I was nominated by Valentina from My Vegan Valentine to complete the Hydrate and Donate Challenge! To complete this challenge, you must make your favorite vegan drink, get hydrated, and then choose a cruelty-free charity to donate to!
Though supporting research on deadly diseases such as breast cancer and ALS is a thoughtful gesture, it is important to know where your donation is going. You do not want to fund organizations that are conducting research on animals because these methods are cruel, inhumane, and produce results that are very rarely applicable to humans. (However, if you must donate to an organization that uses animals, please specify that you do not want your money to go towards animal testing.)
Today, I will be putting my snazzy new blender to use by whipping up one of my favorite drinks: a green smoothie! I will be adding:
- 1 leaf of kale
- 1 banana
- 1/3 apple
- 1 orange
After combining my ingredients in the blender, I will allow it to run for 2-3 minutes, or until smooth. The first time I used this blender, I did not blend my smoothie long enough, so there were chunks of kale in it! 😛
The best part about this blender is that it turns into a cup! Once you’re done blending, all you have to do is remove the blade and screw on the lid. It’s super convenient and perfect for people with on-the-go lifestyles.
Here is my beautiful green smoothie. Ready to hydrate! 🙂
Now, onto the donation portion of this challenge:
The charity I am donating to is the American Tortoise Rescue! Many turtles and tortoises arrive to this shelter ill, deformed, or injured. My donation will help provide lifesaving medical services and veterinary care for rescued animals so the staff can provide them with a healthy and happy recovery.
I had a lot of fun doing this challenge! I nominate anyone who would like to help make the world a better place to complete this challenge next!