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there’s a fine line that the vegan and plant-based movement stands on. It’s an intersection of animal & human rights, environmental injustice, and a hope for a better tomorrow for us all. But there is something missing. Unfortunately, a majority of the movement (often times some of the most powerful representatives) continues to perpetuate the inherent privileges wrapped in its stereotypes. PETA recently tweeted something pretty insensitive (swipe to see the screenshots), comparing “anti-animal” phrases such as “kill two birds with one stone” with racist and homophobic slurs. With all due respect, #PETA severely missed the mark. And this is where I must make it clear on my position within the vegan movement. 
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I wish the only phrases I had to worry about helping others reframe were this innocent. Animals are not harmed by phrases spoken in passing. this is not the biggest issue nor the most important for us to focus on in the grand scheme of things. Instead of creating some kind of a comparison game and further divide, why not become more inclusive and fight for ways to help disenfranchised individuals access healthier, plant based foods as an approachable entry point to the vegan movement? I wish more powerful animal activist groups would explicitly discuss the inter connectivity of racism and the food system — how minorities are predisposed to unhealthy lifestyles and lack of access to the very foods the vegan community promotes — fruits and vegetables. Animal rights are directly connected to human rights (racial injustice, women’s equality, LGBTQ rights etc)... and until we embrace and talk more about this connectivity and become more inclusive, we cannot get a point across...let alone progress. Period. But we are the ones who can change the narrative. What are your thoughts? 💭
What winter dreams are made of: Delicious and decadent 5 minute Pumpkin Spice Nutty ‘Nog & a @vitamix blender to whip it up in ❄️💫✨ Recipe for this nutty nog is below 🧡 if you want to have some fun with it and add a little twist, use a unique nut milk such as peanut, macadamia, or pecan as the base! 😚 and don’t forget to enter my latest @vitamix a few posts back! It ends on Saturday :) —
☆ ingredients: 
1 cup plant milk 
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight and drained
1/3 cup maple syrup
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2-1 teaspoon almond extract
1-2 teaspoons pumpkin spice 
1/4 teaspoon salt ☆ how-to: 
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend till smooth and creamy (5 minutes). divide between two cups and top with (optional) vegan whipped cream, crushed peanuts, coconut flakes, and a pinch of pumpkin spice. Enjoy!! 🧡✌🏽
How do you use tech to make moves with purpose? 💫 y’all already know, I love my #teampixel fam & my #googlepixel3...and that love has grown even stronger after moderating last nights @googlepixel event in conversation with @elainewelteroth ✨💕 We had such an inspiring and real convo  diving into the importance of an unlimited mindset, stepping into purpose to fuel a fulfilling life, & using the @googlepixel as a key tool for self expression and managing the craziness of life thru features like the dope camera and #GoogleAssistant 😍😍😍 thank you @elainewelteroth for letting us tap into your journey and wisdom! & thank u @google for having me!! ✨head to stories for a recap of the night!! #ad #googlepopup #googlepixel #makingmoves
soup-er dope Roasted Squash Coconut Tomato Soup for alllll the #cozyseason vibes 🤙🏽💫🍂 SWIPE for the video tutorial! 🌟after roasting your butternut squash, it takes just FIVE-SIX MINUTES & a blender (love using my A3500 Ascent @vitamix with the soup mode 🙏🏽) to make this simple, warming, and tbh, bomb soup for 4
:)) recipe below & don’t forget to enter my @vitamix giveaway to WIN this same machine ft in the video! 🧡✨
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✨💛 Roasted Squash 
Coconut Tomato Soup💛✨
— Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups chopped butternut squash
1 tbsp olive oil
2 medium shallots, chopped 
4 cloves garlic, chopped 
1 tbsp fresh thyme
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
2 tsp onion powder
Salt to taste
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1 cup fire roasted tomatoes
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup veggie broth
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Chipotle powder to taste (optional, but adds a gorgeous kick!!)
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside. In a bowl, combine squash with shallots, garlic, thyme, and spices. Place the seasoned squash on the prepared baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes! 
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Once the squash is done roasting, add all remaining ingredients + the squash to a high-powered blender. Blend on soup mode or for 5-7 minutes, until incorporated & heated. Serve and top with coconut cream & additional thyme! Enjoy ✨✨✨
GIVEAWAY CLOSED — wOaH. it’s December y’all ☃️ wanted to kick off my favorite month and gift-giving season with a GIVEAWAY!!! Grateful to partner with @vitamix once more to celebrate kitchen creativity, simplicity, and efficiency during the holidays 💙❄️💫 so as a thank you to all of you for an amazing year, I’m giving away 1 of the newest @vitamix blenders — The smart A3500 Ascent ($619 value)!!!! in a crisp and clean white finish (superrr aesthetic tbh) ❄️💫🌪✨ With five program settings on the touch screen control panel ~ Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts, and Self-Cleaning + a custom programmable timer... the opportunities to whip up something nourishing + delicious (& clean with ease) are endless 🙏🏽 AND with built-in wireless connectivity, the Ascent™ Series blender is able to read the container size (additional blender containers sold separately) and automatically adjust program settings + best blending times accordingly. Isn’t this blender a DREAM?! ☁️✨
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HOW TO ENTER:
✦ Like this photo :))
✦ FOLLOW @hailethomas & @vitamix 💫
✦ Comment your favorite winter/cozy dish, tagging a friend ☃️☃️
✦ Tag multiple friends for multiple entries! ❄️👼🏾👼🏾👼🏾
Giveaway ends next Saturday, Dec. 8th at 12pm EST :) Open to USA only.
#7DaysOfVitamix
What I wish I was eating rn 😩 because it’s roasting season...here’s a favorite: 22 grams of #plantprotein per serving⚡️💛🌱 Curry roasted chickpeas, kale, charred herb cauliflower, and of course, creamy avocado + pickled radishes, red onion & a tangy lemon vinaigrette 🍋 Simple + so tasty. Love that I can get in such a great amount of protein thru these plants :)) & if you want to mix things up, here are some other lovely plant foods with a great amount of protein: 🌱🌱🌱
- edamame >> 18 g per cup
- lentils >> 9 g per 1/2 cup
- almonds >> 6 g per 1/4 cup
- black beans >> 7.6 g per 1/2 cup
- spinach >> 5 g per cup
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new home, who dis??? 🏡 welcome to the crib :)) I’m sooooo happy and grateful to create new memories and have the space to create SO MUCH CONTENT in our beautiful brand new home. Moving has been a long and intense process, and we still (obviously) have plenty to unpack and put together!! but omg I’m so happy 🤪 This year has been the most amazing blessing with so many gifts 💙 Of course, the kitchen is my favorite room in the house. It’s stunning, and I’ll show you more of it soon. Thinking of doing a house tour :)) but I just can’t wait to cook and experiment in it (we’re waiting for a fridge tho 🌝). couldn’t stop myself from tearing up a bit waking up to this #grateful 
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P.S. thank y’all so much for your patience during this time. Being off of IG for a bit has been v weird for me, but I’m happy to be here again 💙
hi there! 👋🏽 here’s a new recipe for Butternut Bread w/ Apple Streusel to warm your heart and soul ✨✨✨ it’s so delicious! and with cashew butter drizzled on top?? Iconic. 😏 recipe below! 
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✨💛 Butternut Bread 
w/ Apple Streusel 💛✨
— Ingredients:
Flax egg: 2 tbsp + 5 tbsp water 
1 cup almond flour
1 1/4 cup oat flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp pumpkin spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butternut squash purée 
1 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup almond butter
2 1/2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
2 tsp vanilla 
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Apple Streusel: 
1/4 cup soft vegan butter 
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup oat flour + 2 tbsp 
1/2 - 3/4 cup apples diced 
Pinch nutmeg
Pinch cardamom
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla 
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8x4 loaf pan and set aside. In a bowl, combine all flax egg ingredients and allow to rest for 10 minutes. 
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Meanwhile, combine all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. In a separate large bowl, combine all wet ingredients, including the prepared flax egg — mix until well incorporated. Add dry mixture to the wet, and stir slowly until fully combined. Pour the batter into your loaf pan and even out the top with a spatula. Set aside.
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For the streusel: 
In a medium sized bowl, combine all streusel ingredients. Evenly sprinkle the prepared streusel across the top of your butternut bread batter. Place the loaf pan in the oven and bake for 65 minutes or until the Butternut Bread and Apple Streusel are both golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 45 minutes! Optionally, drizzle with cashew butter and top with chopped walnuts and or pecans. Enjoy! 💛✨ #HTCozySeason
you might just see a cute lil blue check mark on my profile rn...🙊🙊🙊 ya girl is verified :)) forever grateful for @instagram & all of you who have helped create and shape this incredible, diverse, loving, and vibrant family 😭🙏🏽💙✨ here’s to many many more years creating, connecting, & growing w/ with y’all!!! Ily!!!! 💙
Got leftoverphobia (fear of having too many leftovers and overwhelmed by the obligation to eat everything)?? 😳 Same! But no worries! The day after Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be the same ‘ole boring repeat of yesterdays meal — those leftovers are perfect for creating a comforting, crazy simple, and absolutely delicious mash up meal. Meet this Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole, made of all the things that could sit in the back of the fridge, go bad, and get tossed…but instead have become a beautiful stack of comfort, flavor, and fun that helps to #EraseFoodWaste! 🥳🙌🏽🌿 I layered my casserole with Sweet Potato Gratin, Sautéed Greens, Mushroom Stuffing, Gravy, and Mac & Cheese — it’s honestly the most heavenly combo that’ll make you love and celebrate those leftovers! 😍🥰🥰 Join me and my friends @mortonsalt and make your own leftover mashup! recipe link in bio! 💛 #ad
In St. Croix, a big thing I got to experience was the history of the people’s resilience..their dedication to uplifting and progressing their society while facing colonization, torture, and adversity and how they now continue to empower the next generation to take care of their people and their land. Yesterday (hopefully), you voted. I’m so proud of our collective power shifting the dynamics in higher office. I’m proud of my generation especially for absolutely demolishing stats + perceptions about our lack of voting and political interest. I hope that this activation lasts + extends beyond, because the people are always stronger than the system when they are educated, empowered, and activated.
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In St. Croix the slaves freed themselves by taking action, being incredibly brave, and demanding that they get what they so rightfully deserved: their very own humanity. That resilience is so inspiring to me. That resilience is something we can all embody in our own ways. So, yes we should be proud of ourselves and what we just did. I mean, we did THAT (100 women elected to Congress...POC winning etc.). But clearly just voting will not solve all of our problems. It will not magically make systematic racism, white supremacy, homophobia, xenophobia, cruelty, home grown terrorists, and corruption disappear. This is something we must work to dismantle daily.
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Voting paves a path for action to be made in government..but what is tangible? Promised? What we create. How are we going to make sure our voices matter after we #vote? How are we going to (re)build strong communities that have intersectionality steeped into the very roots? How will we do tangible work and change in the communities that are predisposed to illness, lack of resources, and are labeled with generational stereotypes?
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Our work doesn’t end here. We all have to find ways to contribute daily to what matters to us, to use our individual privileges to uplift those who don’t have the leg up. We need to breathe, take care of ourselves, talk to our friends/family and really think on this. Our individual/communal power is much greater than this one act of civic duty ❤️
happy. grateful. 🌞 worked so hard to create this life. has been one of the most challenging, rewarding, and exciting weeks. crazy how you attract what you put out into the world. believe in your voice, your passions and dive deep into that truth. more than amazing things will happen because of it, I promise 💛🌴