Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Says…


“The phytochemicals, antioxidants, and fiber – all of the healthful components of plant foods – originate in plants, not animals. If they are present, it is because the animal ate plants. And why should we go through an animal to get the benefits of the plants themselves? To consume unnecessary, unseemly, and unhealthy substances, such as saturated fat, animal protein, lactose, and dietary cholesterol, is to negate the benefits of the fiber, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are prevalent and inherent in plants.”

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Color Me Vegan: Maximize Your Nutrient Intake and Optimize Your Health by Eating Antioxidant-Rich, Fiber-Packed, Color-Intense Meals That Taste Great.

Photo courtesy of Conscious Eating.

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Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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5 Responses to Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Says…

  1. Eating lower on the food chain certainly does seem more efficient and makes sense from a transference of energy standpoint.

    As a somewhat related aside, my first experience at a raw foods restaurant was Planet Raw in Santa Monica. Afterwards, my friend and I felt really light and energetic for the vast amounts of food we had just eaten. No food coma, just energy and lightness. It was a little pricey for my taste, but a lot of prep work and quality ingredients obviously went into the food and it was delicious. They actually recommend eating dessert first to aid with digestion. I was giddy at the notion and had a yummy avocado chocolate mousse.

    • Hey cowgirl! You know that you started my love affair with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, don’t you? She’s really a gem! I’m working my way through ‘Color Me Vegan’ right now. I made her Cashew & Red Lentil Burgers for dinner tonight and they were absolutely the best veggie burgers I’ve ever had!

      Thanks for sharing about Planet Raw. I’m not big on raw restaurants because I’ve found a lot of them go heavy on the oil. I always like to try new places, however; and this one sounds like it’s worth trying. And dessert first – I’m down with that!! Celeste 🙂

  2. run4joy59 says:

    Uh oh…sounds like I need to find Color Me Vegan now…just the little bit you mentioned about the cashew and red lentil burgers has me salivating!!

  3. writtenwings14 says:

    Reblogged this on Happy Vegan Vibes! and commented:
    Whatever plant food that that animal ate , all the nutrients has been used up when they were alive. If you eat a dead animal, there are no nutrients; only what we were meant to believe.

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