By Molly Patrick
Mar 7, 2017
I’ve had “Soy Fuckery” on my list of things to write about for approximately 2 years. But it’s a shit show of a topic so I kept putting it off.
It’s not that the topic of soy is confusing necessarily, it’s that people are extremely divided about it.
I know how I feel about soy.
I know what the science says about soy.
I also know that soy is probably the most controversial plant food out there among meat eaters and plant eaters.
Let’s just say soybeans were super relieved when the gluten police came to town.
So instead of busting out my magnifying glass and writing you an email about soy, I decided to go directly to someone who could effortlessly school us on it like a BOSS.
And you my dear, are in for a schooling.
A few weeks ago I video chatted with author and Registered Dietitian Brenda Davis, and we dedicated an entire hour to the heated, misunderstood, scrutinized, feared and often villainized topic of soy.
I absolutely loved talking with her. I learned some new things and she even gave me a killer plant based tip that I never knew about. Brenda is a lovely Canadian plant based wizard and our Skype date was like eating dessert for an hour – scrumptious.
You are in good hands with Brenda and I trust her wholeheartedly when it comes to nutrition.
So watch the video below where Brenda Davis and I talk soy. She answers all of the tricky questions and brings light to the most common reasons why people avoid soy.
This interview is well worth the watch, whether you eat soy or not.
When you’re done watching, come back here and make today’s recipe. Or make it first and then watch then talk to me in the comments below.
If you’re interested in eating a more plant based diet, check out our plant fueled meal plans and take a free test drive of our trial meal plan.
You can do whatever – just make sure you watch the interview and drink the smoothie is what I’m saying. Are we good? Okay – carry on, you beautiful soul.
- 2 cups unsweetened soy milk 475ml / preferably fortified with calcium
- About a thumb-sized chunk of turmeric root a couple of inches long
- About a thumb-sized chunk of ginger root a couple of inches long
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- A couple turns of black pepper
- 3 small ripe bananas or 1 large ripe banana
- 1 fresh mango or about 1 cup of frozen mango
- 1 packed cup bok choy about 50g
- Place everything into your blender and blend until super creamy and smooth.
Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with the best fuel and no fear.