I’ve put together a list of my latest fav, summertime, healthy delish sips. Affordable grab n' go selects from Whole Foods, newest fav DE-lish dairy alternative, DIY recipes, best Gluten-free Beer for the bar-be-ques and vodka with vitamins!
We are so very fortunate to live in a time and place (most of us reading this blog that is) where we have an abundance of healthy food and beverage choices at our fingertips. I recall well the days when there were only THREE, quality, organic juice providers in NYC.* We now have hundreds of grab and go, made to order, DIY recipes and delivery options.
While most of us now know that the “healthy” smoothie, fruit and veggie juices as well as those DELISH mocha caffeinated concoctions can be very dangerous to our waistline and energy levels it’s still time consuming and challenging to navigate our myriad of what appear to be great options on the surface. Even the most discerning, health-minded, label reading folks can find it very difficult to know which ones are the best health wise and yet still tasty.
Choosing the “right” products becomes even more challenging to navigate for those of us who want to support those farmers and brands that are environmentally friendly, are humane farming certified and otherwise sustainable...Whew...it’s a lot to think about. So since my RB’s always ask, for the next few weeks I’m going to be blogging about my fav summertime, healthy, tasty food and beauty favs so you can avoid that summertime energy slump that comes from long weekend nights and sun-soaked days socializing and consuming too much of the wrong stuff. Too much sugar and calories which many of the so-called healthy bevies contain, can kill your healthy eating plan in one glass.
WHAT CONSTITUTES “HEALTHY”/MAKES IT MIND BODY RE BOOT FRIENDLY:
Sugar is a depressant. Plain and simple. To be healthy, to be happy, I recommend 25 grams of sugar or less per day, regardless of the source. Yes, I’m saying that even when those grams come from fruit you don’t want to topple 25 if you’re trying to maintain your lean mass, energy and optimal brain function. Which means that any beverage I recommend has to have less than 10 grams TOTAL per bottle. Or five grams per serving. Many labels will read 10 grams only to find it has two servings, or 20 grams total!
1. Collagen Powder Most of you know the benefits of Bone Broth these days. And I love me some broth. But as the weather warms I drink less of it and instead use a scoop or two of the powdered form in my AM iced coffee, protein shake or green juice.
Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Collagen
2. Organic Green Juice
3. Dairy Alternative
4. Cool Alternatives to Iced Coffee I am a big fan of iced coffee in the summertime but so much of it is poorly processed and too much of it (more than two proper cups) can cause crashes and cravings for carbs, moodiness and ultimately sleep disturbance. If you want a clean buzz, meaning one that won’t cause the above, stick with just one cup of joe before noon and make it Bulletproof by adding one tablespoon of coconut oil and one tablespoon of grass-fed ghee both of which give you the good fat and other good for your brain nutrients which also enhance how your body processes the caffeine. Drink your joe 30 minutes before you hit the gym to rev up your workout.
Green tea can get boring for me and I’ve not yet gotten fully swept up into the recent matcha craze, although I know and love it’s many benefits. I got turned on to teas when I met Alex and Tathiana, the creators of, Plain T. Their hand packaged teas and cool, no-nonsense labeling caught my eye but the quality and nutritional value of their teas hooked me. As a result, I created a selection of my fav, Mind Body RE BOOT teas and a protocol that my RB’s use throughout the day.
I love that both of these brands come in GLASS not plastic.
Be sure to sip slowly and read my No Hangover Blog before your next big night.
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*THE ORIGINAL NYC BASED ORGANIC JUICE TRAILBLAZERS
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