#greenjuice in #washingtondc – #organic #vegan #juice

I am now making GREEN JUICE for my community. Email me at benblue@gmail.com if you would like for me to make juice for you.
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Pick up near Thomas Circle.

*How it works: Pay in advance; I will make you green juice to order.

*Recipe: Cucumber, green apple, kale.
100% ORGANIC, cold-pressed, raw.

Bottled in 32oz swing-top glass bottle. (Yours to keep, or return bottle for $5 credit off next juice).

$20 (for 32oz).
Email me if interested.
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Trader joes green juice is good-to-go!

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Did you know? Trader Joes has an amazing little green juice for only $4.99. The juice is cold pressed, too for high nutrient extraction.
It’s great fuel for on-the-go. There are three flavor – red , orange, and green – but I’ve only tried the green because I like kale.
Try one out and write me back to tell me what you think.

How To Eat #Vegan On A Budget (Organic, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Raw Living Foods)

I went out to the store this evening and came back home with quite the haul.

I was able to find lots of high-quality, nutrient-dense, vegan foods. All for a total of about $70. This will last me probably 4 days… so at less than $20/day this is pretty high quality stuff. Check out the video to see some of the products I bought (including NuttZo ButterMary’s Gone Crackers Jalapeno, Raw (Superfood) Trail Mix, and Go Raw Granola Bars):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-X-K3ZQKUs

I hope you enjoyed this video. Please let me know what you think.

Keep Healthy!

NEW: Green Juice (and Raw Coconut Water) at Pret A Manger, in Washington DC.

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Pret A Manger, Washington DC now offering green juice and raw coconut water.
The 14.5 oz cold pressed green juice (in this case: “apple, cucumber, spinach, celery & lime”) is $5.99 (+tax) and tastes pretty green albeit very sweet from the apple (That being said, I can definitely taste the presence cucumber – which is a good, healthy-tasting thing).

I am happy to see more raw, vegan, health-conscious and nutritious food products coming to the Washington DC market.

The only criticism I could offer (which may be a deal breaker for some) is that the juice is NOT labeled ORGANIC. While not being organic does allow for a lower price point, which will get more people trying green juice… in order for this beverage to be fully legit, and meet a high level of quality: Pret a Manger needs to make this green juice organic and market it as such (as they have done a good job with for their organic coffee).
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All in all, I am excited to see more green juice in Washington DC!

Here’s an idea…

Save the parts from greens that you might otherwise discard, get yourself a Green Star Juicer and make juice!

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It’s cheaper than buying a $10 bottle of juice; that’s for sure! :D

About Green Star Juicer:

Independent laboratory tests confirm that the Green Star‘s Twin Gear Press extracts a substantially higher quantity of minerals than “leading” juicers. Concentrations of essential minerals, like calcium, iron, and zinc are 50%-200% higher in juice from the Green Star than from other name brands juicers. Now, your commitment to drinking raw juice can really begin to pay off!

Read more about Tribest Green Star GSE-5000 on Amazon.com

To your health!
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NYC Healthy, Raw, Vegan & Juice Market Update – February 2014

Flip through the image gallery below. There is some cool new stuff happening in the NYC health food world.

Za'atar crackers at Gingersnaps Organic nyc are yummy and and a good idea. I like zaatar spices/seasoning.

Za’atar crackers at Gingersnaps Organic nyc are yummy and and a good idea. I like zaatar spices/seasoning.

Gingersnaps Organic wins my award for currently the BEST LOW-GLYCEMIC ORGANIC GREEN JUICE. Hands down. They also have awesome dehydrated foods like crackers and chips. Perfect combination.

Gingersnaps Organic wins my award for currently the BEST LOW-GLYCEMIC ORGANIC GREEN JUICE. Hand down. They also have awesome dehydrated foods like crackers and chips. Perfect combination.

Teavana digital pressurized tea steeper. Is this the future?

Teavana digital pressurized tea steeper. Is this the future?

New pressurized tea brewers at Teavana take 1/3 of the time of a traditional tea brewer so they can serve you and be out the door in about a minute or a minute and a half (rather than waiting 4 minutes for your tea to steep)... very cool.

New pressurized tea brewers at Teavana take 1/3 of the time of a traditional tea brewer so they can serve you and be out the door in about a minute or a minute and a half (rather than waiting 4 minutes for your tea to steep)… very cool.

yummy yummy raw cacao raw chocolate from One Lucky Duck nyc MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH

yummy yummy raw cacao raw chocolate from One Lucky Duck nyc MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH

organic matcha green tea at teavana tea bar nyc cost $5.50

organic matcha green tea at teavana tea bar nyc cost $5.50

Food for tea pairing at teavana tea bar nyc

Food for tea pairing at teavana tea bar nyc

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Teavana opened it's new "Tea Bar" in the Upper West Side. It's like a starbucks... but for tea!! I like this place.

Teavana opened it’s new “Tea Bar” in the Upper West Side. It’s like a starbucks… but for tea!! I like this place.

A newcomer to the raw vegan coconut water market? Watch out "Exotic Superfoods" and "Harmless Harvest"? I <3 raw coconut water.

A newcomer to the raw vegan coconut water market? Watch out “Exotic Superfoods” and “Harmless Harvest”? I <3 raw coconut water.

Juice Press at StrengthLab Soho is a new way to bring health + fitness to the next level. Only bottled organic cold pressed juices here, no smoothies. Strength Lab Soho was formed by the top trainers of Equinox NYC. Juice Press offers the freshest, most-nutrient dense and widest variety of juices in the city. Go JP20! 182 mulberry st NYC

Juice Press at StrengthLab Soho is a new way to bring health + fitness to the next level. Only bottled organic cold pressed juices here, no smoothies. Strength Lab Soho was formed by the top trainers of Equinox NYC. Juice Press offers the freshest, most-nutrient dense and widest variety of juices in the city. Go JP20! 182 mulberry st NYC

BabyCakes NYC is a fun place to get something vegan if you're feeling decadent. No eggs here and the tiny space was packed on a Sunday afternoon when I visited

BabyCakes NYC is a fun place to get something vegan if you’re feeling decadent. No eggs here and the tiny space was packed on a Sunday afternoon when I visited

Another photo of High Vibe in nyc showing the bookshelf with raw vegan organic recipe books.

Another photo of High Vibe in nyc showing the bookshelf with raw vegan organic recipe books.

"High Vibe" in the Lower East Side of NYC sell amazing high vibrational products and foods. You'll find everything you need for a raw, vegan superfood lifestyle in here and maybe some goodies you never even imagined could have existed. This place is an establishment in healthy living world.

“High Vibe” in the Lower East Side of NYC sell amazing high vibrational products and foods. You’ll find everything you need for a raw, vegan superfood lifestyle in here and maybe some goodies you never even imagined could have existed. This place is an establishment in healthy living world.

At Gingersnaps Organic in the Lower East Side, they are warm and welcoming. I really liked this wall chalkboard paint to help customers find the utensils they are looking for.

At Gingersnaps Organic in the Lower East Side, they are warm and welcoming. I really liked this wall chalkboard paint to help customers find the utensils they are looking for.

Raw vegan reuben at gingerstaps organic lse nyc. The sauerkraut was delicious!!

Raw vegan reuben at gingerstaps organic lse nyc. The sauerkraut was delicious!!

Even Non-vegan places are getting into juice. At "Hu Kitchen" near union square they serve fresh made juice that is unprocessed. Hu kitchen also has "Kombucha Brooklyn" Kombucha on the menu. Check them out.

Even Non-vegan places are getting into juice. At “Hu Kitchen” near union square they serve fresh made juice that is unprocessed. Hu kitchen also has “Kombucha Brooklyn” Kombucha on the menu. Check them out.

One Lucky Duck in nyc might be my favorite place to have a quick bite, some "Beyond Kombucha" amazing Kombucha and green juice with fine dining quality raw vegan food. Organic. "EAT RAW LIVE LONG"

One Lucky Duck in nyc might be my favorite place to have a quick bite, some “Beyond Kombucha” amazing Kombucha and green juice with fine dining quality raw vegan food. Organic. “EAT RAW LIVE LONG”

The "Mint Sunday" at One Lucky Duck nyc is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It's RAW FOOD! Wow, I mean this is  next level stuff. Organic, raw vegan. PERFECT ANYTIME FOOD. The best. Raw vegan icecream with brownie bits and mint.

The “Mint Sunday” at One Lucky Duck nyc is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It’s RAW FOOD! Wow, I mean this is next level stuff. Organic, raw vegan. PERFECT ANYTIME FOOD. The best. Raw vegan icecream with brownie bits and mint.

Raw vegan organic cookies made by Dr Cow and bought at FeelFood nyc

Raw vegan organic cookies made by Dr Cow and bought at FeelFood nyc

This is the yummy (expensive) breakfast I had at feelffod nyc. In the brown bag, under the green juice are amazing raw vegan lindzer cookies from "Dr. Cow" (handmade). Awesome stuff. Biscottis, Cashew/turmeric milk, coconut yogurt granola (raw) and O-mix (an awesome trail-mix-style creation made with fennel seeds). All organic. yummy

This is the yummy (expensive) breakfast I had at feelffod nyc. In the brown bag, under the green juice are amazing raw vegan lindzer cookies from “Dr. Cow” (handmade). Awesome stuff. Biscottis, Cashew/turmeric milk, coconut yogurt granola (raw) and O-mix (an awesome trail-mix-style creation made with fennel seeds). All organic. yummy

Feelfood nyc has a fullservice kitchen three guys working in the back and two more serving up front at 10am on a Saturday when I was there.

Feelfood nyc has a fullservice kitchen three guys working in the back and two more serving up front at 10am on a Saturday when I was there.

The space of "feelfood" cafe/restaurant in nyc is pretty big!

The space of “feelfood” cafe/restaurant in nyc is pretty big!

The 100% Organic nutrifaster juice produce display at Feelfood near Union Square in Manhattan. Amazing place. Fresh delicious healthy food in nyc.

The 100% Organic nutrifaster juice produce display at Feelfood near Union Square in Manhattan. Amazing place. Fresh delicious healthy food in nyc.

Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn sells shots of E3Live BrainON- not just normal E3Live- good stuff! :)

Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn sells shots of E3Live BrainON- not just normal E3Live- good stuff! :)

handcrafted products at Grass Roots Juicery brooklyn

handcrafted products at Grass Roots Juicery brooklyn

Nutrifaster-style juicer at Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn, located at the Graham subway station on the "L train" in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Nutrifaster-style juicer at Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn, located at the Graham subway station on the “L train” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Cold-press juice fridge at Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn. Many interesting and novel combinations. I really liked the cold pressed blood orange juice. 100% organic in this fridge. The juice recipes were developed by nutritionists as health elixirs/

Cold-press juice fridge at Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn. Many interesting and novel combinations. I really liked the cold pressed blood orange juice. 100% organic in this fridge. The juice recipes were developed by nutritionists as health elixirs/

Showing the Space at Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn. They have centrifuge (non-organic) juice at a lower price point, and a fridge full of 100% organic cold-pressed juice. Their prices are very reasonable. They also do coffee.

Showing the Space at Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn. They have centrifuge (non-organic) juice at a lower price point, and a fridge full of 100% organic cold-pressed juice. Their prices are very reasonable. They also do coffee.

Very high-end looking glass muffin/cake/pastry display at Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn. I like the repurposed wood and   chalkboard signs. These goods were outsourced from local (some vegan) bakeries.

Very high-end looking glass muffin/cake/pastry display at Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn. I like the repurposed wood and chalkboard signs. These goods were outsourced from local (some vegan) bakeries.

Product retail shelving display for bagged goods (many local, handmade, handcrafted) at Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn

Product retail shelving display for bagged goods (many local, handmade, handcrafted) at Grass Roots Juicery in Brooklyn

Beet Salad ( with pomegranate, and arugula) at Candle Cafe

Beet Salad ( with pomegranate, and arugula) at Candle Cafe

Sprout salad from Candle Cafe, organic/vegan restaurant - Upper East Side

Sprout salad from Candle Cafe, organic/vegan restaurant – Upper East Side

"Elixir Shot" -GREEN GINGER BOMB- from Candle Cafe in the upper east side. "A 2oz shot of kale, ginger, parsley, wheatgrass, grapefruit, umeboshi vingar, apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper.

“Elixir Shot” -GREEN GINGER BOMB- from Candle Cafe in the upper east side. “A 2oz shot of kale, ginger, parsley, wheatgrass, grapefruit, umeboshi vingar, apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper.

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