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Vegan Bytes #70- Ditch Dairy But Keep the Calcium and Chocolate
September 17, 2014

What's on Tap this Month?

Nutrition Spotlight: Where do I get my calcium from? The age-old vegan question
Food Spotlight: What do vegans eat for breakfast?
Question of the Month: "How long does it take to detox from dairy?"
Vegan Digital Book Collection, Meal Plans and Cookbooks
Recipe of the Month: The Perfect, Simple Delicious Chocolate Cake
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No Dairy? What About Your Calcium?

Ah yes, the well-intentioned but super annoying question about how your bones aren't going to crack into tiny pieces if you stop eating cheese and ice cream. Long-time vegans have probably already learned and forgotten the nutritional background behind why this is a silly question, so here's a refresher.

Would you believe that if you eat a balanced plant-based diet full of real, whole foods, you probably have stronger bones than your skeptical neighbor who drinks a glass of raw milk a day?

I put together a fun little infographic on how much calcium is in vegan foods here.

If I Can't Put Milk in My Cereal, What Will I Eat for Breakfast?

One of the protests I hear about giving up milk is what the heck the person will do for breakfast if they can't put milk on their cereal or creamer in their coffee.

When I think back to my cereal and cow's milk days, I remember a lot of rumbling stomachs around mid-morning. That's because most cereal isn't filling or even nutritious. We do have it some mornings nowadays, but we look for the most whole-grain, lowest sugar, highest fiber and protein options we can find. And of course, we douse it in a non-dairy milk or my homemade almond milk.

But if you're looking for other ideas for a simple breakfast, this page will give you a few ideas.

"How long does it take to detox from dairy?"

"Should I expect to be detoxing from dairy products?

I have been vegetarian for a year and a half, but went completely vegan 4 months ago. I have tried to find information regarding the effects of detoxing from (lots of) dairy products, but have not been able to have my question directly answered. I have suffered from breakouts on my forehead and jawline since becoming vegan. I am curious as to how long this "detoxing" might last, if you think that is the issue.

I have also considered a sensitivity to soy products as a possible cause. If you have any advice on clearing it up, that would be wonderful as well. Thank you for a great website and newsletter! "

Blessings, Denise King

Well? How long does it take?

Feel free to submit your own questions through this link.

Vegan Nutritionista Digital Book Collection

The Vegan Bread Box: 30 Simple and Delicious Vegan Bread Recipes

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Vegan Christmas Cookies: 20 Best Vegan Cookie Recipes

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It's cookie baking season! I've been baking my entire life, and I've been veganizing family recipes and making my own for years. In this ebook you'll find all your old favorites, like Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Thumbprints, Linzers, Peanut Butter with Chocolate Bombs, Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls, Gingerbread, and of course, Vegan Sugar Cookies.

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Vegan Cooking for Beginners is designed for new cooks and veteran vegans who want quick, cheap, and easy vegan recipes. It has 75 recipes, tons of pictures of the finished meals, nutritional information, and detailed instructions to make every recipe easy to follow. Read more and download a copy for only $7.99 here.

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Vegan Meal Plans is a complete meal plan for one month vegan weekday dinners. It includes 64 recipes, pictures, nutritional information, grocery lists, and tips and techniques. Everyone from those beginning a vegan diet to those veterans who want fresh menu ideas love this ebook. It focuses on fresh, local, and seasonal vegetables and uses all normal ingredients-- no fussy or gourmet skills needed. Download a copy for only $9.75 here.

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Perfectly Simple and Simply Delicious Chocolate Cake

Everyone needs an amazing chocolate cake recipe in their arsenal. With a basic recipe like this you have a jumping off point for so many varieties, from mint chocolate chip (add mint extract and chocolate chips, with mint extract in the frosting), to faux hostess cupcakes (fill them with vanilla buttercream and top with a chocolate ganache and thin swirls of glaze).

I love this chocolate cake recipe, adapted over time from a few of my favorites.

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