Hey yooo! Wanna play a little game? Below are 4 truths and 1 lie... #1 - It's the Goods' 3rd birthday and Guy Fawkes Day. #2 - Cat Parker's 16 x great grandfather was one of the ring leaders in Guy Fawkes' posse. #3 - We designed those innovative graphics on our own, without the help of a single professional. #4 - We're going to think this blog post is ten times funnier than you ever will.

  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.

  This is me and my Mum Linda, she's the smoothie Queen of Windsor. Linda has been blending her greens for two years now and never missed a day. This babe makes smoothies for her neighbours, coworkers and recently even had her Smoothies 101 notes published on MagnaWellness.ca and I couldn't be more proud. If you need a smoothie refresher, or have been feeling like you want to clean it up a bit my Mum's article is a great place to start. Check it out here and if you're an old blending pro and want some new inspiration we've tried lots of smoothie combos and these are some of our faves. So easy, so good! Enjoy.

Cat & Smoothie Oh shit, I'm obsessed. This is what's in my morning smoothie today. 2 cups filtered water 1 banana 1/2 cup of soaked raw sunflower seeds (soak 'em for 1 hour prior) 1 massive handful of mixed greens 3/4 cup of frozen wild blueberries It's blowing my ever-loving mind right now. Ok, now I'm awake. Right. Let's get to it.