What my shopping cart looks like!

What my shopping cart looks like!

I went shopping this weekend to experiment some vegan recipes in preparation for your Vegan Week beginning May 28th! That’s next Monday! We’re gonna me making lots of yummy things like eggplant bacon, apple sweet potato mash, hummus, zucchini pasta – ahh I can’t wait!! Can you see the excitement in my eyes in this video? I’m like about to POP out of your screen and shake you and ask you to join in for Vegan Week with me!!!!

For those of you that are new, Vegan Week is a personal challenge for me too – just trying to cut out all dairy, meat, fish, poultry, and eggs for 2 weeks. My high animal protein diet that I did for the bikini comp killed my insides so I need to try something new. So far, after testing out recipes for the past few days, my stomach and digestive system have been VERY happy. Also the increase in carbs with the fruits I get to eat makes me sooooooo satisfied. I appreciate fruit and flavor so much.

You are in no way obligated to do the full challenge with me, but I will have a full 2 week meal plan up by the end of the this week. I encourage you to test yourself and try 1 week, 1 day, or 1 meal! Even as an experiment and as an opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zone. It will be good for your body, mind, and spirit. Afterall, when is a better time to do this? The Blogilates Community will be here to do it with you!

I want you to follow me @Blogilates and also follow @NickyHolender (my celeb trainer friend and vegan advocate) and tweet us pictures of your meals starting May 28. Let’s use the hashtag #veganchallenge.

Ok well off to upload some new activewear pieces to shopblogilates.com! And new TRAIN INSANE colors will be going up too in all sizes! Woot woot!

Bye for now and stay strong and inspired everyone!

Much love, Cassey

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  1. Thalia says:

    Hi Cassey, or another POPster
    Does anyone know where cassey’s nice white shirt that she wore in the “FOOD BITES” video
    came from?, what shop/company?
    Thanks 🙂

  2. Pippa says:

    I love vegan food-I’ll never give up meat or animal products altogether, but I am happy to go a couple of days or even weeks without them and not notice. This looks SOOO yummy-I’m excited to try it

  3. natalie says:

    I just love your blog Cassey! You’re such a big inspiration to me for becoming healthy and strong.
    I did a Vegan challenge once and everyone in school thought I was crazy xD I didn’t miss the animal products at all and I’m definitely going to do the Vegan challenge with you. 🙂
    Have you heard of the book Vegan Cooking for Carnivores? I heard it’s really good, plus it’s by Ellen DeGeneres’ cook so it can’t be too bad. 😀

  4. abt says:

    I’m totally doing this vegan challenge. I’m a huge sweets freak and a healthy meal plan I think will help 🙂

    On the sweet-y note: I’ve been chopping and freezing a lot of fruits lately, something I’ve found to be muy delicious is frozen banana and mango put into the blender, it makes a kind of creamy icy sorbet sort of thing. YUMS.

  5. Stacie says:

    I am so jealous at how delicious those strawberries look. The ones in supermarkets here in Australia are already going bad the day they’re put on the shelves. Not to mention at the moment they’re $6.98 for 250g (8oz).
    Looking forward to your recipes for Vegan Week.

  6. I love my berries too and released an article today on the benefits of berries 🙂

  7. Sophie says:

    I did a vegan challenge last October and never stopped. Don’t plan to either! But a vegan diet is about more than just not eating meat, dairy and eggs. It’s no animal products at all! That includes certain dyes, honey and many many other ingredients like carmine or gelatin. There is a great list here http://www.veganwolf.com/animal_ingredients.htm Even many sugars (non organic) use bone char…crushed bones!

  8. Aimee says:

    Yum. I love vegan food. I’m excited to see how you get creative with it. It’s so exciting to try new things that are nourishing.

    Here are some sites I really like!
    http://www.findingvegan.com/
    http://ohsheglows.com/
    http://peasandthankyou.com/
    http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/

    Sorry if that’s overwhelming. I also think this book is one of the most comprehensive vegan nutritional resources: http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Sexy-Diet-Veggies-Ignite/dp/1599218011

    “Oh she glows” has an awesome vegan Mac and Cheese. Have fun!

  9. I did a Vegan challenge for the whole month of March and absolutely loved it. I have recently stopped but would love to get back into eating a more balanced plant based diet!

  10. Sydnie says:

    I am excited to see these recipes! I am not a huge meat fan but I get so overwhelmed by the vegan life, so I am excited to learn more. Also, you are adorable. I literally laughed out loud when you said that book was totally legit because there was a doctor on the front.

  11. Sue says:

    Hi! I would love to see your recipes for things like quinoa (which I’ve never actually eaten), but I’m so excited to do the vegan week challenge! I’ve been doing a really clean diet for the past week with tons of veggies and fruits and less protein (no eating out, nothing loaded with preservatives), but am running out of ideas for recipes! Are you planning on making anything with kale? I hear it’s supposed to be really good for you, but again I havent made anything with it haha. Looking forward to seeing your recipes!

  12. amy says:

    Good Morning Cassey

    I treated myself to a few items from your shop, thank you very much..i’ve been on a plateau for quite a while…reading your interview with Nicky Inspired me, I “was a teenage athlete” and am at a low at the moment…you’re really inspiring & i loved seeing pix of your mom & dad at the bikini comp, they are so rightly proud of you. I have 2 kids & i can imagine how they feel.

    Anyway I have been doing a lot of veggie based eating and one of my faves is using quinoa as a base…what i will be doing for a few memorial day potlucks is quinoa with mango, black beans, hot sesame oil and some other goodies, if you google those ingredients you will find great recipes 🙂

    For vegan tips i have found thus far, spices are everything, smoked paprika is da bomb, and many vegans i know are into “Bragg’s Liquid Aminos”, which is a zero calorie flavor booster in lieu of soy sauce or marinades, etc. I saw nicky used ezekials bread to make croutons. Huzzah!!!!! I am going to start doing that!!! great way to get your whole grains in, in a plant based diet 🙂

    can’t wait for my goodies to arrive – have a grateful day 🙂

  13. Inga aka lavenderinjune says:

    Hei Cassey,

    Great idea, this vegan week!!

    But why do you need so many plastic bags in your cart?? The veggies have been touched by loads of hands anyway, so you could just put them in the cart, get them weighed, then put them all in one bag?!

    Sure, if you don’t take the bags, someone else will, but I believe in exemplary function and there is _WAY TOO MUCH_ usage of plastic!!?!

    take care & have a lovely week,
    inga

    1. amy says:

      my thoughts also, visuals are so strong…cassey thanks for being a great role model 🙂

  14. Kristie says:

    Dr. Neal Barnard! He wrote the cookbook, haha. I saw him speak at my University and he was AMAZING! He works for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I’m so excited to try out the recipes you pick 🙂 I have two of those books! You should try tofu scramble 🙂 You can mix in tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, whatever you like! It’s delicious!!!!!

    1. blogilates says:

      really!!??? oh man, so jealous!

  15. kristin says:

    I would love to see a vegan protein pancake ! I tried the TIU version with tofu and it wasn’t as good as their egg based one in terms of texture

  16. Tanja says:

    What is this liquid smoke? Looks like some artificial thing, but educate me please 🙂

  17. Mindy says:

    I’m super excited for your meal plan! I am a vegan, but I could use a diet reboot. I think I eat too much oil and not enough fruit. I love to cook and bake so while being creative I tend to go overboard with foods that aren’t super high in nutrients. That is all good in moderation but I’d really like to up my fruits and veggies! Cassey I’m so glad you’re spreading the vegan diet. People need to see that it’s normal and healthy. Much love!

  18. And wow, I was finally the first person to comment on one of your blog posts!! haha I must be awake super late for that to happen!! lol, I’m glad I was the first though teehee that makes me happy for some reason.

  19. All of those goodies in you shopping card are amazing!! I loved this little video too! And if I weren’t living in someone else’s house right now I would totally join this challenge!! I can’t wait to try it once I settle into my own apartment again!