Bunch of Coronation Grapes Best grapes ever... coronation grapes, very popular in Canada cause they're Canadian and available only in September. I love them, they remind me of that deep purple grape juice I drank as a kid. Here is a delicious smoothie recipe that tastes just like grape juice, but with way less sugar and way more good stuff. Grape Juice Smoothie Makes 2Ls 2 leaves organic purple kale 1 handful organic spinach OR bok choy 1/4 zucchini 1 organic fuji apple 2 big handfuls coronation grapes 4 cups filtered water 10 drops stevia (optional) Blend it up, drink it down. Check your teeth. Side note: If your roomie tells you their mother never let them have grape juice as a kid cause they spilled too much, that probably means they shouldn't have grape smoothie as an adult. Confirmed.

photo cred Cat What the f*** am I going to eat for dinner? I don't want anything heavy or complicated but I want it healthy. Oh I'll have an omelette but I only have 1 beautiful organic egg... BUT I do have the following in my fridge (thank you MamaEarthOrganics): Asparagus and spinach. And there you have it. So damn delish, it may be my new go-to. Oh and little one sat on my lap and popped the asparagus bits in her mouth while I ate. Riiiiight? All you need: 1 organic/local egg Organic Asparagus diced - as much as you'd like Organic Spinach - handful Pink Himalayan salt - dash Fry up the asparagus for 5 mins, then add spinach for the last minute then crack an egg on top and mix it all up until the egg is cooked. Slap it on a plate and sprinkle with Himalayan salt. Easy-peasy.

20130415-151305.jpg Yum yum! Strawberries, organic 2 for $5 on Roncy and they are more delicious than they have been in what seems like a looong while. I whipped up this little number over the weekend and I am in love! Good To Be True makes 2L 1 pint organic strawberries 1 organic fuji apple 1 giant handful of organic spinach 1/2 med zucchini 1 tbsp hemp 4 cups water dash of stevia (optional) Blend it up, drink it down. I'm going to make another right now, my mouth is watering.

photo cred Cat Off to the Vancouver aquarium we went yesterday.  I haven't been there in yonks.  What a great place. So fascinating and so beautiful.  But the only problem with outings like that is that you're forced to eat their hugely expensive food or bring your own.  The bring your own option was just too hard to organise yesterday. Hey, it happens. So as I was packing up the kids and the car I starting thinking smoothie. I haven't really been able to enjoy my usual daily drink because, Simmah doesn't have a Vitamix and, quite frankly I'm spoiled with my set-up at home. But if I make a huge smoothie and keep the ingredients simple, then Simmah's blender will do the job. AND...I get my smoothie, I save some money and everyone's happy. The VanAqua Special 4 cups filtered water 3/4 bunch organic spinach 2 bananas Blend water and spinach then add 1 banana at a time (if using a conventional blender). Yields 1.5 liters Bottoms up!

Photo Cred Lisa Posting this one for my girl Basi who's looking for extra protein and energy to get through her intense boot camp! This recipe has about 7g of protein, and chia is a fantastic energy and diet food... yeesss chia like chia pet. Peachy Popeye 2 handfuls of organic spinach 2 local peaches, pit removed 1 med carrot, washed but not peeled 2 tbsp chia seeds, heaping 2 cups water Blend well, add extra water as needed. Enjoy! And Basi, you tell that handsome husband of yours I'm going to be checking in on him, he best keep up his greens.