🍇🍅🍄🍵 Variety of whole-food for maximum antioxidant intake.
⏮ We’ve seen in the previous post the importance of antioxidants when it comes to oxidative stress & how they work to fight against that.
This post is a follow-up to illustrate why it’s very beneficial to have a variety of whole-food not only among categories (meaning fruits vs veggies vs nuts etc ...) but but also within a certain category (for example for fruits: berries, citrus, tropical fruits, etc ...) since some are higher in certain antioxidants than others & some wouldn’t even have what others have.
Thanksgiving is only 4 days away so here’s that recipe I promised✌🏼took 3 tries to get the consistency right and get a pie that you could eat the day of!
2 C pumpkin purée (1 15oz. can)
3/4 C coconut cream
2 vegan eggs or 1/4 C cornstarch/arrowroot
1/2 C organic brown sugar
1/4 C agave nectar or maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon *
1/2 tsp cloves *
1/2 tsp nutmeg *
1/2 tsp ginger *
*(Or 2 tsp pumpkin spice in place of all spices)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
•combine all ingredients (easy, right? 👍🏼)
2 C flour of choice
1/2 C vegan butter (cubed)
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
3 tbsp ice cold water
Pinch of salt
•Add salt and flour to large mixing bowl
•cut butter into the flour until crumbly
•combine coconut oil and water and add to flour mixture
•mix until dough forms and there is no excess flour
•cover and chill in fridge before rolling out and using •roll into 9” pie pan and add filling
•bake at 375°F for 35-45 minutes
•let cool completely before serving (preferably overnight in fridge)
Today is my Vegan-iversary! I’ve been vegan for a year today, and I just wanted to say that I haven’t regretted it for a single moment. It’s honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life, it’s been so much easier than I expected, and I’ve had so much fun with it. I can say for sure that I will NEVER go back. A lot of people think that a vegan diet is restrictive, but I’ve tried so many new foods and been able to make new versions of all of my favorite meals. I feel better, I’m so much healthier and happier, and most importantly I’ve avoided harming the environment and so many animals along the way. I’m so thankful that I switched to this lifestyle, and if anyone is on the fence or curious about what it’s like feel free to DM me!! I would love to share some of my favorite recipes as well!💕💕💕💕💕
Just beet it! 😍
Polka 🍔 - beet patty, roast mushrooms, 8hr caramelized onions, pickled red onions, beefsteak tomato, green leaf lettuce, horseradish aioli, potato bun •
Open till 9pm.
Closed on thanksgiving •