Plant Powered Posse

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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.

Plant Powered Posse

The Gateway

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I’ve been banging on for years about magical liquified veggies and I’m not about to stop, green smoothies are truly the gateway to better health.

24 Hours published my favourite recipe last week. It goes by many names, Sweet Lemon, the Gateway and Elle Elle’s Go-To. It’s the simplest of them all yet incredibly nourishing and hydrating.

We’ve served this smoothie to people ranging in age from 9 months to 70 years. All of them sucked it back and cried when it was gone… well not everyone cried but they all wanted more.

The Gateway Smoothie 

2 cups filtered water
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 large handful organic spinach, or more
1 organic apple, quartered
1 organic pear, quartered
1/2 lemon, squeezed
Optional – 4 ice cubes

Add ingredients to an upright blender, blend until smooth.

For more smoothie rants and recipes click here.

The Gateway

Purple with a Purpose

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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.

 

Purple with a Purpose

The Cottager

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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.

The Cottager

The Vortex

Beet Smoothie

Let’s mix it up and pull the greens out of our green smoothies.

Keep in mind leafy greens are essential but it’s important to mix it up, variety is what really allows us to thrive on a plant based diet.

This smoothie is loaded with veggies, it’s delicious and a nice change.

The Vortex
Makes 1Ls

2 cups water
3 ice cubes
1/2 red beet
1/3 zucchini
1/2 organic apple, fuji or gala
1 organic oranges
1 organic carrot
1″ ginger, peeled
1 tbsp hemp

Peel the oranges, but leave the skin on everything else. Blend smooth and down all that veggie love.

Thanks Gosi for the inspiration, as always.

The Vortex

BIG Love

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I’ve been having a serious love affair with MISFIT for over 7 months, and it keeps getting better. The 31 Day Challenge ended two weeks ago and I feel great. So strong… and maybe a little more superhuman than usual. A lot clicked over the month, regarding my form and flow. Spending so much time with their amazing instructors made all the difference. I managed 31 classes in 31 days and even made MISFIT of the Month, obviously I love that shit!

At this point my Pilates/yoga session is as much part of my day as my green smoothie and the combination of the two is incredibly transformative. I highly recommend this to everyone, especially you restless souls seeking change. The cold weather and early evenings are upon us so it’s extra important to take care of your body, mind and spirit.

Seriously kids, have I ever lead you astray? Give it a go, intro pass at the studio is $45 unlimited mat and THE GOODS has a pickup fridge in the MISFIT lounge. Win win!

THE GOODS wants each and every one of you to learn how to make your own green smoothies, we’ll have classes in 2014 but in the meantime check our delicious recipes.

BIG Love

Keeping Warm

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Awe yes, the question of warmth comes up around living food a lot. Especially this time of year. Everyone is unique when it comes to their dietary needs, but I believe in maintaining 60% raw foods during the Canadian cold season, so green smoothies, salads and other fresh plant-based treats. While the remaining 40% should be warming, cooked foods… and I’m not talking about a piping hot pepperoni pizza either.

  • Things that grow under the soil tend to make us warmer like sweet potatoes, carrots, or maca.
  • Squash also has a great warming effect on the body and they make delicious soups.
  • Spices are helpful, think cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, cayenne. Add these to smoothies, or hot teas. Easy way to spice things up and warm yourself at the same time.
  • Beans and legumes are so satisfying, sprout them before cooking for an extra nutrient kick.
  • Grains are both grounding and warming, stick to gluten free options, my top three are quinoa, amaranth and long grain wild rice.

Check out some of our soup recipes here and my fav turmeric smoothie here and maybe invest in a pair of slippers.

 

Keeping Warm