Thursday, May 19, 2016

vegan waffles

  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive, canola or melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
  • heaping 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 3/4 cups
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

  1. Combine almond milk and vinegar in a small mixing bowl and let set for a few minutes to curdle/activate. Then add olive oil, agave nectar or maple syrup and whisk. Set aside.
  2. Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well incorporated. Test batter for sweetness and flavor. Add more sweetener or some vanilla extract if you want. I added a touch more agave.
  4. Let set for 5-10 minutes while your waffle iron preheats. (I set mine to 4 out of 5 for a crispier waffle, but adjust yours according to preference.)
  5. Once waffle iron is ready, spray on non-stick spray and pour on about 1/2 cup of batter. Cook according to manufacturer instructions and then remove and place on a baking rack in a 200 degree oven to keep warm. Do not stack and instead keep them in a single layer to ensure crispiness remains. Then put maple syrup.

You could enjoy this for breakfast one day. its gluten free and very healthy. Sometimes I like to enjoy this before I work out. I usually eat this with some almond milk or a nice smoothie. It gives you good calories to work out and energy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

why you should buy vegan beauty products?

By choosing vegan beauty products you will definitely be avoiding dead animal by-products from touching your skin. Which could irritate your skin. These by-products include things like uric acid extracted from cows, dead insect extracts, beeswax and other harmful stuff. Vegan cosmetics and accessories come with packaging that has been made from recycled materials. Vegan brands are known to be extremely cautious about their packaging designs and materials. Also they are cheaper. you also dont give money to the cruel companies
that test on animals.
This is what animals go through for your product.

A brave young woman decided to undergo the same tests that the 

animals undergo in testing for cosmetics, soaps and other beauty 

products. she had to go through mouth torn, products in the 

eye, electrodes placed on the head, shaving the skul. The experiment

took place in the English Lush Store. I think this was a great way 

to spread awarness.

This is so cruel and I cant wrap my mind that this is legal. There 

are so many amazing cruelty free brand on the market. You do not 

need to harm an animal for beauty.

Here is a list of cruelty free makeup brands:

Hopefully you recognize some brands and take into consideration to 

support these brands instead of the ones that test on animals.Buying 

cruelty free makeup is better for your skin and better for the 


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

How do we really get milk?

 For many people, dairy farming makes it look like small herds of cows grazing on open fields. Most milk is produced by cows raised in intensive production systems called factory farms. Some cows are housed indoors year-round, and lactating cows are often kept restrained tied up in stalls.

Although they don’t reach mature size until at least 4 years old, dairy cows first give birth at about 2 years of age and are usually bred again beginning at about 60 days after giving birth, to maintain a yearly schedule. 1 Each year, approximately one quarter of the cows who survive the farms are sent to slaughter, most often due to reproductive problems. Cows can live more than 20 years, however they’re usually slaughtered and used to produce ground beef at about 5 years of age.Most dairy calves are removed from their mothers immediately after birth. The males are mainly sold for veal or castrated and raised for beef. “Bob veal” calves are killed as soon as a few days after birth; those used to produce “special-fed veal” are typically kept tethered in individual stalls until slaughtered at about 16 to 20 weeks of age.Each year hundreds of thousands of these female calves die between 48 hours and 8 weeks of age because of digestive problems.