http://kevita.com delicious vitality® Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:41:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Warming Apple Citrus Mocktail http://kevita.com/warming-apple-citrus-mocktail/ http://kevita.com/warming-apple-citrus-mocktail/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:11:32 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122895 Continue reading ]]> Author: Lacy  J. Davis

 

I am all about using aromatics to give a cool drink warming properties. This mocktail is an absolutely perfect example of that fact.

Cinnamon, ginger, clove and apple are standard winter flavors, and (like everything) I believe they are made better with the addition of probiotics and kale.

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I enjoyed this beverage on a super cool day, just after a chilly bike ride, and despite the cold, I was warmed right up.  I recommend drinking it any time you need just a touch of winter comfort.

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Ingredients

1 Pink lady apple, juiced

2 inches of ginger, juiced

½ of an orange, squeezed

¼- ½ of a lemon, squeezed

1-2 cinnamon sticks

a few cloves

2 ice cubes

16 oz. apple kale KeVita

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Instructions

1.     In a medium saucepan, combine the apple and ginger juice, orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves. Simmer for 5 minutes. Rest for 20 minutes, then pour the mixture through a strainer. Add two ice cubes to the liquid to quickly cool.

2.     Mix spiced juice mixture with apple kale KeVita. Pour over ice and serve.

 

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Lacy J. Davis is a certified Health and Wellness coach, KeVita Guest Blogger, a recipe developer, and a writer. She lives and works in Oakland, CA. You can read more of her work at www.superstrengthhealth.com, find her on Instagram at superstrengthhealth, or check her twitter at @lacyjdavis.
Lacy

 

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KeVita Sangria http://kevita.com/kevita-sangria/ http://kevita.com/kevita-sangria/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:09:01 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122882 Continue reading ]]>  

Get you’re guilt-free buzz on with our stevia sweetened KeVita Sangria!

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Ah, sangria. How we love you so! Typically sought after during summer, this twist on tradition is the perfect winter escape in a glass.

 

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We decided to throw a little bit of KeVita’s signature fizz into the mix alongside some of our favorite fresh fruit. By swapping KeVita for juice, you can celebrate life with a cocktail while sticking to your new year’s resolution.

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Ingredients:

2 Oranges

2 Blood Oranges

1  Cup of Blueberries

1 Cup of Strawberries

2 Bottles of Strawberry Acai Coconut KeVita

2 Bottles of  Mango Coconut KeVita

1 Bottle of Red Wine

1/4 Cup of Peach Brandy (optional)

 

To Make:

Slice the fruit, combine in a bowl. Cover and set aside in a fridge overnight. Pour the bottle of red wine (we used a pinot noir) into your pitcher. Add 2 bottles of Mango Coconut KeVita and 2 Bottles of Strawberry Acai Coconut KeVita. Let the mixture settle. Add the peach brandy.  Stir the entire mixture. Add fruit and ice.

 

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Turn up the heat and transport your taste buds to the Spanish countryside while you patiently await warmer weather. Salud!

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Citrus Sunrise http://kevita.com/citrus-sunrise/ http://kevita.com/citrus-sunrise/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:58:49 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122849 Continue reading ]]> Recipe type: Vegan

Cuisine: Paleo

Author: Lacy J. Davis

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So, it turns out it’s Winter. Even in California. What a bummer!

I made this smoothie on a bright and sunny day that happened to be so cold that I was wearing pants, thick socks, a long sleeved shirt, a hoodie, a jacket, and a winter hat indoors. I threw all of the bright and delicious ingredients into my blender while imagining some place far warmer than where I was, parked myself in front of a space heater, and had a mini mental tropical vacation.

The flavors were that good. Some would say, transcendent.

This recipe is a perfect one for grabbing vitamins and minerals while remaining hydrated in the winter. It is full of probiotics, antioxidants, potassium, and Vitamin C. Plus, it tastes delicious.

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Ingredients

  • 8-16 oz Tangerine KeVita, depending on how thin you like your smoothie
  • 1 small grapefruit, peeled
  • ½ banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds.
  • 2 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Put one tablespoon of chia seeds in your KeVita, and let sit for 15 minutes. You may have to intermittently stir your chia so that it doesn’t just sit on the top of the glass
  2. Peel and chop your fruit
  3. Throw all ingredients into a high speed blender, and whiz until smooth

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Lacy J. Davis is a certified Health and Wellness coach, KeVita Guest Blogger, a recipe developer, and a writer. She lives and works in Oakland, CA. You can read more of her work at www.superstrengthhealth.com, find her on Instagram at superstrengthhealth, or check her twitter at @lacyjdavis.

Lacy

 

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New Year, New KeVita Cocktails http://kevita.com/new-year-new-kevita-cocktails/ http://kevita.com/new-year-new-kevita-cocktails/#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:50:36 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122829 Continue reading ]]> Time flies when you are having fun! So why not celebrate the last few moments of 2014 with a marvelous mixed drink? Impress all of your guests when you show up sporting one of our three new KeVita cocktails. Because when holiday glitz, glamor & gut health all combine, it leaves everyone feeling mighty fine!

Apple Kale Tini

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Kale in a martini? Some may say it shouldn’t be done! But our Apple Kale Tini will win over just about anyone (seriously, we tested this theory out.)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka (maybe apple flavored vodka)
  • 1 oz Apple Pucker®
  • 1  oz Apple Kale KeVita
  • Simple & Crisp Green Apple Garnish

 

To Make:

Grab a Martini glass, fill it with ice and water to help chill the glass while you are gathering your ingredients together. Dump the water and ice mixture right before adding mixed beverage! Shake Vodka and Apple Pucker® in martini shaker. Add KeVita and strain into chilled glass.

 

KeVita PomArita

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Agave
  • 2 oz  Pomegranate KeVita

 

To Make:

Shake Tequila and agave in a martini shaker with ice. Add Pomegranate KeVita and strain into glass over ice.

 

 

Probiotic Paradise

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Rum
  • 2 oz Pineapple Coconut KeVita
  • 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice (optional adds a nice foam)
  • Garnish Fresh Pineapple Slices

 

To Make:

Grab Martini glass, fill with ice and water to help chill the glass while you are getting your yummy cocktail together. Dump right before adding mixed beverage! Shake Rum and Pineapple Juice in a martini shaker. Add KeVita and strain into chilled glass.

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Goodbye 2014, hello 2015! Cheers to a sparkling new year!

 

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‘Tis the Season http://kevita.com/tis-season/ http://kevita.com/tis-season/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:16:45 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122754 Continue reading ]]> ‘Tis the season for everything sweet & savory!

Indulgence can be a lovely thing on special occasions. However, often times all of those delectable December desserts are followed by a pesky blood sugar crash.

Though the initial spike can provide a temporary burst of energy, it is more often than not followed by a sluggish crash that can cause even the most active athlete to lounge around on the couch all day.

Here are a few notes from our Nutrition Ambassador, Sharon Richter, about the benefits of maintaining a stable blood glucose level.

 

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First, we would like to take a moment to explain what causes the body’s blood sugar to swing out of balance.

 

A sugar crash is a feeling of fatigue after consuming a large amount of carbohydrates, which break down into sugar. The body quickly produces insulin, which triggers glucose, aka sugar usage by tissues in the body by either using it as glycogen, the stored version, or using it for energy. The usage causes a drop in glucose levels, which in turn causes the feelings of a sugar crash. When the blood sugar levels are low, the cells within the body aren’t receiving the energy they need to keep the body going. Many people describe a sugar crash as a feeling of lethargy, tiredness, and irritability, while other people compare it to the feeling of a hangover. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Hunger
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Light Headedness
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Anxiety

 

All the cells of the body need energy from sugar. But too little or too much is harmful. Ideally, you should gain that energy in the form of complex carbohydrates that also contain fiber. One does not have to be a diabetic to benefit from maintaining balanced blood sugar levels. When you control your blood sugar your energy levels are more consistent, you are able to maintain a healthy weight, you crave less and as your hormones are more in balance your mood and memory improve. Also, when you learn to balance your blood sugar you minimize your risk of blood sugar-related diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease.

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One way to celebrate the spirit of the season without jeopardizing your blood stability is by pairing our new Apple Kale KeVita with a GoMacro Morning Harvest MacroBar for a sweet, satisfying, holiday-harvest dessert substitution.

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When you pair KeVita with GoMacro MacroBars you don’t have to sacrifice taste to enjoy proper nutrition. Like KeVita, GoMacro MacroBars are certified organic, non-gmo, gluten-free, and vegan. Each bar is sweetened with infant-safe organic brown rice syrup.

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Turmeric Ginger Tahini Salad Dressing http://kevita.com/turmeric-ginger-tahini-salad-dressing/ http://kevita.com/turmeric-ginger-tahini-salad-dressing/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:27:33 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122657 Continue reading ]]> Trade in your basic balsamic for this delicious & detoxifying Turmeric Ginger Tahini Salad Dressing! The combination of these enchanting spices provides a depth of flavor that is near impossible to achieve with the spices that are used in traditional “American” dressings.

Recipe by Chakra Earthsong

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In other words a little bit of this good stuff goes a long way!

 

Ingredients:

 

½  raw or roasted Tahini

1  KeVita Turmeric Ginger Tonic

½ bunch cilantro

1-2 cloves of fresh garlic or ¼ tsp. garlic granules or powder

¼ tsp. sea salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

 

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Both turmeric & tahini are well known in eastern medicine for their anti-inflammatory properties. Many of you are already aware of the benefits that both probiotics and apple cider vinegar can provide to the digestive system.

 

To make:

Place all of the ingredients, except for the Cilantro in blender container, run until creamy and smooth. Adjust sea salt and pepper to taste. Add ½ bunch of Cilantro and blend again briefly.

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Drizzle it over a field of fresh greens, pour it in a bowl for an excellent dip, or add a small amount over fish for a most excellent dish!

 

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Live Kulture http://kevita.com/live-kulture/ http://kevita.com/live-kulture/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:13:33 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122578 Continue reading ]]> KeVita culture meets New York nightlife!

 

We were thrilled to host our first “Live Kulture” event in New York City on 10/22/14, where every element – from the art to the food to the music to the drink –was (literally) full of life. Even the centerpieces were alive, as hurricane centerpieces featuring the living non-dairy kefir crystals that comprise the base of our proprietary probiotic culture.

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Famed artist, Alexa Meade, showcased a painted model set against a vibrant backdrop inspired by the sense of vitality. The upper right hand corner of the exhibit included our signature heart, which can be found lovingly embossed on bottom of every bottle. Guests in attendance were able to interact with the exhibit and be part of the art.

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One of the hottest names in the New York music scene, up-and-comer, Aly Spaltro of Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, captivated our guests with her set of original songs.

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Our favorite renowned vegan chef, Jay Astafa, prepared a delicious “living” menu of foods with live cultures, including mini kimchi beet burgers with sriracha mayo; mini hearts of palm tacos with lima crème, and mushroom “scallop” crudo with smoked celeriac, green apple, black truffle vinaigrette; and cashew milk mozzarella pops served on wheatgrass, amongst other delectable living dishes.

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All KeVita VIP’s were also guided-with custom tasting flutes – through a sampling of KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drinks and our brand new line of KeVita Master Brew Kombuchas. Our signature Hibiscus Ginger Fizz Cocktail was also served

 

We hope to share our unique culture with you soon. Because life is for living and KeVita is for sipping! And we believe that when you feel good you can better enjoy the finer things in life, like original music, inspired art and great food.

 

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Cinnamon Pie Cocktail http://kevita.com/cinnamon-pie-cocktail/ http://kevita.com/cinnamon-pie-cocktail/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:57:02 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122543 Continue reading ]]> Enjoy your Apple pie in a glass (at last!)

We live by the motto that a Sunday well spent brings a week of content; And there is no better way to spend a crisp Fall day than curled up by the fire with a glass full of cinnamon spiced cider!

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Our Cinnamon Pie Cocktail (or mocktail if you prefer) is as easy as…well…pie!

 

With the sweet zest of apple pie and the cleansing benefits of apple cider vinegar, we think that this sinfully decadent cocktail may just be our new favorite holiday drink!

 

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Ingredients:

1 ½ oz Unsweetened Apple Cider (or hard cider if you really want to kick things up a notch)

½ oz Rum

1 ½ oz of KeVita Cinnamon Tonic

Ground Cinnamon

Whipped Cream (optional)

Makes one full cocktail or two mini cocktails.

 

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To make:

Fill your martini shaker with crushed ice. Pour the apple cider into a martini shaker, add the rum, and shake vigorously for a minute or so. Pour into glass. Top with Cinnamon Tonic and let it settle. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle cinnamon to finish.

 

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Indulge your sweet tooth, give thanks for the good things in life, and always remember that we love your guts!

 

 

 

 

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Morning Mocktails http://kevita.com/magical-mocktails/ http://kevita.com/magical-mocktails/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:40:09 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122404 Continue reading ]]> Mocktail Monday 1 copy

Good morning! How are you?

The mocktails that I am presenting to you were both show stoppers at the release party for my new e-cookbook, The SuperTasty Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen and I can totally see why.

The first is a lemon, cayenne, kale and ginger blast. It is spicy, sweet, has just a hint of green flavor, and although it is cold, it is totally warming due to the ginger and cayenne. I’ve been drinking it for a natural boost (I’ve been trying it instead of my second afternoon coffee) and it makes me feel absolutely pumped.

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The Lemon, Cayenne, Ginger, Kale Blast

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Lemon Cayenne flavor KeVita
  • 2-4 inches of fresh ginger, depending on how much spice you like
  • 4 large leaves lacinato kale

 

Instructions

  1. Pour your KeVita into a medium sized mixing bowl, going slowly so that it doesn’t over-fizz
  2. Peel your ginger and run it through a juicer
  3. Wash kale and juice it into the same cup as the ginger
  4. Pour ginger kale juice into the KeVita bowl and gently stir
  5. Pour into cups and serve immediately, or pour back in bottle using a funnel. If you are saving it for later screw the cap on as tight as possible so that the beverage doesn’t go flat

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Next, I have a berry-flavored slushie.

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Did you drink slushies as a kid?

I did. I remember drinking them on hot summer days when I lived in Philadelphia and watching my entire mouth turn that telltale red or blue. I remember getting the biggest one possible when it seemed too ridiculously humid to eat and calling it a meal as the brain freeze ascended. I loved slushies, but- as I am not actually a huge sweet person- I am pretty sure it had more to do with the cold and the slushiness than the drink itself.

This drink is kind of like an adult slushie. It is simple, has ZERO added sugar, tastes AWESOME, and will totally refresh you without turning any part of your body artificial red or blue.

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Blueberry Cherry Strawberry Slushie

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle blueberry cherry KeVita
  • 4 strawberries
  • 4 blackberries
  • 1-3 cups ice (depending on how icy you like it)

 

Instructions

  1. Pour KeVita slowly into a high speed blender, being careful not to make it over-fizz
  2. Add strawberries, blackberries, and ice into a high speed blender and whiz on high until the drink has a slushy look. Add ice one cup at a time, to get the right ratios for your tastes!

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Lacy

Lacy J. Davis is a certified Health and Wellness coach, KeVita Brand Ambassador, a recipe developer, and a writer. She lives and works in Oakland, CA. You can read more of her work at www.superstrengthhealth.com, find her on Instagram at superstrengthhealth, or check her twitter at @lacyjdavis.

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Hibiscus Ginger Fizz http://kevita.com/hibiscus-ginger-fizz/ http://kevita.com/hibiscus-ginger-fizz/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:52:36 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122278 Continue reading ]]> What do you get when you mix two flavors of KeVita, vodka, & ice?

A berry hard to resist Fall cocktail! ;)

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While one does not usually associate the Hibiscus flower with Fall, our Hibiscus Ginger Fizz contains everything that we seek in an autumn cocktail. The striking red hues emulate our favorite seasonal shades; the sweet aroma of grenadine reminds one of upcoming holiday celebrations and sweets, and the vodka, well that just radiates exciting memories that have yet to be made.

 

Although this infusion does contain a bit of sugar, the lightness of our Lemon Ginger & Hibiscus Berry makes it a less syrupy cocktail than its traditional counterparts; the perfect lower calorie compliment to any autumn feast.

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Ingredients:

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1.5oz Vodka-

4 ozLemon Ginger KeVita

2 oz Hibiscus Berry KeVita 

1/4 oz Small Batch Grenadine

We recommend opting out of the Grenadine if you prefer your cocktails a little less sugary.

 Fresh lime

 

To make:

 1. Place ice in 9-10oz glass. 

2. Add i.5oz Vodka 

3. Fill 2/3 with Lemon Ginger KeVita 

4. Top with Hibiscus Berry KeVita. 

5. Add 1/4 oz Grenadine and squeeze of fresh lime. 

6. Stir and Serve

 

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Sip on the sweet side of life and embrace the shifting of the seasons.

Here’s to you!

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