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.  

  Ok so this my last fiber push of the season (pun intended). This time of year is so hard with all the holiday parties and extra indulgences at work. They are hard to resist but shit's everywhere. And do you know what all the sugar does to your system? It f***s it up. You get bloated, feel gross and things are not as regular as they normally are. You know what the easy fix is? G*d damn fiber. And the best part? It too, is everywhere. So get it in you fast and often. It probably will fill you up and you may not be so tempted. Double win, double rainbow. Oh, and for the love humanity, drink as much water as possible. We have a special shout-out to Send it and Goodfoot who fearlessly deliver your lunches everyday without question, with a smile and regardless the weather conditions - today is no exception. We love you guys!

  Soups are soooo righteous. They're easy to make and most of us have something in the fridge we can throw in the pot. Keep it chunky, or blend it all up, it don't matter, it's still arguably the most perfect snack/meal/appetizer/companion on this planet. Here's a classic for all you soup-lovers out there. United we stand. Easy Sweet Potato and Leek Soup  3 lbs sweet potato peeled & quartered 1 large leek chopped 2 liters of organic veg stock 2 tbsp ginger minced 5 cloves of garlic minced 1/2 cup hemp hearts dab of coconut oil Himalayan salt & pepper to taste In a large pot saute leek with coconut oil and garlic for 5 mins. Add stock and sweet potato and bring to boil, then simmer for 45 mins. In batches add soup to blender (if you want) and add ginger, hemp hearts and salt & pepper. Yields: Enough for the week.

  Our Naked Burrito inspired today's daily email to our Goodies. It went something like this:
Holy Guacamole! Here are a few interesting facts about this ancient concoction.
  1. Back in the 1900's a Spanish-English pronunciation guide listed guacamole as a "salad of alligator pear". Charming.
  2. On two days a year: Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo, over 20 million pounds of avocados are used for guacamole.
  3. Early recipes from the California Avocado Advisory Board (Calavo), published in the 1940s, were accompanied with a pronunciation suggestion: "Say Huakamole".  (TOTAL SIDEBAR: Could you imagine the inter-boardroom fights at Calavo coming to the above mentioned pronunciation suggestion? "I don't care what you say, I think it should be pronounced GUAC-amole"......"What? That's simply madness, you know it originates back to the Aztecs, they would have never accepted that pronunciation, you are knowingly compromising the integrity of the avocado, and I will not stand for this insubordination, I think you should leave...all in favour, say I.")
  4. Here's a redic delish recipe for an amazing guac-salsa dip. Enjoy.

Two very important things we need to discuss: 1. How gorgeous is this pH spectrum? (it's a rhetorical question cause who doesn't love anything rainbow inspired). 2. Your body's pH is serious b-to-the-isnass. You keep it in the 'acidic' range and yo body be eff'd up. Keep it in the alkaline range and it'll be jumping for joy. It's really that easy.
Let's talk pH balance in the body. pH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered to be neutral. A pH less than 7 is said to be acidic and greater than 7 is basic or alkaline. Our body's ideal pH is slightly alkaline - 7.30 to 7.45.
Did you know that you can literally rebuild your body and mind and even cure degenerative conditions just by shifting your body's pH from acidic to alkaline. So trash all that terrible processed food (acidic) and opt for the fabulous fruits and vegetables (alkaline). First time in your life that dropping acid is legal and encouraged.
Let's do a 1-week challenge of avoiding everything listed in 3. 3 is bad. Nobody even likes the number 3.