THIRSTY THURS: ETERNAL YOUTH

THIRSTY THURS: ETERNAL YOUTH

Don't wait until 5 o'clock to start drinking... get your freshly made juices now! Yes, its everyone's favorite day of the week and we are excited to feature one of our favorite juices...

ETERNAL YOUTH

It's what we all want. Our Eternal Youth juice is a beautiful mixture of nutrients that help to combat toxins and illness, while also promoting proper development and healthy lifestyle. Each ingredient is carefully selected to make this juice as magical as it is tasty. 

 


 

KALE

One of the world’s healthiest foods (superfood) as it is packed with nutrition. Listing all the nutrients would take too long, but here’s a recap of why kale is a super-hero. It is an anti-inflamatory, antioxidant, detoxifies your body, support heart health, aids in brain development of infants, prevents cancer, promotes healthy vision, and its all around just damn good.

BEETS

Lower blood pressue, boost your stamina, fight inflammation, anti-cancer properties, rich in valuable nutrients and fiber, detox support

 

CARROT

High fiber content, and rich in beta-carotene, reduce cholesterol, prevent heart attacks, improve vision, boost immune system, improve digestion, cardiovascular health.

 

PARSLEY

Contains 2 types of volatile oils- this is good for many reason. Volatile oils have been shown to inhibit tumor formation. Also, they have been show to help oxidize molecules that would otherwise do damage to the body. Parsley is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients, as well as heart healthy vitamins

CUCUMBER

Keeps you hydrated, flushes out toxins, aids in weight loss, cuts cancer risk, nourishes your body with several vitamins

SPINACH

Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins, and much more

 

CELERY

Excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins such as Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, and Vitamin B6

GARLIC

Provides cardiovascular benefits, provides anti-inflammatory benefits across body systems, contains antibacterial and antiviral benefits, aids in cancer prevention, improves iron metabolism

ROMAINE

Excellent source of antioxidants,  prevent bone loss, boost heart health, promote healthy eye sight, help heal skin and prevent signs of aging, boosts immunity, help fight cancer,help maintain healthy pregnancy.

 

THIRSTY THURS: SKINNY BEACH

THIRSTY THURS: SKINNY BEACH

Everyone's favorite day is back  again! Yup, its time to drink up. But you want to hit the beach in your bikini this weekend? Here's a drink that is actually good for your body and fitness. 

SKINNY BEACH

 

THIRSTY THURS: IMMUNE BOOSTER

THIRSTY THURS: IMMUNE BOOSTER

It's your favorite day of the week again! We love when Thursday's come around... the perfect excuse to drink up. Freshly made juices of course. Today we are especially drawn to our famous Immune Booster. This drink really packs a punch.

IMMUNE BOOSTER

This is a house favorite- the perfect drink when you are starting to feel a cold coming on, or if you already have one. Load your body with nutrients that fight those pesky viruses. Its all the name- Immune Booster- and it does exactly that. Let's learn more about all the fresh ingredients that go into making this super juice.


 

Ginger

Can treat many forms of nausea, reduce muscle pain and soreness, anti-inflammatory effects can help with osteoarthritis, helps lower blood sugars and decrease heart disease risk factors, helps treat chronic indigestion, and it can even help significantly reduce menstrual pain

Lemon

Contains Vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Lemons can help treat throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, fever, internal bleeding, burns, obesity, and it even benefits hair and skin care

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Improve respiratory health, cure coughs and colds, improve digestion, aid in weight loss, strengthen bones, improve oral health, boost eye health, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, increase heart health, fight off infections, and improve the immune system overall. Pineapples are powerhouses of health benefits

 

Orange Juice

Considered one of the healthiest beverages because of its wide range of health benefits, which include its ability to boost the immune system. Also helps with reducing signs of aging, helps protect against cancer, boost cellular repair and metabolism, helps improve circulation and blood pressure, and even helps lower cholesterol

Garlic

Provides cardiovascular benefits, provides anti-inflammatory benefits across body systems, contains antibacterial and antiviral benefits, aids in cancer prevention, improves iron metabolism

Honey

AKA liquid gold, honey contains several nutritional and medicinal value. Loaded with antibacterial and anti fungal properties, alleveiates allergies, natural energy, boosts memory, couch suppressant. sleep aid, and even treats wounds and burns. Also, its tastes good.

 

CAYENNE PEPPER

Helps digestion, relieves migraine pain, prevents blood clots, boosts metabolism, supports weight loss, and even helps relieve joint and nerve pain.

 

THIRSTY THURS: HAPPY JUICE

THIRSTY THURS: HAPPY JUICE

Guess what day it is? Yep, its Thursday. And its time to get thirsty. While we do recommend consuming at least 1 fresh juice daily, it is especially important today. Grab your friends and hit the beach with fresh juices in hand. #CHEERS

HAPPY JUICE

Today we are looking at our Happy Juice. Just one sip is known to already improve your mood. Drink up! Time to see all the health benefits of these 9 ingredients.


 

COLLAGEN

Natural remedy for cramps, lower cholesterol, natural remedy for fibromyalgia, reduce acidity, cure diarrhea, and detoxifying effect

 

SPINACH

Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins, and much more

 

KALE

One of the world’s healthiest foods (superfood) as it is packed with nutrition. Listing all the nutrients would take too long, but here’s a recap of why kale is a super-hero. It is an anti-inflamatory, antioxidant, detoxifies your body, support heart health, aids in brain development of infants, prevents cancer, promotes healthy vision, and its all around just damn good.

BEETS

Lower blood pressue, boost your stamina, fight inflammation, anti-cancer properties, rich in valuable nutrients and fiber, detox support

 

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CELERY

Excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins such as Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, and Vitamin B6. Helps lower high cholesterol, lowers inflammation, helps prevent and treat high blood-pressure, helps prevent ulcers, protect liver health, beneficial for weight loss, contains antimicrobials that help fight infections, and reduces bloating.

 

CARROT

High fiber content, and rich in beta-carotene, reduce cholesterol, prevent heart attacks, improve vision, boost immune system, improve digestion, cardiovascular health.

LEMON

Contains Vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Lemons can help treat throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, fever, internal bleeding, burns, obesity, and it even benefits hair and skin care

LIME

Aid in weight loss, skin care, improved digestion, relief from constipation, eye care, treatment of scurvy, respiratory disorders, and much more

 

ORANGE JUICE

Considered one of the healthiest beverages because of its wide range of health benefits, which include its ability to boost the immune system. Also helps with reducing signs of aging, helps protect against cancer, boost cellular repair and metabolism, helps improve circulation and blood pressure, and even helps lower cholesterol

 

 

 

 

New Year, New Menu: Lunch & Dinner

New Year, New Menu: Lunch & Dinner

LUNCH & DINNER


PESTO CHICKEN WRAP

SERVED ON YOUR CHOISE OF: WHOLE WHEAT WRAP | SPINACH WRAP | GLUTEN-FREE WRAP | WHOLEWHEAT PITA. GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST MIXED WITH PESTO SAUCE, CHERRY TOMATO, WATERCRESS, AND MELTED LOW-FAT MOZZARELLA CHEESE.

A new twist on an classic favorite. Formerly our Pesto Chicken Sandwich, now all wrapped up. Honestly, everything tastes better in a wrap. Our free-range, hormone-free chicken breast is grilled to perfection before wrapped up with melted low-fat mozzarella cheese. This is the perfect meal to satisfy your tastebuds and hunger cravings.

 


JEN'S HERB SALAD

CHOPPED ARUGULA, ITALIAN PARSLEY, CILANTRO, JALAPEÑO, DRIED CRANBERRY, WALNUTS, TOSSED IN HONEY LEMON DRESSING.

If you like truly flavorful foods, this herb salad will treat your tastebuds well. If you like greens and veggies, this herb salad will do your body a favor. All in all, this herb salad is delicious and nutritious. You will have to try it for yourself! It must be the combination of sweet cranberry and bitter arugula. Or the combination of sew honey mixed with sour lemon for the perfect homemade dressing. Or maybe, its the parsley and cilantro. All the flavor and fun in one healthy salad.


BERRY VINAIGRETTE DRESSING

And the new Berry Vinaigrette dressing is everything you ever wanted on your salad. Now served on the Berry Kale Salad. Try it today!

Tone your Core

Tone your Core

Tone your Core with These 5 Ab Exercises

Welcome to Miami, where seasons don't exist and a swimsuit is a staple piece of clothing, on that note your body must be on point year round. Diet and exercise are huge components to get that "dream bod." You want to rock those brand new Lulu's with a flat tummy, right? Fire up your core by trying these 5 ab exercises.

 

Follow the set up and movements below for 30-60 seconds, or combine for an intense workout. Keep in mind all these exercises require a flat back!

 

Russian Twists with Towel

Attack your obliques with a towel and no mercy. Remember to do it for the two-piece!

Set up: Sit down, life your (bent or straight) legs, lean back and let your abs stabilize you from falling back. Each hand grabs an end of the towel. Lift the towel to 70 degrees. Keep your eyes on it to help you concentrate and use your core to twist from your left to right side.

Movements: Take it full range from left to right, then fire up the obliques some more by doing tiny one-inch pulses on one side for a few reps then the other side.

 

High Pike with Towel

This move is the moneymaker! Seriously, you've done it a bunch of times in Pilates. The best part is that this move is effective in hitting your entire core. All you need is a towel and controlled movement. 

Set up: High plank position--Hands go underneath your shoulders and your hips are parallel to the floor--and a towel is placed under your feet.

Movements: Hold a high plank to warm up the core. Once you're ready engage your core and slide your feet close to your chest. The final move should look like an inverted "V." Your entire core should be on fire, but before giving up think about how much stronger and leaner you'll be by staying in the position instead of dropping out. 

 

Plank with Knee Taps

This move is killer at strengthening your lower abs. The key is small and controlled movements to feel the burn.

Set up: Forearm plank--Hands and forearms are flat on the ground, while the elbows are underneath your shoulders. You can switch from a high plank to a forearm plank, if a high plank is too much.

Movements: Tap both knees to the ground or alternate, "jog out the knees." If you want to intensify this exercise then hover your knee over the ground.

 

Back and Forth Shifts

This move is so simple that it's easy to over think and overdo. It should never feel too easy. It’ll only take a couple of seconds until you feel it working your core.

Set up: Forearm plank

Movements: Shift your weight back and forth slowly and controlled in order to get the intended burning sensation. Lead with the heels of your feet to shift your weight. Doing this for 30-60 seconds straight is dull, so challenge yourself by alternating holding in the center and shifting.

Mountain Climbers

Set up: High plank. You're in a high plank position the entire time, which makes it both a core and total body burn. It also is a great cardio move.

Movements: Bring in each knee towards the space between your hands. You can vary the speed. You have to remember to keep a flat back while bringing in your knees.

 

Have your goals in mind and stay motivated on your quest for the “dream bod.” Remember to eat healthy, work hard, stretch and stay hydrated. 

 

Health is Happiness!

THIRSTY THURS: GREEN DELUXE

THIRSTY THURS: GREEN DELUXE

It's Thursday and you know what that means... its time to get thirsty. By the beach, at home, with friends, no matter where you may be, our freshly-made juices are perfect for on-the-go #thirstythursday activities. Let's meet our drink-of-the-day

GREEN DELUXE

If ever there were a drink that could encompass all your wants and needs into 1 glass, Green Deluxe would be it. Actually, it is it. A house classic customer favorite, this juice has the power to nourish your body with magic. Really. I don't know what we did to deserve all this healthy goodness but we are #thankful for sure!


 

GRANNY SMITH APPLE

A sweet way to help further weight-loss due to high fiber content. High in antioxidants, helps regulate blood sugar, improves dental health, aids in steady heart rhythm, and overall just tastes good.

CELERY

Excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins such as Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, and Vitamin B6. Helps lower high cholesterol, lowers inflammation, helps prevent and treat high blood-pressure, helps prevent ulcers, protect liver health, beneficial for weight loss, contains antimicrobials that help fight infections, and reduces bloating.

SPINACH

Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins. Contains anti-inflammatory an anti-cancer benefits, high in antioxidants, aids in bone health, and Popeye says it will make you big and strong.

 

KALE

One of the world’s healthiest foods (superfood) as it is packed with nutrition. Listing all the nutrients would take too long, but here’s a recap of why kale is a super-hero. It is an anti-inflamatory, antioxidant, detoxifies your body, support heart health, aids in brain development of infants, prevents cancer, promotes healthy vision, and its all around just damn good.

PARSLEY

Contains 2 types of volatile oils- this is good for many reason. Volatile oils have been shown to inhibit tumor formation. Also, they have been show to help oxidize molecules that would otherwise do damage to the body. Parsley is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients, as well as heart healthy vitamins

 

 

CUCUMBER

Keeps you hydrated, flushes out toxins, aids in weight loss, cuts cancer risk, nourishes your body with several vitamins

 

LEMON

Contains Vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Lemons can help treat throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, fever, internal bleeding, burns, obesity, and it even benefits hair and skin care

 

 

Hangover Cure

Tips on Treating a Hangover

How to Cure a Hangover Without Eating Greasy Food

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Sensitive eyes, upset stomach and throbbing headaches. We can all agree hangovers suck. It's miserable! Nobody looks forward to those "Sunglasses and Advil kind of mornings." The truth is we wake up and ask ourselves why we drank. Our family, friends and people on blogs say greasy food is a great way to help a hangover, but what about those of us who don't want greasy food? That's where we come in. Check out our list of things that will help you make it through your hangover.  

 
I’M NEVER DRINKING EVER AGAIN
— Every person the morning after

Coconut Water

It's a favorite among those who endure the brutal Miami sun to get bronze, but why is coconut water great during a hangover? The answer is simple. It's loaded with electrolytes, which are ions that assist your body with muscle contraction. 

We like to pretend we're sipping our coconut water under palm trees on an exotic beach, but in reality we're wrapped in misery and our covers. 


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Ginger Shot or Tea

The magic root works wonders if you have an upset stomach, not to mention ginger is a major ingredient in lots of detoxes. It's recommended to sip on ginger tea if you have stomach issues, especially if it's caused by a hangover, but if you're not a tea person order a shot or two of ginger from the Wellness Bar. Taking a shot all at once may be too much, so sip on your shot. 

The best part is you can order from the Wellness Bar online or have UberEATS deliver it to you while you rest. 


Activated Charcoal Tablets

Like charcoal used in barbecues? No, there's a difference between that one and activated charcoal. It removes toxins in your digestive tract, which is why it's perfect when you have a hangover or upset stomach. Activated charcoal is godsend. 

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Bananas

Loaded with potassium is why bananas are one of the best options to have after a wild alcohol fueled night. If eating seems impossible we got you with our "Sunshine Beach" smoothie, and we can remove the protein for you to make it lighter on your stomach. The sugars from the strawberries and banana will help you recuperate and feel more lively. 


Above everything stay hydrated and rest. After a night of alcohol your body needs liquids and rest. You'll be back to normal before you know it. 

Share with us your hangover remedies, we'd love to read what you do. 

HEALTH IS HAPPINESS

New Year, New Menu: Breakfast Edition

New Year, New Menu: Breakfast Edition

New year, new menu? Well, not quite totally new, but we do have some great additions for 2017! Lets start with breakfast, because who doesn't love breakfast...

ALL DAY BREAKFAST


AVOCADO SMASH

SERVED ON TOASTED ZTB SOURDOUGH, MASHED AVOCADO, RED PEPPER FLAKES, SEA SALT, AND FRESH MICRO-GREENS. ADD 2 ORGANIC SOFT-BOILED EGGS (ALERT: HIGHLY ADDICTIVE TOTALLY DELICIOUS BREAKFAST ITEM).

Let us be the first to say, welcome to the Pura Vida family! We are beyond excited with this addition to our menu. It’s safe to say this Avocado Smash may be the new guy, but quickly becoming the most popular.     Aside from the fact that this looks like a piece of artwork, it tastes even better, and wait… there’s a *bonus* its packed with nutritional health benefits. Make your tastebuds happy and your body happy; win-win.

Avocado is a great source of nutrients, packed with Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorus, Vitamin A, the list goes on and on. Most importantly, avocados are loaded with heart-healthy MONOUNSATURATED fats, AKA the good fat. There are many beneficial effects including reducing inflammation. They are also loaded with fiber, which helps with weight loss, reducing blood sugar spikes, and aiding in promoting a lower risk to many diseases. Not only are avocados healthy, but consuming avocado actually helps you to absorb more nutrients from other plant foods that you consume. These nutrients are called “fat-soluble” meaning they need to be combined with fat in order to be absorbed/ digested. Avocado are high in antioxidants (good bye free radicals!) which helps to prevent cancer and other cell damaging effects. Bottom-line: eat more avocado!


CREAM CHEESE CUCUMBER

SERVED WITH TOASTED BAGEL, WHIPPED CREAM CHEESE, CUCUMBER SLICES, RED ONION, SEA SALT, BLACK PEPPER, AND FRESH HERBS. 

Anything with cream cheese is always good but the addition of cucumber slices to our delicious toasted bagels was somewhat, dare I say, genius. The warm toasted bagel, spread with whipped cream cheese, paired with refreshing cucumber slices is the perfect mesh of crunch and cool. This concoction was inspired by our love for using natural and fresh ingredients in everything we do. You won't find this baby everywhere!

Cucumbers are actually quite nutritious.  Most notably, cucumbers are known to contain -bear with me- lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. "What are thoseeee?" you might ask... These are 3 lingers which have a very strong history of research in connection with reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and several other cancer types including breast, ovarian, uterine, and prostate cancers. 


EGG SALAD TOAST

SERVED ON TOASTED ZTB SOURDOUGH, TOPPED WITH MAYO-LESS ORGANIC EGG SALAD (MADE WITH AVOCADO) & MICROGREENS.

This is our healthy-twist on the classic egg salad. Typically made with mayonnaise and other unhealthy fats, we opted to make ours with avocado (yes, you’re welcome) and it is even better than the original thing. We are so egg-static about this new menu item, we cannot wait until you try it for yourself! Served on a generous slice of toasted ZTB (Zak the Baker) sourdough and topped with microgreens. If you're as obsessed with our bagels as we are, substitute ZTB for a whole wheat bagel or maybe switch it up an opt for a whole wheat pita, gluten-free toast, or Ezekiel bread, too. Even better, if you're looking to cut the carbs ditch the bread and eat as-is.  Whichever way you chose you'll be sure to come back for more.