The Best Plant-Based Diet Documentaries on Netflix

Whenever I watch a new vegan documentary or a plant-based diet documentary, I get that fired up feeling and I want to share it with everyone I know just to start a conversation.  Many people won’t watch these types of films because it tends to make viewers question their daily choices and what they have learned growing up.

I know a documentary is put together in a way to support the topic at hand and that is why I highly recommend doing your own research and not taking everything you watch as truth..  But the following Netflix plant-based diet documentaries are full of great information for someone curious about the nutritional, environmental, and ethical benefits of veganism and eating a plant-based diet.

If you are curious about what plant-based diet documentaries Netflix has to offer, here they are as of January 2020.  I have also included a few that are not on Netflix, but are free documentaries to watch online.

Be aware that there is graphic content showing animal cruelty.  While it is extremely difficult to watch, more individuals need to see this to be aware of what really goes into the food they eat.

Forks Over Knives (2011)

“Eat to live, don’t live to eat.” — San’Dera NationForks Over Knives

Having studied Nutritional Science in college, this documentary really sparked my interest because it focuses mainly on the health benefits of a diet that eliminates refined, processed, animal based foods and replaces them with plant-based, whole foods.  Forks Over Knives follows Lee Fulkerson in his journey to better health following a plant-based diet.  Not only does he share his experience in this documentary, but he also shares many interviews with several professionals in the scientific and clinical field of diet study.  I enjoyed this film because it includes facts, studies, and history, as well as true success stories.  Lee introduces viewers to several other over-medicated individuals struggling with their health and quality of life.  Throughout the film, viewers see the improvements these individuals experience when they make the switch to a fully plant-based diet.

Cowspiracy (2014)

“You can’t call yourself an environmentalist and eat animal products. Period.” –Cowspiracy– Howard Lyman

In this documentary, Kip Anderson begs the question about animal agriculture’s impact on the environment.  Cowspiracy sheds light on environmental organizations unwillingness to discuss animal agriculture.  I find this film to be investigative and informational.  Filled with comparisons amongst animal agriculture and other environmental dangers.  Kip and pro-plant-based individuals share the affect animal agriculture has on water consumption, water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, rainforest destruction, climate change, and more.  I learned a lot from this film about the environmental impacts of animal agriculture and about organizations that I would have hoped would do all things needed to protect and improve the environment, but seem to avoid this one major topic.

What The Health (2017)

“Something being less toxic doesn’t make it healthy, it just makes it less toxic.” — Dr. Alan GoldhamerWhat the Health

Kip Anderson is at it again with this investigative and informational documentary that focuses on the relationship between diet and disease.  In this documentary, Kip discusses the major corruption, greed, disease, and abuse that is happening all around us, but that no one is talking about.  As Kip experienced with environmental agencies when filming Cowspiracy, he also found that many health industry leaders refused to discuss the correlation between an animal product based diet and disease.  I really enjoy learning about the nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet, and this documentary definitely gave me a lot of information to follow up and do more research on, not only for my own health, but for my loved ones struggling with disease.

The Game Changers (2018)

“Fifty years ago no one talked about ‘Hey maybe you should just get your protein from vegetables’.  But now, there are many  professional athletes that have done extremely well staying away from animal foods.” — Arnold SchwarseneggerGame Changers

All I want to do after finishing this film is go crush a delicious plant-based breakfast burrito and then dominate a workout.  This documentary has a slightly different spin on it, focusing on nutritional science and athletic gain from eating a plant-based diet.  I finished this film feeling motivated, empowered, and confident in the plant-based movement.  With some of the other films, I finish them with tears in my eyes and filled with sadness.  The tears I had from this film were with a full heart and gratitude.  The Game Changers provides plenty of educational value, statistics, and nutritional studies.  The film mostly focuses on the health benefits of a plant-based diet, but does share several studies and statistics on the environmental benefits of folks eating a more plant-based diet.  It is not pushy, it is not shoving veganism in anyone’s face, it is simply relaying benefits and several success stories.  Hear it from several Olympians, professional football players, ultimate fighters, families, and the Terminator himself.

A Couple More…

Earthlings (2005)

“Since we all inhabit the earth, we are all considered earthlings. There is no sexism, racism, or speciesism in the term ‘earthling’. It encompasses each and every one of us: warm- or cold-blooded, mammal, vertebrate or invertebrate, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish and human alike.” — EarthlingsEarthlings

I recommend this film with my whole saddened heart.  Watching this film hurts.  Watching this film is one of the hardest things you may do.  You may continuously want to look away, skip ahead, or stop watching altogether.  But watching this film is watching the truth.  Earthlings explains and displays speciesism and shares how humankind has exploited animals for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research.  Be prepared when sitting down to watch, you will learn things you hadn’t thought of, you will see things you never expected, and you may feel things you never felt before on your journey.

Watch it online here: http://www.nationearth.com/earthlings

Vegucated (2011)

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” — Albert EinsteinVegucated

This may be my favorite vegan diet/lifestyle documentary yet.  Marisa Miller Wolfson put together a great film following three volunteers during a six week vegan lifestyle challenge.  This documentary is available on YouTube and I recommend checking it out.  It is a bit more relatable than the other documentaries, especially for someone just starting out on their vegan journey.  The participants are just like you and me and the experiences they have during this six week challenge are  similar to things that we may experience when making the switch.  The documentary mostly focuses on diet, but Marisa does educate the participants on how animals are treated and exploited for human consumption.  I truly enjoyed watching the participants journey and was happy to see that Marisa had posted some “Where are they now?” videos of the participants a few years later.

Watch it online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrWx_e1wuZQ&t=1361s

The Top Three Vegan Wallets

When I began looking at the items I used daily and realizing that I had changed my diet to avoid animal cruelty, but I hadn’t changed my lifestyle. Everywhere I looked, leather boots, leather belt, wool sweater, down comforter, soap made out of goats milk, honey in my chap stick… the list went on and on. Items I wore regularly, things I used every morning, the chap stick I put in my pocket every time I left the house. I hadn’t paid attention to all the different ways animals are exploited for so much more than just food.

I had to start making some changes. For the sake of the animals, the environment, and for myself. So I started small. What was one thing I used every day that I could easily swap out with something just as functional, but did not harm animals in the making?

My wallet!

I am not a huge, fancy-schmancy, expensive wallet carrier. But I do enjoy a nice sturdy wallet that will keep my personal items orderly and safe, while looking kind of cool doing it. At the time, I was carrying a brown leather bifold wallet and it had to go. When I started searching Google for the best vegan wallets, I was pleasantly surprised at how many options there were out there! Besides the velcro Batman wallet selection, that is.

The great thing about my research was that I found out there were so many people out there like me, looking for alternatives that do not involve exploiting animals. Eco-friendly, sustainable, and cruelty-free ways to create a product that we humans carry with is everywhere. I was overjoyed with how many options there were.

I would like to share my three favorites with you. The reason I chose these three was not only because they were a vegan option, but I also appreciate the mission of the companies behind them. Have a look, these company make men’s vegan wallets, women’s vegan wallets, unisex vegan wallets, vegan leather journals, vegan belts, messenger bags, and other great eco-friendly, sustainable, vegan accessories.

Corkor

Corkor is a company that hand makes leather alternative products like wallets, belts, bags, backpacks and many other things out of cork! The look and feel of their product is amazing. They are a company that is People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) certified and Forest Stewardshop Council (FSC) certified. PETA we are all probably familiar with, but FSC was new to me.  So after some research I found that this certification is the “gold standard” for responsibly harvesting wood. Corkor gets their cork material by removing the bark from the trees without harming the tree.

This is super cool stuff and the team at Corkor are all talented and compassionate people. Check out their website to see some of these awesome products.

Here are a few of my favorite Corkor wallets:

Tree Tribe

If you thought cork was cool, you should see Tree Tribe’s wallets made out of teak leaves! Tree Tribe sustainably harvests fallen teak leaves to make their beautiful products. Tree Tribe is committed to creating an eco-friendly and cruelty-free product and they plant 10 trees with each sale! I am a big fan of these wallets and they just look so cool. Check out Tree Tribe’s website and watch their short informational video about what they do. Tree Tribe not only makes vegan wallets, they also create bags, hats, journals and clothing.

Here are my favorite Tree Tribe wallets:


Alchemy Goods

This is the wallet I am currently carrying around, an Alchemy Goods upcycled bicycle tire wallet. These are so fun and a great way to reuse a material that would otherwise end up in the landfill. The folks at Alchemy Goods have partnered with bike shops and businesses around the United States to gather used bike tires and advertising banners. They then use this material to create their unique wallets, belts, and bags. My bifold-bicycle tire wallet has lasted over a year and a half and is still going strong.

Check out some of these awesome Alchemy Goods wallets:


Start Anywhere

Choosing to live a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to change everything overnight. It simply may mean you want to make a change, small or large. Even just one change a day or week from an animal product to a cruelty-free product will make a huge impact. There is no right or wrong way to start. For me, it was the wallet. Starting with something as simple as that helped me on this journey. Hopefully you saw something you liked, or at lease just learned that there are awesome people out here making durable daily use items, like wallets, out of cork and leaves!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your wonderful vegan journey!

Shopping Like a Vegan

Living the vegan lifestyle includes more that what is on your dinner plate. As I have talked about in my post about the differences between plant-based and vegan, living a vegan lifestyle can also include awareness of the clothes you wear, where you shop, what you use to clean your home with, and so on.  You may be wondering where to buy vegan prodcuts.  Finding these vegan products does not have to be a daunting task, and it does not have to happen the moment you say “I’m going vegan!”. Here are some tips on where to buy vegan products and a couple tools to make your transition to this awesome lifestyle a little smoother.

Also, check back soon to see what vegan products Plant-Based Prospects recommends in these departments:

    • Books
    • Clothing
    • Shoes
    • Accessories
    • Health and Beauty
    • Meal Delivery Serivces
    • Household
    • Baby and Children

Shopping Cruelty-Free

Labels

On of the easiest way to find cruelty-free and vegan products is by checking the label. Companies that don’t test on animals or that sell a vegan product WILL TELL YOU. Isn’t there a joke out there that goes something like “How do you know if someone is vegan? Don’t worry they will tell you!”? Yea, it is like that for cruelty-free products. These companies are proud of their animal friendly process and product. Check the label for these symbols:

And if you are feeling like jazzing up your wardrobe but want to avoid animal products, check the tags and avoid the following animal derived materials:

    • leather
    • wool
    • angora
    • cashmere
    • fur
    • silk
    • down

Online

Amazon.com has dominated the online shopping market. You can stock up on toilet paper, sign up for a magazine subscription, and get a miniature underwater submarine drone all in one order.

Did you know there is even a “Serena Williams Store” on Amazon? Yup, you can order things specifically sponsored by the (mostly) plant-based tennis beast herself.

I would not be surprised if you did a majority of the shopping for yourself and loved ones on Amazon. I know I have done my fair share. So when I found out about a tool I could use alongside my Amazon shopping to gather more information about the company I was supporting and their stance on animal testing, I was PUMPED!

Tribe

This tool is called Tribe and it is a free extension available on the Chrome Web Store. Simply click “Get Tribe” and it will be installed on your Chrome browser.

Tribe Chrome Extension 2

Once you have this tool installed, you can search Amazon for all your favorite products and then check for animal cruelty within the company making those products before purchasing. Once you select a product, there will be a pop-up on the top right of your Chrome browser from Tribe stating if the company making the product is:

    • Cruelty-free (no animal testing or animal harm done in the making of the product)
    • Testing on animals for any of their products
    • Owned by or affiliated with a company that tests on animals

Tribe

Tribe is still a growing team and has not captured information on all companies selling on Amazon, so at some times you may get a pop-up from Tribe stating “No Company Data”. If this happens, there is another source that I have found helpful when it comes to health, skin care, body care, and cosmetic items, Leapingbunny.org.

Leaping Bunny

Leaping Bunny Logo

Leaping Bunny is a group of animal protection agencies that have joined together to set a standard for animal compassion that is used to certify companies as cruelty-free. Currently, Leaping Bunny lists over 1700 companies that have certified as cruelty-free! These companies sell health and beauty products for all ages and genders. I highly recommend hopping over to Leapingbunny.org (pun intended) the next time you are interested in learning about some of these awesomely compassionate companies.

Call the 1-800 Number and Ask

Now, what if the item you are in the market for is not on Amazon, is not a company listed with Leaping Bunny, and doesn’t have any information about animal cruelty displayed on the product label? Call them up and ask! Most all products will have some sort of contact information listed. It does not hurt to simply call a customer service representative and ask. You may not get the answer you want, but you will then be a fully informed consumer.

An email can also be sent to companies if the phone call option does not work. Check out Leaping Bunny’s sample letter to a company requesting information about the use of animals for testing their products.

Vegan Products

Now that you have some tools in your vegan toolkit for cruelty-free online and in-store shopping, go forth and shop like a vegan! We here at Plant-Based Prospects will be sharing many vegan alternatives for items you use every day. Check back with us to see the different vegan, plant-based, cruelty-free goods we have researched and want to share with the world.

    • Books
    • Clothing
    • Shoes
    • Accessories
    • Health and Beauty
    • Meal Delivery Serivces
    • Household
    • Baby and Children

Vegan Diet Deficiencies

I should start this article by saying, I am not a medical professional nor am I a nutritionist. I actually decided to write this article because it was something I was excited to research and learn more about. There is a lot of good information and advice out there in the world of Google on this topic, and hopefully I can provide some insight as well.

What Are Some Vegan Diet Deficiencies to Watch Out For?

Battling the “But where do you get your protein from?” question may make you believe that once you switch to a plant-based diet your biggest struggle will be finding enough protein. However, that most likely will not be the case. Your body’s need for protein can be fulfilled through eating a variety of plant-based foods such as tofu, tempeh, chickpeas, lentils, beans, quinoa, chia, etc. A lot of those are staple foods for most vegans, so protein is covered.

The big potential vegan diet deficiencies to keep an eye on are vitamins and fatty acids. In this article I will specifically address vitamin B12, vitamin D3, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

Vitamin B12

  • Recommended 2.4 micrograms (mcg) per day.

Vitamin B12 helps the body with proper nerve and cellular health. Vitamin B12 can also help the body prevent anemia. But I am sure most of us are more familiar with B12 boosting our energy levels and cognitive focus. Vitamin B12 is the vitamin most vegans, or those eating a more a plant-based diet, are at risk of deficiency. Vitamin B12 is a micro-organism found in dirt or inside an animal’s stomach. So, aside from eating dirt, how do vegans get B12? The best way to ensure you get enough B12 on you plant-based journey is to take a supplement. Or, if you are not one for poppin’ pills, to find a sufficient amount of B12 from food you will have to look for foods or drinks that are fortified, such as non-dairy milks, nutritional yeast, soy products, or cereals.

Vitamin D3

  • Recommended 600 International Units (IU) per day.

Vitamin D3 is crucial for bone health and may increase lifespan. Vitamin D3 can be produced by the body when it is exposed to sunlight. About 20 to 30 minutes of sun exposure, six to seven days a week should provide what the body needs. Hmmm, are you able to take a full sun walk everyday around lunchtime? If so, that is amazing and I would like to know where you work so I can join you for daily lunch walks filled with delicious sunlight. Most of us, due to work, weather, where we live, or just life aren’t able to get a sufficient amount of sunlight to take care of all of our vitamin D needs, so we must find it in food or a supplement. On a plant-based diet, vitamin D3 specifically, is difficult to come by so we have to watch out for fortified foods and drinks. Some of these options include fortified non-dairy milks, orange juice, or oatmeal. If these fortified foods aren’t your jam, there are also vitamin D3 supplements to fill in the gaps. And if you are one that gets out and enjoys soaking up the sun, please do so responsibly with sunscreen and proper protective gear.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Recommended 250 to 500 milligrams (mg) per day.

Omega-3 fatty acids is an essential fat that the body uses for cell growth, heart health, mood boosting, joint pain relief, and even dry eye relief. Most fats the body can make on its own, however that is not the case with Omega-3s. Omega-3 fatty acids must come from food or supplements. Besides seafood and fish oils that you may have used in the past to supplement Omega-3s, those on a plant-based diet can get Omega-3s from vegetable oils, walnuts, flax seeds, flax seed oil, chia seeds, hemp seeds, leafy vegetables, or through a supplement.

Some other nutrients to keep an eye on for potential deficiencies include:

  • Zinc (recommended 8-11 mg per day)
  • Iron (recommended 8 mg per day for men and 18 mg a day for women)
  • Calcium (recommended 1000 mg per day)
  • Iodine (recommended 150 mcg per day)

Blood Tests

One thing I highly recommend when making a major change to your diet is to inform your doctor. I don’t check in with my doctor much, maybe once every two or three years, but it just so worked out that shortly before switching my diet I had some blood tests done. Then, about a year and a half later, I had the same tests done again. It was cool to see and discuss the differences between the two tests. And it was reassuring to see the numbers (AKA my health) had significantly improved over the year and a half of eating plant-based. If you want to be sure your body is not deficient in any of the above mentioned nutrients, give your doctor a call. Sometimes, you can simply request the blood work order be put in over the phone and then head to the lab at your convenience to get the blood drawn. It is a pretty simple process (at least in my experience).

Eating a Well Rounded Plant-Based Diet

We all probably remember learning about the Food Guide Pyramid in elementary school. That triangle image with breads and grain at the bottom, then fruits, veggies, meat, diary up the middle, and with fats and oils at the top? Well, that doesn’t quite work out for someone looking to eat a more plant-based diet. Is there a Food Guide Pyramid for those of us abstaining from animal products? Yes! One wonderful image I found while doing research for this article is an image of The Vegan Plate, created by dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina in their book “Becoming Vegan” (2014).

the-vegan-plate
Image by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

When I came across this image, I was very thankful. Not only does it capture the different types of food to keep on our plate daily, it also captures the supplements discussed in this article: Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

You may be thinking, this image is great, but it still doesn’t give me much on what I should eat at each meal when trying out this whole plant-based gig. How about this:

  • Fruits and Veggies – eat with every meal and snack break (try for 5 servings a day)
  • Starchy & high fiber foods – eat with every meal
  • Protein rich foods – eat with 2 to 3 meals a day
  • Calcium rich foods – eat with 1 to 2 meals a day
  • Nuts & seeds – 1 serving a day

This will vary from person to person, so as previously mentioned go ahead and talk to your doctor about your change in diet and be sure you are getting the right nutrients each day for YOU.

cronometer

One good tool for tracking your intake is Cronometer. This application can be easily added to your phone and used for meal tracking and as an exercise log. I have used this tool to watch what nutrients I am getting plenty of and where I am lacking. A basic account is free and tracking a meal is quick and easy.

Food or Supplements?

This question differs from human to human. I am one that likes to eat, so finding new foods and new recipes to ensure I am getting the nutrients my body needs is enjoyable for me. For someone else, that may not be the case and a quick multivitamin may be the way to go for them. In my case, when it comes to B12, D3 and Omega-3s, to ensure I get what I need I take a vegan multivitamin, in addition to a rounded diet, to ensure I am getting the right amount daily. There are a few options out there, but the multivitamin I am currently taking is from a 100% vegan company called Future Kind. I support these guys because they have one mission – to end animal suffering. So far on this multivitamin, I feel regularly energized and in good spirits. I will do a full review of this vegan multivitamin and others in the near future, so keep an eye out for a new post!

             Future-Kind-MultivitaminFuture-Kind-Multivitamin-Label

Bottom Line: Know and Care for Your Body

As with any big change to your body, feel it out and be aware of what the change is doing to your body. Talk to your doctor and keep track of your food intake. If you find yourself missing out on getting adequate amounts of nutrients like vitamin B12, vitamin D3, or Omega-3s, do some research, read the food labels, and find supplements that work for you. This plant-based journey will revitalize your life and your body, but be sure to do so safely and informed. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

What is the Difference Between Plant-Based and Vegan?

Plant-Based versus Vegan

  • plant-based /plant, bāst/ | a diet eliminating products derived from animals and consisting mostly or entirely of foods derived from plants – includes fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
  • vegan /ˈvēɡən/ | a lifestyle excluding all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty – includes food, clothing, household products, accessories, health and beauty products, etc.

So there ya have it, the definition of each. So you understand the difference between plant-based and vegan now right? Not really? Yea, same here… it takes more than just reading the definition to truly understand what it means to be plant-based versus vegan. So let’s dive in a bit deeper and talk about what it all means; what the difference is, which is best for you and where to go from here.

What is the Big Difference?

The simple answer: plant-based is a diet and veganism is a lifestyle.

Here are some examples: When I take a group of friends out to a new vegan restaurant, I get excited to share with them all the deliciousness that is inside. Typically, they are non-vegans who enjoy company and trying something new. When they order that delicious sizzling plate of mushroom fajitas, for that one meal of the day they are eating a plant-based diet. Did I automatically convert them to veganism? Nah, but I’ll keep sharing with them 😉 But, they did avoid any animal products for those few splendid hours that we spent together. Maybe they will pick up a pint of dairy-full ice cream on the way home or throw on a pair of wool socks before heading out on a chilly run, but for that one meal, they went plant-based.

When I decided to go vegan early in 2018, I first switched my diet to completely plant-based. Over time, I switched out my clothing, my hygiene products, the items I cleaned with, and so on. I began to be more conscious of anything and everything I purchased for myself, my home, and even my dogs by reading and researching average products. I had gone FULL VEGAN.

Going vegan doesn’t happen overnight, and takes time, awareness, and research. It is a lifestyle change that will surprise you. You won’t get kicked out of the “vegan club” if you show up on a snowy night wearing socks that are 23% wool and you have loved since you were 15. But, you will start to become more aware when you are out picking up new socks to keep those tootsies warm. Starting off eating one, two, or more plant-based meals a week with a desire of going vegan is the way most of us started out and it is a great start.

Which is Best for You?

This is a question that only you can answer for yourself. Starting off, I did not realize there was a difference between plant-based and vegan, so I just said (while wearing my leather belt, leather watch, leather boots, etc.) “I’m vegan!”. Someone out there in the vegan world may have judged me and pointed out all the non-vegan items I owned, but if they did I didn’t hear them; I only heard words of encouragement and excitement from my “vegan mentors”. With time, I learned more about the difference between plant-based and veganism, and continued my journey to veganism in my own way.

Some people start off decreasing the amount of animal products they consume: no red meat or no dairy. They may still eat fish or eggs. This is great, they are still making a difference and taking a step towards a plant-based diet. Others may not switch their diet at all, but they may make a point to only buy products off the shelf with the cruelty-free and “Not tested on animals” logo on the label. This is also making a big difference.

So, however you choose to start, whatever steps you take, these are steps in the right direction. Your health, your body, the animals, and the planet will thank you. And I thank you.

Moving Forward as Plant-Based or Vegan

Ok, hopefully if you have read this far, this article has helped you understand what a plant-based diet is and what going vegan means. Now, maybe you need some guidance moving forward. That is exactly why I created Plant-Based Prospects. I want to help consumers make more cruelty-free, animal friendly choices. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian, etc. I want to provide you with more easily accessible resources.

I will be collecting and providing those resources here, for you. In the mean time, if you are considering going plant-based for a meal or two (or all meals) check out brands like

  • Follow Your Heart
  • Alpha Foods
  • Diaya
  • Ripple
  • So Delicious
  • Nada Moo
  • Forager

Also, on your next grocery shopping trip, try spending a significant amount of your time in the produce section. Let Google be your friend and search for things like easy plant-based meals or plant-based meal prep“.

The biggest thing to remember when getting started: food labels are your best friend – read them all the way through and then read them again. The mind picks up on this easily; it gets quicker and more effortless.

If you have the diet part down and you want to move towards a more vegan lifestyle, continue reading those labels. Companies that don’t test on animals or that sell a vegan product WILL TELL YOU. Isn’t there a joke out there that goes something like “How do you know if someone is vegan? Don’t worry they will tell you!”? Yea, it is like that for cruelty-free products. These companies are proud of their animal friendly process and product. Check the label for these symbols:

cruelty-free-labels

And if you are feeling like jazzing up your wardrobe but want to avoid animal products, check the tags and avoid the following animal derived materials:

  • leather
  • wool
  • angora
  • cashmere
  • fur
  • silk
  • down

Welcome to the Journey, You’re Gonna Love it!

Well, I definitely went deeper than simply defining plant-based and veganism for you and I hope I cleared some things up. Bottom line, whatever way you choose to be more kind to animals, yourself, and the environment is a great way to go. Replace a meal, replace a sweater, use a different bar of soap, any of it will help make a change. Plant-Based Prospects will be here to guide you and provide you with a variety of options. Thank you for stopping by and good luck on your plant-based-vegan-animal-loving-cruelty-free-kick-ass journey!

– Robyn

Get to Know Plant-Based Prospects and Robyn

Who We Are

Welcome to Plant-Based Prospects, a place where anyone looking to live a more cruelty-free or plant based lifestyle can come look around at the alternative plant based resources I have collected here for your convenience.

My Journey

My vegan journey began in early 2018, simply because I wanted to try it out to see if I could give up animal products. It only took one try; one day I ate meat, the next I did not and haven’t since.

Switching my diet was a piece of cake (mmmm vegan cake). But, grasping all the other non-vegan items I interacted with each day and switching to cruelty-free, vegan products has taken some time. It is a process and honestly, I am still making the transition. We can create a more compassionate world one step at a time.

Plant-Based Prospects

Energy put into researching and finding the best vegan alternatives in my everyday life is what prompted the creation of this website. I have had a lot of help along the way in these endeavors, but the search has taken some digging. I would love to help Plant-Based Prospect’s visitors find everyday use items that are plant based, vegan, cruelty-free, etc. I want these items to be more universally accessible.

In addition to providing alternatives that I have found, I would love to hear what suggestions the community has. This is a safe and friendly space to ask questions, share ideas, and find some great alternatives.

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or simply curious about what plant based options you have, all are welcome. Come on in, have a look around, and I encourage all to share questions or comments.

All the best,

Robyn

Founder of Plant-Based Prospects