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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 […]

>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: […]

>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 […]

>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 […]