What I Ate as a Vegan in Hawaii

In the land of papayas, apple bananas and pineapples, it’s a fruit lover’s paradise. There are so many options when eating vegan in Hawaii and I was lucky enough to eat my way around the Big Island for the past two weeks.

Even beyond fruit, you’re sure to find some of your favorite dishes and discover new ones. I snapped some shots of a few tasty meals to hopefully inspire you to whip up something new in the kitchen.

I know I’m fired up to try making some of these. That chia pudding is the first on my list! I had always been a little wary of it because of the texture but oh-my-gosh that stuff is amazing.

Exploring new recipes will help you discover delicious ingredients you may have been intimidated by in the past.

To help me and other readers find tasty new dishes, share your favorite recipe (or a link to it) in the comments below and let us know what makes it special to you.  Continue reading “What I Ate as a Vegan in Hawaii”

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8 Yoga Poses for Arms That Anyone Can Do

When you want to tone up your arms you can do countless push-ups or spend hours in the gym lifting weights. OR you can practice yoga and work the muscles in your arms and throughout your body at the same time!

On top of that, yoga gives you the stretching that’s so important yet many of us overlook when we pump iron. Below are eight yoga poses for arms that will build strength, tone muscle and stretch it all out to keep you limber. Continue reading “8 Yoga Poses for Arms That Anyone Can Do”

How to Eat Vegan on a Budget

There’s a common myth going around that the vegan diet is expensive. And while that is possible, the vegan diet can also be the cheapest diet out there. Knowing which foods to buy, where to shop, and what to avoid will make it easy for you to eat vegan on a budget.

Whether you’re a penny-pinching college student, a broke young professional, or you just want to watch your budget, you’ll be able to thrive on a vegan diet using these simple tips to save you money. Continue reading “How to Eat Vegan on a Budget”

How to Order Vegan at Any Restaurant

If there were ever a hard part about being vegan, it would probably have to be eating out. Not that dining out as a vegan is difficult, it just requires some planning and a little finesse.

And don’t worry, it’s rare that you’ll have a not-so-great vegan option. In fact, usually the vegan meal has even the non-vegans drooling!

So pack these tips in your back pocket to whip out any time you venture to a new restaurant and you’ll find it easy to eat vegan at any restaurant.
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Beginner’s Guide to Meditation: Six Tips to Start Meditating Today

Meditation calms the mind, releases stress and relaxes the body. It’s a great practice for everyone to take up, especially people like me who have an unreasonable amount of thoughts going on in their head at any given moment and tend to get anxious.

I recently discovered meditation after challenging myself to practice yoga every day for one month (I’m still doing it every day, too!). It seemed like a natural extension of yoga and a beneficial practice to explore.

If you’re looking to reduce stress, improve brain  function, become happier, increase your attention span, sleep better, increase self-awareness, or just live a healthier lifestyle, give meditation a try.

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Vegan Restaurant Donates All Profits to Charity

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P.S. Kitchen, a new vegan restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, will be donating all of their profits to charities with missions to disrupt the poverty cycle, such as The Doe Fund and Share Hope.
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How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

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Protein. The most talked about, and most misunderstood macronutrient. Everyone is so worried about not getting enough protein but do we even know how much we need?

While this nutrient is imperative to health and proper body function, big companies have exaggerated our need for it, leading us to become a society obsessed with protein.

With this fixation, you’d think the majority of the calories we eat on a regular basis would come from protein. It’s actually much lower than you’d think. We’ll get into that later.

First, let’s discover how much protein the human body needs and why.
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One Month Yoga Challenge: What I Learned About Myself

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31 days of yoga. No rest days. No lazy days. No excuses.

I mentally prepared myself as if I were going to boot camp. I do not like failing and I knew that by setting this challenge for myself, I would fully commit and give it all I had.
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88-Year-Old Vegan Climbs Kilimanjaro

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Colorado resident Fred Distelhorst ascended Mount Kilimanjaro this week, possibly setting a world record as the oldest person to ever do so.

At 88 years old, Distelhorst credits his good health to his vegan diet and his granddaughter’s do-good spirit, saying, “I think I’m in pretty good shape even though I’m a little old guy.”
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Tropical Green Smoothie

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If you’re the type of person who steers clear of green smoothies, you have to try this one. If you drank it with your eyes closed, you would never guess it’s green! It’s got a flavor that will send you to a tropical island and you’ll get your greens in at the same time.
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