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> Restore Your Hair with Plant-Based Oils

Argan Oil

Gorgeous, shiny and strong hair is possible without expensive products—many of which are loaded with harmful ingredients. While popular hair care items may beautify temporarily, skip the commercial products for long-term hair health. Instead, stock your medicine cabinet with oils from Mother Nature’s finest sources.   > Argan Oil If you want to see the […]

> Staycation All I Ever Wanted

The High Line

August is typically the month when New Yorkers try to fit in their last weekend getaways—and perhaps an extended trip to an exotic location they’ve been waiting for all year. If this is you, have a great time! You deserve the R&R. But, if you’re unable to make it out of town, no problem! Staycations […]

>Impress Party Goers with Unique Flavored Ice Cubes

Mint, Raspberry and Blueberry Ice Cubes

It wouldn’t be a party without serving your guests a signature cocktail or mocktail. Rather than using ordinary ice to keep the drinks cool, why not turn the fun factor up a few notches? Flavored ice cubes are all the rage right now—they’re practically effortless to make, but have a big impact on the drinking […]

>Wellness Activities to Celebrate Friendship Day

Friends in Ocean

What would life be like without great friends? International Friendship Day is this Sunday, August 2nd, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by doing something health-promoting with your closest pals.   Get Beachin’ If you’re in NYC, beautiful beaches are just a short drive or train ride away. Relax on the sand with […]

>Plant-Based Popsicle Recipes

Berry Popsicles

Here in NYC, we’re in the midst of a major heat wave. High temps call for a bit more creativity in the kitchen, as many of our cooked favorites aren’t too appealing right now. In addition to tossing lots of leafy green salads with cucumbers, we’re experimenting with popsicles as a cooling dessert or anytime […]

>Best Foods for Staying Cool

Cucumber & Watermelon

When Mother Nature turns up the heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven or stove. Summer is the time to focus on fresh, raw foods that will hydrate and energize, instead of complex dishes that will weigh you down. You can still include cooked components in your meals if […]

>Introducing our Summer Superstars!

#summersuperstars

We’re proud to welcome three new members to the Organic Avenue family, just in time for the peak of summer. Stop by any OA location today to try our #summersuperstars. Feed your brain with their key health benefits here—you’ll want to scoop up all three!   OXYGENATOR SHOT Sweet and tart, this concentrated boost of […]

>Take Your Workout to the Water

Pool

One of the major reasons we love summer is that we can head to any body of water or outdoor pool and get in our workout while enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. Water is nature’s perfect fitness tool, and exercising in it barely feels like work!   Benefits of Exercising in Water > Buoyancy: […]

>3 Easy-to-Prepare Chia Seed Puddings

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Ch ch ch chia! You can find chia seeds everywhere and in everything these days—smoothies, tortilla chips, brownies, you name it. Hydrating, loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and a complete protein source, it’s no wonder this ancient seed has reemerged with a bang. One of the easiest and most effective ways to get your […]

>Foods for a Fabulously Healthy Fourth

Berry Parfait

July Fourth is the official kickoff of summer, jam-packed with barbeques and get-togethers. We can’t wait to head to the beach and perhaps a rooftop this weekend. And, we know that we’re bound to encounter some foods there that aren’t exactly health promoting: hot dogs, hamburgers, mayo-drenched slaws—the American classics. It’s important to enjoy yourself […]