Vegan Greek Yogurts!

If you follow the mainstream fitness community, you know the obsession with Greek yogurt is real. But as a conscious vegan, the idea of causing pain & suffering to baby & mama cows is more than enough to keep us away from this protein powerhouse. Well, NO MORE, I say! Two companies have launched VEGAN (yes, vegan AKA NO PUS, NO CHOLESTEROL, NO SATURATED FAT, & NO CRUELTY) Greek yogurts! After having tried the two brands, I knew I had to tell you about them!

Review: Gardein Pulled Pork Pockets

All I can say is: YAAAS. Back in the day (officially 6 years ago this past Christmas!), I was a HUGE fan of pork, especially pulled pork. Looking back, I feel so sad & disgusted to think I was eating little baby piggies, whom I loved! Talk about cognitive dissonance, right? Well, a few months ago (yeah, I'm late, bite me), I discovered this heavenly product at Republic Of V in Berkeley (now Animal Place's Vegan Republic) & immediately picked it up to try it.

Happy New Year! 2015 Reflections + 2016 Resolutions!

2015 Reflection

Well, looking back on last year's resolutions, I can honestly say I haven't stuck to any of them! This year has been a year of many changes - I seriously cannot believe another year has come & gone!

Review: Califia Pumpkin Latte

I am a huge fan of pumpkin spice anything. When I found out that Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice syrup was not vegan, it was almost Earth-shattering. So when I spotted this at Whole Foods (even though I had given up coffee), I knew I had to try it to see if it measured up to my former beloved.

Review: Annie's Vegan Gluten-Free Mac N Cheese

Ugh. I am a huge fan of (vegan) mac n cheese. Like, totally obsessed. Whenever there is a new boxed vegan mac n cheese option (a la Kraft), I'm on it. Now, to be fair, I was warned. The reviews for this product were atrocious. But, me being me, I had to try it for myself. Big mistake.

Review: Heidi Ho VEGAN, DAIRY-FREE Cheese

Now I'm not typically a huge processed-food eater, but I LOVE me some vegan cheese! It's usually harder to find gluten-free & soy-free vegan meat & cheese alternatives, but along with my beloved Daiya, I love trying nut-based cheeses on occasion as a little treat with my meals. One such brand I got to try recently  was Heidi Ho in the Smoky variety.

Vegan-Friendly Finds At Your Local Indian Store!

During a recent trip to my local Indian grocery store - New India Bazar, heyyy - I was surprised & pleased to discover that the dairy-obsessed Indians now began to accept plant-based milks! Within a vast aisle of dairy products such as whole milk, plain yogurt, kulfi, & paneer stood one lone row of Silk soy milk. Hey, it's a start, so I'll take it! It piqued my interest & I began searching for other vegan options to share with you!

Review: Sambazon Breakfast Blend

Having just reviewed the Sambazon Protein Drink, I'm rather relieved to bring you a Sambazon product that I did enjoy.

Review: Sambazon Protein Drink

As someone who is consistently on the go (classes three times a week, working full-time), I'm always looking for quick, yet healthy meals I can eat or drink while driving or on short 10-minute breaks. So, when I recently spotted this Sambazon protein drink (as well as another drink reviewed in another post), I picked it up since I was lured in with promises of chocolate & coconut.

Don't Bother Trying This: Health Warrior Protein Bar

I'm a huge fan of bars - portable & convenient packages of health & deliciousness - & Health Warrior Chia Bars tops my list. So when I saw they had a vegan & gluten-free protein bar, I knew I had to see if how it compared to my beloved. I purchased this from Safeway for just under $3 & I must say, it is SO not worth it. It's seriously underwhelming. I was expecting a rich, chocolate-peanut butter combo, but instead, it tasted fruity. I also was not a huge fan of the gritty & grainy texture. It was difficult to bite into & hard to chew. Personally, I didn't care for it & if you see this in your health food aisle, my suggestion would be to skip it.

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