A typical vegan diet
In order to be healthy, you must take the same measures as a vegan that you would as a meat-eater. For example, you still need to eat at least five portions of fruit and veg per day and avoid refined sugar and processed foods.
A typical vegan diet is made up of milk alternatives, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables and protein like tofu, beans or pulses, as well as meat replacements.
For breakfast, opt for vegan yoghurt and fruit, cereal and soy milk or Mexican beans and avocado on toast. A handful of nuts works well as a mid-morning snack, with a salad or vegetable burrito serving as a fabulous lunch.
Go for some fruit as a mid-afternoon snack, like raisins or blackberries, which are both high in protein. with veg and carbs for your evening meal – a chickpea and sweet potato curry with spinach is a fantastic way to gain nutrients and a delicious dinner.
Enjoy plant-based drinks
There are some drinks that unfortunately aren’t vegan due to dairy, gelatine or cochineal being on the ingredients list. Some alcoholic beverages like wine or beer can also be produced using certain animal products.
An easy way to see if a drink is vegan is looking for a label - most vegan products will be labelled with the Vegan Trademark symbol.
Chaga Life is a great plant-based drink that will align with your vegan diet. Filled with antioxidants and immune-boosting nutrients, the Chaga mushroom complements plant-based lifestyles perfectly.