Photo Cred Lisa It's been a gorgeous, sunny weekend and I can hear that blasted ice cream truck doing its lap around the neighbourhood. Peachsicle, Orangesicle OR Whateveryouwantsicle 2 cups nut milk 3 ripe peaches OR 2 med oranges 15 drops stevia 5 drops vanilla 1/2 tsp ground vanilla pods (optional but good) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tray of ice, more or less Blend all ingredients adding ice one cube at a time until desired thickness. Play around, add nutrient dense superfoods like cacao and a bit of maca for a richer, chocolatey flavour. Cinnamon is said to lower blood sugar, which balances the fruit sugars and stevia sweetens without increasing the glycemic index of the treat! Win win, everybody's happy... except the driver of the ice cream truck.

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

Photo Cred Lisa It's peach season! I'm so excited!! Peaches, when local and in season, are the most delicious fruit on the planet. Move over mango. Plus these are first round peaches, give them another few weeks and oh sweet jesus! I've been all about juices for the last few days, due to the heatwave, so I just squeezed this tasty combo: Fuzzy Peach Juice  2 ripe peaches 1 yam OR sweet potato 1/2 cucumber At least two handfuls of spinach 1 cup of water (if needed) Wash, chop, blend and strain OR juice Peaches eaten seasonally have lots of great health and beauty benefits, and with just a touch more sugar than apples. They're also a great fruit to buy in bulk at the market to slice and freeze OR dehydrate for the winter. If you can manage not to eat them before the cold weather gets here that is. Sorry, no more talk of winter.

RK_LIVER LOVER                                                      Indulged a little too much this past long weekend? I know my body could use a mini detox (hmmm, maybe yours can too) so I’m going to share my current favorite liver-loving smoothie recipe starring the BEET. Beets are a wonderful tonic for the liver and they're high in betacyanin, which has cancer-fighting properties. Plus, they’re full of magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium to help flush out toxins. Yeah, they pretty much rock the bod. Liver Lover Smoothie *makes 3 servings* 2 beets 1 cup raspberries 1 apple 1/2 lemon juiced 1 cup zucchini 1 cup cucumber 4 cups of water

photo cred Cat Yup, I finally made a raw dessert and I really liked it. The best part, cause it's not made out of shit ingredients but is full of nutrient-dense goodness, I maxed out at 1 slice (at a sitting, that is). Second best part - guilt-free dessert. Yessssssss. Raw Key Lime Pie (serves 8) - by Julie Daniluk Crust: 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 cup walnuts 1/4 tsp pink rock salt 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates Filling: 3 firm avocados 3 tbsp lime juice 1 tsp lime zest 1/2 cup raw honey Pinch of pink rock salt Directions: 1. Process the coconut, walnuts, and salt in a food processor until coarsely ground. 2. Add the dates and process until the mixture resembles break crumbs and begins to clump together. 3. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate using the back of a spoon or your fingers. 4. Place the crust in a freezer for 15 minutes. 5. Process all the filling ingredients in a food processor until smooth. 6. Pour the filling into the pie crust. Set in fridge for 20 minutes.