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• I feel like I’ve said this a billion times only to have the weather gods turn their backs on me, but here goes: It’s FINALLY warm outside. This means juice bars are probably in your near future, so here’s a question: Is it better to reach for a smoothie or a juice? A dietitian weighs in. [Health]
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• ‘Tis the beginning of everyone’s favorite season: smoothie season. To get your breakfast sip on without spending your mornings figuring out what to throw in the blender — then chopping, then blending — prep individual freezer bags filled with smoothie ingredients on Sunday night. Then, throughout the week, you can just pull one out and pop it in the blender, saving yourself lots of time, and a bit of mental energy (because everything takes more effort before coffee). Easy as a pumpkin pie smoothie, right? [Self] Read more »
The Juice’s Pineapple Mint blend | Photo via Instagram
While hitting the bars around Philly can make for a great night, it doesn’t usually make for a great morning after, especially when your liver’s personal thank you note comes in the form of a pounding headache and a mouth as dry as the Sahara. Obviously, to prevent this, you probably shouldn’t down an entire pitcher of margaritas this Thirsty Thursday. That said, sometimes it happens. So, to help you recover from the aftermath, we’ve rounded up five Philly juices designed specifically to help you forget about the one or two … or five shots of Fireball you downed the night before. Read more »
Bryn and Dane’s Shamrock Smoothie | Photo via Facebook
March is in full swing, which means McDonald’s is back with its minty, vanilla-y Shamrock Shake that seems to bring all the boys (and girls) to the yard. The hugely popular shake is known for its great flavor, but people tend to forget how unhealthy it drink really is. It packs 530 calories and 15 grams of fat — and that’s just for a small. Yikes. I get that this may be your favorite treat that you only get one mont out of the year, but there are plenty of other shakes and smoothies out there that not only taste great, but won’t cause you to completely derail a week of healthy eating.
Below, five healthy, minty, green alternatives to the Shamrock Shake that you can find around Philly. Read more »
Remember the good ol’ days, back when Whole Foods was Fresh Fields and many of the stores had Jamba Juice counters? At some point, those Jamba Juices disappeared, leaving many of us wondering if we’d ever see Jamba Juice again, but fret no longer: According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, local franchisee Andreana Chryssos is bringing the California-based smoothie chain to the Philly area with a vengeance, with multiple stores set to open this year.
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Remember last September, when Robeks, otherwise known as smoothie heaven, opened its first Philly outpost at 11th and Chestnut and you guys went completely cuckoo for acai bowls? Well, prepare to go nuts again: Today, the smoothie and juice chain opened its second Philly-area store, this one at 32 Parking Plaza in Ardmore’s Suburban Square.
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• Scientists at Kennesaw State University studied the calorie-burning power of one of CrossFit’s workouts — the Cindy, if you’re familiar with CrossFit workout names — and found the workout burned a whopping 261 calories in just 20 minutes. Dang! [Men’s Health]
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I just trekked over to HipCityVeg in Rittenhouse for lunch, and when I got there, I found out that it’s their third birthday (Happy birthday! Thanks for bringing the Curry Tofu Wrap into the world!). And to celebrate, they’re giving away giant (and I mean giant) samples of their signature green smoothie, brilliantly named the Groothie, to everyone who stops in for food. Read more »
Robeks, the fresh juice and smoothie chain has been getting its name out there via their food truck since July. Today they open their first storefront at 1035 Chestnut Street. Robeks started in California in 1996 and is looking to open 36 franchises in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Robeks makes their juices and smoothies to order, promising to use only the freshest fruit and featuring a proprietary Greek yogurt with more protein and less carbs. The store also offers dairy-free, soy and almond milk options. “Boosts” of added vitamins and minerals promising to increase energy, improve the immune system, reduce cholesterol and help digestion can be added.
Robeks – Center City [Foobooz]
Turns out Popeye really was on to something: A small study published in the journal Appetite found that women who consumed spinach in the morning lost 43 percent more weight than those who did not, Science Daily reports. Forty-three percent, you guys!
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