Officially losing our minds over these brussels sprout crisps in the kitchen. A friend mentioned she makes them for her kids and they gobble them up, so we had to try. The recipe is rough as it's mostly to taste and patients for quartering brussels sprouts... I suggest making a big batch as they go fast. You can use a dehydrator overnight or pop them in the oven similar to kale chips. Brussels are nutrient and fibre full. They also have vitamin C, almost 50mg in a 1/2 cup. With daily intake varying from 25mg to 120mg depending on your age and gender, this is a delicious way to get some extra vit C into your body. Brussel Crisps  1 lb brussel sprouts 3-4 tbsp organic olive oil himalayan pink salt  black pepper Wash sprouts, chop stumps and compost, quarter length wise, toss well with olive oil and season as needed. Place on dehydrator tray overnight or until crunchy.

  Oh delicious! I had a bunch of stuff in the fridge and decided to make a green juice, I've been so green smoothie crazy lately I've been neglecting the green juice. And let me tell you it was delicious spicy-sweet goodness. It has a little more fruit than I'd usually go with, but all good for you nonetheless. Clean Out The Fridge 2 organic sweet oranges, juiced 1 organic lemon, juiced 1 organic fuji apple 2 organic carrots 1/2 bunch of parsley 2 leaves of organic kale 2" chunk of ginger 2 tsp turmeric Juice (squeeze) the citrus first to use as your liquid base (no water added). Add remaining ingredients to blender, blend on high for 45 seconds at most. Pour through a nut milk bag and drink. Remember juice loses it'd goodness fast once fiber is removed, so store in a size appropriate glass jar for no more than 12 hours.

RK_KIWI_DETOX Keep your weekday healthy eating vibe alive this weekend with this tangy detoxifying smoothie featuring kiwi, kale and cilantro. Kiwis pack quite the nutritional punch for being so small. Weight for weight they have more fiber than an apple and almost twice as much vitamin c than an orange. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients which protect your body against free radicals that cause havoc to cells in the body. I could go on about kiwis, let’s talk about kale. Kale is King! I can’t get enough of this dark leafy green. It’s an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer superfood filled with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and it pumps up the body’s natural detoxification process. Speaking of detoxification- did you know that cilantro aids in the removal of heavy metals and other toxins from the body? Yep, this little herb is an amazing detoxifier and anti-inflammatory superherb. Kiwi Detox Smoothie                                                                                                            *makes 2 servings*
 2 kiwis
1 cup cucumber
1 cup kale (packed)
1 handful of cilantro
1 apple
3 cups cold water

Roncy Fruitstand An interesting morning at THE GOODS, we had the lovely Rainbow Power salad on the menu which consists of spinach, kale, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, gooseberries, golden raspberries with a side of lemon-parsley rice and our wild blueberry vinaigrette. We can make this salad with our eyes closed... until today. We were so excited to use fresh picked, local field berries, but what we didn't know was they have a higher amounts of naturally occurring pectin than their wild cousins. What does that mean? Congealing... or the jello-effect. Within 30 minutes all the containers had oxidized into a deep purple and you could bounce a quarter off those babies... were they delicious? Yes! Were they all good for you? Yes! Were we stumped at the time? Yes yes. It's not living if you don't learn something new everyday right...

An item we haven't discussed on the blog in a while is green smoothies. What is up with those things and why is everyone talking about them... yess I'm pushing the Jennifer Aniston link on you again, click here. We're talking about them because they are awesome.  In laymen terms - smoothies are "good stuff, concentrated". I know so many people, it makes my heart sing, who have started drinking one a day and are feeling great in all kinds of ways. It's really pretty cool how eating your veggies can make you feel better. And when in blended form you're increasing the "good stuff, concentrated" absorption rate threefold. Try one a day for 7 days and tell me it didn't feel good! I'm serious. Try it. Elle Elle Go To  2 leaves of organic kale handful of spinach 1 apple (fuji is nice and sweet) 1/2 lemon, peeled 2 cups water 1 tbsp hemp hearts  Blend until smooth! Buy organic. Find more of our smoothie posts here.