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Farm Animal Rights Movement
September 12, 2011

Serving Size 1 cup - Recip makes 2 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 257
From fat 27
 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 0.3g
<1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 217mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 46g
15%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 15g
Protein 15g

Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%
 

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Ellen's Pick: Super Smoothie


Ellen Degeneres posted this fun smoothie on her new vegan blog! It's just one of the many delightful recipes she recommends. This super smoothie has such an amazing berry taste, you'd never guess it contains broccoli, giving you the power of greens! It's a recipe for success that’s so easy, delicious, and nutritious, you’ll want to start every day with it.

Ingredients:

8-12 oz. non-dairy milk such as soy, almond, rice, or oat

handful of frozen blueberries

half a fresh or frozen banana

handful of frozen broccoli

dash of agave nectar or maple syrup (optional)

1 scoop vegan protein powder (optional - try Vega Smoothie Infusion, see below)

Directions:

  1. Add the non-dairy milk of your choice to a blender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Check out this and more easy vegan recipes on Ellen's Vegan Blog!
Also check out her vegan tips & list of famous vegans.



Vega Smoothie Infusion


Give your favorite shake or smoothie an instant boost of complete protein, fiber, Omega 3 EFAs and green foods! Just blend Vega Smoothie Infusion with some fruit, ice, water or juice to create a whole food fortified custom smoothie creation your entire family will enjoy.

With Vega, you’re not just nourishing your body— you’re making a stand for vitality, never having to compromise between whole food goodness and fast food convenience when choosing your fuel for life.

For nutritional and product information, visit www.MyVega.com!



Eat Right to Reduce Stress


During times of stress, it can be tempting to turn to traditional "comfort" foods such as mac & cheese, pizza, and ice cream. Ironically, these high-fat foods are the worst possible choices because they can make us feel lethargic and less able to deal with stress.

The best solution? Low-fat, high-fiber, carbohydrate-rich meals with plenty of fruits and vegetables. They soothe us without sapping our energy and give us the nutrients we need to boost our immune system. Here's a quick guide to stress-reducing foods:

  • High-fiber, carbohydrate-rich foods: Scientists believe carbohydrates cause the brain to produce more serotonin, a hormone that relaxes us. And lots of fiber is helpful in preventing late-night binging. Some examples of healthy comfort food include baked sweet potatoes, minestrone soup, or sautéed vegetables over rice.

  • Fruits and veggies: Chronic stress can weaken our ability to fight disease. By upping our intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, we can boost our immune system. Acorn squash and carrots, for example, are great sources of the antioxidant beta-carotene. And citrus fruits provide plenty of vitamin C, another stress-busting antioxidant.

Read more about reducing stress through diet at www.PCRM.org.



Going Vegan with Ellen


Ellen DeGeneres has launched Going Vegan with Ellen, her new blog dedicated to the ethics and benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Her website offers fun, friendly resources like recipes by celebrity health gurus, vegan living tips, FAQs, news, video clips, and book and film recommendations.

Ellen went vegan in late 2008 after reading books like Diet for a New America and watching documentaries Earthlings and Meet Your Meat. Her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, is also committed to the vegan lifestyle... and she's one of 41 vegan celebrities highlighted on Ellen's site.

Check out Ellen's Vegan Blog!


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