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Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

The Green Mountain Stage Race
Biting off more than you can chew can be a good thing, sometimes. Many of you know that we have sponsored an amateur cycling team for about 5 years now.  Emma and I are both in love with anything that involves a bicycle. I had been racing for many years on other teams and instead of promoting other companies I thought, “why not promote my own company by racing and riding with the Zenberry logo […]

berry ice cream in a bowl

Vegan Zenberry Ice Cream Recipe!

Who doesn’t love ice cream?
We all love ice cream even if it doesn’t love us back, right? If you’re lactose intolerant or suffer from other digestive issues, ice cream can be a treat with consequences. If you’re watching your caloric intake or fat and cholesterol, dairy ice cream can be a no-no.  While our recipe is by no means low calorie or low fat, it is completely vegan and cholesterol-free.  It’s also got a bit more protein than your […]

japanese sweet potato with cinnamon

Japanese Sweet Potato! Healthy Cycling Portables

Japanese Sweet Potato Recipe for a Portable Snack
This simple delicious recipe will be sure to please any sweet tooth. Japanese sweet potatoes are the perfect size, texture and sweetness for a healthy portable snack for kids or adults.  Add some pink Himalayan salt to make them more savory if you like. You can cook a bunch and then store in the fridge all week. They are great warm or cold so are perfect for my training rides (better then […]

spirulina powder

Spirulina: The Ultimate Smoothie Ingredient?

Spirulina
I recently had an in-depth medical examination as a part of the World Trade Center Monitoring Program (I was present at WTC on 9/11/2001 and the months following) which included a chest X-Ray. I’m not a big fan of X-Rays and try to only have them when absolutely necessary.  I think checking my chest for tumors is a good reason to get one but it made me think about foods and supplements that can help the body deal with […]

Morning Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Good morning!
Our Zenberry Holy Frappe was “hot off the presses” Thursday! Our
organic fair-trade espresso, procured from our favorite Brooklyn-based
roaster (Jailhouse coffee), was freshly ground the day before the
Zenberry Holy Frappe production run. Super fresh!
Coffee is big with riders, cyclists like Shane and motorcycle riders like me
(this photo was taken by my friend Dominic who is also the
President of NY Classic Riders Club I affiliate with). I usually bring
my green juice or Zenberry smoothie in my backpack when I ride […]

2 chocolate bars in dish with cocoa powder

Ingredient Insight: Cacao, The Power of Chocolate!

Who doesn’t love chocolate? This delicacy is actually one of the most nutrient-dense foods known to man, in its natural state, at least. Revered by kings and queens for thousands of years, it was actually used as currency throughout the Aztec world before being discovered by Europeans. That’s right, cacao, not gold (which was everywhere) was used as currency. Maybe they knew something the Europeans didn’t?

What is cacao? Cacao is the seed (or nut) of the fruit of the […]

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Zenberry Blood-Cleansing Smoothie Recipe

Beets contains natural pigments call d betacyanins that have potent cancer fighting properties on lab mice. They’re also one of the best sources of folate and betaine, two nutrients that work together to lower your blood levels of homocysteine, an inflammatory compound that can damage your arteries and increase your risk of heart disease. Finally, the journal hypertension published a study that showed that the nitrate in beets may also help lower blood pressure. Blueberries can also help prevent […]

Healthy Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream Smoothie

If you love chocolate chip mint ice cream but don’t like the dairy, saturated fat and sugar, you’ll love this recipe! It’s hard to believe this smoothie is healthy, it tastes so good.
2-4 tablespoons Zenberry Greens (Zenberry Cocoa Berry works too)
1 frozen Banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 kale leaves (spine removed)
handful fresh mint leaves
Ice if you need to make it thicker
Blend in high speed blender. Top with cacao nibs for the crunch of chocolate chips.

How Much Protein Do We Really Need?

Hello everyone! The topic today is protein. Yes, this macro nutrient is often the main focus of our western diets but should it get all the attention?
Most of us have been raised in a protein-centered culture. One where the main focus of most meals will be the protein on the plate, right? The center piece is always the steak or chicken or fish. Some vegetables for garnish and maybe a tiny side salad. Don’t get me wrong, protein is […]

Zenberry Helped Me Ride 975 Miles

As a bike racer living in NY I often try to get away to a warm location each winter to get a break from the freezing cold or indoor riding that is required to stay fit.  This year I went back to Los Angeles which is a surprisingly great place to ride a bike. Warm and usually dry, the canyons that jut up from the Pacific Coast Highway leave plenty of climbing to get the body ready for the […]