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Farm Animal Rights Movement
April 18, 2011

Serving Size 1 cup (Recipe makes 2 servings)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 154
From Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 16mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 12g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 178%
Vitamin C 125%
Calcium 6%
Iron 6%

* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Secret Smoothie

It’s no secret that we could all use more greens in our diet. Here’s a simple solution that’s also sweet, refreshing, and easy. The secret ingredient in this smoothie is kale! It’s the perfect way to add more healthy raw greens into your diet. Enjoy this energizing smoothie in the morning for breakfast or as a nutritious afternoon snack.


1 very ripe banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup packed organic baby kale (or grown-up kale)
1 cup non-dairy milk (soy, rice, almond, or coconut)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Check out this and more great recipes on the Vegan Vérité Blog!

Calico Dragon Bags

Calico Dragon Bags is a company with a conscience. Their tag line reads, “One very bold fashion statement, one really big mission: save the animals!” Founder Candy Brown has established a perfect way to support animals by donating a portion of their proceeds to animal-related charities. And with bold messages about not wearing fur, keeping elephants out of the circus, or being vegan for life, each bag spreads a compassionate message.

Purchase a Calico Dragon bag in April and a portion of your money will go to Farm Animal Rights Movement, creators of Meatout Mondays!

Browse the unique selection of bags at!

Vitamin A Benefits

A recent study examined the importance of vitamin A sources. While fruits and vegetables do not contain preformed vitamin A, they’re packed with compounds that the body converts to this essential nutrient. Findings published in the medical journal Archives of Internal Medicine link the pro-vitamin A compound alpha-carotene to lower risk of death from cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Researchers from UCLA and the Centers for Disease Control looked at blood concentrations of alpha-carotene and risk of death over nearly 14 years in more than 15,000 adults. Foods rich in alpha-carotene include carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash, broccoli, green beans, green peas, spinach, turnip greens, and collards. Supplements don’t usually contain alpha-carotene, and preformed vitamin A from animal foods doesn’t have the same health benefits as the pro-vitamins found in plants. The findings reveal that getting vitamin A from fruits and vegetables is best for health.

To read the full article, click here!

Mighty-O Wins Challenge

Mighty-O Donuts is an inspiring business! Located in Seattle, they not only produce amazingly delicious doughnuts, but they’re 100% vegan and organic. The doughnuts speak for themselves... Sara Beth Russert of Mighty-O won first place and the $10,000 grand prize in Food Network’s Donut Champions Challenge. She wowed the judges with her French Toast Doughnut, then captivated them in the second round with a cinnamon sugar ginger doughtnut, a salted chocolate caramel doughtnut with chocolate ganache-filling, and a cherry pecan fritter, and for the final challenge of a doughtnut sculpture, Mighty el-O-phant. Yum!

Sara said, “"It was such a great experience to be able to present something so different to the judges."

Read the full article here and check out!

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