Green Goddess Smoothie

Throw on your Goddess Mala and blend up this oh so yummy recipe by Gillian!

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups strong green tea, cooled
  • 1-1½  cups packed baby spinach
  • ½ English cucumber
  • 1-2 stalks celery
  • ½ medium ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp maca (optional)
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • ½ Granny Smith apple
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey (optional to taste)
  • Ice (as desired)

Instructions

1. Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.

Yield: 2 servings
Ready In: 5 minutes


TIP: To brew strong green tea, use twice the amount of tea (or two tea bags), but do not overstep as oversteeping will give the tea a bitter taste.

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An Interview with the Vegan Project

What do you do to inspire your community?

Four years ago my two best friends and I challenged each other to eat a plant-based diet for 30 days and documented our journey on www.theveganproject.ca. Today, The Vegan Project is a supportive and growing community of people that share recipes, stories and help to inspire others to cut out the crap from their lives to make room for the good stuff AND we just self-published our very first ebooks, which we hope will inspire others even more!

What brought you to the mat for the first time?

My first time on the mat was at the gym in the late 90’s. It was a cold room and the instructor was seemed uncertain. The next time was a hot class at a Bikram Studio a few years later (the first time was free so I thought, why not?). It was tough! Since then I have been to almost every type of yoga and have settled on a blend of power and flow, sometimes hot. Oh, and I recently tried antigravity yoga. It was a blast!

Who and what inspires you?

Two things inspire me the most: Animals and food.

Animals (especially mine) inspire me every day to continue on my journey through the plant-based world. I cannot fathom harming a single hair on their cute little heads. They also teach me to be patient and kind, and to not take life too seriously.

Food, in its natural state, is so beautiful and colourful and artistic, sometimes I dream about what I want to do with it. It makes me happy to see how much people are moving away from processed foods and getting back to basic, whole foods that nourish our bodies. I believe better food equals better lives.

How do you set intentions in your life?

Fear holds many of us back, including myself, so a constant intention I set for myself is to not be afraid and let the light in. Sometimes residing in the dark places can be too comfortable. I even went as far as to have Lux (light in latin) tattooed on my wrist to remind me of this ~ Don’t be afraid of who you can be.

What advice do you have for all the boho yogis out there!

My advice is to share what you love. I know that the information highway can seem overwhelming and stressful at times, but the reward of sharing something on the internet that others can enjoy is so satisfying…but when it’s time go offline, do it completely and absorb the natural world around you until it’s time to go back. Also, drink a green juice everyday. I recently did a 3-day juice cleanse that left me feeling amazing!

What is your favourite mala and why?!

I was so honoured to receive the Full Bloom Mala, and have been wearing it close to my heart ever since. Is it healing and opening my heart chakras? Well, my energy has been flowing pretty well lately and I’ve been feeling a lot of love.

Bridget Burns is a co-founder of The Vegan Project, social media goddess and author of Vegan Cooking at Home: Plant-Based Living Made Easy. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her bike without a helmet, drinking moderately-priced red wine and having deep conversations…with her cats.

Humble Hippie Granola | The Bohemian Baker

Today’s post comes from our favourite health nut, Ange Peters…you can find her here over at Hol: Fit

This is a bit of Ange’s story, taken from her website:
“My Father died of cancer when I was 10 and then 6 years later my sister died of Leukemia. Going through these experiences at such a young age caused me to see how important it is to take the best care possible of my health. We’ve all heard the saying that “knowledge is power” and the way I take that is that it’s so important that we are our own HEALTH ADVOCATES. There is no doctor, government agency or politician that is really looking to give you the best life you can have. You have to educate yourself & ask the right questions because there is always ways to be better….to live your best life!”

Now for the FOOD!
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Before you can change the world…you should probably eat a decent breakfast.
As a health nut & foodie, there are 3 criteria a recipe must meet in order for me to take it ‘off the pan & into the world’

  • it must be nourishing to my senses & my cells
  • it must look pretty
  • and it must absolutley be worth sharing

Well my fellow adventrure seekers, I am about to introduce you to the last granola recipe you will ever need.

HUMBLE HIPPIE GRANOLA
the humbleness of this granola is due to all the superfood goodness that lies in such a simple looking mason jar of goodness. If this granola could talk it would say “eat me and expect miracles”…

1 cup flaked oats
1 cup uncooked buckwheat groats
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup chia seeds
1 cup raw almonds, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raw walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup melted coconut oil

Method:
Set oven to 225
As oven is warming up, place coconut oil in a glass measuring cup inside the oven to liquify it

In large mixing bowl, combine everything except for the maple syrup & coco oil. Mix well

Mix maple syrup into melted coconut oil. Pour over dry ingredients.

Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 60 minutes. During this time, reflect upon the people in your life that you’d like to gift with some Humble Hippie Granola. You know the ones….they inspire greatness into your life.

Get out about 4 mason jars {as boho babes – we love to re-use glass jars for just this purpose}. Take your awesome creation out of the oven & let cool down before breaking off into pieces into the jars.

Best served over a dollop of coconut mylk yogurt with chopped organic apple & a big mug of chai rooibos tea.

Nutritional Info:

Thanks Ange!
You can find Ange here Facebook, Twitter, and on Youtube!