Oh delicious! I had a bunch of stuff in the fridge and decided to make a green juice, I've been so green smoothie crazy lately I've been neglecting the green juice. And let me tell you it was delicious spicy-sweet goodness. It has a little more fruit than I'd usually go with, but all good for you nonetheless. Clean Out The Fridge 2 organic sweet oranges, juiced 1 organic lemon, juiced 1 organic fuji apple 2 organic carrots 1/2 bunch of parsley 2 leaves of organic kale 2" chunk of ginger 2 tsp turmeric Juice (squeeze) the citrus first to use as your liquid base (no water added). Add remaining ingredients to blender, blend on high for 45 seconds at most. Pour through a nut milk bag and drink. Remember juice loses it'd goodness fast once fiber is removed, so store in a size appropriate glass jar for no more than 12 hours.

photo cred Cat I got a fab text from my honorary little sister Amanda from the OT (wha-wha). And the above pic was sent with this msg: My little one loving her Purple green smoothie. Spinach, beet leaves, cucumber, apply, blueberries, hemp seeds. You are an inspiration!!!   Nevermind me, you inspired me girly.  I'm going to make my little one the exact same one right now. Remember keep it organic - you're kids are worth it.  Amanda got all her fresh produce from her organic delivery.  If you live in OT - check 'em out. Juniper Farms.

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.

Green Goods By special request for Asil here is a visual recipe for those of you still trying to figure out your quantities. This is one of the goodies favourites. Green Goods Smoothie Handful organic spinach 2 sprigs flat OR curly parsley 1 stalk organic celery 1 organic pear 1 organic fuji apple 2 tbsp hemp hearts 1 date, pitted (optional) 4 cups filtered water Blend until smooth, should make two servings. We like adding hemp to our smoothies at THE GOODS, 2 tablespoons has up to 11g of protein, and we all know plant protein is where it's at right!

It happens with every diet, even a clean diet with little to no processed foods. You get busy, don't plan your meals and next thing you know you're dragging your ass, getting headaches and cravings for pizza... This happened a number of times before I clued in my body was trying to get my attention. So what to do? Here are a few things that work for me. Reflecting back on my eating habits over the past 48 hours. If I didn't get to my regular smoothie, that's where I start. More often than not it's the answer, especially if my head is aching. The aliments seem to dissipate the moment I pull those greens out of the fridge (it's kind of magic). If I have been eating well, but still feeling crappy I have a really green juice, I find sugary fruits don't help me in these times so green it is. By removing the fiber you're giving your system a shot of dense, concentrated nutrients to do with as it wills. In the case of lethargy, especailly the type that seems to stick around for a few days I resort to a protein source like Sunwarrior's Raw Vegan rice protein. And while the jury is still out on protein, how much we need and where to get it, a few days of upping my intake by a scoop or two really does get me running. If you can't seem to kick that crappy feeling go see a naturopath, they'll do blood work, review your diet and lifestyle and help you figure out what's needed. Eating is so personal, so you need to take the time to learn what makes you feel good and what doesn't. And you know, like Hippocrates said, way back before Jesus was around "Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food".