Thursday, April 5, 2012

Plants Keep You "Strong & Healthy™!"

Planet Foods Garden! (about half of the plants we have in the office)

We knew there was a reason we started getting a plant crush half-way through our Calgary winter! Canadian Gardening tells us "How houseplants keep you healthy" ...

"Plants are more than just a pretty decoration for the home or office: science has long since proven the benefits of bringing plants into indoor living spaces... Sick building syndrome is the result of energy efficiency; while great for the wallet, newer buildings and homes are often so tightly sealed to avoid energy loss that they are virtually cut off from the outside world, meaning all the potential pollutants off-gassed from synthetic building materials are trapped indoors, in the air we breath... [which] can result in poor health, respiratory problems and chronic illness. (emphasis added)

"...keeping plants in your working and living spaces can do more than just help your physical health; it can improve your mental well-being, too.

"'By putting plants in the work environment, people are healthier, they're happier, they're more engaged with people around them...people are up to 17 percent (emphasis added) more productive just by having plants there.'"

For more information check out the Canadian Gardening article or website

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Breakfast "YUM!"


We though we'd put a Planet Foods twist on Kathy Patalsky's recipe! You can check out Kathy's blog for the original recipe and more great tips on a healthy morning!

Planet Foods Superfood Toast:

1 Slice Quality Bakery Bread (pick your favourite!)
1 Tablespoon almond butter
3/4 Banana, very thinly sliced
Dash cinnamon
Sprinkle of Decacer Maple Flakes
Sprinkle of chia seeds
Sprinkle of raw cocao nibs
Why not enjoy a redespresso® with your breakfast? You can make it in your drip coffee machine or for a stronger taste try making redespresso® in an espresso machine, French Press, or stove-top espresso maker. For something a little different try making a fresh red®!

1. Make a redespresso® shot
2. Fill a glass to the top with ice
3. Fill glass with white cranberry juice
4. Gently pour redespresso® over fruit juice and ice

For this and more amazing red espresso recipes, check out the redespresso® website.

Enjoy your breakfast treat!