Before I mention my cloud of the day, here are some sunshine moments; I made some killer vegan pizza for dinner, got 4 visitors to make the freezing trek to farm house for dinner, and finally talked to my new college adviser. After explaining to him my passions and ideas at Carleton and beyond, he asked me for advice on what he should buy for lunch. So much trust for so little time.
Now for the cloud- my first vegan SNAFU.
Situation Normal All F‘ed Up. That sums up a lot of things in our world right now– climate change, the stock market, and our food system. Today my veganism encountered SNAFU number one, a soy protein drink with isolated milk protein hidden amidst the ingredients. I didn’t notice it in my rush to buy a snack before class, or as I gulped it down on my walk to class, but right before I threw it away, in tiny print, the word milk jumped out at me (as a proper Wisconsinite, I can spot milk from a mile away). Shit. This is a what the hell ingredient. One of those things my grandma wouldn’t eat.
“It is extracted from cow’s milk via a filtration process that separates the protein from the milk.
80% casein, 20% Whey protien isolate
The filtration process used to create milk protein isolate removes many of the nutrients that aid in strengthening your immune system, according to the American Dietetic Association”