Spring Workshops at People’s Co-op


Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Spring and summer are the perfect time to include light, cleansing, yet highly nutritive smoothies in our diets. This class will cover the basics of awesome smoothie-making, including how to incorporate fresh leafy greens and a variety of super foods like goji, maca, and cacao into deliciously satisfying, ridiculously healthy drinks. We’ll discuss the benefits of liquid nutrition in its myriad forms, and we’ll make (and enjoy) several different types of blended drinks, including low-glycemic, tonic herb elixirs made with healthy fats, and detoxifying smoothies made of raw fruits and greens.

Suggested donation $15, payable to the instructor at the event.


A variety of blissballs...super yum...

A variety of blissballs…super yum…

If you’ve tried some of the amazing raw treats available at the market and think you’d like to try your hand at making your own, this class is for you! We’ll explore the ingredients, tips, and techniques to making delicious, highly nutritious, portable, raw vegan snacks. Using nuts, seeds, dried fruits, coconut, and a variety of super foods such as algaes and medicinal mushrooms, we’ll make (and eat!) several different high-energy snacks, including sugar-free (and paleo!) options. We’ll discuss and demonstrate a variety of creative combinations, as truly the possibilities are endless!

Suggested donation $15, payable to the instructor at the event.

YOGI FOOD- Saturday June 14, 2-5pm


Conscious eating is a crucial element in any dedicated yoga practice. Traditionally, a yogic diet is comprised of light, vegetarian, and “Sattvic” foods which nourish the body to support a physical asana practice, while calming to mind to aid in meditation. This class will discuss modern approaches to the traditional diet, favoring vegan and gluten-free adaptations over wheat and dairy, and incorporating cutting-edge nutritional knowledge with ancient, Ayurvedic wisdom. We will also talk about “The Yoga of Eating” and how to let the body’s intuition and innate wisdom guide our food choices.  We will prepare some modern versions of traditional Sattvic yogic foods including kichari and chapati, to be enjoyed during/after the class.

Suggested donation $15, payable to the instructor at the event.


F*ckushima Sux! Natural Ways to Protect Ourselves from Radiation

This post is going to be short and sweet, just a simple list of things that can help us protect ourselves against the toxic radiation to which we are exposed. It’s recommended to consume these things regularly. In fact, the items listed here can healthfully comprise a person’s entire diet!

Clay- zeolites and other clays such as bentonite- flush with lots of spring/filtered water

Fulvic acid and ionic minerals

Sweating- saunas, sweat lodge, exercise, yoga


Apples, lemons, berries, fruits rich in pectin

Brown Rice

Sea Vegetables from uncontaminated areas and tested to assure purity- kelp, dulse (Ireland), arame, hijiki

Algaes – chlorella, spirulina

Wheatgrass, barley grass

Sprouts, especially broccoli

Bee Pollen


Green tea and black tea


Pumpkin and winter squash

Leafy greens including parsley, cilantro, spinach, kale, chard

Garlic, ginger, and onions

Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale, and broccoli

Coconut oil

spirulina and spring water

spirulina and spring water

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fresh lemon and turmeric root

raw greens and seeds

raw greens and seeds, tahini sauce made with miso, garlic, ginger, and lemon

green juice and wheatgrass

green juice and wheatgrass

greens with sprouts, dulse, hijiki, and turmeric

greens with sprouts, dulse, hijiki, and turmeric

energy balls made with chlorella, spiraling, goji berries, and bee pollen

energy balls made with chlorella, spirulina, goji berries, and bee pollen

and a little raw dark chocolate made with coconut oil= gotta keep the spirits up!

and a little raw dark chocolate made with coconut oil= gotta keep the spirits up!


Somedays the perfect yogi breakfast is liquid. Today the best possible food for me is spirulina. Just spirulina, and water.Image

My body was craving blue-green algae, so I took a lot.


Stir 2-3 Tablespoons of spirulina into a quart of fresh, cool water. Then pound it!

I used Healthforce Nutritionals Spirulina Manna, which is outstanding. Its blue-green color looks like saturated pure pigment, and the taste is nutty and pleasant.


Spirulina is a complete protein which digests easily and provides all 8 essential amino acids. It is rich in beneficial fatty acids such as DHA and GLA, which it is especially important for vegans to supplement. Although spirulina is not really a supplement, but a whole food (algae) which provides a vast array of vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. It is exceptionally nourishing, but also suitable for people who are cleansing. Really, the benefits of this blue-green algae are too numerous to name!

This drink is perfect when you practice yoga later in the day, as it satisfies and provides clean energy without filling you up or weighing you down. Speaking of which, I’m off to class!