Hi <<First Name>>!
WELCOME TO DAY THREE!
A couple of days done now, you must be feeling pretty good about your choices and your chance of sticking with your commitment to a new cruelty-free way of life! :-)
Bust the myths!
There are so many myths about being vegan. Pseudo-science, bro-science, woo-science, even old-wives-tale science! Sounds fishy? Well it is! Here are five myths instantly busted:
* 'You have to give up cheese'
- WRONG! There are many brands of vegan cheeses!
* 'Vegans are in danger of protein deficiency'
- INCORRECT! Protein is in almost all plant fruit, vegetables, nuts grains and seeds! Hospitals in Australia dont’ have a ‘protein deficiency ward’. Its almost impossible to get too little protein on a vegan diet provided you are eating a normal amount of calories
* 'You have to like tofu
RRRRrrrrr! Tofu is not compulsory and many vegans don’t eat it!
* 'Vegan food is flavourless'.
Really? What did you used to put on your meat? Sauce right? Isnt’ that made of liquified plants? Going vegan means embarking on a FOOD ADVENTURE!!!
* 'Being vegan will make your hair fall out'.
Interesting… I haven't met many bald vegans.. green leafy vegetables have tons of vitamin A, iron, beta carotene, folate which work together for a healthy scalp and mane. Fruit brims with vitamin C which protects your hair from breaking. Sweet potatoes are filled with an antioxidant called beta carotene. Your body turns beta carotene into vitamin A. That helps protect against dry, dull hair. Many vegetables help with blood flow, also called circulation. That's what brings oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles. Some vegans report healthier hair than ever!
If any of these myths above got you, do some googling research now and find out the science behind the dogma!
Need a laugh?
Check out this hilarious video clip 'Vegan Style' parody of 'Gangnam Style': click here
Cassie's Recipe Idea for Day Three
Vanilla Blueberry Pancakes
Makes 2 pancakes
1 cup plain flour
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup coconut milk or vegan milk
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tbsp nuttelex or vegan butter, melted
1/2 cup blueberries, optional
1.Preheat a small non-stick frypan over a low heat.
2.In a bowl, place the flour, sugar and baking powder and stir to combine.
3.Using a whisk, stir the coconut milk, vanilla and nuttelex through until just combined with no lumps.
4.Pour half of the pancake batter into the preheated frypan (add 1/2 optional blueberries) and allow to cook for 3 minutes or until bubbles form on the top and the base is golden. Flip and cook for a further 2 minutes.
5.Repeat and serve with your choice of toppings.
Click Here for Week One's Advice from Psychologist, Clare Mann
My aim is to give you simple strategies to understand and manage your own emotions, thoughts and self-questioning. Additionally, I’ll provide tips and techniques to have everyday conversations easily and effectively.
Click Here for Week One's Nutrition Tips from Naturopath, Robyn Chuter
Tips of the week: Eat a Rainbow Every Day, Eat Legumes Every Day, Ensure you have a reliable source of vitamin B12, Eat Real Food, Get Up and Move, Get your Green Leafy Vegetables, Know how to answer "the protein question"
Congratulations making it to DAY THREE!