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A Vegan Halloween and Saying Nup to the Cup

A Vegan Halloween and Saying Nup to the Cup

This week I talk about our first vegan Halloween, my visit to VeganFest Tasmania 2019 and why we’re saying ‘Nup to the Cup’. If you are enjoying our vegan parenting show and the content on this site, please consider becoming a supporter. As little as […]

My Partner and Kids Aren’t Vegan!

My Partner and Kids Aren’t Vegan!

In this episode I chat with the lovely Mim – vegan mum of two and meal planner extraordinaire! We talk about her successful journey from omnivore to vegan, what motivated her to go vegan and her best tips on making the change. We also talk […]

I Wrote a Vegan Children’s Book!

I Wrote a Vegan Children’s Book!

This week I’m celebrating heading in to month six of the podcast with the announcement of the release of my vegan childrens’ book – ‘Eating Animals is Weird.

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Show notes:

Buy a copy of Eating Animals is Weird here
Visit the Vegan Possum Facebook Page
Join the Everyday Vegan Mum Facebook Group
Find out more about Big Ears Sanctuary and read some of the stories of my favourite cows!
Find out more about Kathleen McLaren’s book Pigs in Flight
Another amazing vegan childrens’ book – Vivi the Supervegan
Read our favourite book (not really vegan related!) Banana by Ed Vere

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What’s the Best Month to go Vegan?

What’s the Best Month to go Vegan?

This week I chat with the lovely Roger from Veganuary. We talk about vegan parenting, the work he does with Veganuary and their goal for 350,000 sign ups in 2020. If you are enjoying our vegan parenting show and the content on this site, please […]

Stories from the Sanctuary – A Place of Peace

Stories from the Sanctuary – A Place of Peace

This week on the show I talk to Billie and Andrew, vegan parents, vegan authors and founders of Australia’s largest farm animal sanctuary – A Place of Peace. If you are enjoying our vegan parenting show and the content on this site, please consider becoming […]

How to Handle Anti-Vegan Trolls – with Vegan Author Tina Newman

How to Handle Anti-Vegan Trolls – with Vegan Author Tina Newman

This week on the show I welcome back Tina Newman, author of Vivi the Supervegan. We chat about how the launch went, and how the book has been received in the media. Tina gives some first-hand experience on how to handle negativity, and the best way to deal with trolls.

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Show notes:

Listen to my first chat with Tina here.
Buy Vivi the Supervegan here.
Find out more about the Vegan Campout

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How do I know if it’s Vegan? Interview with the Fussy Vegan Founder Ken

How do I know if it’s Vegan? Interview with the Fussy Vegan Founder Ken

In this episode I chat to Ken, the founder of the incredible Fussy Vegan Scanner app. He gives me some incredible insight on the food industry in Australia – and ways to know whether everyday products are suitable for a vegan lifestyle or not. If […]

Raising Vegan Kids with Amanda – Mum of Three

Raising Vegan Kids with Amanda – Mum of Three

In this episode I chat to the lovely Amanda – vegan mum of three and we talk about all things raising vegan! If you are enjoying our vegan parenting show and the content on this site, please consider becoming a supporter. As little as $1 […]

Vegan Omega 3 – ULTANA Phytoplankton – a Review

Vegan Omega 3 – ULTANA Phytoplankton – a Review

Have you ever wondered where to get vegan omega 3?

As a vegan, I think it’s my duty to love all green foods. Some are easier than others, and one of the easiest to love is the humble green smoothie.

I’m always looking for ways to superpower my smoothies and am a long-term fan of nutritional powders – I’m crediting my use of Maca powder for both of my pregnancies!

So I was super excited to hear about an Aussie product – Phytoplankton – that would be an amazing addition to my green smoothies (definitely without the fertility risk!)

Before becoming a vegan, I wouldn’t have known what an Omega 3 was if it slapped me around the face, but due to (well intentioned?) questions from non-vegans into where our family’s nutrition comes from, I’ve become much more well informed.

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to our health and well-being, and can only be sourced from our diet (our bodies can’t make them). Traditionally, due to huge marketing by the supplement companies, it is widely assumed that we need to eat fish to get these essential fatty acids.

There are 3 kinds of Omega 3 (funny that!) – ALAs, EPAs and DHAs – the first can be widely found in plant foods – flax, chia and soy to name a few, whilst the others (reportedly more important for our health) are predominantly found in animal products, making it tricky for vegans to find a reliable source. That was at least until the discovery of Phytoplankton. It is a single cell marine plant that forms the foundation of the oceanic food chain, and is enjoyed in green smoothies by krill and blue whales.

ULTANA Phytoplankton provides Omega 3 in abundance, as well as over 75 other nutrients. But I’m no science expert, so if you want to know all the tech stuff behind what this wonderplant can do you can read more on the benefits of phytoplankton here.

So back to the green smoothies. ULTANA phytoplankton comes in two forms, I got a free sample of the powder, but they also offer veg capsules for convenience. The recommended daily serving is 1g, I didn’t weigh mine at all and used a heaped teaspoon which was way too much, as my 15 day supply ran out in five days! The powder comes in one or two month size pouches, and the capsules are a 30 day supply.

ULTANA phytoplankton - a great source of vegan omega 3

I will definitely be investing in some of the capsules for when I’m stretched for time, as I found mixing the powder with water or juice wasn’t as good as in a smoothie. The powder didn’t dissolve as well and the taste of the ocean was very noticeable (the whales must love that!)

Including Phytoplankton in your diet may have the following benefits – better digestion, more energy, mental clarity, healthier skin, faster recovery and a stronger immune system. My sample pack didn’t last long enough for me to notice any health benefits, but I’ll be giving it a longer shot as I’d love an energy and clarity boost!

A green smoothie made with ULTANA phytoplankton - full of vegan omega 3
My favourite was a smoothie with fresh kale, soy milk, frozen mango and berries – yum!

With our oceans being destroyed by overfishing and the insatiable demand for seafood and fish products, Phytality have provided a healthy, sustainable, plant-based alternative rich in vegan omega 3 that is best for both our bodies, the oceans and the planet.


Do you have other questions about vegan nutrition? Check out my interview with Amber – an Accredited Practicing Dietitian from Newtown Nutrition – episode 2 of The Everyday Vegan Mum Podcast.

Will My Kids Stay Vegan? The Everyday Vegan Mum Episode 18 – Interview with Trish Haywood

Will My Kids Stay Vegan? The Everyday Vegan Mum Episode 18 – Interview with Trish Haywood

In this episode I chat to Trish – vegan for almost 60 years and mum to 4 vegan kids. We talk about the struggles of growing up vegan before the term was even coined, and how being vegan has changed over the years.I also get to […]