05 Vegan Youtube Channels For When You Need Inspiration

Ellen Fisher: Here!

Ellen Fisher aka Mango Island Mamma, is my favorite by far. Ellen has a wholesome channel where she creates videos about gentle parenting, veganism, and mom life. I’m not a mom yet, so her parenting videos are mostly inspiration for me haha. Ellen creates “What I Eat in a Day” and recipe videos, which I personally like when I’m running low on motivation in the kitchen. Ellen even has two e-books, I own and recommend, which are PACKED with recipes. You can find those here. Ellen also creates videos about favorite baby/beauty/home/health products, as well as books. I discovered “The Four Agreements” By Don Miguel Ruiz through Ellen. She truly kicked my hunger for knowledge and veganism to the next level! Here’s my favorite video:

Hannah McNeely: here!

Funnily, Hannah is Ellen’s sister. Of course, I discovered Hannah by Ellen mentioning her, but boy am I sorry I hadn’t discovered her sooner! Hannah has book club!! Hannah is one of two cohosts on the podcast Earth To Us. Hannah creates “What I Eat In A Day” and “A Day in the Life of..” videos, my personal favorites. Hannah has a great sense of humor, and I just really think you’d like her! Her content speaks for itself, honestly. Here’s my favorite video:

Julien Solomita & Jenna Marbles: Hell yeaaaauh

Hahahaha, let’s be honest, here. I can’t mention “Favorite Vegan Youtubers” without giving J&J’s Kitchen cred. Here’s my favorite video:

Sarah Lemkus: Here!

Sarah is a youtuber I discovered around the same time I discovered Ellen Fisher. Sarah has a lifestyle, nutrition, and motherhood youtube channel. Sarah also has a website, you can find here. I’ve truly enjoyed seeing her family grow, and it’s given me so much inspiration when I needed it most. Here’s my favorite video:

Cheap Lazy Vegan: here!

Let’s not pretend like her channel name isn’t the best. Genius, in fact. I will always be down for cheap lazy vegan food! Always. I especially love her meal prep videos. They offer inspiration on weeks that I’m feeling extremely rushed or  busy. Here’s my favorite video:

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My Favorite Smoothie

  • Approx. 1 cup Frozen Mangoes
  • Approx. ½ cup Frozen Pineapples
  • ¾ cup Frozen Blueberries, Approx. ¼ cup Fresh Blueberries
  • Approx. 1 & ½ handfuls of Spinach
  • Approx. ¾ cups Frozen Cherries
  • 2 small tablespoons Barley Grass Juice Powder

 

Short, sweet, and straight to the point. That’s what I like about this recipe, it’s so effortless I could blend it in my sleep! I love having this smoothie on a warm, sunny day for lunch. It’s the perfect mid-day pick me up. I just throw everything in a blender, and blend! Thaw the frozen fruits for 5-10 minutes before blending! Personally, I like a very icy smoothie so I thaw my fruit just the perfect length of time for my blender to blend easily. The mangoes keep this sweet enough for me, usually, but if you’ve got a sweet tooth, try adding some maple syrup! How does anyone live without maple syrup, am I right? I cannot promise any amazing benefits from drinking this, but I can promise that it makes for one delicious meal! I love topping this smoothie with two big spoonfuls of Chia seeds. I love adding these after it’s in the cup, because I love how the chia thickens as you drink it. It’s like those chia juices. They have a weird, yet lovely texture.. Am I the only one hahaha? This recipe also makes a great smoothie bowl!

Additional Ingredients: What I find I reach for the most in special occasion:

  • Maple Syrup
  • Plant based protein powder
  • Hawaiian Spirulina powder
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chia
  • Flax (seed/ground)
  • Ground ginger
  • Cinnamon

 

 

You’ll thank me later!

 

June Favorite: Maui Moisture

Okay, I definitely have to start by saying that I immediately loved this product from day one. After about a week, I started getting excited to write this post. I eat a plant based diet, but I’ve been a little worried about giving up my HBA products. Mainly because hygiene products are already expensive without the vegan, cruelty free, organic labels.

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My hair has been in pretty bad shape since I cut it last (We’ll blame it on stress), so i mean everything I say. The first time I saw this product was online scrolling through facebook. I think this is due to the amount of vegan social media pages I’ve been following. It’s weird how that happens, isn’t it? I remember every time I saw it I thought “I’m going to look into where I can buy it. I bet, due to my location, I’ll have to have it shipped to me.” To my surprise, I found it at my local grocery store. What? I didn’t find just the type pictures, they had many different hair products by this brand. Very excited and very eager to try some shampoo and conditioner, I picked up two bottles. Due to the shape my hair is in, I got the kind “For weak, brittle hair”. Although I haven’t noticed a difference in the length of hair, I’ve noticed a difference in the health of my hair. What amazed me was how I felt the difference after the first use. How crazy is that! I was not expecting to see an immediate change in the overall health of my hair. I think what I appreciated most was the simple, yet straight to the point label.

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I have nothing but great things to say about these products! After using these for a little over a month, I don’t think I’ll be changing any time soon. I’m excited to try different scents that focus on different areas. It leaves my hair smelling seriously great. My boyfriend is constantly complimenting the smell. I would definitely recommend giving this product a try, and will definitely continue using it. Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts?