While making the switch to a plant-based lifestyle can seem overwhelming at first, the truth is that making the switch can be easier than you think! There are so many fun and delicious ways to use plant-based ingredients in your everyday routine. These 5 simple swaps will bring you closer to a 100 percent plant-based life:
1. Use Nut Milk in Your Coffee
We get it, having milk or creamer in your morning coffee can be delicious. But there are so many amazing types of nut milks out there that you’re definitely missing out on! From almond1 to cashew to macadamia nut milk there is one out there for everyone.
2. Take a Look at Your Supplements
This may come as a surprise, but many popular supplements and vitamins contain animal products. A simple swap is trying NATURELO's Whole Food Multivitamins instead of your usual multi. Not only are they plant-based, but they contain all the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis2.
3. Ditch the Honey
Every now and then, we all need a little something sweet. But before you reach for the honey, try a whole-food sweetener like bananas - they also contain many important nutrients3. They’ll add that little sweetness to your oatmeal or chia pudding without adding any animal by-products.
4. "Vegan-ize" Your Smoothies
Most of us know that green smoothies are the ultimate health food4, but if you’re using whey protein, then you’re not quite plant-based. The next time you make a smoothie, experiment with some vegan protein and see if you like it. We also recommend adding NATURELO's Raw Green SuperFood Powder to get all your daily greens.
5. Make a Creamy Salad Dressing
One of the hardest things to swap out is a plant-based salad dressing. But you can make a super-creamy salad dressing adding some avocado and unsweetened coconut yogurt. Just mix it up in the blender and enjoy!
References: 1. 9 Science-Based Health Benefits of Almond Milk 2. Vegan Health: Daily Needs Of People On A Vegan Diet 3. Antioxidant compounds from bananas, November 2002 4. How Breakfast Green Smoothies Will Improve Your Life?, 11/17/2016