KEEPING IT FRESH, ORGANIC, AND LOCAL
While you’re out living your best Central Oregon life, you deserve to feel your very best, too! That’s why we believe in using the finest local, organic, nutrient-dense ingredients that fuel your body and mind. It’s no secret that eating a healthy, balanced diet is good for you, but what exactly are the benefits of the ingredients we add to our smoothies, juices, coffee drinks, and meals? So glad you asked. Read on to find out why you’ll be obsessed at first bite (or sip) like we are!
Exploring the Benefits of Fresh, Organic Ingredients
Bee Pollen – A nutrient-rich superfood packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Consuming bee pollen can support immune health, enhance energy levels, and promote your overall well-being. The added bonus? It may aid in reducing allergies (especially from a local source!) and improving digestion.
Beets – Rich in nitrates, which have been shown to improve cardiovascular health and enhance exercise performance. We see you, Central Oregon athletes! Beets are also a good source of fiber, folate, and antioxidants, supporting healthy blood pressure, detoxification, and cognitive function.
Cayenne – Cayenne pepper adds a spicy kick to juices and smoothies while providing numerous benefits. It aids in digestion, boosts metabolism, promotes circulation, and supports weight management. Its active compound, capsaicin, has anti-inflammatory properties and may help alleviate pain.
Cilantro – Known for its detoxifying properties, cilantro helps to remove heavy metals from the body. It also possesses antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, and antioxidants. Enjoy it in your juice, smoothie, or…did somebody say cilantro mint pesto?
Celery – Not only is it low in calories, but it’s also hydrating, making it an excellent addition to juicing, whether watching your weight or not. It’s also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and may contain anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties that support your overall health.
Chia Seeds – Such an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. Chia seeds promote satiety, support healthy digestion, stabilize blood sugar levels, and provide essential nutrients for brain health.
Cinnamon – Adds a warm and comforting flavor to juices, smoothies, and creative coffee drinks. This delicious spice has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, support heart-health, and possess antimicrobial properties. Tasty + healthy = WIN.
Honey – Offers a multitude of benefits for health and well-being. Wanting to cut refined sugar? Honey is a sweet alternative because it provides an instant energy boost without the jitters that refined sugar can create. Additionally, honey possesses antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, supporting immune function.
Ginger – Widely recognized for its anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits, ginger aids in soothing gastrointestinal discomfort, alleviating nausea, and supporting immune function. This powerful root also adds a pleasant zing to juices and smoothies (like our Opal, Digestion, or Hangover Helper – we won’t judge – Performance Smoothies).
Kale – Forget the cowbell, grab the kale! This leafy green is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber, antioxidants, and minerals. It supports heart health, helps to reduce inflammation, promotes detoxification, and boosts overall immune function.
Lemon – Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that help boost the immune system, promote healthy, glowing skin (hello, gorgeous!), and aid in digestion. They also have alkalizing properties that can support pH balance in the body. Maybe you love making something positive out of “lemons,” just not necessarily lemonade…we hear you. Try our Green Goddess Juice instead!
Mint – Why stop at refreshing flavor? Add mint leaves to your juice or smoothie for a tasty, digestively beneficial treat for your taste buds. Mint leaves can help soothe indigestion, alleviate digestive discomfort, and freshen breath with their antimicrobial properties that may contribute to oral health.
Parsley – Much like its good leafy green friend kale, parsley is a nutrient-dense herb rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as antioxidants. It acts as a natural diuretic, supporting kidney function and aiding in detoxification. Parsley also contains compounds that may promote fresh breath and support bone health.
Spinach – For years parents have been attempting to successfully hide veggies in creative ways. It’s no wonder spinach falls prey to so many parents’ veggie concealing games. It’s packed with iron, vitamins A and C, and contributes to overall health by supporting eye health, boosting immunity, promoting healthy skin, and aiding in digestion. The high fiber content of spinach also supports regular bowel movements. We may or may not hide your healthy dose of spinach in our Bright Eyes Juice…shhhh!
Turmeric – Contains curcumin, a powerful compound popular for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Consuming turmeric may help reduce inflammation, support joint health, improve digestion, boost cognitive function, and support overall immune health. Not to mention, its vibrant yellow color adds a beautiful hue to dishes and beverages alike! Is there anything it can’t do?
Incorporating fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients into your juicing and smoothie routine can provide a wealth of benefits, whether you’re a performance athlete or a health-conscious individual. By prioritizing the use of these ingredients, you not only optimize your health but also support sustainable farming practices and contribute to the local economy. Is there anything better? We don’t think so.
Raise a glass to your health and vitality with a mouthwatering and nutrient-packed juiced or blended concoction! Order yours today!