Wake Up Smoothie

A really healthy and energising way to start your day.   Get off the junk food serials and animal products and do your health some good and feed up a happy healthy microbiome instead.   And it’s way better than coffee.

Into a 1lt blender cup…

15g dates
15g currants
14g blueberries
28g summer fruit mix
(raspberries, blackberries, black & red currants)
70g banana (when they’re nice and ripe chop them up and freeze them)
30g pineapple (chop one up and freeze it)
1 small apple
50g orange
(peel an orange and keep remainder in container in fridge)
1.9g Brazil nut
2.1g flax seeds
2.1g chia seeds
50g raw brocolli
(not ready frozen as they’re blanched, chop a raw one up and freeze it)
50g celery
7g fresh ginger
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground turmeric
6g green tea
6g raw cacao nibs
150g boiling water

Blend to smooth.

Top up blender cup to 900ml with cold, filtered or bottled water.

Cronometer json file for use in Cronometer.   Click on the three dots to the right of New Recipe title.

324 calories with great levels of nutrition and some delightful caffeine and theobromine to get you going in the mornings.

#smoothie #wfpb #vegan #health #food #recipes #microbiome

Plant-Strong Podcast

Rip Esselstyn has finally taken the plunge and began his very own podcast. Yes folks, the Plant-Strong Podcast is finally here.   Me is thinking that this just may turn out to be the very best vegan podcast ever and i’m very much looking forward to lots of future episodes.

As well as the links on the website you can also get this on Podbean.   Podbean’s my absolute most favourite podcast hosting site forever, because, in truth, it’s the only one i’ve ever used.

#podcast #wfpb #vegan #health #gettingfitter #food #fitness #bigpharma #bigfood #ripesselstyn

Lewis Hamilton’s Diet…

What makes Lewis so able to do all the things he does in life and still be leading this year’s title race by 40 points?

A plant based diet (that’s a euphemism for vegan diet)…

“Health-wise, I’m super healthy. I went on a plant-based diet last year – I started here last year – and it’s been the best year of my life physically.”

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #fitness #vegan #health #food #wfpb

Annoying Food Excuses – It’s Too Expensive

A doctor on the internet suggested that eating 1 lb of greens a day would dramatically improve people’s health and go a long way to reversing type 2 diabetes.

In the comments there was the usual complaint… ‘1 lb of greens is too expensive.’

I’ve lost count the amount of times i’ve heard the excuse from unhealthy people that eating healthy is too expensive, that they would love to eat healthier but just can’t afford to.

Utter bollox!!! I call shenanigans on all of them.

1 lb is 454 grams

Current prices in my local Tesco supermarket (other UK supermarkets have similar prices).

Broccoli… currently at 55 pence for 350g – but if you go in the morning you’ll find many heads of 350g broccoli that weigh well over 454g.

Broccoli can be cut up into little bits (stems included) and frozen and then steamed, added to soups, stews and smoothies all day long. 454g of broccoli is easy to get through in a day.

Savoy… currently at 69 pence per head – again, go early and you’ll find plenty of heads that weigh at least 454g.

Keep heads of savoy in bag in chill draw in fridge and only take off outer leaves and it’ll stay fresh for quite a few days. Finely chop the leaves and add to salads, steam the leaves whole, etc.. Once again, easy to munch through 1lb in a day. Put stems in a container in fridge and add to smoothies to make them more nutritious.

Collard Greens… 62 pence for at least 500 grams.

I like to seperate these into whole leaves and lay them flat in a freezer drawer. When you thaw them out you can use them to make sushi style wraps completely raw – seriously nice!

A little more pricey…

Kale… currently on sale at 49 pence for 206g = £1.08 for 1 lb.

Spinach… 63 pence for 200 grams

Sweetheart… 79 pence each

And that’s just a quick glance at one supermarket. You can find much cheaper than this if you shop around.

How much was that big macfilth meal you ate last night?

#vegan #wfpb #health #food #growingyoung

Drink Driving and Food

I was surprised by this article, and i’m sure many others will be also…

Can you get drunk on boozy food?

So please think about the alcohol you are maybe eating, as well as drinking, if you intend to be driving.

Better still, just quit alcohol altogether and save yourself the worry – no more hangovers and much improved health, fitness, longevity and wellbeing.

#health #food #growingyoung

Blender Recommendation

I bought one of these a while ago and have been using it quite extensively over the last few months…

Salter EK2154

I can honestly say that this is an awesome blender. It can even blend raw sweet potato completely smooth – just cut up into pieces and add a little water for a delicious moosey type desert.

So if you’re looking for a blender then give this one a chance.

Some say it’s down side is that it has a plastic jug, but after having a glass jug blender i actually like the plastic because it’s nice and light.

Enjoy the health!!!

#vegan #wfpb #health #food #growingyoung

Cowspiracy: The Devastating Global Impact of Industrialized Animal Agriculture on the Health of Our Planet…

Following on from yesterday’s blog entry, ‘Cowspiracy: How Animal Agriculture Is Destroying The Planet & What You Can Do About It…’ here’s another podcast with Kip and Keegan the makers of Cowspiracy. This is an earlier podcast and should be listened to before yesterdays…

Cowspiracy: The Devastating Global Impact of Industrialized Animal Agriculture on the Health of Our Planet

#environment #food #vegan #bigfood #wfpb

Cowspiracy: How Animal Agriculture Is Destroying The Planet & What You Can Do About It…

Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s a great podcast to listen to with Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn, the makers of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret…

Cowspiracy: How Animal Agriculture Is Destroying The Planet & What You Can Do About It

There’s no excuse for ignorance any more. No one can now say they didn’t know.

#environment #food #vegan #bigfood #wfpb