It’s once again Sunday Funday and we hope you fine peeps are enjoying a good one. We love Sundays because they are all about relaxation and spending time with friends and fam. Even if you have to work today, you know what I’m talkin’ about- Sundays are just a great day. If you are enjoying some aforementioned relaxation, why not unwind and catch up on the blog this week?
We are all pretty excited around here about the return of the awesome Fab Uplift Detox and our big announcement about livestreaming our Fab Detox workshop. During the Fab Detox, one of the biggest staples that emerges in the elimination process are nuts and seeds. Up until the day you cut them out, you will be making recipes full of that nutty (and seedy- not so much?) goodness. From almond milk, to our super duper popular Fab Detox trail mix, nuts and seeds play a huge part in the transition to a plant based diet.
We have stressed time and time again the importance of knowing where your food comes from. Farmer’s markets are great for this, because often the person selling the food grew it themselves or is related to the person who grew it. So, our salads are chock-a-block full of locally grown, organic foods…but what about our nuts? Nuts and seeds are such quintessential aspects of healthy diets, but rarely do we consider where our favourite nuts and seeds come from – where they are grown, how they are grown and who distributes them. Seems, dare I say, a little nuts right? It is essential to understand where our food comes from but that must extend further than fruits and veggies. Deciding on where to purchase your nuts and seeds doesn’t need to be a difficult decision. Firstly, ensure the nuts and seeds you purchase are organic to avoid any use of pesticides in the growing process or irradiation in the importing process. While there are some varieties of nuts that are grown in Canada, some of the most popular are not – and so it is important to trust the importer/distributer of nuts and seeds as well.