Vegan Like Her, Vegan Like Me
Check out our latest guest blog from Street Teamer and peta2 Youth Advisory Board member Amy Gorski:
Not sure if any of you have heard, but there’s a new “healthy” campaign called “Like Her, Like Me” causing quite a buzz. This campaign urges mothers and daughters to share their stories about bonding over “healthy habits” like drinking milk. Wondering why I keep using quotation marks around the word “healthy”? Well, let’s get real: Milk isn’t healthy. Full of artificial hormones, saturated fat, and pus (yeah … not kidding here, folks), milk is hardly a healthy drink to bond over. Yuck!
Fortunately, my mom and I love to spend time together while sipping on healthy drinks made from nondairy milk! In fact, my whole family has switched to nondairy milk. Cool, huh? More and more people have been recognizing the numerous health benefits of nondairy milk, such as soy, rice, oat, hemp, and almond milk, and many of them are fortified with calcium, B vitamins, and protein that our bodies can easily digest and absorb. Plus, these milks come in a variety of different flavors, including vanilla and chocolate. Yum! And the best part? Even your local grocery store sells soy milk!
Still not sure if that will convince your mom to make the switch? How about blending up my favorite recipe for a Tropical Banana Breeze Smoothie?
Tropical Banana Breeze Smoothie
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for garnish
2 orange wedges
- Blend the bananas, orange juice, nondairy milk, and ¼ cup coconut flakes together.
- Garnish each serving with an orange wedge and sprinkle with more coconut flakes.
Makes 2 servings
Now that’s what I call healthy!