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I Broke My Neck. Now What?

Bike Racing is Dangerous -How to Eat to Aid Healing: a nutritional recovery strategy Sunday June 9th I drove 3 hours up to Sutton, MA to do the Purgatory Road Race (aptly named) in the Pro, 1, 2 category.  I had done this race the past 2 years and it's always very hard. I have no chance of winning it but it really pushes my fitness to the next level once I recover a few days. The course is difficult but this [...]
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Zenberry Power Packs: Single-Serving & Travel-Friendly

Nutrition at your fingertips A few weeks ago we launched our new single-serving Zenberry Power Packs! The goal was to make it easier for you to bring super nutrition anywhere. Whether it's the gym, the office or a flight to a far-off destination for business or pleasure, Zenberry Power Packs can come along for the ride. Air Travel While the normal bottle of Zenberry travels well it can be tough when you only have a carry-on.  There is always that fear that [...]
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How to Use Zenberry for Quick Workout Recovery

How to Use Zenberry for Recovery The most important time to consume calories after your hard workout or race is the 30 minute window immediately after you finish.  The body is primed to take up glycogen (the stored energy in your muscles) at this time so don't miss it or you won't recovery quite as well.  What else is important? Studies show that some simple sugars (one of the few times pure sugar is good), a little bit of protein [...]

How to Transition to Spring

I hope this note finds you well. As the nutritionist on deck for Zenberry, I wanted to check in with you and see how you're doing and if you've started adjusting your food and lifestyle to meet the season. You know that living a life as close to nature, circadian rhythms and seasonal variation as possible is the healthier way to live. Yet, how do we make it work when we live in big cities, congested and polluted with an [...]

Zenberry at WeWork

WeWork Last week, Emma and I were invited to share samples of Zenberry to all of the members at WeWork on Lexington Ave in Manhattan.   We had a lot of fun meeting all of the diverse, driven and creative entrepreneurs and professionals that share this beautiful space. Goji Fitness/Zenberry rents space at the location on Fulton Street further south so we are familiar with how great this new type of shared business space is in today's world. What is WeWork? WeWork is [...]
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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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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 [...]
Zenberry Smoothie

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 [...]