Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Juice trip

With springtime I’m renewing focus on my health. It’s easy to feel bombarded with supplement suggestions during online research, but I want to experiment with nutrition in whole foods first. I’m exploring sources of protein other than meat and was amazed to learn that 1 cup of the Greek yogurt that’s in my fridge provides 46% of my protein needs. I’m also incorporating more nutrient-rich vegetables like beets and carrots.

My coworker Luisa and her husband just opened a juice bar so I made the trip with my cousin last weekend. PK Blendz, on Main Street in Peekskill, has a colorful smoothie and juice menu. Choices range from the super fruity PK Classic (kale, banana, mango passion fruit) to the earthy PK Green Tea (grapes, spinach, avocado, green tea and honey).  They were on the verge of serving the PK Vegan Burger made of black lentils, black quinoa and sweet potato. I never liked sweet potatoes until I learned about their health benefits earlier this year. I’ve been incorporating them in sweet potato falafel sandwiches.

It's exciting to see yet another small business grow and succeed--especially one with a focus on health. 

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