• If you always find that just an hour or two after downing your breakfast or lunch smoothie, your stomach is growling and you’re headed to the nearest convenience store for a quick fix, the problem could be that you’re loading your smoothies with way too much fruit and not nearly enough veggies. As registered dietitian Marisa Moore explains, when you down an all-fruit smoothie, you digest it super quickly — which means you feel hungry sooner than if you’d thrown some veggies and fat (hey, avocado) into the mix. Cue the impromptu donut break. [The Cut]
Remember last year, when Sip-N-Glo concocted a smoothie made just for Broad Street runners? Well, they’re at it again, and this year’s creation, dubbed the Marathoner, sounds super refreshing: The smoothie is loaded with cucumber, lemon, lime, hemp protein, banana, and pineapple, all of which will help your body recover after a serious workout like, you know, pounding the pavement for 10 freakin’ miles.
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A juice rut: ever been in one? Be Well editor Emily and I were just chatting about how we are both at a loss for new juices and smoothies to try around town. And the thing that makes being in a juice rut tougher than, say, an ice cream rut, is the fact that juice is an investment: A single-serving of cold-pressed green juice can run you upward of $10. And if it tastes like grass pulled from a lawnmower, welp, you’re out of 10 bucks for no good reason. Which is why we tend to stick to our favorites, and now find ourselves smack dab in the middle of a full-blown juice rut.
But we want to expand our juice horizons, which is where you guys come in. We want to know: What’s the absolute best, must-try juice or smoothie Philly has to offer? When we asked you guys about the best veggie burger in Philly, you came through big time. And we know you’ve got plenty of opinions on the subject of juice, so let’s here ’em. Ready, set, comment! Read more »
Foobooz noted earlier today that Philly’s first Robeks location is officially open for business at 1035 Chestnut Street. But we can do even better: How about a coupon for a buy-one-get-one free deal on Robeks drinks to celebrate?
The offer’s good for any medium or large juice or smoothie, but you have to print the coupon (no flashing it on your phone, please) to use it. It’s good through October 31st, and you can only use it at the new location.
Everything old is new again, and here is some solid proof: You can now get a handy dandy camping-friendly blender (because a weekend without smoothies is no weekend worth having) at Without Walls that is powered by none other than—wait for it—a hand-crank.
We here at Be Well Philly like doughnuts as much as the next person—especially, what with some of us being gluten-free, the GF cinnamon-sugar donuts at Sweet Freedom Bakery. But if you’re looking for a way to celebrate National Doughnut Day that doesn’t involve a stop at Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’, there’s this: a jelly doughnut smoothie.
This so beats a Frappucino. Starting today, Honeygrow is slinging its brand new seasonal concoction: a Mocha Cherry Elixr Smoothie. Warning: The following description will cause you to drool uncontrollably. The vegan smoothie is made with coffee brewed by Rittenhouse’s Elixr Coffee, blended with dark chocolate chips, dried cherries, banana and vanilla. Drooling yet? I thought so.
I have at least one Sip-N-Glo obsessed coworker who will be psyched to hear that the South Street juicery’s bottled juices and smoothies are now available at Di Bruno Bro.’s locations in Rittenhouse and the Franklin. Twitter proof below.
In my house, the blender isn’t just for making summertime margaritas. It’s a kitchen tool I use almost daily year-round to make a nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie or a lighter milkless “milkshake” for dessert.
To keep with the spirit of the season, I decided to hunt down recipes for breakfast and dessert smoothies that capture my favorite holiday flavors: gingerbread, eggnog, candy canes and more. Check them out below, and indulge with me, will you? Happy blending, Be Wellers.