25 Life Lessons- Lesson 6

Lesson 6

You are what you eat!

Yes I know you have probably heard this sentence a million times. However it is very important to acknowledge the fact that food plays a major role in your life. If you feed your body with garbage and poison, in the end you are going to feel Β and look very bad. If you wanna feel and look healthy you have to eat and drink healthy food.

Love,

Lori

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Happy World Vegan Day! – 10 facts about veganism

Becoming vegan almost two years ago was one of the best choices I have ever done. I have never felt and looked so good as I do now. Here are some facts about veganism.

  1. Yes, I do get enough protein. With a well-balanced plantbased diet it is nearly impossible to not get enough proteins.
  2. No, I don’t miss cheese. I feel very good not putting any saturated fat, pus and antibiotics into my body.
  3. I am not just eating salad. There are tons of delicious grains, legumes, veggies and fruits out there. In fact, Β I don’t really eat salad at all.
  4. I am vegan for my health, the animals and the planet.
  5. I have more energy and I don’t feel stuffed. I can have a big meal and still have enough energy to go on with my day. I don’t feel bloated.
  6. It is an amazing feeling to know that my actions haven’t caused any suffering, rape or death.
  7. My mind is clearer. I am happier.Β 
  8. I mostly eat high carbohydrate and low fat meals. So carbs are my friends.
  9. I am slim and I don’t need to starve myself.
  10. I can eat pizza, ice-cream, cheese and cakes. All vegan of course.

For more information please check out those documentaries: Earthlings, Forks over Knives and Cowspiracy, available even on Netflix.

Delicious Green Smoothie/ My Breakfast

Yes, this smoothie is green and it actually tastes good. In fact, I go as far and say it is delicious. I must admit, as much as I love living a healthy lifestyle, I was never a big fan of green smoothies. They just tasted bad in my opinion. However, then I created this recipe and I just look forward every morning to drink it. It tastes delicious. The dates make it a sweet treat in the morning.

 

Ingredients

(makes ca. 900 ml or 4 cups)

  • 1 handful of lettuce
  • 2 kale leafs
  • 2 handful of spinach
  • half an apple
  • half a celery stick
  • 8 dates
  • 2 bananas
  • parsley (optional)
  • 150 ml or 5/8 cup coconut water
  • 80 ml or 1/3 cup oat milk ( or whatever vegan milk you prefer)
  • 180 ml or 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Usually, I tend to put all the greens first in the blender together with the liquids, then I add all the other stuff and blend it again.

Feel free to mix and match all different kinds of greens and fruit according to what is available and in season. However, I really recommend to include the dates as they make this smoothie extra sweet.

Enjoy!

 

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With love,

Lori