Tell me something that stands out about your childhood and how it relates to your life today.
“My childhood, we kind of ate what was on hand. Money was always up and down with us. We ate a lot of items loaded with dairy, and even though I was always slightly lactose intolerant, I never paid it any mind. Now that I’ve cut back on those childhood favorites, I’ve noticed a huge difference with my health.”
How did you decide the Vegan life was the path for you?
“Four years ago, I lost my grandmother to breast cancer. As one of her caretakers, she talked to me at the very end of her life she shared that her doctor told her to stay away from milk, because the hormones were a big reason for breast cancer in many women today. At the time, I didn’t realize the magnitude of what she’d shared but after she passed, I began researching what she’d shared with me. My husband and I decided to gradually remove dairy and animal products from our diet and choose the vegan path for our family.“
What do you eat for breakfast?
“Tofu scramble is definitely my favorite. But I also use silken tofu for smoothies, which is a great replacement for protein powders – as a cheaper and easier alternative to those powders with fillers. Flax is also a go-to for me in my smoothies. At times, I also add nuts and pretzels to keep things simple and filling.”
Do you have a favorite quote or mantra that you live by?
“Your body is a temple, it’s not a graveyard.”