Yip yip Canada Day is here! If you're off to the cottage or hanging with the fam, planning around all the food needs can seem like a total pain, but it's not impossible. You know we're all about what you DO eat and less about what you DON'T eat. Food is personal, don't we know it, but all of us feel better when eating fresh veggies and fruits on the regular. So enjoy your weekend with friends, indulge if you choose, just eat/drink your greens too. Make a couple of big jars of smoothies before you leave, they'll keep for 3 to 4 days refrigerated and ensure you're keeping your system moving and nourished. Cottage Buddy  3-4 bunches of bok choy 2 organic carrots 1" peeled ginger 1 lemon, juiced 1 red delicious organic apple 1 bosc organic pear 1 tbsp hemp oil 1 tray ice cubes  2 cups filtered water Blend all ingredients except ice until smooth, add ice and blend again quickly. Now have fun and enjoy the sun. Oh and The Weekender is another great travel smoothie recipe.

photo cred Cat               May I introduce you to a family classic.   The No-Cook muesli - so simple yet so delish.  If memory serves me right, my Mom & Dad got this recipe from a B&B over 30 years ago, and it still gets made on a weekly basis. It's muesli the entire family can enjoy. If you're not into cow's milk, try some almond milk or goat's milk or better yet some homemade nut milk - I bet it's just as good.  This recipe yields 3 heaping, 1 cup servings. The base is simply: 2 cups organic almond milk, goat's milk, nut milk 1.5 cups organic quick oats .5 cups organic old fashion oats 1 tbsp cinnamon Add all ingredients to a bowl, mix, cover and refrigerate over night and presto in the morning it's good to go. Over the years I have added the following: flaxseed, hemp hearts, raisins and every fresh and frozen fruit under the sun.  So be creative and let me know your secret ingredient.