Home is Balance

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Coming home after being away for school wasn’t what I expected. The plan was to get caught up on sleep, go on forest adventures with Stella, hang out by the pool, and of course, eat. And that’s exactly what I did for the first few weeks I was home. But then I got really bored. And I realized that what I was really craving was balance. I’ve since been fortunate enough to be given a job that keeps me busy and feeling productive, and still leaves plenty of time for Stella, my shelter puppies and the abundance of restaurants Vancouver is blessed with.

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One of my favourite recent discoveries is The Juicery Co. in North Vancouver – a cold-pressed, organic juice and nut milk shop in Lower Lonsdale, near the Quay. Stella and I are in North Vancouver a lot – Lynn Canyon and Mosquito Creek are some of our favourite trails – and The Juicery Co. makes for the perfect pit stop just before heading home. My favourite juices are the spicy lemonade (Citrus Three: lemon, cayenne, ginger, apple, alkaline water) and Roots One (beet, red apple, lemon, ginger, fennel). I’ll be honest, I’ve never tasted a green juice I actually liked – I just drink it because it’s good for you – but The Juicery’s Greens One is actually not that bad. And their pear almond milk (cold-pressed raw sprouted almonds, sea salt, pear, vanilla bean, cinnamon, filtered water)  is heaven. I’ll drink a greens one and reward myself with an almond milk – the almond milk is that good.

The Juicery Co.
254 East 1st
North Vancouver BC

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