Spring Workshops at People’s Co-op

GREEN SMOOTHIES AND SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIES -Sunday April 20, 2-5pm

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.

SUPERFOOD BLISSBALLS AND RAW SNACKS- Sunday May 18, 2-5pm

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

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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.

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Workshops at People’s Co-op

BASICS OF FERMENTATION

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 2-5PM

Experts agree that some of the most important foods to include in a healthy diet are fermented, or cultured, vegetables. Fermenting vegetables increases the bioavailability of nutrients, while providing the beneficial bacteria and probiotics needed for healthy digestion, which is so fundamental to overall well-being. In this workshop we’ll discuss a variety of ways to make your own sauerkraut, kim chi, and cultured vegetables at home. In the hands-on portion of the workshop we’ll make a traditional cabbage sauerkraut, a mix of cultured seasonal vegetables, and a fermented beet kvass beverage. We’ll also touch upon the types of diets which emphasize these foods, and the benefits derived thereof.

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

Please call the co-op to register: 503.232.9051.

JUST RAW DESSERTS

SUNDAY NOVEMER 17, 2-5PM

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In this workshop we’ll explore the basic principles of raw dessert-making, and learn different ways to get creative with raw desserts at home. We’ll make a raw vegan “cheesecake” with a probiotic cashew and macadamia cream, a raw fruit tart, and even a raw chocolate mousse! You’ll learn to make luscious, healthful, decadent sweets free of grains and refined sweeteners. Participants will take home the skills to make successful and beautifully presented desserts that are sure to be a hit at any holiday party!

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

Please call the co-op to register: 503.232.9051.

RAW CHOCOLATE ALCHEMY

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 2-5PM

 

Raw chocolate is all the rage these days, and with good reason! Raw cacao is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods in the world, and one of the most delicious. In this workskop we’ll discuss the nutritional benefits of cacao, as well as its fascinating history. Participants will learn hands-on the secrets to making the perfect raw chocolate bar and other luscious treats.  We’ll talk about innovative ways to flavor your chocolate creations, and how to choose healthy sweeteners. And of course we will eat raw chocolate!

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

Please call the co-op to register: 503.232.9051.