Healthy Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato!

Hey Guys!

Since I got good feedback from my last vegan post and you guys wanted to see some vegan recipes today I’m bringing you some delicious loaded sweet potatoes. These taste amazing and is comfort food at it’s finest! Look at these baby’s! I promise you they are so easy & cheap to make and cause very minimal clean up.

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Your going to need:

  • 1 large or 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 tin Mixed Bean Salad
  • 3 cups Baby Leaf Spinach
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil / Coconut Oil
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 cup Fresh Parsley
  • Juice of a Lemon
  • 2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar

Method:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
  • Stab your sweet potatoes multiple times & place  on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Bake for 40-70 minutes or until cooked through.
  • While the sweet potatoes are cooking, add the oil to a frying pan on medium heat with 2 cloves of minced garlic, cooked until soft.
  • Add the spinach along with half a cup of water, cook for 5 minutes until the spinach has shrunk.
  • Add in the tin of beans and heat through, season with salt & pepper.

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Now for the amazing green goodness dressing!

  • In a food processor or blender add in the ripe avocado, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, remaining clove of garlic and parsley. Blend! If you have some left over you can store it in a jar in your fridge for up to 2 days.

Load up your sweet potatoes and enjoy!

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Please let me know if your try this recipe and if you enjoy it! xx

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What I Eat As A Vegan!

I get a lot of questions as to what I eat on a vegan lifestyle. So over the last week I have been photographing some of my meals to share with you guys so you can get an idea.

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YesterdayΒ I went to Wagamamas with my friend from college and I ordered the warm tofu salad, it was amazing! There are normally always vegan options at restaurants so don’t be put off by thinking you can’t go out to eat!

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This is an example of what I would have for breakfast on the weekend, smashed avo on toast, fried beef tomatoes, baby leaf spinach and Β the sausages are the Linda McCarthy vegan sausages, they are so yummy!

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This truly is “fast food” I came home starving from college and quickly threw this together, its half a tin of chickpeas with a sprinkle of paprika, whizzed up cooked beetroot into a puree, dollop of store bought hummus and guacamole, cucumber slices, carrot sticks and some crackers.

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Olly and I shared this for lunch the other day, really simple and easy. I made some hummus with a tin of chickpeas (we ate a LOT of chickpeas) some olive oil and lemon juice, then sliced up a whole cucumber or two.

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This is one of my all time faves! I grab this on my way home all the time, I normally eat it straight out the packet. It’s the Nutty Whole Superfood Salad from Marks & Spencer. Marks & Spencer do great vegan options that are ready made and good to go, I also love their vegan sushi. I added in some of their falafel because I was extra hungry.

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This is a herby quinoa salad with pine nuts and cilantro, I got the recipe off of Pintrest, which I am loving at the moment by the way! Pintrest is amazing for recipe and meal ideas if your a little bit stuck and some really mouth watering desserts that I am dying to try. If you want to see my recipe boards my Pintrest isΒ https://www.pinterest.com/Itsmisstazmin/

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For breakfast on weekdays when I don’t have much time I love putting together a little green smoothie, this one has 1 banana, 3 kiwis, chia seeds, almond milk and spinach. When I’m not in the mood for a smoothie I have porridge made with almond milk, blueberries/raspberries and chia seeds.

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And of course we can’t always be perfect and healthy! I love American Oreos as well if I’m feeling a bit naughty, although I tend to go through the packet quite quick!

Let me know if you liked this kind of post and if you want to see more in the future! xx

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Going Vegan.

So I know this is a controversial topic but I decided I would blog about it anyway. About 3 weeks ago I decided that I would go vegan (again). My decision was mainly for health reasons but also benefits animals and the environment too. I have always been intrigued by it, I was a vegan for about a year and a half when I was 15 but just because it was a way of restricting what I could eat. I didn’t experiment with recipes or try and find all the amazing vegan food out there I basically just ate the same thing every day (boring I know). Since then I’ve done a lot of research on how being vegan is a much healthier way of living and what I found was pretty life changing πŸ™‚

I’ve been eating vegan for three weeks now and I can honestly say I don’t miss any animal products that I used to rely on and love and I don’t wake up in the morning and still feel last nights dinner still sitting in my tummy anymore.

But where do you get your protein??

Said every non vegan ever.

Grown adults actually only need 3% of calories from protein so for example chickpeas, beans, vegetables, almond milk, nuts, bread, rice, bananas etc. All have protein in them, shocker! So if your eating a balanced vegan diet there is no need to worry about protein at all!

I thought I would share a few of the videos I have found whilst researching as they really opened my eyes as to what the food industry does not want you to know. The videos are quite shocking so this is a little warning! I am not trying to offend anyone with this,Β I am just sharing what I have learned and what has made me choose this lifestyle πŸ™‚

The first video is a women named Freelee, a loud Aussie who is a high carb raw vegan who’s mission in life is to spread the health benefits of being vegan. The second is more inclined towards the effects on animals, and the third is a vlog by a very happy family living a peaceful life in Hawaii who are fully raw.

If you would like me to see some of my favourite vegan recipes or what I or my two year old eats in a day leave a comment down below or like this post!

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