Vegan Super Foods

Today, I was planning to post a 3-2-1 breakfast recipe (much like my 3-2-1 Salad recipe, only a breakfast version). Unfortunately, I discovered a problem with my camera when I was doing some test shots. My lens was broken and I couldn’t even shoot. I’m in the process of getting a new lens, but until then, I can’t use photography in any of my posts. Sorry!

Before I discovered my broken lens, I went grocery shopping for ingredients for the breakfast recipes. I ended up wandering through the supplements aisle in Whole Foods to look for a little something to spruce up my smoothies. The more I browsed, the more questions I had about of all of the amazing plant based super foods in that aisle. Instead of pestering an unsuspecting Whole Foods employee, I decided to do a little bit of research when I got home.

I created the chart below based on information I found from the companies that sell these products, as well as other sources, like WebMD and Dr. Oz. (Obviously I sought out only the most reputable sources!) Please be advised that this information is not to be construed as medical advice, and none of the statements contained herein should be construed as proof that use of these supplements will achieve the results they claim . For more information, please vist the manufacturer’s website, navitasnaturals.com.

superfoods

So what are some of your favorite plant based super foods?

Vegan Kitchen Staples

vegan pantry staples (grains and spices)

Vegan Culinary Staples (oils and dressings)

In many plant-based recipes, you’ll see the same ingredients over and over again, many of which are featured in the collages above. While most vegans have a majority of those items in their kitchens at any given time, some of the ingredients may be new to people who have not yet experimented with a plant-based diet.

With the exception of the bulk grains, Vegenaise (vegan mayonnaise), and Earth Balance (vegan butter), most of the items can be found at traditional chain grocery stores. The bulk grains, Vegenaise, and Earth Balance can be found at Whole Foods or most other health food stores. If you don’t live near a Whole Foods or health food store, you can easily order the items online.

There are several other staples that I did not include in the collages (lentils, wild rice, flax, and chia seeds to name a few). If you subscribe to Conveganence, you’ll receive a list of staples each week that you need to stock up on. Once you’ve stocked up on all of these items, your future grocery lists will be relatively short and limited largely to fresh produce.