I am for real having a moment with this salad. Spinach, red onion, red kidney beans, chickpeas & avocado with balsamic dressing. #vegan #vegetarian #salad #healthy

Oh baby. #strawberries #alpro #vegan

An absolute mess of vegetables. Quinoa, green lentils, baby courgettes, baby corn, spinach, red onion, red & green pepper, peas, green beans, chickpeas & butterbeans with vegetable gravy. βœ… #vegan #vegandublin

Spinach, pineapple, linseed & orange juice. I think I need to go shopping. 😳 #vegan #greensmoothie

Hi guys!Β 

I made this video as part of my final year project at University. I briefly touch on some points about dairy alternatives and would love to get a discussion going or if you guys have any feedback/thoughts/comments, just send ‘em my way or leave them in a YouTube comment!Β 

I would have loved to make a bigger & better video than this but unfortunately, time got ahead of me so I hope I still got my point across!

Thanks guys :)Β 

Jess x

Buckwheat pasta, whole green lentils, tesco meat free bolognese mix & a sprinkle of sesame seeds! So cool. Loving buckwheat. #vegan #vegansofig

Dins from a few weeks ago. Vegetables & quinoa. Yay #vegan

Cinnamon & raisin bagel with soy butter & Pukka peppermint & nettle ‘cleanse’ tea (caffeine free). Yum. #vegan

Oreo brownies. Yuh. Recipe here! πŸ‘‰ http://theveganstudent.tumblr.com/post/20734117191/goodbye-frownies-hello-brownies 😜 #vegan #brownies

Quinoa breakfast! Quinoa with added warm soy milk & a teaspoon of peanut butter, topped off with some seeds & fruit. πŸ˜† #vegan #quinoa #breakfast

Yep. @ssov have done it again! 😍 #vegan #veganlondon (at Vx)

Pretty much the only picture I got of this cosy spot in Camden where @cookiesandscreambakery have the sweetest treats. The welcoming & friendly lady who served us was the cherry on top of the wonderfully vegan cake! 😊 #vegan #veganlondon (at Cookies and Scream)

Went on a little trip to London & revisited this lovely lounge @inspiralled where they produced this bad boy of a vegan breakfast. Amazing. Camden is awesome. #vegan #veganlondon (at inSpiral Lounge)

QuestionWhen you switched to being a Vegan, did you notice any changes in your health?? Answer

Hello :)

Nothing major, unless I start to get lazy & eat vegan junk food. Then I start to feel physically ill because my body isn’t used to it.

I went through a little phase of not having a lot of energy, which is when I had to step up my game & start being kinder to my body. Apart from that, I’ve never encountered any health problems being vegan. I’m vegan nearly 2 years now so I can only speak from my own short experience of it but overall I feel really healthy. I generally have good skin and enough energy. I’m very rarely sick too so I guess for me, it’s been a positive experience in terms of my health.

Jess

Anonymous Asked
QuestionI had the whish to become vegetarian since I was 12 but I was not allowed to. Now i am almost 18 and would have the possibility, and I tried really hard, but somehow it didn´t work out. I generally eat very unhealthy and way too much, so it´s super hard to "resist" some foods. however, from the ethical point of view I am almost disgusted with myself because I can´t manage this even though i´d like to. Any tips how to finally be consistent? Answer

Hello :)


I don’t think you should be so hard on yourself. Eating animal products is something most of us have grown up with and it’s all we know until we are old enough to exercise autonomy. If you’re finding it hard to stay away from meat, fish & poultry, try the alternatives. Invest in some fake meats and see if you like them. Then you can get experimenting with different foods and your taste buds will adjust.Β 

If you’re still struggling, might I recommend you watch ‘Earthlings’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce4DJh-L7Ys) if you haven’t seen it already. I can’t even begin to describe how horrified I was by this documentary; it pretty much turned me from vegetarian to vegan over night.Β 

If this is something you really want to do, maybe you could try reminding yourself where the food is coming from when you see it. I never set out to do this but now when I see any kind of animal processed into “food”, I don’t see it as food, I just see flesh. It’s the harsh truth!

If you’re still having problems or finding it difficult, I’d be happy to help you further (you just need to take yourself off anonymous). I hope this helps & best of luck!

Jess