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HEALTHY & GREEN CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Spoiling our loved ones?

Or taking care of them?

This Christmas, we’ll do both!

At the same time.😌

Here’s our list of healthy Christmas gifts ideas to please your family and friends!

1. BKIND, DUO FACE CARE ($65.00)
BKIND’s skincare and hair products are vegan, natural and not tested on animals! Knowing that what you apply on your skin or in your hair is not toxic for yourself nor for the environment and that it is made in an ethical way allows you to take care of yourself with peace of mind.

This Duo Face Care is one of the interesting gifts you can find on the company’s website and that’ll become a must in anybody’s beauty routine.

Gift idea > Soft and moisturized skin: here!

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2. BREATHE YOGA STUDIO, ONE-MONTH TRIAL ($49.00)
This Toronto yoga studio is offering a special deal right now: one month of unlimited drop-in classes at a really small price! It’s a great present to give to anyone who’s looking for a more balanced lifestyle as yoga helps improve flexibility and reduce stress: two major factors in living a healthy life.

Of course, this studio is an example: there are plenty of others in Ontario and in Quebec.😉

Gift idea > Relaxation, meditation and Namaste: here!

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3. CAMELLIA SINENSIS, MATCHA GIFT SET ($46.00) + ANY MATCHA POWDER
For more than 15 years, this company’s co-owners have been travelling the world to find the best teas and develop their knowledge about tea so they can bring their discoveries back on our market!

Matcha is known for its plural benefits such as: its role in detoxifying the body, its help in improving concentration and memory and its relaxing capacity. Here’s why this set will please all the people who were looking for a way to reduce stress once the holidays are over!

Gift idea > Less stress, more concentration: here!

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4. ALVÉOLE, URBAN HONEY TASTING BOX ($30.00)
This Montreal-based company produces artisanal honeys in urban environments; in the cities of Montreal, Quebec and Toronto. Its mission is to preserve bees and encourage local production. Alvéoleis also socially involved; it offers workplace and scholar trainings and promotes social rehabilitation.

This Tasting Box contains 4 different honeys that come from different neighborhoods of a same city. You have the choice between three boxes: Montreal, Quebec or Toronto, so the person to whom you give it can discover all the hues of these local honeys.

Gift idea > The survival of bees a in sweet way: here!

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5. – LYNN CRAWFORD, FARM THE CHEF MARKET: COOKING THROUGH THE SEASONS ($22.80)
Renowned chef Lynn Crawford is the master behind this cookbook in which you’ll find more than 140 recipes made with carefully chosen farm-fresh products.

For all the people who want to eat better and more locally, this book is perfect. They’ll learn what aliments to choose depending the season and how to cook them to create both healthy and yummy recipes!

Gift idea > Delicious local food throughout the year: here!

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6. ROUTINE CREAM, “THIS OR THAT PACK” – 12 MINI ROUTINES ($42.00)
To combat the common problem of smelly armpits, two Alberta-based sisters have created this company! And it’s all natural! While regular deodorants are full of chemical ingredients, what Routine Cream proposes is entirely not toxic. Yeah!

This This or That Pack allows you to discover all the company’s deodorants so you can choose what’s best for you after.

Gift idea > Smelling good without chemicals: here!

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7.  DANS LE SAC, “ZERO WASTE” PACKAGE ($34.00)
Because taking care of the environment is also a way of taking care of the ones you love (and of yourself)! Less waste creates a greener place to live and reduces our polluted print… and that can only be healthy!

Dans le sac (meaning “In the bag”) is a young business which mission is to substitue traditional plastic bags and other items people usually put to trash with reusable and textiles goods. This “Zero Waste Package” is the beginner kit and contains: one bread bag, one small bulk bag and two large bulk bags.

Gift idea > Less waste in a cute way: here!

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Now, Santa Claus, I hope you’ve taken notes to give something nice and healthy this year… Ho Ho Ho!🎅🏼

Cover picutre: Kari Shea on Unsplash

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YOU CAN STAY FOCUS AT WORK WITHOUT CAFEINE

Feeling tired even though you’ve slept a full 7 hours night? That makes you less productive and less motivated at work? Not good, eh? Plus, being less motivated and more tired make you lose concentration… Well, that makes things even worse!

But still, you keep drinking coffee everyday because you think it’s the only option for these crashes but you know it’s bad for your health when you abuse it and makes your teeth turn yellow. Ew! Well, we have good news for you: fruits & vegetables juices will help you resolve this annoying situation. It’s true! Many people start their day by drinking fresh cold-pressed juices instead of the banal and addictive cafeine beverages. And we have other good news for you: we’re offering you a 2 Weeks Challenge Pack at a special price just so you can enjoy the juices benefits for 14 days and see how good organic and fresh juices make you feel by simply having a fresh DOSE every morning to start your day!

What’s the secret of this magic 2 Weeks Juices Pack?

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Easy :

  • Each juice contains 2 to 3 portions of fruits & veggies.
  • Each juice is a little bottle of 300ml easy to add in your lunchbox and that doesn’t take much place in the fridge!
  • The pack contains 14 juices;
  • The pack is 78$ instead of 98$.
  • So it’s up to 42 fruits and veggies (many nutrients, vitamins and enzymes) in 14 tiny bottles. It’s a lot of things that boost your immune system, contribute to your heart’s health and energize your body and your brain.
  • It then makes you spend less time in bed and more time on what really counts: family, work… life actually!

So, if you want to stop the fatigue, the procrastinating and start working more effectively, try DOSE’s 2 Weeks Challenge !

Please note that the pack is available for a limited time only, as well as its gentle price of 78$. So don’t procrastinate for this either and shop here.😉

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PISTACHIOS, RASPBERRIES & MATCHA – EASY RECIPE! 🍵

Because we can make other things than smoothies when we cook with juices… We asked Eve-Lyne, from La Fraiche blog, to create some exclusive healthy, easy and tasty recipes with our juices.

So here’s the first recipe elaborated for this collaboration: Muffins Matcha 2.0, pistachios and raspberries. An ideal recipe for quick breakfasts, snacks for work or for a road trip!

Prep time: 25 minutes

Portions: 12

Ingredients
1 cup of our MATCHA 2.0 juice
¼ cup of melted coco oil
1 egg, beaten
2 cups of flour
½ cup of maple syrup
2 teaspoons of baking soda
¾ teaspoons of salt flower
¾ cup of pistachios, coarsely chopped
2 cups of raspberries

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Preparation
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Place muffins paper parchment into a 12 cup muffin pan.
3. Add liquid ingredients into a large bowl. Mix together.
4. Add dry ingredients in another large bowl. Mix together.
5. Add the dry mixture to the liquid mixture. Stir.
6. Add ½ cup of the chopped pistachios and 1 ½ cups of raspberries to the mixture. Mix together and reserve remaining pistachios and raspberries.
7. Fill muffins cups. Garnish with the remaining pistachios.
8. Bake at 400°F for about 15 minutes (after 10-12 minutes, use a toothpick to see if the muffins are ready: put it into one muffin’s center. If it’s dry when you put it out, muffins are ready!).
9. Serve with the remaining fresh raspberries.

* Your muffins will keep for 2 days in a sealed container at room temperature. Otherwise, you can keep them up to 2 to 3 months in the freezer.

Find our MATCHA 2.0 juice here.

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STRAWBERRY, CHIA & CITRUS BREAKFAST LOAF – EASY RECIPE!

Because we can make other things than smoothies when we cook with juices… We asked Eve-Lyne, from La Fraiche blog, to create some exclusive healthy, easy and tasty recipes with our juices.

Here’s the second recipe of this collaboration: a strawberry-chia-Zest breakfast loaf!

Prep time: 1 hour

Portions: 10

Ingredients
1 teaspoon of olive oil
½ cup of melted oil
½ cup of maple syrup
½ cup of almond milk
½ cup of ZEST
1 ½ cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 tablespoon chia seeds
¼ cup of hemp seeds
1 cup of oat flakes
½ cup of fresh strawberries, chopped

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Preparation
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. In a loaf pan, place a parchment paper that you have previously oiled.
3. In a large bowl, add the melt coconut oil, the maple syrup, the almond milk and the ZEST.
4. In a smaller bowl, mix the flour and the baking soda. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and whisk.
5. Mix until texture gets uniformly smooth.
6. Add chia seeds, hemp seeds, oat flakes and strawberries. Mix well. (Keep a few hemp seeds, chia seeds and oat flakes to sprinkle on the loaf before putting it into the oven).
7. Add the mixture into loaf pan. Sprinkle oat flakes, chia seeds and hemp seeds. Place in oven.
8. Cook for 45 minutes, let stand and enjoy!

* For those with the sweet tooth: it’s delicious with a hazelnut spread (Nutella style) or a dark chocolate coulis.

Find our Zest juices here 🙂

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EASY SALMON RECIPE – BEET, GINGER & ORANGE MARINADE

Because we can make other things than smoothies when we cook with juices… We asked the talented Eve-Lyne, from La Fraiche blog, to create some exclusive healthy, easy and tasty recipes with our juices.

Here’s the third recipe of this collaboration: a salmon marinated in SAMBA.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Marinade time: 3 hours
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Portion: 1

Ingredients
4 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons of Tamari sauce
3 tablespoons of SAMBA
1 clove garlic minced
1 teaspoons of ginger, finely chopped
Orange zest
350 g. of Canadian salmon

Preparation
1. In an airtight container, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, the apple cider vinegar, the honey, the tamari sauce, the SAMBA, the garlic, the ginger and the orange zest. Blend together.
2. Add the salmon and toss well in marinade. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
3. Preheat the oven 425 F.
4. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet with a tablespoon of olive oil.
5. Place the salmon.
6. Season with salt and pepper. Place in oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.

Find our SAMBA juice : here 🙂

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ALL FOR MELONS – FIRST EDITION 🍉

‘’Gen, that is just pure sexism.”

… Is what one of my friends said to me, in shock, when I told her how, in an important meeting, a potential investor had asked my male partner (in front of me): “Is Gen any good?”

It’s also worth noting he never once looked at me when I was trying to speak and never bothered asking me if “my male partner was any good” either.

When my friend called it sexism, it felt heavy and unreal. Unfortunately, what was once heavy and unreal would soon become familiar. That anecdote is just one of many.

The truth is, even in Canada, gender inequality remains a troubling issue.

Did you know that :

  • On average, women who work full time earn 74 cents for every dollar earned by men?
  • Women only hold 8% of the highest-paid positions in Canada’s top 100 listed companies?
  • Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16?

Sadly, I’m not alone in my experiences and women around the globe suffer from worst things on a daily basis.

In hopes of making a difference by contributing in the best way we know how, we’re launching the #AllForMelons campaign.

For every bottle of MELON & HONEY sold and every t-shirt sold, Dose will give part of the proceeds to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. It’s a foundation that empowers women and helps them break free of violence and poverty, and find their way toward confidence and leadership.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate women, to celebrate ourselves!

I want to celebrate our strength so we can acknowledge that achieving our goals is possible. I also want to celebrate our weaknesses so we can accept that no one is perfect… yes, even that person you put on a pedestal, they have weaknesses too. 😉

I want us to reach out when we need strength and I want us to share our strength when we feel empowered.

Here’s why I am asking you today to join us and help us make a difference because, at the end of the day, we are all in this together and it is a beautiful thing.

Thank you.

Gen, co-founder

Learn more about the campaign: https://melon.dosejuice.ca/allformelons/fr

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LITTLE-KNOWN WAYS TO REPLACE YOUR COFFEE IN THE MORNING

Little-known ways to replace your coffee in the morningFor those who follow a healthy lifestyle, it is often very difficult to quit drinking coffee on a day-to-day basis. Coffee is frequently seen as our morning savior or our best friend of the...

 

For those who follow a healthy lifestyle, it is often very difficult to quit drinking coffee on a day-to-day basis. Coffee is frequently seen as our morning savior or our best friend of the mid-afternoon. But is it really good for you?

In fact, when used too often or in excessive amount, the coffee you love for its taste and energizing effect presents many drawbacks. One of them is the stimulation of the adrenal glands. Each time caffeine enters your body, it stimulates your adrenal glands which secrete adrenaline. If this scenario is repeated several times a day for a number of years, your glands will get tired. Then, they will no longer function properly, leading to a hormonal disorder. Put another way, in the long run, drinking coffee can cause important weight gains, mood swings, fatigue, and sleep problems.

Now, what if you were told there are much healthier alternatives to coffee? Here are a few of them.

Green tea

The most popular alternative to coffee is undoubtedly green tea. But what are its real benefits? Just like carrots, thanks to the antioxidants it contains, green tea is good for your eyes. It also helps lower cholesterol and gives the small boost your brain needs.

Matcha green tea

Already a fan of green tea? Jazz it up with some matcha. It increases energy level, hydration and toxins removal. In addition, it tastes great!

Wheatgrass juice

Regarded by many as a superfood, wheatgrass juice offers this much sought-after energizing effect. It not only reduces fatigue but also aids digestion.

Rooibos tea

Some like it for its sweetness, others love it for its benefits. It is recognized for its powerful immune system stimulating properties.

Maca

Added to a cup of your favorite plant milk, along with a dash of honey (or a pinch of cinnamon for a vegan version), maca is a delicious way to stimulate your body without the cons of traditional coffee. It regulates mood and provides a significant energy boost.

Green juices

Last but not least: green juices. The more vegetables they include, the better. The array of minerals they contain will make you feel energized and invigorated. You’ll forget about your daily coffee!

In short, even if you don’t completely give up coffee, choosing healthier alternatives from time to time can do no harm. Who knows, you could discover your new favorite beverage!