In my opinion, one of the best ways to stay motivated in the vegan lifestyle is to have some reliable and fun resources. I have friends and acquaintances who ask me for resources all the time, so I figure a blog post with all of them would be helpful. These are people that consistently motivate and inspire me to be vegan in all aspects of the word. I’d love to share them all with you, and I hope you love them as much as I do! They are in no particular order and each serves a different purpose/aspect of veganism.
Kate and Mae Flowers are vegan GOALS (as well as relationship goals)! These two beautiful ladies each have their own channels that are seriously incredible. They focus on spreading love and positivity through a healthy, vegan lifestyle. I remember coming across Kate when looking into a raw vegan diet. She and her partner Mae inspire me daily to make better food choices and each as raw as possible. Eating raw is fantastic for digestion and overall health. They do a lot of recipe and “What I Eat in a Day” videos.
2. Sarah Lemkus
Sarah is a young mom living in New Zealand. She specializes in making videos on how to live compassionately. She films her day-to-day life with her husband and their adorable daughter, Beth. I’ve been obsessed with her videos lately because they give great inspiration for family recipes and parenting tips. Truthfully, I’m considering moving to New Zealand now after watching her videos.
Bonny is one of my all time favorites. I’ve been watching her videos for a long time now and she is still one of my favorite people on YouTube. She is an Australian, vegan YouTuber with a heart of gold. She spreads positivity and light through her videos, while still maintaining a focus on healthy veganism. Her and her partner, Tim, make videos on what they eat and what they do in day-to-day life. Also, the editing of the videos is goals.
Supreme Banana is probably the funniest vegan YouTuber I have seen. She is a ray of sunshine who sprinkles positivity in every video. Her specialty is “veganizing” different dishes and fast foods. She recently traveled all over Europe and showed the different vegan foods she ate there. I love her motto – “Anything can be veganized, so might as well be vegan!”
Caitlin is one of those YouTubers that makes you feel like you’re hanging out with a friend. She is so calm and cool and offers great advice on veganism. She specializes in recipe videos, veganism on a budget, and advice for being vegan while in school. She also talks about healthy living and making positive choices with your day. I love how real her videos are, especially her grocery hauls. She always looks for a good deal, which is what I’m all about!
Liv’s channel specializes in recipes, especially for students. Her videos are so inspiring for those who want easy options for vegan food. I really love her bento box creations and her snack videos. She is so creative and calming. Her videos are actually really relaxing to watch, as well as helpful!
Ellen is my go-to for parenting advice. She and her husband and two kids live a low-stress life in Hawaii. They are mostly raw vegan with the occasional cooked food here and there. She specializes in family eating and lifestyle videos, as well as advice on gentle parenting (no passive, gentle). She is so sweet and positive. She is also very well-informed, making her a great resource for advice on pregnancy and parenting.
Hannah is Ellen (Mango Island Mamma)’s sister who lives in California. She is super funny and real with everyone. My favorite videos on her channel are of her company called “Spontanea.” They do vegan pop-up dinners that are themed, gourmet and healthy. I love seeing the different creations they come up with and the reactions of the guests. I know that the next time I am in California, a Spontanea dinner is at the top of my to-do list! (Hannah also has an awesome podcast called “Earth to Us” on iTunes).
9. Rhian HY
This channel specializes in vegan fashion and beauty. She offers fantastic videos about vegan beauty products and companies, as well as fashion products. I love her chic taste mixed with her compassionate lifestyle!
Podcasts (on iTunes)
- Thought For Food
Jackson and Aaron are my go-to guys for all things vegan in the podcast realm. They offer fantastic advice on high-performance athleticism while on a plant-based diet, vegan medical advice from professionals, and interviews with various guests. They always back up their opinions and advice with research and data, as well as their own experiences. They are very credible, and their podcast is great for vegans and non-vegans alike to listen to. Not to mention, they have the best intros ever. They also have a YouTube Channel called “Thought For Food TV.”
If any of you know of more awesome resources, feel free to leave a comment with a link or name. I’m always looking for more awesome people to connect with.
As always, eat your vegetables,