Plant Powered Posse

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We’re pretty smitten with our pals at the Home Depot Head Office. They invited us over for a Lunch and Learn and we regaled them with tales of our experience with plant food and sweet talked the team into a 7 Day Smoothie Challenge.

And guess what, they did it! Many of them already into their second week of green smoothie guzzling on the daily.

You can try our challenge on your own, all you need to do is make yourself a green smoothie a day for 7 days to experience the benefits of a daily clean, green drink.

We have lots of smoothie recipes on our blog or if you’d like to book a lunch and learn for your team drop us a line.

Hope you’re feeling great team, golden green stars for everyone.

Plant Powered Posse

Kraut About

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It must be the season, I’m so into fermented veg right now.

Mother nature does not mess around, sauerkraut is amazing for digestion, as it’s a natural probiotic, plus it has lots of antioxidants and B vitamins. Plus it’s touted as the viagra of choice for most of Eastern Europe….

I’ve been using leftover cabbage to make kraut, it’s pretty hard to use a whole head in good time at home so cut off a chunk and keep it in a baggie then use the rest to make sauerkraut.

Spicy Good Kraut

3/4 head red cabbage, shredded (or whole head)
1 tbsp mineral salt
2 tsp my spice OR cayenne (optional)

Shred cabbage thinly as possible in a food processor, dump into a large bowl and massage, punch, squeeze and love that cabbage until it’s limp and there is lots of juice. Place in a very clean jar and pack it tightly so the liquid rises above the cabbage.

You’ll want to leave it on a shelf for about 3-4 days, prop the jar lid on top to keep the kraut clean but not sealed. It will ferment naturally, magic!

Kraut About

Flow, Move and Glow

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So what do you do when your church of movement is under construction…. you turn to the world-wide web obviously.

Here are three beautiful souls sharing their passion for fitness through flow. They offer their expertise for free through online videos which is pretty spectacular when you’re trying to keep your shit tight on a budget and of course if you need a little assistance you can book a one-on-one.

Brittany Coughlan Fine Tune Pilates
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Natalie vandenHeuvel Envy Movement
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Jessica Manning Pure Transformation
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Amber J, our entire team at the Goods misses you and MISFITSTUDIO, things are not the same without your magic.

Flow, Move and Glow

Pseudo Poaceae

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I can’t say enough about Amaranth. It’s easy to cook, full of magical things good for your entire body and the only (pseudo) grain that actually has Vitamin C in it. It’s a great source of lysine, an important amino acid with protein content comparable to that of milk, but more easily digested.

I said pseudo grain cause it’s technically not a grain at all, as it’s not part of the Poaceae family. You know what I call that? Pure discrimination. Everything about it is cries grain, yet just because it grew up with its brothers from another mother, it has to suffer. Well I say, not on my watch. Though on a side note, if amaranth were a character in Game of Thrones, it would be Amaranth Snow. That’s just a fact.

Also makes a great breakfast porridge!

Pseudo Poaceae

Coco Nutty

Cracked Young Coconut

Have you ever eaten a whole coconut? Young Thai Coconuts, are the big green ones, in the city you’ll find the green outer layer husked off to make them easier to pack. Found at Asian markets and health food stores, the perfect specimen will be white and not pink, especially on the bottom.

Water is filtered in through the plant as it grows and stored within the coconut’s hard shell. The living water found within hydrates due to naturally occurring electrolytes and contains vitamin C, iron and calcium. Coconuts are low glycemic and delicious.

You’ll need guidance to open one of these babies. The cheapest route is a cleaver, they’re about $20 at most kitchen stores. I use this method at home, ELove can give you a demo, she taught me. For cleaver free access try the Coco Jack, we use this tool in store and at our events.

Scrape out the beautiful meat, enjoy as is or freeze and use in recipes. We also sell whole coconuts at the Goods if you want to try, we can even give you a Coco Jack demo.

Coco Nutty

The Veggies Are Coming

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An easy way to guarantee a constant supply of fresh food in your house with little effort is through organic produce delivery. Cat and I both started ordering Mama Earth a while back (thanks Asil) and highly recommend, such a no-brainer.

There are several CSAs in the city and all offer local and/or organic produce delivered to your door weekly. A perfect way to support local business, farmers and trick yourself into eating more greens!

Toronto

Mama Earth
Fresh City Farms

Windsor

Natural Earth Organics

Ottawa

Life Organic
Ottawa Organics and Natural Foods 

As the sun peaks through clouds, spring is just around the corner and in no time the CSA baskets will be entirely local, alive and next level delicious!

I cannot wait.

The Veggies Are Coming