In my last update, I said this time around trying to go vegan I was a lot more prepared than last time. YouTube has very much been my friend through this process and helped me with so many recipes, tips, advice and been a bit of moral support when I’ve been tempted by a chicken sandwich (which happened but more on that another time). So, I thought I’d share my five YouTube channels that I’ve been loving.
Natasha aka That Vegan Mom has by far been the most inspirational YouTuber for me. She’s a little bit younger than me, has a son the same age as mine and she’s so effortlessly incorporated veganism into their lives. Her son is also vegan and is truly thriving. He has a great and varied diet, full of healthy fats, protein, fruits and veg – the same as a meat eating child, just without the meat. She isn’t preachy, shows the ‘naughty’ days when you opt for convenience (we all do it). And the food she makes isn’t Instagram ready every time, making her food far more attainable. I urge you to check her out!
Jess has a bit of everything on her channel but her recipes is what made me subscribe. They are so simple and she shows you breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and a snack in a little 10 minute video. Her superfood toast is so good and everything I’ve tried tastes really fresh and homemade. Not much work involved either if you have a food processor.
Quite new to YouTube, I started watching them when they only had a handful of subscribers. Again, they are another set of parents that have vegan kids and show you how easy it is to feed your family a vegan diet on a budget. They are also into fitness having done PT training so when they are giving specific nutrition and exercise advice they have the science to back it up. They show some of their workouts too which is so interesting because they can get some serious results from just 10 minutes a day! They have a free ebook on their blog which is pretty good too.
4. Tess Begg
If you’re into a bit of food porn then certainly check out Tess. Her food is always beautifully presented and looks amazing. It’s quite rare she puts a full recipe as she has an ebook to sell but she quite often puts what she’s shoving in the blender on the screen. She takes you through some of her workouts too which I’ve done in the gym and they are a killer.
You can probably see a bit of a pattern forming here. If you’re vegan and making gains, I’ll watch it. I’ve only just started watching Stefanie but I’m enjoying what I’m seeing so far. How can a vegan girl of that size squat that much?! I watch Ashley Nocero too, she isn’t vegan but her workouts are unbeatable I’d say.
The five I’ve mentioned are just the ones I really enjoy and what I like most is none of them get caught up in the vegan drama that’s all over YouTube that, quite frankly, turn people off veganism. Let’s not fight amongst ourselves we have some love to spread!
If you’ve got some YouTube channels that are your go-to for inspiration then do drop them in the comments and I’ll be sure to check them out.
Thanks for coming over to have a read and see you soon, C x.