photo cred Cat I'm not lying when I say this but this actually happened last week. Auds: "Muma, can I have a smoothie for breakfast?" Me: "Absolutely, what shall we put in it?" Auds: "Banana, mango, grapes... Me: "And let's put some zucchini & lettuce & hemp cause we want some veggies too right?" Auds: "Sure Mama, I'm not going to taste it anyway" The Aud-ly Good Smoothie 1 cup of homemade almond milk 1 banana 1/2 cup mango 1/2 cup grapes 1/2 sm zucchini 2  med romaine leaves 1 tbsp hemp hearts Blend and enjoy. Add more almond milk for desired consistency.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX8tkJ1AN44&feature=youtu.be] This is a sliiiightly long video of Josh Rachlis and me making smoothies. Josh is AWESOME, he looks so much like Daniel Craig it's distracting and the guy is good at everything! Acting, writing, voiceovers, standup comedy, being a good guy, he's even dabbled in politics. Insane. Anyway he's ready to take his game to the next level and green smoothies are going to get him there. Just you wait and see. Thanks Josh! The Goods loves you, keep us posted.

photo cred Cat Spinach may be scarce these days but beets ain't.  And you know I love me a beet or two (or five or six).  Personally, beets have always been a bit tricky in the smoothie department.  I don't know how Lisa manages to make her Red-Green smoothies taste so damn good but clearly I have not mastered the fine art yet, or have I?????? Enter the cooked beet. I had a few leftover from the day before so chucked them in. Wow, amazing beety goodness. So unless you have Lisa making your smoothies everyday, try this as an alternative. The Beet Beat Smoothie 4 cups filtered water 2 lg handful of org. mixed greens 1 -2 cooked org. beets 1 org. apple 1 org. banana 1/2 org. zucchini 2 tbsp hemp hearts Blend until smooth - Yields 1.5 liters. And don't forget to save some in a bowl for the babies (just add some organic baby cereal to it).

photo cred Cat Victory is mine. But let me start at the beginning. For all you Moms with babes at home and tired of figuring out what to feed them, I've got an idea for you. Smoothie. Yes, I made myself a smoothie the other day and realised what the hell, I'll pour some of it into a bowl and add some organic baby brown rice cereal to it. Guess what? She liked it.  Well no doubt, the smoothie was delish, so why not the cereal concoction? Why do we feel the need to feed our babes bland food? I think us Westerners are the only culture to do so. Go to India, or any Asian country, for example, and they're not feeding them gross, bland, nondescript food. And we wonder why we're raising a generation of picky eaters. I say, feed 'em real food, forget the packaged stuff. Home made food with texture, food with garlic, ginger, and all that great stuff. And when they're a bit older, cook with them and get them to help you grocery shop. Teach them about where food comes from, cause at that age, they're sponges. Start it now and who knows, maybe these amazing creatures will teach us a few tricks in the days to come. Check out "Real Food For Real Kids". Amazing. Demand that our schools set higher standards for our children.

Free Spirit Here at THE GOODS we love checkin' in with ourselves. Your body is talking to you all the time, telling you what it needs and doesn't need, but are you listening... A great way to open lines of communication is by adding and removing foods from your diet. This gives the body some time to adjust, and you can get a feel for how you're actually processing certain foods. Typically we suggest a green smoothie a day for 7 days, but if you've already been there loved that then it's time to try eliminating something for 7 days. Suggestions of foods to eliminate one at a time are gluten, dairy, sugar, meat or anything you think you might been consuming unnecessarily or in excess. You often notice the biggest affects when you reintroduce that item so watch closely. One of my favourite mommy friends just removed gluten from her diet for a week and her darling 6 month old daughter's eczema cleared up substantially. Pretty crazy eh! We're here if you have questions about the 7 day challenge, we love your emails!