It is natural for people who are following a vegan diet to be concerned on whether they are consuming enough nutrients. Fortunately, a vegan can supplement their nutrient intake by consuming some juices and teas which have great benefits for their health.
Tea is a healthy drink especially for the vegan diet. There is a variety of tea options to choose from including:
- Green tea
Green tea is rich in antioxidants derived from its flavonoids. As a result, the tea helps to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Overall, flavonoids are important in supporting body health. Green tea has higher antioxidant content than black tea.
- Rooibos tea
Rooibos tea is red bush tea. It is rich in antioxidants which help with heart health. Furthermore, rooibos tea reduces the production of cortisol by the adrenal glands leading to less stress and increased relaxation. Rooibos tea does not contain caffeine and is great for people who want to eliminate caffeine from their diet.
- Ginger tea
Ginger tea is known to combat nausea and calm the stomach and it is often recommended to reduce morning sickness in pregnant women. Ginger contains the components gingerols and shogaols which relieve indigestion and GI stress, stomach pain and nausea.
- Peppermint tea
As expected, peppermint tea keeps your breath fresh. In addition, it helps to alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and improve overall digestion. Peppermint tea is also a comfort tea
Juice is delicious, refreshing and full of nutrients. Some of the best juices for a vegan diet include:
- Carrot spinach ginger juice
For this juice, you will need 4 carrots, a handful of spinach and a thumb-sized chuck of ginger. Begin with juicing the carrots then add the ginger and lastly the spinach. All these vegetables are rich in nutrients. Ginger is rich in antioxidants and carrots are great sources of vitamin A.
- Spinach mango banana juice
You will need a handful of spinach, cold water, a large peeled and sliced mango and a large peeled and frozen banana for this juice. Begin by blending the spinach and water until they are frothy before adding the mango and banana. Bananas are rich in prebiotics which are necessary in maintaining gut health and the detoxification system.
- Green lemonade
For this juice, you will need 2 stalks of celery, I bushel of kale, an apple, one and two thirds of cucumbers and 1-3 cups of lemonade. Blend all the ingredients together. All these ingredients are nutritious for the vegan drink diet. You can add in some parsley and ginger for a different taste.
- The Pink Lady
This juice is a blend of a pear, 1 beet, some ginger and one and a half cups of pineapples in chunks. Besides having great nutritional value, it is one tasty juice.
The vegan diet does not have to be dull and boring. These juices and teas make a whole lot of difference and you can play around with your own juice recipes.