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Kale, grapes, and banana smoothie

Easily one of my favorites. Just mix as much kale as possible with 2 cups of seedless grapes (I used red, but really, it’s up to you!), 1/2 banana, and 2 cups of almond milk. Very milk shake-like, sweet and full in taste, just delicious!

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Beauty, Carbohydrates, carotene, Fats, fiber, Health, potassium, Science-based nutrition, sixpence recipes, Uncategorized, Vitamin A, vitamin C, Well being

What’s for dinner?

Tonight I feast on iron, beta-carotene, Niacin, Vitamins A, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, lycopene–a phytochemical (and a carotenoid pigment), and essential nutrient, and an antioxidant (just like the also available through peppers to me tonight p-coumaric acid), plant fats, and of course fiber and carbohydrates. Fantastic anti-carcinogenic properties, and a perfect recovery meal after running, weight lifting, and a morning hike.

I used:

1 green bell pepper

1/3 cup red onion, chopped

1 1/5 tbsp of garlic, minced

3 cups of kale

3 cups of spinach

1 large tomato

1/2 squash

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

sea salt

Once again: nothing to it–chop up the veggies, place them in a pan with a tiny bit of olive oil, and let them simmer for 15-20 minutes. Such a flavorful and wholesomely nutritious dinner. Enjoy!

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Happy weekend!

How is this for breakfast? Kiwi, pineapple, cucumber, carrots, strawberry, lime. Very slightly sour, light and refreshing, vitamin C, A, B, potassium and fiber-rich, hydrating and nourishing. Ready for today’s 10k!

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Why I eat this much

A while ago I blogged on what I eat on an average day. I am often told I consume incredible amounts, quite a lot for a person my size. Well, this 

http://www.artfido.com/blog/photographic-series-showing-what-200-calories-looks-like-in-different-foods/

gives an answer more eloquently than I ever will. Can we all agree that it’s smart to be vegan :)?

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Animal Treatment, Animal welfare, Cruelty to animals, Food labels, This is why I am vegan, Uncategorized

What happened to those you ate: “cage-free,” “free roaming,” and “free range” guidelines and meaning

Before I was vegan, I was vegetarian for the same reasons I am vegan now: animal treatment. The logic was, I thought, coherent, because it was possible to purchase animal products that complied with standards of good treatment: I took :free range: to imply the idyllic “free to walk around, next” etc., etc., just like I inferred that cage-free, free-roaming, and other ethically appealing labels were in fact guarantees that animals were treated well.

This is a very tricky and deviously constructed misconception. It targets precisely the niche of customers who care about animal welfare with an appeal to their moral sensibilities, and gives them a peace of mind. Tragically, it does so not by enforcing de facto humane practices and securing supervision, but by reference to ethically appealing, but actually obscure, nomenclature, which does NOT protect animals. It simply enables the minority who would otherwise not purchase animal products to do so by making it “ok” to be a consumer of these products even by a higher moral standard. In a nutshell: the capital lost because of the few good apples is now regained thanks to some misleading labeling.

But if you are to take a careful look at what the prima facie ethically appealing phrases like, “free range,” “free-roaming,” and others, you will see that the standard requirements to be met to earn these labels always fall short of protecting animal welfare, and often require no supervision. In other words: these empty labels are apparently designed to protect animals, enabling greater consumption (understand: sales)  while actually increasing the incidence of animal mistreatment in proportion to demand, in disguise.

Well, see for yourselves…and really, go vegan.

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/confinement_farm/facts/guide_egg_labels.html

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Carbohydrates, fiber, Health, Love, sixpence recipes, Uncategorized, vitamin C, Well being

Homemade Greek olives hummus, anyone?

Lemony, delicious, light, filling Greek olives and roasted red pepper hummus. I used:

1 large can of chickpeas
1 cup of olives
2 large roasted red bell peppers
1 tablespoon of garlic, minced
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Sea salt

Blend! This hummus has a strong flavor of olives and lemon. It goes perfectly with bland crackers and veggies.

Enjoy!

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