life on pine


Kate Parrish

so, recently i've tried to become a vegetarian [while also trying to be vegan as much as possible, but cheese and fish find their way into my life sometimes]. my mom is a vegan and i watched two documentaries that completely sold me: cowspiricy and forks over knives. i highly recommend both. 

to be honest, the diet shift feels so good and gets me excited for change. i thought i would start sharing some of my favorite resources and recipes here for those of you who might be interested. starting of with my new morning routine, this perfect smoothie. 

Serves 1

  • 1 banana, peeled [frozen gives a nice chill to the smoothie]
  • 1/2 cup frozen (or fresh) mango [i also substitute this for pineapple to mix it up]
  • 1/2  avocado
  • 1 cup  [or big handful] spinach
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk or homemade cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp lime juice [about half a lime]
  • optional: 2 tbsp hemp protein powder 

place all smoothie ingredients in your blender and blend till very smooth and creamy. this recipe is from the food 52 vegan cookbook  with a few tweaks. another great vegan cookbook can be found here. cheers.