Dr Cousens Tree of Life This weekend Upaya Naturals is hosting Dr Gabriel Cousens in Toronto. I'm so excited, I studied from his text Conscious Eating in Bali and toured his healing centre, The Tree of Life, in Patagonia, Arizona. But I haven't seen him in person, so I'm big time looking forward to this. The event is being held at the OISE U of T building on Bloor and St George, it runs Friday and Saturday night and most of Sunday. You can buy a pass for the weekend intensive or just pop by for one day. If you're going let me know! Looking forward to updating you all next week.

It's cottage season, fun times ahead which likely means a tumble off the wagon weekly for many. Listen it happens, but with just a little planning you can at least keep the greens flowing. I grabbed a few of these 2L mason jars from the local hardware store. They're perfect as it's 2 or 4 servings of smoothie which will take you through the weekend. And keeps you from messing with the crappy immersion blender at the cottage... that thing won't touch kale, I've tried. The Weekender makes 2L 2 huge handfuls of spinach 1/2 avocado 1 whole lemon, peeled 1 gala OR fuji apple 1 ripe pear 1 tbsp chia 4 cups water Blend smooth! Consider making two batches to share with friends, always be spreading the blended veg love.