April 1st, 2013
Sure cold-pressed juice cleanses are all the rage, but who has time to chop all those veggies?
Sources tell us the next big thing is the Milkshake Cleanse — and we’ve got an exclusive recipe (courtesy of a well-known celebrity nutritionist) to get you started. Drink 3-4 today for maximum results.
3 cups whole milk (chocolate milk can be substituted)
2 scoops of ice cream
1 generous dollop of artificially flavoured syrup
1 non-organic banana
3 heaping tablespoons of white sugar
Blend for a minute and serve in a tall glass.
Happy April Fool’s Day from the VitaminDaily.com team!
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January 2nd, 2013
With juice companies proliferating faster than new gym memberships these days, it's safe to say we've all got a love-in for fresh-squeezed nutrients.
But while the convenience factor of buying juice is unquestionable, too big a bottle habit can cut into our budget for other necessities – and it can never be as fresh as homemade. So we're carting home extra produce to make our own custom blends with the Hurom Slow Juicer ($450, Upaya Naturals). It's easy to use, easy to clean and quieter than other models we've tried – and it grinds up greens like nobody's business.
And when January's juice fasts turn into February's fresh juice cocktails, you'll know you made the right investment.
September 17th, 2012
After a season of sunshine and sangria, our lackluster locks and reptilian skin are in need of encouragement.
With its impressive selection of green beauty, skin and lifestyle products sourced from far-flung corners of the world, The Detox Market is a good place to begin.
Snap up some water-based, toxic-free lacquers in high wattage colours, vegan lip balm in coconut, grapefruit and mint, a luxurious shampoo made with organic ingredients from the Amazon and pure organic skin care so fresh it’s stored in a fridge.
Mason jars filled with loose-leaf tea and tin pots stuffed with wheatgrass accent the clean, fresh, minimal space. Old wooden crates painted white double as shelves to display creatively packaged products.
“The health food shop meets Holt Renfrew,” says Bita Doagoo, a Toronto naturopath and the store’s Canadian partner.
It’s a pop up (the company have two other locations in L.A. and San Francisco) but, we’re pretty sure, it’s here to stay.
À votre santé. —Athena Tsavliris
The Detox Market, 367 King St. W., Toronto, 416-548-9879, www.thedetoxmarket.com
April 23rd, 2012
Who remembers her first skin care regimen? As a teen I used to slap on Oil of Olay like cream cheese on toast and I was faithful to just one cleanser: Simple.
Launched in 1960 in the U.K. (every girl I knew started with Simple) the brand took a ‘no nasties’ approach before it was fashionable. Simple cleansers, scrubs and creams contain no colour, perfume and fuss and are also incredibly reasonable (hence, the teen/student fan base).
Today, I still carry Simple's kind to skin cleansing facial wipes with me wherever I go; equally handy for sippy cup spills and mascara runs. –Athena Tsavliris
Now available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart across the GTA.
November 14th, 2011
Burning the midnight oil is making our blood sugar spike faster than the European debt crisis.
To fight our junk food demons, we’re signing up for a healing raw food cleanse. Big on Bay Street, Carol Belmonte’s daily delivery includes berry and nut-based smoothies, box lunch and dinner, snack and fresh-pressed juice served in glass bottles. The meat, sugar and gluten-free menus are laced with energizing super foods like acai berry, maca and cacao nibs (to release toxins), and tasty dishes include spaghetti made from squash and zucchini, Neatballs fashioned out of nuts and seeds, or burritos with collard wrap and cashew-based ‘cheese’.
Carol promises that a five-day cleanse will change how you see the world. Someone tell Berlusconi. —Marianne Wisenthal
Raw Food Cleanse from $425/5-days, Belmonte Raw, 1022 Queen Street E., Toronto, 647-340-1218, www.belmonteraw.com