Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lime Banana Smoothie

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Of the two of us, I am the one who is more of a scientific mind; I tend to enjoy extrapolating, constructing, deconstructing, and analysing data, books, etc.  I guess it's that inquisitive part of me that has framed my love/hate relationship with academia.  Part of this, not surprisingly, comes to light in the kitchen. While I'm adament that cooking/writing/any creative process is inherently innate, there is no doubt that the construction itself stems from a proper understanding of relationships of binaries, materials, aesthetics, and so forth.  That said, if you haven't noticed (or you're new to this whole blog-thing going on here), I've been getting a bit creative with the smoothie pictures.  To spice them up, I've been pairing the smoothie images with texts that I'm either reading or find to be inspirational in one form or another.  The idea stems from a fantastic book written by Bryant Terry called "Vegan Soul Kitchen" in which he pairs wine and music to each of his recipes.  I think from this point forward I'm going to try and use it as a moment to briefly go over the text (even if only in a sentence or two), and maybe you'll be interested in it enough that you'll hunt it down on Amazon, Ebay, Half, or your local library.  Much like any art, to create requires inspiration-- inspiration to continue, to take risks, to grow.  As this website continues, I suspect that it will grow.

Anyways, above we've got a lime banana smoothie, which is packed with delicious nutrients and all sorts of goodies to keep your body healthy and running at its best.  The drink above is paired with Peter Singer's "Animal Liberation" a critique on the conditions of animals in the care of conglomorate-capitalist-industrialist America machine.  Focusing on (mega)farms and scientific inquiry, he makes fairly astute observations and provides a fair amount of evidence.  To be sure, I am a bit weary to some of his claims, but that's up for you to decide.  Regardless, it carries huge implications in terms of our relationship to other life.  A must read for anyone that may be interested in something such as this website!

Finally, here's the recipe:

1 lime, peeled
3 stalks of celery
2 small bananas
1 green apple, cored
1/2 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley
1 tbsp fresh cilantro
1 cup almond milk

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