Black Excellence List: Vegan Chefs

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Wellness visionary & inspirational speaker, author of Let Your Fears Make You Fierce, & Founder of The Get Loved Up Community. My core mission is to promote daily self-care, oneness & eco-friendly living.

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Your body carries your soul and essence while you are on Earth. The better you treat it, the longer you will get to enjoy life to the fullest. And how do you treat your body right? Well, along with regular exercise and good sleep, your body thrives off healthy food.

Having been vegan for more than 15 years, I have experienced for myself the positive effects of a plant-based diet. But I haven’t been vegan all of my life; as an athlete from the South, I ate everything that was put in front of me. My mom cooked at home, so I didn’t consume much processed food until I went to college, where I put the “freshman 15” to shame by gaining a whopping 25 pounds. I started to feel sluggish and experience digestive health issues because of the poor quality of food I was consuming. When I stopped eating processed food, my health improved dramatically, and I found adding more fruits and veggies to my diet made me feel even better. Now, completely vegan, I experience heightened levels of energy, vitality, and clarity every day. It certainly wasn’t an easy transition in the beginning, but enjoying a plant-based vegan diet was a conscious decision I made in my life for personal health and sustainable living for all and I don’t intend to ever go back. 

And that’s why this list of Need to Know Vegan Chefs is so important to me. Every week, we’ll be publishing a “Need to Know” list of old favorites and under-the-radar experts who have practices, affirmations, books, podcasts, and other juicy offerings that will be sure to get you loved up!

Given how what you put IN your body has such a profound effect on every aspect of your life – including everything from the glow of your skin to the clarity of your thoughts to your sexual experiences  – I want to introduce you to my list of vegan chefs.

These amazing chefs will offer you inspiration and recipes to help you further enjoy, commit or re-commit to a plant-based lifestyle. Click each handle to find and follow these amazing humans!

 Top 10: Black Vegan Chefs

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