Category Archives: Learning to be Vegan

Strategies to keep it slim while being busy and fabulous

One of my friends posted on the blog’s Facebook page and requested this topic: Dear Trina Eats Plants, I love your blog and I have read every post. I am headed into a very busy period at work where I … Continue reading

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The Magic of Cashews: the Vegan’s Secret Weapon

When I was first learning to be vegan, I went to a raw vegan cooking class and the chef was so excited about soaked, raw nuts.  I had no clue what she was talking about, and I had no idea … Continue reading

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Vegan Candy for Halloween!

I often joke that I am eating more plants for beauty, but the concept that my plant-based meals are “cruelty free” is never far from my mind.  There’s a lot of shady stuff going on with the way we “manufacture” our … Continue reading

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Becoming Dairy Free

One of the biggest reasons I held off on changing my diet to improve my skin was because I never thought I could give up one particular animal product: DAIRY.  I loved cheese – on pizza, in pasta, a slice … Continue reading

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The Green Smoothie – Part 3: Making the Smoothie

Now that we’ve covered the green smoothie basics and boosters, it’s time to make (and drink) this delicious breakfast drink.  Here are the steps I follow to make my morning smoothie in my magic bullet blender: 1. Gather up all … Continue reading

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The Green Smoothie – Part 2: Boosters!

Green smoothies bursting with delicious nutrition!  However, I like to take mine to an even higher level – yes, it’s possible.  You can do this by adding what I call “boosters” to your smoothie. My two favorite boosters are: Flax … Continue reading

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The Green Smoothie – Part 1: The Basics

When I was first thinking about eating more plants, I was pondering how to get more nutrient-rich greens in my diet.  Thanks to the Beauty Detox Diet book (more about this helpful book here), I was drawn to the power of the … Continue reading

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Learning to be Vegan: Helpful Books

Do you want to learn about being a plant eater from through the power of the written word?  If you said yes, then a few helpful books will do the trick. There are several books I found very helpful in my … Continue reading

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Learning to be Vegan: Documentaries

Do you want to learn about being a plant eater from the comfort of your couch?  If you said yes, then a few Netflix documentaries can help you learn more. There are several documentaries that I found very helpful in … Continue reading

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Why eat more plants?

Why did I start eating more plants? Bad skin.  As a seemingly healthy adult woman about to turn 30, the fact that I had stubborn skin problems was infuriating.  I tried everything…except eliminating dairy which was something I had heard … Continue reading

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