How healthy are you really?

Today would have been his 53rd birthday. He passed away too young at only 44 years of age. I still had so many questions for him and still have. Sometimes I would have loved to ask for his advice or his opinion on stuff. I would have needed him. I would have loved to have…

Why I don’t drink alcohol

Despite years of heavy drinking and partying I no longer drink alcohol. I had my fair share of blackouts and nights sleeping on the toilet seat. However, 4 years ago I decided for myself that I would be better off without alcohol. At that time I had severe stomach issues and recovery from a night…

Vegan Sunscreen

It’s nothing new and we all know it that it is important to protect yourself from harmful UV rays to prevent your skin from premature ageing, wrinkles and cancer. Even when you’re already tanned, remember that protection is important. It is recommended that anyone over the age of six months should use a sunscreen daily….

Annika: My journey to veganism

Some of you might be interested in how someone becomes a vegan. Three years ago I probably would have never considered going vegan, but a lot of things changed for me, my whole perception of the world has become a completely different one. Here is the story about my personal journey to veganism. So it…

Why vegan?

Let’s take a minute to talk about Leonardo DiCaprio. Seriously can this man get any more awesome? Not only is he involved in tons of conservation and sustainability projects (check out his foundation here), he also donated millions to environmental protection groups and ocean conservation programs and in all his awesomeness, he still has the…

The vegan ABC

A FOR ABUNDANCE Veganism is a lifestyle full of abundance. Don’t be afraid to let all in! The fruits and veggies, the love towards other humans and animals and most of all towards yourself. Abundance is, unlike what most people think, a mindset. Abundance is, in large part, an attitude. Sue Patton Thoele A FOR…

Book tip: The China Study

  I cannot emphasize enough how important the work of Dr. Colin Campbell is! This book was really an eye opener for me. Only after 30 pages I knew I was never going to eat animal products again. In this book Campbell examines the link between the consumption of animal products and chronic diseases including…

Vegan Shopping List

Today I am going to share my go-to staples that will always end up in my shopping cart and which I believe shouldn’t be missing in your pantry. I know a lot of vegans are following a specific diet like all raw, raw till 4 or starch based however I just consider myself a high…

Eating out as a vegan

  I know that the hardest part for every newbie vegan is eating out at a restaurant. You might be overwhelmed and will just end up eating at home in fear of not finding vegan food. I know it can be quite a challenge to find fully vegan restaurants, but you really don’t need to…

Are you still using microbeads?

Microbeads: lately they have been all over the news, but what exactly are they and why are they so bad? Microbeads are minuscule pieces of plastic that are even smaller than sand, they are not biodegradable and worst of all, they are EVERYWHERE! Experts estimate that there are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic…

Nothing with a mother or a face.

  What is veganism? To put it simple: A vegan refuses to eat any foods that are of animal origin or include animal-derived ingredients such as meat, fish, dairy and eggs (and even honey, gelatine, lanolin and many more). Vegans eat a plant-based diet, with an abundance of veggies, fruits, grains, beans and nuts. In…