Amanda✨Vegan Food + Lifestyle (@raw_manda)

Amanda✨Vegan Food + Lifestyle

@raw_manda

↡Eat Plants, Not Animals 🌿

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Vegan Picadillo Plantain Nachos • SWIPE ↠
“One to change a few, a few to change many and many to change the world. Starts with one”✨
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Never doubt your ability to inspire others.
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I am blessed to be a part of this beautiful community, filled with inspiring people who dedicate their lives to saving animals and making this world a better place for ALL of us.
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Thank you @circlevfest @moby @nathanrunkle @mercyforanimals @vegangirl4ever @eatdrinkvegan 🙏🏼✨ I danced away from this magical vegan food and musical festival feeling inspired to be the change.
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#CIRCLEV #govegan #plantbased #crueltyfree #whatveganseat #animalrights #animalequality #animalliberation #vegan

Vegan Picadillo Plantain Nachos • SWIPE ↠ “One to change a few, a few to change many and many to change the world. Starts with one”✨ . Never doubt your ability to inspire others. . I am blessed to be a part of this beautiful community, filled with inspiring people who dedicate their lives to saving animals and making this world a better place for ALL of us. . Thank you @circlevfest @moby @nathanrunkle @mercyforanimals @vegangirl4ever @eatdrinkvegan 🙏🏼✨ I danced away from this magical vegan food and musical festival feeling inspired to be the change. . #CIRCLEV #govegan #plantbased #crueltyfree #whatveganseat #animalrights #animalequality #animalliberation #vegan

Jackfruit pineapple pizza 🍍🤤 YAY or NAY?
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@circlevfest is today!! I’m so ready for vegan food, music, fashion and inspiring humans all in one place 😱 Make sure to check out my stories today to experience it all with me! #CircleV

Jackfruit pineapple pizza 🍍🤤 YAY or NAY? . @circlevfest is today!! I’m so ready for vegan food, music, fashion and inspiring humans all in one place 😱 Make sure to check out my stories today to experience it all with me! #CircleV

Everything tastes better in a coconut🥥 Who agrees?
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This blueberry smoothie was dangerously close to spilling on me 🙈 but thankfully it was all good! I also found a new spot in my apartment to take pics.. what do you think of the new look 👀
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Smoothie base is just frozen bananas, blueberries, coconut milk, non-dairy vanilla yogurt and a few cashews😛 Topped with homemade peanut butter chocolate chip granola, frozen berries, buckwheat groats and dragon fruit✌🏼
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#plantbased #organic #vegan #vegetarian #whatveganseat #vegansofig #smoothies #smoothiebowl #fruit #california #coconut #crueltyfree #venicebeach #granola #weightloss #smoothie #nom #healthyfood #healthy #blogger #food #health #yum #losangeles #wholefoodsfaves #foodsforthought #beautifulcuisines #heresmyfood #buzzfeast

Everything tastes better in a coconut🥥 Who agrees? . This blueberry smoothie was dangerously close to spilling on me 🙈 but thankfully it was all good! I also found a new spot in my apartment to take pics.. what do you think of the new look 👀 . Smoothie base is just frozen bananas, blueberries, coconut milk, non-dairy vanilla yogurt and a few cashews😛 Topped with homemade peanut butter chocolate chip granola, frozen berries, buckwheat groats and dragon fruit✌🏼 . .
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#plantbased #organic #vegan #vegetarian #whatveganseat #vegansofig #smoothies #smoothiebowl #fruit #california #coconut #crueltyfree #venicebeach #granola #weightloss #smoothie #nom #healthyfood #healthy #blogger #food #health #yum #losangeles #wholefoodsfaves #foodsforthought #beautifulcuisines #heresmyfood #buzzfeast

California Livin✌🏼✌🏼
Blessed to call this place home for almost 3 years! 🙏🏼💫 #timeflies #venicebeach

California Livin✌🏼✌🏼 Blessed to call this place home for almost 3 years! 🙏🏼💫 #timeflies #venicebeach

Oil-Free Crispy Potato Wedges!! BAE or NAY?
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Give me all the carbs!!! 🙃 Still obsessing over oil-free crispy potato wedges 🍠 They’re seriously so easy to make. Plz do yourself a favor and try this recipe out!!
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Evenly slice 2 large russet and/or sweet potatoes into wedges and toss into a pot of cold water. Bring water to a boil. Once the water comes to a boil, drain the potatoes. Season with a tiny bit of flour, onion powder, garlic powder, juice of 1/4 lemon, paprika, minced garlic, fresh rosemary (or whatever herbs you prefer!), sea sat + pepper. Place wedges with skin down on the tray to prevent them from sticking! Pop them into the oven at 425F for 40-50 mins. I like them super crispy so I leave them in longer 😋

Oil-Free Crispy Potato Wedges!! BAE or NAY? . Give me all the carbs!!! 🙃 Still obsessing over oil-free crispy potato wedges 🍠 They’re seriously so easy to make. Plz do yourself a favor and try this recipe out!! . Evenly slice 2 large russet and/or sweet potatoes into wedges and toss into a pot of cold water. Bring water to a boil. Once the water comes to a boil, drain the potatoes. Season with a tiny bit of flour, onion powder, garlic powder, juice of 1/4 lemon, paprika, minced garlic, fresh rosemary (or whatever herbs you prefer!), sea sat + pepper. Place wedges with skin down on the tray to prevent them from sticking! Pop them into the oven at 425F for 40-50 mins. I like them super crispy so I leave them in longer 😋

Chewy Chocolate Chip Trailmix Cookies 🍪 
Happy Friday!! Here's a little weekend recipe for ya🙌🏼 I'm normally not much of a baker but something about the holidays gets me in the mood. I've always been a lover of making (annnnnd eating) raw desserts but sometimes I like to make a big mess in my kitchen and bake up a storm👩🏻‍🍳 Eat these babies for breakfast, a snack or dessert... they're pretty much an anytime cookie! Have a GREAT weekend!!💛
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✨Dry Ingredients
↠  1 cup gluten-free rolled oats, blended into oat flour (ap flour works for a non-gf option)
↠ 1/4 cup each: almond meal/flour, rolled oats, sliced almonds, coconut sugar, unsweetened shredded coconut, chopped pretzels, mini vegan chocolate chips (I used @enjoylifefoods)
↠ 2 tbsp each: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, raisins or chopped dates
↠ 3/4 tsp cinnamon
↠ 1/2 tsp each: sea salt, baking powder, baking soda
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✨Wet Ingredients
↠ 1 tbsp ground flax + 2 tbsp water, mixed
↠ 1/4 cup  each: raw almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup
↠ 1 tsp vanilla
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Method
↠ Mix ground flax + water. Set mixture aside so it can gel up into a "flax egg"
↠ Whisk together dry ingredients.
↠ In a separate bowl, stir together wet ingredients (including flax egg).
↠ Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir well until combined.
↠ Use a cookie scoop or your hands to form balls about 1.5 tbsp in size. Place on a baking sheet.
↠  Bake at 350F for 15 mins. Let the cookies cool for a few mins and transfer to cooling rack until they are completely cooled off to make sure they don't break apart. Enjoy!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Trailmix Cookies 🍪 Happy Friday!! Here's a little weekend recipe for ya🙌🏼 I'm normally not much of a baker but something about the holidays gets me in the mood. I've always been a lover of making (annnnnd eating) raw desserts but sometimes I like to make a big mess in my kitchen and bake up a storm👩🏻‍🍳 Eat these babies for breakfast, a snack or dessert... they're pretty much an anytime cookie! Have a GREAT weekend!!💛 . ✨Dry Ingredients ↠ 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats, blended into oat flour (ap flour works for a non-gf option) ↠ 1/4 cup each: almond meal/flour, rolled oats, sliced almonds, coconut sugar, unsweetened shredded coconut, chopped pretzels, mini vegan chocolate chips (I used @enjoylifefoods) ↠ 2 tbsp each: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, raisins or chopped dates ↠ 3/4 tsp cinnamon ↠ 1/2 tsp each: sea salt, baking powder, baking soda . ✨Wet Ingredients ↠ 1 tbsp ground flax + 2 tbsp water, mixed ↠ 1/4 cup each: raw almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup ↠ 1 tsp vanilla . Method ↠ Mix ground flax + water. Set mixture aside so it can gel up into a "flax egg" ↠ Whisk together dry ingredients. ↠ In a separate bowl, stir together wet ingredients (including flax egg). ↠ Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir well until combined. ↠ Use a cookie scoop or your hands to form balls about 1.5 tbsp in size. Place on a baking sheet. ↠ Bake at 350F for 15 mins. Let the cookies cool for a few mins and transfer to cooling rack until they are completely cooled off to make sure they don't break apart. Enjoy!

The cutest little cookie monsters I’ve ever seen 🍪🍪🍪 Tag a friend that would appreciate these macaroons!
📷 @sweet_essence_

The cutest little cookie monsters I’ve ever seen 🍪🍪🍪 Tag a friend that would appreciate these macaroons! 📷 @sweet_essence_

Taco Tuesday! YAY or NAY?🌮🥗
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Savory tempeh crumbles, caramelized onions, oyster mushrooms and bell peppers, organic sweet corn, sauerkraut, avocado, cabbage, butter lettuce and a cilantro lime sauce! 🥑🌽🌿
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I finally made a successful batch of crispy oil-free fries! I used sweet potatoes, purple potatoes and Japanese sweet potatoes (my personal favorite!!). Apparently it's all about cutting fatty wedges, that's how you get the crispiness.
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🍠For the potato wedges: Evenly slice the potatoes into wedges and toss into a pot of cold water. Once the water comes to a boil, drain the potatoes and season with a tiny bit of flour and spices. Pop them into the oven at 425 for about 30-40 mins.
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🌮For the tempeh: Bring pot of shallow water to a simmer. Add a block of tempeh and simmer for 10 mins. Drain the tempeh and pat dry. Once the tempeh is cool, crumble it into pieces. Heat a tiny bit of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tempeh, minced garlic and spices. Cook the tempeh for 5-7 mins. Add low-sodium shoyu (or coconut aminos) and maple syrup. I never measure but about 1-2 tbsp each to your preference! Cook for few more mins. Enjoy!!! 😋😋😋
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#plantbased #organic #vegan #vegetarian #whatveganseat #vegansofig #bestofvegan #recipe #recipes #california #taco #tacotuesday #organic #eatclean #veganfood #veggies #nom #crueltyfree #healthy #eatlocal #food #health #yum #meatfree #fitfood #wholefoodsfaves #foodsforthought #beautifulcuisines #heresmyfood #buzzfeast

Taco Tuesday! YAY or NAY?🌮🥗 . Savory tempeh crumbles, caramelized onions, oyster mushrooms and bell peppers, organic sweet corn, sauerkraut, avocado, cabbage, butter lettuce and a cilantro lime sauce! 🥑🌽🌿 . I finally made a successful batch of crispy oil-free fries! I used sweet potatoes, purple potatoes and Japanese sweet potatoes (my personal favorite!!). Apparently it's all about cutting fatty wedges, that's how you get the crispiness. . 🍠For the potato wedges: Evenly slice the potatoes into wedges and toss into a pot of cold water. Once the water comes to a boil, drain the potatoes and season with a tiny bit of flour and spices. Pop them into the oven at 425 for about 30-40 mins. . 🌮For the tempeh: Bring pot of shallow water to a simmer. Add a block of tempeh and simmer for 10 mins. Drain the tempeh and pat dry. Once the tempeh is cool, crumble it into pieces. Heat a tiny bit of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tempeh, minced garlic and spices. Cook the tempeh for 5-7 mins. Add low-sodium shoyu (or coconut aminos) and maple syrup. I never measure but about 1-2 tbsp each to your preference! Cook for few more mins. Enjoy!!! 😋😋😋 . . .
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#plantbased #organic #vegan #vegetarian #whatveganseat #vegansofig #bestofvegan #recipe #recipes #california #taco #tacotuesday #organic #eatclean #veganfood #veggies #nom #crueltyfree #healthy #eatlocal #food #health #yum #meatfree #fitfood #wholefoodsfaves #foodsforthought #beautifulcuisines #heresmyfood #buzzfeast

✖️ GIVEAWAY CLOSED ✖️
Congratulations @megshawj + @kicking.asana!!!
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Worldwide Giveaway ☀️🌴 I’ve teamed up with @veganresortwear! We’ll be gifting TWO winners a vegan-friendly hand woven basket bag!
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To enter, simply:
1. Follow @raw_manda and @veganresortwear
2. Like this photo
3. Tag 3 real friends in the comments below
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Winners will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 5!✨
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Vegan is more than what we eat, it’s also about what we wear. I’m now asking myself is what I’m wearing cruelty-free, sustainable and eco-friendly?🌏 Fair-trade fashion is also a concept I was very unfamiliar with until recently and admittedly, I’m still learning about it. It’s not just about whether something is made from an animal or harms the environment, it’s also about if we’re exploiting people involved in the process. I know doing your research takes time but we have the power to vote with our dollar. Make it count and take a stand! 🙏🏼✨ Together let’s spread this very important message of compassion ✌🏼✌🏼

✖️ GIVEAWAY CLOSED ✖️ Congratulations @megshawj + @kicking.asana!!! . Worldwide Giveaway ☀️🌴 I’ve teamed up with @veganresortwear! We’ll be gifting TWO winners a vegan-friendly hand woven basket bag! . To enter, simply: 1. Follow @raw_manda and @veganresortwear 2. Like this photo 3. Tag 3 real friends in the comments below . Winners will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 5!✨ . Vegan is more than what we eat, it’s also about what we wear. I’m now asking myself is what I’m wearing cruelty-free, sustainable and eco-friendly?🌏 Fair-trade fashion is also a concept I was very unfamiliar with until recently and admittedly, I’m still learning about it. It’s not just about whether something is made from an animal or harms the environment, it’s also about if we’re exploiting people involved in the process. I know doing your research takes time but we have the power to vote with our dollar. Make it count and take a stand! 🙏🏼✨ Together let’s spread this very important message of compassion ✌🏼✌🏼

Today is WoRLD VeGaN DaY 🎉
Where in the world are you from? 🌎🌍🌏
I'm from Virginia and currently living in LA 🇺🇸!
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Are you one less person harming animals? Let's face it.. eating animals is kiiinda weird! I promise it's the best thing you can do for your mind, body & SOUL! Who's with me?! #GoVegan 🙏🏼

Today is WoRLD VeGaN DaY 🎉 Where in the world are you from? 🌎🌍🌏 I'm from Virginia and currently living in LA 🇺🇸! . Are you one less person harming animals? Let's face it.. eating animals is kiiinda weird! I promise it's the best thing you can do for your mind, body & SOUL! Who's with me?! #GoVegan 🙏🏼

HAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN!! 🎃✨
Check out my IG stories to see the simple home-cooked vegan meal my pups absolutely looooooove!
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#ewok #starwars #halloween #adoptdontshop

HAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN!! 🎃✨ Check out my IG stories to see the simple home-cooked vegan meal my pups absolutely looooooove! . #ewok #starwars #halloween #adoptdontshop

Messy leftovers!🙌🏼🙌🏼 Here's what my meals typically look like when they're not styled up for the gram 😋 Loads of veggies mixed up in a big bowl! Creamy sweet potato curry, pulled jackfruit, zucchini noodles, corn, peas and tons of leafy greens 🌿🍃

Messy leftovers!🙌🏼🙌🏼 Here's what my meals typically look like when they're not styled up for the gram 😋 Loads of veggies mixed up in a big bowl! Creamy sweet potato curry, pulled jackfruit, zucchini noodles, corn, peas and tons of leafy greens 🌿🍃

My face when everything I'm wearing is cruelty-free, including biodegradable GLITTER✨🤗
What are your favorite vegan brands?
@projektglitter @inthesoulshine @willsveganshoes

My face when everything I'm wearing is cruelty-free, including biodegradable GLITTER✨🤗 What are your favorite vegan brands? @projektglitter @inthesoulshine @willsveganshoes

SuNDaY MoTiVaTiON 😍
Thank you for inspiring me from the beginning @talinegabriel 👑

SuNDaY MoTiVaTiON 😍 Thank you for inspiring me from the beginning @talinegabriel 👑

Sweet Potato Sushi Bowl 🍚 
Saying dinner was satisfying is an understatement 🙃 I took my Purple Carrot leftovers and added a few of my own personal touches 👩🏻‍🌾 Have you tried any good vegan meal kit delivery services that you would recommend??
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what's in my bowl 🤔
↠ avocado
↠ lacinato kale
↠ sea beans
↠ kizami nori
↠ quinoa speckled rice
↠ roasted sweet potato
↠ sambal-marinated cucumbers
↠ yuzu sauce (yuzu juice + veganaise)
↠ sesame seeds
↠ hemp seeds
↠ sauerkraut
↠ lime juice (always.)
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P.S. this is me sitting on top of my counter + sink, on a display board with a tripod sketchily balancing in front of the smallest window in my kitchen. the bowl was heavy AF and I was also trying to angle it to get the best light while trying to make my legs look "cool" for the shot. oh, and I can't forget to mention the self-timer struggles😅 #doitforthegram

Sweet Potato Sushi Bowl 🍚 Saying dinner was satisfying is an understatement 🙃 I took my Purple Carrot leftovers and added a few of my own personal touches 👩🏻‍🌾 Have you tried any good vegan meal kit delivery services that you would recommend?? . what's in my bowl 🤔 ↠ avocado ↠ lacinato kale ↠ sea beans ↠ kizami nori ↠ quinoa speckled rice ↠ roasted sweet potato ↠ sambal-marinated cucumbers ↠ yuzu sauce (yuzu juice + veganaise) ↠ sesame seeds ↠ hemp seeds ↠ sauerkraut ↠ lime juice (always.) . P.S. this is me sitting on top of my counter + sink, on a display board with a tripod sketchily balancing in front of the smallest window in my kitchen. the bowl was heavy AF and I was also trying to angle it to get the best light while trying to make my legs look "cool" for the shot. oh, and I can't forget to mention the self-timer struggles😅 #doitforthegram

"People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that an ox eats grass."🌿🍃🐂 #pinocaruso
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The human anatomy is our best evidence that we are naturally plant-eaters.  When I was first introduced to the vegan lifestyle, what really resonated with me was comparing our biological make-up with carnivores and herbivores.  The proof was not just in the way I felt after switching to a vegan diet, it was also in the facts of how we are designed to be herbivores. My only regret becoming vegan is that I wish I had known sooner. I also received my blood work today, I'll share the results in my stories! 😘
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Mouth opening vs. head size
Carnivores: Large
Herbivores: Small
Humans: Small
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Teeth - Incisors
Carnivores: Short and pointed
Herbivores: Broad, flattened and spade-shaped
Humans: Broad, flattened and spade-shaped
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Teeth - Canines
Carnivores: Long, sharp, and curved
Herbivores: Dull and short or long (for defense), or none
Humans: Short and blunted
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Teeth - Molars
Carnivores: Sharp, jagged and blade-shaped
Herbivores: Flattened with cusps vs. complex surface
Humans: Flattened with nodular cusps
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Chewing
Carnivores: None; swallows food whole
Herbivores: Extensive chewing necessary
Humans: Extensive chewing necessary
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Saliva
Carnivores: No digestive enzymes
Herbivores: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes
Humans: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes
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Facial muscles
Carnivores: Reduced to allow wide mouth gape
Herbivores: Well-developed
Humans: Well-developed
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Jaw motion
Carnivores: Shearing; minimal side-to-side motion
Herbivores: No shear; good side-to-side, front-to-back
Humans: No shear; good side-to-side, front-to-back
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Length of Small Intestine
Carnivores: 3-6 times body length
Herbivores: 10-12+ times body length
Humans: 10-11 times body length
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Stomach Acidity
Carnivores: ≤ pH 1
Herbivores: pH 4-5
Humans: pH 4-5
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Colon
Carnivores: Simple, short, and smooth
Herbivores: Long, complex; may be sacculated
Humans: Long, sacculated
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Liver
Carnivores: Can detoxify vitamin A
Herbivores: Cannot detoxify vitamin A
Humans: Cannot detoxify vitamin A
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Nails
Carnivores: Sharp claws
Herbivores: Flattened nails or blunt hooves
Humans: Flattened nails

"People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that an ox eats grass."🌿🍃🐂 #pinocaruso . The human anatomy is our best evidence that we are naturally plant-eaters. When I was first introduced to the vegan lifestyle, what really resonated with me was comparing our biological make-up with carnivores and herbivores. The proof was not just in the way I felt after switching to a vegan diet, it was also in the facts of how we are designed to be herbivores. My only regret becoming vegan is that I wish I had known sooner. I also received my blood work today, I'll share the results in my stories! 😘 . Mouth opening vs. head size Carnivores: Large Herbivores: Small Humans: Small . Teeth - Incisors Carnivores: Short and pointed Herbivores: Broad, flattened and spade-shaped Humans: Broad, flattened and spade-shaped . Teeth - Canines Carnivores: Long, sharp, and curved Herbivores: Dull and short or long (for defense), or none Humans: Short and blunted . Teeth - Molars Carnivores: Sharp, jagged and blade-shaped Herbivores: Flattened with cusps vs. complex surface Humans: Flattened with nodular cusps . Chewing Carnivores: None; swallows food whole Herbivores: Extensive chewing necessary Humans: Extensive chewing necessary . Saliva Carnivores: No digestive enzymes Herbivores: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes Humans: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes . Facial muscles Carnivores: Reduced to allow wide mouth gape Herbivores: Well-developed Humans: Well-developed . Jaw motion Carnivores: Shearing; minimal side-to-side motion Herbivores: No shear; good side-to-side, front-to-back Humans: No shear; good side-to-side, front-to-back . Length of Small Intestine Carnivores: 3-6 times body length Herbivores: 10-12+ times body length Humans: 10-11 times body length . Stomach Acidity Carnivores: ≤ pH 1 Herbivores: pH 4-5 Humans: pH 4-5 . Colon Carnivores: Simple, short, and smooth Herbivores: Long, complex; may be sacculated Humans: Long, sacculated . Liver Carnivores: Can detoxify vitamin A Herbivores: Cannot detoxify vitamin A Humans: Cannot detoxify vitamin A . Nails Carnivores: Sharp claws Herbivores: Flattened nails or blunt hooves Humans: Flattened nails

Monkey in the middle 🍌🐒
What's the one fruit you couldn't live without?

Monkey in the middle 🍌🐒 What's the one fruit you couldn't live without?

Taste the rainbow 🌈 
Which fruit would you pick first? 🤗
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Kiwi • Pink Lemon • Avocado • Grapes • Cape Gooseberry • Mango • Passion Fruit • Dark Sweet Cherry • Strawberry • Raspberry • Watermelon • Pink Dragon Fruit • Blackberry • Black Raspberry • Black Mission Fig • Elderberry • Blueberry

Taste the rainbow 🌈 Which fruit would you pick first? 🤗 . Kiwi • Pink Lemon • Avocado • Grapes • Cape Gooseberry • Mango • Passion Fruit • Dark Sweet Cherry • Strawberry • Raspberry • Watermelon • Pink Dragon Fruit • Blackberry • Black Raspberry • Black Mission Fig • Elderberry • Blueberry

Bringing you a little light this Monday✨💫
Wishing you a happy and healthy start to your week! x
@studioimpressions

Bringing you a little light this Monday✨💫 Wishing you a happy and healthy start to your week! x @studioimpressions

Vegan Sources of Protein!!✨
Quinoa, chickpeas, edamame, broccoli, pistachios and leafy greens 🍃🌿 What's your favorite plant protein?

Vegan Sources of Protein!!✨ Quinoa, chickpeas, edamame, broccoli, pistachios and leafy greens 🍃🌿 What's your favorite plant protein?