I’ve been a vegan for 8 months now. During this time I have discovered several products that have made going vegan easier and I never knew that some of them existed before. If you’ve been vegan for a considerable amount of time you have probably heard of them but maybe you haven’t so here goes.
1. Nutritional Yeast With Added B12
I discovered this when I was looking for an alternative to my favourite comfort food, mac ‘n’ cheese. The recipe required this substance that you couldn’t buy in the supermarket but yet it wasn’t expensive. I opted for the added B12 because why not have the added nutrition. It’s also got a ton of other nutrients and minerals and even has some protein, if that’s something that you’re into. There’s no nasties or preservatives in it either. It’s just deactivated yeast. I go crazy with this stuff. It tastes incredible. It has a nutty cheesy taste that somehow does not taste anything else I’ve ever eaten. I add it to my gluten free pasta, rice noodles, sauces, vegetable dishes and even mix it in with basmati rice. Yes, you heard me correctly. At first it tasted kind of weird but then I began to crave it and voila a new dish was discovered! It’s so versatile. You can buy it for £3-4 in health shops but I prefer to buy in on Amazon. If you click here you can get 3 packs for £8.85, which is a bargain and will last you ages, unless you go crazy like I do. I went through 2 packs in one week. I need to slow down.
No, we aren’t trying to beat an addiction. I’m talking about vitamin patches. I use a B12 one and a vitamin D one. You pop it on your skin for 24 hours once a month and it gets absorbed right into your bloodstream. I’ve looked them up an they are the real deal. There’s no need to remember to take a pill every morning and I believe that patches are safer as they don’t go through your digestive system and it’s purely the vitamin that enters your blood and not some binders or preservatives. Vitamin pills also seem to have an effect on my bladder causing pain and irritation so I prefer to stay clear of them. The other alternative is a spray or a shot but the patches seem to be working great for me and my energy has definitely been boosted. Click here to see the B12 patches which currently have 50% off although Amazon do have them as an add on item for a much cheaper cost, and click here for the vitamin D patches.
3. Acai Powder
OK, so I made have lied but now I am admitting to the lie so please forgive me! This isn’t an essential product by all means. However, it is a favourite and it will change your life. I wouldn’t save every vegan was big on smoothies or smoothie bowls but this one is. I was recommended this powder by a friend. It’s just freeze dried acai berries ground up into a powder. The flavour is wonderful. When I have some in the house, I put it into ever single smoothie I make because it is just too hard to resist. Plus it’s guilt free ,and I’m talking about your health not your bank account, as it’s packed full of antioxidants and nutrients. I must warn you, once you buy this you will fall in love. In the sweetest, most berrylicious love of your life. Click here to see what I am talking about. 100g for £6.89.
4. Angels On Bare Skin – Lush
When I made the switch, and used up the beauty products I had, I struggled to find alternatives. I’d have to search everything online. I bought Original Source shower gel, at £1 when it’s on offer you can’t go wrong but other than that I struggled. Lush made everything easier. I knew that it was all cruelty free so when I was out I didn’t have to Google every brand to see if they tested on animals or contained animal products. I knew that most of it was vegan and everything is labelled so anyway. Lush isn’t just a shop that sells bath bombs that stick out the whole shopping centre. They do a whole beauty range that includes everything you will need from shampoo to cosmetics. They truly are an amazing company. Most of their products are made from natural ingredients and safe synthetics. Angels On Bare Skin is their cleanser that I use on my face. It’s exfoliating and smells lovely. However, they have so many wonderful products that I’d recommend to anyone.
5. Booja Booja Truffles
No matter what anyone says, chocolate is essential and these truffles are the best things I have ever tasted. Ever. I warn you that they are a little pricey for the amount you get so maybe just get them for a special treat or ask someone to get them for you for Christmas. No words describe how soft, creamy and chocolatey they are. Hazelnut crunch are the best (click here) with almond and sea salt caramel coming in at a close second (click here). Please I am begging you to not go your whole life without trying these!
What are the vegan products that you would not want to live without?