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WELCOME TO DAY TWENTY-THREE!
Kym's advice for day twenty-three:
"May contain traces of nuts or milk". Many labels on products in supermarkets will state this. Does this mean that these products are still vegan?
The answer is yes - its still vegan. The reason companies use this labelling is twofold - for their own benefit - to protect themselves from litigation by someone who gets a trace amount of nuts or dairy in their food and gets an allergic reaction, and secondly to protect people who have food allergies from harm. 'Traces of nuts or dairy' simply means that the food is processed on a line that is also used to process food containing food with nuts or milk in it. We are talking about microscopic amounts that might cause a reaction in those who are hypersensitive to nuts or dairy. If we buy more vegan products from these companies, hopefully they will eventually stop making their other lines that contain animal products in them. Theres not need to boycott companies that make vegan as well as non-vegan products, just stick to the vegan options which will thereby encourage them to do more vegan lines. Go vegan, but don't go nuts! :-)
TODAYS ASSIGNMENT: Educate your friends about how common lactose-intollerance is - and how it effects the health of those who suffer from this and still consume dairy. Invite them to a plant-milk tasting session at your place and serve them five or six brands of plant milk in shot glasses! They may discover a new level of personal health that they have never experienced before!
WANT MORE INFO ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOING VEGAN?
Go to this page and check out some short videos about the benefits of eating more beans!
Cassies' recipe idea for day twenty-three:
Makes 24 Mini Cups
½ cup shredded coconut
120g blanched almonds
1 tbsp maple syrup
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp rice bran syrup
1 tbsp agave
½ cup dark cocoa powder
- Place mini patty pans into 24 mini muffin trays and set aside to fill.
- Using a food processor, place the coconut, almonds, rice bran syrup, maple syrup and 1 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil into the processor bowl and process until completely ground. Evenly distribute the mixture over 24 mini muffin trays, approximately 1 1/2 tsp of mixture into each one. Press firmly to pack down.
- To make the chocolate mix, combine 3 tbsp coconut oil, agave and cocoa powder and whisk until just combined. Place a teaspoon onto each patty pan and spread evenly using a pallet knife. Cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator to set.
Click Here for Week Four's Advice from Psychologist, Clare Mann
My aim is to give you simple strategies to understand and manage your own emotions, thoughts and self-questioning. Additionally, I’ll provide tips and techniques to have everyday conversations easily and effectively.
Click Here for Week Four's Nutrition Tips from Naturopath, Robyn Chuter
Nine tips of the week: Know your best vegan zinc sources, Get blood tests annually to check your nutritional status, Chew your food thoroughly, Know the facts about fish Parts 1 and 2, Eat only when hungry, How to tell ‘toxic hunger’ from true hunger, Know the difference between ‘satisfied’ and ‘full’, Plug yourself in to reliable vegan nutrition resources.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY:
Congratulations making it through DAY TWENTY-THREE of your 30 Day Go Vegan Challenge!