Whether or not you’re woke, you simply can’t get away from the recent uprise in vegan culture.
For those of you who are new to this it’s actually rather simple. A vegan diet excludes all animal products. No meat. No dairy. No Eggs and No, not even honey.
It’s your choice what you eat – as long as it doesn’t harm anyone.
So whether you’re going all out super hero or just doing your bit (which is a bloody great thing) here are my top 5 vegan essentials.
There is no way I’m going to survive without chocolate and you sure as hell don’t have to, infact welcome to a whole new world of divine flavours created with sweet coconut milks, cashews and almonds. There’s a heap of mouthwatering chocolates that put what you used to eat to shame. VEGO is my standard dairy chocolate upgrade and if you wanna go luxury Booja Booja truffles will blow your mind.
Chocolate will never be the same again.
2. OATLY BARISTA
People still think no dairy = Soya milk. You might wanna sit down for this bit…. Hardly any of us vegans actually drink Soya milk. I think it’s rank.
Oat milk, Almond milk, Coconut milk, Peanut milk, Rice milk and other bloody milk as long as its doesn’t belong to someone else’s baby is A-O.K!
Some milks mix with hot drinks better than others, the far out best for hot drinks is Oatly Barista. Designed to be frothed and added to your tea or coffee this drink is now in high demand and damn hard to get because it’s that good.
If you’re going vegan be prepared to suddenly become ridiculously good looking. I’m talking shiny hair, fresh skin, bright eyes, the works. You can’t help it, it comes with the territory and now that you pay by attention on what goes into your muzzle you’ll soon discover the amount of sugar and dangerous additives added to even the simplest of things, like coconut water. So head to Rebel Kitchen. Their Raw coconut water is the only one I trust. Their Mylk is perfection on cereals or straight up drunk from a glass and it’s all good for you. No Bullshit. Bullshit isn’t vegan (Cos of the Bull).
Let’s talk about B12.
Every non vegan who’s bitter and spent twenty seconds on google will think they’ve hit a gold mine with the words ‘How do you get your B12?’
Your answer will be: ‘From supplemented food just like you’.
They will undoubtedly argue that they don’t take supplements and here I come to save the day. B12 comes from Shit. Actual soil and shit. Animal shit, bird shit, a mixture of fermenting shits. It’s an incredibly natural product found in fertile earth that we would naturally get from eating unwashed vegetables and fruit. However – we wash our fruit now, shit isn’t as cool as it once was and we mass produce our cows on land that’s been used time and time again so even that soil is no longer as fertile.
Meat eaters don’t take a literal supplement because their meat does. Sheep and cattle are injected with B12 so it comes back to you. You’re taking a second hand supplement. I get mine from these kick ass flakes that taste like cheese and are divine sprinkled on pasta. No one eats shit.
Don’t fear eating out, EVERYWHERE has a vegan option. The steakhouse I found myself in when filming abroad had incredible almond roasted Cauliflowers, garlic roasted spinach and side salads. I ordered a few sides and was happy as Larry. (Was Larry actually happy?) Now the demand is big enough places have started creating Vegan menus, Wagamama and Wahaca are leading the way with the most delicious variety and Pizza Express have introduced vegan cheese so you can pretty much make any vegetarian pizza instantly vegan.
So there you go.
You no longer have to eat the dead.