Tag: Diet

Hungry Guys Kitchen Vancouver | Salad Bar & Burrito Bowl Casual Granville Street

Hungry Guys Kitchen Vancouver | Salad Bar & Burrito Bowl Casual Granville Street

[image_with_animation image_url="18102" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"][image_with_animation image_url="18103" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] Hungry Guys Kitchen is conveniently located on Granville Street Entertainment District in downtown Vancouver. It is located at Nelson close to Smoke's Poutinerie, Caprice Nightclub and Blenz. While there are countless greasy spoons, Hungry Guys Kitchen offers [...]
Field and Social Vancouver | Salad Bar Vegan Gluten Free

Field and Social Vancouver | Salad Bar Vegan Gluten Free

[image_with_animation image_url="17666" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] Field & Social Vancouver is a brand new salad bar on fleek. It is a recently opened new healthy eats restaurant located on Dunsmuir between Homer and Richards Street. Stephen Collins and Moe Samieian brings office lunches new excitement with vegan and [...]
Glory Juice Co Vancouver | Olympic Village New Location

Glory Juice Co Vancouver | Olympic Village New Location

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Glory Juice Co Vancouver opened their newest location near Olympic Village on Quebec and West 2nd Avenue. It is just around the corner from Earnest Ice Cream. I am so glad to have Glory Juice Olympic Village opened since it is on the way from from spin classes. The original 4027 MacDonald Street shop was simply too far!

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I love the space inside. It has high ceilings with a bright airy space. The wooden benches are so comfortable with an angled back.

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There are a lot of fresh organic cold press juices and organic nut milk beverages available. I like that they have samples for tasting and also smaller baby bottles. Glory Juice has a lot wide range of flavors from the green’s green, bright citrus tasting ones to sweeter fruity juices.

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#17 Beet Apple Burdock 10.95: a bright and sweet cold press juice. It is a great starter juice if you’ve never tried cold press juices or juice cleanses before. Although it is a little expensive. It is worth every penny.

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Glory Juice Co
URL: http://gloryjuiceco.com
Cuisine: Juice Bar, Cold Press Juice, Salads

Hours:
Monday7:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday7:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday7:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday7:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday7:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday7:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday7:00 am – 6:00 pm

78 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1B1
(778) 379-9496

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Easiest Banana Pancake Recipe Ever | Paleo and Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

Easiest Banana Pancake Recipe Ever | Paleo and Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

[image_with_animation image_url="12188" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] This will perhaps be the easiest banana pancakes you will every make. If you have some over-ripe bananas at home , don't throw them away! Once a banana becomes too brown for regular eating, the easiest to do is to [...]
Fig & Date Smoothie Recipe | Vega One All In One Nutritional Shakes

Fig & Date Smoothie Recipe | Vega One All In One Nutritional Shakes

[image_with_animation image_url="10187" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self" img_link="http://bit.ly/1GlaD8e"] I am a huge Vega fan and constantly rave about it to my friends. Every morning, I take Vega One Nutritional Shake with me to work for breakfast. It is part of a complete breakfast that is plant-based, nutritional [...]
Local Lift Juice Bar North Vancouver | Juice Cleanse

Local Lift Juice Bar North Vancouver | Juice Cleanse

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Local Lift Juice Bar in North Vancouver recently had a 3 day juice cleanse deal for $79 for 18 bottles of fresh pressed juice, herbal teas. $20 bottle deposit was requested afterwards because I wasn’t picking up the juices daily. I have always loved detoxing and resetting my body for a healthy start.

Local Lift Juice Bar 3 Day Juice Cleanse Consists of:

  • 18 jars of fresh juices in mason jars
  • 3 lemons (1 for each day)
  • 3 cups of master cleanse mixture (12 oz cup each)
  • a bunch of spirulina tablets (2500 mg)
  • herbal tea bags

 

I have done a few juice cleanses. Comparing the prices and quality of the juice cleanses itself, I have to say my favorite is still The Juice Truck and The Juicery Co.. I will pay $195 no problem.

I did not enjoy this juice cleanse form Local Lift Juice Bar at all. Let my tell you why.

  • Inconsistency and quality of each bottle
  • No instructions for the juice cleanse
  • No labels of ingredients
  • Packaging (or lack thereof)
  • Healthy and safety concerns
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The problem with this juice cleanse is that it comes with no instructions. There are no description that comes with any of the juice bottles. No ingredients labeled.

I am not interested to visit their website and research what I am drinking in a “liquid facial” juice. That is silly.

I asked if there was “a specific order I should consume this cleanse?” The answer was “it doesn’t matter. Or if you must, drink the greener juices in during the day.” Puzzling.

There is no protein like shake, an almond milk or nut mylk mixture. I later found out there are spirulina tablets which acts as a protein replacement.

 

What bothered me the most was the inconsistency of each bottle of juice. The lackluster commitment to produce the best juice cleanse for the consumer.

  • The juices are not filled to the brim and sealed.
  • Oxygen promotes oxidization. See above photo.
  • Some juices had more volume than others.
  • By day 2, some juices were browning.

 

Master cleanse drinks were packaged in to go paper coffee cups. By the time it arrived home, the cups were mangled inside the red plastic trays.

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The spirulina tablets were loosely packaged in pastry take out bags. Some were crushed and broken. I simply did not feel very safe taking these pills. There were again no instructions as to how many or how frequently I should be taking there spirulina tablets. I may know what spirulina tablets are. But does an average consumer? Again, there were no instructions or descriptions what these pills are.

If you are wondering. Spirulina tablets are blue green algae, 100% natural highly nutritious micro salt water plant. Spirulina contains rich vegetable protein. Spirulina health benefits include a boost to the immune system, improved digestion, controls appetite and contains a wide range of minerals.

I could not complete the juice cleanse from The Local Lift Juice Bar simply because I did not feel that it was a cleanse. I simply drank the juice as a orange juice drink, beet juice drink or whatnot.

 

Other facts about The Local Lift Juice Bar juice cleanse:

  • The juice cleanse does not come with any packaging.
  • The bottles were provided in plastic trays.
  • $20 bottle deposit required for the 3 day juice cleanse.
  • Pick up only. No delivery available.

 

I do not recommend this as juice cleanse or meal replacement. However, it may be a deal if you are looking for some fresh juices for normal consumption.

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The Local Lift Juice Bar
URL: http://thelocallift.com/
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Juice Bars & Smoothies

Hours

Mon 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

1151 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver, BC V7H 2Y4
(604) 770-4177

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Juice Cleanse Price Comparison | Best Juice Cleanse Vancouver

Juice Cleanse Price Comparison | Best Juice Cleanse Vancouver

So you want to start a cold press juice cleanse? You want to kick start a healthy lifestyle. You have a big date coming up and need a detox. Whatever the reason maybe, sifting through multiple websites is difficult! We get that. That is why we […]

SEVA Maple Water | maple water the new coconut water?

SEVA Maple Water | maple water the new coconut water?

  Lately I have been obsessing over the Kongos (makes a great running playlist), Mila Kunis sexy authenticity, and SEVA Maple Water. It seems just last week, it was all about Coconut this and Coconut that. Is maple water the new coconut water?   SEVA is made […]

Tractor Foods Vancouver Kitsilano | Eat Clean, Healthy Foods

Tractor Foods Vancouver Kitsilano | Eat Clean, Healthy Foods

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Tractor Foods Vancouver Kitsilano woos salad lovers and calls to foodies in need of clean living. Let’s face it, while a Crab Meat and Halibut Egg Benny is divine and Pulled Pork Pancakes sounds sinful – it really does the waistline no good. I always end up having regret meals and set a goal to do a juice cleanse to give myself a well deserved detox. Tractor Foods is about making healthy choices in a “fast food” setting. Choose from a selection of soups, salads, stews and sandwiches made with local, seasonal and healthy ingredients. Pay for your real food at the counter and enjoy a meal in the sun-room patio. Maybe after slimming down on lunch you wouldn’t feel so bad about having an ice cream cone over atRain or Shine Ice Cream across the street. Hey! I’m always about eating a healthy balanced diet.

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Butternut squash soup $6 + Roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, radicchio, orzo, feta cheese, kalamata olive dressing $3.25: Butternut squash soup is one of my favorites. It is delicious, filing and completely good for you. Butternut squash benefits includes vital poly-phenolic anti-oxidants and vitamins A. The butternut has very low calories – 100 g provides just 45 calories. Roast cauliflower and orzo salad has a nice bite and textures. Clearly my mouth doesn’t get too bored vs eating straight romaine lettuces.

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Tomato fennel soup $6: a light, spicy and tangy tomato soup. It is refreshing on a hot day. But if you are looking for something more filing perhaps consider the Morroccan Chicken with chickpeas stew.

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Pork Sandwich $5 half | $9 whole : Roast pork, wild arugula, tomato, roasted garlic aioli, provolone cheese, sourdough bread. This tasty sammy has everything going for it. I loved the cheese, the bitter arugula to cut the fat, the roast pork just because I love pork and tomato for added zing.

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Arugula, grilled pears, candied walnuts, blue cheese, lemon champagne vinaigrette salad 3.25: Simple and light. Sweetness of pear, crunchiness of walnuts, creaminess of blue cheese and tartness of lemon vinaigrette.

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Tractor Foods Vancouver restaurant owners are Stephen and Meghan Clarke. The executive chef Ryan Mah left corporate life at Goldfish and Joe Fortes. Tractor is about healthy food, clean living and well priced. I hope you all give Tractor Foods a try and maybe it could be a life changing experience. At least i’m not telling to you to eat your broccoli! What are you so worried about?

Tractor Foods Vancouver
URL: http://tractorfoods.com/
Cuisine: Salad, Sandwiches/Subs, Soup
Hours

Mon 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

1903 West 4th Ave Vancouver, BC, 1903 Cypress St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3L9
(604) 222-2557

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Contest and Giveaway! Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder #instanomssxkissmematcha

Contest and Giveaway! Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder #instanomssxkissmematcha

I last reviewed Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder (here) about how I loved their tea plants are free from harmful fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder is USDA Certified Organic.     Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Power Benefits: […]

Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder Review | Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe

Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder Review | Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe

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Vitae Juice Vancouver Juice Cleanse | 5 Most Popular Cold Press Juices

Vitae Juice Vancouver Juice Cleanse | 5 Most Popular Cold Press Juices

Vitae Cold Press Juice Vancouver Juice Cleanse

When it comes to being a Vancourite, it’s all about adopting a healthy lifestyle. Vancourites always talk about doing healthy things and eating healthy things. And when it comes to being healthy, least we not forget cold press juices. God forbid we reach for a glass of Tropicana or Ruby Red. These salad in a bottle has become more or less a catalyst for eating clean and a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to cold press juices, these $10 unpasteurized, preservatives-free liquid miracles are not like Just Cavalli to Roberto Cavalli or Marc by Marc Jacobs to Marc Jaobs, rather T by Alexander Wang to Alexander Wang to out-Normcore their fellow yoga-loving, paddle boarding neighbor. Fresh cold press juices has become the anti-basic basic that I can’t live without. Whether you admit it or not, these $10 juices has become a status symbol – comparable to your $5 coffee at Starbucks to a cup of Folgers. I didn’t do a full three day juice cleanse, but I did sample five most popular cold press juices from Vitae Juice.

 

Vitae Cold Press Juice Vancouver Juice Cleanse

Vitae Cold Press Juice Vancouver Juice Cleanse

 

Spring Greens: Raw. Like new grass sprouting, this juice was very green. Spinach, romaine, cucumber, apple, lemon, ginger is crisp with cancer fighting properties. However, I think a few more squeezes of lemon will brighten this juice even more.

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS
VALEUR NUTRITIVE
PER 473ML. / PER473ML.
Calories 190
FAT 1.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 150mg
Carbohydrate/ Glucides44g 15%
Sugar 35mg
Fibre 0mg
Protein 0mg
Vitamin A 110%
Vitamin C 160%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%

 

 

Vitae Cold Press Juice Vancouver Juice Cleanse

 

Tropic Beach: White out wiht refreshing coconut water and meat that is chocked full of electrolytes. This juice is perfect to replenish yourself after a hardcore work out sesh on the mat or at the gym. Besides, who doesn’t like the sweet taste of coconut?

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS
VALEUR NUTRITIVE
PER 473ML. / PAR473ML.
Calories/Calories 190
FAT/ Lipides 10g 15%
Saturated/ Satures 9g+
Trans/trans 0g
45%
Cholesterol/Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium/Sodium 170mg 7%
Carbohydrate/ Glucides 25g 8%
Fibre/Fibres 0g 0%
Sugars/Sucres 17g
Protein/Proteines 0g
VitaminA/VitamineA 0%
Vitamin C/Vitamine C 8%
Calcium/Calcium 2%
Iron/Fer 0%

 

Vitae Cold Press Juice Vancouver Juice Cleanse

 

Brisk Yellow: Sweet. Pineapple, apple, ginger, mint. This was the sweetest juice of the five. With 290 calories per bottle it was sufficient to bridge myself through a few of Sofia Boutella’s NTC workout while jamming with Happy with Pharrell.

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS
VALEUR NUTRITIVE
PER 473ML. / PER473ML.
Calories/Calories 290
FAT/ Lipides 1g 2%
Saturated/ Satures 0.2g +
Trans/trans 0g
1%
Cholesterol/Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium/Sodium 10mg 1%
Carbohydrate/ Glucides 70g 23%
Fibre/Fibres 0g 0%
Sugar/Sucres 58g
Protein/Proteines 0g
VitaminA/VitamineA 4%
Vitamin C/Vitamine C 160%
Calcium/Calcium 0%
Iron/Fer 2%

 

 

 

 

Vitae Cold Press Juice Vancouver Juice Cleanse

Orange Rush: Indian saffron. Rich in beta-carotene and anti-inflammatory. Full of healthy complex carbohydrates in Yams to sustain and fuel for your body, making it great for energy production.

 

NUTRITION FACTS
VALEUR NUTRITIVE
PER 473ML. / PER473ML.
Calories/Calories 360
FAT/ Lipides 1.5g 2%
Saturated/ Satures 0.2g+
Trans/trans 0g
1%
Cholesterol/Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium/Sodium 220mg 9%
Carbohydrate/ Glucides87g 29%
Fibre/Fibres 0g 0%
Sugar/Sucres 34g
Protein/Proteines 0g
VitaminA/VitamineA 0%
Vitamin C/Vitamine C 160%
Calcium/Calcium 2%
Iron/Fer 6%

 

 

Crimson Rush: Mental Health. beets, apple, kale, cucumber, ginger. The beets and apple in this juice will give your brainpower a real kick. I would have loved some lemon and lime juice to brighten this juice even more.

 

NUTRITION FACTS
VALEUR NUTRITIVE
PER 473ML. / PER473ML.
Calories/Calories 210
FAT/ Lipides 1g 2%
Saturated/ Satures 0.2g+
Trans/trans 0g
1%
Cholesterol/Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium/Sodium 85mg 4%
Carbohydrate/ Glucides50g 17%
Fibre/Fibres 0g 0%
Sugar/Sucres 39g 0%
Protein/Proteines 0g
VitaminA/VitamineA 40%
Vitamin C/Vitamine C 110%
Calcium/Calcium 2%
Iron/Fer 2%

 

Vitae Juice Five Most Popular Cold Press Juice

  • Spring Greens
  • Tropic Beach
  • Brisk Yellow
  • Crimson Rush
  • Orange Roots

Vitae Cold Press Juice Vancouver Juice Cleanse
About Vitae Juice

Created by two young Vancouverites, Vitae Juice offering fresh, unpasteurized cold-pressed juice with door-to-door delivery service in the Vancouver Area. Using only natural and seasonal ingredients, Vitae Juice has 15 juice varieties with the best tasting flavour combinations while having the maximum nutrients benefits possible. For more information on Vitae Juice Vancouver Juice Cleanse, please visit http://www.vitaejuice.ca/

Fresh Mint Lemon Water | Refreshing Summer Flavored Water Recipe

Fresh Mint Lemon Water | Refreshing Summer Flavored Water Recipe

Water is my favorite beverage. I like it better than fresh juice, a spicy Caesar, or even a nice glass of Riesling. However, sometimes water is boring. And during a hot summer’s day, I prefer the sweet taste of water and some fresh mint to […]

La Fourmi Bionique Montreal | Healthy Homemade Granola Parfait Recipe with Overnight Chia Seeds

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      There should be a day between Sunday and Monday. I always wish Monday’s could be less cruel, and early 8 am meetings are simply malicious! I’ve never been much a breakfast person growing up. But as my brain required more mental heavy […]