Curious about the products I use and recommend? Find a – growing – compilation of my favourite, thoroughly tested and loved, foods, books, beauty products, yoga gear, people to work and study with, and other companies (and places) I adore.
Walking their Talk, Giddy Yoyo provides 100% raw, chemical-free, globally sourced foods and other products (their raw Love Butter makes me want to eat my own hand after slathering it on) that take you and your health to the next level. Their staff is crazy knowledgeable and passionate, talking to them feels like it’s Christmas: there’s always chocolate to be had. (And I don’t generally fly out of country with at least one of their fair, vegan, locally-made chocolate bars in my hand luggage).
I heart companies that give back: Since 1999 Nutiva has donated $1 million dollars by contributing 1 percent of sales to sustainable-agriculture groups for programs that enrich the soil and support a healthy world. They are go-to for cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil, which I use for…basically everything!
I am Nuts about Nut Butter – and can often be found spooning out a jar of Nuts to You almond butter (hey, don’t judge. This stuff goes with everything: on top of my oatmeal, into a spicy dipping sauce for my vegetables, turned into a raw fudge when combined with protein powder and coconut oil.. I’ll update my blog soon with recipes!) I highly recommend this Ontario-made brand.
GT’s Synergy Kombucha is the first kombucha I’ve ever tried, and has remained my favourite ever since. I especially love Gingerade and Multi-Green. Now that I’m settling in Toronto, my next project will be to make my own. I’m excited to play around with flavours!
Shelby Kroach is a fellow nutritionist, and founder of The Honest Leaf: a line of wellness teas that support various systems in the body. Made using only natural and organic herbs, spices and tea leaves, there a tea for all your needs, whether you are looking to detox, improve your digestion, need to relax, are in need of an energy boost (herbal coffee alternative, anyone?,
want to boost your immunity or kickstart your metabolism.
Rawfoodz’ dressings and spreads are incredible. I never had dressing – these are the creamiest, superfood loaded you’ll ever try – off a spoon, until meeting the founders at a local fair… and now understand how people can drink the stuff. Yum! Make sure you try their Zen Budda buttery-style spread!
I love Blendtec; they have great deals on refurbished blenders and offer free shipping.