In 2015, we can expect to see many interesting food trends. Some of them are a superb way to add vibrancy to your vegan food.
- 1. Superfood it!
Instead of supersizing it in the case of junk food, eating more superfoods is a great way to eat for your health. More people are becoming aware of the importance of eating nutrient-rich foods, such as those containing antioxidants which fight free radicals in the body and protect against disease. This trend works well with a vegan lifestyle because it brings you some novelty if you take the time to choose veggies and fruits that you don’t usually eat. Add blueberries to your morning oatmeal, replace regular potatoes with the sweet variety, and add kale to your salads when you tire of spinach.
- 2. Cold Pressed Juices for Nut Milk
Milk alternatives have become popular. First there was soy milk, but then eco-minded individuals started to lose some interest in it because such a large amount of soy contains genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) so nut milks hit the scene - and haven’t left. They’re delicious, so it’s no wonder more people are interested in making them with cold press machines in the comfort of their kitchens. If your mouth is watering, here’s a recipe for almond milk.
- 3. Less Meat
This is always good news for vegans! Less beef is set to be produced in the U.S. in 2015, according to the USDA, with less than 23.7 billion pounds of beef production scheduled. This is quite a drop from 2014's production which was around 25.7 billion pounds.
- 4. Coconut Sugar!
Coconut has been making its mark in food, beauty and skin care in a variety of ways, from coconut water to coconut oil. This year, we can expect coconut sugar. Even just hearing it sounds delicious! But it’s more than just tasty: coconut sugar contains zinc and iron, two nutrients that are a must to include in your diet.
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