what kind of vitamin is this

anonymous asked:

Person whose parent studied nutrition said that it's "very hard" for vegetarians to get the "correct proteins and vitamins". Is there an "incorrect" protein? And how true do you think it is that it's "very hard"? Because maybe I'm doing it wrong, but it hasn't been that hard for me to get what I thought I needed.

It makes sense they would think that. It was believed from 1970-1990 that it was really difficult for vegans and vegetarians to get the “right” kind of proteins because of the book Diet for a Small Planet. (x) The author made it seem as if obtaining plant proteins were very complicated because you had to combine different amino acids in a single meal. We know better now; our livers can store various amino acids and this careful combination of different amino acids every meal isn’t necessary. (x)

Lysine is the most important amino acid to watch out for, and if you’re meeting your recommended daily allowance of Lysine, then more than likely you’re getting enough protein. (x)

It sounds very technical and complicated, but it’s basically saying eat high-quality protein every day.

Per serving, legumes and seitan are the foods highest in the amino acid lysine. Tofu, tempeh, soy meats, lentils, and seitan are the highest, followed by other legume foods. Quinoa, amaranth, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds are also decent sources of lysine.

So there you go. Eat some beans, tofu, or plant-based meats every day and you probably don’t have to even think about it (though having regular checkups and blood draws to make sure everything is going well is a good idea in general, as vitamin D deficiency is a pretty common occurrence in the general population).

You can even buy protein powder and make a snack of it with a shake if you’re really concerned. Protein deficiency is almost unheard of in the US if you’re getting enough calories (because even vegetables contain an assortment of amino acids), with the exception of people with health problems or tendencies toward deficiencies. I know of at least one vegan who has problems absorbing protein, so she has to consume a bit more. And she’s been vegan for decades, and is an older woman in good health, so she’s obviously doing something right.

More resources:

Protein in the Vegan Diet

25 Sources of Plant-based Protein

7 Vegan Protein Powders

bailci  asked:

solangelo first kiss? (where neither of them have ever kissed anyone before)

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It’s during the summer. Another one of those days when Will drags Nico outside to enjoy the sunshine and soak up the vitamin D.

Nico complains, because of course he does, but really he doesn’t feel any sort of reluctance. Even when the sun burns his legs, because they’re clothed in black jeans, and he has to squint when looking up at Will. Because he’s tall, and the sun is bright, and it kind of obscures his vision.

Not that he mentions that part.

“So what’s your actual plan here?” Nico asks, trying not to flush because Will’s hand is tight around his wrist, pulling him forward. The two of them are making their way through the Camp Half-Blood grounds, and when you get past the cabins and the hoards of people just arriving back for summer, there is so much green.

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i’ve been getting some questions about skincare and how i’ve dealt with acne/oil control and im not a dermatologist but i’ve invested way too much money into skin care products

i try to keep most of my products organic or vegan so they should also work for more sensitive skin!

if you have any q’s about anything skincare/health related i will gladly answer :v

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Quick and Easy Vegan Snacks

Apples and Peanut butter

This is something people either seem to have known about forever, or they find the concept so weird that when you mention it they just look at you funny and back away slowly.

Slice up some apples, grab some peanut butter, and use the apple wedges to scoop up the peanut butter. There’s a bit of an art to manipulating the peanut butter, but it’s one worth mastering because omnomnomnomnom.


‘Baked’ Potatoes

Grab a potato, wash it if you need to. Stab a bunch of holes in the top or slice a cross halfway through it. Microwave on high for a few minutes then stab it with a knife to see if it’s soft inside, it’s different depending on the size of the potato and the power of the microwave. Once you know the rough time, you can just do that.

Toppings - vegan butter/marg, hummus, crushed garlic or garlic salt, cashew cream cheese, brewers/nutritional yeast, chopped fresh chives or spring onion, the list goes on


Couscous

Instant couscous like you can get in most supermarkets is super quick and easy to make. It tastes like pasta (because it’s made of the same stuff), and you can flavour it however you want.

Boil water, pour a cup of boiled water for every half cup of couscous, leave it for a couple of minutes, add a pinch of salt if you want, and fluff it up with a fork.

For flavourings (if you want them) you could just add a dab of vegan butter or margaraine, a teaspoon of mustard, or a splash of whatever stirfry, curry, or pasta sauce you have in the cupboard.


Noodles

Instant noodles are awesome. The instant noodle cups are rough on the environment, so I try to avoid the ones with the styrofoam cups at least, or use noodles you can cook on the stove or in the microwave instead.

Sometimes finding your preferred noodles that don’t use animal unfriendly oil can be a bit of a challenge, but they’re out there! And there’s a whole range of noodles to choose from that cook almost as quickly as the instant variety (my favourite are these awesome ones made from sweet potato starch that are so springy you could use them for slingshots if you weren’t busy nomming them because they’re AMAZING with peanut sauce).

The flavour options can vary too. I’ve come across a fair few ‘chicken’ noodle packets that were accidentally vegan. If you just got plain noodles, or you’re mixing it up a little, here’s some of the easy sauces I like to use.

Sweet chilli sauce - make sure you drain the noodles for this one

Soy sauce - combined with sweet chilli sauce it’s really frickin’ good. You can drain the noodles or keep the water, either’s good.

Veggie stock - one cube to a cup of noodles (with water)

Barbecue sauce - just a little bit sweetens the noodles up nicely. Drain the noodles.

Peanut butter and soy sauce - A tablespoon of peanut butter, a splash of soy sauce, heat in the microwave (to melt the peanut butter) or stir straight through hot drained noodles, nommy. Add a bit of chilli if you like it spicy.


Optional extras

Frozen mixed veggies will also cook in roughly the same time as the noodles so long as they’re small, if they’re bigger, just put them in a few minutes earlier and then add the noodles to the boiling water.

You might find you like nuts and seeds in noodles, I prefer them in noodle dishes with thicker, more complex sauces, but that’s a personal preference.

Small TVP chunks will cook in roughly the same time as the noodles, and they flavour easily.


Sandwich type constructions

The humble sandwich. Cultures all around the world have developed technology to wrap some kind of delicious bread type scaffolding around other types of deliciousness. Pita pockets, Tortillas, Bagels, Burgers, Subs, the list goes on.

Some easy things to stuff in your bread type scaffolding:

  • Fresh tomato slices, fresh Basil (optional), and hummus. It’s super simple and it’s delicious. Also great toasted.
  • Banana sandwiches. I don’t know if this is a New Zealand thing only or what, but seriously, dry bread, or margaraine, or whatever, and banana slices. That’s all. It’s divine.
  • Avocado and tomato. With a sprinkle of salt and a splash of lemon juice if you’ve got it. Also fabulous toasted.
  • Tabbouleh. If you can get it easily ready made from the supermarket, this goes great on any kind of bread related construct. Also goes fabulously with hummus.
  • Falafel. Microwave a few spoonfuls for a minute or two, add to bread, add tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, mustard, hummus, whatever. Devour.


Cracker type things

There’s all kinds of crunchy crispy nommy things out there - rice or corn cakes, rice crackers, water crackers, the list goes on.

Stuff to put on them or dip them in

  • Peanut butter - surprisingly nommy on corn/rice cakes
  • Hummus - unsurprisingly nommy on everything
  • Fresh tomato (awesome with fresh basil)
  • Avocado
  • Olives - There’s two kinds of people in this world. The ones who love olives, and the unlucky ones who don’t have the joy of olives in their lives.
  • Sliced banana - especially good on rice/corn cakes


Sticks, chips and dips

Stuff to dip with -

  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Corn chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Toasted pita bread
  • Mini spring rolls (raw or cooked)

Stuff to dip in -

  • Hummus - it comes in a million flavours
  • Pesto (just need to find a vegan one, or make your own :) )
  • Mustard
  • Salsa - home made or store bought
  • Sweet chilli sauce


Toast

Much like the humble sandwich, perhaps even pre dating it, we like to put stuff on bread, all kinds of bread.

  • Peanut butter - seriously. Just go buy some peanut butter and eat it
  • Bananas - yep, sliced bananas on toast is amazing.
  • Fresh tomato - Add salt, pepper (if you like it), and it’s divine
  • Avocado - mashed on toast with a fork, a pinch of salt, and some lemon juice, it’s divine.
  • Marmite - So about half the western world will know what I’m talking about. The rest will be dazed and confused. Google it. It’s awesome. Half of you will instantly hate it. Half of you will become helpless addicted to the magnificent mountain of b vitamins that is marmite. Also related to vegemite.
  • Baked beans - Heat em up, pile em on.


Pretzels

They’re cheap, they’re crunchy (cept for the giant soft ones, which are awesome in their own right), and they’re little edible bows. what more could you want? They’re usually vegan friendly, but it’s worth checking the bag just in case.


Vegetables

Yep. Grab some veggies, I quite like cauliflower and broccoli, put them in a covered microwave safe bowl and heat on high power for a couple of minutes. Then add whatever sauces you like (there’s a whole bunch listed here)

If you don’t have a microwave or don’t want to use one, just add about two cm (just under an inch) of water to a pot, add the veggies and cover. Bring to the boil on high heat, let it boil for a couple of minutes, then drain the water and the veggies should be cooked and nicely crisp.

Kind of embarrassed to post this before pic from January 1st but in the spirit of my honesty and recovery journey, I figured here goes nothing. Besides the obvious physical improvements, I cannot stress enough the inside improvements are way more noticeable!!!! Good diet, exercise, prayer, meetings, vitamins, positive thinking and a career I love are what work for me. I’m gonna keep on doing what I’m doing and hope I can inspire others in my journey.

Voltron Powers Headcanon [Part 4]

[Part 1]  [Part 2]  [Part 3]  [You Are Here]

“You and I need to talk,” Keith stated the next day to Lance as he caught him entering the hallway to their rooms.

“Ok, is this about the secret behind my hair care routine? Because the look you’re giving me is frankly kinda scaring me and I’m not sure what goes through your head sometimes…” Lance started to ramble as he fidgeted about nervous; afraid, as if he was more aware of what Keith really wanted to talk about but was too scared to say aloud.

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Under pressure.

This is my entry for @mamaredd123 and @atc74‘s fabulous 300 challenge. My prompts were Pregnant, Overwhelmed and Under Pressure by Queen. The song has been used as a theme throughout but also some of the lyrics have been placed inside the fic and they are marked in bold. This is Un-beta’d so any and all mistakes are my own. Tags are below the cut. I am using the SPN Fanfic Pond tag list, if you have been tagged wrongly, please let me know and I will remove you asap

Summary: The reader is being held captive by demons when they begin to change their behaviour suddenly. Does the reader still believe she is going to be saved or will some new news push her over the edge?

Warnings: Kidnapping, Physically forced to drink water, fear, talk of previous torture, Major angst.

Word count: 1704.

Pairing: Dean X Reader.


You had been stuck in this warehouse for nearly 3 weeks now, the demons holding you had taken a break from torturing you, leaving you alone with no food or water for the last 2 days. They had captured you whilst you were on a hunt with the Winchesters and you hadn’t been able to escape, despite numerous attempts. At first they tortured you for information; about the Winchesters,about other hunters and about the bunker but you refused to crack. After awhile they stopped asking questions and started just hurting you for the fun of it, laughing as they watched the blood drip from your cuts before healing you just enough that you lived another day. You had been waiting to be rescued by Sam and Dean but your hope had been slipping away more and more each day. You couldn’t understand why they hadn’t come to save you, they must know that something is wrong, how could they not? Maybe they just didn’t want to try, maybe they were sick of you. You shook your head quickly, groaning as it made you vision swirl, you couldn’t allow yourself to think like that. You had to pull through this and the only way you can do that is through keeping yourself strong.

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anonymous asked: Sapphire’s post reminded me of Our Story! The most recent chapter wasn’t the last one was it?

Liv says: I’m calling this Chapter 8.5. It still ties into their second marriage, of course—I just couldn’t resist Julia and little Claire. And a massive thank you to @lenny9987 who is always willing to read my drafts and give me feedback <3 

Read Chapters One through Eight here.


Our Story

Claire has few memories of her mother, and those that exist are only half-formed. Hardly memories at all.

Rather:

Small blips of sight and sound and smell. Directionless aches in the night, skin raised to gooseflesh by a living darkness. Sometimes there is a vision of two fine-boned hands, their fingers playing the air with passionate arcs and flutters. At others, there are emeralds winking from pale lobes, and a whisper of bergamot on the stretch of neck below. Baby, a voice says, so clear but distant, it’s only for one night. We’ll be back before you—

Fragments.

Among these, however, there is one that is complete. It is something Claire parades at dinner parties, a piece of trivia that reduces her childhood to the first five years of her life. No funerals, no suitcases. No grief hollowing her little, avian bones. Only: Easy.

In this memory, Julia Beauchamp wears a sweater dress and Kork-Ease boots. Her heels are impractical for a stroll through the park, though that is what they are doing—strolling—as they have done every Friday since Claire could walk. It is just the two of them, mother and child, while her father toils in a dark mechanic’s shop, slicked with sweat and sleeved in black grease. 

He will return so deflated that evening—“Like my own bloody oxygen pumped the tires.”—that Julia will kiss the moons under his eyes, will regret not capturing the sun. And so the following week, when Claire remembers her father’s tired face, she will produce a drained Dasani and hold it skywards. Autumn seeping inside the bottle and then inside her pocket; the bright November gliding down Henry’s throat over an meatloaf dinner. (He will indulge his sweet daughter, drinking and drinking until the December day where he cannot; where Claire must pour the bottle over a mound of dirt.)

But while Henry tinkers with cars so, too, does Claire’s mother do her own work. Observing, absorbing, and storing the day away—right here, on this park path.

That is how Claire’s one full memory begins: their joined hands swinging, and their eyes taking. Dried leaves; flannelled backs bent over canoe oars. So vivid in her mind, even now.

But when Julia says, “Baby, how about we play our game?” young Claire breaks the hold and sighs.

At this point, it has been two weeks since the death of her four-year old self, a feat for which she feels a tremendous pride. With the simple opening of her palm, she can now present her age—Five! Can you imagine?—without ever bending her thumb. Her parents often overlook this incredible development in Claire’s life, still seeing her as the girl with four wiggling fingers, as the walnut nestled in Julia’s stomach. Baby, Baby, Baby.

Claire waves at her mother, as if to say, Five, Five, Five.

“Silly me!” Julia cries. “What I meant to say was: Claire Elizabeth. An honest mistake.”

The correction is enough to earn Claire’s forgiveness. She huffs a petulant “All right,” though she has been waiting for this all week, the moment when her mother’s words begin to change. Their game, with its stories she only sometimes understands, is the key to a world she is slowly (but surely!) approaching.

Claire looks around and searches for their first target.

“Him!” she says, pointing to a man grieving his damaged kite. It lies in the arms of an oak, speared but bloodless, and the protruding branch reminds Claire of summertime splinters. Those little knives of wood, which always wheedle beneath her toes when she dances across the porch, barefoot. (Julia is an expert at removing such splinters. No tweezers needed, just, All better?—and it is. Her fine-boned hands giving Claire’s feet their rhythm again.)

“My. He’s a bit of an odd duck, isn’t he?” her mother says, studying the old man. She tilts her head to the side, as if the angle will reveal the source of his almost-tears, his slumped posture, the very soul within. “Robert! That’s his name. Robert—Owner of Toy Shops.”

Claire giggles with excitement. This has always been her mother’s trick: the divining of lives from the smallest of glimpses. Julia has been known to call it Magic, though Claire has grown more skeptical since the dawn of October 20th. (Magic is, after all, a baby’s word.)

“He’s a recent widower. Do you see how he wears a ring but keeps watching the couple over there?”

Claire does see, and she drafts a mental note for school the next day: Tell Mrs. Heath that Mum is smarter than that scraggly bugger, Albert Whats-His-Face. 

“No children either. He and his wife…his wife…” And just as Claire remembers, Einstein! Julia cries, “His wife, Susan! Dear, dead Susan. Both turned off by the whole business of childrearing. Susan’s mother up and left when she was only three.”

“And joined the circus?”

“Yes. I daresay she joined the circus.”

“Poor Robert, Owner of Toy Shops,” Claire laments. “Poor Dear, Dead Susan.”

“Mhmm, such a shame. Poor Dear, Dead Susan didn’t stand a chance against those wretched measles.” (At this, Claire’s fifth year gives her a sudden rush of gratitude. For Dr. Rawlings, who once stuck her with a vaccination needle. For her mother, who covered the red dot with a Pooh plaster. All better.)

“But why is he flying a kite, Mum?”

“Why, indeed…”

This is a crucial part of their game: where Claire probes with further questions, thereby allowing a detailed history to form. No room for doubt when everything is fully realized—just the growing surety that maybe, maybe their guesses are correct.

“I’d wager he’s quite lonely now, and for the first time in his life, he’s regretting they never had children.” Julia’s voice is so confident, that Claire nearly forgets it’s all a game. Almost believes in the name and the wife and the unborn children her mother has given this sad, old stranger. “Flying the kite is a way to…conjure them into existence. A big What if? Rather maudlin if you ask me.”

Claire cannot make sense of these fancy, foreign terms—conjure? maudlin?—or why anyone would fly a kite for their nonexistent kids. Still, Claire nods, Of course, of course, and plans to comb the ‘c’ and ‘m’s of her father’s dictionary. Ask him, casually, for clarification. (And if Henry were here, he would temper his wife’s candor with a more age-appropriate fantasy; shake his head. Even to her own husband, her mother has always been slightly incomprehensible.)

“Baby,” Julia says, suddenly serious. “Claire. Don’t you dare live to regret a thing. Promise me that if something scares you, you’ll do it.

“I’m not scared of anything,” Claire announces (except spiders and cavities; except Father Christmas burning in the chimney and the night noises coming from her parents’ bedroom). “When Willie Burke stole Jacob’s sausage roll last week, I gave him a wedgie. And he’s two years older than me!”

“A wedgie? God, you are fearless!”

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RFA/Minor Trio & Avocados

I know it’s a really random headcannon  but I just remembered my decade-long inner battle of Avocado: To Eat or Not to Eat? and I wondered what these dorks would think of them…hopefully I can entertain you but this is my first time writing headcannons so I may disappoint

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Yoosung:

- he has a sixth sense for avocados, somehow can tell at the grocery store which one are the most fresh and how many days until they’re ready to eat

- seriously this kid knows exactly when they’re ripe, and will s c r e a m if they’re not used in time because we all know an avocado’s edibility window is like 3.5 minutes

- makes killer guacamole for when they have taco nights

- he’s just basically an avocado god

- tried to plant an avocado seed once but no matter how long he waited nothing ever grew bless his soul


Zen:

- n O

- “But Zen, they’re really good for your complexion.”

- goes on and on about how his skin is already perfect and he doesn’t need any of the extra vitamins avocados carry

- just highkey doesn’t like them

- “They taste like nothing and turn to mush if you so much as blow on them” Zen no not really

- Loves Yoosung’s guacamole though

- But that’s because he didn’t know what guacamole is made of baby how could you not know it’s fkn green and chunky did you think it was lettuce???

- Once he found out he kind of wanted to cry because ew avocados but at the same time Yoosung’s guac is so magical so he was really confused 


Jaehee:

- Neither for not against, but rather appreciates the presence of fresh avocado in her sushi (when she actually has time to eat a proper meal Jumin give this poor girl a break)

- also likes Yoosungs guacamole that shit is delicious so whenever she’s super stressed Yoosung makes her some and she eats tortillas and guacamole while watching some of Zen’s performances

- once kind of overdosed on guacamole and had a dream about licking some off of Zen’s abs tbh who hasn’t 


Jumin:

- He’s the old person who always goes around saying how you could basically live off avocados if their nutrients were balanced

- “My nutritionist is always telling me about the benefits of avocados for your health and I want to find a way to share these benefits with Elly.”

- Tried to feed some to Elly once but she stepped in it and trailed avocado mush around his house

- Taking is as a sign that she didn’t like it, he toyed with the idea of making hybrid avocados more suitable for cats

-Jaehee had a mental breakdown and required the intervention of Zen and Yoosung to put a stop to his idea


Saeyoung:

- this B O i

- he’s a genius and actually has left his bunker before so I’m pretty sure he at least knows what an avocado looks like

- hates them with a passion

- never actually ate one though

- “It just feels so weird.”

- “Seven I thought you were more the ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ type.”

- “Yeah but this is like I’m touching someone’s intense goosebumps and it gives  me goosebumps.”

- still, avocado puns all day every day

- once handed an avocado to a blind person and asked them to ‘translate’ for him

- “Please, I found this ancient relic while trekking through the forest the other day, and so far nobody has been able to translate the text…may you provide me with some guidance?”

- ”Is this…an avocado?”

“No it’s an ancient relic.”

- “sometimes will chuck an avocado at Vanderwood if he’s being annoying or just because he feels like it


Saeran:

- What’s an avocado?

- feels the same way as his brother until he tries Yoosung’s guacamole I swear his guac cures everything

- now he loves them

- if Saeyoung is annoying him he’ll clean out avocado shells and leave them lying around the house

- giggles when he hears sudden yelps from Seven over the next couple of days when he finds shells hidden in his Honey Buddha stash or in his underwear drawer


V:

- For some reason I can totally picture him being super allergic

- Still encourages others to eat avocados because he doesn’t want to hold others back because of his own ‘issue’ baby no it’s okay we don’t want you to die

- Once he voiced his disappointment at being unable to taste Yoosung’s infamous guac, so Yoosung grudgingly made him his own bowl of salsa

- V’s smile was the brightest thing in the room 


Vanderwood:

- Never bothered to actually try one, but because of Saeyoung, he now usually carries a couple of avocados on him whenever he goes around to visit

- avocado fights that leave heavy bruising 

- Teams up with Saeran and together they take over the world  it upon themselves to find as many ways as possible to bother Saeyoung using avocados

- will not hesitate to kick you in the face if you so much as mention avocado puns

- one time Vanderwood spilled a bit of coffee on himself, which incited an offhand “Oh wow, bravocado,” from Saeyoung

- the avocado that whizzed at the tomato’s head flew with enough force to make a dent in the wall

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I spent an hour of my life writing this and I enjoyed every second of it, so I hope you also enjoyed reading my word vomit??

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As everyone knows, your brain cannot function without food, particularly without healthy food. When studying, your mind is on overload and it can be stressful. Studying can last from five minutes to six hours, but keeping your brain energized is key.

I have composed a list of some of my favorite snacks along with some others. All of these are vegan friendly but are great for anyone!

-tea (any calming tea is good, also tea that is used for headaches can help because i get headaches when i work for too long) (my favorite teas are mint, fruit teas, green tea with citrus, cinnamon/vanilla) im not sure exactly what they are called but my therapist always puts different kinds of powders in my tea that have antioxidants or vitamins and theyre like super foods. you can get tons of different ones and you cant really taste them but they can add some extra umph to your health.

-smoothies (one of my favorites)
•1/2 cup black berries
•1/2 cup raspberries
•4-8 strawberries
•two (preferably frozen) bananas
•handful of spinach
•ice

-apples with peanut/almond butter

-a fruit burrito (i accidentally made this when there was no food in the house and ive loved it ever since)
•whole wheat tortilla
•butter (i used vegan butter)
•fruits of choice (i use strawberries/bananas)
•cinnamon/sugar
~spread the butter on the tortilla and heat it up to your liking.
~cut the fruit
~put the fruit in the middle of the tortilla so it fits when you roll it up
~sprinkle cinnamon/sugar and roll it up and youre good to go!

-sweet potato chips

-plantain chips (they taste like fries if you get good ones)

-veggie sandwich (you can get this at subway or make it at home and modify it to your liking)
•bread of choice
•tomatoes
•cucumbers
•lettuce
•spinach
•(at home i add avocado or black beans)
•oil

-nice cream (basically a frozen smoothie haha)
•frozen fruit of choice
•bananas (mostly the base but not mandatory)
•anything you want to add in flavor wise such as mint extract, vanilla extract, or cacao powder
~literally just blend it and it should be fully blended but a thicker, cold consistency
~if it is not thick enough blend in some ice or freeze it to your desired texture

-blue corn chips

-granola (obviously)

-fruit (if youre lazy like me)

-spinach salad
•spinach
•toppings of choice (strawberries/pine nuts for me)
•balsamic vinaigrette

-peanut butter/avocado sandwich (its amazing i swear)
•peanut/almond butter
•avocado
•cinnamon
•whole grain bread
~mash up the avocado until it is a creamy consistency
~mix in cinnamon
~spread peanut butter on both slices of bread
~spread the avocado/cinnamon mix on one side and enjoy!

-juice (if you have your own juicer)
•spinach or kale
•apple juice
•blackberries
•raspberries
•blueberries
~make it to your liking but that is my favorite combination of fruits in juice

-Silk Very Vanilla or Chocolate soy milk cartons (little 8oz ones that come in a pack but fill you up if you are just a little hungry or in a hurry and have TONS of calcium and protein) (you can get almond ones too)

-pretzels & peanut butter

-oats/oatmeal with fruit and cinnamon

-quinoa dishes (you can do anything with quinoa/rice/couscous and they are very good for you and fill you up) i personally add vegetable oil with curry and peppers

-Outshine fruit popsicles. made with real fruit juice and are wayyy healthier than other frozen treats (lemon is my favorite)

-trail mix
•any dried fruits/nuts/toppings your little studying heart desires

-SMOOTHIE KING. IF YOURE LAZY GET SOME SMOOTHIE KING.

-ABC company cookies (you can get them at Whole Foods or Smoothie King, theyre huge cookies that are good for you and taste amazing)

AND OF COURSE JUST BECAUSE IM FEELING PARTICULARLY NICE TODAY, treat yourself to an oreo or two.

Those are just some things I love eating and are somewhat healthy. Some of them require cooking, but others you can just pull out of the fridge! Happy studying! Blessed be! xx.

When you first transition to veganism, you often have to explain your decision to everyone you know! It can seem difficult or frustrating, especially when people question your decision.

Here are some tips that can hopefully help you!

  • Do your research! If you are educated in the health aspect of veganism, then you will be prepared to handle the questions that are often thrown at you like: “Where do you get your protein?”, or “Are you getting enough vitamins?”. It also helps to understand why you went vegan. The best explanation is an honest one. I made this transition for ethical reasons, so I try and communicate that to others and hopefully educate them in the process.
  • Be open to questions and try not to get defensive. Understand that there people will have their preconceptions and over dramatizations like, “What do you eat? Celery?”. Answer people with a kind heart and an open mind. Remember that you were once in their shoes. Veganism simply does not make sense to them yet, but if you approach them kindly and honestly, then you may be able to influence their choices. Being patient and understanding can make a huge difference!
  • Bringing food with you always helps! I love sharing vegan baked goods with others to prove to them that vegan food is NORMAL!! So many people are really confused and have no idea what we eat, but if you share some of the delicious recipes with them, then they might be more open to it!
  • If your family is concerned about your health, then try meeting with a dietitian who can assure them you will be perfectly healthy - sometimes it makes it easier for them to hear things from a professional.
  • Ask your friends/family if they would be willing to watch a documentary or visit a farm sanctuary with you! It is the perfect way to educate them.
  • Tell people in advance. If you are visiting friends/family, it can help to let them know ahead of time, so they can prepare something for you. Offer to cook your own food or bring something with you to make it easier on others. I usually bring my own dish to social gatherings, so I can share a delicious meal with others (and show them how amazing veganism is). This also prevents anyone from being able to complain that veganism is difficult - it doesn’t burden them in any way, so they have no right to complain about it!
  • Evaluate your situation. Depending on who you are talking to - you don’t necessarily need to tell them you’re vegan (I go into this more below).

Evaluating your situation:

There are many situations this may come up in and sometimes it is easier to just answer simply “I don’t eat animal products” or “I am lactose intolerant.”

  • With your close friends or family, it is definitely best to be completely honest with them and explain your beliefs, as mentioned above.
  • However, if you are just meeting with someone from class or someone you don’t see quite as often, then you could use one of the excuses I mentioned above without having to get into an explanation with them about it. Often when babysitting, I will just say I am lactose intolerant since I do not feel it is my place to be discussing veganism with the kids.

If you survey the situation, you can decide which option is best for the moment! I often tell people I am vegan, so I can hopefully educate them and influence them in a positive way, but I also know when to keep it simple to avoid a long argument or explanation.

If anyone is interested in transitioning and would like to join a support group, just send me a message :)

That’s Right, My (Blood) Type

Requested: EXO reaction to finding out their sweet and innocent girlfriend is a bloodthirsty vampire when they see her feed on a human for the first time. // Not gonna lie, I had a lot of fun writing this, more fun than I was expecting, so thanks for the request, love!


Suho

Originally posted by yehet-a-kookie

Junmyeon would think you’re kissing another guy on the neck at first and would be about to storm over to you both – until the guy goes limp in your arms and Myeon sees your mouth covered in blood. His next thought would be him wondering whether you are iron deficient and what kind of vitamins/supplements he can get you to fix this.

Chanyeol

Originally posted by porkdo-bi

Let’s be real – Chanyeol has read the Twilight books and other vamp romances and is willing to be the Bella to your Edward. He’s probably not even surprised when he finds out you’re a vampire because he’s been waiting his whole life for fantasy to become reality. It’s just that he’d always imagined finding out that he was the one with secret powers, not the pretty boy love interest.

D.O.

Originally posted by kimxiumindaddy

Kyungsoo would join you. Hail Satansoo.

Sehun

Originally posted by blondejongin

Sehunnie would be terrified and heartbroken – that is, until you mention to him that some perks of being a vampire are immortality and inhuman beauty. After that, it’s all aboard the Dracula train. Toot toot, motherfuckers.

Xiumin

Originally posted by miyngi

Minseok would be the most unfazed by the news that you’re a vampy. In fact, he’d probably volunteer to help you hide the bodies.

Chen

Originally posted by porkdo-bi

Jongdae is the one who would try to kill you, but not because he doesn’t love you – precisely the opposite. He thinks that’s how he’s going to save you. But he overlooked one tiny detail…you’re faster, stronger, and still want to be with him. So you turn him into one too. Now his little pointy smile has pointy teeth to go with it.

Baekhyun

Originally posted by ethereal-baek

Baekhyun would develop a new bloodsucking kink. (“It’s like a super hickey, jagiya! But if you could keep from killing me, that would be great.”)

Lay

Originally posted by drawien

Yixing would have the most normal/expected reaction in that he would probably call a priest to try and save your soul from eternal damnation. He’d insist on dragging you to church so the two of you can pray for you, and he’d learn everything there is to know on vampire lore. He would even go so far as getting you animal blood for your thirst so you can stay away from human’s. He would refuse to believe that you’re evil, that you have no choice but to lead a monster’s life. You might be creeping in his heart, but he won’t call you ‘monster.’ (I HAD TO.)

Kai

Originally posted by czarnybilly

Jongin would like to know how one goes about becoming a werewolf. (Half man/half dog?? Sign him the fuck up)

Told Ya

Characters: Sam, Dean, Reader

Pairing: None

Warnings: None, just fluffy humor

Word Count: 1,022

Summary: What happens when Reader gets curious about Sam’s green smoothie? Hilarity ensues, that’s what.

A/N: I kept the reader as neutral as possible – MJ can be interpreted as any gender, in any ship you prefer. Special thanks to @jerkbitchidjitassbutt for her advice and expertise (love you, girl!).



The Impala cruised along, effortlessly gliding over the long, dark stretch of highway. The radio was off and conversation had long since dwindled, leaving nothing but the familiar soothing, throaty growl of the engine to lull you into a state of blissful relaxation. You stretched your battle-weary limbs and reclined across the length of the backseat. Dean remained intently focused on the road, while Sam gazed out the window as he sipped contentedly on… something. What is that? you wondered. You hadn’t even noticed the cup in his hand until now. Where did he even get that? The contents looked like pureed Martian, but Sam seemed to be enjoying it. You were intrigued…

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anonymous asked:

How much protein do you ACTUALLY need each day? How much carbs is too much carbs? What would an accurate vegan food pyramid look like?

I want to preface this by saying that nutrition is not at all my area of expertise, but I can answer at least some of your questions. Most experts recommend 46 grams of protein for women, and 56 grams of protein for men, which is very easy to achieve if you’re eating enough calories. As for ideal diets, I disagree that such a thing even exists, but there are actually a few vegan food pyramids around, this is probably the most respected one:

These pyramids are always very simplistic of course, but these aren’t intended as a guide for what you should consume meal by meal as the traditional pyramid is, it’s just guidance on the kinds and quantities of food you should aim to eat in a 48 hour period. Not everyone will be able to do this obviously, but this is supposed to represent what an ideal diet might look like. There are plenty of alternatives dotted around the internet and opinions differ widely, just because it is really difficult to establish anything conclusively in nutrition. My own (unqualified) opinion is just that so long as you’re eating a balanced diet and you’re making a conscious effort to get all of the vitamins and nutrients you need then you’re probably good. 

Here’s a cute Shark giving you an orange because he’s worried you don’t have enough vitamin whatever that’s in oranges. 

If you’re allergic, then he just wants to give you a hug because he knows you probably need comfort.

anonymous asked:

Ok idk where the promts are but please Chlonath on anyone pf your choice! (If you're still doing them^^)

“I swear, if you get me sick, I’m never forgiving you,” Chloe said, sitting on the edge of Nathan’s bed.

Nathan coughed weakly, covering his face with his arm. “What are you doing here?”

“I came to take care of you, obviously,” she replied, pulling some things out of her bag. She looked around his room, which was covered in posters, some of his sketches, and even a few figurines. It was much smaller than Chloe’s room, with only one window and a twin sized bed. “So this is your room.”

He cringed at her words. This was Chloe’s first time ever being in his house. In fact, he had never invited her over because he was embarrassed. Chloe lived in the most luxurious sweet in the Grand Paris Hotel, and he lived in a tiny two bedroom apartment with his parents, who were currently at work. They weren’t poor, but they were nowhere near Chloe’s level of living.

“I kind of like it,” she commented. She started piling things on his bedside table, starting with cold and flu medicine, Kleenex, cough drops, a thermometer, a box of loose leaf tea, and a heating pad.

“How did you know where I live?”

“My father is the mayor,” she replied simply. “Finding your house was easy.”

He sneezed, so she shoved a box of tissue at him.

“I have soup from the restaurant on the way,” she told him, checking her phone. “It should get here pretty soon.”

“You should probably go before I get you sick,” Nathan said. He felt horrible enough for two, so he didn’t want to pass it on to her.

“I’m not leaving. I came to take care of my boyfriend, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”

There was an awkward silence for a moment as Chloe pondered over the stack of items she had brought.

“Chloe, do you know how to take care of a sick person?”

She hesitated. “I’m going to figure it out.”

Nathan coughed again. “Can we start with some tea so I can take the medicine?”

“Tea! Yes!” she said, picking up the box and taking out a packet of tea. She stood there for a moment, staring at the packet.

“There are directions on the back,” he pointed out. “And the kettle is in the kitchen on the counter.”

“Don’t go anywhere,” she ordered, as if he might bolt out of the room. She left the room, leaving Nathan to wonder whether or not he’d rather be alone.

She came back in as he was in the middle of a coughing fit. He wasn’t sure, but he thought she almost looked concerned.

“Here,” she said, handing him the tea.

He took a sip and then spluttered. “This is so strong! How many bags of tea did you use?”

“Tea is supposed to be good for you when you’re sick,” she informed him. “I thought five bags would make it even better.”

He sighed, putting the cup down on the table. “Can I have some medicine?”

She picked up the three boxes and one bottle she brought. This had been her first time buying medicine, and she didn’t exactly know what she was looking for, so she had grabbed several different types.

“How about this one?”

“That’s allergy medicine.”

She stared at him blankly. “Won’t that work?”

He shook his head. “Allergies and a cold are different. What else did you bring?”

She held up two more boxes.

“Those are vitamins, and that one is for children.”

She handed him the bottle, saying, “This one has to be right then.”
“This is Pepto Bismol. It’s for stomachaches.”

She frowned, looking more closely at the bottles. “To be fair, you only told me you were sick. You didn’t tell me what kind of sick you were.”

“There’s Dayquil in the bathroom cabinet,” he told her. “That will work.”

She brought him the Dayquil, which he took with a grimace. The doorbell rang, startling him.

“That should be your soup!” she said, running downstairs to get it.

When she came back in, he was struggling to sit up.

“Wait! I can do this right, at least!” she said, pushing him back onto his pillows. She opened the soup container and picked up the spoon. “Open your mouth.”

Chloe managed to feed him about half the soup, spilling only minimal amounts down his chin, before he was tired of eating.

“You really should eat more,” she insisted.

He shook his head. “I just want to sleep, Chloe.”

“Okay, I can get you-“

He help his hand, cutting her off, and scooted further over on the bed. “The only thing I want is for you to sit right here.”
She gave him a confused look before settling in next to him. He rolled over, putting his head on her lap.

“This is it?”

“That’s all.”

“I’m not even doing anything,” she pouted.

“You’re here,” he replied simply. “That’s good enough.”

She ran her fingers through his hair for something to do with her hands. He fell asleep in no time, leaving Chloe to wonder about her behavior. Two months ago, before they had started dating, she wouldn’t have lifted a finger for someone else. Now, she was making tea, bringing soup and medicine, and feeding the last person on Earth she would have expected to fall in love with. How horrible her luck must have been, she thought.

She glanced at the tea still sitting on the nightstand. There was still a little in the cup, so she took a sip. Her face scrunched up in response. ‘That was horrible,’ she thought. ‘I can’t believe he drank that.’

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Three days later, Nathanael was sitting by her bedside, with a bowl of homemade soup in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. He wasn’t one hundred percent better, but he was well enough to be taking care of Chloe, who looked like she might be dying.

“I can’t believe you got me sick,” she complained, putting a pillow over her face.

After he set the food down, he pulled the pillow from her face and placed a kiss on her forehead. “I still think you’re beautiful.”

“Of course I am,” she grumped. She was grateful for the compliment, though, considering she wasn’t wearing any makeup and her hair was a mess.

“Will you ever forgive me?” he asked, ripping open a box of medicine.

“No,” she replied, taking the pill with her tea. It tasted much better than what she had made, she noticed. What she wouldn’t tell him was that, no matter how awful she felt right now, it had been worth taking care of him. Even though she failed, even though she was sick now, she had gotten to spend the day with him, and now here he was, returning the favor. He was much better at it, too. She had gotten lucky after all, falling in love with the best boy in Paris.
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I hope you liked it, anon! And I’m always taking requests! This one was a lot of fun to write, lol. Thank you for giving me the chance! :D

anonymous asked:

RFA plus minor trio with an s/o who has a weak immune system and gets sick easily, especially in winter?

Yoosung

  • this baby frets to the moon and back.
  • He’s constantly using hand sanitizer and insists on wearing a flu mask whenever he’s around you. And if he’s sick? Oh boy, he won’t even touch you, much less kiss you.
  • Over the phone he’s all, I’m diseased! I have to quarantine myself from you or I’ll infect you! even when you’re lonely and haven’t seen him for a week.
  • the idea of making you ill fills him with such paralyzing guilt that the methods he goes through to deal with it are, frankly, absurd.
  • like. he carries disinfectant wipes for you, and is always getting you orange juice and making you eat fruit. he makes other people clean their hands before touching you, and he wipes down the tables at whatever restaurant you’re having a date at.
  • it’s like he’s turned into a helicopter mom in his goal to be the ~knight of your immune system~
  • …The both of you end up getting sick though, and when his mom finds out she comes to take care of both of you.

Zen

  • Oh boy he is all about taking care of you while you’re ill.
  • Unfortunately, you being ill has a good chance of making him ill, and you’ve got to think of your own health, Zen, you need to preserve your singing voice!!!
  • Zen does not want to listen at first, but after a number of missed rehearsals he has to face the music or else risk losing his job. So he gets you a pile of his DvDs and instructs you to watch them while you’re recovering so “he can be watching over you always”
  • ok, zen. sure.
  • Even when he can’t visit, he orders soup to be delivered to your house and drops off care packages so you don’t have to leave.

Jaehee

  • Incredibly practical, and begins preparing the healthiest meals she possibly can to boost your immune system.
  • She, like Yoosung, also takes to wearing a flu mask when she goes out (and makes you wear one as well), but in general she’s much more chill than him.
  • She recommends you take vitamin supplements, and does buckets of research to find out what ones are best. She also consults a doctor to figure out how to best take care of you while you’re sick.
  • Jaehee just kind of… patiently accepts that you’ll be passing lots of illnesses to her, and she doesn’t ever complain, even when she’s on her fourth cold of the month.
  • taking care of u is more important ok?

Jumin

  • he hires a doctor specifically for you to help you boost your weak immune system.
  • It’s…. sort of weird to have someone fret over you all the time that’s not your boyfriend, especially since your real boyfriend has been quarantining himself from you so he doesn’t get sick.
  • (he’s got so much work to do, after all, and he has to be practical.)
  • This is kind of upsetting because it means you’re seeing nothing of Jumin during the winter, but Jumin thinks he’s doing just fine. After all, you’re cared for, right? And it’s understandable why he can’t be around you.
  • The two of you compromise and start Skype calling each other. After all, you can’t pass on diseases over the internet!
  • …Seeing you really hammers home how much he misses you too, though, and eventually he breaks and barges in for a visit.
  • he don’t care about no germs. his assistants can deal.

Seven

  • “Hey,” Seven says.
  • “Hey,” Seven says again, slightly louder and more insistent after you ignored him the first time.
  • “Hey,” Seven says a third time, and there’s the strain of a giggle in his voice. “Hey, you know how, when you get hurt, you put bandages on the wound and it gets better?”
  • oh god, you say internally, not entirely sure where this is going but already prepared for the worst anyway. “Yes…?”
  • “Yeah, it’s - “ (pause for a snort.) “It’s called…”
  • “Gauze and effect.”
  • “Seven,” you rasp, pausing briefly to blow your nose. “I’m contractually obligated to tell you that you’re the worst.”
  • He won’t stop making dumb medical jokes. It’s like he’s always trying to think of the next one, and every time he opens his mouth, you know you’re going to want to smack him.
  • It’s awful! You can’t tell if this nausea is from a virus or from his terrible humor!
  • It does have the benefit of at least distracting you from your misery a bit, but seriously, Seven. You’ve got a runny nose, not a stab wound, that joke isn’t even relevant.

V

  • Never - not once - does he blame you, even though it’s the fifth time this season that he’s gotten sick because of you.
  • Even when he is sick, he’s trying to remain in good spirits because he knows you’re sicker, it’s worse for you and he wants to do anything he can to make it better.
  • He’ll message you jokes. Mostly, they’re super lame things that he clearly got off the internet, but sometimes they’re actually pretty cute and funny.
  • He does other nice things for you, too. Buys you tea and chocolate, brings you flowers, gives you massages…
  • (and he never comments on you looking gross because you’re sick).
  • god, protect this man. the world doesn’t deserve this kind, self-sacrificing soul.

Unknown (Saeran)

  • Oh no.
  • No no no.
  • Fuck no.
  • You’re so… snotty! And… cough-y! And gross, oh god, being sick is gross how do you deal with it!
  • Because he sure as hell doesn’t want to deal with it. for once, he wishes his brother would make him a robot to solve his problems, because getting something mechanical to take care of you would be far easier than watching you be disgusting.
  • Saeran is a giant childabout it. Seriously. You know those extending claw toys? Yeah. He uses one of those to pick things up and give it to you so he doesn’t have to be within your germ vicinity.
  • yeah, thanks, saeran.
  • it does, however, inspire him to learn how to cook, though he emphatically says it has nothing to do with you. he just doesn’t want you infecting his food, too.
  • …and he won’t acknowledge any of your comments about him making all your favorite meals.

Vanderwood

  • Their new pet name for you is ‘germ factory’.
  • Seriously, how can one person get sick so much? It’s like every week! And you’re sick for entire week basically! Actually, it’s more like you’re always sick!
  • You weakly tell them that, yeah, this happens every winter, don’t worry about it, they can go. it’d be better for their health!
  • …but they stick by your side, even though they complain about it.
  • Water. Blankets. Food. They’ll even read you stupid bedtime stories, but it’s not because they’re enjoying it, alright?
  • You’re gross and snotting all over them. There’s no way they could be enjoying this. It’s just, you’ll be useless without them.
  • and they’re not heartless enough to leave you while you’re distressed.
  • …..seriously though, they’re using hand sanitizer after every interaction with you, because ugh. they are seriously looking forward to the spring.