Waking up in the “morning,” (I had a hard time adjusting to the 3 hour time difference), Lolo & Georgie did their hair, make-up, & sat down to wine glasses full of Chocolate Mango Smoothies (recipe below). You know how much I love & live for these things ;) My Auntie has now also fallen for them.
Guess what we did with the energy from our smoothies? SHOPPING!! We are ladies, after all ;)
Shopping at Eaton’s centre kept us busy, & eventually hungry. Freshii, we discovered, is an incredible restaurant dedicated to those with conscious eating in mind, & there happened to be one in the food court. Though there were meat options, there was also a huge variety of vegan options. We both dug into our create-your-own brown rice stirfrys, containing: carrots, broccoli, celery, sweet corn, edamame, mushrooms, red onions, roasted peppers, beets, grilled tofu, spinach & spicy peanut sauce. Oh yeah. Be jealous.
After our long day of shopping, we headed to Noah’s health food store, where we picked up many staples to snack on for the week. There were many pre-made dishes for us to choose from as well: most were raw, others were whole food vegan.
What we chose to dig into for dinner that night was a raw Pad Thai (prepared by ‘LIVE’ Restaurant in Toronto), as well as a sprouted lentil veggie pie (prepared by ‘FOODS to LIVE by’). OM NOM NOM!! The Pad Thai consisted of spiralized zucchini, shredded carrots & cabbage, red peppers, crushed peanuts, & a delicious sauce. The sprouted lentil veggie pie? Okay, wow! First I have to tell you that this is the best pie I’ve ever had. The whole thing was soft, flaky, & ‘buttery.’ Ingredients? All organic & local: sprouted Ontario spelt, sprouted lentils, soaked pumpkin seed, cabbage, carrots, sweet potato, kale, onion, celery root, olive oil, black pepper, herbs, Celtic grey sea salt. You guys missed out. Seriously.
With shopping bags & tummies full, our visit was definitely off to a good start <3
Chocolate Mango Smoothie:
1 1/2 cups water
1-2 tbs cacao powder
1 scoop Vega
2-4 cups greens (spinach, kale, your choice!)
1/2 cup diced mango
1 banana, peeled
1) Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
2) Be compassionate, be radiant :)
Georgie & Lolo, xo