MIND THE MUSTARD Ultracool YouTube vegan sensation Jenny Mustard talks about happiness, technology, and the art of eating well with Li Ying Lim.
How did you transition from fashion to talking about healthy living? A few years back, as Mind The Mustard ( Jenny’s clothing website) started to grow, we noticed that our followers showed a bigger interest in my personal life, instead of just me as a model or a stylist. So, I started a personal Instagram account and started posting photos of my everyday life, and of course, my food. People really seemed to love reading about my food and my healthy lifestyle. That’s when I got the idea for my blog and YouTube videos. A clothing line, a modelling career, a YouTube channel, and now you have a recipe book. Tell us about New Vegan. All the recipes are super healthy – just the type of food I eat myself all the time. Fresh, yummy, and pretty. It’s food that’ll make that body of yours happy, too! Almost all recipes are glutenfree, vegan, of course, and without white sugar. How is technology advantageous in becoming vegan, or leading a healthier lifestyle in general? Technology has been essential in making new and unusual lifestyle choices mainstream, like being vegan and health-conscious. No matter where you’re from, it’s now possible to get inspired by, and learn from other vegans online. There are so many myths about the vegan diet and what’s considered healthy, but because of the Internet, we can now educate ourselves. What is your beauty secret? Being a healthy vegan. The things we eat affect both our insides and outsides. If I would choose one beauty tip – more important than any make-up or beauty products – it would be having a healthy vegan diet. Drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, staying away from white sugar, saturated fats, and dairy products are incredibly important to feel and look great.