i found these almond milks at the marin county farmer’s market today and i had to report to y'all that it’s the best almond milk i have ever tasted. if you’re in northern california, or you can get a hold of these somewhere else, do it!!! they’re so fresh it’s crazy!!! the lavender is my favorite but they’re all incredible 💗💗💗

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anonymous asked:

Do you think it's possible to go vegan if you also have food allergies or intolerances? I have reflux disease and a lot of other digestive weirdness and can't eat tomatoes or citrus or anything spicy at all really. Like even black pepper makes me sick. Would vegetarian food be super boring if you need to keep it pretty bland?

Hi Anon!

I think you could definitely go vegan, but you need to look into balancing what you eat. 
My mother has Reflux Disease (also called a Hiatal Hernia) and she has problems with some food as well, but not the same ones you have. She can’t have sun dried tomatoes or even eating too quickly triggers her condition. She eats dried pineapple (as it can settle the stomach) to help combat the symptoms. 

But back to Vegetarian/veganism - Can you do it? Yes! but you’re going to have to be careful. The biggest issues with Veggie diets (I'm talking vegan, vegetarian or plant-based) is vitamins and protein. This is more important for you as you can’t eat some foods. But every food has some combination of vitamins, minerals and protein you can eat a varied diet or supplement.


Lets start with Protein. Protein for Humans is Derived from Amino Acids.

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Protein a hot topic when anyone discusses Vegetarianism or Veganism, but its actually not as big of an issue as people think. So long as you can get all 20 Amino Acids, in enough quantities, you won’t have any issues. Everything has protein. From the tiny pea to the mighty bread. Eating a varied enough diet will help you keep up on your protein. Depending on what your stomach has issues with you can augment your diet to adjust.

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 Nuts, Quinoa, whole grains and beans/legumes are great sources of multiple Amino Acids(But everything from kale to an apple has amino acids).

Vitamins -  There are some issues with vitamin deficiencies while following a Vegetarian or Vegan diet. The main ones people worry about are B vitamins (specifically B12) and Iron. But given your issue with citrus, you may want to eat more vitamin C heavy foods (such as Kiwi’s, broccoli or strawberries)

Iron is one that mostly female vegetarians/vegan worry about most given the monthly week-long purge of iron from the body. However, it can be a worry for Male vegetarians/vegans too. I myself Have adored spinach throughout my life and frankly eat so much of it I probably never need to worry about Iron. 

       How can you get Iron?

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               Spinach, Lentils, Beans, Kale, nuts, quinoa, fortified cereals, collard                  greens,  tofu and so on. There's many options and (I hope) many you                can eat. Look up: Vegetarian foods high in ____ and you’ll likely find                  something you like and can eat.

B12 is a vitamin that is commonly held to being only found in meat, but it is technically not the meat itself. B12 is a vitamin created by a type of bacteria (Source: X, X, X) that is found not only in the intestinal tract of people and animals but also on organics in nature. B12 can be found in natural water sources that are unfiltered (PSA I am not saying go drink lake/river water! Drink water that is properly cleaned please!!) and on plants we eat (before we rinse them off, but in very low quantities). Humans cannot create b12 that is absorbed back into our body, but we can absorb it from other sources. As Vegetarians and Vegans are not eating animals, I highly recommend you take a b12 supplement of at least 1000mcg a week to twice a week. B12 is necessary to your brain’s normal function.

For your worry of blandness, you can easily make food flavorful without eating what affects your stomach. Soy sauce, honey/maple syrup, mustard, garlic, ginger and so on. (hopefully some fo those are ok by you) Replacement cooking is something I think everyone should learn. Let’s take an example, You didn’t mention garlic so I’ll assume that’s ok for you to eat. You can use chilled oil and garlic and blend it together with a bit of salt to make a creamy sauce for pasta or potatoes. It’s super flavorful (although a bit higher in fat that of a tomato sauce equivalent but you can balance meals around it)

Overall, you should look at eating a varied diet, balancing what you eat for macro and micro nutrients while still avoiding the foods that affect your reflux disease. Make sure to make allowances for vitamins that you may have less of due to your reflux disease. I highly recommend MyFitnessPal (available on Ios or Android) to keep track of your nutrient intake as well as track your macros (Fat, Carbs and Protein).

Best of luck and I hope I answered your question! Feel free to reach out!

Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes!

30 anti-inflammatory foods for healthier skin
  1. Chia Seeds 
  2. Wild Fish (e.g. salmon) 
  3. Turmeric 
  4. Ginger
  5. Garlic
  6. Broccoli
  7. Dark Leafy Greens
  8. Grapes 
  9. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  10. Ground Flax Seeds
  11. Strawberries
  12. Oranges
  13. Papaya
  14. Apple Peels
  15. Blueberries 
  16. Tea (especially green tea) 
  17. Sweet Potatoes
  18. Cinnamon 
  19. Greens (e.g. kale, spinach, collard greens)
  20. Asian Mushrooms (not raw)
  21. Walnuts (almonds, cashew, etc)
  22. Avocado 
  23. Hemp Seeds
  24. Cayenne Paper
  25. Kelp
  26. Tart Cherries
  27. Broccoli
  28. Blueberries
  29. Pineapples
  30. Tomatoes

Colourful food to match my colourful shirt😜🍑🍌🍓 after a rather sleepless night due to many low blood sugars, I let myself have a slow and restful Sunday, and treated myself to one of my favourite tropical fruity parfaits🙏🏼
TO MAKE IT: blend 2 frozen bananas + 1 cup frozen mango with a splash of plant milk until smooth. Spoon out half and add ½ cup frozen raspberries to the rest, blend again💫
Then layer into a jar, alternating the two colours with muesli + more frozen raspberries. ENJOY!❤️
Shirt from my loves @frommybowl + @vegetaryn✨

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Happy Monday 🍒🍒 The cherries in Spain are so good! We eat at least two kilos every day. 😅 I had some with my cinnamon oatmeal this morning, along with some frozen raspberries, coconut flakes, and cocoa nibs. I’ll probably have cherries for dinner since we just picked up another box from the frutería. 😍 I hope you’re having a good day so far! 🤗

Fantastic message I heard recently about going vegan/ getting fit/ studying etc

It can be easy to say ‘that’s so much effort and it’s gonna take so long to get good at’.

However in most cases, that’s not the case. And even if it is, what’s important to realise is that that time is going to pass by anyway! So why not spend it achieving something?

The quicker you get going, the quicker you’ll get there, so get going amigo ✌️

Lunch today. 👌 I’m glad it’s Sunday today because that means a new week begins tomorrow! We have some fun planned for this week. 😜 We’ll be in Madrid this Tuesday. I’m so excited to revisit one of my favourite cities! We’ll only be there for the day but have a few days planned out for the end of our time in Spain, in August, before we travel to Zagreb. 🇭🇷 It will be fun to show Kuba around since he’s never been. 🤗