50 Vegan Quotes from Plant-Based Pioneers (Past and Present)

By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter.

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Sometimes, being vegan or eating a plant based diet can make you feel a little isolated,

I think this is especially true if you’re new to it, or you’re just making the transition. I’m lucky that I have a load of understanding people around me who share similar views and provide support, but even so, it can still feel lonely from time to time.

Veganism is not the most socially acceptable stance to take, in a world where there’s a burger joint around every corner, and bacon is hailed as some sort of food from the gods.

It’s easy to feel like an outsider. But you’re not alone, and this post is partly here to remind you that.

I’ve compiled a list of 50 vegan quotes from some of the pioneers in the plant based movement. There are athletes, teachers, doctors, musicians, and even the odd spiritual leader too. People from all walks of life, with one thing in common – the food they put on their plate.

Sure, some of these people probably aren’t/weren’t fully vegan, but they’ve all done their bit for the movement, in their own unique way. And for that, I think they deserve to be recognised.

So if you’re looking for some inspiration to help you through making changes, or you just want to feel like you’re not alone, go check out the quotes.

In the comments section below, let me know your favourite, and if there are any good ones that I missed!


Vegan Turkish Delight Smoothie Recipe

By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter.

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Our vegan turkish delight smoothie recipe, topped with a little cocoa powder and chi seeds to make it look a bit nicer.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe, so I thought I’d start back by bringing you something a bit different.

I’ve been playing around with some smoothie variations lately, and this is one of my favourites so far. It’s a meal in of itself, but every gulp tastes like a goddamn dessert…

Back when I was an omnivore who didn’t care too much about what I put into my body, those Cadbury’s chocolate Turkish delight bars used to be one of my favourite ‘treats’. I said goodbye to those a long time ago, but our trip to Turkey last year reminded me how much I liked the taste of that pink, jelly like substance, even if it isn’t the best choice for your health.

If you’re like me, you’ll be happy to hear you can now get the same great flavours in smoothie form, but without the added risk of getting type 2 or heart disease. Despite the slightly misleading title and image, this recipe doesn’t contain any of those squidgy, sugary cubes.

Just plants.

So grab your rose water, and get ready feel delighted. Here’s our Vegan Turkish Delight Smoothie Recipe.


The Best of Health Room 2014

By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter.

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Hope the New Year is treating you well, and you’re having fun sticking at your resolutions. Keep that momentum going!

Twenty fourteen was a jam packed year for me. A lot happened, a lot changed, and a lot of opportunities jumped up out of nowhere. I feel blessed to be where I am right now, and I’m grateful for everything that’s gone down, and all the support I’ve had from you readers.

To round off a great twelve months, I thought I’d compile a list of my favourite Health Room posts. A mixture of ones that I enjoyed writing, ones that were popular with you, and some unnoticed articles that I feel could still benefit a lot of people.

Have a scroll through, take what resonates with you, and throw away the rest.


Why 92% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail (And How to Make Sure Yours Don’t)

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By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter.

It’s that time of year again.

The Christmas holidays are drawing to a close, and 2015 is just around the corner. Many of you will be using this in-between period to reflect on the past year, and set goals for the next one.

Some will be looking to lose weight by exercising regularly and eating healthily. Others want to be more organised, spend less money, or quit smoking. They’re all great ideas, and everyone has big plans to transform their lives, but the harsh reality is that most people will be unsuccessful.

According to these stats, 92% of people who set New Year’s resolutions in 2014 failed to achieve them.

Ninety two percent! That’s a pretty big portion of people…

But why? Why do so many of us set out with good intentions, but come up short? Why are we unable to make the changes we want to make, and create the life we want to live?

I’m gonna explore those questions with you today. We’ll look at the main reasons I think people have trouble with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ll give you a few ideas that will help you be more successful this year. So you can set goals that are lasting and sustainable. It’s not an exhaustive list, but hopefully you’ll take some value from it.

Let’s get to it…


My Successes and Failures of 2014

By Luke Jones. Connect with him on TwitterFacebook or Instagram. 

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2014 has been a pretty crazy year. So much has happened and so much has changed in a short space of time. I’ve taken risks, achieved goals, messed up a whole load of times, and learnt a lot about myself and the world around me. It’s been a great one.

As the year draws to a close, I thought I’d take some time to reflect on wins and losses over the past year. My intention definitely isn’t to boast, or to put myself down either. I just wanna look back to see where I’ve come from, and use it as an exercise to help me improve. Hopefully it will be interesting for you too, and it might even give you some lessons to take away.

This post is largely inspired by an article by Leo Babauta posted a couple of weeks ago on his blog  Zen Habits, and I highly recommend checking that out too.

So, here goes…