Sometimes you’ve got to hand it to Livestrong – their video contributors are constantly coming up with pretty awesome recipes for beginners (that we can ‘borrow’ and showcase right here!).
Today we have a creamy treat that kicks it’s fast food counterpart out of the park – an easy-to-follow recipe made with strawberries, bananas and oranges.
The Health Benefits of Being a Vegan
Although it’s never really been my first choice of a healthy lifestyle – there are numerous health benefits to being a vegan.
A lot of health-conscious individuals get attracted to the lifestyle change due to the amount of reduced saturated fat in a vegan diet.
Dairy products and meats contain high levels of saturated fats that can impact on your cardiovascular health (although recent studies have indicated that saturated fat is not THAT bad for you…but most of us could still do with less in our diets!).
The majority of vegan menus are usually made up of a ton of fiber. A diet high in fiber leads to healthier bowel movements. High fiber diets also help fight against colon cancer.
Did you know that most of us are not really taking in the CORRECT forms of protein?
Sure, protein is great for our body…but continuously taking it from large amounts of red meat is not exactly ideal (a high percentage of Americans eat too much protein in this form!).
Beans, nuts, peas, lentils, and soy products are all great ways to get the right amount of protein in a vegan diet.
Shake it UP!
Taking on a healthy vegan diet has also shown to prevent a number of diseases…so what are you waiting for?
Why not start off with this awesome vegan strawberry shake and see what other vegan treats you can find online?
Sure, it’s not a great diet fit (or lifestyle change) for everyone – but it works wonders for your health if you feel it’s the right path for you!
Stay Healthy! 🙂