I've been banging on for years about magical liquified veggies and I'm not about to stop, green smoothies are truly the gateway to better health. 24 Hours published my favourite recipe last week. It goes by many names, Sweet Lemon, the Gateway and Elle Elle's Go-To. It's the simplest of them all yet incredibly nourishing and hydrating. We've served this smoothie to people ranging in age from 9 months to 70 years. All of them sucked it back and cried when it was gone... well not everyone cried but they all wanted more. The Gateway Smoothie  2 cups filtered water 2 tbsp hemp seeds 1 large handful organic spinach, or more 1 organic apple, quartered 1 organic pear, quartered 1/2 lemon, squeezed Optional - 4 ice cubes Add ingredients to an upright blender, blend until smooth. For more smoothie rants and recipes click here.

  If there was a pill that helped us feel and look great, curbed our cravings, tidied our digestive tracks all the while nourishing our bodies and upping our health game we'd probably all take it... non? I've been drinking my daily dose of greens for 5 years. By blending your own smoothie regularly you're setting the intention for good health. Consciously purchasing the organic spinach and kale, discovering your favourite apple, squeezing your lemons, washing the produce and blending it. Considering all the goodness you're eating before you drink it. There is power in that. You're seeing it, thinking it, handling it, consuming it. So many touch points for positive intention. Drinking a thoughtfully made green drink seems to feel inherently good, it's hard to ignore. Check out the Goods smoothie archives

Green smoothies and full blend juices are where it's at. We drink our blended vegetables and fruits in their entirety daily - edible skins, seeds, fibre and all... nothing extracted. The vast majority of us could use more roughage, fibre does the dirty work. Fibre acts like a broom and sweeps through your digestive track, getting in all the nooks and kicking the grime, dust and ancient crud out the backdoor. This clears the way so your body can absorb the concentration of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients from the blended plants. And if you're lucky, all that fibre might even smooth things over between you and your poo. Juice extraction has its pros, it can be a great way to get an extra dose of vitamins, people suffering from a myriad of digestive issues may do better sans fibre (read cold-pressed) and for healing, supervised juicing can be powerful medicine. Challenge yourself to down a big, fibre full, green smoothie daily for a week. Maybe you'll pickup a new goods habit you love... you might even feel amazing. Loads of clean-vegan, green drink recipes here.

  We got a space. We're going bananas, we're soooo excited. Aiming to open for takeout and pre-order pickup very early 2014, we'll be found at 1255 Dundas West at Dovercourt, South side. Our current delivery service will continue as usual. There is now a kilometre long to-do list, so we're going to take a blogging break. But will be posting lots of photos of THE GOODS' progress at 1255. It's sure to be an adventure. Much more information to come, we thank every gosh-darn one of you for being enthusiastic, encouraging and wonderful. Like us, follow us Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thegoodsisgood