Rachel DeVaughn lives in Virginia with her husband and two boys. In her spare time she loves to blog, read, scrapbook, exercise and spend time with her family.
Rachel hasn’t always lived a healthy, active lifestyle. After having her second baby in the summer of 2010, she reached her highest weight of 250 pounds!
Myth: Protein only comes from meat.
Vegetables aren’t always talked about for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that have a pretty good amount! It’s very easy to get your daily requirement of protein from nuts, beans, grains and green veggies! Here are some plant-based ways to get this essential nutrient:
Megan Mihalko lives in Daytona Beach, FL one mile away from the beach. Her and her step daughter ride their bikes there often. Megan is a stay at home mother because her step daughter has high functioning down syndrome and needs a little more attention. One day Megan walked into her local health food store, Loves Whole Foods and picked up VeganSmart and never tried any other brand of protein because she loved the taste.
“How do you get your protein?”
Vegans may be tired of hearing that question often. Vegans can’t be fit and bulky because they don’t get enough protein? Wrong. Vegan athletes like our SuperFan’s Dustin and Jaclyn are changing the negative stereotypes, proving that plant-based protein like our VeganSmart and Pea Protein can not only build strong muscles, but can also keep them healthy enough to bulk up, bike, swim, race and more.
Strawberries, the heart-shaped delights have much more to offer beyond sweetness and flavor, a power food. Strawberries rank amongst the top 10 fruits and vegetables in antioxidant capacity. The tiny strawberry is packed with vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and more. Blending up your favorite ingredients with VeganSmart will deliver five different non-GMO plant-based proteins, providing all of the essential amino acids.
Jackie Davis lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and four kids. The whole family travels to Central America for managing the operations of their construction ministry. Traveling is not an excuse to give up on her healthy lifestyle. She is passionate about eating healthy, which she has defined as the right quality, quantity, and frequency of foods. She encourages many to make realistic long-term lifestyle changes.
In need of an escape to the tropics? This thick banana-flavored smoothie with a tropical touch is the ideal go-to smoothie recipe for breakfast, packed with the right nutrients and is easy to prepare. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 ripe mango
- 2 scoops Vanilla VeganSmart
- 1 cup of Califia Farms Almond Milk
- 1 small ripe banana
- 4 Ice Cubes
Blend and enjoy.