hiddenconnections  asked:

I love your blog. I have been a vegetarian throughout my life. I am now becoming vegan. No dairy products. No cheese, No icecreams. No leather items. My question is, how do I replenish my calcium requirements? Thank you.

Thank you @hiddenconnections ♥♥

This sounds great, you’re making one of the best decisions ever by going vegan and by clearing your doubts first. Calcium, needed for strong bones, is found in dark green leafy vegetables, tofu made with calcium sulfate, calcium-fortified soy milk and orange juice, and many other foods commonly eaten by vegans, here are some examples:

  • Kale (1 cup contains 180 mg)
  • Collard Greens (1 cup contains over 350 mg)
  • Blackstrap Molasses (2 tablespoons contains 400 mg)
  • Tempeh (1 cup contains 215 mg)
  • Turnip Greens (1 cup contains 250 mg)
  • Fortified non-dairy milk (1 cup contains 200-300 mg)
  • Hemp milk (1 cup contains 460 mg)
  • Fortified orange juice (1 cup contains 300 mg)
  • Tahini (2 tablespoons contains 130 mg)
  • Almond butter (2 tablespoons contains 85 mg)
  • Great northern beans (1 cup contains 120 mg)
  • Soybeans (1 cup contains 175 mg)
  • Broccoli (1 cup contains 95 mg)
  • Raw fennel (1 medium bulb contains 115 mg)
  • Blackberries (1 cup contains 40 mg)
  • Black Currants (1 cup contains 62 mg)
  • Oranges (1 orange contains between 50 and 60 mg)
  • Dried apricots (½ cup contains 35 mg)
  • Figs (½ cup contains 120 mg)
  • Dates (½ cup contains 35 mg)
  • Artichoke (1 medium artichoke contains 55 mg)
  • Roasted sesame seeds (1 oz. contains 35 mg)
  • Adzuki beans (1 cup contains 65 mg)
  • Navy beans (1 cup contains 125 mg)
  • Amaranth (1 cup contains 275 mg)

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I’ve been making so much nice cream and smoothies since I got my Vitamix. I’m loving it so much!! For this smoothie bowl I mixed 4 frozen bananas, a handful of frozen raspberries, a handful of frozen blueberries and almond milk and topped it with fresh fruit and cacao nib granola. Amazing 😍

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