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.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Peanut Butter and Cocao "Reese's" Banana Smoothie

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This smoothie is one of Ashley's favorites and has made it into our weekly rotation.  It is, however, higher calorie because of the peanut butter, which makes it much more filling, so this shouldn't be something like a snack but possibly a meal replacement or an after work-out replenisher.  I should warn you though, it is really, really good.  And I should also warn you that it is a tougher drink to clean from the blender as well.  Even with this battle, it's plenty worth it.  

Which brings me to the book it's paired with, Incendiary Circumstances by Amitav Ghosh.  Ghosh brings to light a first-hand account of the chaos occuring around the Eastern World, with a strong focus on India and Pakistan.  His accounts, during which he speaks one-on-one with those living in places such as the national line between Pakistan and India, offer an uncanny vision of the world as it slowly becomes destabilized.  A tough, enduring read (for that's the only word that I can imagine describes working your way through this collection of essays).

As for the shake:

1 large banana, frozen
1/4 cup coconut, soy, rice or hemp milk
8 big coconut water or non-dairy milk ice cubes
1 Tbsp peanut butter
dash of cinnamon

1 tbsp flax seed 
1 tsp cocoa powder

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