Fighting Climate Change on World Vegetarian Day

Did you know October 1 is World Vegetarian Day? This holiday was first started by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978.  But with wildfires and hurricanes in the forefront of U.S. news, and heightened awareness of climate change, it’s the perfect time to consider switching to a vegan lifestyle to help save the earth. Here are the four big reasons why the United Nations is advocating for a huge shift to eliminating meat and dairy from our eating and agricultural habits across the world.

 

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Organic Wheatgrass Juice Powder- The Foundation of SMART Pressed Organic Greens

Did you know that unlike most green drinks on the market, SMART Organic Pressed Greens contains freshly pressed wheatgrass and barley grass JUICE powders? Using grass juice powders (not whole grass powders) is the key difference in our grass ingredient. When compared to other self-proclaimed “amazing” green drinks popular in local health food stores, the inclusion of our cold pressed, organic grass juice powders really stands out. In fact, these two power-house ingredients make up almost half of the greens in our green drink.

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Does that Juice Cleanse Actually Work?

With all the buzz around juice cleanses nowadays, it’s good to take a step back to consider how our bodies actually cleanse. People always talk about how juicing gives you energy, makes your skin glow and helps you fit into that Instagram-ready swimsuit. So does drinking copious amounts of pressed carrots and beets detox us? How about throwing back that popular $10 green juice at our local juicery? That’s got to cleanse us, especially at that hefty price tag!

 

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Celebrate Labor Day with our Endless Summer Quinoa Salad

We personally refuse to acknowledge the end of summer. Since we live in Southern California, we enjoy an endless summer all year round. However, to everyone else in the United States, Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer. For those of you who are with us in wanting to extend our summer a little longer, try this mouth-watering Citrus Mint Quinoa Salad that celebrates all the flavors of the season. Best of all, this recipe is SMART Pressed Juice Cleanse approved so you can celebrate at your Labor Day Party guilt-free.

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Not All Proteins are Created Equal: Choosing the SMARTest Plant-Based, Vegan Protein on the Market

If you've looked in your health food stores or supplement aisles, you might have wondered what vegan protein to choose. Here are the top 5 requirements when selecting the best, cleanest vegan protein product for you.

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The SMART Maintenance Juice Cleanse Program - How to Retain the Progress You've Already Made, and Keep on the Path to Healthy Living

If you’re reading this, chances are you have already completed the 7-day juice cleanse - congratulations! Although our 7-Day SMART Pressed Juice cleanse is simple, it does require the hard work and determination to stick to the juice schedule and clean meals, so give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back.

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How to Tell if You are Getting the Most out of your Juice Cleanse

Have you ever tried a juice cleanse? How did it make you feel? Many juicers report that they frequently feel hangry, tired and have extreme cases of food FOMO. Admittedly, having to watch friends enjoy their pizza while you sip on a glass of fresh juiced lawn mower clippings is not ideal.So how can we achieve balance? Is there a way to successfully complete a perfect juice cleanse while not feeling hungry, having energy, and even indulging in a delicious meal with your friends? Let’s take a closer look at the top five things we should be watching out for when we do a juice cleanse.

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Creating Healthy Rituals

Are you booking your calendar with more than you can possibly accomplish? Do you feel like life is a chaotic hot mess, at times? You are not alone. The present-day phenomenon of brain overload is a nationwide epidemic. We have plunged ourselves into a mad rush of activity, expecting our brains to keep track of more than they effectively and comfortably can. As Attention Deficit Disorder expert Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., argues this,“The brain overload has reached the point where our entire society is suffering from culturally induced ADD.”

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Rehydrate SMARTER!

It’s hot out there. When people start frying eggs on the sidewalk and baking cookies in their car, you know the temperatures are soaring. In this heat, our bodies are working harder than ever to keep us in balance. Did you know that the water in our bodies actually carries the heat away from our internal organs to prevent damage? This water then travels through our bloodstream to our skin, resulting in that telltale stream of sweat. This life-saving function of our body prevents heatstroke, a serious condition that affects thousands of people every summer. In order to keep our bodies in top condition, we will look at some SMARTER ways to rehydrate and replenish in this heat.

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The SMARTEST Way to Get Your Daily Servings of Veggies

Have you been looking for better ways to eat well and stay healthy? An astonishing 70% of all chronic conditions have been linked to a poor diet and lifestyle. So what is the answer to better health? It all comes down to eating more vegetables.

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Raise Your Juice Glass to a Healthier Summer Body

How many times have you vowed to work out and eat right to achieve that coveted summer body only to find that your resolve doesn't stand a chance against the influx of Facebook invites to barbecues and campfire S'mores nights?  While temptation is certainly abundant during these warm summer months, we've got just the delicious remedy to help you say "NO" to bloat-inducing foods, and "YES" to a healthier, and lighter you.

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SMART and Healthy 4th of July Recipes

Who doesn’t love a festive 4th of July BBQ? A fun gathering with friends and family is always the highlight of every summer. As we plan to celebrate America’s independence, we might think of traditional BBQ foods, as well as the regular fixings: Grilled corn, potato salad, and that weird-looking red and blue jello with whipped cream.

This year, we wanted to introduce five SMART and delicious healthy food and beverage recipes that can be the highlight of every 4th of July party. These recipes are all SMART Pressed Juice Cleanse approved so you can enjoy your Independence Day party - guilt-free!

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Why Pineapple Cleanse is the "Crown Jewel" of SMART Pressed® Juices

It is no secret that a high fiber diet can help support healthy body weight, energy production, promote a healthy gut. Yet the average American diet consists of high intakes of protein as well as carbs that are deficiently low in fiber. As a result, most Americans need to increase their fiber intake. 

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Five Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Do you know how many fruits and vegetables an average adult should be consuming? Give up? We should have about  5- 13 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Do you think you are meeting this number? Now, let’s be honest, are we counting that slice of lettuce and tomato in our burger as a serving, because, guess what? It does not count. Scientific studies have shown that raiding your fruit bowl and vegetable supply daily, is necessary to prevent chronic diseases, cancer, and early death. Is it worth it to base your diet mainly on plants? Absolutely, and here are 5 reasons why.

 

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Wedding Season Juice Cleanse - Find Us at BrideWorld Expo

Wedding season is upon us! Smart Pressed Juice is excited to be part of the party this summer. We will be heading to Bride World Expo in Costa Mesa, CA on June 11, 2017 to preview our award-winning juices and the 7-day Juice Cleanse.

The BrideWorld Expo will be held at the O.C. Fair Event Center and is going to be the biggest bridal show in Orange County this year. The event is filled with vendors and exhibitors from event venues, make up companies, caterers and more. There are also plenty of fun activities to try, including DIY seminars and giveaways, a staged bridal fashion show, and even prizes for the grooms, not just the brides! Admission is only $12, and you can save half off by pre-ordering online.

Here is how Smart Pressed Juice can provide the best juice cleanse this wedding season for brides and grooms. 

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Finding The Perfect Healthy Father’s Day Gift

It’s probably safe to say that for most of us, finding a gift for Dad for Father’s Day is not the easiest mission.  Year after year we ask our patriarchs what type of gift they would like, and often receive the same answer. Usually they want something simple, something practical: socks, undershirts, ties, etc. How about choosing a gift for your old man this Father’s Day that shows how much you care, by giving a gift that promotes a healthy experience? Something unexpected and unique. We’ve handpicked these healthy gift items and formed this guide to help you choose a creative gift with your father’s best interests in mind as well as his health.

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Smart Pressed Juice Heading to the Big Apple for BevNET 2017

Smart Pressed Juice is honored to have been selected as semi-finalists at the New Beverage Showdown sponsored by BevNET Live Summer 2017! We will be heading to this semi-annual conference to debut our newly updated trio of juices: Cold Pressed Greens, Pineapple Chia Cleanse, and Vegan Vanilla Proteini.

The BevNET Food and Beverage Innovation Conference will be held June 13-14, 2017 in New York, NY. The event is filled with a captivating lineup of speakers, such as: Ryan Caldbeck (CEO and founder of Circle Up), Jamie Danek (CEO and founder of Humm Kombucha), Arnulfo Ventura (Vice President of Business Development at Califia Farms), as well as executives from PepsiCo, and Jet.com. Here are 5 things you need to know about BevNET, and what Smart Pressed Juice will be bringing to the table there next month.

 

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STARVING FOR SELF-LOVE - Change Your Dysfunctional Relationship with Food

A lack of self-love combined with a toxic relationship to food, marked by emotional eating or compulsive behavior, can spiral into an overwhelming need to satisfy an emotional hunger. The good news? You can break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers—physical and emotional—that make you human, errs and all. It all starts with loving yourself.

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How to Have the Healthiest Mother’s Day Ever

Make this a Mother’s Day that everyone will remember! This should be the year you celebrate your mother’s health, and start taking care of your own as well. Everyone knows the most valuable asset we have in life is our health, but how many of us know how to celebrate our holidays with this in mind? Let us show you some of our top gift ideas and activities for a healthy and memorable Mother’s Day

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Cleanse Approved Cinco de Mayo Fajitas SMART Pressed Black Bean Fajita & Guacamole

This recipe is sure to please your taste buds with these simple, yet flavorful ingredients. The best part? This recipe passed the “cleanse friendly” test with flying colors! If you have ever prepared this traditional Mexican dish, you have probably learned that you can serve the veggies sauteed or grilled. With summer quickly approaching, try out the recipe at your next grill out or festive, delicious meal.

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Annie Vonheim