Green Goods By special request for Asil here is a visual recipe for those of you still trying to figure out your quantities. This is one of the goodies favourites. Green Goods Smoothie Handful organic spinach 2 sprigs flat OR curly parsley 1 stalk organic celery 1 organic pear 1 organic fuji apple 2 tbsp hemp hearts 1 date, pitted (optional) 4 cups filtered water Blend until smooth, should make two servings. We like adding hemp to our smoothies at THE GOODS, 2 tablespoons has up to 11g of protein, and we all know plant protein is where it's at right!

Lovely Lama Always lots of talk around protein at the mention of raw or vegan lifestyles. One thing I've been told and believe to be true is that animal protein is inefficient when it comes to building muscle. While it bulks you up, it doesn't necessarily provide more strength. If you doubt what I'm telling you check out this article about Venus Williams, there was word about her winning Wimbledon on a raw vegan diet, but little coverage to back up that claim. Well here it is people, a quick interview with Venus but I think the pictures alone prove my point above, she has leaned out, wow! And not only that but she healed herself and went on to win. How great is that, seriously food is magic. Thanks to my raw friend Tracy in AZ for sharing. xo

Photo Cred Lisa What is amaranth and how the heck do you pronounce it... am-a-ran-th. Easy. It's a great alternative to wild rice or quinoa, it's gluten-free (yeah no fat belly) and it's high in protein, high-five for plant based proteins. It cooks up the same as quinoa, click here for details. But what's super cool is you can pop it like little mini popcorn kernels. Popped Amaranth 1/4 cup amaranth Hot pan Warm pan to medium heat, pour amaranth into pan and keep it moving. It should start to pop right away. If it turns brown you'll need to try again. These little popped kernels are great sprinkled over salads. And you can find them at most bulk stores or health food shops. Yes food delivery peeps, it's on the menu tomorrow.