The Gateway to Higher Living

Macrobiotic Tofu and Veggie Bowl with Citrus Dressing

This is the kind of meal you think about all day long. Deeply nourishing,  bursting with flavour, and incredibly satisfying. The kind of meal that makes you feel like a vegan unicorn.  Thank you our talented friend Kristen aka @foodtosaveyoursoul for supplying us with this fantastic recipe. Enjoy! To make the Carrot Red Pepper Dressing: […]

Zesty Green Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothie Recipe – Zesty, Tangy & Poppin’ with Nutrients! This is my current go-to green smoothie -Light, tangy, flavourful and heavy on the veggies!  Smoothies are a great way to make a quick and nourishing breakfast. Pour it into a mason jar and you have a  healthy breakfast to go! And since mornings have a way […]

New Year’s Reboot – Day 3

  Juice Till Dinner Cleanse  at a glance It’s amazing what a difference 3 days can make!  Our friend and wellness advocate, Kristen Lambourne of @foodtosaveyoursoul  decided to go on a 3 day Juice Till Dinner Cleanse to re-set and detox her body for the New year.  After 3 days Kristen said she felt a renewed sense of clarity, improved […]

New Year’s Reboot – Day 2

Juice Till Dinner Cleanse – Day 2  at a glance We are guessing a few of you are craving some deep nourishment, light eating, and a chance to reset after the holidays.  Together with our friend and wellness advocate, Kristen Lambourne of @foodtosaveyoursoul  we put together a menu plan for a 3 day Juice Till Dinner Cleanse. […]

New Year’s Reboot – Day 1

Juice Till Dinner Cleanse  at a glance Our friend and wellness advocate, Kristen Lambourne of @foodtosaveyoursoul  decided to go on a 3 day Juice Till Dinner Cleanse to re-set and detox her body for the New year.   Along with a combination of Good Life Juice and juice she made herself, Kristen prepared clean wholesome meals to nourish […]

Body Love

  For this week’s wellness tip I’m sharing a message that you have heard before, but I’m guessing you need to hear again. Love your body. Love your body. Love your body. Love your body. Love your body. Love your body. Love your body.  Love your body.           For f*@! sake, CHOOSE TO LOVE […]

3 Wellness Tips for Healthy Kids

Just like there is no one way of eating that is best for every person, there is no one way of parenting that will work for every child. We have to keep learning, tweaking, learning, tweaking and evolving as parents. But, putting forth a concentrated effort towards your children’s health and wellbeing cannot be underestimated. […]

Cold Pressed Juice Spotlight – Fight Club

Meet Fight Club – an immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant rich cold pressed juice! This cold-pressed wellness shot is perfect for boosting your natural immunity during cold and flu season. Whether you’re already feeling a little under the weather, or just want to keep your defenses high, Fight Club is packed with specially selected ingredients to […]

Double Chocolate Protein Power Balls

I’m sure you’ve noticed that powerballs are having their moment in the spot light, and for good reason! It can be hard to find an energy bar or even a granola bar that isn’t loaded with sugar and other funky stuff, and powerballs are a fantastic alternative.  Made from wholesome and nutrition-packed ingredients, they are easy […]

Veggie Nori Roll Recipe

Nori rolls make a fantastic lunch, appetizer, or main dish that is surprisingly easy to prepare.  Perfect for throwing something together with all of the random veggies left in your fridge.  As long as you have quinoa and nori on hand- you are good to go! Here we used sweet potato, beets, carrots, cucumber and avocado, but […]

Vinyasa Playlist IV

Our latest playlist is sure to get you moving and grooving! Whether you are doing yoga, housework or chillin’ like a villain, you’re sure to find some new tunes to get your toes tapping’. Click to listen to this Vinyasa playlist on Spotify! If you don’t have Spotify it’s free and easy to sign up. Enjoy! Check out the Music + Event […]

Why Drink A Green Juice a Day?

More like, why not?!? There really is no denying it: Green juice is a health craze worth going crazy for. Fresh, raw, veggie-based juices are a fantastic way to easily ingest a lot of nutrients. Kale, romaine, spinach, arugula, chard, parsley, cucumbers, celery, basil, cilantro and whatever other green veggies you want to get into […]

Tummy Talks – What’s the Deal with Probiotics?

  If the thought of bacteria conjures images of germs, something to be avoided, and certainly not to be ingested—think again! Friendly bacteria, called probiotics, are not only beneficial to your health, they’re essential. Probiotics are live organisms mostly known for promoting a healthy immune system, and are most commonly known as friendly “good bacteria.” Probiotic […]

How to be a Healthy Carnivore

We asked one of our in-house nutritionists, Elyse Cordery, to give our meat-eating followers some tips on how to make smart, healthy, sustainable decisions. My name is Elyse and I am a plant-based yoga teacher/juicer/holistic nutritionist. So, to my carnivore friends, I understand you may be wondering what the heck this granola girl knows about meat. Well, […]

Yoga + Live DJ Class this Saturday!

Join Co-Founders Andrea + Gabe this Saturday at Moksha Nanaimo’s Duffrin Location for a fun + sweaty class set to banging beats!  Gabe will bring his killer sound system and together they will get you moving and grooving with intention and ease.  We would love to see you there! Click Here to register to register.

Group Juice Cleanses – Save Money, Have Fun, Better Results.

Group Juice Cleanse It’s always good to have a drinking buddy. Cleansing with friends, loved ones or colleagues means you’ve got someone in your corner, cheering you on, backing you up, and actually interested in hearing about your daily symptoms.  Everyone in the group will bring something different to the table: tips, tricks, self-care routines, […]

Body + Mindfulness + Nutrition Workshop

Part II BODY: Designed to Light you up and Bring you Joy. Moksha Yoga Nanaimo Saturday April 23rd    3-430PM. $30 Join founder Andrea Dershin as she explores the connection between mindfulness, what you eat, and the power of radical self love. Gain tools to successfully transition into a more plant based diet, tips for stocking […]

7 Day Spring Juice Cleanse – Complete!

  7 days of just Juice – that’s the vitamins, nutrients and enzymes from almost 100lbs of fresh produce and nuts!!! It’s no wonder my energy has skyrocketed and my skin is glowing. It was by far the easiest and most fun I have ever had on a Juice Cleanse, and thanks to pounding 7-8 […]

Get to Know our Tribe – Marion Doris Groot – Lady Boss Edition

  Marion Groot is an inspiring example of a women who is working hard in business and in life - taking charge of her health, harnessing her creativity and stepping into her power.  Marion is a creative director and brand coach who breaths life and beauty into the people and companies she works with. I [...]

Naturopath – Courtenay B.C.

Apple Naturopathic Clinic – Comox Valley’s Naturopathic Medicine & Traditional Healing Methods   Highlights: Locally owned & operated by Dr. Erika Kneeland You can find a wonderful section dedicated to healthy recipe ideas on their website Apple Naturopathic carries a variety of health promoting products including local and island-made goods Dr. Erika Kneeland has special interests […]

Top 5 Benefits of a Juice Cleanse

Top 5 Benefits of  Doing a Juice Cleanse and Drinking Cold Pressed Juice   Whether you’re drinking regular cold pressed juices, doing a full-on juice cleanse, or grabbing a bottle here and there- your body will thank you! Here’s why: Juicy Health benefit #1 A Change in Cravings The more fresh fruits and veggies you eat, the […]

Naked Naturals – Parksville & Qualicum Beach

  Naked Naturals – Oceanside’s first stop for Organic, Locally-Sourced Foods & Cold Pressed Juice.   Highlights: Naked Naturals carries a complete supplement department with a Nutritional Consultant on site Locally owned & operated   The Qualicum location holds seminars on diverse topics, health & nutrition related. Find out about dates and topics here.   Cold pressed juice […]

On a Juice Cleanse? Try a Colonic!

Your TOP 5 questions about colon hydrotherapy answered. Plus, why having one on a juice cleanse takes everything to next-level-awesomeness! With Tamara Jane Harrison: Our bodies expend so much energy digesting our food every day, so when we consume only fresh juice for a period of time during a juice cleanse, our digestive system is finally able […]

Meet the Makers – A Green Beauty Event at Moonrise Studios in Victoria B.C.

Join us on March 6 as we mix up some very special cold-pressed cocktails at a Moonrise evening of beauty truths with the women behind The Green Kiss and Woodlot.  Learn about their personal journeys into green, clean beauty and how they are making a difference in the beauty industry. This intimate gathering will be […]

Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market – Locally-Sourced & Produced Shopping

Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market – Oceanside’s collection of Local Growers & Artisans, Fresh Organic Foods, Homemade Crafts & Live entertainment Highlights: Every Saturday (January 18th – December 18th) – 8:30-120pm All vendors must ‘’Make it, Bake it, or Grow it’’ to sell it Live entertainment, different event for each of the months to keep things […]

75 Minute Vinyasa Yoga Playlist

If you like to get your groove on in a sweaty Vinyasa Flow – this Playlist is for you! Click to listen to this playlist on Spotify! If you don’t have Spotify it’s free and easy to sign up. Playlist: Hollow Talk – Choir of Young Believers Lady – Chromatics American Oxygen -Rihanna Angel – Ryan Hemsworth & Lucas […]

Strathcona Provincial Park – Vancouver Island’s Greatest Playground for Outdoor Exercising

Comox Valley A Retreat in Nature and a Top Destination for Exercising Outdoors.   Highlights: Visitors from around the world are traveling to Vancouver Island each year to visit Strathcona Provincial Park Things to do: hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, fishing, mountain biking, wilderness camping, kayaking and the list goes on Strathcona […]

Top Bridge Regional Park, Parksville – Get Outside + Move your Body!

 Outdoor Adventure in Parksville B.C. Highlights Local’s favourite swimming hole: the perfect spot to refresh during the summer time Petroglyphs can be found on rocks near the Englishman River Things to do: walking, hiking, swimming, picnicking, mountain biking, running, horseback riding, fishing Pick up a bottle of cold pressed juice with you before you go, […]

Lifestyle Markets – Victoria’s First Natural Market & Your One Stop Natural Foods & Vitamin Store

  Lifestyle Markets Best Selection of Vitamins, Supplements, Natural Body Care, Organic Food & Good Life Cold Pressed Juice.   Highlights:  Locally owned since 1995, now counts 3 locations in Victoria Lifestyle Markets has incredibly helpful and knowledgeable staff.  They always have genuine smiles on their face and authentic good vibes at the ready.  Has been […]

Get to Know Our Tribe – Willow Hillard – Lady Boss Edition

There are so many inspirational female entrepreneurs kicking-ass at life and business on Vancouver Island! We wanted to take an opportunity to highlight a few of these amazing women in our Lady Boss Edition of our Get to Know our Tribe. I think of all the Lady Bosses who have filled out our questionnaire, Willow’s made me want […]

Get to Know our Tribe – Megan Richardson – Lady Boss Edition

  There are so many inspirational female entrepreneurs kicking-ass at life and business on Vancouver Island! We wanted to take an opportunity to highlight a few of these amazing women in our Lady Boss Edition of our Get to Know our Tribe. I first heard about Megan and her fantastic boutique through mutual friends. They were dedicated to […]

Get to Know Our Tribe – Kristen Butler – Lady Boss Edition

There are so many inspirational female entrepreneurs kicking-ass at life and business on Vancouver Island! We wanted to take an opportunity to highlight a few of these amazing women in our Lady Boss Edition of our Get to Know our Tribe. This brand new series is being kicked off by one of Nanaimo’s most giving and community-driven […]

We’re Hiring! Marketing Internship

Marketing Internship - Good Life Juice      An exciting and rewarding opportunity for individuals seeking marketing experience in local company that makes fresh, raw, cold-pressed juice and is obsessed with helping Vancouver Islanders live their healthiest most vibrant life. We are searching for a dynamic and talented person to join our team and collaborate on [...]

Plant Based Nutrition Workshop @ The Victoria Yoga Conference!

Discover the Transformative Effects that Eating a Plant Based Diet has on your Body, Mind & Spirit   Join GLJ founder Andrea Dershin at 2016’s Victoria Yoga Conference for a workshop on Plant-Based Nutrition. When: Saturday, February 6 • 8:00am – 9:30am Where: Victoria Yoga Conference, Victoria BC / A full weekend event of yoga, workshops […]

Creamy Potato-Leak Soup – A Perfect Pre/Post Juice Cleanse Meal!

Recipe adapted from Isa Does it by Isa Chandra Moskowitz This delicious and comforting soup gets its creaminess from cashews in the place of dairy. This simple recipe is easy to make and will delight even the pickiest of palates, making it a great household staple for those colder months! A perfect pairing to our Juice Till Dinner […]

Top 10 Reasons to do a Juice Cleanse – That Have Nothing to do with Losing Weight!

We asked New York based yoga instructor and board-certified holistic health practitioner Fern Olivia why she encourages her clients to do a juice cleanse and what it is about juice cleansing she loves so much. You may be surprised, but her top 10 ten picks have nothing to do with weight loss! As a holistic […]

Wild Mushroom & Minted Brussels Soup – Perfect pairing with our Juice Till Dinner Juice Cleanse

Wild Mushroom, Ginger, and Minted Brussels Pho Soup Recipe and photo courtesy of Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr  This is a great meal to enjoy during your prep period of a Juice Cleanse.  It is also fantastic way to compliment our Juice Till Dinner juice cleanse where you drink 4 juices/day and 2 small meals. […]

Wondering what to Eat as you Prepare for a Juice Cleanse? Try this Cauliflower Gnocchi with Walnut Pesto!

It’s a wholesome plant-based meal or snack and is perfect as a pre or post Juice Cleanse meal or would compliment our Juice Till Dinner Juice Cleanse perfectly. This quick and easy recipe is delicious and lasts in the fridge for days, making lunch on the go a breeze!   Cauliflower Gnocchi with Walnut Pesto […]

The Resurrection of Summer Hair

  by Kiyomi Schulz, owner of Kiyo Salon & Day Spa It is a bitter sweet statement I am about to make…Summer is coming to an end. No more air-drying hair in the sun and ocean breeze, no more throwing it up in a top-knot and having it look oh so beachy. It’s time to get […]

Chilled Chocolate Torte With Toasted Hazelnut Crust

Chilled Chocolate Torte With Toasted Hazelnut Crust This decadent recipe is from one of our favorite cook books right now: The Oh She Glows Cookbook.  Cashews take the place of dairy in the rich chocolatey filling, making it creamy and oh so delicious.   The best part? This fancy-looking dessert is easy to make! This is my […]

Thai Salad Reciep

    Raw Zucchini-Noodle Pad Thai The Perfect Pre-Juice Cleanse (or anytime!) Meal Zucchini makes the perfect noodle substitute in this colorful raw pad thai.  If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can use the sauce to make a killer salad using the same veggies featured in this recipe. Just substitute the noodles for your favorite greens. […]

Luxurious Tomato-Basil Pasta

Luxurious Tomato-Basil Pasta This delicious pasta dish is another one of our favorite recipes from the amazing Oh She Glows Cookbook.   This recipe is a great way to incorporate more plant based meals into your diet, without having to give up the foods you love! If you are preparing for a juice cleanse, this meal is […]

GLJ Workout Playlist

Good Life Juice Workout Playlist A killer work-out playlist to get your booty shaking! Click to listen to this playlist on Spotify!  If you don’t have Spotify it’s free and easy to sign up.  American Oxygen- Rihanna  Verge- Owl City (ft. Aloe Blacc) Our Own House- MisterWives  Running Behind- HOLYCHILD  UFO- Vigiland  Worth It- Fifth Harmony (ft. Kid Ink) […]

Creamy Chipotle Sauce (Vegan)

Creamy Chipotle Sauce – Vegan ¡Ole ole! My husband is a massive fan of “spice” when it comes to what is on his plate.  Making vegetarian Mexican dishes that are authentic, delicious and totally satisfying are easy when you have this sauce in your repetoire. Ingredients 3/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup water  2 tablespoons lime […]

Raw Blueberry Cherry Cheesecake Cups

Raw Blueberry Cherry Cheesecake Cups Photo and Recipe thanks to Young And Raw. Who doesn’t love a dessert you can feel good about eating? These raw vegan cheesecake cups are as beautiful as they are delicious, and a great way to use up the season’s bounty of fresh berries! Ingredients 2 Cups Cashews 1 Cup Cacao […]

Fudgesicles – Creamy Chocolate Perfection – Dairy Free

With their perfectly divine texture, these deliciously creamy fudgesicles are to simply to die for.  The perfect summer evening treat, or pool-side chiller. Recipe and Photo thanks to Sprouted Routes Avacado + chocolate pair perfectly when it comes to creating a creamy yet dairy-free dessert. You can’t actually taste the avacado but you can taste the […]

Energy Balls – Raw, vegan and delicious!

  These balls are great kept in the freezer for when you need a little treat or quick hit of energy. I do a few killer workouts each week bright and early and I love to wake up about 6AM, have a little cup of coffee with one of these energy balls while I check my […]

Tofu Eggless Salad

Tofu Eggless Salad This tofu eggless salad is going to make your taste buds sing! Yum, yum yum.  Rich and silky, zippy from the pickles and dijon, with a little cheesy vibe thanks to the nutritional yeast. This is a crowd pleasing dish that I often bring to a bbq or picnic and get more […]

Baked Oatmeal 3 Ways

by Diary of a Dietitian Baked banana oatmeal with raspberry, blueberry and kiwi 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (or use any milk of choice with 1/2 tsp vanilla extract) 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger 1 mashed banana Fresh fruit of choice (berries, kiwi, peach, pear, apple, passion fruit etc)1 […]

Why We Love Panacea Herbs!

  (photo cred: panaceaherbs.ca ) Since getting addicted to Panacea’s Rose Water & Aloe Facial Spritzer which was a part of our Christmas Giveaway, we have been trying more and more of their products, and really loving everything so far. We thought it best to share with you, our dear readers, why we are so obsessed! […]

Re-Set Your Resolutions for 2015

That time of year has already come and gone.  The month of January is coming to an end and for some of us we can barely remember the resolutions we set only a few short weeks ago.  Here’s a few ideas to get you back on track. 1. Don’t set deadlines. When we give ourselves […]

We’re Hiring! Juice Kitchen Specialist

We are looking for someone to join team GLC! This is a great opportunity for someone to join our fun and lively team who are passionate about bringing incredibly nutritious and delicious cold-pressed juice to Vancouver Island. Reports to: Juice Kitchen Manager Classification: Part-time Summary: Wash, chop, blend, fill. . . go behind the scenes […]

Challenge Excepted! 3 Litres of Water/Day.

GLC’s in-house nutritionist, Elyse Cordery, has challenged me to keep up with her New Year’s Resolution – Drink 3 liters of water each day for the month of January!   Doesn’t it make your bladder quiver just thinking about it? Here are the top 5 reasons why this challenge rocks: #1 We are in it […]

GLC Featured in Ma-Lux Mag

The first time I ever checked out Ma-lux Mag I was in love. Their effortlessly chic, clean design was calling my name. . . Can’t they just follow me around and make everything that beautiful?! Seriously. So when we had the opportunity for the fearless women behind the magazine to try Good Life Cleanse I […]

Local Artisan Prize Pack

We love to support local businesses and equally love to share our favorite finds with our friends.  We have put together a fabulous little gift pack of local goods for one lucky winner.! Be sure and comment on the photo on our Facebook page, and share then share the photo on your  page.  Winner will […]

Break the rules!

Go ahead….I dare you. Now I’m not encouraging you to steal from the grocery store or tell lies (definitely not). I am daring you to break rules and ideas about yourself that you follow that don’t serve you and don’t allow you to be the best you that you can be. I have noticed that […]

Comox Valley West Coast Women’s Show

  Hey Comox! We will be at the show Saturday & Sunday handing out lots of yummy juice and chatting all things juice, cleansing, and plant-based nutrition. Come by and say hi, we would love to see you! Saturday Oct. 4th & Sunday Oct.5th  10:00AM-4:00PM Check out more about the show here :   http://westcoastwomensshow.com/comox/

Victoria’s Women’s Expo – Sept 20th &21st

Hey Victoria!  Come see us this weekend and get your juice on! We will be giving away samples an amazing grand prize at the end of the weekend.  Send us an email if you plan on coming and we will hook you up with some free passes! info@goodlifejuice.com

Hypnotize your Health? Count me in!

When you hear the word Hypnotherapy, you might imagine a mystical man in a top hat, swaying a watch in front of the face of his zombie-like victim. Or, if you are like me, you have a flash back to that time you acted like a monkey on the stage of bar – semi-concious that […]

Never Tried Yoga? Ready to Give it a Whirl?

by Elyse Cordery Have you been curious about taking a yoga class, but haven’t quite mustard up the courage/motivation to make it happen? Yoga is all the rage these days, but you might be left a little dazed and confused by all the lingo, and curious of what to expect. What the heck are chakras? […]

OMG My Favorite Curried Peanut Sauce/Favorite Dinner Recipe

This has become my go-to recipe. I probably make it every other week – it is THAT GOOD! It is from the cook book “Isa Does It – Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week.” Photo taken from the recipe book. Isa describes it as ” The peanut sauce of […]

Chocolate Raspberry Mint Smoothie

This smoothie is so delicious it feels more like a treat than a nutritious, protein-packed snack or meal – plus it’s kid friendly for all you healthy mamas out there 🙂 Put all ingredients in Vitamix, blend and enjoy! Makes 2 1.5 cups Coconut Water (can substitute water or nut milk) 3 cups Spinach 1 […]

Workshop at Serious Coffee July 22nd

  Join us for an inspirational workshop that will educate and empower you to make healthier choices.  Understand the cause and effect of eating a toxic diet and how to make changes with the foods you eat and the juices you drink.  There will be a sampling of juices and time for questions at the […]

Workshop at Old City Organics July 29th

Join us for an inspirational workshop that will educate and empower you to make healthier choices.  Understand the cause and effect of eating a toxic diet and how to make changes with the foods you eat and the juices you drink.  There will be a sampling of juices and time for questions at the end […]

Protein Power Smoothie (Vegan)

This delicious smoothie packs a powerful protein punch, with 24 grams of protein and whacky amount of other fabulous vitamins, minerals and nutrients.  1 Tbsp of spirulina brings in 8 g of protein all on it’s own. Although I promote focussing on getting a variety of nutrients over focussing just on protein, I understand the […]

Hot Topic Alert! What about Protein?

  After giving 3 workshops this week on plant-based nutrition, I got the same question over and over: “But what about protein??” One woman in particular was feeling really frustrated, and understandably so, when on one hand her personal trainer was basically telling her she needed to carry around a chicken breast in her pocket […]

Juice Cleanse Workshop

Friday June 6th 6:30-8:30pm @ OmTown Juice Cleanse Workshop & Community Cleanse Join founder Andrea Dershin for an introduction to juice cleansing and the benefits of drinking fresh pressed juice on a regular basis.  In this 2 hour workshop, you’ll learn all about the principles of detoxing, what foods and body care practices to incorporate […]

Wine Women & Song

  Friday May 30th  6:00-10:00pm Beban Park Wine, Women and Song  – The Spirited Women’s Event Join us for an evening of experimentation, outrageous experiences, and exciting one-off activities.  Good Life Cleanse will be there handing out samples and chatting all about juice cleansing, detoxing and plant-based nutrition.  Come say hi, have a sip, and enter to […]

DIY Event at Kiyo Salon

Wednesday, May 28th, 5:30pm-8:00pm Kiyo Salon & Day Spa Want to learn how to style your gorgeous mane with your very own products? All the while sipping some cold – pressed juice courtesy of yours truly? Book a DIY style and learn to create the look you love, hands on. Bring all your home care […]

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