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 overbearing 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.
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See also: Ottawa Food Guide
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