Pesto Zoodles, Delicious Dishes!, Minneapolis Mayor Plant-Based Proclamation, Juicing on a Budget, Some Awesome Vitamix Deals, and more!
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We went to the lake for a couple days this week.
But with a big sale happening and ample beauty to shoot (with a DSLR), we basically just took our show on the road.
Here’s what’s new and exciting.
As always, thanks for subscribing.
Lenny and Shalva
P.S. Here’s a team picture from our hike in Taylor’s Falls. (Can you see the chia seed in my teeth?)
1. Delicious dishes you should make
+ This sweet potato chorizo hash topped with our queso with a side of avo toast. We don’t have a recipe post for this dish, but we should. We eat it weekly because it’s easy and delish.
Related: The chorizo featured here was one of the items in our recently filmed epic grocery haul video.
+ An acai bowl made without any other berries. Just acai, banana, almond milk, and peanut butter.
+ And it wouldn’t be a newsletter without a green smoothie bowl.
2. Juicing on a budget
New quick-read post about making your own juices at home (without spending a lot of money).
3. New video: This blender is sexy
I shot the beginning and end of this new video from the dock at the lake. For a video about a darn blender, it’s satisfying and inspiring. Family friendly and best with headphones.
Hit that thumbs up 👍 if you appreciate the video.
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4. Vitamix deals for those considering
USA: Summer Sale Part II has begun.
Via our referral links, you’ll be able to get $100 off your choice of these two:
CR Standard for $229.95
CR Standard Programs (see video above) for $269.95
These are both awesome Vitamix models. You cannot go wrong either way.
5. Proclamation: Minneapolis Mayor Urges Citizens to Eat Plant-Based Once Weekly to Further Environmental Goals
The new mayor of Minneapolis issued a proclamation that residents should eat more plants (and less meat) one day per week to reduce emissions. Incredible!
Here’s the proclamation typed out in-full:
“Whereas, following the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, cites are increasingly turning toward climate change solutions that are driven by citizens; and
Whereas, concern for the environment is paramount for the residents of Minneapolis and for the safety of our communities; and
Whereas, communities are finding alternative ways to decrease carbon footprint and set carbon reduction goals; and
Whereas, eating more fruits, vegetables, and grain, and eating less meat can reduce our collective carbon footprint; and
Whereas, if each American affirmatively choose to eat plant-based foods at just one meal per week, the CO2 savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off U.S. roads; and
Whereas, a commitment in Minneapolis to eat even one meal containing fruits and vegetables will bring enormous environmental benefits.
Now, therefore, I, Jacob Frey, Mayor of Minneapolis do hereby proclaim on July 16, 2018, we all make an effort to eat plant-based food and choose plant-based products in furtherance of our environmental goals, and celebrate our ongoing commitment to exceed the standards put forth in the Paris Agreement by doing our part right here in Minneapolis.
Signed, Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey.”
Shalva and Lenny
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