Sunday, July 25, 2010

Watermelon Slushi

Perfect for a super smokin, humidity heat wave like day. OR. just for breakfast when there's left over watermelon. Camille from made this a few weeks ago, I just added a few pineapple pieces for sweetness.

just think of all the flavours of slushies you could infinite amount!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Post Overload. KRAZY SALAD.

Take A Gander..

-purple cabbage
-carrots shredded
-romaine lettuce
-baby spinach
-tomatoes from the garden
-lemon, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt
-garden herbs: oregano, thyme, mint


Mint Mango.

I don't know why I haven't thought of this flavour combo before but it's pretty amazing.

-6 mint leaves
-almost 2 cups of water
-1 big ataulfo mango
-1 banana
-1 entire small head of romaine

*turned into a light juice like drink, add less water for smoothie effect and experiment with less mint OR spinach instead of romaine lettuce.

look at that straw. what a beaut.

Friday, July 23, 2010

drinks of the day.

I'm home in Toronto now, feels amazing now that I can finally blend some things!

Morning Smoothie: spinach, strawberries, water, banana
note: lack of glass straw

Afternoon Water: mint leaves, lemon juice

ps. note about water, forget equations just know that you should be peeing 10x daily..CLEAR.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


bought these from a fruit stand, ONTARIO PEACHES!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Glass Dharma.

I finally bought one of these straws! I kept hearing about them, and thought they looked cool. It's not the greatest reason to buy it but it seems like the obvious reason is that it doesn't waste plastic or pass my pure green juice through a toxic pipe.

so beautiful..

Thursday, July 15, 2010

La Belle Verte: Raw Vegan Restaurant Review

La Belle Verte

166 rue Eddy, Gatineau,


Price: $5 - $12

Open: Mon-Tues: 11AM to 6PM, Wed-Sat: 11AM-9PM


La Belle Verte, a petit restaurant in Gatineau, QC is possibly the cutest and most delightful place I've been too. The interior is painted shades of bright green, and as you walk in you are welcomed by the thoughtful decor, a home-y antique looking piano, high chairs, and wooden tables. Their menu boasts of both vegan and raw vegan items. Pizzas, sandwiches, sampler plates, burgers, soups and salads that come in regular and deluxe sizes, as well as a full array of desserts. I ordered a soup and salad combo that came with a choice of any soup du jour: Vietnamese Veg, La Cru: Tomato, avocado, cilantro, and Dahl: Indian Lentil with coconut milk. Choices for salads were Ceasar, Greek, something Cleopatra which included "caramelized onions", and another salad including seaweed. In addition to the combo, I ordered a green juice, which they improvised and whipped up on the spot. I'm serious, watching this juice being made, there were at least half a dozen fresh ingredients: beets, carrots, kale, parsley, ginger, cilantro, and apple. It was a bomb of tasty greenness.

For a green juice, giant salad, raw crackers, creamy avocado soup the total was $16. If you're in the Ottawa area this is definitely a place to make a trip to. Also, of importance, on a scale of 1-10 in hunger levels, 10 being starved, at the end of the meal I was definitely around 1-2, I'll call it stuffed, but not disturbed in terms of digestion!

you'd be this happy too if you ate delicious food like this..

La Belle Verte - Vegan Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Saturday, July 10, 2010

July Goals.

I KNOW I KNOW. I'm SO late with these goals. but here they are.

(Every month I make a set of goals altered from the previous months goals: don't forget to write these down and stick them somewhere where you can see them)

1) Ride on the back of a motorcycle
2) Continue eating two salads per meal
3) Sugar only from fruit + no excess grains apart from morning flax/oats
4) 3.0L of water a day: take your wait / 2 = ____ oz. needed to live/day

What are your goals? Also, don't forget to make a silly riding on the back of a motorcycle, or burping the alphabet, or trying a new recipe a week, etc.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

scratchy throat remedies

Felt dry/itchy throat, last night, I attempted to eat this entire lemon, I only made it through about 3/4 before giving up from tooth sensitivity.

What do you eat when you feel a cold coming on?

Friday, July 2, 2010

people make fun of my giant salads.

I've been eating two dinner plate sizes piled high with dark green spinach/spring mix or romaine with tomatoes cucumbers, and olives, with some dressing, and sometimes kidney beans or chickpeas per meal. I actually crave it when I'm hungry! If someone comments at the enormity of your salad, take it with pride, the benefits of eating greens increase with each comment.

Also, the secret to eating copious amounts of salads without a blender and fruit, is to find a dressing you like and stick with it, or rotate between a few favourites, AND don't forget toppings.

-onions: red, white, green
-sundried tomatoes
-sweet potato
-almonds, cashews, pistachios, etc.
-dried fruit: crans, apricots, etc.
-dehydrated vegetables
-dehydrated flax crackers
-fruits: strawberries, apple slices
-other lightly steamed vegetables.

What have you been eating too much of lately, good or bad?