Art of Smoothies

Just Send Flours

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Smoothies are a staple in our household.

They are super quick and easy to make, there are endless possibilities for ingredients, and the best part? I can make them one handed.

Let me explain.

I am incredibly fortunate to be in the position to stay at home with my baby boy. Being with him brings me no end of joy, and having the opportunity to play with him, hold him, dance around and sing to him is an amazing blessing.

But I am hungry.

Charlie’s not napping as much now and he’s still not quite ready to play by himself. He isn’t yet sitting up or crawling and he needs constant supervision because anything and everything he gets his slobbery hands on goes straight in his mouth.

If I’m not playing on the floor with him, I’m carrying him around doing everything I need to do one handed. And that…

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Animal testing

Cosmetics, clothing and cleaning products can call seen a minefield when it comes to animal testing and human rights abuses. But there are really good comprehensive sites out there dedicated to keeping you informed of which brands are safe to support and which you absolutely should not. PETA is one I use regularly but there are masses of others too. So take a minute to do your research and think before you buy.

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Cosmetic Testing – We Name & Shame!

Big brands that test on animals. Who to avoid!

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Did you knfreedom_animals_1ow that in most parts of the world (including Australia), animals in laboratories STILL suffer (and die) to test everyday cosmetics, such as your supermarket brand shampoo, and your fancy new red lipstick? 

When I first went vegan I was all about the food – switching and swapping all my pantry items, and tossing out anything I could find in the fridge that contained any animal ingredients or derivatives. However, my bathroom cabinet and makeup bag was riddled with big names such as MAC, Loreal, Maybelline, Redken…..and (unfortunately) the list went on! I was a sucker for any ‘new & improved’ line of lipstick, nailpolish, or hair care, that promised to make me ‘glow and shine’  – and yes, I was blinded to the reality of what was really happening behind the scenes to get these products onto the shelves in department stores and pharmacies.

Typically cosmetic testing on lab animals, such as rabbits, cats…

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Mother’s Day vegan brekkie

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That’ll do! This is what Ed and the girls have produced this morning for me. Vegan hollandaise sauce (recipe from http://www.hotforfoodblog.com/recipes/2014/2/27/vegan-hollandaise-sauce) on mushrooms, baby spinach and avocado, on delicious multi seed toast.

Completely delicious!

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