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.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cake batter smoothie

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This cake batter smoothie was a bit of a challenge to put together-- there were plenty of cake batter smoothie recipes I had seen online, but none of them I really 'bought'... to me they had all tasted like a thick vanilla shake.  This one, however, is a bullseye.  No one will mistake it for something else.  I paired it with David Henry Hwang's M Butterfly for this reason; this novel is about the observation and identification of sex, sexuality, and identity as it exists in its performative stage, much as this shake is identifiable for its flavorative (yeah, I made that word up.  Suck it, Harvard) values in that it is very much what it is not.  So yeah.  Read that book-- it's pretty awesome.  You can knock down a couple of these drinks while you're doing it-- add some Kahlua while you're at it and you'll be in great shape.

2 frozen, large banana, as ripe as possible
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 cup almond milk
2 tsp butter extract
1/2 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
1 tbsp chia seed
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
handful of ice cubes

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