s

Glorylife

Spring Juice Cleanse Workshops With Glory Juice Co!

Bring on the warmer weather and the beginnings of summer bodies! To celebrate, we're running 3 complimentary juice cleanse workshops to educate you on why juice cleansing might just be the thing your body needs to reset.

We'll be running a workshop every Wednesday night for the first 3 weeks in May (see schedule below). In each workshop we'll cover:

  • The benefits of juice cleansing and why cleansing with organic juice is vital.
  • How to incorporate fibre and whole foods into your juice cleanse, when and why you might want to.
  • How to get the best out of your juice cleanse (best practices for pre and post cleanse).
  • Supplements to help support you during your cleanse.

Plus you’ll get to taste our entire juice and mylk range as our nutrition experts take you through a sampling while explaining the benefits of each.

All attendees will have the chance to customise a cleanse suited to their goals and lifestyle, plus will be eligible to receive our special Spring cleanse offer!

Limited spots available. Secure your spot by registering via the links below.

 

DETAILS & REGISTRATION:

Kitsilano - May 3rd, 7-8.30pm. Register by clicking HERE.

North Van - May 10th, 7-8.30pm. Register by clicking HERE.

Olympic Village - May 17th, 7-8.30pm. Register by clicking HERE.

 

Recipe / Spirulina Hemp Chia Pudding

Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water and is often referred to as blue-green algae. The quality of the protein in Spirulina is considered excellent, comparable to eggs, as it contains all the essential amino acids that we need. This blue-green powder not only contains complete protein but also healthy fat, vitamins A, K, and E, most B vitamins, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. 

Spirulina Hemp Chia Pudding

Serves 2

Ingredients:

8oz Glory almond milk 

1 banana

1/2 tsp spirulina 

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons chia seeds

Directions:

1. Add almond mylk, banana, spirulina, hemp seeds, maple syrup and vanilla into a blender and blend well.

2. Add chia seeds and blend for 1-2 seconds.

3. Pour into 2 jars/bowls and leave to set for 15-20 minutes in the fridge or overnight. (the chia seeds will absorb the liquid and become pudding like).

5. Top with Glory granola or superfoods of choice. Eat!

Product Spotlight / Wild Nettle Shot

Last week we launched our brand new seasonal shot, the Wild Nettle Shot! This shot contains pineapple, ruby grapefruit, ginger, lime and wild crafted Nettles from Powell River. Nettles have restorative and healing qualities that benefit many including: remedy for bladder infections, osteoarthritis and joint pain and it's an anti-histamine (perfect for this allergy season). It is also a natural treatment for eczema because if it's anti-inflammatory properties. 

Nettles are a very good source of vitamins and minerals and are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, calcium and magnesium. Come try it today! Available for a limited time only. (Just an FYI nettle should not to be taken with any heart medications or blood thinners).

5 Ways To Get Protein If You're Cutting Back On Meat

There's often some concern around adequate protein intake for people that eat a vegan and/or vegetarian diet. What exactly is protein? A single protein is composed of a chain of individual amino acids strung together. There are 22 naturally occurring amino acids, most of which the body can create itself; these are known as non-essential (meaning that it is not essential to receive in the diet). Essential amino acids are those that are traditionally known to be required by the diet. Animal products are known as complete proteins because they typically contain an adequate ratio of all the essential amino acids. Many plant-based proteins are considered to be incomplete proteins meaning that they may be low in one or two of the essential amino acids. That being said, it is completely possible to eat a plant-based diet and get adequate amounts of protein! 

5 of our favourite plant-based protein sources: 

1. Legumes.

Some of the most common legumes include lentils, chickpeas, peanuts and beans. Legumes have a rich nutritional profile including a large source of fiber and protein. To increase the bioavailability and digestibility of your legumes, engage in practices of soaking and sprouting! Bonus: legumes are a very economical source of protein if you’re looking to reduce both your animal protein and grocery bill!

2. Chia seeds.

These little gems are small but mighty - packed with protein and loaded with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and high in various micronutrients including calcium, manganese, and phosphorus. Chia contains both insoluble and soluble finer. It's soluble fiber content can remarkably absorb 10-12 times its weight in water allowing it to transform to a “gooey” substance when added to water – a remarkable egg replacement! Chia seeds have little flavour and are perfect for making a chia pudding, or adding to thicken oatmeal or smoothies.

3. Hemp Seeds.

These little guys are jam packed with protein, exceptionally high in two essential fatty acids of linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3), and are abundant in magnesium, iron, phosphorus and zinc. Sprinkle hemp hearts on top of salads, oatmeal or add to smoothies.

4. Spirulina.

This micro blue-green algae is a complete source of protein and rich in thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, copper, manganese and iron. High in amino acids and iron, Spirulina is often recommended for people who eat a predominantly plant-based diet. It can be an incredibly cleansing supplement so if newly introducing to the diet, slow and steady is best! 

5. Quinoa. 

This food is often thought of as a grain as it is typically prepared and eaten like one; however, quinoa is grown for its edible seed. Along with being another great plant-based complete protein, quinoa is great source of vitamins and minerals, fiber, complex carbohydrates and particularly high in two plant compounds called flavonoids (quercetin and kaempferol) which are potent antioxidants. Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress on body cells and contribute to a number of health benefits. Sprout and soak quinoa for increased absorbability and digestion! 

 

Article by Dinah. In addition to managing the kitchen at Glory Juice, Dinah is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Reiki Practitioner at the Jericho Integrated Health Clinic in Kitsilano. Dinah specializes in intestinal and digestive health as well as has a particular interest in female hormonal health.

Call (604) 368-8799 or email soulvitalitywellness@gmail.com to book your first consultation!

Instagram: @soul.vitality   Facebook: Soul Vitality 

Recipe / Clear Skin Detox Water

Proper hydration is a key factor for great skin health. Drink your way to clear and glowing skin with our skin detox water recipe!

Clear Skin Detox Water

Makes 1 large pitcher

Ingredients:

10 cups of filtered water

1 medium organic cucumber

2 small organic lemons

10-12 organic mint leaves

Directions:

1. Wash lemons and cucumbers and slice thinly.

2. Add lemons, cucumber and mint to pitcher.

3. Cover with water and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

4. Alternatively you can add half the amount of all the ingredients into a large water bottle and refill throughout the day. Rinse out your bottle and add a fresh batch of ingredients every morning. Drink for 1 week and see how your skin looks and feels!

Why we love it...

+ Lemon- Citrus fruits play a key role in the formation of collagen due to their high Vitamin C content. Lemons are also great in helping the liver with detoxification. 

+ Cucumber- Cucumbers are full of skin loving antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese. They are also super hydrating which is essential for soft, supple skin.

Mint- Mint is well known for soothing and healing inflammation and keeping acne at bay.

Product Spotlight / Mango Maca Smoothie

Introducing our brand new smoothie…the Mango Maca! A sweet and creamy blend of our house-made almond mylk, fresh pressed turmeric and ginger shot, mango, banana, maca, coconut oil and coconut nectar. This immune boosting shake is full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A., all of which help keep your immune system healthy and your skin glowing! 

+ Mango: High in beta-carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Zinc- vitamins and minerals essential to good skin health and a strong immune system.

+ Coconut oil: Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-fungal, coconut oil will help to boost your immunity.

+ Turmeric: A potent anti-inflammatory which is great at calming any inflammation in the body and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

+ Ginger: High in antioxidants and a excellent treatment for colds or digestive problems.

+ Maca: Loaded with beneficial beauty nutrients, including vitamins B1, B2, C, E, immune strengthening fatty acids and sterols that are essential for our general health and wellbeing.

+ Almonds: Contain good amounts of Vitamin E which help in preventing the damage caused by the sun’s rays and helps to hydrate and soften the skin.

7 Foods For Radiant Skin, Strong Nails and Luscious Locks

When it comes to achieving clear glowing skin, an inside-out approach is truely the best way. Natural beauty comes from what we put into our bodies, not just what we put on the outside. Below we share our favourite beauty foods...

1. Dark Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are an anti-ageing powerhouse. The darker greens, such as kale, spinach and arugula, are the best for you as they have higher levels of antioxidants. Beta-carotene, a common antioxidant found in dark leafy greens forms Vitamin A in the body, an essential nutrient for healthy skin and hair.

2. Berries

Berries are high in Vitamin C, an antioxidant known for helping to combat ageing and aid in collagen production. Collagen is the protein that gives the skin is elasticity, keeping it smooth and wrinkle free. 

3. Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds, such as almonds, hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds, are high in the kinds of fat that nourish our skin and promote healthy shiny hair. They are also rich in Vitamin E, an antioxidant known to protect against sun damage and help combat dark spots and wrinkles.

4. Carrots

This humble veggie is one of the richest sources of beta-carotene. The conversion of beta-carotene into Vitamin A within the body helps with neutralising of free radicals to prevent wrinkles and pigmentation and promote an even skin tone. Drinking carrot juice on a regular basis can also help get rid of old scars and skin blemishes.

5. Green Tea

Green tea contains high amounts of antioxidants as well as enzymes, amino acids, and phytochemicals like polyphenols. These all help to improve you skin's complexion, flush out toxins, heal scars, promote hair growth and reduce inflammation. The polyphenols found in green tea further help to neutralize harmful free radicals, which can cause significant damage to the skin and accelerate the ageing process.

6. Avocado

One of the most nutritious foods out there, avocados provide the perfect balance of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin and help protect it from sun damage. The healthy fats found in avocados also help to heal, nourish and improve the overall condition of your scalp and hair.

7. Wild Salmon

Oily fish such as salmon are rich in essential omega-3 fats. These reduce inflammation and provide nourishment to the skin. To benefit from oily fish you should be eating it at least 2-3 times a week. Oily fish (also including sardines, mackerel, anchovies and trout) are one of the few food sources of Vitamin D, essential for the absorption of calcium to build strong nails.

Article by Kavisha. Kavisha holds a Masters Degree in Wellness and is a nutrition expert at our Kitsilano store.

Recipe / Turmeric Tahini Dressing

This deliciously creamy dressing is full of anti-inflammatory and immune boosting ingredients. Perfect drizzled over a green salad or roasted veggies!

Ingredients:

1 Glory turmeric ginger shot (2oz)

2 tablespoons tahini

1 clove pressed garlic

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

- Add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

- Pour over a green salad or baked veggies and eat immediately.

- Store any remainder in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Recipe by Natalia. Natalia studied Nutritional Sciences and Food at the University of British Columbia and is a nutrition expert at our Olympic Village location.

Product Spotlight / Golden Turmeric Mylk

We make our Golden Turmeric Mylk fresh daily using alkaline water, sprouted almonds, dates, turmeric juice, raw honey, mountain salt, cinnamon, cayenne  and black pepper. It’s an anti-inflammatory powerhouse and a crowd favourite! We use fresh pressed turmeric juice which is far more potent that powdered turmeric spice. Curcumin (the main active ingredient in turmeric) has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant, especially when consumed with black pepper (which enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%). Curcumin is also fat soluble, so the healthy fats from the almonds help with its absorption.

Other anti-inflammatory ingredients in our Golden Turmeric Mylk include:

  • Raw Honey- which also has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help to strengthen the immune system, eliminate allergies, and heal wounds and infections.
  • Cinnamon- high in antioxidants known to have anti-inflammatory effects and may help lower the risk of disease. 
  • Cayenne- which contains capsaicinoids, natural compounds that help give peppers their anti-inflammatory properties.

Drink our Golden Mylk straight from the fridge, get it steamed up or try one of our turmeric lattes made with coconut oil and a shot of organic espresso!

5 Ways To Reduce Inflammation, Look Better & Feel Younger

Acute (short-term) inflammation is actually incredibly important. It helps the body fight foreign invaders and plays a major role in repairing damage when you have an injury or infection. The problem comes with chronic (long-term) inflammation which plays a role in almost every chronic Western disease, including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions. Moreover, this inflammation can cause wrinkled skin, painful joints and more, thus contributing to rapid ageing. To improve our long-term health we need to reduce the catalysts of chronic inflammation. Here are our top 5 ways how…

1. Reduce Your Intake Of Sugar.

When the sugar levels in your blood increase, the body produces a higher number of cytokines (pro-inflammatory molecules). High blood sugar levels also cause insulin resistant cells which lead to storage of the sugar as visceral fat. This not only gives you a belly, but it produces pro-inflammatory chemicals leading to inflammation throughout the body.

2. Increase Magnesium.

Magnesium possesses amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Increased magnesium intake has been linked to a reduction in significant inflammatory indicators in the body and a reduction of inflammation in the walls of the arteries. This is great news for those who suffer from heart disease or other cardiovascular health problems. Rather than running out to get a magnesium supplement, try including some magnesium–rich foods in your diet such as raw cacao, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, Brazil nuts, almonds and cashews.

3. Go Easy On Alcohol.

Alcohol is naturally irritating to our gut lining. Excessive consumption can make it easier for bacteria to pass through the intestinal walls which leads to inflammation. Regular high consumption of alcohol has also been known to cause inflammation of the liver which over time can age us and have a detrimental effect on our overall health. 

4. Reduce Stress.

High levels of stress hormones can lead to the release of excess inflammatory chemicals. Recent research found that an eight week course in practicing mindfulness everyday helped lower inflammatory molecules and stress hormones by around 15 percent. Spend at least 20 minutes a day in relaxation—deep breathing, meditation, doing yoga or playing with your dog. This can help lower stress hormones and decrease inflammation in the body.

5. Decrease Trans Fats.

The escalation of chronic inflammatory diseases like heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, arthritis, and countless immune conditions is parallel to the growth in popularity of trans fats in the modern American diet. Trans fats are created when some types of polyunsaturated fats are damaged due to heat and are found mainly in processed foods (deep-fried foods, processed cakes, biscuits and muesli bars) with long shelf lives. Choose to eat real food as often as you can and limit the packed food you consume. An anti-inflammatory diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and olive oil can lower levels of inflammation.

Article by Kavisha. Kavisha holds a Masters Degree in Wellness and is a nutrition expert at our Kitsilano store.
  • Page 1 of 5
  • Page 1 of 5