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In this episode, I chat with Trudy of the Geneus Life about:

  • How Trudy’s eating has evolved since she started her vegan journey.

  • Why and how she uses herbs to heal herself naturally.

  • Why you don’t need a million followers to be a social media influencer.

  • How she and her partner Jet were able to triple their income working with brands in less than a year.

Get the full show notes for this episode here

 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

We chat about:

  • Why Grace started her vegan journey after seeing so many young people plagued by lifestyle diseases.

  • The ups and downs of being vegan while deployed with the military in various parts of the world.

  • Tips on how to make running a part of your wellness journey

  • Being vegan in social situations and while dating

  • Grace’s practical approach to intermittent fasting

Get the full show notes for this episode here 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

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It was amazing to have @officialgreymusic on the show to share his vegan journey.

We chat about:

  • Grey’s start in music and how he was able to stay encouraged even when he wasn’t how/when his brand would grow.

  • His favorite Thanksgiving dishes and how he is still able to enjoy Thanksgiving as someone who loved meat.

  • Grey’s annual vegan Thanksgiving dinner and how he plans to expand it in 2019

  • How his activism has evolved from mostly animal ethics to food justice for black folks

  • How he plans to raise his daughter vegan

 Get full show notes for the episode here

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

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I had a great time chatting with Kimberly Barnes about vegan life with FLAVOR. 

In this episode, we chat about:

  • What she didn’t expect to happen when she started her plant-based journey.

  • How to stock your pantry for easy cooking and experimenting

  • How to meal plan and simple meal prep tips

  • How to make pulled jackfruit that is actually worth eating (lol)

Get the show notes for this episode here 

 

Direct download: mightbevegan.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

 It was great to finally have Queenie on the show!

In this episode we chat about:

  • How a vegan lifestyle has changed her life for the better

  • Practical tips on how to do a successful 21-day juice cleanse & the spiritual benefits

  • Why she is celibate, even though she’s been in a relationship for over two years

  • Her journey to self-love

Get the full show notes for this episode here

 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

In this episode, I chat with Xav of Plant-Based Brotha about:

  • Why he started his plant-based journey back in the early 2000s (he was only 12!)
  • How Xav is able to stay plant-based with a busy work schedule.
  • Some of Xav’s favorite meals (he loves to cook & entertain).
  • Why he’s plant-based and NOT vegan
  • How Xav is able to stay satisfied with plant-based eating (no starving over here!).
  • Xav shares tips on how black men can start their own plant-based journey.

 

Get all the show notes for this episode here 

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Direct download: plantbasedbrothaFINAL.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

Letitia is a certified holistic health coach, and it was so nice to chat with her about her journey to wellness.

We chat about: 

  • Being a social vegan

  • What’s holding black women back from going vegan and what we can do about it.

  • Does animal rights have a place in black veganism?

  • How to be vegan and keep your curves

  • How to stay on track as vegan and the importance of being clear about your why.

Get all of the resources mentioned in this episode here 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

Dr. Ruby Thomas is a board-certified pediatrician in Atlanta, GA. It was great to have her on the show to share practical vegan tips for families. There are so many people who have pushback from family and friends about whether or not veganism is safe for kids.

In this podcast, we chat about:

  • Why it’s okay for kids to be vegan

  • How to get small children and teenagers on board

  • Her family’s easy go-to meals

  • Being a social vegan with kids (school parties & family events)

  • How she made vegan formula right at home for her children and store-bought options that are available.

Get the resources mentioned in the episode & contact Dr. Ruby here

Direct download: vegandrrubythomas.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

  • Start.

  • Don’t overthink it.

  • Do the best you can every.single. day.
  • Get clear on your why and make it happen!

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here 

Direct download: veganencouragement.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

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We chat about:

  • How to be vegan on the go without eating out at restaurants.
  • An example of a full day of meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert.
  • How Jackie was able to start her business with blogging on Tumblr, photography, and networking.
  • Simple food photography tips using a phone.
  • Cookbook writing
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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

I stepped outside of my comfort zone and did my first podcast with two guests. It was worth it!

In this episode, I chat with Tracye & Mary McQuirter about their 30+ years of vegan life.

We discuss:

  • Why Mary McQuirter started her vegan journey at 50 years old (she's 81 now) and the positive changes that came with the lifestyle.
  • How Mary McQuirter was able to overcome overeating and a sugar addiction.
  • Why Tracye decided to write Ageless Vegan with her mom and how they came up with recipes together.
  • Tips on how to make vegan life long-term and practical.

Get the show notes at brownvegan.com

Direct download: agelessvegantracyemcquirter.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

In this episode, I chat with Chelsea Williams about all things wellness and building an online business through blogging, sponsorships, and genuine connections.

Get all of the resources mentioned in this episode here.

Direct download: thatschelsea.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

It's one thing to go vegan solo, but a whole other situation when you're ready to change your life with a family.

In this podcast episode, I chat with Ambriel of Black Mama Vegan (wife and mom of four) about:

  • How to sneak in a couple of vegan meals a week.
  • Why it's such an advantage to go vegan when your children are very young.
  • How she was able to change her husband mindset around protein and "feeling full."
  • How she was able to get her teenage daughter on board *despite the multiple side eyes* lol
  • Why faux meat products are so helpful for new vegan families.

Get the full show notes for this episode here

Direct download: blackveganmamaFINAL11.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

We chat about:

  • Why she's so confident as a fat vegan 
  • Her 120 weight loss (she worked out for four hours a day at one point!)
  • How she handles negative comments as a Youtuber
  • Her struggles with plus-sized vegan fashion
  • Tips on how to start a vegan journey
  • Tips on how to get started as a vegan YouTuber

Get the show notes and reach Edyn here 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

In this episode, I chat with Keith Tucker about his vegan journey, how he uses food and music to bring wellness to the black community, and the details of putting together vegan dinners around the country.

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Direct download: hiphopisgreen.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

In this episode, I share tips on:

  • How to be vegan on a road trip
  • How to vegan at the airport and on a flight
  • How to be vegan when you get your destination (especially during a group trip)

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Direct download: vegantravelALLCLIPS.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

It was awesome to have Esosa E. on the show!

We chat about:

  • How she was able to cure her acne from the inside out using raw food and rejuvelac.
  • How to stay satisfied eating a raw food diet.
  • How to enjoy flavorful and delicious salads.
  • Five causes of fatigue and how you can overcome it.
  • Why your diet may be the cause of your depression.

Get the resources mentioned in this episode here 

Direct download: rawgirltoxicworld.mp3
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In this episode, I chat with Tierra Goes Green about:

  • How she went from heavy drinking & wings to fresh juice and wellness
  • Why it's okay to delegate meal planning and prep
  • Working out
  • How to be vegan in relationships (romantic and family)
  • Being a social vegan

 

Get the show notes here 

Direct download: tierragoesgreenFINAL.mp3
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In this episode we chat about:

  • Alyssa's vegan journey -- ditching dairy, meal prep, cooking tips
  • Why more vegans should start podcasts
  • Why you don't have to be tech savvy to start a podcast
  • How to get used to the sound of your own voice
  • Editing episodes
  • How to book guests
  • Why you don't need expensive equipment to get started

Get the full show notes here

Direct download: liveplantedpodcast.mp3
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In this episode we chat about:

  • How Nzingah transitioned from a processed vegan life to a mostly raw lifestyle
  • Why self-care is more than external (such as manicure and massage)
  • Why self-care is important for relationships
  • Self-care on a budget

Full show notes for this episode is here 

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In this episode we chat about:

  • Breck's work as a private chef and vegan caterer 
  • How she plans to raise her baby vegan
  • Her go-to meals and kitchen tools
  • Why it's important to do what works best for you and to not feel like you have to follow "vegan rules"
  • Tips for people who live in food deserts

Get the show notes for this episode here 

Direct download: insatiablevegan.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

I met Sam last year while doing a cooking demo in Toronto and we instantly connected. It was awesome to have her on the show to share her vegan journey and how she is growing her business.

We chat about so much including:
*Why she went vegan overnight
*How to make those coins food blogging (she gets a million page views a month!)
*How she got her cookbook deal

 

Get the resources mentioned in this episode here 

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My two favorite topics are veganism & business, so I had to have Cherri back on the show to share how she started and grew her vegan prep business.

Get the resources mentioned in this episode on the blog post here 

Direct download: brownveggiemomFINAL.mp3
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In this episode, I chat with Gina from Vegan with Curves about:

  • Why it's important to be open-minded and know your options as a vegan
  • How to deal with being vegan in the workplace
  • Blah to the vegan police
  • The difference between vegan and plant-based
  • How to keep your booty as a vegan -- what to eat and what exercises you should do

Get the show notes and resources mentioned in this episode here 

Direct download: veganwithcurvesFINAL.mp3
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It's so awesome to have Jenné Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul back on the show.

Here's what we covered:

  • How she transitioned her Sweet Potato Soul brand into a full-time business
  • How she secured her book deal
  • The details on how she wrote her cookbook
  • How to grow your YouTube channel and social media
  • How Jenne manages her depression & anxiety
  • How she is planning her vegan wedding                                         

Get all the show notes and order Jenné's book here 

Direct download: sweetpotatosoulFINALFINAL.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

I have Ashley from Crazy Urban Vegan on the show to talk about her weight loss AND weight gain, why weight loss is much more than the scale, and the importance of keeping it simple to stay on track.

Reach Ashley and get all the links mentioned in this episode here 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@brownvegan) and let me know what you think of the episode!

Direct download: ashleyfinal.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:32am EDT

We chat about:

  • Why she went vegan for cultural reasons
  • What Jamila doing in Baltimore to make vegan options accessible
  • Why she started a community farm with Afro-Vegan Society
  • Being vegan in the south
  • How she got her boyfriend to go vegan 

 

Get all the show notes & resources for this episode here.

Direct download: jamilathesoulfulveganistaFINAL.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

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