Though not strictly vegan, I do eat vegan the majority of the time. A funny thing people say to me when talking about my diet is ‘Oh I could never give up cheese!!’ And yeah, I remember feeling the same way when I used to eat cheese on a daily basis. What I didn’t realize then was that cheese literally IS addictive. One of the proteins in cheese, casein, stimulates the opioid receptors in the brain…so you can understand why people struggle to give up cheese!
I went completely vegan for a period of time, long enough to break my addiction, and learned to make creamy substitutes with nuts, coconut milk etc. Now I have zero desire for cheese, and actually prefer the vegan alternatives. This probiotic vegan cheese recipe actually evolved from a probiotic dip that I frequently make for my probiotics classes, and everyone goes wild for….