Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
June 26, 2006
Recipe
Fruity Sunrise Smoothie

Here’s a great recipe idea for hot summer days. This Fruity Sunrise Smoothie blends fresh mango, apricots, and orange juice, resulting in the perfect balance of both health and flavor. High in vitamin C, beta-carotene and B vitamins, this smoothie is ideal for an energizing breakfast drink, a cool snack, or a light dessert. You can also customize it to include your favorite fruits.

Ingredients:

2 cups orange juice
1 cup canned apricots with fruit juice
1 whole mango, peeled and pitted
1 cup of almond milk, soymilk or rice milk
1/4 cup wheat germ (optional)
6-12 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into two large glasses and enjoy. Serves 2.

For this and other fun summer recipe ideas, visit www.VegFamily.com!

product
Temptation Frozen Dessert

The Chicago Soydairy is proud to provide you with Temptation, their amazingly delicious line of vegan frozen desserts. Made exclusively with organic soy, these delectable treats come to you in unique bucket-style containers, which are 100% recyclable. Their mouth-watering flavors include Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Fair Trade Chocolate, Green Tea, French Vanilla, Peach Cobbler, Strawberry, and Fair Trade Coffee. With zero cholesterol and no trans fat, this is one temptation you shouldn't resist!

For more info, visit the website at www.WeLoveSoy.com!

health
Unhealthy Hormones in Dairy

A new study published in the May issue of The Journal of Reproductive Medicine reveals that American women who eat dairy products appear to be five times more likely to give birth to fraternal twins as those who do not. Multiple births are associated with increased health risks for both mothers and infants.

Dr. Gary Steinman, lead researcher, examined medical records of 1,042 vegan mothers, comparing them with mothers who regularly ate dairy products. His findings reveal that eating dairy products increases blood levels of insulin-like growth hormone (IGF) which, in high levels, is associated with increased rates of multiple ovulation.

All milk from cows contains bovine growth hormone, as it is naturally produced by cows to help calves grow. Current agriculture systems typically inject dairy cows with an added synthetic version of the hormone in order to increase milk production. These unnatural hormones are then passed along to consumers.

To read the full article, click here!

Inspiration
Tammy Grimes - Animal Guardian

Tammy Grimes is dedicated to helping animals. Founder and Executive Director of Dogs Deserve Better, a non-profit organization working to end the chaining and penning of dogs, she has been eating meat-free for years. Her passion for animal advocacy has led her to produce artwork as a reflection of her experiences. She has created 27 pieces and 4 series. One series, titled “Little Girl Looking,” documents her own journey from a young girl who does not see or care about the plight of animals to an adult who now, even in the midst of pleasure cannot forget their pain. Another called “New Orleans After Katrina Series,” reflects the feelings of rescuers in the wake of the tragedy and her experiences from rescuing there. Tammy will discuss her work for the animals as a speaker and have an exhibit table at the Animal Rights 2006 National Conference this August.

Find out about Tammy's organization by visiting www.DogsDeserveBetter.com!

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