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Rise and Shine Smoothie Recipe

The Rise & Shine Smoothie is a great way to start your day. Full of superfoods and leafy greens plus the boost of organic, fair-trade espresso beans, this quick breakfast will power you through to lunch.  There are new studies showing some health benefits of coffee.  While it's not perfect and each individual person may react differently to coffee and caffeine, it's not the dietary sin it used to be.  Coffee has shown to benefit the cardiovascular system, liver [...]

Hazelnut Mocha Frappe Smoothie Recipe

If you love coffee, you know that hazelnut pair really well with it, right? That's why it's one of the most popular flavored coffees in the world. We agree!  This is why we created Zenberry Holy Frappe. Like hazelnut, chocolate (mocha) goes so well with all things coffee, too so it was a no-brainer when it came to creating a formula with organic espresso beans roasted right here in NYC.  Delicious coffee and chocolate, a dash or organic cinnamon [...]

Meal Plan to Lower Inflammation One Day at a Time

Hello! I trust you're off to a great start this new year but I spent a few hours writing a one-day meal plan, complete with recipes and tips, to help get you started. I wanted to share some of my knowledge and experience as a functional nutritionist to help you eat a little healthier while still enjoying your meals. You can download it below. This way of eating can decrease inflammation after our holiday splurge, strengthen the digestive system, [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]