Juice Fasting 101

Juice fasts (or juice cleanses) get a lot of positive and negative press. Some say that it's great for detoxing, losing weight, curbing cravings, and more. The critics say that it's a "fad" and is bad for your metabolism. I can only speak from personal experience, and personally, I love juice fasts! I use it as part of a healthy lifestyle- physically, mentally, and spiritually. I do a 3-day juice fast a few times per year, typically when the weather changes. I don't get sick often, but the few times I've gotten very sick with cold-like symptoms, doing a juice fast helped me to heal so much faster. Firstly, what the heck is a juice fast? I couldn’t find a credible definition online, so I’ll d

Expert Views: Sustain Juicery

I sat down with Wen Kosters-Qin, the owner of Sustain Juicery and JuiceWell in Houston, TX. Wen tells the story behind Sustain Juicery, the reasons you should shop local, and explains what type of juice you should look for to get the maximum health benefits! What’s the story behind Sustain Juicery? The first Sustain Juicery started in 2011 in Los Angeles, the idea is to create an unique atmosphere to serve freshly made to order organic, cold-pressed juices. To create an organic vibe between customers and the bartenders, unlike the usual counter service or kiosk juice bars. Since the name is Sustain Juicery, Sustainability is also a part of the culture, we want to build the business organical

Blueberry Cinnamon Oat Bars

What makes a good breakfast, snack, or pairs well with yogurt or ice cream for dessert? THESE! I had a big bag of frozen organic blueberries, so I decided to whip something up with them. I've been on an oat kick lately because oats are high in protein and fiber, and I always feel really satisfied and full from them. So, I present to you- Blueberry Cinnamon Oat Bars! Super easy to make and you probably already have a lot of the ingredients. *Always use organic and locally sourced ingredients when possible* Ingredients: 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (I used Bob's Redmill) 1/2 cup oat flour (you can buy it or make your own by putting oats in either the blender or food processor to make a flo

Sunday Meal Prep: Slow-Cooker Rosemary Lemon Turkey

I'm game for any meal that involves a slow cooker, because it generally means less dishes, less prep time and less mess! I grew up having pot roast for dinner pretty much every Sunday, so this is a leaner version of a meal that's close to my heart! I don't know why we only eat turkey at Thanksgiving- it's super lean, it's high in the amino acid tryptophan (aids in better sleep) and also high in the mineral selenium (benefits metabolism). Read more about the benefits of turkey here. Turkey has a tendency to dry out easily, so thanks to my Grandma's advice I added the white wine which helped to keep the turkey moist, as well as made a delicious gravy! I also brined my turkey in salt and water

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