lot of people always kind of like okay if I must if I stop eating meat what am I gonna eat a lot of people don’t know what to cook because they’ve been used to cook one way and eat one way so I’m gonna just share some of my night like what I’m eating some food diaries and when I when I can I’m gonna try and put most of the recipes of what I’m making in the videos I’m gonna do this for seven days so I don’t know what my days are gonna be like come in if it gets too busy where I can’t put the recipe and I’ll probably have to film it differently but I will show you exactly what I’m eating so I just wanted to say for any anyone who wants to like stop eating me or to cut down on it don’t feel like you’re doing this for anyone else about yourself don’t feel like you know you have to stop everything right now or is you’re gonna feel judged yes I mean I know ideal world if we could it would be great but just see as it’s to do your own personal growth is to do your own health and your own body and if you do it better today than he was yesterday then that’s progress if you used to eat meat five days a week and you’ve reduced it to two days that’s progress if you stopped eating red meat or poultry and you still eatin seafood the still progress you know so every little thing you’re doing it’s still progress don’t don’t don’t worry about the labels that’s why all people ask me am I you gonna able to Terran I’m like I’m nothing I’m not a vegan I’m not a vegetarian I’m not a pescetarian I am nothing I tried to eat as properly as I can within my resources with what I have and with with choices that I have so for instance if I go somewhere there’s a meat choice and there’s a vegetarian choice I’m gonna go with the choice but not everybody’s gonna have choice all the time sometime you’re just gonna have a bless you food and eat it you know so I just want to say like it’s not about the pressure it’s not about the label it’s not about the the trend because sometimes people treat veganism like a cult it’s about your own personal growth your own personal well-being is about your health is about your body and the type of fool the type of information you’re feeding your body and your selves in your DNA and how this food is making you feel you know as in my previous video with my brother we said that food is information it’s information because when you eat this like for instance when you eat this piece of carrot your body is taking the nutrients and the vitamins out of it that’s information the bittermann see the labels we give it that’s information that your body’s taken from this and if speeding yourselves is replenishing yourselves it’s renewing them and you know it’s sustaining your lifeforce so as I said whoever wants to join me on this journey please do please share in the comments your ideas and what you make in and stuff like that I’d love to hear from you I’m gonna post as much of that kind of my Instagram as well as give you guys this 7-day blog and give you some ideas of recipes and stuff what I’m eating another misnomer another kind of thing I want to clear up is a lot of people always say well vegan and vegetarian diet is expensive I don’t think it necessarily is I think you pay for it in one way or another you’re either gonna pay to put quality food in your body or you’re gonna page to put cheap food in your body and then pay later on with your health you know will having deteriorated health or doctor bills so it balances out you know you you pay one way or either spend money on quality food how could you not want to put quality fuel in this engine well this is this is your house this is your permanent house while you’re still here because when this falls away in decay you you cease to exist how could you not want to pay to put the best of the best in your vehicle this is what’s sustaining you this is what enable you to get up and go to work and to do to spend time with your loved ones and do everything you need to do so to me you shouldn’t want to put quality into this I rather spend quality on my food tonight I’m putting quality ingredients in my body don’t go and buy any designer handbag or Footwear or whatever what is that doing for me it’s not doing anything so when a lot of people can’t make that an excuse as to why they don’t want to eat healthy I think it’s an excuse an excuse an excuse you know I mean either way if you want to make something happen you’ll find a way so I think food is your fuel that’s how I’ll play this is my life course this was sustaining me because when I don’t eat I can collapse so how could I not want to put the best of the best in it how could I not want to spend thousands of whatever on this but I want to go on by red some red bottoms for seven hundred pounds that don’t make sense anyway yeah you guys thought I’ve done my shop in I wouldn’t say it was X more expensive than my usual shopping the only thing I’d say is your produce I’ll show you turn the camera around the only difference is when you change to a plant-based diet you find that your trolley should be full of life so it should be full of fresh vegetables so it should be full of fresh vegetables fresh fruits so the produce that you’re bringing in your home half of it is real live fruits so you’re eliminating a lot of canned stuff you’re in a eliminating a lot of process stuff so most of what I got was fresh produce and I’ve got like some dried stuff like dry peas dry lentils and stuff like that so I wouldn’t say it was necessarily more expensive the only thing I would say is next time I would rather let me turn the camera around yeah the only thing I would say is next time rather than my fruit on the supermarket which I don’t think give you the best quality of fruits because a lot of these stuff have been exported I’ve been sitting on freezer they’re lacking in nutrients and I don’t know for anyone else but when I buy my fruit from the supermarket or vegetables you leave in for two or three days and they go soft they go sake so I know that like a lot of it it’s just nonsense so if you’ve got local farmers market close to you if you’ve got local green grocers and I think it’s much cheaper and the quality of fruits and vegetable you gain it will be much more better so I only got a new supermarket this round because I wanted to start this to begin a vegan you everything and I didn’t have time but my next round of shopping is definitely not gonna be from there except for whatever I need like dried stuff so a few moments later I’m gonna be make taking you through what I’m gonna be having today so the first thing I’m gonna have this morning is I’m gonna have I’m not I’m not really a eater in the morning to be honest I don’t like heavy stuff on me in the morning I like light stuff so I always eat fruits so I think I’m gonna have a green juice and maybe a fruit bowl so I’ll show you what I’m preparing that and I’ll show you at the end guys what I’m using for my what I’m using my green juice today is kale cucumbers green apple lemon and ginger usually I would also put celery in this but I forgot to get some yeah everybody wanna be with me do not feel I reckon the troubles and a rough me clean energy boosts in the morning we need to open your balls this is perfect for that as well so yeah breakfast today someone asked me before do you put sugar in the green juice no you don’t if you want the green juice to have a sweet taste you can add green fruits like green apple kiwi and stuff like that like this right now it’s quite sweet to me because I put two apples in there you don’t require any sugar that’s kind of defeating the object of you know using green juice to cleanse you and detox you by adding sugar to it so it’s it tastes good to me it’s I don’t know maybe because I’ve become used to it I think eventually I think initially when I started out it was really hard to get used to it and I really like force myself cuz you anything you kind of force yourself like anything you kind of repeat repeat eventually it becomes a happy you know and eventually you you but your palate starts to become used to it now I can’t down this in one minute no problem and it doesn’t do anything to me when I drink this it makes me feel energized my skin and glows regularly used to the toilet stuff like that but just to share some products with you guys lemon water as well as always perfect in the morning to give you your system and have a good cleanup throughout this process of this detox in part of what I’m doing is I’m taking some supplements as well which I got from my brother I to life I’m taking my favorite product of theirs which is their colon button if you can see it their colon cleanser he gave me an organ cleanser as well and a mucus cleanser and he gave me some blood cleansing herbs there you go it gave me some blood cleansing herbs and iron which I can boil and make this into a tea but this product here that the colon cleanser yeah this product here the caller turns that I’ve taken off one bottle already like literally when I take this in when I take that stuff literally it flares you out like you just emptied your system and you’re what for me my stomach just went so flat like it just entered me out so I really love that so again shut up – I – like for these products of blood blood cleanse our colon cleanse our organ cleanser and new Costanza so I’m gonna be taking these while I’m on this journey sharing with you guys so yeah I’m gonna have my breakfast and then I’ll go start my day and I’ll see you guys back at dinner time I don’t think I’ll have a lunch I don’t have I don’t have much of an appetite if I do eat anything in the day I will show you at dinner time it’d probably be snacks like fruits or seeds or nuts almonds and stuff like that but I don’t think I would be anything when do you get to run some errands so I’ll see you back when I’m making dinner peace hi guys so I’m back and I’m gonna make some dinner I think I’m gonna make something quick cuz I’m a little bit tired tomorrow and I’m not really rested I’ll try and get a bit more creative with it I’m gonna make something quick just gonna make like a vegetable stir-fry so I don’t think I’m thinking I don’t need to do the recipe for this because it’s really straightforward it’s literally brown noodles and I just bought one of these multi because I’ve been losing a multipack stir-fry vegetable thing and I’m gonna like put chunks of mushrooms in it mushroom like is really great for texture if you’re a texture person that like that kind of buy it meat extra mushrooms good and I’m gonna use chilli sauce sweet chilli sauce so this is really straightforward it’s just I’m gonna boil the noodles and then once the noodles are boiled I’m gonna stir fry this season it up give it some flavor with the mushrooms maybe add some sweet sweet chilli sauce then either noodles to it and then maybe just have some salad or avocado on it’s really straightforward tonight quick easy and simple so I’m gonna get doing that I’ll show you little clips of it but I don’t think I need to show you how to do this one I’ll show you some other recipes but this was quite straightforward so yeah I put some oyster sauce in there we topped it with avocado and it actually tastes good this is it guys thank you so much for watching this is day one and I’ve got six more days to go see you in my next video.

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BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO VEGANISM » how to go vegan

hi I’m Satya and today we are going to discuss pickup limes top 12 tips for any beginners venturing into the world of veganism now this is a highly requested video and I’m very happy to share it with you today but before we begin there’s a few important things that I need to mention I am in no way pressuring you or forcing you to become a vegan that’s just not my philosophy I think you should always do what feels right to you and let others do the same and if you have no interest in adopting a vegan lifestyle you certainly don’t need to in order to still enjoy this video in the tips that I share including more plant-based foods into your diet is a win all around if you’re somebody who has a medical condition your immune compromised or your feeding young children I would recommend seeing a physician or a dietitian before you begin that way you’ve just got your basis covers and finally if you’re interested in learning more about my journey into the Egan ISM the difficulties I experienced when I first started or the fears that I had with coming out as a vegan diet ition I’ve already written about it on the website so I will leave a link to that in the description box below in case you feel like checking it out okay all of that aside now let’s get started forget what you heard about vegan food being bland the lifestyle being too expensive you’re not getting enough nutrients or just being too complicated to incorporate into your life if you go into it with a negative mindset it’s just going to feel like a punishment but trust me it is the furthest thing from that feeding this way is nourishing delicious and wholesome it’s food that loves you as much as you love it back and like anything else it gets easier with time and practice you’ll find more affordable places to shop and making meals will be just as quick if not quicker to make in time so forget everything you think you know and dive in with an open mind some people feel like when they become vegan they need to also simultaneously become zero-waste minimalists gluten-free sugar-free oil-free Fitness warriors not to mention an expert in vegan nutrition but why all the pressure you’re going to learn more and more about veganism with time and you can start to adopt these other lifestyle practices down the road if they even resonate with you at all but biting off more than you can chew just leads to in digestion so slow and steady friends like I said everything we do is harder and requires more of our time in the beginning so intentionally schedule some extra time when it comes to preparing meals at least for the first few weeks you’ll get faster don’t worry the lifestyle change is going to be complicated if you’ve got nothing on hand to work with so start by stocking up on the pantry essentials I’ve made a video on this already so I’ll link it at the end of this video if you want to check it out and you know what else if you’re just starting off please don’t go to the extreme and forbid yourself from having any treat foods only to look at other people who have them and then envy them now veganism is just as fun I always enjoy having some dark chocolate in the home and Robin always likes to have a bag of chips for whenever we’re in the mood and because a Whole Foods plant-based lifestyle means that you’re likely eating well the majority of the time you don’t have to give yourself a hard time for occasionally enjoying some treats something like some homemade vegan banana bread or homemade vegan cookies or muffins it’s all good in addition to the pantry essentials you’re going to want to also make sure that you are stocked up on things like fresh produce breads those plant-based meat alternatives I’ve already made a comprehensive cursory shopping list on vegan essentials so if you want to get your own free copy you can check out the link in the description box below this is not a deprivation diet it’s an eat in abundance lifestyle so a lot of times when people first think about veganism they start to think about all the things that they can’t have beef chicken fish cheese yogurt butter ice cream milk but that’s not the right mindset instead what we want to do is focus on all of the things we are adding and let these foods naturally replace the other stuff adding more plant-based dairy alternatives like soy almond rice or coconut milks and yogurts more whole grains more fruits more vegetables more nuts seeds trail mix of beans lentils tofu you get the idea and one more tip if you’re new to vegan take advantage of the different mock meats also known as textured vegetable proteins that are available at most large chain grocery shops when Robin first transition to eating more plant-based he says this was the only reason he was able to actually stick with it some mock meatballs mock ground beef and mock chicken helps in your transition for sure and if you don’t know how to cook tofu they even have pre season tofu available in most shops as well with time you can start to substitute for other more wholesome plant-based sources of protein if you’d like things like making your own tofu tempeh lentils and beans but in the beginning go ahead and use all the resources available to you when you do start to include more beans and lentils as your plant sources for protein and carbs start slow a lot of people go from having nothing to having a cup or more in a day and then they wonder why they’re experiencing in digestion or gas it does take our body some time to adjust so start seriously with as little as two tablespoons a day gradually increasing to a quarter of a cup half a cup full cup or however much you want so a gradual increase in intake can help to mitigate the hold gas and bloating I understand that it can be overwhelming in the beginning especially if you don’t know what to make so start by learning just a handful of recipes that you enjoy and learn them well these are going to be your default with this lifestyle picking up momentum there is no shortage of plant-based recipes on the web Pinterest and YouTube are two places that will offer you thousands of delicious recipes simply type in vegan recipes and you’ll have more options than you can imagine and if that still feels like too much work you can always go to the pickuplines Pinterest page with boards that have already been created and organized for you into breakfast smoothies drinks snacks main meals and more as always the link can be found in the description box below it is common to feel more hungry when you’ve just made the transition keep in mind that plant-based foods offer fewer calories for more bulk fruits vegetables and legumes simply can’t offer the same amount of calories as you would find in the same amount of fatty meats butter cheese or ice cream so if you’ve just finished an entire meal and an hour to later you find that you’re still hungry then honor your hunger and eat some more if you feel it’ll help it will take you some time to adjust but just trust that your body will adjust and find its own balance very soon [Music] I say this a lot because I think it’s the most powerful tool that we’ve got and that is what is your why power why is it that you want to adopt a plant-based lifestyle is it for your health for the environment for the animal can you be more specific and can you write it down by seeing it on a regular basis and constantly reminding ourselves of the why it’ll be more likely to stick and the other thing it does is it helps us to shift our focus away from the losses the things we think we’re losing like our ability to have chicken and instead what it does is it focuses our attention on the gains so gaining improved health gaining and improved environmental footprints gaining the peace of mind knowing that an animal’s life wasn’t taken for us to enjoy our meal now regardless of what your reason is and there’s no judgment the question to be asking yourself is why because it allows you to shift your focus away from the things you think you’re losing and instead focus on what you are actually gaining so you messed up furiously don’t sweat it just do as much as is reasonable to you there’s a few glorified stories of these people who became vegan overnight and never looked back and we all envy them because to be honest the path and journey into veganism is more of a zigzag when it is a straight line I mean think about it you’re rewriting years or decades of teachings about how to eat and you’re reconfiguring habits that you lived with for your whole life so the boat may Rock a couple of times if you trip just turn it into a dance and keep smiling in other words if you slipped up it’s seriously okay onwards and upwards yes a vitamin b12 supplement is recommended but how often you need to take it depends on the dosage I’ve written a very brief article on this I’ll leave the link in the description box in case you want to check it out and if you’re also living somewhere where the Sun is not shining so much or maybe it is but you are wearing sunscreen then a vitamin D supplement is also recommended but this applies to everybody not just vegans for me veganism is not just compassion for the animals the environment and for my health but it also means widening the circle of compassion to include friends family acquaintances and even total strangers unfortunately in the world of plant-based nutrition there can be a fair bit of criticism and judgment when it comes to the choices of others you might have heard or read somebody say well you eat fish you’re not a real vegetarian then or if you had honey then you can’t call yourself a vegan and according to the strict guidelines that might be true but I say drop the strict guidelines and just do your best I mean having plant-based foods most of the time is a clear win compared to nothing at all and if you’re somebody who is already following a plant-based lifestyle I would encourage you to share and spread the message with love answer questions openly and honestly and never judge or criticize the decisions of others just lead by example and if they feel inspired they’ll be more likely to join than if they were feeling pressured or were made to feel inadequate in some way all right so those were pickup lines top 12 tips for anybody who is transitioning to more of a plant-based lifestyle and I also have a bonus tip for anyone who might be interested you can always go to your doctor to get some blood work done before you begin and again six to twelve months down the road of course you don’t need to do this but it might help to increase your confidence and to help reassure you and your loved ones that things are going well in many cases the lab work comes back indicating no issues or in some cases certain lab values may have improved things like cholesterol which is why some people choose to follow such a lifestyle but in other cases it could come back and show a sign of deficiency and I mean that was the point right to make sure that things are going okay so no worries remember you’re in the learning stages of it all it could just mean that you overlooked a certain food items that you’re now going to start to incorporate more into your diet and if you choose not to do this as well no worries also if done correctly there should be no deficiencies on a whole food plant-based diet ok so that’s it for today I hope that you enjoyed this video and if you did it would mean the world to me if you gave it a thumbs up because to be honest I was a little bit nervous about making it hoping I was going to answer all of your questions and if you’re looking for more credible sources of information I will share some links for you in the description box below one of them is a book called becoming vegan they also have a book called becoming vegetarian written by two registered dietitians and it’s a very comprehensive resource for anyone who’s wanting to learn and know more and it’s all evidence-based and backed up the other one is a website as well as a YouTube channel called nutritionfacts.org run by a vegan physician named dr. Greger and he’s got some great information there as well so you can feel free to check those out.