The RedNeck Guzzler I received a Christmas gift last night from the lovely ladies at Selwyn Elementary, as my mother says the celebration isn't over until you open your last gift. Phew! Now I can take down my tree. I'm obsessed with this jar! I'm telling you, it makes drinking smoothies while driving about 100x less messy/dangerous. If you want one, and you should, it's called The Original RedNeck Guzzler. Guzzler, good word. Alexia and Meagan, thank you both so much! You are the best, xoxoxo

photo cred Cat Here are the facts of life.  Not all smoothies were created equal. The pretty fruit smoothies are well, just that, pretty but have waaaaay too much sugar.  The yogurt & fruit smoothies are really milkshakes pretending to be smoothies so that's a non-issue. So that leaves us the green smoothie. Now green smoothies are smoothies that have predominantly leafy greens as their main ingredient. They don't actually have to look green though, after blending. If you add items like rainbow chard or beet greens, the smoothie loses that rich green colour. Sometimes the end colour looks more like mud than grass (ref: picture above). But what they lack in colour they totally make up for in magic. If you are all about the end colour, there are ways of cheating.  My fav cheat is a 3/4 cup of blueberries.  They are low on the glycemic index, that amount actually only counts for half a fruit serving and they are so amazing for you. If you need more, add more, they're blueberries after all.

If you're still kicking around your 2013 resolution here are a few easy lifestyle habits that will keep you feeling great all year. The Goods Daily Routine  Drink lemon water in the morning Dry skin brush before your shower Enjoy a delicious green smoothie for breakfast, lunch or dinner These three simple life habits will support your body's natural detoxing process, keep your skin beautiful, and provide a boost of vitamins, minerals and fiber daily. If you're feeling extra adventurous cut out gluten or dairy for a least 7 days. Great way to see how your body tolerates these foods, and you just might find yourself feeling better than ever!

Red Green Smoothie Just because it's the weekend and you're all booked up with social events doesn't mean you shouldn't have your daily smoothie! You know it makes all the difference, and if you didn't know it can be one heck of a good hangover helper. Here is a recipe for The Good's Red-Green Smoothie, it's trending in the East end these days, give it a try. Red-Green Smoothie 2+ cups filtered water 1 handful organic mixed greens 1/4 organic cucumber, peeled 1/4 local red beet OR candied beet 1 organic bosh pear 1 tbsp chia Blend it well, add some ice if you like and enjoy. Have a great weekend everyone, big love!

Photo cred Cat Wow, yet another fab course on Saturday. We had a beautiful group that came from far and wide.  The joy for Lisa and me is that every course is slightly different.  That's not because the subject matter is different rather that each course has a new group of peeps.  It offers a different vibes, different chemistry, different flow, but magical in it's uniqueness.  Saturday's sessions delved into supplements and add ons, which was fascinating (Lisa, is there any end to your coolness?) And what's even better? A couple attendees contacted us and shared their excitement of making/consuming their smoothie the following day.  I mean, c'mon, what a privilege it is to be part of their journey.  We are so honoured. So thank you Sandy, Margaret, Alex and Nikki for taking that first step.  Thanks for taking the time to come and more importantly thanks for doing this for yourself.  You deserve it. Remember everyone, we're just an email away and always happy to share insights and hear your personal victories. Who knows, maybe your story or question will inspire others.