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 CraveTO event was awesome on Friday and we're happy to say we debut our BBQ Brussel Crisps and they were a hit. If you wanna give them a try you must come see us Saturday, June 7 for the Dundas West Fest. It's hands down my favourite street festival in the city. Dundas is closed between Landsdowne and Ossington so the stores can unload their goods into the street. It's all music, food, drink and shopping... oh and lots of people watching. We'll have a patio setup with our full menu available, plus some new iced drinks for the summer and if they arrive in time we'll be cracking real coconuts on the street, no tetra packs at the Goods. Only 5 more sleeps!

  Ahhhhh the calorie debate. It's a tricky one. With obesity on the rise all over North America I can kinda understand why our government wants to pass a new law that would require food service premises to post calories on menus. Here's the catch. All calories are not created equal. Let's take a Hostess Twinkie (or let's not). It's 150 calories. It's full of things I can't even begin to pronounce [auto barf], chemicals, actually come to think of it, it's all manufactured crap.  BUT....let's instead take one medium peach, drizzled with one tablespoon of beautiful raw organic honey, and sprinkled with half a teaspoon of cinnamon and chopped cashews. Guess what? 150 calories. So, calories are important on a broad scope (ie. eating 5000 calories a day ain't great, which by the way you can only do when you eat processed food) but it will always come down to what's IN your calorie. So make things easy on yourself. Focus on eating whole, unprocessed, chemical free clean food that is nutrient dense, body-happy and actually have the power to heal and throw out those calorie counters. They're not needed here.

  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.