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World Plant Power Day: Delicious Plant-Based Products To Make Vegan Eating Easy

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Wednesday, 8 March, marks World Plant Power Day. Its aim is to encourage everyone to put plant-based foods first for all food and drink choices, at least for one day.

It’s easy to take part: whether you start your day with a smoothie or host a ‘planquet’ – a meal that puts plants first – making vegetables, fruit, wholegrains, pulses, legumes, nuts and seeds the star of the show. Breakfast, lunch or dinner with friends or family, or even just a small snack, you’ll help spread the word about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

In honour of World Plant Power Day, we’ve put together a few of our favourite plant-based food products available in South Africa.

Nescafé Gold plant-based instant coffees

Nescafé Gold Plant-based Instant Coffee Mix

Nestlé’s premium Nescafé Gold plant-based lattes are ideal for vegans and lactose-intolerant coffee fans looking for a quick coffee solution on the go. Crafted with plant-based ingredients, these new non-dairy coffee lattes are the ideal alternative to traditional instant coffee lattes. Made using a blend of the highest quality Arabica and Robusta coffee beans with almond, oat or coconut milk, the new soluble latte range promises a smooth and creamy warm drink while being vegan-friendly and dairy-free.

The one-cup soluble cappuccino treat is sure to be a go-to for anyone who does not consume dairy products. Enjoy a premium, frothy cappuccino experience at home, at work, or on-the-go with these easy-to-use sachets — just add water!

Nomu Sweetly

Nomu Sweetly

There are many sugar substitutes on the market but this plant-based sugar substitute offering from local producer Nomu is arguably one of the best yet. A great choice for anyone looking for an alternative to sugar, Nomu’s Sweetly looks and feels like granulated sugar but doesn’t leave a bitter aftertaste in your mouth like many other sweeteners.

Ideal for diabetics, or those wanting to monitor their sugar intake, the low-kilojoule granulated sugar alternative can be used to sweeten your coffee, cereal, home bakes, iced drinks, and desserts. Basically, you use it as you would standard sugar.

Culture Mushrooms Oyster Mushroom Biltong

Culture Mushrooms Oyster Mushroom Biltong

Looking for a plast-based alternative to biltong? Try Culture Mushrooms Oyster Mushroom Biltong. This delicious meat-free biltong is seasoned with Chilli for that extra bit of fire. Culture Mushrooms grows their fabulous fungi locally on Contermanskloof Farm, using a rotational grow room system that makes chemical fertilisers and pesticides unnecessary.

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