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>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 […]

>Healthy Summer Picnic Snacks

Summer Picnic

Whether you’re trekking into the wilderness for a day or planning a get together with friends and family in Central Park, you’ll need ideas for plant-based picnic snacks. Eating healthy food in the great outdoors will keep your group energized to make the most of the beautiful day. Below are snacks that you can easily […]

>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 […]

>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 […]

>How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Beagle Traveling

While we love New York no matter the time of year, summer is the season to get out of town—whether it’s a weekend getaway nearby, or an extended trip to an exotic or faraway location. For some, vacation is an excuse to forgo healthy habits established at home. While it’s fun (and necessary) to relax […]

>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 […]

>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 […]