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.

  We're pretty excited, we had the lovely ladies in from The Coveteur and they were just so darn nice and sweet that we decided we should share five of our lunch recipes with them. What's so great about these recipes, other than the fact that there are delicious raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and low-glycemic options.... they are also super easy to prepare, you don't even need a blender for three of them AND they each make four days worth of lunches. Get yourself organized Sunday night and you'll have lunch Monday through Thursday. Smart. Here's a challenge, over the next five weeks make one salad each week and let us know how great you feel after eating the Goods daily... and how jealous your work mates are over your beautiful lunches and glowing skin.

Cat Catharine Parker 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!

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.

Cat Parker

I'm going to be honest - I've fallen and I can't get up, but I'm trying. I'm talking about eating as clean as you can as often as you can. It's hard being a stone-cold fox with little ones at home but my dear friend Steph does it like a P.I.M.P. So after seeing her this weekend I renewed my vows to keep it clean (it's the afterwork part of the day that gets me) and already I've got more energy, I feel happy and strong like bull.

It's funny but we eat crap as a treat but it's no treat at all. You're left feeling bloated, burnt out and down. How is that a treat? Answer: It's not.

So what am I having for dins tonight with the family... a little Asparagus Heaven.