Other Brown Vegans: Christa

With about 2% of Americans practicing a plant-based diet, it’s no wonder many feel making healthier changes don’t relate to their lives.  Most people don’t even know anyone practicing a plant-based lifestyle.

I’ve decided to start a series to spotlight past and present brown vegans (famous and non-famous), who have made a change in their lives for health and/or ethical reasons. Enjoy!


How long have you been a vegan? Going on six years

What made you decide to embrace a plant-based diet? The thought of eating animals began grossing me out.

What was the hardest food to give up? Cheese

Any advice for new vegans?  Embrace all the things you are gaining with a vegan diet, focus on what you can eat and not what you can't.  Surround yourself with like minded people through the internet and in your community. Do your homework and educate yourself.

What are some of your favorite books or websites on veganism? The 30 Day Vegan Challenge, Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness, Vegnews.com, Vegweb.com (for recipes) and countless others! :-)

Please share a recipe.

Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothie


Your choice of chocolate

Flavored non-dairy milk (For this I use soymilk)

Organic creamy peanut butter


Vegan Protein Powder of choice (optional)


Put all ingredients in the blender and whirl it up!
An easy, creamy and delicious way to satisfy a sweet tooth!


 Christa blogs daily at www.vegginoutwithchrista.blogspot.com.  She also writes a weekly article series called "The Green Path" for thriftyandgreen.com.  She loves meeting new people and eating vegan food!  You can follow her on Twitter and "like" her at facebook.com/vegoutwithchrista.