In fairly recent years, more and more people are choosing to live a vegan lifestyle. Health gurus and the media are advising us to give it a go. Because of the popularity of the vegan diet, there are more ways to still enjoy the foods you love.
Maybe you don't want to wave goodbye to bacon? There's actually a bacon-flavored seasoning that's suitable for vegans! Perhaps skipping your morning coffee would break your heart? Don't fear - vegan coffee is here!
There are reasons that a vegan diet is now so popular. It's not just a hype, it's a complete and permanent change of lifestyle. And it has its benefits - whether that's on your health or the health of the environment. Here are some great reasons to consider going vegan. There are loads more reasons out there, too!
If you're thinking of going vegan, you probably have one big question on your lips. Is coffee vegan? The short (and great) answer, is yes! The coffee beans themselves are fully vegan. Coffee comes from plants that are easy to grow. It doesn't impact the environment hugely, and no animals lose their life.
However, some types of coffee aren't grown in line with a vegan philosophy. Become familiar on ways to know your coffee is vegan. Then, you won't have to hesitate and you'll be doing your bit for the environment.
For example, sun-grown coffee beans are not so good for the environment. Sun-grown beans flourish more quickly and may make more money for the farmers. That comes at another price, though. The plants have to be replaced every 15 years. Coffee trees grown in shade last as long as 30 years! It requires more chemicals which ruin the nutritional content of the soil. The land becomes unusable and farmers have to clear out entire landscapes regularly.
You should also choose coffee beans with the "Rainforest Alliance" logo. This means that the coffee is grown under certain conditions. It should conserve wildlife, soils, waterways and protect workers and communities. Large companies are choosing to only sell Rainforest Alliance products. Win!
So, you know that coffee beans are vegan. That's great news. But what about all of the other things that usually go in coffee? You don't have to miss out on these things, either! You can have a vegan coffee even with the extras. Here's how.
See? There's no need to say goodbye to your coffee! There are plenty of vegan coffee recipes available for you to try. You can even experiment with mochas thanks to the vegan cocoa out there!
You don't have to miss out on the delicious taste of coffee. It's awesome that coffee beans are naturally vegan. It's also great that we can add vegan extras to make almost any type of coffee we like. Here's a tasty recipe for a vegan iced coffee. Because we still want to save the animals on hot days!
This recipe will amaze you! It's a dessert and a coffee all in one, and it's perfect for all lifestyles.
You will need:
Combine all ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth and the ice has been bashed enough!
Pour into a couple of glasses. Add straws and enjoy.
It's easy to make a vegan coffee at home! You control exactly what you put in, and you know where your products come from. But what about buying coffee from a coffee shop? Luckily, vegan cafes are popping up everywhere. You can buy a coffee and be confident that every ingredient is vegan.
Always check the label so you know how your coffee is grown. The result is great for your conscience, your health, the environment and the animals. What more could you want?