Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Organifi Green Juice

The majority of the time I do a green smoothie (find recipe here) for breakfast. Loaded with super foods, healthy fats, and a healthy protein powder it really helps me get through the day. For the last 4 months or so I have added a scoop of wheat grass to it to make it even more 'green'. Wheat grass is a great source of chlorophyl which cleans the blood. It also helps alkalize the body which tends to be acidic plus a great source of vitamins and minerals. The company I was using was Amazing Grass and their scoop of organic wheat grass powder is 10 times more potent than a tray-grown wheat grass juice shot. I was thoroughly enjoying the boost when I ran across Organifi's Green Juice which not only has the wheat grass but also lots of other herbs and foods to make it that much more! I ordered some to try it out as I do with all sorts of health goodies and I was surprised to find it tasty and give me an even healthier boost!

The wheat grass powder I would never mix with water and drink by itself but with Organifi I easily can because of it's sweetness. It's only 1 gram of sugar but its ingredients has coconut water that makes it sweet along with red beet root. For adrenal support it has ashwagandha in it. For anti-inflammatory help it has turmeric. It also contains horseradish tree, spirulina, chlorella and matcha green tea so something definitely to drink in the morning and not 5pm like I first did when I got home from the day and saw the package and wanted to try it right away! All ingredients are organic and delicious and Dr. Armitstead recommended. If you want to try it, it's in the office for $70 for 30 scoops or read about it more and order here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Have a Sweet Tooth? Buddha Chocolate is Healing Arts Approved!

I know healthy chocolate is hard to come by. My two favorites so far have been making it myself with honey (recipe) or Hu chocolate which you can find at some Whole Foods and Hu Kitchen on 5th Ave. and 14th St. in Manhattan. Hu chocolate uses coconut sugar as the sweetener and it is delicious! Flavors come in regular, salty, mint, banana, cashew butter, almond butter and puffed quinoa, and hazelnut praline. I was just recently gifted Buddha Chocolate which is another great option I wanted to share! For about the same price you can have chocolate cups and bars of almond butter, coffee, fudge, lavender, s'mores, rose sea salt, mint chip, quinoa crisp, chia cookie, hazelnut and more! I love the artisanal flavors and the chocolate is handmade in Oregon and have made their way into these stores:

Commodities Natural Market
165 1st Ave
(between 10th St & 11th St)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 260-2600

Integral Natural Foods
229 W 13th St
(between 7th Ave & Greenwich Ave)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-2642

Westerly Natural Market
913 8th Ave
(between 54th St & 55th St)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-0422

Elm Health
56 7th Ave
(between 13th St & 14th St)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-6300

The Health Nuts
1208 2nd Ave
(between 63rd St & 64th St)
New York, NY 10065
(212) 593-0116

High Vibe
138 E 3rd St
(between 1st Ave & Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 777-6645

Organic Planet Williamsburg
169 Bedford Ave
(between 8th St & 7th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-8320

Organic Planet Morgan Ave
43 Bogart St
(between Grattan St & Moore St)
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Organic Planet Pharmacy Driggs Ave
205 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 799-2213

Perelandra Natural
175 Remsen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-6068

You can also order them online and try a variety pack. Also made with coconut sugar they are delicious!