We're pretty smitten with our pals at the Home Depot Head Office. They invited us over for a Lunch and Learn and we regaled them with tales of our experience with plant food and sweet talked the team into a 7 Day Smoothie Challenge. And guess what, they did it! Many of them already into their second week of green smoothie guzzling on the daily. You can try our challenge on your own, all you need to do is make yourself a green smoothie a day for 7 days to experience the benefits of a daily clean, green drink. We have lots of smoothie recipes on our blog or if you'd like to book a lunch and learn for your team drop us a line. Hope you're feeling great team, golden green stars for everyone.

Oh Amanda and Aneta, the dreamboat creative team behind Juniper Wood Kitchen, a blog committed to beautiful and simple plant based recipes. I'm pumped to have the chance to share my hot salad recipe, The Colonel, with Amanda and Aneta's followers. And since it doesn't seem to be warming up outside, no better time than now to share with you too. Check us out on Juniper Wood Kitchen. And for a Q&A with yours truly click here.

And our love for local blogs continues this week with Murr's. Mariah Craig is the self-proclaimed culinary ninja behind Murr's Menu, creating gorgeous custom meal plans, desserts and recipe generation. I'm excited to share my recipe for savoury sprouted Mung Patty Cakes with you and Murr's loyal followers. Who the heck needs a pita with these babies around. Check us out now on Murr's Menu.

It's home cooking kinda weather and we've partnered with local friends, who create beautifully plant powered blogs, to share some of our favourite new recipes with them and you. This week, the lovely Tara Tomulka, creator of Rawcology has invited me guest blog and I've chosen my recipe for these addictive BBQ Brussles Crisps. They are raw, vegan and delicious. Check us out now on Rawcology.

I've been banging on for years about magical liquified veggies and I'm not about to stop, green smoothies are truly the gateway to better health. 24 Hours published my favourite recipe last week. It goes by many names, Sweet Lemon, the Gateway and Elle Elle's Go-To. It's the simplest of them all yet incredibly nourishing and hydrating. We've served this smoothie to people ranging in age from 9 months to 70 years. All of them sucked it back and cried when it was gone... well not everyone cried but they all wanted more. The Gateway Smoothie  2 cups filtered water 2 tbsp hemp seeds 1 large handful organic spinach, or more 1 organic apple, quartered 1 organic pear, quartered 1/2 lemon, squeezed Optional - 4 ice cubes Add ingredients to an upright blender, blend until smooth. For more smoothie rants and recipes click here.