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>Healthier Summer Cocktails and Mocktails

Cocktail

It’s important to drink a lot of pure water, especially if you’re out in the sun all day. On occasion though, the situation calls for something more fun or festive. Below are a few cocktails and mocktails to try at your next summer soirée.   Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie > 2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries […]

>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 […]

>We’ve Got That Summertime Spinach

Cooked Spinach

When the temperature officially hits 80 degrees, we’re naturally drawn to lighter food options like fruits and greens. We especially love versatile ingredients that are currently in season. Not only do they taste better, but research also suggests that produce picked at its peak contains more nutrients than when harvested out of season or stored […]

>Celebrate Pride with ‘The Big Rainbow Salad’

The Big Rainbow Salad

June is Gay Pride Month, and this week we’re celebrating here in Manhattan. To get into the spirit, we decided to create a recipe for ‘The Big Rainbow Salad,’ honoring a fruit or vegetable in each color of the rainbow. Lots of color not only equals lots of pride, but also lots of antioxidants, which […]

>Eating for SPF: 6 Foods that Protect Against Sun Damage

Sunshine on the Sea

The sun is shining more often these days, and if you’re like us, you’re inclined to spend every free minute outdoors. It’s no secret that we’re huge proponents of natural zinc oxide-based sunscreen, like those from Coola, The Honest Company and Pratima. However, it’s not just what you put on your skin that strengthens the […]

>Summer Skincare Tips for a Naturally Radiant ‘Glo’

Summer Skincare

Since summer is the season we’re most active—traveling, spending time outdoors, often in and out of the water—some of us neglect elements of our skincare regimen, perhaps even throw it out completely. While it’s always a good idea to simplify what we put on our skin, and how many products we use, it’s important to […]

>Summer Soup Ideas

Gazpacho

Even though the weather has warmed up, there’s no need to forgo a cold weather classic. When prepared raw or chilled post-cooking, soup can be a satisfying light dinner or lunch to get through the dog days of summer. All you need is your favorite vegetables and/or fruit, a bit of creativity, and a quality […]

>Stay Cool with Cucumber & Watermelon

Cucumber & Watermelon

As the temperature outside rises, it’s crucial to stay hydrated to be in tip-top shape for work, physical activity and socializing with family and friends. In addition to pure water, adding more water-containing fruits and veggies (and their juices) into your diet will provide the extra quenching your cells need. Two of the most hydrating […]

>How to Be Swimsuit Ready (and Still Enjoy Food!)

Beach Party

Memorial Day is on its way, and if the weather allows, it’s the first weekend many of us will be making an appearance in a bathing suit this year. While it’s most important to eat to support our internal health, we also know that looking great on the outside is a happy side effect of a […]

>Tips to Recover From a Beach Weekend

We all experience that sinking feeling when we return home from a weekend away at the beach. Before your sunburn even has a chance to take hold, you’re back to the old routine, a work meeting and a load of sandy laundry. Whether you went away to relax on the beach, or party it up […]