Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Neighbourhood Kids Quench Westboro Thirst With Organic Flaxseed Smoothie Stand

Westboro - The hot, humid weather of the holiday weekend prompted some area kids to set up a thirst quenching, good ol' fashioned organic flaxseed stand at the corner of Golden and Avondale. With prompting from their over bearing and health conscious parents, the kids original idea of a lemonade stand  was altered so they would offer more health-oriented organic flax seed smoothies, with optional wheatgrass additive. "My mommy said the flaxseed is better for you than lemonade, so we used that instead." replied 6 year old Kayla-Mirth-Whitmore-Kleinberg, who initiated the idea of a lemonade stand. "We wanted to charge a dollar, but my mom said people around here would pay $6." Whitmore-Kleinberg added.

Using a blender and raw organic ingredients such as flaxseed, acai berries and wheatgrass, the healthy beverage being offered will hopefully quench the thirst of Westboro residents as they pass by the makeshift stand. Offering services in both English and French, the French-Immersion trained staff of 5-7 year olds will gladly pour you a delicious, chilled smoothie into a bio-degradable corn-based cup that will  provide energy and aid digestion. With temperatures expected to soar into the mid-twenties later this week, the smoothie stand kids are excited at the prospect of selling lots of their smoothies and making enough money to buy some candy. That dream was later changed by a hovering mother who proclaimed all proceeds were being used to fund the a trip to a children's summer yoga camp.

The organic smoothie costs six dollars, but a wheatgrass additive is an extra two dollars. The smoothie stand can also be followed on MySpace, Twitter and it also has a Tumblr account.

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