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RECIPE: Persimmon Nicecream

Persimmon Nicecream Nicecream is a regular sweet feature in our family. The simple frozen fruit-based desert is easy to make, the ingredients are affordable at the market, and it's loaded with whole plant nutrition. Persimmon Nicecream, on the other hand, is a truly special treat reserved for that special time of year when the sweet orange tree fruits come in season. (Scroll down for the 3-ingredient recipe!) I was inspired to make this Persimmon Nicecream because there are a few lovely persimmon trees growing at one of the…

Plant-Based | Vegan Sources of Vitamins and Minerals

OBTAINING MICRONUTRIENTS FROM PLANTS, SUN, AND SOIL If you are considering or new to a plant based / vegan diet and want to make sure you are getting proper nutrition, or if you are concerned that your vegan loved one may be suffering malnourishment, this article is for you. Plant based / vegan sources of vitamins and minerals are easy to obtain eating a variety of fresh whole plant foods. In this article I'll discuss what micronutrients are, what the recommended daily intake for each vitamin and mineral is, the role each…

The “Milk is Essential for Calcium” Myth

The dairy industry has spent mountains of money to convince us that "milk does a body good." Their main selling point: milk gives your body the calcium it needs. The message the dairy industry has sent is that no other food quite compares to the unique ability of cow milk to give humans this essential nutrient. The “Humans Need Cow Milk” Deception Any internet search for “Calcium” will reflect just how entrenched this myth is as almost all articles begin with describing dairy products as the main source of calcium. It is…