Ginger Shot Fired

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The crew at Scotiabank are loading up on the Goods and curious to know what makes ginger shots so powerful.

Ginger has been used for more than 2000 years to remedy upset stomachs, nausea, headaches, fatigue and ease digestive troubles.

It is such a good cold fighter as it naturally treats many symptoms associated with colds and flus. Ginger soothes sore throats, reduces inflammation and mucus formation, pain and it has a calming effect not only on the stomach but the body as well.

Using whole or juiced ginger can raise your internal temperature and keep you warmer during colder months of while cleansing.

Concentrated ginger juice is very strong! You only need an ounce or two to get the benefits.

Ginger Shot Fired

Pure Transformations

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I had a surprise invite from Jessica, creator of Pure Transformations, to write a little piece for her blog. Jess is featuring members of our community who help Torontonians live healthier lives.

Obviously I was into it and happy to have a little place on her great blog. Jessica is a wonderful fitness motivator and shares her passion for replacing fitness industry myths with real information that works.

Check out my post follow Jessica on Instagram and be seriously motivated.

Pure Transformations

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

Little Green Pill

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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

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We Got This


MISFIT
 is back in action, thank the heavens.

There is a lot to be excited about, they’ve added more classes and a 30 Day Challenge starting Monday, yes, yes I’m one day late writing this and signing up but don’t you worry I’ll catch up and so will you.

Joining the challenge gets you an unlimited pass for $150, all you newbies who’ll be TOTALLY hooked can then grab the intro pass for only $45 after the challenge ends. Basically that’s two months for the price of one… ever wonder how good your ass could look… well now is the time to find out.

Remember to order the Goods for pickup at the studio and experience just how much magic can be conjured through good food and movement.

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Flow, Move and Glow

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So what do you do when your church of movement is under construction…. you turn to the world-wide web obviously.

Here are three beautiful souls sharing their passion for fitness through flow. They offer their expertise for free through online videos which is pretty spectacular when you’re trying to keep your shit tight on a budget and of course if you need a little assistance you can book a one-on-one.

Brittany Coughlan Fine Tune Pilates
Blog, Twitter, Instagram

Natalie vandenHeuvel Envy Movement
Blog, Twitter, Instagram

Jessica Manning Pure Transformation
Blog, Twitter, Instagram

Amber J, our entire team at the Goods misses you and MISFITSTUDIO, things are not the same without your magic.

Flow, Move and Glow

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