Like many Australians, Amanda Brewer grew up eating meat and three veg.
Now she has scrapped the meat and laughs at the idea of just three types of vegetables.
“When we get up in the morning it’s smoothies: mango, berries, flaxseed, chia seed and spinach. By 9am the kids have had a full rainbow of food.”
For the past year the Brewer household on Sydney’s northern beaches has been vegan – that means mum Amanda, dad Trent, India, 9, Oscar, 4, and Noah, 2.
Even the three family dogs are served up specialty vegan dog food when it is locally available.
The Brewers are an example of the increasing move towards veganism in Australia, now the third-fastest growing vegan market in the world, after the United Arab Emirates and China.
Data from market researcher Euromonitor International has shown Australia’s packaged vegan food market is currently worth almost $136 million, set to reach $215 million by 2020.