Green smoothies and full blend juices are where it's at. We drink our blended vegetables and fruits in their entirety daily - edible skins, seeds, fibre and all... nothing extracted. The vast majority of us could use more roughage, fibre does the dirty work. Fibre acts like a broom and sweeps through your digestive track, getting in all the nooks and kicking the grime, dust and ancient crud out the backdoor. This clears the way so your body can absorb the concentration of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients from the blended plants. And if you're lucky, all that fibre might even smooth things over between you and your poo. Juice extraction has its pros, it can be a great way to get an extra dose of vitamins, people suffering from a myriad of digestive issues may do better sans fibre (read cold-pressed) and for healing, supervised juicing can be powerful medicine. Challenge yourself to down a big, fibre full, green smoothie daily for a week. Maybe you'll pickup a new goods habit you love... you might even feel amazing. Loads of clean-vegan, green drink recipes here.

  The amazing maca, super loaded with over 60 micronutrients. It's 40% potassium, 10% zinc (which is a great cold-buster), high in iron, phosphorus, magnesium and silica. It has vitamin A, B, C, D, E, B12, B1, 2 and 3 and contains 18 amino acids. So in a nutshell, this plant will rock you. It's the strongest root on earth and has been around for over 10,000 years. Listen, it the Inca used it, it's gotta be good. Then again they also partook in some bizarre rituals so maybe they're not a great example. It's a potent plant*, so use sparingly, ideally mixed with sweet treats like cacao desserts or fruit shakes. *do we need to remind you it's for oral consumption only?

Pomegranate Pomegranates are easy to find this time of year and they're packed with minerals and nutrients like vitamin C and lots of Bs. The seeds are the most beautiful ruby-red colour and delicious on salads or as a late night snack. Many avoid this fruit as it's a bit messy to get into and can stain your fingers and clothes. But we have a trick to save you some trouble. Cut an X into the top of the pomegranate about 1" deep, fill a bowl with water and submerge the fruit, you can break it into four sections by prying it apart where it's been cut. The seeds will fall out easily under the water and sink to the bottom while the membrane floats. Pour the water and the debris off the top and you're left with the tasty seeds and no mess. Have a happy weekend, see you Monday!

Swap the processed table salt and buy yourself some mineral salt. A quality salt naturally has 84 minerals and trace elements. That's something our body can use and we can't live without those minerals. Refined salts are bad news, they can leach calcium from your bones, cause water retention, high blood pressure and increase your appetite. Mineral salts actually provide minerals, when looking for a salt you want something that is slightly discoloured, pink or grey. A very white salt likely means it's been process and striped of any value. A few options are Himalayan Pink Salt, Real Salt and Celtic Sea Salt. All are great options and can be found at your local health food store, market or organic grocer. It's an easy change you won't even have to think about. More information on salts follow this link.