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Expo West: Best New Plant-based Products

Last weekend I had the pleasure of going to Expo West, the largest show for organic and natural products in the world! While I was there I found some amazing plant-based products that should be part of your diet! Drum roll please... here are the best new plant-based products in the market....

1) Follow your Heart Vegan Egg : Yes you heard me correctly! Follow your heart has developed a vegan egg substitute! I ate it at the show and it is so yummy! It has the same consistency and flavor of egg, but it is made from algae! Earthy friendly and oh so good for you!

2) Veggemo Vegetal Milk: Almond milk is not good for the environment, and soy can wrack havoc on your hormones. What's a plant-based girl to do? Now, she can buy veggemo, a veggie milk made from pea protein, potato starch, and tapioca. What's even better? It has 4 grams of protein vs 1 gram in almond milk.

4) Hamona Coconut: There is nothing I love more than young coconut water and my favorite thus far has been harmless harvest. But those little bottles add up and are so bad for the earth... If only there was a more earth friendly option... Well now there is! Hamona coconut are premium coconuts that are shaved down so much that you can use a straw to pierce them! And then afterwards you can open it using only a spoon.... No machette necessary!

5) Bee Panacea: There are so many super foods to be had.... maca, pollen, spirulina, chlorella... How in the world are you supposed to eat all of that? Well, Bee panacea takes the best superfoods and adds raw honey so that you can get all your nutrition with just one teaspoon a day! Did I mention it is also delicious and Victoria Beckham is eating this like it's going out of style?

6) Buttery Coconut oil from Nutiva: Love butter in your popcorn, but your plant-based lifestyle is cramping your movie time? Well, nutiva has created an amazing buttery coconut oil that tastes exactly like butter! Just lather on top of your popcorn and add a movie.... 

7) Burma Love: Eat your tea: If you don't love drinking green tea, now you can eat it! Burma love are green tea leaves that are gown in Burma and then fermented. The result is an earthy addition to salads and other recipes. I highly recommend it. 

8) New Barn Almond Milk ice cream: If you have ever had the pleasure of trying New Barn Almond milk, you know they are the best out there. If you haven't tried it, I recommen you find a store that carries it and try! It really tastes like homemade almond milk and now they are using their amazing milk to create dairy free ice creams! This is probably the cremiest almond milk ice cream I have ever tasted... But beware, some of the flavors have eggs....

9) Kor Shots: If you know me, you know I am all about health shots - specially ginger and turmeric... It seems Kor shots has commercialized that idea adding great ingredients like activated charcoal to rid your body of all those toxins! If you are pressed for time, I highly recommend these shots. They are delicious and really healthy!

I hope you enjoyed reading about the best of new plant-based products from Expo West! 

Stay Blessed!

Izabel

 

 

 

Practical ways to eat plant based!

Maybe you want to start eating plant-based, but you are having some trouble getting started.  You may feel that you just don't have the time for all the prep necessary to lead a plant-based lifestyle. Well, most of us don't have the time. I love preparing new and different foods, but there are those days where I barely have any time to breathe. So here are my go to quick foods to eat plant-based:

Amy's kitchen frozen foods

Amy's kitchen is my go to frozen food brand. This a vegetarian line made with all natural ingredients - some of the products are organic and some all vegan. Their food is delicious and I am obsessed with their indian line. During winter, when it's cold out, I find myself craving spicy indian fare... So instead of going to an indian restaurant and eating potentially unhealthy food, I grab an Amy's kitchen Vegetable Korma. It reminds me of my trip to india, it is satisfying, and so good for you! Amy's kitchen uses non-GMO ingredients.

Maya Kaimal Coconut Curry

 I am completely obsessed with this coconut curry and always try to keep it stocked at home because it can turn any boring rice or quinoa into an amazing meal in seconds. Usually I will roast an eggplant in the oven and then will eat with this curry and naan bread. It is soooo yummy and it is done in under thirty minutes. I find it in the freezer section of my fresh thyme store. If your store doesn't carry it, I suggest you ask for it. It is amazing! If you always have some quinoa prepared in the fridge (you can just prepare a batch over the weekend, then you can add veggies and quinoa and voila! Amazing meal!

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great quick meal. I prefer buying my local brand called Baker Mills and having it cook overnight in a slow cooker. I add water apples and raisins and just leave it overnight to cook. It makes a satisfying breakfast every morning. But if having it cook in the slow cooker is way too much of a hassle for you, then go for a few packets of instant oatmeal. It may not be as healthy as the steel cut counterpart, but it makes for a quick, on the go, plant-based meal. 

Foragers

Want to drink green juice, but just don't have the time nor the will to make some? But, still think that the brands sold in the supermarket are full of sugar? Think again. Foragers greens on greens is a great choice and very low in sugar. They have other great juices and nut milks like their matcha almond milk. I love this brand and the CEO worked at Odwalla with my hubby. So I gotta support our friends :) 

Hearty Veggie and Brown Rice Salad Bowl

I am not a big Starbucks fan, but their stores are everywhere (even inside the Louvre!) and their hearty veggie bowl is tasty and completely plant-based. I highly recommend you buy it if you are in a rut and looking for something quick and plant-based. I really, really like it!

Other great places to grab a quick plant-based bite:

Other amazing options for plant-based faire on the go are: Native Foods (try their Thai meatball bowl), LyfeKitchen (try the ancient grains quinoa bowl), true food kitchen (this restaurant belongs to Dr Weil and has some amazing fare), and the omnipresent Chipotle (try their sofritas bowl with brown rice and beans - I love it!).

 

Good Luck and Stay Plant-based!