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.

20131018-085102.jpg I LOVE my Vitamix, it's blended over 4000 Ls and runs like a dream. But I like to spread the love, so when it was time to buy a new blender for home I decided to give the Blendtec a spin. I must say, I'm really happy with it. The Goods - Way smaller - actually fits on the counter, under the cabinets Easy to clean - square canister doesn't have any nooks or crannies Cheaper - almost $100 cheaper than the competition Superficial - really good looking The Bads - Less control - blend speed and functions are digital, there are no dials (I like dials) Messy - the liquid really splashes up the insides and on the lid Anyone looking to buy a real blender for their personal use, Blendtec is where it's at. The finished product is smooth, the timer function allows you to do other things while it's blending and the price savings can't be beat. If you want a Vitamix I don't blame you, I'm not a total convert, I just think the Blendtec is a great option for those of us on a budget. Ps. What's in the blender? Spinach, parsley, cucumber, apple, pear and water. Fricken' delicious.

Photo Cred Cat Happy Thursday everyone, the sun may not be shinning but it's trying and the air is mild. Big sigh of relief. We're getting there. Fantastic question from KJ, a friend of THE GOODS and owner of Peaks & Rafters on Dupont and Christie.
I'm a longtime Vitamix user- my entire family has been for years. Recently my Dad started adding fancy things like white chia seeds, ground flax, omega oil and bee pollen. Can all these things be mixed together in my green drinks or shall I stay the course and stir clear?
Yes all those things are fine, great actually! Though I'd suggest using only one "extra" per smoothie as they can be expensive and more than 5 ingredients per drink is plenty. If you add too much stuff your body can't process it all and you just end up expelling it. Waste of really good food. Thanks girl! We love you and your question. Tell your dad we said good work!

20130415-151305.jpg Yum yum! Strawberries, organic 2 for $5 on Roncy and they are more delicious than they have been in what seems like a looong while. I whipped up this little number over the weekend and I am in love! Good To Be True makes 2L 1 pint organic strawberries 1 organic fuji apple 1 giant handful of organic spinach 1/2 med zucchini 1 tbsp hemp 4 cups water dash of stevia (optional) Blend it up, drink it down. I'm going to make another right now, my mouth is watering.