Two forces have united for change. Colin Kaepernick and Ben & Jerry’s have released a new vegan ice cream flavor to help support black and brown communities. The flavor is called “Change the Whirled.”
Kaepernick’s portion of the proceeds from sales of flavor will support the work of Know Your Rights Camp, Kaepernick’s non-profit. Know Your Rights Camp’s mission is “to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.”
Kaepernick is well-known for taking a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. This caused controversy in the industry and across the nation. However, his act of protest also drew the support of Barack Obama and many sports players followed Kaepernick’s lead. Around this time, Kaepernick also started eating plant-based with his girlfriend. They made the switch for ethical and health reasons.
Source: Ben & Jerry’s/Youtube
“I’m honored to partner with Ben & Jerry’s on Change the Whirled,” said Kaepernick. “Their commitment to challenging the anti-Black roots of policing in the United States demonstrates a material concern for the wellbeing of Black and Brown communities. My hope is that this partnership will amplify calls to defund and abolish the police and to invest in futures that can make us safer, healthier, and truly free.”
“Colin Kaepernick and his Know Your Rights Camp is the perfect partner for Ben & Jerry’s to continue to advance our work on issues of racial justice,” said Matthew McCarthy, CEO of Ben & Jerry’s. “Ben & Jerry’s is proud to diversify our flavor portfolio by honoring Kaepernick with a full-time flavor. We deeply respect how Colin uses his voice to protest racism, white supremacy and police violence through the belief that ‘love is at the root of our resistance. We have tremendous hope in what we can accomplish together.”
Read more recent news in One Green Planet, including Ben & Jerry’s new podcast!
Sign this petition to demand racial and social justice
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
Here are some delicious vegan ice cream recipes to try too:
- Caramel Apple Nice Cream Sundae
- Chocolate and Strawberry Vegan Magnum Ice Creams
- Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream
- Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream
- Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream
- Rocky Road Ice Cream
- Crunchy Almond Butter Soft Serve Ice Cream
- Mocha Nice Cream
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- Cashew Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream
- Raw Fudgy Chocolate Ice Cream
For more Animal, Earth, Life, Vegan Food, Health, and Recipe content published daily, subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter! Lastly, being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!