5 Simple Swaps for a More Plant-Based Lifestyle

Making the switch to a plant-based lifestyle can seem overwhelming at first, but the truth is that it's easier than you think! There are so many fun and delicious ways to use plant-based ingredients in your everyday cooking routine. These 5 simple swaps will bring you closer to a 100 percent plant-based life.

1. Use Plant Milk in Your Coffee

We get it, having milk or creamer in your morning coffee can be delicious. But if you haven't tried the many sweet and creamy plant milks out there, you’re definitely missing out! From almond1 to oat to macadamia nut milk, there are plenty of options to suit your taste, and they even come in a variety of flavors.

2. Take a Look at Your Supplements

This may come as a surprise, but many popular supplements and vitamins contain animal products. For instance, vitamin D3 is most often sourced from sheep skin secretions, while omega-3 fatty acids are typically sourced from fish. NATURELO offers a broad range of vegan supplements that come from sustainable, plant-based sources, including our Vegan Vitamin D3, Vegan DHA, and Vegan Omega-3 Gummies

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 byproducts.

4. Veganize Your Smoothies

Green smoothies and protein shakes make an excellent healthy snack4, but if you’re using milk, yogurt, or whey protein, then you’re not quite plant-based. The next time you make a smoothie, try adding a plant-based protein powder. Our Organic Plant Protein Powder is sourced from organic pea and brown rice and delivers 22 g of complete vegan protein per scoop. You can also add a scoop of our Raw Greens Superfood Powder for an extra boost of daily greens.

5. Make a Creamy Salad Dressing

One of the hardest things to swap is a plant-based salad dressing. But you can make a super-creamy salad dressing by 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