It's everywhere. Our bodies consist of roughly 60% and it's 71% of the Earth’s surface. But why is it so darn important that we drink it everyday? Water is uber important in helping maintain the health of cells in our bodies. It helps transport nutrients to parts of our body and waste out of it.  How much do you need? If you are moderately active, between 1 to 2 litres a day as you also absorb liquids in your food. Signs that you're dehydrated? Sugar cravings, lethargy, constipation and headaches. Charming. And by charming I mean not charming at all.  Looking for access to clean water options, check out this baby... we have one at the Goods now too if you wanna swing by and check it out. Drink up.

Chlorella Tabs Sea veggies are the other green food. I've been feeling rundown and could use a good old juice fast but in the meantime I've been trying out a new supplement. Well chlorella is not new, I just haven't gotten around to giving it a proper go. It's interesting as it is so super tiny that it gets right into your nooks and crannies and bonds to heavy metals, toxins and chemicals. What's cool though is how chlorella seems to know the difference between good minerals and bad chemicals. It doesn't touch the stuff your body needs like zinc, copper, calcium, etc. Smarty pants seaweed. Easiest thing to do is go to your local health food store and buy the pressed tablets, make sure it's pure chlorella, no need for fillers. I take mine in the morning and before bed with my green smoothie. Just kinda my thing, so do what feels right to you.

RK_KIWI_DETOX Keep your weekday healthy eating vibe alive this weekend with this tangy detoxifying smoothie featuring kiwi, kale and cilantro. Kiwis pack quite the nutritional punch for being so small. Weight for weight they have more fiber than an apple and almost twice as much vitamin c than an orange. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients which protect your body against free radicals that cause havoc to cells in the body. I could go on about kiwis, let’s talk about kale. Kale is King! I can’t get enough of this dark leafy green. It’s an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer superfood filled with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and it pumps up the body’s natural detoxification process. Speaking of detoxification- did you know that cilantro aids in the removal of heavy metals and other toxins from the body? Yep, this little herb is an amazing detoxifier and anti-inflammatory superherb. Kiwi Detox Smoothie                                                                                                            *makes 2 servings*
 2 kiwis
1 cup cucumber
1 cup kale (packed)
1 handful of cilantro
1 apple
3 cups cold water

RK_LIVER LOVER                                                      Indulged a little too much this past long weekend? I know my body could use a mini detox (hmmm, maybe yours can too) so I’m going to share my current favorite liver-loving smoothie recipe starring the BEET. Beets are a wonderful tonic for the liver and they're high in betacyanin, which has cancer-fighting properties. Plus, they’re full of magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium to help flush out toxins. Yeah, they pretty much rock the bod. Liver Lover Smoothie *makes 3 servings* 2 beets 1 cup raspberries 1 apple 1/2 lemon juiced 1 cup zucchini 1 cup cucumber 4 cups of water

photo cred Cat Lisa and I went to the Whole Life Expo last Friday night.  Totally fun and amazingly inspiring.  We ate gorge food, talked to some fab like-minded people and bought and saw some super cool things. A total standout was the local hemp hearts from Purity in Peterborough.  We can not praise hemp hearts enough and to have them grown locally is kinda rock 'n roll. Never mind kale being the new black, hemp hearts could possibly be the new kale.  Stuff doesn't need pesticides or crap to grow, brilliant source of protein (yes, 10% of our daily intake with only 3 tbsp), way too many omegas to even mention, helps a majority of your organs, your skin, your hair. Seriously guys, I'm starting to get bored of writing about all the added bonuses.  Not to mention, it's delish.  Add it to a smoothie, sprinkle it on a salad, blend it into your baby food or eat it au natural - who cares, just get it in ya.