-Picture courtesy of Divvy/Naked Juice-
-Picture courtesy of Divvy/Naked Juice-
Do you get green with envy when you see pictures of other people’s magical green smoothies? Not all of us have the leprechaun touch for fruits and veggies. Most of us know, however, that it does a body well to consume raw produce yet only a small percentage of people even eat them every day. Hmm but how can you consume a bunch for optimal daily health on those days when you can’t get it together?
Daily Greens organic & cold pressed juices seeks to help Americans infuse their lives with nutrition. Dark leafy greens are full of vitamins and minerals our body needs. Founder, Shauna Martin, turned to juicing in her personal life for a more serious reason than just well being maintenance. Diagnosed with breast cancer at the early age of 33, Shauna was determined to get back to health. She picked up a regime of daily juicing and once she completely recovered from breast cancer, she wanted to share her good habit with her social sphere. Her meat lovin’ friends and family, however, couldn’t wrap their minds or mouths around the idea of the very green smoothie. She experimented and came up with the original Daily Greens drink, Vitality, which became a hit to the Austin crowd before it spread past Texas.
It’s quite easy feelin’ green
There are 6 different types of core Daily Green. We were given 2 different samples of the core Daily Greens to experiment on our own taste buds.
Renew was packed to the max with greens and features mint, dandelion greens and Himalayan pink salt. Elevate caters more to those who maybe think Green Smoothies taste a little tooooo green. With fancy Madagascar vanilla and pear, this Daily Green mixes it up and its juicy sweet touch makes it more palpable to non green people. All core Daily Greens are 1 serving bottles and relatively low in calories.
Daily Greens also offer 3 different Chia-Infused greens (high in omega-3, 2x more protein and 5x more calcium) and 3 different Hemp Milks for plant based protein (high omega 3 and 6). We would love to try the Replenish (includes cocoa)! A bonus is the Half Pint for your kids to drink, too!
Shauna isn’t afraid for you to venture on your own green journey as well. Her book, prefwell by Mayim Bialik (of Blossom and Big Bang Theory fame), gives guidance on how to greenify on your own, including how to prep for a cleanse and what light foods to eat after. The book also displays clean and vibrant images of all the delicious juice creations.
EXTRA BONUS!! Shauna is touring Chicago to share the news of her new Daily Greens: 4-Day Cleanse book that details her story and includes raw foods, juice and smoothie recipes for a health-focused cleanse. She’ll be signing books and sampling juices at the Lincoln Park Whole Foods August 3and the Streeterville Whole Foods location between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. August 4.
We’re always looking to reduce the amount of chemical exposure we have on a daily basis. With a multitude of ingredients on products and a limited time span, it’s often hard to figure out what you are putting in and on your body. Reading the ingredients in our fave products often feels like you’re deciphering an ancient code with no decoder ring. And laundry detergent is no exception. Phenalyna-glycol a wha? You want your clothes to be clean but do you need a ‘laundry’ list of items in your detergent?
So what’s a more clear option? Spearheaded by a former fashion designer, Puretergent aims to fill the gap between eco-friendly and fashion forward. Kate attended a brunch to check out the new line with fellow Chicago bloggers at delicious Beatrix. The line not only includes a minimalist ingredient list but has easy instructions and identifying packaging for the laundry illiterate.
Check it! You have a pile of sweaty yoga clothes. Should you choose the:
See, not as hard as a Choose Your Own Adventure Book. Whites and Dirty Stuff it is!
Now what about the other essential elements you look for in a detergent?
Scent: Botanical fresheners like Aloe Vera, Lavender and Eucalyptus are the scent base. None of the products smell perfume-y or strong and we especially liked the relaxing lavender smell of the Colors detergent.
Texture: No gooey sticky gel here. Puretergent is almost like water when you pour it in.
Clothes Feel: No clothing softener needed as Purtergent promotes natural softness.
And the best thing about Purtergent? It excludes chlorine, phosphates, nonylphenol ethoxylates, alcohol, dyes, optical brighteners, animal products and EPA priority pollutants so you can rest easy in your freshly laundered jammies.
Puretergent is available at Target and runs at a similar price as most major brands. Anyone feel like doing our laundry ;)?