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>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 […]

>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 […]

>Mad About Matcha

Iced Matcha

We all need a caffeine fix every now again, and many of us require daily stimulation, especially from a cup of joe. Don’t get us wrong, we’re fans of coffee, especially when it’s organic and triple-certified like ours. However, for those who want a boost but are sensitive to caffeine, matcha green tea may be the […]

>Healthy ‘Shamrock Smoothies’ to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Smoothie Ingredients

Each St. Patrick’s Day, many people flock to their local fast food joint for a seasonal green shake. While it may look festive, the source of its vibrant color is quite far from the green plants we love. The shamrock hue is the result of a Yellow # 5 and Blue # 1 combo, two […]

>Organic Juices 101

Love Deep cleanse

Juice can either be one of the healthiest things you put in your body or it can be as toxic as a can of soda. Some believe they are being healthy when they manage to skip the soda aisle at the grocery store and fill their cart with popular juices, but if you look at […]

>Studies Show That Caffeine May Have Health Benefits (If You Follow These Simple Rules!)

Basil Mint Guayusa Iced Tea in a bottle

It’s no secret that caffeine, naturally occurring in foods and beverages such as chocolate, coffee and tea, is a stimulant. When consumed with frequency, caffeinated treats may become addictive. However, there is emerging research that reveals potential health benefits of this easily accessible substance. Some recent studies even link coffee drinking to memory retention, potentially staving […]

>Health Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll (It’s not just for plants!)

You probably remember learning about chlorophyll in fifth grade science class—the green pigment involved in the process of photosynthesis. Chlorophyll collects light energy from the sun and converts it into energy that plants can use to create carbohydrates. However, what you may not know at the age of ten is how beneficial this green compound […]

>Why We LOVE Kimchi and Other Fermented Foods

What is Kimchi? Maybe you’ve seen it in the grocery store and wondered, how do I eat this? What does it taste like? WHY would I eat this? Kimchi is the national dish of Korea, but for some reason in North America, we’ve been much slower to adopt fermented foods into our diets. Kimchi is […]

>How a Plant-Based Diet Can Boost Skin Health

Your appearance can be an outer reflection of what is happening inside your body. Cellular damage from processed food, stress, and environmental toxins show up as external symptoms, especially on the skin. Blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles may be a result of an accumulation of these toxins. A diet that is organic and plant-based will […]