Favorite tricks for organic treating, reducing acne, avoiding harmful fluoride exposure, and more!
Brownies and cookies are some of our favorite afternoon treats and we are thrilled to have discovered so many protein-packed varieties made by the Protein Bakery in NYC. Free of fat, preservatives, and wheat flour, these protein filled baked goodies are a great option for the health conscious or those looking to cut calories and lose weight.
Davids TeaWe are loving David’s Tea for the wide range of exotic flavors and interesting organic varieties such as our favorites “Organic Blueberry Jam” and “Organic Cream of Earl Grey”.
One lucky duck macaroons
Dark cacao macaroons are one of our favorite healthy snacks! They are a perfect solution to a sugar craving, containing antioxidants such as cacao and coconut and the low glycemic sweetener agave. These macaroons are vegan, raw, and gluten free.
Indoor allergies to house dust and dust mite allergies seem to becoming more and more common. Symptoms may include nasal congestion, eye inflammation, and asthma. Here are some helpful facts and steps that can be taken to decrease exposure.
We are loving this ginger blossom sparkling beverage with vanilla and lime made by SIPP eco beverage. It is made entirely with organic ingredients and only lightly sweetened with agave nectar. This beverage is a tasty refresher on its own but even better is SIPP’s “eco-licious libation” recipe: the Ginger Blossom Gimlet.
We have come across the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to green powders. It was exhausting reading the labels of all the various green supplements – some with protein, special bone building formulas, others with omega 3’s. Green vibrance has it all and more, and for a reasonable price.
Bareburger is the healthiest, most innovative and tastiest burger joint we have ever come across. All Bareburger meats are free-range, pasture raised, antibiotic and hormone-free and the menu features lamb, wild boar, elk, organic bison, and ostrich!
For over 25 years Derma E has been developing skin care products rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and botanicals that have been proven effective at battling conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, scarring and aging. The company uses scientifically proven ingredients where there is documented evidence of effectiveness, such as alpha lipoic acid, oregano, Ester-C, and hyaluronic acid.
One of the things we like most about NYC is the availability of healthy food. Seemingly on every block there is freshly juiced greens and vegan, organic and local fare. Below are some of our favorites, with the most affordable at the top!
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice related to the ginger root that can be ground fresh or used in powdered form. As previously mentioned, turmeric has documented anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and is associated with the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The elderly in India who consume turmeric in their curries daily have the world’s lowest rate of Alzheimer’s. Since eating curry every day is unrealistic for most of us, below are some ways to incorporate turmeric into your regular routine.
We are thrilled to have stumbled across an amazingly healthy yet super tasty frozen delight. The Soft Serve Fruit Co. offers guilt-free frozen treats with only 3 simple ingredients: fruit, water and a touch of organic cane sugar.
These delicious snacks are so healthy! Not only are they organic, but the almonds are non-irradiated, non-genetically modified and they are sustainably grown, harvested and fair trade certified. The chocolate is 70% cocoa, low in sugars, and dairy-free. Not to mention they are gluten-free and low on the glycemic index!
We think so! Why inject Botulinum Toxin into your face when there is a natural alternative? After just 3 consecutive days we noticed a considerable reduction in forehead creases and frown lines. Slap a couple of these puppies on and see for yourself!
Scented with essential oils and botanical extracts, this is a great hand wash for messy places, such as the kitchen, where an expensive bottle of organic hand wash might not be economical. While the ingredient list is not entirely organic essential oils (our ideal), this soap doesn’t contain any parabens, dyes, or synthetic fragrances. The best part is the great value, costing around $3 for a 12 ounce container at Home Depot.
Manuka honey is made from the nectar collected by European honey bees that forage bushes in New Zealand and Southeastern Australia known as manuka bushes or Leptospermum scoparium. Manuka honey is dark in color and has a strong medicinal flavor. We keep this honey in our medicine cabinet, not the kitchen, due to its well documented antibacterial and anti fungal properties.
We love these Mixed Berry Oat Biscuits made by Nairn’s which contain dried cranberries and have a mild raspberry flavor. With only a mild sweetness, they are great as a stand alone snack or with tea.
Liquid hand soap is one of the products that almost always has preservatives, parabens, and other toxic ingredients. We found this great non-toxic hand soap that even fights bacteria using natural ingredients such as tea tree and thyme.
This month we are experimenting with eliminating regular yogurt from the diet to see if it helps clear up acne (so far it has)! In an effort to replace our usual decadent snack (Greek Gods Honey Yogurt, sshh, don’t tell anyone) we tried a few non-dairy varieties. The verdict? Soy yogurt is disgusting. Goat yogurt tastes like goat. But this coconut milk yogurt is actually quite delicious AND it contains more live cultures than regular dairy.
A few years ago in a little town called Ronda in Spain, we stumbled across the most amazing hot chocolate beverage imaginable (above). European hot chocolate is thick, rich melted dark chocolate without added sugars, powders, chemicals or preservatives. We had yet to find anything resembling this until a recent visit the MarieBelle chocolate store in New York’s SoHo area.