To provide nutrient dense, high-quality juices, smoothies and total vegetarian meals to the public while educating them on the 8 laws of health so that they can have life, and have “it more abundantly” (John 10:10)
“It’s a family thang”
Since mom is the family cook and also a total vegetarian, naturally the family grew up on a mostly plant based diet. Over the years, we had so much fun trying to turn cheese cakes, brownies, ice caps and other treats into healthy (might I add ‘kid-pleasing’ ) vegan options. Together we have created such crowd-pleasing meals, soups, dressings and other dishes that we are regularly asked for recipes and when we are “going to bottle this stuff up and sell it”. Well, in March of 2016 we had the opportunity to do just that and jumped in with all 10 feet (that would be the whole family!).
The kids got to work helping to design the logo, creating social media pages, menu boards and taking pictures of all our wonderful dishes. Mom tirelessly began creating recipes that all promote health and healing but also made sure they tasted super good. And Dad, well, he took the lead on everything from designing the final logo to finding suppliers and even helped with store renovations.
It’s been quite the journey and we know this is only the beginning. Ultimately, we have seen such amazing healing and vibrancy of life come out of following the NEWSTART program ourselves and mom’s nutrition clients, that we just want to help as many more people as we can to experience the health message. We cannot thank God enough for giving us the opportunity of opening the Energy Shack Juice Bar, It’s truly a dream come true. Our prayer is that you will be able to enjoy these amazing healing recipes and experience God’s love each time you walk through our doors.
ABOUT THE NUTRITIONIST
Almost 24 years ago when Carolyn first heard the health message (NEWSTART) her life was drastically changed. She was determined at age 17 to follow a total-vegetarian diet for the rest of her life. Of course, it took a while to get there, but after much personal study for more than 20 years on health and nutrition, she decided to pursue her passion for health and go back to school. In November of 2013, Carolyn graduated as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist from DHSN.
Since then, with God’s help, she has been successful in helping to reverse Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Digestion issues, heal Psoriasis and even reverse stage 4 cancer among other illnesses. All of this by simply applying the 8 laws of health with her clients.
She has made a few appearances on CP24, worked with the Toronto District School board, Community Centers and various organizations teaching, training and educating people of all ages on the true health message. She has been married since 1999 to her wonderful husband, who also recently joined her pursuit to live a total plant based diet. Carolyn believes that health is truly the greatest of all human blessings. “When we don’t feel good, it’s really hard to enjoy and live life to the fullest. Christ said that He came to give life and give it more abundantly”. Carolyn truly believes that there is no better way to do that then walking daily with the Lord and living out the health message every moment of our lives.
ABOUT OUR JUICE BAR INGREDIENTS
At the Energy Shack, we start with all natural, mostly organic 100% plant-based ingredients. We avoid the use of artificial flavors, refined sugars, vinegar, caffeine and animal products in everything we make.
All of our smoothie bases are made from scratch with 100% natural ingredients. We do use raw honey in a few of our beverages, but it is clearly listed on our menu. The milks we use are always our home-made organic nut milks. True to the health message, we never mix fresh fruits and vegetables together for any of our smoothies or cold pressed juices. Not only will you be able taste the difference that ‘all natural’ makes, but you’ll just love how it makes you feel. Like a cup full of goodness every time!