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A few days in the life of a raw vegan

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[Please note that the UNITED household is a vegetarian household so whilst we may take the piss out of vegans, it’s from a place of love and admiration, and some dietary frustration.]

According to probably science, the two hardest things in life are giving birth, particularly if the child has a head as big as mine was, and living a raw vegan lifestyle. This week we have decided to take on the easier of these two scenarios – raw veganism.


From the outside, raw veganism may seem like a lifestyle of self-righteous eating habits that needs …

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This is the greatest smoothie of all time

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It is impossible for something to be objectively the “best ever”, because it would need to be statically superior in every way to everything else in its class, and be able to be measured against different contexts, environments, and scenarios. But this smoothie is the best ever, without doubt.

For breakfast, a snack, a treat, or to celebrate being tops, this smoothie is the Swiss-army knife of smoothies – the Swiss-army smoothie if you will.

Prep time: 2 mins Cook time: 1 mins Total time: 3 mins
Makes about 600mls


For a change, we are actually going to suggest …

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Four minute mango smoothie

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The four minute mango smoothie is the perfect wake-up call on a hot day, or, any other time ever.

Prep time: 2 mins Blender time: 2 mins Total time: 4 mins
Makes one crowd-pleasing smoothie


  • 1/2 a mango
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 500ml almond milk (or whichever milk you prefer)
  • 6 – 8 ice cubes (too many will dilute the flavour)
  • Protein powder (optional)

Make it

  1. Given that it is tricky to buy half a mango, acquire a whole mango and cut it in half.
  2. Remove the skin (refer to this genius method for removing the skin with a
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The iced-coffee breakfast bomb

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This took a few goes at getting it right, but boy was it worth it:

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 0 mins Total time: 10 mins
Makes one medium smoothie

The iced-coffee breakfast bomb ingredients

  • 250ml oat milk (or whichever milk you prefer – the more you use the runnier it will be)
  • 1/4 cup of raw oats
  • 1 or 2 shots of coffee (pending your caffeine need)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or vanilla
  • Vanilla or chocolate protein (optional)

The process

  1. In preparation, fill one ice tray with whichever milk you will be using and place in the
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