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Friday, 9 September 2016

Conscious Kitchen

As always my opinion is my own, I'm afraid you can't pay for kind words on this blog you either make the cut or you don't!

Today's Fast Five will be centered around an awesome local business that we visited this morning,
Conscious Kitchen

They serve healthy and nutritious food and snacks along with smoothies and probiotics
Their slogan is the Hippocrates quote "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" and they have a nutritionist, chef and personal trainer to help "Inspire, support and guide you to optimising your health and well being"




They've been open a couple of months now and I've been meaning to check them out for a while and convinced Logan to come for a smoothie with me on our way back from the park today. 
(no mean feat, he's very fussy about what he'll agree to when he's getting tired and grumpy!)


I had the Bannana Hemp smoothie, containing Banana, Hemp Seed, Cinnamon, Maca, Dates and Bee Pollen. The kids had Banana and Strawberry smoothies. They were all absolutely delicious, Logan drank every drop and loved it (Aurora was asleep so had hers afterward)


I got speaking to Mark, one of the owners, whilst we were there and I love the plan they have for the place, they offer a whole lot more than the amazing healthy food and delicious drinks:


Mark was great with the kids, really friendly and knows his stuff. I ended up staying and chatting for a while, you wouldn't believe some of the obstacles they have come up against for local authorities!
Like being asked to prove that things like sauerkraut and kimchi are "fit for purpose", being told they cannot serve raw milk to customers because only the farmer can sell raw milk to the end user and my personal favourite: It has been forbidden for them to say that their smoothies and drinks are hydrating!! The mind boggles that if they were serving greasy spoon poison to people no one would bat an eye lid but the minute you say you want so serve anything health conscious or probiotic they want you to jump through hoops and pay for expensive certification if you want to stay in business.



When Rori woke up just as we got home she was VERY impressed with her smoothie. We'll definitely be dropping in to sample more soon.
They have a great thing going on at Conscious Kitchen so I hope the future brings them every success, drop by and give them a like on facebook to show them some support:

https://www.facebook.com/consciouskitchensouthend
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend

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10 comments

  1. I've been using bee pollen for a few months now...you should buy yourself some x

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    1. do you use it for yourself or is it one of your snail things?

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  2. Sounds like a terrific place. Hope they get the continued support to keep them in business.

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    1. that's always the worry isn't it, they are not in the best location for this kind of thing truth be told so I hope they manage to do well, that's part of the reason I did this post was to help spread the word locally and hopefully get some boots through their door

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  3. I'll bet your kids will be asking you to go back next time you're at the park! Sounds like a great business, and with everyone being more conscious about healthy eating, I'm sure they'll do well.
    Wendy

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    1. I hope they do, it was delicious and i'll take any excuse to pop back in haha!

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  4. Looks a good place to visit, I bet you will return for more smoothies soon as they sound delicious:)

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    1. we've been back since to try out their fermented foods, very good stuff!

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  5. Most interesting! I so wish there were places like this where I live. :)
    Wishing you and yours a happy new week!

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  6. I don't know where you are located, but I bet the greasy spoons have to go through the same amount of government "crap"! (For lack of a better word) We were thinking about turning our home into a B&B, but the 200plus page document, permits, schooling, etc., changed our minds. It was cheaper NOT to do it. I wish them well though.

    Cindy Bee

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