It’s no secret that plant-based lifestyles are gaining some serious momentum at the moment. Need an excuse to give it a try? November is World Vegan Month and could be just the push you needed! At Shakti Shanti we love anything that encourages living as consciously as we can.
Here are some ways you can get yourself and your friends involved in some vegan goodness.....
Host a vegan tasting night for some friends
Veganism has moved on from just leaves and veggies. Hosting a vegan night for friends and putting on a spread of the best vegan treats is a great way to introduce them into the lifestyle. There’s even some impressive mock meats and cheeses, meaning they won’t miss any of their usual favourites. There are loads of recipes and ideas for quick treats on the internet, check out The Vegan Society’s ‘starters, snacks and sides’ for some inspiration.
Make it a lifestyle
If you’re giving plant-based eating a try, it’s the
perfect excuse to up your workout game too! Start the day with an acai bowl or
your usual granola with a milk substitute, then head out for a run or do some
restorative yoga in your Shakti Shanti gear.
Grow your knowledge
World Vegan Month is the perfect time to learn more about the lifestyle. There are vegan tips and tricks everywhere this month to spur you on. The Vegan Calculator will even tell you how many animals you’ve saved in just one month (You can save as many as 30 animals, 33,000 Gallons of water and 600lbs of Co2, what’s not to love?)
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During Vegan Month, why not try showing support to
your local greengrocers or farmers market when you’re buying ingredients for
your colourful veggie creations? A big part of Veganism is reducing your impact
on the planet after all.
If you’re not vegan yet, November is the ideal time to start making small changes and adapting to the lifestyle. Even if you just test out Meat Free Monday, or start to replace one meal a day with a vegan alternative, these little steps help you to ease into becoming fully vegan. There’s also lots of great alternatives which mean you don’t have to sacrifice your favourite meals!