These fresh young coconuts, standing strong, and standing (somewhat) alone. That’s how it can feel at times when you stick your neck out and show up to do the due diligence, working hard for what you believe in. Going against the grain of the majority of society. Working towards more balance and equity versus being driven by money. Working from an intentional place versus greed. This is our quiet peaceful revolution. If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Standing up to big business around the meat and dairy industry and offering a more healthy, conscious, plant-based food alternative takes big cojones.
We deserve to eat real food.
The soul can never be silenced. These industries are so moneyed, so old, so ingrained in our psyche. They have the so called “power” and the funds to constantly infect our minds with how we need them to live a healthy life.
They instill fear by telling us we will be deficient nutritionally speaking, and then they will offer us the “cure” through hard core pharmaceuticals. It’s wild to think, when in reality all of this fear based advertising can instead be funneled into more healing modalities, shaping for a more LOVE based happy awoken world. These coconuts are beauty food that grow on trees.
If you have not seen this documentary "What The Heath", please do. ALL PLANT PROTEIN IS INITIALLY MADE BY PLANTS, ALL OF IT. And, it is not necessary to eat animal tissue in order to get protein. Only plants have the ability to actually take nitrogen from the air, break those molecules apart and incorporate that nitrogen into amino acids and then make protein.
Any protein you get from an animal is simply recycled plant protein
Plant proteins have a much more beneficial effect on our physiology. Most Americans get twice the amount of protein than they actually need. Most Americans get half the amount of fiber than they actually need.The question is not where do you get your protein? The question is where do you get your fiber? You cannot believe everything you hear, trusting the meat, dairy and pharmaceutical industries propaganda. These industries are in bed together, promoting illness, NOT promoting health. #getwise
I love my life, I love my wife. I mean just our very existence alone can be a motherf*%#r at times, but we just roll because nothing stays the same. The only guarantee is change. We are living in our purpose, this work being our dharma. We truly care about our own well being and those of others. This well being starts within. Just focusing on the good, while witnessing the unsavory (including my own thoughts sometimes). Adding in those daily rituals that serve our higher needs. This celery juice being one of them.
This morning I got juiced , took my sleeping beauty named Willow her obligatory 16oz. It was so dark, but I didn't bother to turn on the lights since I know the pathway in my house. Set down the juice next to my queen and proceeded to head back downstairs for morning ritual number 2: make tea. Well, as much as I trust my own path, because I was in the dark- I wasn't thinking of the door being ajar and its angle........dontcha know, BOOM walked right into it lol. Here the door was open to me, such a metaphor and I still walked into it vs. through it. Hurt a little bit, but we had a good laugh.Read More
The easiest most natural part of running this business is the free flowing, constant source of inspiration. We hold such a strong desire to evoke positive change on the current food scene. We hold such a strong work ethic and fortunately we have been able to show up each and every day and do our very best. We intrinsically know and trust in that knowing that the plant-based life is the healthy life., not only for us humans, but for our great planet as well.
On the real though, it's tough in this business. We have to ride the waves and keep plugging, patiently waiting for those to awaken to the notion of food is medicine. So many more willing to stand in lines for ice cream, burgers, pizza, steak.....not quite understanding the connection between health and food.
So many are willing to pop those pharmaceuticals in lieu of a radical lifestyle change, unaware of the amazing satisfaction of whole foods. So many are doing those crash diets, looking for a quick fix, continuing on the yo-yo latest, greatest "fix me" kind of meal plans. And so we plug along, slow n' steady, believing wholeheartedly that we as a people do want more, we want to feel better, we want to think more clearly & positively & peacefully, we want to feel in our skin and not have the need to lose those "extra ten pounds". Cuz the truth is, when you eat a healthy balanced diet that's vegan and raw, without the fillers (gluten/soy/refined sugar/processed foods), when you eat clean, there's no "ten pounds" to lose, because your body finds its natural state. Your mind frees up, you are no longer chasing this thing.....you begin changing your lifestyle into a more conscious one.
Running a business such as this, it is not easy. Since we do not cut corners on organic ingredients we have to work extra hard to make ends meet. We work extra hard to maintain the integrity of our products, making each of our food items from scratch, using minimal ingredients. We aren't opening cans , we use fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, millet, beans. Our crew operates 7 days a week preparing and making this food. This calls for high labor costs. Can someone please tell me why buying organic should be so expensive?
We open fresh young Thai coconuts to make this delectable item. Coconuts are beauty food!
A 1-cup serving of raw coconut has over 7 grams of dietary fiber per serving (the average daily fiber recommendation is between 21 and 38 grams per day for adults, with the higher amount suggested for men). Dietary fiber helps with digestion, allowing waste to more easily pass through your system. Coconut meat is rich in medium-chain fatty acids that are better absorbed than saturated fat from animal product. These kinds of fats are used by the body for fuel, not broken down and absorbed like other saturated fats. Fresh coconut meat is also high in antioxidants, making it a very healing source of food. The fresh water in the coconut has one of the highest source of electrolytes (which are responsible for keeping the body hydrated properly so the nerves & muscles can function appropriately). Coconut water (fresh) is low in calories, sugars, and carbohydrates, and almost entirely fat-free. The coconut meat inside of the coconut contains proteins, various essential vitamins & minerals, and also helps to restore oxidative tissue damage. There is a lot of misinformation out there around coconuts in regards to saturated fats. Don’t believe everything you read and hear, do your own research. The plant based life is the healthy life. Why rely on western medicine, pharmaceuticals, and basically being dumbed down by poisonous toxins when you can have the real deal, it can taste delicious, heal what ails, and satisfy you all at once? 🤷🏽♂️ #getwise #lilpuddin
dehydrated not baked.
whatchu know about eggplant:
*great source of dietary fiber, aiding in digestion
*reduces heart diseases, since it eliminates some of the LDL (bad) cholesterol that can clog arteries & veins
*aids in weight loss - they help fill us up with their minimal fat & cholesterol and filling fiber
*great source of antioxidants, helping to prevent a wide variety of diseases and conditions including cancer *contains Vitamin C, which is a key part of the immune system, stimulating the production & activity of white blood cells *contains manganese, which is a natural antioxidant & an essential mineral *antiviral & antibacterial *helps to improve bone health *contains significant amounts of iron & calcium (the iron helps to prevent anemia)
*contains potassium, which helps in the uptake of calcium
*rich in copper, another essential component of red blood cells
*improves brain function due to its phytonutrients, which aids in cognitive activity & overall mental health (defending against free radical activity, keeping your body & brain safe from toxins and diseases, and increasing blood flow to the brain) aka brain food
*improves heart health due to its high fiber and lowering of “bad” cholesterol, stimulating the uptake of “good” cholesterol *manages diabetes, regulating glucose & insulin activities within the body *rich source of folic acid, which is beneficial to pregnant women, helping to prevent birth defects
The GREAT Cilantro!
the great cilantro, a powerful cleansing agent 🌱
*helps cleanse the body of toxic metals
*good source of dietary fiber
*incredible source of antioxidants, protecting the body against oxidative stress
*loaded with vitamins and minerals (Vitamins A, C, E, K, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, & Manganese)
*lowers stress and improves sleep *protects against cardiovascular disease *lowers blood sugar levels *eases digestion
*prevents urinary tract infections
*helps to support healthy menstruation *protects against food poisoning *lowers risk of colon cancer
*used as a remedy for skin irritations (such as sunburns, poison ivy, & hives)
*helps to prevent neurological inflammation
I'm about to drop some knowledge, as i'm thinking about my oldest sister and her family in Houston 🙏🏼 when we fill our vessels with should be common knowledge of spirituality and higher thoughts, higher consciousness...when we think of others, instead of putting ourselves first, when we do for others, when we consider the greater good, when we consider our thoughts / intentions / actions...when we do these things, we only advance our own higher growth, and in essence, that of all. it's a win win win when we contemplate the bigger picture. when you really and truly think about ingredients and what you put in, hence what comes out of your mouth - when you stop and slow down and enjoy each bite, when you literally break the food down by its flavor and texture, it reminds you that we are all full. In slowing down how we eat, we are reminded that we are taken care of. consider deeply what goes in, and what comes out.
Hope to see you soon at either of our locations:
1670 SE 3rd Ave. Portland, OR 97214
432 NW 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
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