Support Changes

As much as I prefer local coffeehouses, I also feel we need to support the changes that help everyone. I stopped to try my favorite caffine hot beverage with coconut milk this morning. Tasty. I will be back at my local place tomorrow, but coconut milk is important for Starbucks to carry.

Don’t forget to support the positive changes in your community. When they don’t hit the mark on taste, try and talk with the chef/owner/manager. These people want your business and never going back makes them think they don’t need to provide vegan options.

Have a beautiful Saturday!


Runa Clean Energy

Lots of the “energy” drinks have some strange ingredients. Not Runa. I tried the unsweetened options and enjoyed them both. A full bottle helped me be alert during an extra crazy San Francisco rush hour.

Runa is a great, simple ingredient, energy drink when you need a little extra kick in the morning.

I recently attended a food show and was able to try many new products. Many of the coming posts will be dedicated to these new products.


Svelte Protein Shake

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Vegan protein powders truly leave something to be desired. Chalky, bitter, and grainy are only some of the words I use describe most of them. Luckily, I have stumbled upon CalNaturale Svelte Protein Shake. There are several flavors, and so far they are all tasty. Now, don’t get me wrong. This won’t taste like a chocolate milk shake, but the flavor is nice and the other descriptors are absent. Try some for yourself. Hello beautiful!

Cucumber Mint Water

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Infused waters are so wonderful, especially on a hot day. A friend gave me a big stack of fresh herbs from her garden. They smelled so good that I wanted to do something right away. What you will need:

2 long sprigs of fresh mint

1 short spring of rosemary

1 cucumber, about half the skin removed and sliced into thin circles

Place all ingredients in a large jar or pitcher. Add filtered water until full. Cover and set in fridge for at least eight hours. I let mine sit overnight. Try to drink within 24 hours.

This was so refreshing the next day. Yummers!