Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't happen overnight. It certainly has been a steady evolution for me. Wellness is a journey and what is deemed "healthy" can be overwhelming because we have been told so many different messages over time (fat phobia from the 90's is a real thing). But when you turn on a podcast or follow a blog you trust, you can easily keep up with the latest. Most importantly, take the pieces that work for you because there are differences in opinions (hello vegan and paleo) and different methods to approaching health.
Generally, when you think of smoothies you assume you are making a healthy choice for yourself. Smoothies, especially those at large chain smoothie and coffee shops, can contain 80 plus grams of sugar (some over 100 grams which is more than 3 sodas…come on!!) and are loaded with preservatives. This is fine if this sugar bomb smoothie is your occasional treat, but let’s hope that your occasional treat is not a smoothie, but rather something chocolate based from a dessert menu. They are trying to convince you that these “healthy” smoothies are actually good for you by showing cross fit athletes, yogis and runners with six packs on their website. We understand the power of marketing, but don’t be fooled and please know there is a BIG difference in smoothies.
When we started Nourish we weren't sure if we'd serve alcohol, mostly because of space issues and the questions of did it fit within our mission? But we both live very healthy lifestyles and still love a good glass of wine and/or beer. #balance. We have ridiculously high standards with the food we serve and we wanted to be on the forefront of what is happening with wine and beer as well. This is where biodynamic, natural, organic wines and gluten free beer come in.
The New Year is essentially a Monday on crack. The marker of a fresh start, to be your best self. Many people don't like resolutions, but any time you spend reflecting how you can live the life you'd be happiest living, then why not set some intentions? Of course, eating healthier is typically high on the resolution list. We want to encourage you to not think about counting calories or losing weight, but to think about eating clean. Pump your body full of nutrients so you feel vibrant every day and avoid preservatives and processed foods. When you eat clean, whole foods you will feel better, your skin will glow, your energy will dramatically increase, your moods won't fluctuate and hormones will balance. That's what we pride ourselves on at Nourish...every single ingredient is carefully selected, everything is made from scratch and every meal has superfoods. It doesn't matter if you're Paleo, doing a Whole 30 challenge, vegan, on a juice cleanse or just love fueling your body with organic, unprocessed food... Nourish has you covered.