By now you know we are insanely passionate about wellness and especially innovative products that make having a vibrant mind and body easier to achieve. Any product we select to serve at Nourish (and consume ourselves) is always the highest quality that we can get our hands on. When we were researching our protein powder (and I did ALOT of research) we came across a brand called Ora. I fell in wellness love with their similar mission driven business, high quality, organic ingredients, sustainable packaging and chef created flavors.
What's deemed "healthy" is always changing and sometimes it can seem overwhelming to keep up with the latest science. Remember when we were told via the food pyramid to eat low fat with loads of carbs (ie grains), and 100 calorie packs of processed food were considered healthy? Yikes! Luckily, we love to learn about the latest in Health and Wellness because not only is it our passion for our personal lives but it's our passion to share with others. We all have our reasons for seeking healthier habits and though I've lived a healthy lifestyle for years now, my curiosity and desire to learn more has been intensified by my infertility.
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.